Tuesday, November 23, 2010

They things they say

So there are somethings I write on the girls blog and somethings I forget or I don't want to include ;) I decided to start keeping track of the funny things they say even if If it's not something I love to hear because this is, after all, the girls blog.

Lately Rasa's in a kissing phase. She sees pictures of things on my laptop (babies or animals) and wants to kiss them. She sees babies or animals in person or in books and wants to kiss them. She sees just about anything and wants to kiss it. The past week or so she's been asking us to kiss her. "Kiss my elbow", "Kiss my nose", "Kiss my tummy". Last night she told Royce to "kiss my butt". Now I'm unsure how this evolved but today she stood in front of me, pointed to her butt and said, "Momma kiss my ass". I can promise you I don't point to my butt and say "kiss my ass" well ok I can't promise you that but I don't recall the last time I said something like that. Royce has never done that in front of me but I do have to tell you that the girls were with Royce for a few hours alone last night so anything is possible (kidding Royce!).

I had a shoot on Saturday and then after took some time to myself. When I came home at the end of the day Adia gave me a hug and then pointed to her hand to show me a tiny little scratch. She looked at me with a very serious face and said "Rasa owie" while pointing to her hand. I figured her hand must have gotten caught in-between Rasa's teeth and I gave Rasa a sad face and said "Oh Rasa that's not nice. Be gentle".

Today we were downstairs and I was cooking lunch in the kitchen. Adia walks in holding her hand up with the now almost invisible scratch and says "Lucy bite-en me". I said "Lucy bit you??" knowing that Lucy had been by my feet catching food scraps as I cooked the entire time we've been down there and she is the most docile little dog ever. The girls have tormented this poor dog and Lucy just takes it. Five more times Adia says that Lucy bit her.

Now I know why Rasa had that puzzled look on her face when I was telling her to be nice the other day! First she was framed and now Lucy!

Tonight after dinner Royce and the girls were up in their playroom and Adia walked up to him with a piece of a broken baby doll stroller. Royce asked her what happened and she said "Elmo broke it". When he questioned her she stuck with her story. A moment later Rasa started chiming in "Elmo broke it, Elmo broke it" backing up her Sister's story. Is this a look into my future?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Change is a brewin'

About three years ago Royce and I decided we wanted to buy a new home in St. Paul. We loved the house, the neighborhood and the fact that it was only blocks away from both of our work. We found a Realtor and he came over and drew up the paperwork to sell our current home. After the inspection came back on the house in St. Paul and the apprasial on our house was done we just didn't have great feelings about it. We decided to wait until the spring and look for something else. Luckily for us we did because the market crashed only a couple months later and the house we would have bought then would have dropped in value by $100k! Talk about an underwater investment.

Fast forward three years and here we still sit in our little two bedroom house that's now filled to the top with our expanded family (and the toys....oh Lord the toys!). Royce and I bought this place a year after we were married with the intention that we would sell it when we wanted a family. That was over 8 years ago now. While we're trying to make due we're finding it harder every day. The girls want to run and play and it's hard to have to drive or walk them to a park just so they can run around. Our "yard" is a plot of grass the size of our dining room with a rock bed and a tree. They run and play in the street (it's a dead end) for the most part which while it seems sort of sad they have plenty of fun! We are talking about moving again in the not so distant future. This time it would be much harder. We have more "stuff" and less time. It takes me four hours to do what used to take me a half an hour (thanks to you know who x2). My Parents, Sister and her family, Brother and his family all live within five miles of our current house. We drop by my parents house two or three times a week. I should add that that plan is to move across town back to Minneapolis or closer so that we can get in the district for the magnet school we want the girls to attend. It's a lottery out of district (assuming there are any spots left) so if we tried getting in from here our chances would be extremely slim.

Right now I'm just looking for direction and to honor my and Royce's feelings of what the right thing to do is. We really do have two years to move as far as registration is concerned but right now I'm feeling like I'd like to move within a year to get settled in and get the girls (and myself) into their new ecfe community and preschool.

Big decisions seem even bigger when you have little ones to think about. Of course the forefront for all of our decisions is doing what is the very best for Rasa and Adia. It's also a good reminder for me of something I've learned over and over again; things will work out just as they are supposed to.