Take an almost 2 month break from blogging! I guess I just need to except that as much as I would like to be, I'll never be a regular blogger. Just a Random one! :)
I really need to do Miss Priss' 8 and 9 month updates before I forget everything, but tonight I think I'll just do a short update on all 3.
Miss Priss is becoming as big of a mess as her big brother. :) She is every where and into everything! She is crawling, pulling up, and cruising. Her favorite game is picking up the tiniest pieces of stuff off the floor and putting it in her mouth. So not cool.
I also was not aware that 9 month-olds were capable of throwing a 2 year-old fit. But, if you ever wondered, they are. :0 She arches her back. Throws herself back. Screams. Kicks her feet. Hits. Flaps her arms up and down. Yes. 2 year-old fit. And actually most of the time it is amusing and I end up laughing at her. I know, I know....I'll regret that when she really is 2. But for now it is pretty funny. And you might wonder what would bring on one of these fits?? Well, number 1 is taking something that she has but probably shouldn't have away from her. Oh my. Number 2 is not feeding her at the exact second that she feels she needs to eat. :) And, I would say number 3 is when she wants her mama NOW. She actually meant she wanted me 10 minutes ago. ha! Well, and she really doesn't enjoy being any where but on the floor crawling and pulling up. That includes her bed, the high chair, the exersaucer, the swing, my arms....you name it. I think I might have an independent diva on my hands. And I love it!
And, she now has 3 words. Mama, Dada, and ut-oh. :) The first time she said ut-oh might have been when Mister Mess was getting in trouble. :) I'm pretty sure she already knows when the tone in my voice changes and "the look". It was pretty amusing and VERY hard not to laugh. Mister mess stopped what he was doing, looked at me and said, "Sissy ut-oh, mama. Sissy ut-oh!" Like he couldn't believe she just said that. It was pretty cute.
Speaking of Mister Mess he is definitely living up to his nick name. That kid keeps me laughing. Now that Big Brother is at Pre-K during the day, Mister Mess is talking more and more. Big Brother might like to talk a lot and it might be a little hard for Mister Mess to get a word in sometimes. Well, most of the time. :) I am loving our conversations. I love the way he says pre-k, and that he asks everyday where his brother is. Over and over. And I really don't mind at all because I get him to say Pre-K and it makes me laugh. I love it that he asks where daddy, memama (his word for grandmama aka my mom), nanny, poppy, pa-piesh (Percie), and meow (Ellanore the cat) are every day after we drop big brother off. I love it that he is obsessed with putting "gash" (gas) in the car and asks every single time we pass a gas station. And he thinks we should wash the car at every car wash we drive by. And that we should stop at Sonic and get "daddy's juice" for daddy every morning. And that we need "saushage" (sausage) every morning from McDonalds. I have to admit that I give into that one more than eny of the others. :)
I love it that he now asks for what type of "juice" he wants: bim (milk), chocket bim (Chocolate milk), wawur (water), appu juice (apple juice), and juice (he means lemonade but I can't get him to say this one.) :) He also requests appu sauche (apple sauce) multiple times a day. But I don't mind saying no multiple times a day because I love the way he says it. And, I'm pretty sure his favorite food is still "peas." He requests peas every day for lunch. :) I love it that he loves nap time "with duck duck and blankish." (his stuffed duck and his blanket) He adores reading books before he goes to sleep. There are 5 that he insists on reading every time. But some how he snuck another book in his room and I noticed there are now 6. :) He adores "boooooks." He also adores his big brother and does absolutely everything his big brother does. Which may or may not be a good thing. Well, most of the time I'm leaning more to the may not.
Big Brother has come a LONG way since he got to come live with us. I absolutely adore this kid! But man can he push my buttons. :) And man does he know it. Pre-K is going much better than school has ever gone for him before. And for that I am very very thankful!! He was blessed with an absolutely wonderful teacher. And he really LOVES to learn. He could only count to 4 and could not sing his ABCs right when he came to live with us. It took me 2 days to teach him to count to 20. And about a week to sing the ABCs. Now he can recognize A, B, C, 1, 2, and 3. And he can write all of them. And I can't take credit for any of that. He adores doing his homework from Pre-K and I hope that never changes!! He will work really hard for a long time. And asks every night if he has homework. :)
He is still in outpatient speech therapy, but recently tested out of Occupational Therapy. He is just doing SO good! He is such a smart kid and his self help skills amaze me. He likes to have my company, but he really doesn't need my help to get ready. Well, except for tying his shoes and spiking his hair. :) He can undress, dress himself (including socks and shoes), put his dirty clothes up, brush his teeth, brush his hair, wash and rinse his own hair and totally wash himself in the bath tub, dry himself off, and put on his own lotion. He doesn't need me anymore :( and he is so proud of himself. :)
The longer he lives with us the more comfortable he gets and the funnier stuff he says! Ha! I love "don't freak out, mama but...", "I've got this", "Nevermind, I'll deal with it", "Really, Sissy? Really, Sissy?" While holding his nose "Brody pooped". :) I love it that he undresses from the waist down to use the bathroom and hold his own nose while doing so. Ha! And I'm sure he will love it one day that I shared that with the world. :) I also love his prayers every night. He likes for me to help him think of things to pray for. I've stopped giving him ideas because I want him to have to think. So when he gets stuck he looks up at me and says "I'm thinking really hard, but I'm not thinking of it." Ha! His prayers are precious. I love it when he prays that he can make good choices tomorrow. :) (because some tomorrows he needs all the help he can get) He definitely has his challenging moments (like most kiddos), but is definitely worth every challenge.
This kid LOVES TV and games! His reward if he makes good choices is to stay up after Mister Mess goes to bed and watch TV. I try to limit his TV because he is such a junkie! Ha! The kiddos are going to be Star Wars Characters for Halloween, but he had no clue what Star Wars was. (Joe requested the costumes because Star Wars is his fav) So, Joe and Big Brother have been watching Star Wars and he LOVES it! He asks a ton of questions and wants to know every character's name. He is now very excited to be Darth Vader. :) He also adores the Homeward Bound movies. And usually has to watch a movie more than 1 time because he runs in the other room to tell me what is happening and ends up missing part of the movie. :)
And in case anyone was wondering or had any doubt, I am loving staying at home! I can't imagine doing anything else right now. I stay unbelievably busy and wouldn't have it any other way. And poor Mister Mess is pretty sick right now and it was so nice to be able to take him to the doctor today and not have to worry about missing work today and for a week to stay home with him. It was also awesome that Joe took off work to help today so I didn't have to take the well one with me! Thank you, Daddy!! I am not sure how single parents do it!
December 5th is a pretty important day for the kiddos and prayers are much appreciated!
And if you are still with me, you deserve a reward! I'll try not to go that long without blogging again!