Monday, May 9, 2011

"Don't do that."

Evie has said, "Don't do that" at least a hundred times today. It's driving me nuts but I guess it's better than "No way" although the jury is still out on that one. Evie needed me constantly this morning and was not too thrilled to be at home. She wanted to go to the beach. I gently reminded her that the beach is a long drive from Nashville. Evie was testing my patience so perhaps I may have sighed a little. That did not go over too well with Evie because she exclaimed, "Don't insert sigh noise Mommy." She notices everything and I do mean everything!

Evie's teacher from school came to babysit this morning because I had a doctor's appointment. My right side has been hurting a lot lately and my doctor solved the mystery. Baby Boy is curled up on my left side and his extremities are where my pain is coming from but he will move soon. It's so weird to be able to feel his little bottom right in the middle of my stomach. His heart rate was 148 and everything seems to be going well. Evie had a blast with Ms. Linda. They went for a walk and were approached by a neighbor to ensure that Evie was in fact supposed to be with this babysitter. That makes me laugh and gives me some comfort knowing that our neighbors keep their eyes open.

Evie napped and I did too. She woke up on the wrong side of the crib. Evie has talked about her boys every single day since she last saw them. She was so excited to see them and talked about them as we walked over. Evie saw Courtney and was so happy. Our kiddos were so funny. They just smiled and started playing with each other like they just saw each other yesterday. Christian was driving the gator and Campbell hopped right off so Evie could sit up front. They are such gentleman! Courtney and I were wondering what in the world they talk about when they are playing. Evie was getting super fussy so we came home. Calliou works magic in our house and she was a different person just as her Daddy got off the phone. We had a nice evening at home with dinner and some outside play time. I think it's time to head to the library to pick up some new discipline books. It's time for me to get some new tricks so I can stay one step ahead of my toddler!


  1. we are currently hearing "all mine" and "be right back" 500000 times a day. everything is "all mine" and anytime any one/thing/person/show/toy, etc, etc, leaves her presence it will always "be right back."
    the "be right back" is not so's the "all mine!" that has me worried. i can't imagine that goes over too well at school :(
    glad to know the mysterious pain on your right side was solved. it is definitely crazy to be able to feel body parts inside of you - but such a miracle at the same time.
    thanks for your sweet email....and especially for your prayers! the end is in sight!!! :)

  2. Reading about your Evie stories and your reactions to her sound just like a day at our house!!!

  3. I love the things that come out of Evie's little mouth! Please share any good books you find. Ned told Avery that she was being extra-special hard-headed yesterday. I too will need new tricks for the summer.

  4. Oh, toddlerhood. So fun yet so challenging, right? I'm sure you've read this one, but I love, love, love 1-2-3 Magic. It's working like a charm at our house!!

    Your beach vacation looked like so much fun. I'm glad you got to go before baby boy gets here!


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