Thursday, February 25, 2010

Would you be concerned? I am.

Let me begin by saying that I like Allie's teacher. For Allie. She was Lilly's kindergarten teacher too, and she was not a good fit for her. Mrs.T is flighty and a bit out there, which may sound like a bad thing, but Allie is sort of the same way, so they get along well. Now, Allie's class is difficult. There are a few kids who don't speak English, and a few more who have moderate behavior issues, so I know her teacher I busy, but... I sent Allie to school dressed in a short sleeved dress with a long sleeved shirt underneath and tights. When I picked her up, she was wearing her long sleeved shirt, her tights, and that was it. She. Had. No. Dress. On. No dress on. I asked her where her dress was, and she said,"in my bag, I was hot. My teacher said I could take it off". What?! Her teacher (even if she didn't say it was okay to take it off) let her walk around school in tights and a shirt. With no dress on. No dress on! Am I over reacting? I feel like I am justified in my concern, because if she doesn't see that my kid is missing a major portion of her clothing, what else is she missing? There were patterned tights, and not completely sheer, but you could definitely see striped panties underneath. Allie is 5, so I do put partial blame on her for disrobing, but come on. I sent her to school today with explicit instructions to keep her clothes on. I did give permission for sweatshirt removal, with the qualifier that the tshirt underneath stays on, no matter what.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I took Maya and Ryleigh to a local greenhouse today to pick up a new plant for my Mom. We have been doing some planting indoors at our house, so plants and seeds are at the forefront of all of our minds. While I was paying for my things, Maya and Ryleigh were examining the seed packets on the spinning carousel holder. I looked over when I heard a big squeal of happiness. Maya said, "Mommy! Come here come here this is so amazing, you won't even believe it it's candy seeds! Candy seeds, Mama, CANDY seeeeeds!". I went over to where they were, trying to figure out what they could be looking at. It was a packet of rainbow beet seeds. The picture on the front was cross sections of all different colors of beets, and it did look like it could be candy. I explained what it actually was, and in doing so I think I ruined the dream that candy could grow on trees. I guess we could have bought it and tried to pass off the beets as candy. Something tells me she wouldn't have been fooled.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

There were two in the bed and the Mommy said...

Last night, Lilly was not feeling well, and Allie couldn't sleep because Lilly wasn't feeling well, and she also couldn't stop coughing.  I invited Lilly to sleep in our bed.  We have a queen, so when one of the girls is with us it's pretty cozy, but doable.  Last night, Allie got out of bed after having been asleep for an hour, coughing and crying.  I tried to get her back to sleep in her bed, but she kept waking up.  I invited her into our bed.  Lilly was asleep, and Allie was instantly asleep.  Allie is not a calm sleeper. She sleeps sideways, kicks like a mule, and constantly thrashes around.  Lilly sleeps right through it even when she ends up with feet, literally in her face.  Me, I cannot.  I ended up on the edge with no covers, being used as a punching bag.I love my children, but I do not love sleeping in the same bed with them.  They are insane.  I am hoping there will be some good sleeping going on tonight and I can watch the Olympics and sleep again!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Allie's Makeup Obsession

Allie loves makeup.  Loves.  Makeup.  I find this odd because the closest I come to makeup is chap stick.  We got her her own kid makeup for Christmas, and every day after school she rushes to put it on. She spends a good ten minutes applying and reapplying the same coat of lipstick and eyeshadow. She is not allowed to wear it out of the house, and it disturbs her to no end.  What disturbs me? That my five year old has made herself up to look like a deranged clown.  I do love her so.

Friday, February 12, 2010

A day I am proud to see.

Lilly is teaching Allie how to read.  I am so in awe of the caring, helpful person Lilly has blossomed into, and the trusting, in awe of her sisterness that Allie clearly has.  This mothering thing is awesome.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Maya and Ryleigh spent the morning beading.  They chose their beads carefully, took time stringing them, and proudly wore them.  I went to the kitchen to make lunch and came back to find most of the beads on the floor.  They had decided to "stir" the beads because it was funny to them.  Not to me.  Beads are a pain in the butt to pick up off the floor, and I hate to vacuum them because then we have to buy more.  I got them to pick up some, but there a many left.  I wonder if I can bribe them with peanut butter cups to pick them up.  I doubt it, it is a gigantic job.  They did such a good job working on their necklaces, it is worth the mess.  Well, almost.

Friday, February 5, 2010


I told Maya and Ryleigh that I would take them out to lunch, and then made the mistake of asking them where they wanted to go. They don't know resturants, unless it's the breakfast one with the couches or the one with all the stuff on the walls, or McDonalds. We go to resturants, but generally don't name them for whatever reason. So they wanted McDonalds and I wanted nothing less than that, so I convinced then to go to the bakery because it was healthier (they do have tons of healthy stuff even though they are a bakery, but I digress) when we got there, they ended up sharing a grilled cheese and bacon sandwich. So much for healthy.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

If you need some time...

If you need some time alone, I was hoping for twenty minutes or so, you must purchase the playdoh ice cream sundae making station. We bought this for the girls, and presented it to Maya and Ryleigh at approximately 8:45 this morning. It is now 11:23, and they are still working away. It is an awesome toy, needs very little adult assistance ( although it is really fun to play with. I got suckered in to fake eating fake icecream). I highly recommend it. The best 15 bucks ever spent. Oh the thnigs I could have gotten done had I known it would last this long!

Monday, February 1, 2010

My Favorite

These are my favorite photos from our sledding trip a few weeks ago.  Oddly enough they are not of anyone actually sledding.  They are such fans of one another, and I love that they aren't looking at the camera.  I think they were plotting the best route down the hill.