Thursday, June 23, 2011

Baby Johnny

Eden and Leila's cousin baby Johnny's been in the hospital, very sick. We were able to see him on video chat.

Today Eden wanted to play doctor:

"I'll be the doctor and you be baby Johnny."
(Eden sticks anything "tube like" anywhere she can)
I'm putting tubes in your arms."
(Eden sticks the "shot" in my mouth)
"This is your feeding tube."
(Pushes the shot)
"There's your apples."
(Pushes the shot again)
"There's your squash."
(Pushes the shot again)
"There's your pears"
(Gets the play scissors and tweezers)
"Now we need to do heart surgery."
(Pretends to cut open my chest and fix my heart.)
"There, now you're all better!"

I think Baby Johnny needs Eden as a doctor. She did a really good job. Hang in there baby Johnny. We love you!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


(Eden puts her arms on her back to look like wings)
Eden: "Look! I have wings cause I'm an angel!"
Dad: "Oh. But did you know that real angels don't have wings? Wings are symbols often showing power and abilities beyond what we have now on Earth."
(Thinks for a moment)
Eden: "Oh.....Look at my symbols!"

She got it right, "wings are symbols". Just not quite like how she imagined it.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Leila's Owie

I constantly need to make sure Leila SITS in the tub instead of stands.

This last tubby time, she was about to stand up, slipped, and hit her chin on the side of the tub.

Bleeding...lots of bleeding.

We got her out and held a cloth on her tongue to help her stop the bleeding.

She bit THROUGH her tongue with her top and bottom teeth.

Ouch. Poor thing.

We called the doctor and luckily tongues heal easily and she didn't need to go to the ER.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Questions and Answers

I got a jar of "getting-to-know-you" type questions as a gift. As soon as Eden saw the jar, she wanted to open it. I opened it and asked to ask her questions.

Mom: "What is your favorite color?"
Eden: "" (although I believe its dark purple)

Mom: "What is the messiest place in your house?"
Eden: "We need to clean the kitchen."

Mom: "What's your favorite household chore?"
Eden: "Mopping the floor."

Mom: "What is the best gift you've received and why was it so important?"
Eden: "Jesus, cause he helps our bodies."

She never ceases to amaze me.

I think I'm gonna try to get out this jar and ask her a few questions once a week and write her responses on this blog.

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Warning...

I was getting dinner ready and waiting a few more minutes to get it out of the oven. I was sitting on the floor with Leila and putting my hand in the oven mitt like a puppet. Then Eden comes over, bends down, and looks at Leila.

"Be careful Leila. Mom's gonna BAKE you."

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Leila's new favorite word is "Hi."

She often just says, "Hi!" and waves. Or she'll take my phone and press it up to her mouth and say, "Hi". Her favorite person to say "hi" to is daddy. She'll run to his office (where he spends most of his days at the moment) and give a huge smile and say, "Hi dada."