Saturday, March 24, 2007

From Eli

My life is rich with lots of healthy pretending. At the kid party* that I go to each week, Nick is the bad guy and I rescue Alexa. Sometimes I'm the bad guy and Nick rescues Alexa. Last week we played house. I was the dog for a while, then I was the baby. When I play with Mia, she's the mom & I'm the baby. Sometimes I just miss those baby days of being able to scream as much as I want and people running around catering to my needs.

Tonight I went to the kid party and we played, "bake." Last week at the kid party we baked St. Patrick's Day cookies. Here is a picture of me & my friends making cookies & drinking water as we watched a movie.

*The kid party is my parents' babysitting co-op. We switch off between 5 families, so my parents get 4 dates on Saturdays and just one crazy night with 8 kids. We love it!

Monday, March 12, 2007

From Mia

Here's what my parents have been hearing all day every day for the past week or so:

Me: "I will do it!"
30 seconds later...
Me: "Help!"

I'm trying so hard to learn to do all the things my big brother can do.

Tomorrow I will have to go see the pediatrician. Mom's pretty sure I have an ear infection. I've been such an unhappy camper.

I told my mom today, pointing at my little doll, "Baby's ears hurt." :(

Friday, March 9, 2007

From Eli

Yesterday in preschool I learned how to say, "Bonjour," "merci," and "au revoir!" Wouldn't Jo-Jo be proud?

My dad put it into my head that I have a baby brother. We put my clothes in a bin when they are too small for me & my dad said they are for my baby brother. Every day I talk about my baby brother up in heaven (NO, NO, NO, MOM IS NOT PREGNANT!). But I lay things aside for my brother all the time now. Just to make sure he has everything he needs. I built a tower of chairs and what-not to reach the bin where his clothes are just to put a pair of underwear in there for him. He'll need that, right?!

Today I have an imaginary pet. His name is Frodo. He is a bat. He got dressed with me, ate with me and watched TV with me. When I had to hold things in my hand, I had to be careful not to crush Frodo. Sometimes, I just had to carry things with my one free hand. Frodo needs a lot of attention.

Here is a picture of Frodo I drew for you:

Monday, March 5, 2007

From Mia

The Princess has entered the building.

I got to go to a PRINCESS BIRTHDAY PARTY! I got to wear my beautiful princess dress Mom bought me for the occasion. My favorite part of it BY FAR was the CROWN. We danced and played and jumped in the castle moon bounce. We glued jewels onto other little crowns and played pin the kiss on the Sleeping Beauty. At the end we each got a cupcake with our very own candle to blow out! It just doesn't get much better than this!

Here's another photo with me & my friend, Cammy, the birthday girl.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

From Eli

I don't know if you've heard, but I'm 4 and a half. They had a 4 and a half year birthday party for me at school and this was quite an awakening for me. Four and a half is MORE than just 4!! Since I'm 4 and a half, I can jump higher, reach taller and I'm MUCH stronger. Because I'm 4 and a half. My parents say we have to eat as many bites at dinner as we are old. When they said I had to eat 4 bites, I corrected them. FOUR AND A HALF bites.

I told my gymnastics teacher I was 4 and a half. I told the grocery clerk I was 4 and a half. I told my babysitter I was 4 and a half. Did I tell you I was 4 and a half? I'm 4 and a half.

After my party at preschool, my only complaint to my mom was, "Mom, they didn't give me any presents!" Everyone knows you should get presents when you're 4 and a half.