Thursday, June 24, 2010
March 2010: Continued
All the family was over for Easter dinner. We had a plate of chocolate eggs on the table for those playing the card game, Tick. Hannah came over and sat on mommy's lap. Then she saw the chocolate. Before we realized what she was doing she threw herself across the table and grabbed a chocolate egg. What a big smile she had on her face.
During Easter week we talked every day about what happened on that first Easter. We opened all the Easter eggs that contained symbols of the events of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection. Every time we talked about how the soliders beat and mocked Jesus, Bekah would throw her hands up to her mouth. Then she would cry out, "But I LOVE Jesus!" She just couldn't understand why anyone would treat him so horribly. If only our hearts were all as affected as hers.
The girls have been getting very jealous when one gets more attention than the other. Hannah (18 months) was sitting on Daddy's lap. Bekah (3 1/2 years) came up to snuggle with dady too. Hannah pushed Bekah away and said, "No! My daddy! Mine!"
When mommy and the girls were walking by the creek, mommy stopped to take pictures. Hannah stood in teh grass and flowers and had the best time playing with the grass. Mommy gave her a flower and her whole face lit up with joy. She waved it around and smiled and then started giggling. A little while later she was looking at some beautiful poppies. She pulled off all the petals and tried eating them. She was so cute!
Today Bekah had a peanut butter sandwich and mac and cheese for lunch. She opened her bread, put a bunch of macaroni in it and took a bite. Then she picked off all the macaroni covered with peanut butter and ate it. Yum!
Bekah made the comment, "I just totally spilled!" to Daddy the other day.
Bekah and mommy had been studying about Isaac and Rebekah in the Bible. Mommy asked Bekah during dinner who Isaac's children were. Bekah answered, "Jane and Michael". I guess we watched Mary Poppins too much.
Hannah has started calling yogurt, "Yuck!"
Bekah's first dentist appointment was on April 3rd, 2010. We went to see Dr. Oliver in Sebastopol. There was a blue tooth fairy out front of the darling little cottage where the office was. Bekah wouldn't smile for her picture at first. Then she got to look inside a kangaroo's mouth with a mirror. When the dentist came to look inside her mouth her hands were tight around mommy's neck. Soon she relaxed and got her teeth checked-no cavities! Bekah let the dental assistant use her tickle wand to shine up her princess teeth. Then Bekah got to pick a prize and smiled for her picture. We went to play in this cute little playhouse in the back. It was surrounded by tons of flowers. What a great experience!
Hannah was 19 months old in April. She loves to smile and laugh. She is often also whinny and clingy. Hannah has just started to really want mommy all the time. She loves to be held and cuddled and is so content if you will just be with her. She has been getting quite a loud voice lately. She can often be her shouting, "Mam! Mam! (mom)! God lay down Bailey! Daddy! Bek! or Ourside!" Hannah's favorite thing to do is to go inside, slose the screen door then holler till someone opens it so she can go out.
This is one of Bekah's prayers: "Dear God, (very dramatic) Please help me obey my mommy and my daddy. I didn't obey because I disobeyed. I chose to disobey but HELP me to obey, because I really want to obey." Bekah is trying so hard to obey and is so repentant when she recognizes her disobedience.
The girls are growing up so fast. Bekah is 3 1/2 years old and Hannah is 1 1/2 years old. They are constantly changing and are so fun to be around. Here are some of the fun things that have been said at our house.
Bekah and Auntie Shonna were talking about the next day. Shonna said, "Bekah, we are going to have fun tomorrow. Auntie Shonna is going to babysit you." Bekah got this surprised and overjoyed look on her face and shouted, "Auntie Shonna, you rmembered your name!!!"
As Bekah followed her Aunt Shonna into the kitchen she asked her why her bottom moved when she walked. We all got a good laugh!
Bekah loves the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. She gets everyone to tell her the story as often as she can. Bekah loves telling you the whole story back as well. She enjoys doing the voices of the bears.
Hannah makes us laugh all the time. every time we ask her a question she shakes her hear deliberately up and down or side to side and says, "Yeah!" or "No!" She is getting more and more opinionated.
Whenever Hannah is hungry she opens her mouth wide and points inside. If we ask her is she is hungry, she nods four to five times and says "Yeah!" Then she will run to her high chair and say up!
Everyday Mommy rocks Hannah before laying her down to sleep. Mommy puts her music on, turns off the light and snuggles with her for awhile. She loves to put her hand on mommy's shoulder. Sometimes she puts her hand on mommy's back while her back is being rubbed. Oh, how precious this time is.
Hannah has just started to point to all the bears in her room (it is full of Pooh bears). She trys to say Pooh bear and Piglet. Every day she points to her lamp which has Christopher Robin reading a book to Pooh bear and says, "Robin, book, bear" . She has to push the button on her clock before snuggling with mommy.
Bekah just learned how to glue things onto paper. Her 1st encounter with gluing was dipping macaroni in glue and sticking it on papter. The next time we tried gluing cereal onto paper. That stopped quickly due to Bekah constantly eating the ceareal adn feeding it to Bailey. Then we tried a gluestick and glueing cut papter onto paper. Bekah enjoyed that for a few minutes. Then mommy discovered her using the gluestick as chapstick. Yuck!
Tonight Bekah wanted a cup of cold water. We encourage independence so mommy sent her to the kitchen with the empty cup. Bekah returned after a few minutes with her drink. When Bekah went to bed mommy was surprised that all of Bekah's water was gone. That's when she found out that Bekah had poured Mommy's chocolate milk into her own cup and drank it all up. Bekah said she did it since she couldn't push the button for the water.
Hannah said Bekah's name for the first time today. She kept whispering Be-Kah when walking over to give her a cup.
Hannah also loves to stand at the backdoor and look outside. She shouts, "Outside!" over and over. Anytime she can sneak out (with Bekah's help) she does.
Hannah has discovered that she loves Apple Jacks. however, she picks out all the green ones and refuses to eat the pink ones.
Bekah thinks that Daddy's computer bag is his own personal diaper bag.