Monday, December 22, 2014

Molly's Toothbrush

I often tell molly to not take her toothbrush out of the bathroom. Tonight she took it out of the bathroom and set it next to her at the kitchen table while she played. 

I came in and she knew I would take her toothbrush and put it away so she said to me,

"Mommy, don't touch my toothbrush. It's fragile."

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Happy Snowman

One of Molly's big things is "happy snowman".  She wants me to draw pictures of "happy snowman" all the time, she loves going to Costco and seeing the blow up "happy snowman" preparing for Christmas....

But she also creates her own "happy snowman".  I wish I'd have taken pictures of all the things she's done to make the "happy snowman" appear.  Stacking three cans on top of each other, stacking multiple LEGOS (the top one of course has an eyeball on it because we have a few LEGOS with eyes on them), and she's learned to draw circles and when they stack up nicely she calls it her "happy snowman".  Most anything you can stack up in parts becomes a "happy snowman".

She LOVES her "happy snowman".

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Deeply Offended

Leila had bad dreams last night that I had left her behind.  So, I promised to sleep with her all night and I slept in her bed.

Later that night...

Eden woke up throwing up.
Molly woke up and didn't go back to sleep for hours.

When daylight came Leila begged me to wake up with her when I desperately wanted sleep.

Mom: "Leila, can you let me sleep in a bit longer?"
Leila: "No.  Please wake up and be with me!"
Mom:  "Eden woke up throwing up and I had to take care of her and clean up and Molly woke up and didn't go back to sleep for two hours.  I'm really tired."
(Leila's head turns...obviously deeply offended.)
Leila:  "You mean you broke your promise and didn't sleep with me all night?!?!"

Friday, June 20, 2014

Molly Loves Sweets

Molly's been talking a lot lately.  She copies and parrots many things we say but I don't expect her to really understand what she is saying or remember it.  But things of great importance...she remembers.

After Leila's birthday.

(Molly goes to the fridge)
Molly:  "More milk"
Mom:  "You want more milk?"
Molly: "More milk."
Mom:  "OK."
(Opens the fridge...and she sees Leila's left over cake)
(Molly points to the cake)
Molly:  "Chocolate mousse."

After that vocabulary performance, I couldn't deny her some chocolate mousse cake.

She also makes sure to remember words like "treat" and "cookie".

Monday, May 5, 2014

"Thank You Siri"

I just got a new iPhone with Siri on it.  I'm not a die hard Siri person like some, but I do use it occasionally.

While asking Siri something Eden tells me...

"Mom, Siri is SO nice.  She always answers your questions and you never even say 'please' or 'thank you'.  You should be more polite to Siri."

So, I try to use my kind words...even to Siri...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Leila Makes Me Laugh

Two experiences with Leila these past few days....

The other day I looked over at Leila and she was "reading" a book to Molly.  I thought, "Oh, that's so cute!"  It was a farm animal book that we got from the library.  Then I started to listen to the book.

"The cow says 'baaa'.  
The goat says 'baaa'.  
The horse says 'baaa'."

Oh the stinker...

A few days later Leila was asked to say the prayer.  Part of her prayer...

"And bless us to be good.  
Bless us to be very good.  
Bless us to be the best ever!"

Perhaps she's repenting?

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Conversations with Molly

For as little as Molly talks...she sure can communicate.

(Mom's in the bathroom)
(Molly knocks on the door)
Mom:  "Yes?"
Molly:  "DA NA NA DA MA MA DA!"
(Molly knocks again)
Mom:  "I'm going to the bathroom."
Molly:  "DA DA NA NA NA DA MA!"
(Molly knocks again)
Mom:  "Molly, you need to wait until I'm done."
(Molly cries.)

But she's especially good at tattle telling...

Molly:  "Uh oh" (points)
(Mom looks over and sees Leila)
Mom:  "Leila, go clean up please."
(Leila runs back crying)
Molly:  "Uh oh.  WAAH! No."