Sunday, May 17, 2009

Addie, Addie, Addie...

Friday night we were in the car on the way to Greenville for a friend's birthday.  This was the conversation:

me: "Addie stop picking your lip." (they are chapped and she picks the skin off constantly)
Addie: "I'm not picking my lip mom, I'm picking my nose!"
me:  "Lovely Addie, just lovely!"

Earlier that day I picked Addie up from school and we went to the mall for lunch and returns until it was time to pick up Anna.  We went into a store where I had to return a shirt that did not fit.  All of the jewelry was strategically placed in front of the register (for impulse buyers like me.)  Addie browsed at all the sparkle while I finished my business.  I had a million things on my mind all while trying to talk to the nice lady at the register and also trying to make sure Addie stayed near.  I finished with my return and grabbed her hand to leave.  She said, "Mama, I picked you out some pretty bracelets." I said, "That's so sweet of you!" and we headed to the car.  As we got to the car I loaded her up in a hurry as usual and as I sat down I felt something poke me in my pocket.  To my surprise were the nice bracelets that Addie had picked out for me.  Back into the mall we went to return the bracelets that she had swiped.  She just didn't understand why we had to leave them there.  I was afraid that all the people in the store saw what I was oblivious to and thought that I was one of those twisted parents that put their children up to thievery.  I never felt her stick those in my pocket...I swear!  And they were huge too.  What planet was I on?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Today Anna said that her favorite thing to do was for me to sit with them on the couch and play DS games or watch TV with them.  Two things I read into this: 1 I don't sit with my girls enough and 2 they watch far too much tv and video games.  Of course I said that if I didn't have so many messes to pick up that I could sit more than I do.  Anna then got up to drag out the markers and paint and create another mess for me to clean.  Addie ran into her sister's room saying "mom I'm doing a surprise!"  Nick peeked in on her as she was stuffing all of Anna's clothes under the dresser and the under the bed.  He asked her what she was doing and she said, "Daddy what do you think I'm Anna's room!"  He then gently directed her to the hamper.  If only we could just stuff it under the bed!!!

It has been 2 months since my last post.  A lot has happened...most significantly was the passing of my grandmother.  Boy do I miss her!  It has now been 19 days since I last spoke to her.  I have really struggled with her passing.  She gave me a very soft, comfortable place and I will miss that.   I really miss that.   

I would post a picture but I don't have any on this NEW COMPUTER!! woo-hoo!  That was part of the reason for the sporadic blogging.  My old one was 7 years old and it gave up on me.  Anyway, I hope to catch up on my blog but at least keep it going from here.