Sunday Night Leftovers

- Hazel can sit up all by herself for a good stretch now, but still pitches off in random directions. I can’t remember when Eliza started pushing herself up to sitting, and it seems unfathomable that Hazel will do that any time soon. But we’ll see.

– Hazel LOVES Eliza the most. Then me, then Kevin. She tolerates other people.

– Hazel slept for 10.5 hours straight last night, and so did I. It was glorious, and I have no expectation of it happening again any time soon, so I don’t think there is anything to jinx. We both went to bed at 8:00 pm, and I woke up confused as hell, after a really weird dream. Basically it was Divergent with more breastfeeding, cuz damn that was a long night.

– we are trying to move Eliza from her high chair to her little table, but she won’t stay seated. She scoots all over the kitchen and moves the table around. She basically knows she isn’t supposed to get up until she is done eating and has wiped her hands off, but she gets excited and runs away. Our house is… dirty.

– Eliza continues to love sports. She watches football with Kevin all the time. She notices when they fall, says “uh oh, fall down, drop ball” and she talks about their helmets a lot.

– Eliza’s imagination is taking off lately. She likes to pretend to make food with her whisk and various cups and bowls. She dotes on Pooh like we do on Hazel, giving him baths, his medicine, and feeding him (he nurses from her belly button, of course). Pooh also likes to hang out in the swing and the exersaucer. She lines up her little chairs and pretends it’s a train. All kinds of stuff.

– E is super into letters, has been for six months or so. She got an alphabet fishing game for Christmas and learned all her letters (uppercase only). She knows the letters in her name (but obviously can’t spell it, it’s basically a trick) and she likes to point out letters she sees on signs and in books. It’s pretty neat to watch. I know that this stuff doesn’t mean she’s a genius or anything – it’s just a thing she’s into, some kids like letters and some are better at talking and some are good with physical stuff, etc. and it doesn’t mean that much. But it’s just really neat. I mean, two years ago she was a blob. Now she knows the alphabet. That’s insane. It will be really cool in a couple years when she can actually read! I’m so excited about that, what with being a giant bookworm myself. Can’t wait.

– Eliza is super obsessed with The Little Mermaid. She calls anything from that, as well as all Disney princesses “Movie,” and she talks about it all the time. She saw it once, the weekend it was released. She likes Sebastian (the crab) and Max (the dog) the best.

– I just read the Divergent trilogy, and I loved it. Now I’m in a reading funk, I need a new series.

That’s all. Hopefully I’ll manage something less disjointed tomorrow! Hope you all had lovely weekends.

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7 Responses to Sunday Night Leftovers

  1. TJ says:

    Penelope is also into watching football with her dad, which I take as an opportunity to go do anything else, anywhere else. Except he’s teaching her what’s going on, of course, so she does the same things – yelling excitedly about throwing the ball, falling down, running, etc. So when Phil is away peeing or whatever, I teach her things, too.

    “Look, now the zebra is throwing his yellow tissue on the ground.”
    “Oh, there they go, into a butt pile. That’s when everyone jumps on each other and they rub butts together.”

    The best was when Phil walked back into the room to hear Penny exclaim disappointedly at the screen, “Aw, man, butt pile.”

  2. I am super charmed by the calling everything “Movie” thing. Your girls are adorable.

    Did you read the discovery of witches? I read the first one and really enjoyed it, and then was super mad that (just like when I read Divergent) the other two weren’t going to be out for a long ass time. The third one comes out in July though, so you could time it so you would be done with the first two right when it comes out. Let me know if you find something to read in the meantime, I need more reading material as well.

  3. april says:

    I think that 2014 will be the year of the re-read for me, when I don’t concentrate on how many books I read but instead focus on reading things like the Divergent books and the Harry Potter books and the Hunger Games – that I loved and wish to re-enjoy (and remember parts that it seems like are leaking out of my brain).

  4. Elise Seaton says:

    If you’re not worn out on what I like to call dystopapocolyptifuturescience, I really liked Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne. It’s the first in a trilogy, but the last book isn’t out yet. I’ve enjoyed the first two–it’s an interesting concept that I now think about every time I’m in a large box store.

  5. HereWeGoAJen says:

    Well, luckily for you, I found the coolest alphabet puzzle ever the other day.

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