Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I've been trying to round up some pictures of the kidlet lately and in trying to do so, have totally skipped posting the big events here!  There will be pictures to follow and more details as well... but here's the important stuff!

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Last Friday morning, Sept. 24 - Em's first tooth fell out as a total surprise to us a couple of weeks ago. Found out tonight she has another loose tooth already. Yeah, she's still 4!

Sept. 26, 9pm - Calling the toothfairy to come make trip number 2 tonight. Hope she's still taking calls this late at night.

Sept. 28 - ‎"Mommy, wake up. I hear bagels falling on the roof!"

Sept. 29 - While exploring the outdoors, we had this conversation: 
"Mommy, is this pee?" 
"...Emily! If you think it might be pee, DON'T put your finger in it!!!"

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Good News and Bad News

Mmmmm, chili.

We had a chili dinner last night and I was given the task of taking some of the leftovers home to stick in the freezer.

Soooo... the good news is that I didn't have any trouble freezing the chili last night.

The bad news is that I didn't have to because on the way home I almost missed a stop sign, hit the brake a little harder than I should have and dumped the crockpot (which was sitting on the floor up front). 

Good news... Almost all of the chili ended up on the floor mat.  Em and I had yummy chili smells to enjoy the rest of the way home and it made cleanup a LOT easier.

Bad news... When I got Emily out of the car and started cleaning up, she proceed to enthusiastically march around in our driveway singing, "Oh crap... oh crap... oh crap... oh crap..." 

Good news...  I'm very thankful my regular vocabulary doesn't include too many words worse than "crap".

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Joke telling. Really?

We need to work on Em's joke telling skills.

"Knock, knock."

Who's there?


Banana who?



On the way to supper, Emily was playing "Steal the blanket" with her daddy.  Em wanted him to steal my blanket.  Daddy says, "Mommy doesn't have a blanket.  What should I do?"

Without missing a beat, Emily shouts, "Rip her clothes off.  Rip her clothes off right now!"

....Oh dear.  Where did she get that from?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Preschool Follow-up

Preschool was a hit.  Em colored smiley faces. She snacked on goldfish crackers.  She played dress-up with "horsie things".  She listened to a story.  She met new friends but doesn't know any of their names.  And, she visited the purple girls' bathroom and stood on the "big" stool to wash her hands.

I think that about wraps up her summary of the day!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


There's a little girl in our house that got to sleep rather late last night because she was so excited about starting preschool that she just couldn't settle into bed. After about 2 hours of wriggling, she finally slowed down enough to succumb to sleep.

When she finally settled in, I pulled out her plain pink backpack (from "Hobbly Blobby") and got to work adding the extra ribbon and "gingerbread" she had helped me pick out so we could pretty it up and make it her own.

This morning, Em met me in the hallway with a big smile on her face and was very chatty and full of questions. When I wrapped up my shower, I peaked in her bedroom and found her stuffing her backpack full of "all things school"... colored pencils, papers, notepads, books, and she was looking for the crayons and markers. She was just sure they wouldn't have everything she needed at preschool and she would have to have stuff to share with all of her new friends. (She takes after her mother.)

She was bummed out when I told her she wouldn't have room for all of that stuff AND the papers she might bring home from preschool... but then after she emptied her backpack, she gave me a giant hug and thanked me for decorating her backpack last night for her. And then... she told me, "Thank you, thank you, thank you! You're the best mom ever!" Aw, shucks.

Morning routines commenced and before long we were taking the obligatory "First Day of School Pictures".

The drop-off at preschool went very well. Hugs, kisses and in a matter of seconds Em was running the 25-yard dash to the teacher who was waiting at the door. See ya later, Alligator. Buh-bye. I'll see ya on the flip side!

(I tried to embed the video of Em heading in to her class... but Google/Blogger/YouTube apparently don't like me right now. So, instead of seeing the video right here in this lovely window, you'll have to click right here and see it on YouTube instead.)

Have fun.

The Best Mom Ever

(....Yeah, I'm holding onto that one!)
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