Tuesday, September 28, 2010

my spanish speaking daughter

we were playing outside this afternoon when ella kate decided to go to the fence and talk to lola (our basset hound). lola was so excited that she was whining and wagging her tail. ella kate looked at me and said, "momma, lola just went "arh, arh, arh" to me, and that means "hungry" in spanish, so i gave her some leaves to eat."

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

random thoughts..

ella kate was sitting at the kitchen table eating some kiwi this afternoon when josiah walked by. "hey 'siah, you want some kiwi?? it is so yummy!!!! it tastes just like... uh... SEAWEED!!!" josiah looks disgusted and kindly replies, "umm... no fanks(thanks)! i don't eat wee-wee's!!!"

while watching rachael ray tonight on the couch, ella kate whispers to me out of nowhere, "momma, do princesses wear panties??"

miley has a new saying which i am not too fond of. and to make it worse, she almost ALWAYS uses it out of context! for instance, i'll say, "come on miley, let's get your shoes on so we can go bye-bye." she gives me a sassy look and says, "yes, i are!" or today, she wanted to go to school with ella kate and josiah, but ella kate told her that she had to stay home with momma and she could go to school another day. miley frowned at her and said, "yes, i are!!" i'm not really sure what she thinks she is saying, but i am almost positive that it is not very sweet!! :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

zoo picture post

ella kate and josiah's birthday party!!

birthday kids!!uncle bill and eve with mimi, poppa and yaya (my parents) nana nan, papa and daddy (bill's parents)make a wish!! miley test driving ella kate's new scooter:)

i've got a genius on my hands:)

i explained to josiah how to do the first one, and while i was vacuuming the downstairs....he did all of these BY HIMSELF!!!!oh... and not to brag, BUT he did this the first of august when he was technically only 2 years old:) smart boy!!!


how can i tell ella kate that this is not the best outfit for her to wear to publix?? :)

did i mention that miley likes rings??

i love this chubby hand:) and "gwasses" (goggles) :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

busy... and tired... and busy...

i have neglected this poor little blog for a while! i'm sorry:( i am just SO busy these days with the babies, and teaching preschool 2 days a week, and oh, did i mention we are 9 weeks pregnant?! well.. we are!! we are super excited!! God is so faithful:) after the last miscarriage i was so down in the dumps. but we are praising God for this new precious life!! although, pregnancy has treated me differently this time around. i have been feeling awful for almost 3 weeks now. there was an amazing period of about 3 days last week, when i felt great but the nausea slowly crept back in... i was never sick with the other babies. i would have a bad day here and there.. but nothing like this. oh.. and did i mention that i am TIRED?? i could fall asleep at any given moment all. day. long. ((yawn)). but despite all of this, i am so thankful! this sweet little gummy bear in my tummy is absolutely worth it! :)
i don't think that i have ever shared the pictures from ella kate and josiah's birthday party... AND i need to post some pics from our recent trip to the zoo. (which, by the way, they LOVED!!) so if i can skip a nap one afternoon this week (yeah, right!) then i will try and upload some pics to share!
but.. i can't leave you without sharing some stories. my sister erin is pregnant with twins and is having to give herself shots in her belly twice a day, because she is high-risk. and bless her heart, the shots are leaving bruises all around her belly, and it makes me hurt just looking at them:( well, the other day ella kate noticed a bruise on my calf and said, "hey mom! i didn't know our baby is in your leg! i thought he was in your belly like sissy's!" poor thing thinks that the bruises on erin's tummy are the babies!! so now, she associates all bruises with babies.. ha!
miley is talking more and more... a lot is still in german, but we are picking up on some things:) she calls herself, "miney." i love it. every time she says with a scowl, "sida push miney!!" (josiah pushed miley), i can't help but laugh:) she also adds extra letters and sounds to some of her words. for instance... she can't find her "cup-it" (cup), she needs "help-it"(help), or her shoe is"stuck-it" (stuck). oh that girl:) she is a character, for sure! and i can't leave out my sweet josiah! we have gotten so many compliments on his manners lately. he is such a sweet boy! he ALMOST ALWAYS says, "excuse me, yes ma'am, please and thank you, and bless you" without any instruction from us. it is pretty funny to see josiah and miley together. josiah is so quiet and polite and when you call miley's name, she looks at you and says, "what?" ((sigh)) she is still young, though! we are working on it:)