Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Teacher

Tori has begun talking a lot more lately. She'll sit downstairs at night and sit on our laps or run around the living room/kitchen talking up a storm. She'll get right in our face and talk to us for hours on end. She'll talk to the kitties, the toys and even her brother. Recently she's started teaching us how to speak. Her most popular subject of instructions is in Teletubbies.

"Say Tinky-Winky", she'll command. Once we repeat her words she'll say, "Vewy good, Say Po!".

This will go on and on often repeating the same words. She is a bit hard to understand at times and we aren't able to understand everything she commands us to say. We end up getting scolded when we can't understand her.

"No, say mouf!", she'll scold. We have to keep trying to understand her until we understand her request or distract her with something else.

If nothing else we can distract her with drawing. She loves to draw and paint. Sometimes we have to draw with her. She'll color with her markers all day. She hasn't been allowed to paint much because it is such a mess, but she loves it too. Maybe we have a little artist on our hands.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fit To Be Tied

Last night Ollie wanted to watch Teletubbies on the TV in the living room. That just wouldn't do for Tori, she wanted to watch it in Mom and Dad's room! When she didn't get her way, the crying began. She was threatened with spanking, time out and getting sent to bed. With each of these threats she stopped wailing long enough for the punishment to not occur. That is until she was threatened with going to bed. It was only 30 minutes before her bedtime, but she didn't want to go to bed early. After a few minutes she forgot all about the issue and watched it with Ollie in the living room.


I think there is an increase in crying for silly reasons instead of crying for no reason with her. Either way the amount of crying isn't curtailing anytime soon. If only she didn't get upset over every small thing. Luckily 5 minutes later she is over it and is back to her happy jabbering self.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


The sitter is throwing a Valentine's Day party for the kids, so Ollie and Tori have to make cards for the other kids. Huts and I haven't made valentine cards in a long time, so we are frantically trying to remember what we need to make them. Construction paper and stickers, along with the crayons and markers we already have, should do the trick. Ollie won't hear of buying the paper valentines and using them.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

All Gone

Tori has been MIA for two nights now. Instead of circling around downstairs and talking to us, she has sat upstairs in our bedroom watching Dora and playing with her toys and her brother. I tried to get her to stick around last night when she came down for a snack, but she refused. Guess Dora is too important right now.

Monday, February 04, 2008


Tori has got too much going on to worry about my birthday, but I bet she has a slice of cake and eats off the icing in a matter of minutes. That's what she did with a couple of cupcakes last week. She will also eat the ice cream I'm sure. Too bad I can only have a bite. Sweet things don't sit well with me right now--thanks baby no. 3. Your present is so much appreciated.