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Archives for May 2002
Hey Flidais! You’re IT!
My homeschooling friend from Friday’s visit has herown website here: P A R E N T I N G D E C I S I O N S . c o m I think she did a great job!
I donâ€™t know why I go so long between entries. Living I guess. Had a couple of withdrawn type days this week, so of course I didnâ€™t want to bore you all with that.
Today, Ron took the kids down to our old house to clear out some more stuff. Thereâ€™s some dressers and shelving still down there, plus some odds and ends and a surprising amount of toys and things of the childrenâ€™s. They are also visiting our friends which used to be our neighbours, Wendyâ€™s kids. They left about 10 this morning, and I made sure they had a decent breakfast and were laden down with books, sandwiches, fruit and juice for the trip. I made it to about 11:30 before I called my mommy to come get me. 🙂 She took me and Emma out to lunch with her and Carl, then us girls did some shopping. Mostly window-shopping, but at the thrift store, Emma picked out a jumper with Zoe (from Sesame Street) on it. All of $2. Then Mom felt real sorry for me, so she fed me super as well. While I was there, I called Wendy and talked to her
Lest I felt too guilty, I told her it was a great Motherâ€™s Day present to spend so much time almost kid-free with her only daughter. Laid it on a little thick, though.
Yesterday, we had a home schooling family over for a visit and had a great time. I always feel like I talk about myself too much, but she can keep up with me. I hope we become great friends, because the potential is there. We have so much in common. Co-sleeping, breastfeeding, that sort of thing. She has a baby a few months younger than Emma, and two boys aged 3 and almost 9. The older boys played on the computer with Addison, and both us moms remarked on how that wouldnâ€™t naturally happen had they been used to the age classes of the school system. Sheâ€™s just great. 🙂
Emma seems to be developing by leaps and bounds these days. The other night I listed 36 words she can say. She also understands about a dozen other phrases, or can show us what she wants. For your enjoyment, here they are:
Mom, Dad, Addy, Sarah (say-ya), Meaghan (nay-nay), Mam, Carl, baby, kitty, car, BALL!, booby, t.v., juice, eat (also signs it), belly, toes, nose, eyes, ears, see it, boots, Barney, Elmo, Ernie, NO, down, outside, yes, more (ah-ee), come on (mon), bye bye, nite, nite, book, kids, uh-oh, hi. She understands or can show us: waving bye or hi, go outside, go for a drive, go to Mamâ€™s, want to eat, wants to nurse, stinky toes, stinky diaper, wants to go to bed, gives kisses and hugs, smacks lips and go â€œahâ€ after a big drink. What a smart baby!
She is really starting to be shy with some strangers, now. She will bow her head and stare really hard at the ground. It takes a long time to get her to look up again. Then again, sometimes, like today, she will say bye bye to everyone we see in a store!
So now Emma is sleeping off her busy afternoon. She was pretty lonely without the kids and Dad here. Ron just called to say there were leaving, so I can expect the crew at 10 tonight.
I hope we get the van unloaded before church tomorrow.
Anotehr something of mine on ebay – the 6 Million Dollar Man coloring book!