Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
"Josh, there's nothing you need in there".
Wonder where she has heard that one before? At least we knows she hears us even if she doesn't listen.
During a typical meal, Emma will ignore the plate in front of her so she can focus on whether Josh is eating or not. On one such occasion, I told her that Josh has two parents she is not one of them to which she responded:
"But I change his diapers."
As I have noted on here before, Emma loves music as does her little brother but I digress. Anyhow, this is not one particular statement but lately, she has been making up her own songs about everything.
"Mommy, I have a new song about _________. Do you want to hear it?"
The subjects of the songs range from dance class to baths to the day of the week. You name it and Emma will put it into verse. Josh loves every song she sings and will usually stop what he is doing so he can bop along.
Unfortunately these examples cannot relay the true essence of Emma but at least they give a little glimpse!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
As for the stats:
Emma @ 3 years old is 38 1/4 inches tall and 31 pounds
Josh @ 15 months old is 30 1/4 inches tall and 26 pounds 9 ounces
Just a note, I am not buying the height on Josh since that is exactly what he was at 12 months and let's just say that I am not impressed with the accuracy of the method they are using to get his height.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I reinterviewed Emma with the same questions I posed to her at 2 1/2 years old on the way home from Missouri the other day. You can see her previous answers here. She was consistent in some of her answers, which you can tell by the one's that are marked with an asterisk. Let me also say that a few of the answers were definitely influenced by her immediate surroundings such as "What do you like to wear?". After I interviewed her, she spent a good bit of time interviewing Brad and I. She even had to borrow my paper so she could act like she was reading the questions and recording the answers like I had done. Without further ado, here is the Q&A. The comments in parentheses are mine.
What is your name? Emma
How old are you? 3
When is your birthday? 1/2 and it will be my birthday; I have to wait another hour and it will be my birthday. (What? Seriously, what?)
Where do you live? On Old Forge*
Who is your best friend? Libby*
Who is your favorite friend (stuffed toy) to nap with? Dora
What is your favorite thing to do with Mommy? Go outside and play
What is your favorite thing to do with Daddy? Go outside and play too
What is your favorite thing to do with Josh? Help him (or boss him)
What is your favorite thing to eat? Spaghetti
What is your favorite breakfast food? Life Cereal (I would argue donuts)
What is your favorite fruit? Pineapple
What do you like for a snack? Fruit Snacks*
What is your favorite treat? Smarties
What do you not like to eat? I don't know*
What is your favorite place to eat? The Purple Cow*
What is your favorite animal? Cows
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play with my basketball
What do you like to play with? Tea Party
What is your favorite toy? My tea pot
What do you like to watch? Dora & Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
What is your favorite book? Goodnight Moon
What is your favorite song? "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
What is your favorite Bible story? The story about Mary & Martha
What is your favorite color? Green*
What makes you scared? The thunder*
What makes you sad? If there's thunder and nobody is back in my room
What makes you happy? My Mom & Dad
What is your favorite place to go? The Purple Cow*
What do you want to be when you grow up? A humidifier (Again, what?)
What will you do in the summer? Swimming
What is your favorite game? Crazy 8's
What makes you proud of yourself? Jumping High
What do you like to wear? Red comfy pants
If you could have any pet, what would you choose? Guinea Pig (not sure that she has ever seen one)
Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
The party took place at the ATA Karate Studio where Logan takes classes; apparently he is one belt away from a black belt so I am definitely not going to be messing with him. Master Smith led the birthday party. First, the kids had to stand on their dots and then Logan got to choose the different moves. Emma really enjoyed the punch, punch, kick, kick and is still doing it. I have to say though, she punches and kicks like a girl but then, she did have to wear a flower in her hair so it shouldn't have been a surprise!
I think she also loved the fact that there were mirrors all around so she could look at herself. This is the little girl who a couple of weeks ago had to stand up on her bed to look at herself in the mirror before she went to sleep to "...see how cute I am". After the "class", the kids all received their official Karate Kids, head band, which Emma quickly tried to use as a choker and then a belt.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
"Josh is 1 so he's a toddler, I'm 2 so that means I'm all grown up."
"Gracious Josh, you have a little foot."
"We knock on the door and say Trick-or-Treat and then we say thank you and if we don't like the candy, we still say thank you but we can throw it away when we get home."
"I've got an email."
"When I was a little baby, I used to make a big mess."
"If I eat a lot, I will get very big and grow up to the sky and then I will flap my arms like wings. What flaps their wings?"
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Saturday afternoon, we headed over to Trunk-or-Treat at our church. Emma had a great time going from trunk to trunk collecting her loot and came away with a bucketful. She also participated in the cake walk, pin the nose on the jack-o-lantern and the bucket toss. Josh managed to get a couple of pieces of candy for Mom and Dad. At one trunk, they held out the bucket for him to select a piece of candy. There was a wide assortment of candy and out of that, Josh managed to choose the one thing that he absolutely cannot have, peanut M&M's, since we haven't yet introduced peanut products. He was happy as a clam just to hold onto the package though.
On Sunday night, we trick-or-treated at a couple of houses nearby and then took Emma and Josh over to our friends, Rita and Win's house. On the way home, we hit one more house but between the candy Emma got at school and Trunk-or-Treat, we didn't need to trick-or-treat at any more. I made the mistake of telling Emma that we only go to houses with lights on so on the way to Rita and Win's, she kept pointing out the houses with their lights on and telling us we could go there. I have a feeling that we won't be able to get away with only four houses next year. It was a busy Halloween weekend but at least we got some mileage out of the costumes this year.