Ice Cream Truck

Filed under: the day-to-day stuff — by Lauren on May 25th, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

This afternoon while we were playing outside, we heard a jingling melody coming around the corner that could only mean one thing: “It’s the ice cream truck!” Anya shouted with glee. Sierra’s comment? “DANCE!”

I love youthful innocence.

Nap Regression

Filed under: the day-to-day stuff — by Lauren on May 23rd, 2010 @ 9:29 am

Sierra, who had been moving steadily towards one nap a day, has gone back to taking two naps consistently again. Anya – who hasn’t napped regularly since NOVEMBER – started falling asleep during her afternoon rest time a week or two ago, napping for 90 minutes or more. Apparently she really needs it, because yesterday she missed it and then was falling asleep at the table during dinner. She insisted that she wasn’t hungry, just tired, and went to bed at 6 pm for the WHOLE NIGHT. What is with these kids? Is it something in the spring air?

Things my children have said today

Filed under: baby's progress,the day-to-day stuff — by Lauren on May 5th, 2010 @ 2:29 pm

Anya told me on the way to school that she would leave her sunglasses in the car when we got there so they wouldn’t get lost. Agreeing with her, I said, “No, you can’t take sunglasses into school with you.” She then got a little upset and said, “Why do sometimes people tell me ‘no’ when I am right?” After I explained what I meant, she was quickly mollified, and she LOVED when I told her she was very observant – “Just like the man said to Fancy Nancy!”

At Sierra’s baby class, we went outside to play instead of going to the gym. Sierra was climbing on one of the play structures and was about to walk onto the little suspension-style bridge that connected the stairs to the slide. I asked her if she wanted help since it was a little slippery, and she retorted, “No! I’ll do it!” Talk about Miss Independent…