Friday, March 28, 2008
So I've struggled on what to write. I've already "vented" about the nursing thing, and really, what else goes on around here? Then I decided that I just need to write, whether its entertaining or not, or I won't write much at all. So for the sake of "journaling", I'm going to write about Easter. oddly enough (almost) EVERY SINGLE day of celebration last year (2207) sucked! And I'm talking puking on my birthday and Burger King on Thanksgiving. But when the Lord closes one year of doors, he opens another, right? So we decided this year would rock. And it has. Michael had a good birthday (a small party and treats all day) and I did too (a surprise bowling party and later a Matchbox 20 concert-amazing). Valentine's was good. We exchanged love letters and went on the extremely rare date night. Very nice. And for Easter we decided to start celebrating Saturday. We took the kids to 'Horton Hears a Who'. A movie in the theater is a rarity for us and I was nervous about Quincy sitting through it. As we were walking in, Avery was throwing a fit screaming "I don't want to see the elephant!" And we turned into the parents who insist, "You will see this movie and you will have fun!" As always, we were right. And then we decided to take him to IHOP since they had "Who-cakes" from the movie. He went in there screaming "I don't want pancakes." You will eat pancakes and you will like them! Why do we bother. We did last minute easter shopping and came home to decorate eggs. Of course Avery bailed on the dipping spoon, so he died his hand blue. The next morning the Easter Bunny placed the dyed eggs in a trail leading to the kids Easter baskets. We dressed them cute and went to church. We had dinner, an easter egg hunt, and a cookie decorating with some friends. It was a good Easter weekend. My mom asked if I talked about Jesus to Avery. The extent of that for me was "This is a special day for Jesus. Here, have some candy." I haven't explained death to him yet, so I didn't know how to go about explaining how Christ overcame it. It'll come. Anyway, we had a great Easter. And there, now I've blogged again!
A peek into our window
- Quincy says "Where's Avy? I dunno." She talks sooo much and she's so small (5th percentile) that is seems like she shouldn't be talking at all.
- She roams wildly during church and has become quite the scavenger approaching anyone with food. Its embarrasingly adorable!
- Quincy's vocab has exploded to include the words, "please, thank you, outside, sucker, candy, Avery, Grandpa, slide, ride, hold you, ni-night, water, bird, doggie, airplane, etc.....! She seems so little!
- One of the most "wow" things she has done is climb one of those HUGE blow-up slides and slide down REPEATEDLY, ALL BY HERSELF!!!
- Quincy (with great effort) threw the upper couch cushions on the floor and then proceeded to dive off couch, climb back up, repeat.
- She says"I want: cookie, go, this, that, drink, wa-wa, play." She also says no, baby, hello, bye-bye, and peek-a-boo. And of course she says "Mom and Da."
- Quincy talks a lot now. But first thing in the day and then 100 more times: "I want coo-kie." Very telling about her love affair with food.
- A day after being educated, Avery pulled down his pants and touched his boyhood saying, "Hey Grandma, these are my private parts." HA-larious!
- (After using the bathroom) "I made a waterfall. Then I made it stop."
- "Hey Dad. This is my [invisible] friend Caillou. Will you be a monster and scare us?"
- "Grandpa, what's in your belly?" says Avery. Mom says, "What do you think is in there?" "A baby?" guesses Avery. "Nope. Just lots of cherries," says Grandpa Schaefer. HAH!
- Quincy was crying in the middle of the night and Avery said, "Take a deep breath, Quincy." It was sweet.
- Quincy was screaming like a pterodactyl for Avery's food, so he snapped "Chill Out Quincy!"
- In Avery's first attempt at being a smart-a, he was playing with his friend Jaden Knight and we were asking the boys their full names. Avery responded that his name was Avery James Day. Might have had to be there.
- Avery still tries to stick his hand down my shirt. When I won't let him, he occasionally asks if he can stick his foot down my shirt instead.
- I told Avery that Heavenly Father lived in heaven. He thought I said he lived 'with Kevin', so in alarm he asked, "With Kevin and Melissa?!!!"
- Avery was out cold and we had to go. It was odd how I couldn't wake him, so I threw him over my shoulder and started heading out. All of the sudden with startling gusto, he yelled "I see Jesus." I thought he was a visionary, but turns out he woke up just as I walked past a picture of Christ.