Sunday, April 22, 2007

"I Solemnly Swear I am Up to No Good!"

Emily is obviously our hot topic this week, as she is all about being an independent two year old. After being home with her most of the day on Saturday Daniel stated, “She is into everything today.” Morgan’s most recent line when she has something to tell a person is “I’m sorry to say, but . . .” That’s what came to mind when Daniel said this, of course. I’m sorry to say, but she’s like this most other days as well. Regardless, Saturday ended with her having been in her big sister’s jewelry, mom’s chap stick, and Taylor’s Desitin. I was suitably impressed, however, that the Desitin did go on the appropriate spot on the bunny’s bum. However, I was less impressed with the quantity on the carpet and the wall. We’ll see how well it washes out!

Sunday brought a new caper, of course. Today it was lipstick, as depicted in the picture. The funniest thing about it was when she saw her own face in the mirror. She was as proud as could be just moments before, but when we got in the bathroom she was open-mouth, horrified. She looked as if she would cry – I think she thought the “baby” in the mirror was bleeding from a nasty neck wound – and she would probably have proceeded with her melt down, but I couldn’t help laughing out loud at her expression. Now she’s cleaned up and in bed, we’ll look for a solution for getting lip stick out of her church clothes tomorrow. So for now, the line from Harry Potter comes to mind, “mischief managed!”

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Too Much Independence?

Daniel is concerned that the girls are encouraged toward a little too much independence at too young of an age. From the time they are two they are able to get themselves dressed (if we are going in public I do some editing of the outfits and hair) and are fairly capable of getting themselves some food to eat and, within reason, something to drink.
He felt that it was a little sad when Morgan was making herself peanut butter and jelly sandwichs at two - but really, I would have gotten around to feeding her eventually I just forget to keep a schedule when working on other projects. :) Well, we seem to have a repeat with Emily. I heard her scooting her chair around the kitchen and went in and she had all of the required paraphernalia for pb&j's out. She wouldn't accept help so I let her go for it. I was so impressed with her first creation I thought I'd share it. Not too bad for a girl who's just barely two!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Kari Progresses into the Computer Age

We are up and running in South Dakota. The Blog is on, with intent to keep updated at least weekly, (is that possible - as I don't even check my e-mail that often?) so we can keep in touch with all of our distant friends and family!

Now I just need some instruction on how to add pictures and make my page as cute as you Idaho gals do!