Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A long-awaited visit!

Dr. and Mrs M!

Last night my cousin, Sean, and his wife, Lisa, stopped for a quick visit and dinner on their whirlwind tour of visiting friends and relatives before they settle in Indiana. They both went to Tech for their undergraduate work and have been in California for the past five years while Sean completed his doctorate. He now has a "Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering" and will teach classes at at college in Indiana.

There are 11 first cousins in our family, but we were the ones represented last night. Thanks for carving time out during your travels to see us Sean and Lisa! Here's hoping we see each other again before three years pass!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

another success!

Here she is showing us her undies

She insisted she needed to go this evening saying, "Poop potty! Poop potty!" several times before I decided to let her try. She was right! She received lots of praise and the current fav for treats: starburst jelly beans!
Then I decided to let her wear some underwear for the rest of the evening. I don't know if it was the underwear or the previous success, but she wanted to sit on the little potty in a different bathroom on and off for about 30 minutes while we were prepping dinner. She stayed dry in the undies until bedtime. I guess this means I really do need to get serious about training...

Thursday, May 28, 2009


This morning the girls are sitting at their little table in the family room playing with magnetic dress up dolls. Lydia is carrying on a running conversation for both of them about what the dolls are doing and where they are going. Then I hear....
Lauren: "Nigh-nigh"
Lydia: very excited that sis comprehends the pretend play, "Yes, Lauren! They are going night-night. That's right!"
...more talking....
Lauren: "Nigh-nigh"
Lydia: Right, Lauren. It's time for night-night.
...more talking...
Lauren: "Nigh-nigh"
Lydia: I know, Lauren. Yes!
Lauren: "Nigh-nigh"
Lydia: losing patience, "Lauren, yes! Will you stop talking about night-night?"
Lauren: "Nigh-nigh"
Lydia: "Stop saying it Lauren! They already did sleep! Now they need to do something else."
Lauren: "Nigh-nigh".....

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lauren reads

I had to capture her little, high-pitched "reading" voice.

Monday, May 11, 2009


We had potty success with Lauren this week! I'm hoping the generous bag of treats she received will not be forgotten as we move forward in the training

The things she ponders

Last night as Lydia and I were snuggling in bed, she asked, "Mom, why do boys sometimes kiss girls and the girls don't like it and they cry?" I was astonished and began (quickly) pondering how to answer my almost four year old.
Me: "Who told you that boys kiss girls and make them cry?"
L: "Eden." (yeah right, she's also four)
Me: "I don't think so. Who said this?"
L: hemming and hawing, then finally .... "You know, Mom. Georgy Porgy, pudding and pie, kissed the girls and made them cry...."

This girl makes us laugh!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

when she wants to

Lauren doesn't talk very much, but this week she said her first sentence:
"I wan moosik ahn." (I want music on.) How appropriate. She does love her music!