Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Our week so far...

This week has been pretty uneventful so far. Monday I went to the commissary with Addison and Trevor...we were so out of food! I was struggling to get my overflowing cart through the last isle before checking out! I wonder what people think when they see a cart so full?! I know what I think...

Our little house guest has made herself at home. Chaquita, or Cachita, as she is called here, is such a good little girl. She sits up on the couch just hanging out and naps most of the time. In the evenings, however...
She and Molly get after it! They chase each other all over the house, barking and snarling, and really having a good time!

The other night I was in the kitchen trying to cook supper, when the two came barreling into the kitchen. Molly was getting awful rough and they began nipping at each other, so Chaquita took cover between my feet. Well, that didn't stop Molly, so they were running circles around my feet, dodging between then, slamming into them and barking. I had to stop what I was doing so I wouldn't trip and hurt them.

This morning, I traded Sherree a child for a child. She dropped off Hannah so she could go to an appointment, and in return, she took Trevor to pre-school with Hudson on her way. The girls are really getting to be lots of fun when they are together. They are watching each other move and are little copy cats.

Here, Hannah walked right up to the toy basket, swung her legs over and hopped right in. I could just see the expression on Addison's face. She was thinking, "hmmm, how did she do that, I wonder if I can?!" And sure enough, Addison pulled herself up to the basket and attempted to get her leg up. Poor dear was too short, and not quite agile enough to get her chunky little legs over. It was cute to watch though...
They both made their way over to the front door where they simultaneously discovered the art of pounding. The gaurd on the door was quite an intrument to them! Below is a picture of them when I had to tell them to stop pounding so hard!!! Hey, it got their attention!

Trevor has picked up some new phrases at school, I think. Today, he said to me "No way, Mom, that's amazing!" It just sounded funny coming from my little 4 year old! He also says "Yes, man" when he really means "Yes, Ma'am". Oh well. At least he uses it at the appropriate time!

This afternoon, he got himself in a bit of trouble. As you can see below, he got a little carried away with the marker. He was so proud of himself. I was not happy, but of course, had to get a shot for Daddy, who, as I'm sure you can imagine, was a bit shy of being happy about this event. Again, just to verify, this is green marker, not makeup! Now, not only did he color on his own face, but shortly after, I discovered he took the marker to the couch, and not just one couch, both couches.....oh yes, and also the new chair! (breath...relax) Luckily, the marker streaks are coming out. I still need to work on the chair a little more tonight. Needless to say, this got Trevor a quick trip to nappytime!

The following video is not for those who can't stand the sound of fingernails on the chalkboard, or, teeth grinding... Consider yourself warned! Watch her hands and face get all clenched is so awful!!!!

Addison has learned to GRIND HER TEETH! Ugh! Just typing that out gives me shivers up my spine! Last night I think she was grinding them so hard, that she chipped a little off her front tooth. Luckily it wasn't anything like Dumb and Dumber, but it still worried me! And telling her to stop only makes her do it more!

She is also getting so brave about letting go of the furniture and attempting to walk. I think it will be happening very soon!

As for my dear McKenzie, I got a call from her teacher today....don't worry, she wasn't in trouble! Her teacher called to tell me she had chosen her to be CITIZEN OF THE MONTH! McKenzie was so upset when I told her the 'good' news. Upset? Well, McKenzie isn't much for getting up in front of everyone. They have monthly assemblies and they get announced and have to stand up on stage in front of the whole school with their certificate. Poor McKenzie will be stressing about this until the moment it is over!

Whew, for a post I thought was going to be pretty uneventful, turned out to be a bit lengthy! So...I'm out!


Lesley and Zachary said...

I thought you were dog-sitting but, man, does that thing look like a rat! Sorry, Alaina!

If we ever get to baby-sit Trevor, I'm going to make sure he finds my (very miniscule) stash of makeup....and my fingernail polish.....and my high heels. Just to freak Nick out, of course!

Sara G said...

Poor McKenzie...she sounds like me when I was her age...I was always terrified of being in front of people too! At least she does not always want to be the CENTER of attention all the time like Amber!