Wednesday, April 21, 2010

so yesterday when I picked up the girls from dance class their teacher reported to the parents that there had been a problem. Apparently, the kids had been a bit pushy that day. It seemed to all fall on Bella. Claire frequently hugs on Bella when she doesn't want a hug, sometimes Claire doesn't listen when Bella says "no, thanks". Well, that happened yesterday so Bella was tagged as pushing, then a boy in the class who has a crush on Bella did the same thing. He too, wouldn't listen when Bella didn't want him to hug. Then one little girl said that Bella punched her. Well, I was finding some of this hard to believe. My girls don't hit they know it's not acceptable. Occasionally if they are caught up fighting over a toy, they might hit or push, and right away they know they are in big trouble because that is not accepted at home. So to hear that Bella punched someone... I had to dig deeper. Bella did say that the boy was hugging her when she didn't want him to do so. She conitnued to tell me that she didn't punch the girl. though. Finally, she told me "I was flying like a bird". Okay this was making sense now. I can see her flying like a bird without knowing her arms hit someone. I believe her. Mostly because the girls tend to be honest to me, and if they don't want to be honest, they choose to be silent. I can usually tell if they are lying. I also don't think she's clever shes deceptively clever enough to come up with a bird story. It was nice to get to the bottom of things and see that it wasn't really all the teacher thought. If people are continuingly hugging on her when she doesn't want to, then it needs to be stopped before she has to push them off of her- this includes Claire. If they don't listen to her say "no, thanks", what else can she think of to do. I tried to tell her that she'll have to start saying "Help, teacher", instead of pushing. Poor girl, she was defintely far from wanting to wake up from her nap when it was time for dance class, so what a day to be bombarded by people. I talked to Claire and let her know that if she continues to "love" on Bella or mess around during dance, they won't be able to be in the same class. She was quite sad to hear that announcement since she says her favorite part of dance class is getting to stand by Bella.

Yesterday morning the girls were playing and Bella told Claire "that's silly". I don't know what she was commenting on, but what I do know is Claire's reply "silly indeed". Are you kidding me? she's so silly.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Well we have had several really warm days. In fact I'm a little disappointed that we kinda skipped the 70*s and went to mid 80*s. I guess it's better than snow, and we'll probably get some true springlike days sometime soon.
Anyway, of course the ice cream man took advantage of the unusually warm weather. He came around our neighborhood around 2:30. Right smack dab in the middle of nap time. Bella had just fallen asleep and Claire was playing quietly. I had thankfully already awoken from my slumber and came up stairs to see what Claire would do when she heard that infamous music. She saw me peaking and started excitedly exclaiming "the ice cream truck!!". I told her she could trade some of her gold nuggets (points for good character actions) in for ice cream. Of course she would decide that was a great plan. So, we went out to the truck and of course the amount I had given her was the perfect amount for one of those silly gum-ball-eye-characters. Well, I was forward enough to ask the Ice cream man if he could come back next time at more like 3:30 since it was in the middle of nap time. While all this was going on, Bella had peaked out her window and saw us go across the street behind the van. She ran out of her room, out the front door and started crying. The ice cream man apologized and I allowed Bella to get some ice cream, too. So, they only had an hour rest time today when normally it is three hours. Yikes!! After planting flowers and playing outside all morning, and hour is not going to cut it.
I hope they make it through AWANAs tonight.
When we were planting flowers Claire was so disappointed that we were not planting seeds. She must have thought that planting the actual seedlings was cheating. We also planted seeds, so we'll see if they make it.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Claire was waiting for me to finish using the potty, so she could take her turn. then when she was done she looked at me questioningly and asked "do you think there's a little potty inside you for the baby?"
A couple days ago she asked why the baby had to wait so long to come out. I reminded her that the baby was only the size of a bean and if it came out we might lose it. That made perfect sense to her.
this is gonna be a fun 34 weeks.

Monday, April 5, 2010

upping the total count

So I'm only 5.5 weeks preg and our total number of times the girls have asked "when is the baby coming?" is up to 7. Claire asked at lunch today.
Both the girls have been saying "hi baby" each morning. They love watching the videos online that tell you how big the baby is and what is developing now. Claire knows the baby is as big as a seed and in 3.5 weeks will be as big as a grape. she was telling Nana today that the baby loves it when mommy walks around.

Bella asked for a piece of gum when we were out and about 30 seconds after I gave her a piece she said she needed another one. I asked her if she ate the first one and she said "no, I swallowed it".

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Okay so last night we told our girls that we are going to have a baby. Claire was excited, and Bella, as much as she understood- was also excited. Of course they asked when the baby would come out- I'm not looking forward to how many times I will here that question in the next 35 weeks. In fact lets start an official count- last night 3
today 3
total in the first two days 6

Last night bella said that if it was a boy we should name him Thomas. This is the name she first used for a ladybug, then a dead fly, then a couple frogs. And now a potential brother.

so this morning both the girls said "hi" to the baby

Bella at one point said she could see the baby- I think she was referring to what is left over from the belly that carried her.
claire wanted to look at baby names, when the name layla came up we both talked about how that is Aunt Ashlie's dog's name. Claire decided it should also be the name of the baby. When I told her the name was already taken, she had a hard time understanding. That's okay, she quickly changed her name several times.

Tonight when I told the girls that I was going to take a shower- Claire asked "is the baby going to get nice and clean?".

Claire and Bella got to tell Nana, GG, Papa, Tessa, Grandpa, and Grandma today our wonderful.