Friday, February 27, 2009

Disney on Ice

Disney on ice was tonight. The girls loved it. Lauren sat spell-bound. I don't think she took her eyes off of it until it was over. Ellie was a little scared. Shannon broke my heart during it.

There is a scene where Minnie and Mickey are captured. Shannon was watching at that point and her little face crumpled. She turned and kept saying "Minnie, bye-bye"

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Hope your day is full of sweetness. Mine is... times 3.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

She makes it worth it

I put her in bed and 30 seconds later she ran down the stairs (just like normal). She says "Wait, Mommy I needed to tell you that I love you".
Of course she had to tell Shannon that she loved her too. Shannon didn't enjoy it as much.

Craft Day

I'm not the best at doing crafts. We did a bunch today. They loved making splash pictures.

Ellie is hard at work

Lauren is hard at work too

Poor Shannon is too little

Saturday, February 7, 2009

First time

Today, while I helped the girls with valentines, I witnessed something that I knew was coming. I watched Ellie write her name 13 times. I stood there almost amazed as my little girl wrote E-L-L-I-E over and over again.

If she had been the first child, I would have jumped up and down and call all the relatives. If she was simply the second child, I would have cheered and made a very big deal about it. However, Ellie is our second child but the our first typically developing child so I'm not sure what to think.

For the very first time, she has surpassed Lauren. She can do something that Lauren still cannot do. All the other times Ellie has done something earlier then Lauren but Lauren has still been able to do it. Ellie walked at 10 months and Lauren at 15 months but Lauren was walking when Ellie learned to do it because she was 3 when Ellie learned to walk. Ellie learned to speak in full sentences at 2 and Lauren at 3 1/2 but Lauren was still able to do it before Lauren.

Lauren is still struggling to write an L. I'm so excited when she can make that mark. Ellie wrote her name with such ease. There was no struggle. There was no battle. She did it like it was nothing, probably because it was nothing for her.

There have been many times during this journey of motherhood that I've wanted to simply freeze time so I could be allowed to think out what I thought. However, the moments have kept rushing forward with no thought of how I was feeling. This was one of those moments.

I stood there feeling glad for one child and hurting for my other child. Neither of them noticed. Lauren simply said "yeah, Ellie" and Ellie simply said "Thanks Lauren". I wish it was so easy for me. I simply the only thing I could do at that moment. I hugged both of them and kept moving on wih valentines. The only thing I know how to do is keep moving on.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Ellie's baby

We went to Target with all three of the girls. We were only going to go get three Valentine's Day Shirt and some rubbing alcohol. It wasn't busy so I let Shannon walk and hold Ellie's hand. Ellie was so proud. She led here baby through the store.

There were only a couple of problems. Ellie figured that since she was the older sister she could be the leader. Shannon figured that she was the leader. Ellie ended up shouting (I'm sure all of Target could hear her) "Mommy, I'm trying to make her go the right way but my baby just won't listen to me". It's tough Ellie. Let me know if you find a solution.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Ellie's mixed up words

Ellie doesn't always use words the right way.

She said she didn't want to go to bed because it is slippery.

Her shoe slipped off while we were out and she said "Mom, my shoe is being rude".

Of course one of her favorite things to do is call people "a bum-bum baby". I have no idea what a bum bum baby is but it appears to be a very bad thing.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sleepy girl

Shannon can fall asleep anywhere. It's hard being the youngest