Sunday, June 4, 2017

Birthdays and kitty celebrations

Dear Maya and Emi,

The problem with mommy only blogging every three weeks or so now is that I accumulate such a list of things to say and photos to show. This blog post is all about celebrations--of motherhood, of birthdays, and of a very special kitty. Here goes:

  • Mother's Day weekend: mommy was a bit busy but we did have some quality time together as you can see by these silly photos. We also pitched in together to clean and organize the porch and deck to prepare for summertime fun. Thank you girls for the gifts and crafts you gave me!

  • Photo location scouting with you, Maya: look at this huge patch of forget-me-nots!

  • Memorial Day weekend = Nanny's birthday party!

  • A birthday party for Kelsie (and Bobbie, long distance)

  • And finally, we are celebrating our dear kitty Clio because we've just found out she won't be with us much longer. Her kidneys are failing her and we'll be putting her to sleep sometime soon. Maya, when we told you the news yesterday we were astounded by how well you took it. After a few quiet tears and a strong squeeze, you asked us if we could bury her and get her a gravestone. Emi, I don't think you quite understand yet, but you've been very gentle to Clio because you know she is sick.

    We're all going to miss Clio so, so much, but I'm glad we get to treasure these last days with her. And as always, I love you both!

Friday, May 12, 2017

For similar reminiscent days

Dear Maya and Emi,

Today's post has some really funny lists that I've been compiling. It also has some really pretty photos that I haven't blogged yet. It doesn't have a whole lot of the usual "what we've been up to" stuff because we haven't been doing much to report. Basically you've been doing well with the potty (Emi) and with your reading and writing (Maya) but you're both noisy and bicker a lot and keep us on our toes. The good news is that Grandma and Papa Stan are moving near us in a few weeks!!! Hooray!!!

Emi, here are some of the funny things you mispronounce:

  • Pattycake (pancake)
  • Skabetty (spaghetti)
  • Violence (violets)
  • Craptor (tractor)
  • Blueberry eyes (Googly eyes)
  • Banarina (ballerina)
  • Jaclyn (jack-o-lantern)

Emi, here are some of the awesome words and phrases you use correctly:

  • Crescent
  • ""
  • Celebration
  • Emi--"I want (to be) a astronaut."
    Me--"Do you even know what an astronaut does?"

Emi, you talk constantly lately, in long winding sentences that go all over the place. You sometimes even use these words that you don't understand:

  • Habitat (Thanks Lin Manuel Miranda on Sesame Street)
  • Fictional
  • Fictional pineapple (what???)
  • Location

Maya, you've been incorporating these words into sentences lately, and very well I might add:

  • reminiscent
  • similar

Maya, you've been singing a lot lately, too, including:

  • 76 Trombones
  • Everything from Mary Poppins

Maya, I'm kinda glad you still mispronounce things so I know you're not ALL grown up, like:

  • togever (together)
  • Octover (October)

Okay, it's time for bed. Love you both!