Wednesday, June 22, 2011

As I was carrying the cat out of the kid's room, I offered to let her kiss the cat goodnight. She said yes for the first time, and I brought the cat over. The kid leaned in and the cat cooperated and touched her nose to the kid's cheek. All through story time the kid kept talking about kissing the cat.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The cats chased a fledgling bird into the house today.

Much excitement all around. I had to hold the cat back until R could shut him in another room, all the birds outside were loudly chirping, and the baby kept yelling "Baby! Bird! Baby! Bird!"

I scooped the poor thing up in a bowl. Seems like one of its legs was broken, and it had a moist patch of feathers on its chest. Once we left it alone outside its parents came by to check on it and it hopped right out of the bowl. Hopefully it will be okay, but I think I will be checking the back yard tomorrow before I let the cats out.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Learning through doing

In order to preserve a very cute shirt from the ravages of BBQ chicken and baked beans, the kid dined topless this evening. Little did I know that it would result in:

1. The kid painting her entire torso with sauce


2. The kid demanding a bath way too early in the evening.

You couldn't really fault her logic, as it was evening and she was already undressed. Clearly bathtime.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Hmm... looks like the blog template I'm using is referencing something that no longer exists. Wonder how long that has been going on? Guess I need to do a little work...

In other news: more teeth. Not me, the kid. Four molars are emerging in one fell swoop. We were getting close to being weaned in December, but getting sick followed by vacation disruption followed by teething has taken us back a step. Hopefully once this is over we'll be able to get back to it. I'm ready, though I will miss being able to keep her in bed when she gets up too early through the use of boob.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Yup, definitely have a toddler now. The kid has learned "no." Whenever she's going to do something she knows is bad she'll even say "no no no no no" as she does it.