Sunday, January 30, 2011

Memory concerns

The other day I was helping Rachel step up over the curb, when Benjamin remarked that he didn't know she could do that. I told him, "yes, she can step up when I help her."

I didn't think much about it until the next day. I was helping Rachel walk up the stairs, so I pointed it out to Benjamin.

"Wow!" he said. "I can't believe you remembered that. I said that yesterday!"

OK, so I know I have memory problems when I'm pregnant. I never thought I was that bad, though.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pining for Disneyland

"Oh Mom, I want to go back to where dreams come true." -Samuel

Samuel's maze at the Lego store in Downtown Disney. Although it was fun, he knew it wasn't really Disneyland.

Monday, January 24, 2011

The girls at my appointment

I unfortunately scheduled an appointment while Dominic was working, so I got to take the girls with me to the doctor's office. Luckily it was just a regular check-up. The girls really liked listening to the baby's heartbeat. After the doctor left the room, both Lisy and Rachel climbed up on the exam table, lay down and lifted up their shirts. They wanted me to "listen" to their babies, too. So I tickled their bellies. Now Rachel keeps telling me that she has a baby in her belly, too.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Good oral hygiene begins at a young age

This morning Rachel came knocking at my bedroom door with a handful of curly thread. Then I noticed the minty scent.

"Rachel, do you want me to floss your teeth?" I asked.

"Yeah!" she responded as she did her happy dance.

I'm glad she likes to floss her teeth; too bad it took the rest of the floss for just 16 little teeth.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lisy cracks us up

Lisy in front of the San Diego skyline.

"What do you say?" prompted Daddy.
"Excu- *BURP*" replied Lisy.
Oh, it was hard not to laugh out loud.


"Mom, I a ugly princess," Lisy stated one day.
"Oh? Do you want to be an ugly princess?" I asked.
"No," she replied matter-of-factly, but she did not elaborate.


During our Christmas vacation, the boys got in trouble more than once because they wouldn't lift up the toilet seat and would pee on it. After we came home, Lisy had an accident. She made it into the bathroom but no further. Lisy explained the situation to me, and with a big smile on her face, she ended by telling me, "but I didn't pee on the toilet seat!"


Right in the middle of singing "76 Trombones," Lisy made an explosion noise.
"Lisy, did you just blow-up the Music Man?" I asked in disbelief.
"Yes!" she happily answered.

Elisa is not exactly graceful. She falls down all the time. Dominic has joked that she would fall off the floor if it wasn't below her. She also runs into things, like walls and doors, a lot. We used to feel a little concerned for her safety, but she does this so often and usually just shakes it off, that it's much more comical to us.

The other night at dinner Lisy fell off the bench and Dominic stifled a laugh. She sat back on the bench and said, "Daddy laughs when I fall down!" She then proceeded to purposefully fall down through the rest of dinner.