September 26, 2012

Toddlers are so weird.

My point exactly.

Toddlers are like a never ending bag of sour patch kids candy.
One minute they're sweet.
Like really sweet.
They next minute they're sour.
Like really sour.
"YOURE NOT MY BEST FRIEND ANYMORE MOMMMMMMMY!!"
Daily.
Also.
Can someone PLEASE tell me why toddlers are obssesed with band aids?
No seriously.
Lidia stubs her toe and she needs a band aid.
Her throat hurts and she needs a band aid.
Even bug bites require a band aid.
And when she is really really really hurt and really needs a band aid?
The world is over.
Drama drama baby mama is in the house and we....
"NEED TO GO TO THE STORE MOMMY AND BUY ALL THE BAND AIDS!"
Seriously?

(See Lidia has a bandaid on her foot. The culprit? Bug bite.)
(Oh and they must be princess bandaids because OBVIOUSLY)
(And they think wrestling is the coolest.)

Toddlers are crazy weird.
But crazy smart.
Why do they remember and SAY everything you DON'T want them to??
WHY?
But for the love, they can't seem to remember to...
SHUT THE DOOR!
or.
BE NICE TO YOUR SISTER!
or.
DONT GET WATER FROM YOUR BATH ON THE FLOOR!

But of course.
OF COURSE.
They remember the important things like;
"Mommy you say naughty words to Bailey. You say shut up to Bailey mommy?!"
or.
"We go to the zoo today mommy? We go to dance class today mommy? I neeeeed to go!"
or.
"We going to the store? I need a donut. I need juice. I ride in the car cart at the store!"

Oh and P.S.?
You can no longer trick the toddler anymore so....
when none of these go as planned for the said toddler?
Revert to the SOUR patch kid again.
They also like to play "check-up" or "doctor" 80 times a day.
They dance, sing songs, play hide and seek, and play super hero's 1 million times a day.
And somehow it never gets old.

They fight.
They pull hair.
They cry.
They "bother" each other.
and ten seconds later?
This happens....
They think coloring, playing with chalk, and painting are the bees knees.
So when you combine all of those and get sidewalk paint?
In the dark???
The toddlers will love you forever.
And by forever, I mean until you take them inside....
Also...Why do toddlers think that growling is so facinating?
(No seriously, RAWRRR is all I hear ALL. DAY. LONG.)
Or screaming.
(Screaming is a close second... whether it's in anger or excitement... ugh)
Or chasing each other around the kitchen, living room, and dining room is like the coolest! thing! ever!
But bedtime...Or sleeping in general?
Is the bane of their existence.
Seriously children!
Don't you know that 20 years from now you will love/want/need sleep?
And also... you never know which child you will get in the mornings.
"Happy-go-lucky-lets start this day!" like Papa?
Or "I hate the world and I hate waking up" like Mommy?
It's always a treat trying to figure out which toddler you are going to get....
(Now I feel  bad for my parents growing up and my husband currently. HA!)
The weird toddlers' meals (if you are Lidia) consist of nothing more than cereal, milk, apples, and popcorn.
And if you try to change up anything for the toddler....
You never know what type of toddler you are going to get.
Most times?
Sour toddler:
"BUT I DONT WANT TO EAT THAT MOMMY!"
:::throwsfoodontheground:::
Or happy toddler!
MMMM yummmy noodles mommy! I love french fries!
Ya.
Dinner time is fun?
....and a bit bi-polar if you ask me.
But just when you've lost hope on these toddler years....
some surprise miracle happens one day in the car.
You are on your last rope because you've been in the car for only 5 minutes,
 and you've heard more arguing and screaming then you can handle.
So you say, "Let's play the quiet game! NO MORE TALKING! I mean it.
Close your eyes or just do SOMETHING but no more screaming or talking!"
(Yeah mother of the year right here)
But!
One toddler turns quiet. (Lidia)
The other toddler (Carly) becomes fascinated with her shoes and pulling out her ponytail,
 so the last five minutes of the car ride is (almost) silent!
When you pull in your driveway, you get one toddler (Lidia) out and she says,
 "MOMMY! I was quiet in the car! I didn't talk! Can I talk now????
Can I talk outside? I was a good girl! YAY LIDIA!"
And then?
You die.
And realize you will make it past these crazy toddler years.
Because these toddlers are so stinking cute, smart, loving, and ohhhh sooo weird.

September 25, 2012

Homecoming

My baby sister became a freshman... A FRESHMAN IN HIGH SCHOOL... this year.
Seriously, it's still mind blowing to me.
As we all know, becoming a freshman means you are now in the high school and you can do fun things like Homecoming, Winter Formal, etc.
But not for our town.
Since I graduated high school, the Johnston School District has grown quite a bit.
They've added new elementarty schools and reorganized the middle and high school.
So now?
Middle school is 8th and 9th grade.
Which means?
Freshman aren't in the acutal high school yet.
Which also means?
Freshman can't go to Homecoming.
Lame I know.
But never fear!
My gorgeous sister is here!
 ....and able to bend the rules and go to not only one homecoming, but TWO homecomings at TWO different schools.
So yeah.
Our last two weekends have consisted of all things homecoming.
Oh and hating my sister for being so gorgeous....

First up...
Last weekend, Chloe went to Indianola's homecoming with a family friend.
Her and my parents stopped by my house before heading to Homecoming to take some pictures...
Next up?
This past weekend was Urbandale's homecoming.
Urbandale is our town's rival.
But Chloe's boyfriend and all her close friends from church go to Urbandale, so this was a really fun and exciting night for her!
All of us met over at a friend from churchs' house to take pictures.
Oh and Grams (my step-dad's mom) was in town so she got to see Chloe dressed up in all her glory too!
(Chloe, Noah (her bf) and Carly)
(Chloe, her bf, her bf's mom, our mom)
... and Carly had enough of me taking pictures and not paying enough attention to her, which resulted in this....
Carly obviously hates Homecoming.
Keep it that way sister!