Sunday, April 5, 2009

More Conversations and bigger clothes

Harper wants to know whether you think these pants make her look fat:

While they may be a bit big, she is wearing most of the 6-12 month clothing which is fun. Pulling out the all of Hadley's old clothes brings back memories of when she was a baby. Hadley is definetely a little girl now with only remnants of babyhood (one of those remnants is the pacifier she refuses to give up).

I mentioned in an earlier post that Harper likes to lay on her little playmat and yell/scream at the animals dangling from it. Here is a clip that sort of shows what I mean:

Take that, monkey.

On Friday Hadley and I went to Starbucks together while Harper and her dad hung out at home. After we sat down and I gave Hadley her juice, she said, "Well, Mommy, we're at Starbucks and it's not windy in here." To which I said, "You're right, Hadley it's not." After a bit Hadley noticed the large exposed air vent that runs across the ceiling. She wanted to know what it was.

"It's an air vent." I said.

"What kind of air vent?" she asked.

"An air vent that's on the ceiling of Starbucks." I replied.

"What kind of air vent on the ceiling of Starbucks?" she asked.

"Do you want another piece of cookie?" I asked. Hadley stared at me in mild disgust because I could not answer her question and then asked, "Mama, can we go home and get my pink stool so I can reach that air vent on the ceiling of Starbucks?"

"Are you sure you don't just want to finish your cookie?"

Earlier that day Hadley asked me what the Spanish word for "ant" was. (She is really into the shows "Dora the Explorer" and "Go, Diego Go.") I told her I didn't know, but this wasn't good enough so I said, "El anto." You all can "tsk tsk" all you want, but just re-read the previous conversation 100 times over and and you may have an idea of what I deal with on a regular basis.

Here are the girls having some "tummy time" in Hadley's crib (Hadley likes to show Harper how it's done):

And here they are flipped over. Sorry I couldn't get the picture flipped around.

I have to give props to my cousin-in-law, Julie, who made the sheets the girls are lying on. Hadley calls them her "Old MacDonald sheets" and they are her favorite. She doesn't like it when they are not on her bed.

So there you have it. Lots of fun going on this Spring in the Feyen household. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom now and they are beautiful. As much as I love Chicago, you can't beat the spring in the DC area. It is magnificent.


shani said...

hormiga(ant) or hormiguita (little ant :).

But maybe I don't want to fuel the fire...just have Hadley call me for her Spanish translation needs; however I'm frightened that her foreign language skills will surpass mine rather quickly. What a sponge she is.

And tell Harper I LOVE her pants.

Keri said...

The picture with the pants cracks me up, the angle you took it from just adds to their impressiveness! And I have been sharing the Hadley "what kind is it" stories with others, it's very entertaining for me to read about but I can really see how it would make you start to lose your mind by the end of the day. :)

Arne & Julie said...

Oh Callie - what a joy your girls are and you are such a great writer. I always feel like I am right there with you in your home -so thanks! Your blog posts always make me laugh out loud!