Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Manda's Monthly Musings

So, I have no business blogging with my to-do list being what it is, but when Amanda came in from playing yesterday and declared with a big sigh, I'm all tuckered out!  I thought, ok time for another installment.  So, to all the loyal Amanda fans out there, here is a sampling of random quotes throughout the last couple weeks, along with unrelated pictures.

Avery forgot her life jacket, so I held her hand because she was quite scared.

We are not allowed to catch her when she jumps in the water.  We can only be standing in the vicinity to retrieve her as she flails and kicks her way back to the top.  She's very specific on how it should be done.
She uses big words, completely out of context to try to get her point across when she's particularly upset or happy....words such as discouraged, nervous, disgusting, delicate.  It's quite hilarious, albeit sometimes disrespectful.
When Daddy gets home, I'm going to tell on you. (usually when I am disciplining her)
I was sitting outside with Aiden and she came running over to me crying...I was trying to get my bathing soup (sob) 'cause its a beautiful sunny day (sob) and the door hit my head.
Emerges from bathroom, holding her cereal bowl which is dripping with water...
Here you go Mom...I washed it for ya, so you don't have ta.
Here she is proudly showing me her new accomplishment...tightening her ponytail by herself.

She continues to be completely confused with how old she is.  She's been telling people she's four since the day Avery turned four.  I think she is genuinely confused, although we've made many attempts to explain it.  Not sure what Avery turning five in a couple days will do to her in that regard.
She was doing "the dance", so I said Amanda, go potty.  I don't need to (ALWAYS the response).  Yes, go.  You are doing "the dance".  I'm not doing the potty dance, Mom, I'm doing the birfday dance.  Then she proceeds to throw her hands in the air and do an elaborate "birfday dance".

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
Proverbs 3:3-5


sara said...

oh Lisa! I am SO glad you took the time to blog this post!!! What a precious little girl you have there! I just love reliving this season through your eyes!!!

LuAnn said...

This was such a hoot !!!! thanks for sharing !

Melody said...

This totally makes my day! Love her. The picture of Amanda and Aiden is adorable, as are all the rest, of course. Good luck with your to do list!

Vanessa/Chelsea said...

SO funny...she SO reminds me of my Sydney...I know that Sydney is actually Avery's age, but Amdanda is just so funny...Even with the "Syd, go potty"...."oh, I was just doing ballet"....and Sydney still thinks her middle name is "Kate" but it's Savannah....and no matter how many times I tell her, she doesn't know...sigh...something about being the second sis...they are born to such confident parents while the firsts are watching us figure it all out..

Momagoose said...

I love Amanda watering Aidens feet!!! awe!