Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter family fun

We had a really fun Easter Day this year.

We started out by playing in The Big Green Bed, which is what we call Mommy and Daddy’s bed.  Mommy said there was an Easter that we played in a bed back when KiKi was a tiny baby… remember this and this?

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Look how small we used to be!  KiKi was way smaller than me then, but now she’s bigger!
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KiKi and I love to play and we also like to give hugs.  But she usually pulls me over so we both fall down.
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Sometimes we rest for a minute.  Shhhh.  Then sometimes we get all silly again!!
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Then we were doing Easter Day Hoorays!!
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Then we got ready for church.

KiKi always walks faster than me.  But Daddy helps me keep going without KiKi running away.
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Our dresses weren’t just the same, but they were kind of almost the same. KiKi wore the one that was supposed to be for me, but it’s ok.  I like purple too.  Mommy made new bows for us to go with our Easter dresses…
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Grammy, Papa, and Auntie Ju came up to have Easter with us.  They came to church with Auntie Rachel and Uncle Patrick, too, so we were all there together.  After we got done at church, we all went to Auntie Rachel’s house for lunch and fun.
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We got our Easter baskets at Auntie Rachel’s house.  KiKi got some neat Snoopy things (She LOVES Snoopy!) and I got some cute ducks to play with in the bath.  We got candy, too, but I gave mine to KiKi since I don’t really like to eat stuff like candy.
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We got to change clothes and then we went hunting for Easter eggs. It was pretty easy to find them, but KiKi didn’t get as many as I did. She kept stopping to eat her candy.
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I found the eggs and just kept going to find more.  I gave my candy to KiKi and Daddy to eat.
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It was a super fun day.  We napped in our rooms (yep, we have rooms at their house, too) and then we got to play some more. 

Hope you all had a good Easter this year, too!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sleeping where??

The other day I got up from my nap and went to look for Mommy. She was napping too because she was really tired.  She didn’t hear me by her bed, and I was still tired, so I just laid down and went back to sleep. She woke up later and almost stepped on me.  Here’s what she saw…

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She just stepped over me so I could keep sleeping, and when she checked on me in a few minutes, I was still sleeping.
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Usually when KiKi wakes up from nap or in the morning, she stays in her bed for a long time with her blanket.  She just likes to be in her bed, I guess.  BUT—the same day I was sleeping on the floor by Mommy’s bed, when Mommy went to peek at KiKi, she found her on the floor, too!

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Belle was the only one who was sleeping on a pillow like we’re supposed to. Mommy woke up from her nap and saw this before she even knew I was on the floor by her.
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She said something was wacky that day…everyone was sleeping in wacky places!

Monday, April 25, 2011

More eye doctors

I'm at the eye doctor again today. Its a different one though. I saw one guy already and he ckecked my eyes and put some drops in there. I didn't like that at all. Now I'm waiting for the next guy. But at least I can play a little.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Cookie Therapy

(For those of you who skim, there’s a video at the bottom with some speech fun, if you’re into that kind of thing. )

Yesterday we did some fun things that also made me work hard with my hands.
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First we got our stuff together that we would need.  And we got excited!
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Then we counted a little and put the squares on the pan.  They were a little sticky.
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Then we put the squares in the oven. 
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After the squares had turned into to cookies in the oven, we came back and got ready to put frosting on them.  Mommy didn’t want us messy, so we did frosting with naked body.

KiKi started first.  She put her fingers in the cup Mommy gave us that had frosting in it, then she put it on her cookie. Like paint. 
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She did a pretty good job.  And she even licked her finger and said it was “YUMMY!”
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KiKi showed me how to do it. 
“Stick your finger in the frosting, Braska.”
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”Well, this is not fun at ALL!”
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I tried to paint like KiKi did.
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I even tried to lick the frosting because Mommy wanted me to do that, too. I wasn’t too happy about it, though.
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”Mommy please clean my hand.  Too sticky.”
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”Can you hurry, Mommy?  Get it off!”
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”If I sit here and hold my hand really still, maybe the sticky stuff will go away.”
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Finally Mommy cleaned my hand, and I was done with all that.  KiKi did the next part. Sprinkles.  I think she liked it!
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Oops!  She dropped the sprinkles on her cookie!
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Mommy helped me do my sprinkles, since the container was kind of hard for me to hold.
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KiKi ate her cookies. She said they were “Sooooo YUMMY!”  I didn’t eat mine.  Mommy didn’t seem surprised. 
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We did have some silly fun at the table, though.  Mommy tried to get me to eat my cookies, but I’m good at helping her think about other things so she will forget to want me to eat.  See how sneaky I can be in the movie here…

(Mommy note: Don’t miss the first part…it’s quick, but Braska does a very rare spontaneous question on camera.  That she does it is not rare, that it was caught on video…priceless. Also later, spontaneous rendition of You Are My Sunshine.)

We had lots of fun, even if I didn’t want to eat stuff. 

Happy Easter!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Cousins at Grandma C’s Park

Sometimes we have sunny days and sometimes we have rainy days.  And lately we’ve had a whole BUNCH of rainy days. 

But a couple weeks ago we had a really warm, sunny day.  We didn’t have stuff to do in the afternoon so we went to see Grandma C at work, and we stole her away to go play with all us cousins.

Xander was sleeping, but the girls went to Grandma C’s park. It’s right by her house, and we just walk over there.  We don’t even have to get in the car.  KiKi got tired on the way there and decided to ride on Grandma C.  Shay was stopping to look at flowers all over.
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Shay is the biggest of us girl cousins, and she always is the first in line.  She goes to this park a lot, so she knows the way.
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Shay didn’t want to wear her hat when we got to the park, so Grandma C held it and her flowers for her.  She’s a good Grandma like that.
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KiKi climbed and did the slide over and over and over with Shay.  But my favorite thing is always swinging!!
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After a little bit, we had to go back home.  All of us wanted to walk with Grandma  C.
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I got tired, so I let Mommy carry me.  KiKi and Shay kept on walking with Grandma C.
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I wanted to try to ride on Grandma C like KiKi did.  It was fun way up there.
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When we got home, Xander was awake.  We went outside and played.  I climbed up in the table, but it had water in it so I got my pants all wet.
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Then we went in and watched some of Xander’s favorite videos. We like them, too.  Like Moon, Moon, Moon and Pig on Her Head
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It was a really good cousin day!