Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lego Role Play

Most of the time when we play LEGOS, Eden has me build a "doctor's office"...today after playing doctor she thought of a new idea....

Pooh played by Eden. Piglet played by mom.

Pooh: "Piglet, come in the door."
(Enters Piglet.)
Pooh: "I'm King Pooh sitting on a throne."
Piglet: "Hi King. What would you like me to do for you?"
Pooh: "Go and do as the Lord hath commanded."
Piglet: "Oh, what did he command me to do?"
Pooh: "He commanded you to go clean your room."


(Piglet enters.)
Piglet: "King, my people need more food. Can you help us?"
Pooh: "Oh yes, I can help you."
Piglet: "Thanks, what should I do?"
Pooh: "Go to Foods Festival (local grocery store here)."
Piglet: "Oh, OK."
Pooh: "And close the door when you leave so flies don't come in."


Eden started out being girlie when she went outside and picked a flower to give to me.

I told her that was very nice and got a cup of water to put the flower in.

After seeing the flower and the cup of water, Eden had a better idea.

She decided that the flower would be much better used as a "paintbrush" to paint pretty water pictures on our table.

Friday, April 22, 2011


Leila now walks more than she crawls.

The only time she crawls is when she really wants to get someplace or to something fast. She knows that crawling is faster than walking.

She often only takes a few steps and falls, then get up again and falls. But she's made it across the living room a few times all by herself.

Looking at My Eye

Eden was looking at the veins in my eyes and said,

"Mom, your eyes have cracks in them..."

Quoting Scripture

Eden loves to pretend to be people. One (at times problematic) person she likes to pretend to be is Jesus.

The other day she said to me,

"Mommy, I'm Jesus and I'm coming to Earth."
(Walks up to me)
"Suffer the little children to come unto me."

She's quoting scriptures better than I can...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tookus and Tumpkus

Eden has recently named her "children" (they are her Play Doh containers). They are twin boys named Tookus and Tumpkus. She'll play with them like they are her real children.

A part of me says, "She's so creative and imaginative."

Another part of me says, "We need to get out more."

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cinnamon Knot

For those curious, a cinnamon knot is basically a bread stick covered in cinnamon and sugar, then tied in a knot and baked.

On with my story...

We had cinnamon knots the other day. Tyson wasn't feeling too good so we saved his for him. The next day Eden found it...

Eden: "Mommy, can I have the cinnamon knot?"
Mom: "Its dad's, you'd have to ask him."
Dad: "You can have SOME of it."
Mom: "You should ask dad nicely if you can have some of it."
(Eden turns to dad)
Eden: "Dad, can I have so...ALL of your cinnamon knot?"

Sneaky girl. Guess she realized mid-sentence that it was better to start by asking him for ALL of it, just in case. I mean, why settle for less?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Eden has been able to spell her name for a while now (the letters...not always in the right order). Sometimes she does better than others.

But today she's really started to improve.

Eden: "I spelled 'MOM'!"
Mom: (checking if she did) "How did you spell it?"
Eden: "M-O-M."
(I looked and sure enough, 'MOM' was written on her paper.)

Eden: "I spelled 'Leila"!"
Mom: "Oh yeah?" (not REALLY believing it)
(I looked and she had written the letters "L", "E", "I", and "A".)

I'm impressed.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Who Needs a Dog?

Everyone but Eden had finished eating.

Before I know, Leila had crawled under the table and Eden was feeding Leila her food bit by bit.

But I admit, it was actually more "sharing" than "getting rid of food you HAVE TO eat" cause we made some dessert bread sticks....and that's what she was sharing with Leila.

I tried to get a picture...but my camera ran out of batteries.

Monday, April 11, 2011


Eden loves to pretend to make lists:

(Eden scribbling lines on paper)
"Mommy needs to clean the house."
"Eden needs to take her Vitamin D."
"Mommy needs to do potty training."
"Leila needs to get in trouble."
"Eden needs to clean her room."
"Leila needs to clean her room."
"Eden needs to watch a movie."
"Mommy needs to do laundry."

Guess my day is planned out. Better get to work....

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Two Steps

Leila took two steps all by herself yesterday! She'll be walking before we know it!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Only My Child...

Eden was playing with her doll house. All the dolls, except one, was missing and she was wondering where they could have gone. With a surprised look on her face she says,

"Mom! Where did all the other humans go?!"

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Eden's hit some terrible twos. Its not all bad, mostly bedtime is the worst.

But these past few days Eden's actually been EXTREMELY nice....except at bedtime when she's EXTREMELY difficult.

During the day I hear:

"Thank you for this dinner mom."
"I would love if you could get me the sidewalk chalk."
"Could you come outside with me please?"
"Its important for you to read me a book."

Then bedtime and nap time roll around when I hear:

"I need more water."
"I need another story."
"I need another song."
"I need you to stay here and talk with me."

Touchy-Feely Children

While going out to eat with my sister and her kids, Eden stood close to Trey and kept trying to sneak her hand over to hold his hand. Trey wouldn't have a part in that and took his hand away.

Then later, while Ramona and Leila were in the double stroller, Leila would reach over to Ramona and try to hold her hand. Ramona didn't respond (but then again, she's only 3 1/2 months old).