Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ready for ballet class!

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I'm perfect

I was tucking Shelby into bed the other night and she told me to cover her up with the blanket Ms. Peggy made for her when she was born. While spreading it out, I told her "you're too big, see it doesn't cover you". As I was turning to leave, I heard Shelby say (not to me, but just in a quiet tone more to herself) "I'm not too big, I'm perfect".

Election 2008

The Schwan's man rang the doorbell and Sydney was disappointed. She told Michelle that she thought it would be John McCain.

The girls also went to vote with us. Shelby wanted to know where McCain was - evidently she thought he was supposed to be there.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Shelby's take on allergies

I suffer from horrible allergies in the fall. We were enjoying an afternoon at Aunt Jean's pool when I started a sneezing fit. Paul told the girls that they needed to get out of the pool and we had to go home. He explained the reason was because of my sneezing fit. Shelby reasoned, "They have tissues". Problem solved.

Monday, August 25, 2008

I didn't realized stuffed animals did that....

So, like a lot of kids, Shelby likes to put off going to bed as long as possible. She gets up to turn on the fan, to tell us there's a monster, etc. Her big thing is telling us that she has to go potty, since she knows we don't want her peeing in the bed.

We've gotten a bit smarter though and have her go one more time before laying down - even if she went 5 minutes before. She still tries saying she has to go and we've stopped letting her out of her room.

One night I put her to be and said "Shelby, do NOT get out of bed". She said "OK". About 3 minutes later she comes in with her Big Bird and says "Daddy, Big Bird needs to go potty".

Monday, July 14, 2008


We took the girls to the local pool yesterday. Sydney went down the big "tube slide" for the first time. They had a big time. Shelby found a leaf that floated like a boat. She called it a seashelf. Lord willing, we'll be able to take her to a beach someday so she can find some real "seashelfs".

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bubble time

We allow Shelby to play in the bathtub for a little while after we bathe her. But she has, on occasion taken the liberty of making herself a bubble bath with the soap and shampoo after we leave. She gets in trouble for this. So after bathing her one night I explained to her that she was not allowed to touch the soap or shampoo and explained her punishment if she did. And just to make sure we understood each other I asked, "Shelby, what will happen if you touch the shampoo or soap?" To which she replied "Bubbles."

It would appear that she understood :)

Happy Mother's Day

Daddy and Sydney went shopping to go find me a Mother's Day Gift. Sydney came down the hallway with a bouquet of flowers and said, "Here mommy. This is as close to pretty as we could find".

I'm not sure why she said that because it was a pretty bunch of flowers.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Shelby's animals

Shelby has gotten to where she keeps a lot of animals around the house. Recently, we had bats flying around. She came and told me she had to put the bats in the washing machine. I, of course, asked her why they were in the washing machine and was informed that it was because they were bothering her baby doll. Later, they were in the kitchen flying around and Shelby had to put them in the closet so they would stop bothering mommy.

A few months ago, while rocking Shelby to sleep, she started telling me about a lion and a tiger that were in her closet. I asked what they were doing in there and she told me they were trying on her clothes. Each night the tiger and lion went to the closet to try on the clothes. Each night she would tell them that her clothes wouldn't fit them, so they would start doing other things - like taking the polka dots off her walls or playing with the stuff on her chest of drawers. After a while, we would have to send them to mommy and daddy's room because they just wouldn't listen.

Last night after being in bed for an hour, Shelby emerged from her room to tell me a hen had hidden her (Shelby's) egg. No, I haven't a clue as to what that was about, but I thought it was funny anyway.