Friday, March 16, 2012

Well, that's one strategy...

Alexander still has to be reminded to use the bathroom. For reasons only compelling to a 3-year-old, he sometimes REALLY doesn't want to go. Today, when reminded and guided to the bathroom he said "No! That's not a toilet. I can't use that. It's just a pretend toilet for decoration."

Why did we buy a house with toilets that are purely decorative? I'm surprised that wasn't caught during the inspection.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Fine Dining with Alexander

Tim took Alexander out to eat in a restaurant that had a lot of counter-height seating. Alexander looked around and loudly declared "All of these people are sitting in high chairs!"

So, he was initially a little put-off that all these adults were sitting in high chairs, but the situation was more than rectified when he was served his dinner and said (i.e. screamed) "This is the biggest chicken nugget EVER!"

(file photo of Alexander doing fish impression with unnamed fish)

The Highly Distracted Singer

Ava had an ear infection that had gone bad...er, badder. Yesterday was a hurlfest. Today Ava and I celebrated her surviving Barfageddon. We stayed in our PJs all day and enjoyed Ava's newly rediscovered puke-free lifestyle. It smells much better than her previous lifestyle choice.

It's been a while since I had Ava sing for the camera. Since I am now able to get videos on the computer again, today seemed like a good day to do it. At first she was reluctant:
video


She agreed to my second request, but it almost cost us our puke-free winning streak.
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She was happy to sing the ABCs, but this ended abruptly when she realized "colors fall down! See?"
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Yeah, I should just come out and acknowledge at this point that our house is a total mess. We are in the process of moving. Here is a shot of our moving crew in action:



We pack a box, they unpack it to use it for a spaceship/race car/house/anything that isn't a nicely packed box. Anyway... back to the singing.

Finally, I had Ava trapped inside the art easel. Here she sang "Twinkle Twinkle." She was *this close* to putting it on "continuous play."
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I'm not a doctor, but I'm thinking she'll be just fine. She's a tough cookie, even when she's losing her cookies.