Wednesday, September 2, 2015

High Heels

CC is a bit obsessed with high heels at the moment. She's always asking to have some of her own, or hobbling around the house in mine. But necessity is the mother of invention. Recently CC discovered that triangular blocks work pretty well as wedges:

But they kept coming loose, no matter how many times she asked me or MJ to tighten the ribbons. So one day she dedicated her naptime to solving the problem. And she came up with this:

CC Morrison: Fashion Engineer.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Happy Birthday, Rory!

Rory is enjoying lots of hugs and treats today, and gets to go to a restaurant with us for dinner tonight.

Every year with our sweet old lady is a blessing. Happy 12th birthday to our first "baby"!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Photo Friday

The three musketeers, traversing a rope bridge at a playground this week. They took it very seriously.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sweet Pea-isms

Our littlest angel is sometimes the hardest to understand. I spend the most time with her, and yet often I have no idea what she's trying to tell me. Fortunately, her siblings are eager to help translate (although they often guess incorrectly too). Her mispronunciations and incorrect grammar melt my heart.

She constantly mixes up her pronouns. "Look at I!" and "My show you."

Toilet is toe-wet. "We pee in toe-wet, Mommy. Not on floor."

Purple-dots are polka dots, regardless of color. One of her favorite hair bows has "blue purple-dots."

The pack-n-play is aqua-play. "I climb out of aqua-play all myself!"

One of her favorite books, "Bubble Guppies," is Gubby Gubbies.

Bottom is bomma. "Don't drop my sunglasses in pool, Mommy. They go right to bomma."

Little Man has pretty clear enunciation. But one of his -isms is "any some more." As in, "Is there any some more candy?" and "I don't want any some more lunch!"

Sunday, August 23, 2015


If Twin A is running at full speed, and Twin B is running at full speed, what is the result when they collide around a hallway corner?

Answer: Two meltdowns and Little Man's first black eye.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Photo Friday

I'm a sucker for spontaneous hand-holding. I had to crawl into the cargo space of my car to get this picture, but I couldn't resist!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Birthday Recap

I think it's safe to say that Sweet Pea and Little Man had a great third birthday. As they say, "I'm FREE!"

CC, MJ and I sang the birthday song to them over and over in the morning. After breakfast, we went to a friend's house to watch the giant crane trucks, cherry pickers, and wood chippers remove a massive (dead) tree from their front yard. They were awestruck! Then nine kids and three moms all ate lunch together and shared birthday cupcakes afterwards -- yum!

Daddy came home from work early and we all went out to the kids' favorite restaurant for dinner. Fortunately no one burst into tears when the wait staff sang the birthday song, rang a cowbell, and banged a gong (although Sweet Pea sat on my lap and buried her face in my neck).

Back home for cake -- we'd saved the top of their party cake that my mom made -- and presents. Little Man received a remote controlled car that looks like a shark, which made the kids a little nervous but seems to be a hit. Sweet Pea is over the moon for her new set of Minnie Mouse figures that can be dressed and accessorized with a click. Add books, puzzles, and a wooden firehouse set, and we had some pretty happy kids.


Lastly, we measured them on the Morrison family growth chart. We weren't surprised to see that at 37 inches, Little Man is just a hair shorter than CC was last April, when she turned 4. 

But what shocked me is that at 35.5 inches, Sweet Pea is taller than CC was at 3! What?! I checked CC's stats and saw that at 3 years, CC was in the 10th percentile for height.

Could Sweet Pea be in double digits? I'm in disbelief. She's never been above the 3rd or 4th percentile in either height or weight! We won't know for sure until her 3-year checkup in a few weeks; maybe our measurements were incorrect, or the growth chart wasn't hanging straight, or she was somehow standing on her tip-toes. But I'm full of anticipation to find out!