Sunday, December 23, 2007

Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer

Michael's class at school had a Christmas performance the other day. The kids were really cute and did a good job singing several fun songs. I think my little reindeer was the cutest of course and since it was her birthday Santa gave her extra treats and talked to her for a long time. It was really funny to watch her behave so shyly as she is so not shy!
I cannot believe that she is already four years old. She is growing up so quickly. I will upload some pictures of her birthday party a little later.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Gingerbread House

Grandma and Grandpa Church gave Michael Anne a gingerbread house kit and we finally helped her assemble and decorate it tonight! It was quite fun but another lesson to me that I'm too controlling and particular in that the "lights" must be in ROYGBIV order because that is the order of the rainbow and that is the perfect order for colors...
Derek did all the frosting work and had to help me let go a little. All in all, Michael was able to have a really good time and so did we. Isn't it cute?!?!

Look Mom, I'm Having a Baby!

Oh let's hope this is the last time she says this for the next 20 years!!!

Sunday morning Michael Anne came downstairs with a little balloon tucked under her shirt. She had a HUGE smile on her face and proclaimed that she too was having a baby! She is so cute and sweet. I'm afraid she is going to claim our little baby as her very own! She often tells me that she wants to be a mommy and a doctor. She also wants to come to the hospital when our little goo-goo, as she calls her little sister, is born. She wants to see the "bloody baby!" I guess I should stop taking her to my OB appointments...she knows way too much for a little girl who isn't quite 4 years old yet. Last time we were there we uncharacteristically had to wait a little while after going back to the exam room. To keep herself entertained she studied the female reproductive charts with a little help from mom & dad and now she is quite good at reciting the path of an egg from the "egg sack" through the fallopian tubes and into the uterus where the baby grows until it is time to be born. She's so smart and such a sponge, how can I not teach her when she is so inquisitive? The answer is I can't. Some adults would shy away at the very mention of fallopian tubes but we think we are better expalainers than the internet or other less matter-of-fact sources she may someday encounter!
For those of you that don't like the idea of talking in real terms, I'll spare you the details of her breastfeeding momment from last Sunday when she decided that her baby doll was hungry and needed some "mother's milk" in the middle of sacrament meeting!