Monday, September 20, 2010

Little Things I Don't Want to Forget

I have a few things to document that I just don't want to forget about my kids. Bear with me or skip this if you don't really care. ;)

Noble: He loves to GO. When I tell him "Let's Go!" He runs with his little pitter patter feet to the mud room area and points to my purse and then to the garage door. When he is getting into trouble downstairs I ask him if he wants to play with his blocks. He gets a look of "Oh YEAH!" on his face and that little pitter patter of his feet goes over to the stairs to go up to his Mega Block legos. When the door bell rings, again the pitter patter to the front door. When dad's office door opens, the pitter patter to his office. I love the pitter patter. It is the only part of tile floors that I love.

He has a soft heart for anyone crying and is quick to give them a love. He loves to stand at the door and wave goodbye to his sisters as they go to school in the morning. When he is tired he is happy to go upstairs to bed and will wave goodbye to anyone downstairs as we go. He loves to climb and if able to climb on chairs now and smart enough to know if he moves them he can get up on a counter. Scary. Yesterday I followed him upstairs and was in the next room when I heard the water go on in the bathroom. I ran in to find him sitting in the sink fully clothed and turning on the water.

Words: he says "Dad" and "ball" and "Lala" and bellybutton which actually sounds like "BeBu" and he is learning to ruff like a dog. How appropriate that his first animal sound is a dog. :)

Lauren: She likes to tell me she loves me more than a never ending ice cream cone. That is a lot. She loves to cuddle and she makes good friends easily. She likes to do her own hair (which consists of her wetting and brushing it with a really soft brush till it is almost straight in the front.) She likes to come up with interesting outfits. One day she came in ready for school in a striped orange, red, and pink dress with striped pink, white, green, and orange pants. These were not stripes that were meant to be worn together. I said "My you sure are stripey today!" She smiled and said "Yes!" so proud of herself, "even my underwear are stripey!" That sealed it for me. I couldn't tell her to change a thing. Anyone who put that much thought into an outfit deserved to wear it proudly to school.

Annie: She is an eager and wonderful big sister. She loves to help her younger siblings however they will let her. Need help sounding out a word? planning a play? walking to the bathroom? doing a chore? she is there! Noble LOVES Annie. The other day I looked in the rear view mirror and saw she had laid her head down in his lap in his car seat. He had his arms around her giving her loves. She loves to tell stories and be the center of attention with her friends. She likes to say "Well.... " and then make a little smacking sound with her mouth several times and clear her throat a few times before she tells you something. This makes it very easy to do a good impression of her. ;) Dad says she has a black belt in pilates. She will show you her own version of "pilates" moves that seem more like some crazy karate.

Sabrina: Tonight she got home from dance and we were all playing outside. We were waiting for her to come home before we went it. All the kids ran in the house and she went running around the neighborhood picking up all of ours and the neighbor's toys and taking them into our garages before going inside. Once inside she practiced her viola and then as she finished she said "Mom, you and I have a date with the dishwasher." She knew I needed to do the dishes and needed some motivation. She stayed and helped load (not a job she enjoys at all) while I washed the dishes. What can I say? She came this way and I am just trying not to screw her up.

And Snickerdoodle: Just a few pregnancy oddities to note. First I have had strange cravings. I say strange because they are odd for ME. Normally I crave sweets or burgers or not so good for you food. This time, all those things make me sick to even think about! I can't even eat desserts. The only thing that has been steadily safe and so good to me is fresh fruit and good healthy salads. I guess that is good for me. Less weight to gain hopefully. Oh and the craving of the day is funeral potatoes. I will be making them for dinner group this week for sure. Anyone got an awesome recipe for them? I guess I will be googleing that tonight!

Okay, I am off to put those little darlings to bed!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

stephanie you have a beautiful family. each have such a wonderful personality... how exciting to see them turn from little people to big people.

and your cravings... please, your healthy how nice is that. me, i craved crushed ice and malt vinager.. not sure why but if the doctor would have allowed me i would have drank it by the gallon. lol

your doing a wonderful job stephanie your such an example to so many of us. :)

Emily said...

I wish I could borrow your snickerdoodle just so my diet would go a little better! In fact make you could rent SD out! lol ;) That baby is pure MAGIC!

The funeral potatos part cracked me up. Doesn't anybody just call them potatos au gratin?

@anon crushed ice and malt vinegar? LOL that's a new one! Although my friend was forbidden from pumping gas when she was pregnant once she told her husband she wanted to suck the gasoline straight out of the pump like a bottle and lick the dirt off the side of the car.

LOL

Lana said...

My kids love funeral potatoes but they all agreed the name was much too somber. I always make them on Easter with a nice ham, so at our house, the dish has been officially dubbed "Resurrection Potatoes." I guess that covers funerals and Easter.

Anonymous said...

These are the best funeral potatoes: http://maggiesrecipes.wordpress.com/2008/03/30/funeral-potatoe/
It's totally worth the calories

Crustacean Queen said...

My MiL thinks it's a horrible name for such a great tasting dish, so we call them Yummy potatoes. I love that you gave a moment to all your children. I think I might take a page out of your book and do the same, what a great opprotunity on September 21st (the day our family began!)

Rach said...

They grow up SO fast, don't they. This is a wonderful post, Steph.

I had to chuckle, all I craved with Hannah was fresh fruits and veggies. Lil was my junk food baby. Ellie was a mix of both.

As for the funeral potatoes, I had to laugh. We refer to them as "Death By Potatoes" and are having them as part of Han's birthday dinner--she LOVED them. :o)

Anonymous said...

We lovingly refer to "funeral potatoes" as "cheesy potatoes". Anyway, I love your girls and all of their personalities. It's interesting that my girls, that are the same age/order as yours, appear to have similar personalities as yours; it's fun to see. You are a wonderful mother and are VERY blessed! Enjoy your fruit and salads - YUMMY!!!

Nikki K.

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