Friday, July 18, 2008

The Big 3!

Today was Reagan's 3rd Birthday. Whew....what a day we had. I am just now getting around to writing about it at 10:00 at night, because we had such a packed day! She woke up to a breakfast of Birthday Cake...what more could a girl ask for, right? Then she opened a few presents. We got dressed and headed out the door to her "Big Surprise" for the day. We went to the Circus! The girls had no idea where we were going until we walked into the stadium. We took them early to meet some of the performers and animals. Then they sat in awe watching the show. After the show, we came home and Marty set up their second surprise...the water slide! They jumped into their suits and ran down the street inviting all the neigborhood kids over to slide. They went up and down the slide all afternoon and into the evening. We finished off the day with Reagan's favorite, pizza, for dinner. We all had a great time spending Reagan's 3rd Birthday together. I can't believe my baby is 3 years old. She is such a delight (when she wants to be, of course). She literally keeps me in stitches every day. She has such a hilarious way of saying and doing things. She is so expressive with her eyes and eyebrows. She can make some pretty crazy faces. She has the greatest ringlet curls. Some of them, when you pull down on them and let go, they actually bounce back up! She is my "cuddle bug." She is always up for crawling up in my lap and curling into the smallest ball she can. If I could freeze time right now, I would. I don't want her to get ANY bigger! 

Happy Birthday "Wilo", we love you!

She had three pieces of cake for breakfast!

Dressed and Ready for the Circus

Meeting some animals & performers before the show

Special, Sparkly Circus Shoes (Courtesy of Maggie...thanks Maggie!)

The Slide

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Funny Conversations of a 3 & 5 Year Old

Reagan's Conversation with Daddy the other night at 9:30pm

She comes out of her room after she is supposed to be asleep already
Reagan: Daddy, I can't sleep.
Daddy: What's wrong Reagan?
R: I need you to take my pony (their word for pony tail) out.
D: Why, what's wrong with it?
R: It's making my brain hurt!

MacKenzie's Conversation with Me this afternoon

She is cleaning up the mess she made with paper dolls in the playroom, because I asked her to pick everything up. They are ALL over the floor.
MacKenzie: Mom, my head doesn't feel so good.
Me: Really, what's it feel like?
Mac: It feels like it wants to just lay down and watch TV.
Me: Yes, you are welcome to lay down and watch TV, AFTER you clean up your mess.
Mac: I really don't think I am going to make it. It really feels like it might explode if I don't lay down and watch TV right now!

Aaahhh.....the drama that surrounds us on a daily basis living with two little girls.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

True Story

A conversation between a father and his three-year-old daughter overheard at Flips Gymnastics the other day.

Father: Honey, let's go in your class. It's starting now.
Daughter: Nooooooo! I don't wanna! I don't wanna!
F: Come on, let's just try it out.
D: Nooooooooo!!!!
F: Alright, then we're leaving...let's go.
D: No! I don't wanna leave!
F: Ok, well let's go in your class now.
F: Well, then we're going home.....let's go!
D: But I don't wanna go home!!!
Father is now not nearly as patient as when this whole thing started (I think I can actually see his ears turning red as all of the Moms look on and he tries with all of his will not to snatch the little girl up by the arm and drag her out)
F: Ok, why don't you just go in and try it out for just a minute.
D: I don't wanna! I don't wanna! I don't wanna! NOOOOO!!!!

F: FINE! But we made a deal...we're going home, you're going to your room and you're going to give me $200!!!

Absolutely hysterical! I had to fight so hard not to just burst out in laughter at this poor Dad. He was so frustrated and I really did feel for him, because I have been there. But to suggest that your three-year-old pay you back the $200 you spent on her gymnastics class because she refuses to go is just classic! 

Monday, July 7, 2008

Welcome Home

I saw this commercial today. I actually caught the tale end of it and wasn't really paying attention. When I saw the end, I had to rewind to see the entire thing. It moves me, so I thought I'd share...