Friday, February 6, 2009

Confessions of a 16th month old drama queen and her trusty side kick!

We have been so incredibly busy for the last two weeks, I've barely had time to breath. Actually, I can't breathe right now because I have a nasty head cold. Haha! James and Audrey have it too. I think their dear sweet daddy gave it to us so this week has been trying, to say the least!! Things have been happening 'round here like mad. Last Monday me and the kids went to Savannah with 10 other family members to be at a surprise welcome home party for my cousin Ben. It was so great to see him and his sweet wife! We haven't seen them since the twins were born. He's been in the army for the last 7 years and has been over seas 4 times I believe. He came home for good last Sunday night! We are so grateful to him for his service to our country and so thankful for his safe return home!!
Then that following Saturday my sweetie of a husband threw me a surprise b-day party at our new house. We had a great time; there were so many people and so much food. It was great! And once again he made turning another year older a little easier!!
This week Audrey has learned how to crawl into the exersaucer! So I guess Jon finally gets his way and we can retire those two items! And the more time that passes the more dramatic she gets. Honestly. All poor little James has to do is start crawling her way and if she is playing with something she starts screaming like mad. James just looks over at me like "what'd I do?"
Even though she is such a little drama queen she already acts like a mother hen to James. Yesterday he got hurt and while I was rocking him trying to calm him down, she found a cracker and brought it to him. Then later while he was getting his diaper changed and was still crying, she did the same thing only this time she took his pappy out to put the cracker in. Afterwards James leaned over and hugged her. As many times as she has screamed at him and he has slapped her on the head this week, they have laughed with each other and chased each other just has much!Now the next picture and little tid bit may be a bit controversial to be telling in blogger land and if it offends you, my deepest apologies. Seriously. (Not that I will ever forget this moment but I did want to document it!) So on my actual b-day last Sunday Audrey Grace gave me the most memorable present of all. When I went to go get her from her nap that afternoon I was greeted with the most horrible stench when I opened the door. Then my eyes met with every mother's worst night mare. Pooh, every where. Oh I started screaming and thank goodness my mom was there because Peach had it ALL OVER HER. I shudder at the thought of how the cleaning process would have gone had I been there alone. Ugh.
That week she had learned to take her diaper off when she had no pants on and silly old me let her sleep in her dress. Yeah that won't happen again. As it appears in the picture I think she had already used the bathroom and then remembered "hey, I can take this thing off". So she did. But then she found there was not a very nice thing in there and discarded it to the corner. Then I think she had to go again (notice the nice big area in the middle of the bed) and that's when she got her hands and feet in it. She wasn't too interested in it though because she still had her pappy in and none of it was on her face. Whew!!

And this morning James got so quiet I had to go searching for him. I found him all sprawled out on the floor sucking on a lolly pop. Man! I don't know where in the world that came from 'cause we don't eat lolly pops around here yet. Nenie said it's because he's still down on the floor and there is more to find on the floor!! I have to stay at least 2 steps ahead of them at all times or it's bad news for somebody. Either a huge mess for me to clean up or a boo-boo for them and yesterday it was boo-boo alley around here. Oh and James has dumped a glass of water in his face twice this week trying to drink it!

Our routine in the mornings is for me to get the coffee pot going, fix them their juice and some cheerios in a bowl. Then while I drink my coffee and get my morning FOX news fix, they drink their juice and eat their cheerios on their little couch. Well this morning I obviously didn't fix it fast enough because before I could even get my coffee going, Audrey brought a bowl in and set it on the kitchen floor and pointed up at the cereal. She's getting to smart for this old, tired mama!!


Becky said...

So much information! Thanks for sharing so much of your hilarious life. It always makes me laugh. As always, the pictures paint a thousand words. Simply gorgeous (except, of course, the poo poo). Love, love, love y'all!

su said...

We've had the love of Harrison and Issy this week, and I have thought of you so often. Usually it's been two fires to put out simultaneously , but oh the joy. If someone had a camera following me around this week, the movie would definitely qualify us for U-Tube with me as the goofy one.

~sydney~ said...

mannio this is hilarious! i had already talked to u about the cracker and poopoo story but its still so funny! they've both developed such character...i love and miss!