Saturday, August 27, 2011
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
So I arrived at school yesterday to sign her out, and noticed a new name on the sheet. A light went on. I reconfirmed with Lily, "What did you say the new boy is named? ". Lily emphatically replied, "Seuss!" I said, "Did he TELL you that his name was Seuss?" and she said "No, but everyone always says "Hey, Seuss! Come here!"
Meet Jesus Alvarado.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Santa Clause got Lily a bicycle for Christmas. She has wanted to ride it but Dad's driveway has a slight slope to it. Lily has been afraid that she would go onto the street...or just get going too fast. On Saturday, I loaded the bike into the backseat of the car and drove over to the school in the neighborhood. She LOVED riding it around the playground. The more she rode the more comfortable she was with it. She REALLY loved chasing Dad.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Lily had a fantastic evening this evening. First, she walloped Mommy at sword fighting. Then, she helped mow the back yard by pulling the long weeds that the reel mower won't get. After that, another sword fight, some chocolate milk and then our super hero climbed a tree. Actually, Mommy put her on the branch and wouldn't let go, but Lily had a fantastic time being up high. I think she's decided that she'd like to live in a tree. It was big fun.
On a side note, lately, whenever someone asks Lily how old she is, she says, "I'm four. But I'm almost four and a half. And I can buckle my seatbelt all by myself."
A proud accomplishment indeed.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Lily- "Mommy, how do you spell my baby's name?" (Note:this baby is a skull shaped eraser)
Mommy- "Well, I'm not sure. What IS the baby's name?"
Mommy- "Gosh, I'm not really sure. What nationality is that?"
Monday, March 15, 2010
Suuuuurrreee....I can see that.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Mommy: If you go to sleep at the 8 tonight, I will give you...
Lily: *whispering* diamonds?????
Mommy: Um...I was thinking of a quarter but I like your thinking!
Unfortunately, she decided she would rather have the quarter. Maybe thats fortunate. She did decide that she wouldn't wait until the 8, but rather go to sleep immediately. And actually proceeded to do so. Poor tired baby!
Thursday, January 07, 2010
While we were in Tacoma, we got to see the model train exhibit at the history museum. Lily thought that was great fun. We also got to visit lots of old friends and had a chance to meet some new friends. We got to the beach for about half an hour between rain showers. Lily really enjoyed throwing rocks into the water.
Lily was so well behaved during the trip making the trip enjoyable for everyone involved. Too bad it rained most of the time we were there. You can see the pictures on our flickr page.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
After dinner, we were on our way back to the photo place (which incidentally is practically dead across from Santa's shop) and we passed the little stroller rentals that look like race cars. All of a sudden, our darling Lily went into full on fit mode. "I tired of walking! I wanna ride in the STWOLLER! I WANNA DWIVE A CAR!!"
John was completely taken aback, as was I. I tried explaining that we were only going a few more feet, looking at the pictures, and then going home. The extra loud whining persisted, and got more shrill and she began to collapse on the floor. Suddenly, a thought flashed in my head. Due to the proximity of Santa (especially) I said, "Lily! Santa can hear you!!!"
Lily was in the middle of shrieking, "I wanna RIDEEEE!! I wanna....." and she suddenly stood straight up, walked right and said, "Oh! Santa can hear me?"
End of fit. It was all that Mom & Dad could do to not burst out laughing. Our eyes got big and we both were very obviously thinking, "Wow, Santa IS magic!"
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Well lately, Lilz has been commenting that Jake was on vacation and didn't come to school anymore. This went on and would be mentioned intermittently for about a month and a half, which was beginning to seem impractical. I kept thinking I needed to call Miss Kay about it and ask, but also kept forgetting.
Yesterday, as Lily and I pulled up to school in the morning, a car pulled up behind us and it was Jake and his Daddy! Lily was overjoyed and ran to greet "Jakers" with a hug. We all walked into the school together and I talked to Jake's dad a little bit. Seems that Jake isn't on "vacation" but rather is now in preschool, since he's 4! Well Lily and Jake went to visit Miss Helen and Jake's dad shared with us that Jake had been really asking to come back and visit and the only two people he had any interest in seeing were Lily and Miss Helen!
The two kids were really adorable. Lily asked Jake if he wanted to hold her hand and walk down to her classroom. He of course said yes, and they started holding hands and walking. Jake ran into the doorjam and muttered, "ow", and Lily giggled like this was the funniest thing she had ever heard. VERY cute. She was TOTALLY flirting. At age 3.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
We told Lily that she couldn't go in the back because there were too many mosquitoes, she replied, "Well I will just tell them 'Shoo! Go away mosquito!'."
Mommy said, "Well thats fine, but some of the mosquitoes might speak Spanish, and you don't know how to say, 'Shoo! Go away mosquito!' in Spanish."
Lily replied, "Yes, I do!!!"
Mommy said, "You do?"
Lily said, "Yes! You say...'Shoo! Go away mosquito in Spanish.'!"
Guess she told me!
Sunday, June 28, 2009
On our way to Jake's birthday party, Lily asked me, "Mommy, who made us? Who made everything?"
Being a good Unitarian Universalist, I said, "Uh....who do you think made us?"
Lily replied, "I know. I can't remember his name....whats that guy...AUSTIN! God is Austin."
However, upon further reflection, Lily decided that god couldn't be Austin, because he wasn't really that cool, so God must be Tyrone.
Send a fwee-year-old to a Baptist Church Daycare, and to the Unitarians on Sunday and this is what you get. God is Tyrone, an orange moose.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
After the movie was over, she started having an imaginary friend named Susan (just like the lead character in the movie) and talked about it non-stop. I figured it was because she knew that she shouldn't have been afraid, as it was just "pwetend". So we devised a way to take her to see it again. She had to sleep well for X number of nights. She did. She was very keen to see it again. Of course, this time it was the 3D version. She still freaked out a little bit, but stayed in the theater for nearly the entire film. I was quite proud of her, being so brave.
But now...NOW...we have created a MONSTER (vs. alien). Lily is seriously obsessed with the film. Susan is still a staple in our house. But now she constantly talks about "Bob the Blob" and "Missing Link".
What does Bob the Blob say?
What does Insectasaurus do? Why is he bigger than Susan?
Why does Dr. Cockroach PhD make Susan's hair smoke?
Bob the Blob says, "I got it guys, I got it! I got it! Hot DOGS!" Thats what Bob the Blob says.
And every night, when I am putting her to bed she says, "Can we talk about Susan and Galaxor?"
Why is Galaxor mean to Susan? Can Susan beat up Galaxor? Does Susan like Galaxor? Why is Galaxor not really very nice?
Of course, every week for Movie Day she wants to take Monsters vs. Aliens. And EVERY week, we have to explain that its not yet available to take. I am loathe to feed into her obsession, but on the other hand, if it will make her STOP TALKING ABOUT THE STUPID MOVIE, I will gladly buy it when it is released. I hope this is not an indicator of her level of obsession or she may end up in a cult or something. The cult of Hollywood Cartoons. Super.
Friday, June 05, 2009
She grinned and said, "I'm thinking that eleven isn't a letter at all!"
Friday, May 15, 2009
Needless to say, she climbed up and down the ladder about 9485094837 times, and we had to go over the "no standing, no jumping, no climbing without Mommy or Daddy" rules with her. I think she's probably the most thrilled at all the room in it. After all, now she can sleep with EVERY stuffed animal that she owns.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 06, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Lily saw the water and asked what it was. I told her it was something that Mommy bought but that it tasted yucky. She asked why and I told her that it was just not yummy to drink. She looked at the water and said, "Yeah! Its yucky! Its got puppies in it!"
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
The weekend before last, Lily took a nap in her big girl bed for the first time! Slept like a big kid. Before long, we will be sleeping in the bed all the time and looking at getting her a BIG big girl bed, instead of just a toddler bed. Her Christmas Program at school is next week, so watch for video of that to be posted. All in all, she is getting big, growing up, and ready to move out I think.
On Monday, November 24, we had Thanksgiving Luncheon at Lily's school. She was very excited for Mommy and Daddy to come eat lunch with her. Daddy arrived before I did, and got a table for us.
As I walked in, Lily was just entering the lunch room. She had a very large, black, felt pilgrim hat on and when she saw me, she exclaimed excitedly, "Mommy! I'm a Pirate!"
I asked her what kind of pirate she was, and with a disdainful look she replied, "The turkey kind!"
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I said, "Go to the very top of the screen and type the address."
I said, "Did it come up for you?"
She said, "I typed it in but nothing happened."
I said, "You have to hit enter. Hit enter."
She said, "Enter? Where is that?"
I said, "On your keyboard. The enter key"
She said, "Oh! Enter! I see! Its coming up now."
Lily, a child with absolute perfection in comic timing shouts from the back seat:
"Winner! Winner! Chicken dinner!"
Seriously, I laughed about that for like 2 hours. I'm still laughing. Holy crap, where does this kid get her material?