Lucy’s Bedtime Routine

Lucy’s new thing at bedtime these days is to talk herself to sleep. I mean that literally – no matter what time she goes to bed, she talks and talks and eventually fades off into la la land.

Here is tonight’s babbling:

Pat cake, pat cake, pat cake (patty cake), trow it in da pan. (she repeated this about 3 or 4 times)
Mocagycle (she just heard a motorcycle go by). Yea! Mocagycle!

Roll it, roll it, roll it, trow it in da pan! (repeated this about 3 or 4 more times)

Ahhh, ahhh, ahhhh (this followed by some panting is Lucy pretending to be puppy).

Hold you, Daddy. Hold you, Mommy. Hey, Mommy! Hey, Mommy!

1, 2, tree, 4, five, sis, yeven, eight, nine! Yea, Norah! Yea!

She continues for quite a while but we can’t understand much more – it is all slurred together.

Weekend in Morton

We spent the weekend at my parents. My cousin, Krystal, was in town from Portland, so we went to see her while she was in town. Sadly, I didn’t take any pictures!! Krystal took some* (can you email me a few – if you get a chance?), but I didn’t even get my camera out of the car. The girls acted terribly shy at first, but by the time we finished lunch on Saturday, they had more than warmed up to everyone!! We had a great time catching up with my cousins!
We also spent a lot of time with my brothers, Rick and Max, my sister-in-law Denise, and my niece, Contessa. Contessa is a doll and really seems to adore Norah and Lucy. Norah is at a fun age to actually play with and try to entertain (or so she tries) Contessa. Contessa’s favorite game is Patty-cake. It is SOOO cute.
Lucy doesn’t sleep that well away from home – she is getting too long for the pack ‘n play, but I don’t think we are ready to switch her to a big girl bed yet. So, because of her lack of sleep, she was incredibly grumpy today. At one point (after we dropped Norah off at school) she was in the back she shouting, “Grumpy, grumpy, grumpy!” She also had about 7 or 8 pee pee accidents today! She hasn’t had more than 1 accident in a day in a couple of months. After the first 2, I put her on the potty instead of waiting for her to tell me, and she was still having accidents. She doesn’t seem to care if she is soaking wet! Hopefully, tomorrow with be a better day.
Anyway, I also do not sleep well away from home so I am off to bed!

*Pictures from Krystal!

Lucy & Norah took a while to warm up to all my cousins.

My cute niece, Contessa!

Grandma and Krystal

All is Quiet

So it is about 8:10 a.m. and the girls are still sleep. What!? Not that they are early risers – they usually sleep until 7:30, but after 8 is unusual. We have spent endless hours outside this week enjoying the incredible weather – I guess they are just worn out.
I hardly know what to do with myself (obviously, since I’m blogging and not getting housework done).
Today is supposed to be rainy – maybe I can actually get something done inside today.

Enjoy your day!!

Sprinklers in Heaven

Norah prayed at dinner. We try to encourage her to pray from her heart, but usually she just wants to pray “God is good, God is great. Let us thank him for our food. Amen.” Tonight she added, “Thank you God for this beautiful day. Please don’t turn on your sprinklers in Heaven tomorrow. I don’t want it to rain. Amen.”

Junk Mail

Anyone else tired of getting junk mail (I’m talking about snail mail junk mail)? I am. What a waste of paper! Did you know that “at least 100 million trees are destroyed each year to produce junk mail, and 28 billion gallons of water are used to produce the paper”? This info and more came from this link. Check it out and find out how to reduce the amount of junk mail you receive.

Our Trip to the Zoo

After watching the weather last night, I decided to take the girls to the zoo today. I know the weather is only going to get better, but I’ve been anxious to take the girls this spring. I love going to the zoo during the week during the school year because it is never busy!!

Norah had dance this morning, so I packed lunches and we headed to the zoo from the dance studio. Lucy dozed off in the car for about 20 minutes – which helped her make it longer in the afternoon. We ate lunch while we watched the sea lions eat theirs.

The weather was perfect! We had a great time! Norah wants to go back tomorrow.

My Little Chef

Norah has always enjoyed helping me in the kitchen! We try to bake together atleast once a week while Lucy naps. Of course, knowing this, the Morrison’s gave the girls great presents for their birthdays – aprons and a cookbook. (Let me just say that Norah was not very happy about getting her picture taking – she just wanted to get baking.)
We made mini cheesecakes. Norah is a great helper! Actually, I was more of a helper this time around. Norah did almost everything!

Here is our finished product. We served them to our small group Bible study.