Friday, August 21, 2009

nap time bliss...a story of a proud momma

Nap time went off without a hitch! There was no getting out of the bed or crying. I am very proud of my little Emily.

Not only was she cooperative during nap time, but before bath time she sat on the potty chair and went pee and after bath time she told me she had to poopie. So, she sat down on the potty chair and pooped. She is making me one proud momma! Go Emily!

emily's new found freedom

Last night started normal. The girls went to bed around 8:30 pm. Of course we heard them talking to each other in their room, but that is normal.

I was standing in the kitchen and heard Jorge say, "Did you get her out of her bed?". I look over to where he was and Emily was standing there...naked. I said, "No! And I didn't take her clothes off either". Somehow she had managed to climb out of the crib AND take off all her clothes and diaper.

After re-dressing Emily (and Bella--if one does something you can always count on the other to do the same) I put her back in the crib. Wanting to know how she did it, I kept peeking in the room trying to see if she was going to try to escape again. Sure enough, she had her foot high up on the rails of the crib. I cleared my throat at her and she put the foot down.

After a few more peeks I decided to just let it be. But, soon after, her she comes, again. At least she still had her clothes on this time.

The only thing to do was to take the front of the crib off and make it into a day bed. I didn't want her to keep climbing out, cause I knew she would, and eventually hurt herself. I just thought she is so little to be out of a crib already. She is only 17 months old. I guess she is only a few months younger than what Bella was when we converted the crib for her (Bella was 20 months old--she wasn't a climber).

It is safe to assume that last night was a bit rough. After continually putting Emily back in her bed (using Jo Frost's from Supernanny method of not saying anything to her after the second time--worked rather well), she finally went to sleep after about the 10th time.

But that wasn't the end of it! Some time in the middle of the night (I have no idea what time cause there is no clock in our room), Emily started the process over again. Luckily this time she was really tired and there was no crying involved and it only lasted about 5 times.
Nap time today will be interesting.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

it's closing in...

Reality is sinking in. He is getting sad and that makes me feel crappy. That's putting it lightly.

Nothing else to report.

Monday, August 03, 2009

it came to me...

I have been trying to think about things to blog about lately. I haven't come up with anything as you haven't seen any new posts in the past few days.

I kind of feel like I am just waiting, not living. Which, is not really good. I should be taking advantage of the last few weeks our family will be one. Who knows when we will all be together for any length of time. But, when Jorge works most of the day, it is hard to think of anything other than when I can get out of here.

But, this post isn't intended on beating into the ground the subject of me leaving Mexico. I think it has been talked about plenty. So, when that is all that I think about and nothing really happens in my life right now, what do I blog about.

Well, today I was sitting in here at the computer, Emily in her bed and Bella in the other room watching TV. At least I thought Bella was watching TV. She walks in here to me mad because something wasn't going well for her. I look at her and just start laughing. And, of course I immediately reach for my camera.

She had put on two shirts instead of a shirt and shorts. I have to say she got the shirt part on almost perfectly. Just shy one arm. That was a better job than I would have thought she could do.

I would have to say it is an innovative way to wear a shirt for shorts. And, if anyone can pull it off, it would be Bella. (The hair needs a little work.)