Sirri has really been into playing house. She and Connor are the mom and Dad, Kendon and I are the son and daughter and Meg is Baby Kelly. Baby Kelly? Where did she come up with that? It is like she has her own little imaginary friend, yet she isn't imaginary! And don't even try to call Meg, Meg. "Mom. Her name is Baby Kelly!" Yes, ma'am!
Sirri had a really BIG moment while playing at Jaci's house the other day. Apparently she and Brooke were downstairs playing and Connor followed them down and began to tease and taunt them (which he has MASTERED lately.) Sirri said, "Connor, I don't want you teasing me. I'm going upstairs." He of course followed. Sirri then said, "Connor, please leave us alone," and went downstairs again. Connor of course followed. Sirri went back upstairs, into Brooke's room and before shutting the door said, "Connor, I'm shutting the door so you can't bother us. Please leave us alone."
WOW! That is seriously really great for Sirri. The reason that Connor loves to tease her so much is that he always gets a BIG reaction. Sirri is a bit dramatic and Connor just loves to watch th esparks fly. So, for Sirri to remain so calm and to remove herself from the situation three time is a BIG deal! GREAT JOB, SIRRI! I'm proud of you!
As previously said, Connor has MASTERED the art of naughty this week. I just don't know what to do with him. I'm trying to be more consistent using a time out chair. I'd guess he was in time out fifteen times on Saturday. Maybe I need a new strategy. Oh what do you do with the cutest, naughtiest three year old around? Any suggestions would be helpful.
I did mention that Connor happens to be the cutest naughty boy though, didn't I? He really is so sweet when he isn't being naughty. This week anytime you ask him if wants something or wants to do something he replies, "Oh. Sure I do." It is so cute. And for some reason, it really bothers his sister. Sirri says, "Ugh. Connor, you always say sure." Oh, wait. I think I just figured out WHY it is Connor's new favorite saying. Oh that little stinker! (But, I still think it is cute!)
Connor has informed me this week that next Halloween, he wants to be a door. A door? What?
Meg is a BIG girl now. She has graduated to a big girl car seat. Much to her mother's chagrin. That is just one more sign that my baby is growing up and I will have nothing to do with it. She really does look adorable in it though.
Meg had a doctor's appointment this week. While there, I mentioned to the doctor that Meg is a real babbler but doesn't say any words. The doctor started rambling off words that he thought she might be able to say. Momma? Nope. Dadda? Nope. Hi? Nope. Bye Bye? Nope. Night Night? Nope. Uh Oh? Nope. Did I mention that she says NO WORDS? He got the idea and was quite concerned. Just the reaction I was not wanting. Maybe I'm just in denial because like I said, I'm kinda anti Baby Meg growing up. So, if she can't talk...fine by me! Anyway, the doctor said that if she isn't saying some of those words by 14 months we might want to look into it.
Well, since her appointment on Tuesday, Meg has learned to say uh oh! It sounds more like "ah ahhh," but it is so cute. Nothing stays on her high chair tray now. It is all thrown on the floor followed by a sweet little, "ah ahhh!" So, it's progress.
Meg has also learned to sign, "please." I really need to get it on video cause it would melt your heart. (That is, if she will actually do it. Two out of three times she will throw a screaming fit first and then sign please!)
The highlight of my week was going Christmas shopping all day (and I mean ALL DAY! 9 am -7:30 pm) with my friend Teresa. It has been our tradition for the last six years. We always go somewhere fun to eat lunch and sometimes go out for dessert later as well! I had a BLAST this year. This is the biggest Christmas we have done for our kids yet and I just LOVED spoiling them. Kendon thinks they were OVER spoiled but I don't. I think we kept it reasonable. I don't ever want my kids to get the impression that they get TONS of stuff for Christmas, so I controlled myself, but it was just so much fun! I hope that I don't ever dread Christmas shopping.
I also had saved a little cash to spend on myself. As you know, I could use some new pants and a few shirts. I was really excited to be able to shop without the three little munchkins and was hoping to find something cute to wear on my birthday date on Saturday. Well, NO SUCH LUCK! I am the worst shopper! I don't even know what my own style is and spending money on myself is so hard. I'd rather go to the dentist and I HATE the dentist. I saw a few things that I liked but just couldn't buy them. I came home with NOTHING for me. Grrrr. Why do I have such issues?!?!?! I need help. Anyone know of an AA meeting for shopping dorks?
Kendon is a super sport and stayed home with the kids all day Saturday. And why shouldn't he? He is the dad...but I know of plenty of dads who don't. So, I am alway so thankful for Kendon. He never complains! Thanks honey! (Actually he was a little annoyed that I left him home to fend without any milk, very little bread, no tortillas. I'm not sure WHAT he fed the kids. He's amazing and figured something out!)
Kendon has been really worried about Aseneth this week. She has pneumonia now and they had to induce a coma and she isn't able to have any visitors because her immune system is so low. Kendon has really been affected by this whole situation. He worries about Senny all the time and keeps saying, "it couldn't have happened to a sweeter girl."