I thought it was about time for a kid post.
I'd like to tell you about last night. This past weekend was the time change and all. Naturally, Dennis and I managed to stay up way too late since our bodies kept telling us it was an hour earlier and we had some homework to finish up for Monday.
We finally got to bed after 1am only to be awakened rudely at 4:35am by the sounds of loud giggling, whooping, jumping and other carryings-on. I sleep with ear plugs in and it still woke me up. Turned out, for some reason the two older girls awoke in the middle of the night and decided that it was a good time to play. That was a first. We gave them firm instructions and hauled Squeaky's bed into a different room to thwart any return to their previous activity. One of the first things Squeaky said to me this morning was, "Mommy, I'm so tired!" Hmm, I wonder why?
In other news, Squeaky is really taking off with her reading. She plowed through the whole set of these phonics books which I really enjoyed. They all have simple sentence construction, a slow progression of letter sounds and blends and a great plot line. She loved them and loved getting stickers for reading them on her own.
Button has been immersed in her imagination lately. She and Squeaky love playing princess, super-guy finds lost princesses, and their latest, "Bring Grandpa the medicine in Heaven and say hi to Jesus." They also came running up to me at lunch time today and told me that they had made a machine which "died everybody so they could go to be with Jesus." They were very excited about this. I'm not sure what to think. I asked them if they were killing people (which is a definite no) and they were emphatic that it was not killing them, just dying them.
Little Winnie is learning to color. She can color in the the lines (sort-of) now. I'm wondering if she's left handed. I did a little experiment last night- I put a crayon in her right hand and she colored with that hand. Then I put it in her left hand and she colored with that hand. Then I put the crayon on the paper and told her to pick it up and color. She consistently uses her left hand when she has a choice.
Another favorite game of late is the sandwich game. This is where all the couch and chair cushions are pulled off and piled with people in between. Then Mommy is supposed to come and eat them. The orange cushion is the cheese, and I imagine that the other cushions are moldy bread or something.
Here's the little lefty- maybe?