Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Maddie (running in): Colin pushed me down!
Maddie: Because I tripped him.
Colin (running in): Ethan won't give me the ball and I want it!
Me: Neither of you can have the ball. It's time to get dressed. Go tell Ethan.
Colin runs out, then runs back in, announcing: Ethan says he won't get dressed!
Me: Tell Ethan I need to talk to him.
Ethan comes in and I ask him why he's refusing to get dressed. He says (very confused), "I was getting dressed!"
Me: Colin, why did you say Ethan said he wouldn't get dressed?
Colin (shrugs): I don't know. I thought he said that.
All a little too much before 8:00 am!
Then on the way to preschool, Colin (who is very tired because his sister woke him up too early) is crying half the way there because the song he was listening to on the radio ended and, despite daily conversations about the concept of "live" radio over the last month, he is still not getting why I can't rewind it. I finally say I don't control the radio, that the radio guy decides what songs to play, and then he's crying asking why the radio guy is SO mean and turned off his song when he still wanted to hear it.
We are going to bed early tonight!
Friday, December 2, 2011
Madeline and Colin are best friends and play together beautifully all day long (except for when they are fighting, which does happen). I just love it. They also have very funny conversations between the two of them. I sometimes stop what I'm doing just to eavesdrop. Here's one from today when I told them to go get dressed:
Colin: Mads! This is my room! Go get dressed in your own room!
Maddie: No! This is Ethan's room!
Colin: This is Ethan's room and my room! See...that's my bed, and that's Ethan's bed.
Maddie: Oh! Your bed and Ethan's bed! My bed is in my room. Want to come see?
And they run off to Maddie's room.
Love it. Love them.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
It was supposed to be on the cooler side, so we weren't planning to go the beach, but it was a pretty day and we had time, so we stopped by for a little while. Ethan wrote "I (heart) family" in the sand. Awwww.....We found out they were excavating a green sea turtle nest early Sunday morning (it had hatched Friday night). We headed down to check it out. They found a bunch of eggs, of course, and a baby turtle inside. The kids got to see it up close before watching it make its way to the ocean. AMAZING experience. We stopped on the way home to pick up Greedo, who was being lizard-sat by Mark and LaDonna and their kids. LaDonna sent funny emails every day with Greedo posed in different scenarios. It was so nice of them to watch him for us. We visited with their family and my dad and Carolyn before heading back to real life, which is basically work (for Jason), school (for the kids) and piles and piles of laundry and dishes (for me).