Sunday, May 7, 2017

5-7-17

I offered my kids fifty cents for each fly in the house that they kill. They are now sneaking around the house in a focused psychopathic fervor that should probably scare me.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

4-18-17

This past weekend the girls and I got to talking about music I listened to in college. I was explaining it sure wasn't Selena Gomez and Shawn Mendes. So we went on a little auditory trip with Garbage, The Cranberries, Alanis Morissette (limited), the Breeders, etc. I was explaining it was the era of very angry but very determined women.

Since then I have come downstairs about every morning to Milly Moo listening to Zombie by the Cranberries. She is ENAMORED of the song. And of Dolores O'Riordan in general. We've looked up photos of her (then and now), learned about where she's from, listened to lots of songs.... I pretty much love it. But then again Milly is my little music fairy - she'll listen to a song and just tear up. Then when it's over she'll just go back to what she was doing as if nothing happened.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

2-18-17

"Do not reach into your sisters shirt to try and steal her loris!"
Thing number 57422 I never thought I'd say.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

1-4-17

Wednesday is "late start" day in our district so the girls get an extra hour of sleep. SLG always wants me to wake her up before I go to work for a quick hug, but I'm often torn since she can usually use the extra snooze time. This morning I was running late trying to get dinner in the crock pot before I left, so I was sneaking off to work in the quiet dark. I was just getting my stuff into the car and had one foot into the driver's seat when I saw little Cindy Lou Who in the doorway with the light from the mudroom behind her - her Little Mermaid short sleeve/shorts jammies on - and rumpled hair backlit every which way. Unlike her namesake, this Cindy Lou Who did not have such a placid disposition and huge tears were falling down a dismayed face. Stalling for time I said "Mills - what are you doing? What's wrong?" She said "You're leaving without hugging me!" And in true Grinch-like quick thinking I said "Oh honey - I'm just putting my stuff in the car - I was coming RIGHT NOW to hug you!!" After I ran back to the mudroom, shut the door and gave big hugs, Cindy Lou wandered back upstairs and back to bed. Whew. I wonder if my heart grew three sizes this morning?

Monday, December 12, 2016

12-11-16

Milly said she wanted an ice cream maker for Christmas. We have the ice cream attachment for my Kitchenaid that I haven't used in forever. So I spent the night last night looking up instructions on how to use the thing, new recipes for it,  and Ryan got the ingredients at the store. I dug out the attachment, cleaned it, and froze it. Tonight I had it going while we ate dinner. When dinner was done I told Milly to come look at Fern (the mixer) with me. I was so happy. When she figured out what it was she said "No that's not the kind of maker I want at all." And walked away. And that's the story of how I came to only have one child.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

11-30-16

Milly had been a wee bit naughty last night and had ended up running up the stairs to her room sobbing, VERY angry with her mom.  A few moments later, as I was sitting on the couch I heard small feet come down the stairs and then hesitate on the last few. Without turning around I softly said "What is it, Camilla?"  She sniffily and somewhat angrily said "Well I just really need a hug right now and so I need you to give me one ... but I'm still mad at you ok"  I told her I understood, and she ran and cuddled up in my arms on the couch.  My little huggy monkey.  I wish we'd always end all our arguments this way, but I know all too soon that'll change.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

11-23-16

CORA:
Nicknames:  Coco

How old are you?  9

What is your favorite color?  Blue

What is your favorite animal?  Cat

What is your favorite book?  Took

What is your favorite TV show?  Bunk'd

What is your favorite movie? Star Trek

What is your favorite song? Closer by the Chainsmokers with Halsey

What is your favorite food? Spaghetti

What is your favorite drink?  Diet Coke (??)

What is your favorite breakfast food? Bagles w/ cream cheese

What is your favorite snack? Candy

What is your favorite outfit?  Tshirt and shorts

What is your favorite game?  War (card game)

What is your favorite toy? Kitten stuffed animal

Who is your best friend?  Kalini or Regan

What is your favorite thing to do?  Go see kittens

What is your favorite thing to do outside?   Play volleyball or look at clouds

What is your favorite holiday? Christmas

What do you like to take to bed with you at night?   My pillow?

Where is your favorite place to go?  Animal Rescue League

What is your favorite restaurant?  Olive Garden

Where do you want to go on vacation?  Florida

What do you want to be when you grow up?  Animal shelter owner

What do you want to do on your birthday?  Get a cat

What do you like about Mommy? You make me happy

What do you like about Daddy?  He plays outside with me
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MILLY:
Nicknames:   Milly (Milly Moo, Silly Milly, Mills, General Mills, etc etc)

How old are you? 6

What is your favorite color?  Aqua 

What is your favorite animal? Kitten!

What is your favorite book?  Christmas books

What is your favorite TV show? Jessie

What is your favorite movie?  Star Trek 1

What is your favorite song?  Let me Love You by Justin Beiber

What is your favorite food?  Cheese quesadilla

What is your favorite drink? Root beer

What is your favorite breakfast food?  Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal

What is your favorite snack?  Treats/candy

What is your favorite outfit?  A dress and leggings

What is your favorite game?  Disney Infinity

What is your favorite toy? Barbies

Who is your best friend?  Amelia

What is your favorite thing to do?  Play with my family

What is your favorite thing to do outside?  Run around and play with Cora

What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas

What do you like to take to bed with you at night?   a stuffed animal kitten

Where is your favorite place to go? McDonalds 

What is your favorite restaurant? Perkins

Where do you want to go on vacation?  Paris

What do you want to be when you grow up?  A mom and a teacher

What do you want to do on your birthday?  I wanna go to the apple orchard.

What do you like about Mommy?  That she takes care of me.

What do you like about Daddy?  That he tells me funny jokes.