Kate: “Fork is sad….”
Kate: “Fork want more eggs.”
*Den gives her more eggs*
Kate: “FORK HAPPY!”
Today Kate helped me crack open a boiled egg to make a sandwich. “Hatching a chick!” she said as she peeled the shell off. Well… sort of. We’re hatching an egg and eating it. (She was unphased.)
Ember’s been occupied for 15 minutes with a wipes bag.
Made Kate and myself a sandwich. By the time I had finished half of mine Kate was at my shoulder saying, “More egg sanwich!” Since it was something healthy I felt obligated to hand it over. Sure kid, eat my lunch. I’m not really hungry anyways. :/
Put Ember to bed, left to deal with Kate’s mess (she dumped over her cereal bowl). It was quiet so I peeked in the bedroom to make sure Ember was actually asleep. No. She was playing with her toes, grinning widely and kicking happily.
I don’t really mind if Kate doesn’t want to actually take a nap, but the kid really needs to sit down and be quiet for half an hour. I told her she can either lay quietly on the couch or take a nap in her room. She’s on the couch. Every 30 seconds she pops up and says something like, “Hungry again!” or “Move Merlin!” or “Kate wake up!” And I remind her, couch or bed. She lays back down. Until 30 seconds later….
I survived a trip to the mall with both girls while I shopped (and tried on) clothes. It was not my best mall trip. But they are both asleep so yay?
Well today Ember figured out her feet and started pulling to stand on everything. And then letting go. Because hey, that’s fun right? Wheeeeee.
Ember loves the bathroom… she loves throwing things in the tub. If I dare leave the door open I hear *crash crash crash* everything that was stacked neatly in the bathroom? In the tub.
She is falling asleep on daddy! That pretty much never happens.
Kate’s serenade to her daddy yesterday:
“Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to daddy,
Happy birthday to daddy.”
And then she gave him a bucket filled with her little toys as a present. She loves playing birthday so much I’m not sure that she really understood that it actually was his birthday yesterday, haha.
One child lines up little people in front of her new farm animals. The other child sits there with a bucket on her head.
Kate pulled Ember down the hall by her feet – Ember was sitting up and keeping her balance, thankfully. Kate said, “Ember go my room!” I thought “Awww, she’s bringing her sister in there to play! How sweet!”
Until I heard the door shut and Kate walks up to me. “Ember in time out!” Ummm. Okay, no, let’s go get your sister.
I hear fake crying for help. I open Kate’s door and she’s standing there with her hand on the knob. She runs over, picks up her trampoline, sits down, puts the trampoline on top of her leg, then says, “Mama, I stuck!”
Currently one kid is in her room having “quiet time” (as nap FAIL) – which is involving loud thumps and totally fake crying – and the other is throwing lego duplos around on the hardwood and I just noticed she has one leg completely out of her sleeper pajamas. o.O
Our Netflix instant queue: [movie] [documentary] [tv show] [tv show] [THREE BILLION KIDS SHOWS]
Ember… please don’t blow raspberries while I am feeding you pureed carrots. Thank you.
Told Kate it was time for her nap. She did not want to lay in her bed. I gave her the choice of bed or couch. She layed down on the couch with a pillow and blanket and started snoring a few minutes later, despite the fact that the TV was on and Ember is crawling around banging on toys right in front of her. 0.o
“Jo go in the box! Jo go in the box! Jo go in the box!” An early life lesson on how utterly pointless it is to try to get a cat to do what you want.
Toddler logic: If mama won’t rewind it back to the letter A (for the third time, mind) I will throw a sobbing fit and miss the *entire* song. Because that makes total sense.
Two children. Neither sleeping. One is stuffed up and would rather pull my hair than lay down, the other is just being a toddler. I need some chocolate, stat.
I attempted to put Kate in her bed at nap time – big fail. No sleeping. But then at 4pm she says “Kate tired. Nap couch.” She’s currently asleep on the couch with a movie on. Third day of this napping on the couch thing. Weird.
I’m being stalked by a sad, snotty, whining baby. Wherever I go she crawls along after.
Oh, also, Den said this morning when he got up, Kate was already up and watching TV. (She knows how to push the button to start a new show, but that’s about it.) I’m liking this getting out of her room thing…
Yes! Kate asked to go on the potty while wearing panties, no accidents!! She didn’t want to wear a diaper to bed last night either, but that’s still going to happen.
Kate is discovering that having a tea party with Ember is kind of like having a tea party with godzilla.
I have been instructed to throw the white crayon in the garbage because it is “broken.” I am trying not to laugh.
Tonight after we put Kate to bed, number of times she tried escaping her room: 0. Guess I need to limit the naps. (She did fall asleep today, but only for like half an hour before I woke her, since it was 5pm.)
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Look what she did today while I was intentionally not in the room! First she traced the 15, then colored the kite!!
Kate kept trying to step on me, which I don’t really enjoy when trying to watch a movie with her, so I told her to sit down or I’d get up and leave. She sat down on my lap facing me. Then she leaned in really close and whispered softly, “Your eyebrows,” and jabbed my eyebrow. Toddlers are weird.
Kate has started asking me to take off her pants and diaper so she can go to the bathroom. Not always, but sometimes.
My girls were so well behaved today! I love it when we’re all in good moods.
Kate has figured out how to open her bedroom door from the inside. (She has known how to get *into* rooms for a couple months, but getting out was a lot trickier.) We’re screwed.
Kate opened her bedroom door, stuck her head in and said, “Go away, giant! Go away!” Then came to tell us proudly that she told that giant to go away. Yeah. Bad giant.
Gave Kate a new bucket of lego duplos today, she sits on the floor and starts playing. Later I’m sitting on my computer and realize she’s running this way and that while holding the bucket in her hands. I can’t figure out what on earth she’s doing until I notice Ember crawling purposefully along behind her.
I told Kate we had a surprise for her. I started putting socks on her so I could take her downstairs to show her the surprise and she says, “Ohhh, my socks, oh wooowwwwww!” She thought that was it, haha!
Potty training: Kate now says “Mama stay here!!” and then closes the bathroom door in my face.
Laying down with a toddler who is not tired and does not want to take a nap is some form of full body contact sport.
We just heard Ember wake up (she’s talking to herself). Kate jumps to her feet and says, “Hear Ember! Go get Ember!” Then when I get up to go with her she pushed me back into my chair and said, “No, stay here!” and ran off. I wonder how long I need to wait. *snort*
Cracks me up that whenever I give Kate something unexpected – and it can be as simple as her water cup while she’s eating – she goes, “Whoa whoa wow!” in this impressed voice.
Well, she’s not shouting numbers. She was shouting the months of the year… at 10:30. So she’s up and getting it out of her system. Weird kid. Good thing she’s funny as hell.
I am very impressed that Kate just figured out that 1+1=2 and 2+2=4, using her fingers. I just really wish she hadn’t figured it out as I was tucking her into bed at bedtime.
Kate is stomping back and forth between her room and the living room, stacking all her books together on the couch. I asked her if she wants to read one with me and she said, “No! Make humongous first!” That’s her new thing… when I say we need to do A she says she must do B FIRST. Especially at bed time.
Give a child a sippy cup and they are occupied for half an hour! Of course she, the highchair and the floor are soaked, but she’s happy as can be!
Ember is sleeping and I am in a good mood so I ask Kate what she wants to do, whatever she wants. She points to the top shelf where things are strategically hidden and says “Playdoh!!” Well played, child.
Ember is becoming a really good argument for Kate picking up her toys.
“Pick up your cards, Kate.”
“Pick them up or Ember will get them.”
*Ember crawls over slowly but surely*
“No!! My cards!!”
“Quick pick them up before Ember gets them!”
And Kate pics them up. ;)
Just realized my daughter is standing on her chair with her naked butt on the windowsill. Sorry neighbors. Potty training is fun for everyone!
Today Kate ran around playing “tag” with Ellie. Ember crawled around and discovered that cat food is yummy.
Super fun to look over and see the baby covered in chili. Especially when she’s in the living room and you didn’t give anyone any chili today. … Kate says “Uh oh!” and I look over and blink. Ember has something on her face and… what the heck?? Apparently, unbeknownst to me, Kate stored her left over bowl of chili in her kitchen yesterday after dinner. Ember finds it and thinks hey, awesome!
Ember likes to now get on hands and feet, butt in the air, very yoga-esque. Unfortunately she also tried to do it in the bath a few times. (But I was the one who panicked, not her… she thought it was funny to put her face in the water. WTF?)
This is what my morning has been like so far.
Kate: “Number four!” *excited* “Number four!” *sobbing* “Numbeerrrr fooourrrrrrr!!” *wailing*
I have absolutely zero idea. She’s bipolar and switches every 10 seconds.
Ember is 9 months old!! 18lb 5oz and 27 1/4 inch long (or something around that). Roughly average for height and weight. Perfectly healthy.
At the grocery store I bought a blueberry muffin and a water. My intention was to share it with Kate. Hahaha, I got one bite. I’m hungry. :/
Bath time tonight Ember was going *nuts* as usual… crawling around, hopping up and down on her bum, and splashing everywhere while panting with excitement. Then whoops she goes straight over backwards. I grabbed her and pulled her out right after she went under. She opens her mouth to dribble out water, splutters “Ah-CAH!” and then continues bouncing and splashing.
Today Ember shifted from “oh I really want that, I guess I’ll struggle to crawl 2 feet to get it” to “Hey, I can crawl around!! Wonder what I can get to next!” She also discovered that crawling is easier for her with one knee and one foot… kind of crab-walking.
It’s amazing to me how much taller and skinnier Kate looks now. The last couple months was apparently a big growth spurt!
She’s still talking away in her room. It’s 11:15. Go the **** to sleep, Kate!!!
Before I forget. Today when I woke Kate up from nap I said “Hi sweety pie!” while I layed down with her and rubbed her back. Ember had woken up too so I got up to get her. Kate goes running in there to give Ember her hug (Ember MUST get a hug when she wakes up or Kate loses it) and Kate says to her, “Hi sweetie pie!!” Haha, so sweet.
An hour after bedtime we have heard three large thumps and she’s currently saying, “Anna turtle, an planets, an.. an… an puppy…. all GOOONNNNEEEE!” She doesn’t sound upset, more like she’s reciting a shopping list of things that she can’t find in the dark.