Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas in case I didn't post before then. Probably going to be a bit busy the next few days, as is everyone else I'm sure, but I didn't want blogger world to think I had forgotten about it.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. OK, really, how did that poor guy get stuck in the ornament?
Last Sunday I had to go to Church early so I could go into work afterward. JC took Katie to a later service. When I stopped at home after Church I was greeted outside by my husband who was complaining about how Katie was definitely his daughter - he couldn't get her to focus to get ready for Church. Her hair still needed to be brushed and her shoes needed to be found.
I went inside and called out her name and got back "Coming Mommy! We don't want to be running late!" Now having just heard JC's side of this story I really had to stop myself from laughing out loud. Obviously, she was going to try to peg him with the lack of readiness. I brushed her hair, found some shoes and left. (They did get to Church eventually.)
That night JC was going over getting her ready again (I think he was traumatized) and said "She gets that from your side." I said "Oh really? Want to hear what she said when I came in?" After I told him about her comment about not being late I said "Now you tell me what she gets from whom..." JC said it was a good thing he hadn't heard her comment. LOL. She's smarter than the average bear! LOL
Okay, I know everyone is going to be disappointed, but Katie was in a play yesterday and I forgot my camera. I'm hoping that I can link my dad's video, but I haven't seen it yet, so I'm not sure how it came out. She played a momma pony and was quite cute. I think drama might be her thing, she seems to enjoy it. I'll pause now for the shocked silence.
She has come up with a couple zingers lately, so I thought I would share those. Her first was to tell Cynthia that if her husband was coming to the play to make sure that he wore a tie because she wanted him to be dressed fancy. She also made Cynthia dress up which was funny because she said nothing about the fact that I was wearing jeans. And trust me, I was afraid to come downstairs so she could see me. I thought I'd be sent back upstairs to change.
Her other comment was about video games. She was watching a commercial and said "We can't have video games, we don't have the technology." I had to laugh, the real reason we don't have video games is because she and her father would be sitting in front of the games 24/7. But she is technically correct, so I gave it to her.
I realized yesterday that she's been feeding me lines lately like she knew I needed something to get me blogging. I'm sure that she'll keep it up.
Well, Katie's drama class seems to be going well. She's in a play in November and she has the part of the mama pony. She has a few lines to say and seems to have them down already. She is the mama of three little ponies, so it should be right up her alley since she's always mothering everyone. She can take the most innocuous item and say "ooohhh, look at the baaabbbyyy". Everything is a baby. She's obsessed.
For Christmas she has requested a baby that poops. I expressly stated that there was no way I was changing a dolls diaper. She assured me that she would change the diapers. At least I can put away a doll if she doesn't take care of it.. which leads me to the dog.
Sherlock is growing up but is not quite trained. I mean, I think he's house broken. I wouldn't know for sure because he isn't allowed to run around the house yet, he's either outside or in his crate unless JC is home - usually by himself - or after Katie goes to bed. I'm hoping that with winter coming, someone, ahem, will take some time to train him and get him used to being out WITH Katie around. And getting Katie used to Sherlock being around also.
I have about 100 pictures of Katie's first day of school, courtesy of Cynthia, who decided to play Papparazzi that morning. I won't make you look at all of them, lol, but here are a few.
Lining up for the first time:
A little angst about the first day... for both of us:
Well, that was a short moment. For her.
Okay, that's all for now. I'm sure I'll write more later, but I have to think back to what has been coming out of her mouth lately. LOL
Don't think that I have run out of things to tell you about Katie. She comes up with something pretty much daily if not more often. I just have noticed a decided lack of time lately. I'm sorry if you are missing pearls of wisdom from my daughter, trust me she would like everyone to hear them I'm sure.
I promise I'll work on this decided lack of communication this weekend, I'm beginning to get complaints.
"I don't like homework" "We had no fun! no fun! no fun!" "I already KNOW my numbers"
Yes, school has started. Little miss is now in the big K. Kindergarten. I had more problems than her the first day. And now reality has started to set in on the little darling and she has figured out that school is work. I know what your thinking - because I have said it - RUDE awakening coming. She thinks this is bad, at least they are still coloring. What I want to know is why does daddy get "school was fun"? At least she did follow up with - but not gym class. Apparently they did some boring exercises and didn't get to play. I do kinda feel sorry for her because I'd like her days to be filled with playing - but the real world awaits - shaking in fear if they know what's good for them.
In other news, Katie went to a cattle farm recently and was able to see cows giving birth. One of the cows was having a problem and needed some help. Should I really need to be explaining natural childbirth vs. c-section to a 5 year old? At least she isn't asking how the baby gets in, just how it gets out.
Katie's theatre class starts in another week - you saw that one coming too didn't you?
I will post pictures of the first day of school laterl You know that I have them - had to memorialize this event.
I've been getting yelled at for not posting so here we go. To be fair we did just get back from vacation. To be honest we just left last Friday, so we weren't gone that long. I will have to post some vacation pics later, we had a lot of fun.
Katie is coming up with quotes faster than I can write them down. She has made a visible change having turned 5. It's like she feels a year (okay 10) older. And can I just say - I don't like it!!! Okay, that's done.
And my 5 year old doing her nails for the first time like she's been doing them for 10 years already. Ugh.
Katie's new bike. Island girl Katie My little pre-teen... I had to have them do one shot zoomed in on the feet. Gotta love kids' feet. Her close up.
Now, I know that you guys are going to be shocked by this, but the woman taking her picture laughed at her because when she said "Ready?" once to Katie while she wasn't really paying attention, Katie immediately got on point. It was hysterical - like she was at a real model photo shoot.
Today is Katie's birthday! Actually she turns 5 well after she will be asleep tonight, butI'm not going to bother her with the details. I'm sure that I'll have more than one post about her birthday since we started celebrating yesterday and her actual party isn't until next Sunday. We just couldn't get our act together - and really still haven't since we're doing a guest list more by word of mouth than sending invitations! So if you are reading this, you're invited! LOL
Yesterday we went to get her picture taken and buy her big birthday present. This morning when JC and I got up we realized she had already started celebrating with the cats.
I seem to be having trouble posting pics this morning, so I'll try again later.
Yesterday Katie went to work with me. We are just now recovering. We moved my office on Friday, so this was a new area for her to explore. Luckily we had no one from outside the office coming in yesterday because she had taken over. Amidst the boxes I set up my wipe board for her and let her go with the markers. She did quite a bit of artwork complete with her name. I should take the camera tomorrow and take a picture of it.
She also had brought her barbies - naked of course, stuffed animals and a dinosaur. She set them up around the conference room table but left one seat for herself and one for - my boss. She then convinced him to have a meeting. Apparently had a lot to tell him about her cousin Patrick and how he was killing off the pets. I personally think Patrick is getting a bad rap, it was one pet and I don't know that Patrick had anything to do with it, but I'm investigating.
She also made my bosses office the place where the "bad" animals had to go for a time out. Luckily my boss is great with kids and his daughter is on vacation with his wife so he needed a kid fix. I guess it could have been worse. She could have started talking about sleeping attire. Ahem.
Katie was at Mom & Dad's yesterday and was taking a walk with Nana. She had been trying to get Nana to say hi to everyone they saw, but when Nana stopped to talk to one of the neighbors Katie went running back to the house to tell Papa "Nana is talking to strangers, you'd better come!" Papa walked around the house with her and told her that it was okay because Nana knew the person. When Nana told Katie that she knew the person (Nana had not known why Katie had run off) Katie told her, "Well you didn't introduce me, how was I supposed to know?"
I have repeated what I have been told, if there are any errors I'm sure that someone - Dad - could clear them up.
That's my kid - she tattles on everyone! But at least I know she has the stranger concept down.
Happy Father's Day to all the great dad's out there!!! JC had to be at the firehouse today, so we celebrated yesterday. Guess what he wanted for Father's Day? An ice cream maker! Guess we all win on that one!
(Roddy, hope you got to spend the day with the girls!)