Friday, February 29, 2008
Let me paint the picture for you....Emma is playing outside and I am standing in the kitchen. Suddenly I hear her SCREAMING at the top of her lungs and let me tell you it is a VERY high pitched scream. I look out the window and she is standing on her picnic table. I go running out and she is screaming and pointing to the tiniest bug you have EVER seen. She is yelling at me to get her shovel so I can get rid of it for her:) Maybe you had to be here to witness the event, but I was laughing so hard I was crying!
I have started letting Emma help me cook and one of her favorite things to do is make pancakes:) Here she is helping me this morning. Emma also likes her pancakes to be in the shape of something (usually Mickey Mouse), but mommy was feeling lazy today and only made 2 Mickey pancakes. Once Emma finished those she asked for more so I gave normal round pancakes and she said, "Thank you Mommy. Yummy ball pancakes". SCORE!!! Now I can get away with "ball" pancakes:)
Monday, February 25, 2008
When I was little I didn't want anyone to help me and I would say, "No, baby I do". Well it's safe to say that I am being paid back:)
Emma and I are currently playing dress up and Emma is having trouble getting her costume on so I offered to help and what does my lovely child say to me??? "No mommy. No help Emma. I play dress up myself" Well, okay then;) Guess Mommy will go back to singing Chim Chim Cher-ee!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Last night Emma decided to get the old band together (The Lenz Family band that is) and started handing out instruments. Nick and I start to play the ones we have been given and Emma starts to have a mini meltdown. When we ask her what is wrong she holds up her wooden frog "clicker" that she can't figure out how to work and says, "Needs batteries!!!" It was TOO funny, since it is an old school non battery operated toy:):):) The picture is Emma trying to figure out how the frog works.
Since it was a rare rainy day here in LA Emma and I stayed home and did some painting. I think Emma enjoyed it almost as much as Mommy did;) It took a little convincing, but she finally stuck her hand in the paint so we could make handprints:) I swear I have never met a cleaner child...the second Emma was done she was reaching for the baby wipes to clean herself up!
Coleton and his mommy, Nicol, came over the other day to play and boy are we glad they did. It was so funny to watch Emma try and be the "big sister" to Coleton. Of course not so funny when she tried to pull him away from the TV and knocked him to the ground:( Clearly Emma does not know her own strength!
I read the coolest article last night in this months issue of Domino magazine. In a nutshell a woman tries to eat locally for 2 weeks and writes about the ups and downs of being a "locavore". The website that I am linking to just shows you your local resources if you are up for the challenge. I am not...it is hard enough for me to get dinner ready for my family let alone try and eat locally:) Although I am going to try and hit our farmers markets more frequently and I am FOR SURE going to check out the "egg store" a few miles from us:)
Friday, February 22, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Emma and I met some friends at the park today and I think I know what I want for my birthday....a swing!!! They had the COOLEST swing at the park. It's like a big chair, but it's a swing. What a great idea!!! You know some guy thought, "Hey, think I could turn this Lazy Boy recliner into a swing?" I TOTALLY want one!!!! Emma did NOT want to get out of it ( I don't blame her).
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Am I the only one hearing the Violent Femmes song in the background? Suddenly I am flashing back to high school and my friend Mary (or was it Chantal???Hmmm???) singing, "this is only a desk". Okay so I digress...
Favorite cousin Amy keeps hounding me to create a blog and if I am not blogging I am truly missing out on a wonderful opportunity to "share" moments with my friends and family. So....here I am preparing to blog about my life as a SAHM with Miss EEL (Emma Elisabeth Lenz). I am not so sure that anything all that interesting happens here, but every time I share a story with Amy she says, "you REALLY need to blog!!!". Well, I have decided to go for it and take the leap into the land of blogging and if it doesn't go well we can all blame Amy:)