Friday, June 15, 2012

What I Really Need To Know Is If The Tooth Fairy Is Real!

Cash lost his first tooth.  He lost it two days before his sixth birthday.  A couple days prior to losing it, he was playing on the trampoline with Vanna and their friend, Mason.  There was a bit of a collision - Cash's mouth bonked a head - and Cash's front, bottom tooth became loose.  He played and played with it of course, until it finally fell out. 

He was so excited about it and wondered what he might get from the tooth fairy.  Just before bed that night, as we talked more about it, he said to me, "Mom, what I really need to know is: if the tooth fairy is really real or not."  I simply said, "I guess we'll find out tonight won't we."  A bit later after we'd put the kids to bed, Cash came wandering into our room and said, "Mom, I'm trying to go to sleep so the tooth fairy can come but Vanna keeps talking - she needs to stop talking and go to sleep!"

Needless to say, the tooth fairy did come and gave him a whole dollar which he was thrilled about.  We are now seeing a large and crooked permanent tooth emerging from the gums where he lost his tooth.  The poor kid barely has enough room for his baby teeth.  I forsee braces in his future for sure darn it.  The other bottom, front tooth is also a tiny bit loose now - so it seems we're in for more of the same excitement before long! :)


Yay!!! Cash is six!  He's been waiting so long to turn six and has been especially impatient for his birthday to roll around ever since Vanna had hers. 

"real life walkie talkies"

We already had a birthday party for the kids last month so for Cash's actual birthday, we had a low-key wonderful day.  What made it extra special was to have one of kids' cousins, Blyss, come play for the day.  It just happened to work out that her dad was working in the area and she could come play on his birthday - but I made it sound to Cash that I had that planned all along :).  We had a picnic, took a walk, just played and had a great time! 

Then it was cake time.   Happy happy birthday I hope it's really great, happy happy birthday, it's time to eat some cake! (what his Scooby Doo birthday card sang to him when he opened it)

The one thing Cash wanted to do for his birthday was go to Chuckee Cheese (we'd never been and I think the only reason he knew anything about it was from the commercials for it that he's seen a time or two). So, even though we had to go to Boise for it, we went.  We had to wait until the days Ty had off the week after Cash's birthday but we still had a great time - it was right down Cash's alley! The kids played their hearts out, picke dout prizes in exchange for their tickets and even got to meet Chuck!

Happy Birthday Bud!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Roll Over Rosie

We like to go to story-time at our local library and the other day we came across this book.  We thought it was pretty comical because, at the time, we were working with Baby Rosie to roll over.


Even though Rosie has been able to roll over for some time now, she still rarely chooses to do so.  She'd rather throw a fit, knowing that someone will come bail her out and/or pick her up when she's tired of laying down on the floor (whether on her back or her tummy).   She is however, beginning to enjoy laying on her tummy much better now.

Funny hair picture!  I had just washed her hair and then had to sit down to nurse her.  Since her hair wasn't completely dry yet, and since it was rubbing up against my arm as I held her, it dried really funny and stood up on end when I laid her down for her nap.

Rosie loves to watch the leaves on our trees and our hanging flowers blowing in the wind, through the windows.  While I'm sitting on the couch, she'll stand on my lap and stare out the windows watching them just mesmorized for quite some time.

Rosalie likes best to be held facing away from you so as not to miss a thing.

Rosie is a very good eater.  She always eats the whole bowl of cereal w/fruits or veggies that I give her in the morning.  We tried bananas this morning, which I thought she'd love but she treated it the same as any other fruit or vegetable I've given her.  She acts as though it's only okay - but she still eats it.  She simply seems to prefer just plain rice cereal very best.  I think I'll start giving it to her twice a day soon.  You can tell she want to be a big girl and eat real food though.  She eyes me eating my food all the time and when I offer her something (like the crust of a piece of pizza) she attacks it as though she's starving! :)

Speaking of eating, I'm so excited I've made it this far with nursing.  I only made it 5 months with Vanna and will be thrilled if I can make it anywhere between 6-9 months (I've never been able to nurse past 7 months).  I do supplement a little and we've been lucky with all our kids that they will both nurse and take a bottle.  Rosie is now trying to hold her own bottle a little bit but is often getting herself frustrated because she won't hold still long enough to hold the bottle still to get enough to eat.

Rosalie doesn't seem to mind the grass. I thought she'd find it itchy or bothersome but she has never complained in the least whenever we go outside and I put her on it.  I remember Cash really didn't like the grass as a baby so we'd always have to place him on a blanket.

Rosie is getting much better about playing with toys.  She's always grabbing for things (and of course, putting them in her mouth) and even sometimes getting into trouble (like when she tore up one of my fake potted plants while I had her sitting on the counter to do her hair).  She also tries to touch my face sometimes when she's eating and I love it.   And when I blow raspberries on her tummy, she's gotten to where she'll grab my face or hair.  She's just getting so much more mobile with her hands. 

That's all I can remember to record for now, til next time............