Monday, March 18, 2013

Funny things

Callie amazes us every I thought I would jot down a few things that have happened this past week. 

1 - Callie did math with out prompting.  Loren had given her 2 gummy worms and gotten 2 for himself.  She told him that she didn't want 2, but that she wanted 3.  She suggested that he give her 1 of his so she could have 3 and that he would only have 1.  Maybe she should already be at this stage, but it amazed us that she knew how all that worked even when we haven't worked on it with her.

2 - Last night we were playing Candy Land as a family and she was helping Aunt Cossette pick her cards.  Callie was doing good by always taking from the top of the pile, then all of a sudden she gave Aunt Cossette a card from the bottom.  We were all a little confused, until she pulled the top card for herself and it was the fairy princess and she got to move herself to the finish.  Little cheater!  She has never played this game until now, but we were all a little shocked that she even knew how to cheat.  It made us all laugh.

3 - We were out for a walk this last week and Callie saw some bugs flying around.  Instead of saying shew bug, she kept saying "shoot bug".  Maybe Loren is prepping her for hunting season.

4 - Last month the cat was being naughty and Callie said "Damn Cat".  Loren and I just looked at each other in shock.  We couldn't help but laugh.  This is an oops on our part.  I guess we must watch we say around her nowadays.

Callie's 3rd Birthday Party

Callie's birthday was on the 17th of this Month, so we decided to throw her a little birthday party on Saturday with all her little friends.  Callie loves having her toe nails painted and wearing flip flops, so we decided to do that for her party.  I had some young women from church come over to help paint toes.  The girls got to soak their feet, choose their own colors and stickers, and get their toes done. 

Then each girl got a pair of white flip flops and were allowed to decorate them however they wanted to.  They got to color them with permanent marker and then add fabric ties and jewels.  The jewels didn't hold that well with the hot glue, but lesson learned.

Then it was time for cake and ice cream and presents.  It was so cute seeing Callie surrounded by her friends and opening her gifts.  She was blessed with so many wonderful gifts and has been playing with all of them since Saturday.

 Then it was time to go outside and blow bubbles.  What little girl doesn't love bubbles?

Happy Birthday Callie!  I can't believe that you have been in our life for 3 years now, but we couldn't imagine it any other way.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mud Pies

On Monday, Callie laid down on the couch to watch a show and hopefully take a nap.  I went in to work on a few work projects and the next thing I know Callie is in the back yard digging in the dirt and adding it to Bowser's water dish.  I opened the window to listen to what she was saying and she was talking to herself about the mud pie.  Then all of a sudden she would lift the bowl up and smell it and say yuck and then continue to work on it.  After she got it to the consistency she wanted, she tried feeding it to Bowser.  I kept hearing her tell Bowser to open his mouth and eat his dinner and that he is really going to like it.  I love that she is at the stage where she can pretend and play by herself.  I remember doing this as a child too, so hopefully she will have good memories of getting dirty and playing in the dirt.

Baby Room

 We finally pulled down all the baby stuff from the attic and the babies room is all ready.  I added some pictures above the crib that weren't in the room when Callie was in there.  I had found this cool book with all different animals and got some cheap frames from Goodwill and painted them.  They turned out pretty neat and go with the room perfectly. 
 I got a lot of hand me down baby boy clothes, this is just 6-9 month shirts and onsies. They are all washed and ready to be used when the time comes.
 His friends awaiting his arrival.
 Even the drawers are organized. 
 Car seat, diaper bag, and baby blanket are ready to go.  We are getting pretty excited to meet this little guy.