At the beginning of the school year Kennedy would pop right up when it was time to get ready to go to preschool. As it gets closer to the end of the year, she isn't popping up quite so fast. Jeremy usually wakes her up while I hop in the shower. He gets her moving to make her bed and get dressed and by the time she's done that, I'm usually out of the shower and ready to fix her hair. Today, which ironically enough was not a preschool day, she brought this sign to me and asked me how to spell "Don't wake me up Daddy." I said, "You don't like Daddy waking you up?" and her reply was "NO! It makes me grumpy!" I can't wait for her teenage years.
Do you think Jeremy and I could get away with a sign like that on our door. Maybe "Don't wake us up until at least 8:00" Somehow I don't think that would work. What a double standard! :)
Neither of my girls liked pacifiers. However, when Ansley was 5 months old, I realized I could get her to sleep through the night if I let her hold on to her burp cloth. Actually, "hold on to" is not exactly correct, it was more of if I let her put a corner of the burp cloth in her mouth and chew or suck on it, she would sleep through the night. Out of the need for sleep one night I let her have it in her crib, and it was a necessity for her there on out.
Since she was 5 months old, we have gone through our share of burp cloths. She wanted one anytime she napped, when she went to bed at night, or when she was upset or scared. When she wasn't sleeping she carried one with her wherever she went. They stunk (although I did wash them!), were always wet from her mouth, and just plain nasty. In fact, she did not like when we would give her a fresh, clean one. She would turn it from corner to corner trying to find a wet spot to put in her mouth, and would get mad, but when she realized it was the only one she was getting, she'd settle for it. We finally got to a point that we didn't have to take it everywhere we went, but she still wanted it to sleep. If she would wake up in the middle of the night and couldn't find her "burpie," as she so lovingly called it, she would cry and cry until one of us would go find it for her. My goal was to take it away completely by the time she was two, but I just couldn't do it. I value my sleep too much I guess. Well, lucky for me, a few nights ago after putting her in her crib, she took the burpie, threw it out and said "no more burpie!" So now it's been a few days and we have been completely burpie-less! Now if only potty-training was that easy...
We have been loving this spring weather. On Wednesday, the girls and I met our friends Amber and Corrina at a fun little place about 3 miles from our house called the World Bird Sanctuary. This is what I love about St. Louis--there are SO many fun FREE things to do with kids! The Bird Sanctuary is a completely free park that has all kinds of birds to look at, as well as some snakes (ick!), turtles, and bunnies. Last week, Jeremy and I took the girls to our FREE zoo for the second time this spring, and we had a lot of fun there too. Today we went to the FREE Science Center, and had fun, but made a vow never to go back on a Friday morning near the end of the school year. I think every junior high within fifty miles was there on a field trip. Quite an experience. It reaffirmed the idea I want my girls to stay little! Here are a couple of pictures from the Bird Sanctuary, and I even threw in a few of the Cardinal game that Jeremy and Kennedy went to together last week.
I talked to my sister-in-law Heidi this morning and she said that my niece Chelsea loves to watch videos of Kennedy and Ansley. So the girls decided to make a couple more for her. Even if you're not Chelsea, you can still watch them though (if you want).
Jeremy is extremely excited to be going to his first Cardinals Game for this year. He got up, took Kennedy to school, and then drove to the stadium to try his luck at $5.50 tickets. Basically, a ticket is $5.50 and you find out when you get to the game where you get to sit. It may be standing room, or it could be box seats, it's just luck of the draw. He got two tickets and is picking Kennedy up for school and then taking her to lunch and then to the 12:25 game. She was thrilled when he told her what his plans were. Of course she said they couldn't stay for the whole game because she wanted to be home in time for the Electric Company (at 4:00). She does love that show, but with this nice weather, I don't think she's actually watched it in over two weeks, and hasn't said a word about it until today. Silly girl.
Ansley and I are enjoying are day together. Currently, Barney is on in the background (big sister won't ever let us watch that!) and we are playing Little People, although I must admit that I am also trying to clean while she is occupied. She is also pretending to talk to someone on the phone as I'm typing. Hope everyone is having a great day!
Kennedy's favorite thing to ask after she gets dressed each day is either: "Do I look like a rock star?" or "Do I look like a teenager?" I think I should be worried. This was her outfit today. She does kinda look like a rock star in my opinion! At least I still have complete control over what her sister wears...for now!