Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sad, sad, sad

We have had some sad times at our house recently...

This is Camille sitting in time out yesterday. I can't remember why I had her in there...maybe hitting her brother or some such nonsense. While she was sitting, she was busy thinking of other things to be upset about. She finally decided to be upset about a bruise she has on her shin. She was then no longer sad about being in trouble, just sad over her boo boo.

Here is Caleb in time out. He was in time out for hitting his sister or some such nonsense. (Do you see the theme?)

We have had a lot of rather sad little moments at our house recently. Some disappointments over potential house buyers deciding against our house (it was really too big for the last person who looked, a single lady who didn't need three full bathrooms), some scraped knees, not being able to play the "Bippity, Boppity, Boo!" game on the Cinderella III: A Twist in Time DVD, having to clean up toys, not wanting to go to bed on time. The usual. Probably the saddest was when Chloe tipped her high chair over during breakfast this morning - she pushed against the table with her feet and managed to tip over sideways and then roll to land face down. She's totally fine, so no freaking out is required here, although she did managed to hit the edge of the door frame of our sliding doors and get a nice, clean slice on her forehead. Fortunately Nurse Rollins lives at our house and was able to doctor her up. She is fine and is now banished from sitting at the table with the rest of the family, doomed to a life of eating off her tray until she can learn to sit nicely and not knock herself over.

Did I happen to mention that Rob passed his nursing boards a couple of months ago and really is Rob Rollins, RN?

Some good things have happened here lately, too. Yesterday I planned to walk to the Piggly Wiggly to grab a few groceries and Caleb decided to come with me. Camille wanted to stay home with Daddy and Chloe was sleeping, so it was just the two of us. I haven't had a lot of one-on-one with Caleb since he started kindergarten, mostly because he prefers time with Daddy when there's opportunity for one-on-one of any kind, so I was really surprised that he wanted to come along. He and I had a really fun time. He held my hand the whole way and walked nicely (sometimes we have trouble with running ahead or lagging behind) with me. In the store he was good not to touch anything or ask for much, although he did put in a pretty solid petition for a package of sliced American cheese which I agreed to buy. I figured it was better than him begging for candy.

Camille continues to say the funniest things. The other day we were in the car heading back home from running some errands. It was around lunchtime and we planned to eat lunch as soon as we got home. Camille couldn't wait, though, and started letting us know how hungry she was. That's when she let out this gem: "I need some food quick before I starve!" Our sweet little girl is in no danger of starving anytime soon.

Chloe is super mobile these days. She has been crawling for a while, but now is an avid cruiser. She has a little push wagon outside and has figured out how to pull herself up behind it and push it along as she walks. It's really cute. I tried to get a video of it, but she wouldn't do it when she saw the camera. I'll have to try again. She is so smiley and fun these days. She loves to laugh and play. One of the games she likes best is the hat game. It's where she brings me an object - today it was Camille's Barbie watch - and I put it on my head and pretend it's a hat. She loves to pull it off my head and giggle. She is also very interested in her big brother and sister. She loves to follow them around and try to play what they're playing. This morning we played cars and worked on crawling around and pushing cars at the same time. I'm so glad Caleb and Camille have been really good about sharing their toys. Caleb will sometimes even share his swords - his favorite toy. And Chloe has watched her brother enough that if you put a sword in her hand (or a wooden spoon or a crayon or anything remotely stick like) she'll wave it back and forth like she's fighting. It's really funny!

Anyway, ramble's over. Here's a picture of Chloe for the sake of cuteness!


nc quillers said...

Time-out is so sad. They look so pittiful. I hope it helped to tame things down a bit.

nelsonjeneen said...

When are you guys moving? I hope it isn't too soon! Congrats with Rob officially being an RN!

Lina Jarmond said...

Hey Amanda, good to hear Rob is RN now! That's the reason you left Raleigh in the first place!

Kids are getting bigger and cuter by day!