Friday, March 16, 2012

a year ago....

Izzie had an intense mullet.
Josie had an intense stutter.

(I was so nervous about it.  My prayer journal was full of request to the Lord to help Josie.  As with most things with kids, it was a short season.)

Josie was in LOVE with Kiki. aka Christi Wilson
She still is and ask me frequently why she lives with Ryan in Florida.

Izzie was kind of a blob.

No more.  She is a feisty little thing.  Adamant that her sister will not take the cake.  She makes me laugh on a regular basis.  Have I mentioned her nickname has evolved?  To "Chef".
Girl likes some food.  Her food.
We have a lot of sisterly love in this house.  So much so that Izzie shared her nice (code for the Big D) virus with sister this week.  In the middle of the night when Josie woke up with a fever she said "Mom, I just hugged Izzie too hard.  That's why I'm sick." Oh goodness. Laughter abounds much.

Friday, March 9, 2012

three year old conversations

hello friends...
i have been a slacker at updating the blog.

to catch up quickly...
the girls and I have been filling our days with chores and lunch dates.
we frequently (3 times this week) get to take young adult girls out to lunch from Russ' ministry.
it is a highlight for everyone.

josie's favorite place these days is trader joe's. (we try to go on Mondays)
they have buggies for kids and she remembers each time to take a doll.
she gets close to nipping my heels. but loves the whole experience.

on the izzie front...she is talking more and playing with josie more.
wanting to color and draw like big sister.

speaking of big girl just turned on the coloring then quickly transitioned to writing.
she has been writing her name and other names while asking us to "spell" things a lot.

josie's conversational skills have gotten so cracks me up.
recently her friend Georgia was in the car with us.
Georgia had brought a pretend cell phone.
upon swiping the phone from her Josie asked "Hey you want some music on your phone?"
yes i have an iphone and yes she knows more about it than i do.
here they are with a banana snack.

i will leave you with a story.
recently at the gas station we were next to a "hoarder's" station wagon. you know these cars right?!
(mine is close except it is full of sippy cups and toys.)
anywho, josie says "MOM... they need to clean out their car. I think they don't have a daddy."
and there you have the truth about who likes things clean around here.
it was bossy-ness and compassion in the same thought.
sounds like a good representation of my thoughts too.