Sunday, March 30, 2008

Perks of 2 Brothers

Tori gets to return to the Dora room complete with purple walls. I am going to do my best to clean out the closet and the clothes this weekend. Huts, meanwhile, has been shopping for a twin bed. We're not sure how well Tori is going to take tot he move, but we're hoping all is fine. Wish us luck!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tori's main job in making the shake was to put in the stuff that Ollie didn't want to touch because he'd have to wash his hands. So, Tori put in the strawberries and didn't wash her hands! She was excited when the mixer started mixing everything up. She wasn't too into the end result. I don't know if she didn't like it or if she was expecting something else, but she didn't drink very much of it. She went on playing like it was no big deal. She seemed to enjoy the process, even though she didn't much care for the end result. I guess it wasn't as good as Maid-Rite's. We have time to perfect it.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Bunny Too Big

We took the kids to the mall yesterday. They were both interested in the Eater bunny. Tori even said she would take her picture with him until she got downstairs and saw how big the bunny was. She changed her mind right quick and took off with Ollie to the Disney store. We left empty handed but with smiling faces due tot he escalator ride.


100_2095That's Tori's favorite word it seems. She doesn't say, "yeah" or "ok." She says a resounding "yes!" It's kind of funny to see a 2-year-old speak with such force. Of course, there are times when she says, "um" and put her finger to her mouth as though she is thinking hard, but for the most part, she is always eager to dive right in.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Big-Time Chatterbox

Tori talked for 40 minutes nonstop last night. Nothing could quiet her, not even her daddy. She was full of energy and had a lot to say about everything. The whole pool table exchange must have got her adrenalin pumping. We also played ball and two games of Candyland and one of Chutes and Ladders, all of which she won. We'll see how tonight goes with all of the mundane errands we have to do. Today, Tori and Ollie were also supposed to get a new cousin, maybe named Sophia. It will be a while before that fact settles into their brains.

Friday, March 07, 2008


Tori has gone from not knowing her colors to knowing a few of them to knowing all of them in a matter of weeks. It must be from all of the coloring she has been doing lately. She has a huge box of crayons and a small box of markers. Last night, she colored everything in sight, including the white tile floor. Luckily, I caught it before it dried and wiped it up. It also helped that the markers are washable. At least she is no longer coloring on the walls. I just touched up all of the pink and blue crayon marks on the bannister. Need some color in your life? Hire Tori!


Tori left Sharon's with a bowl of Skittles, many of which she spit out in the car and many of which she ate. The sugar rush must have kicked in at the grocery store and continued until bedtime. She had just as much to say as her brother, if not more. She was also very attentive, even catching it when I called her Bossy Bess and telling me that she was not Bossy Bess. Darn it. I didn't think she was paying attention! Watch out, Tori hears more than you know.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Going with Daddy

Tori is going grocery shopping with her dad tonight. They made a list of stuff to buy, and after supper, they will be trekking off to the store. She took a long shower last night, so she will skip her bath tonight and go shopping, while Ollie takes a long soak in the tub. He has no interest in going anywhere at night. He is a total homebody; Tori, on the other hand, well you all know how she is.

Playdate with Micah

After weeks of begging to see Micah, Tori finally got her wish last night when Huts went to Bible study. The babysitter wasn't there. so Tori and Micah had the playroom all to themselves and boy did they make a mess. Huts and Tori were late getting home because they had to help pick up all of the toys. Tori came home happy and slept decently, so she must have played hard.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Go, Go, Go

Ollie likes to stay at home; Tori likes to go, go, go. Once you get her outside, she won't come in. She'd rather run around the yard for hours on end than sit inside and play with her toys. She goes everywhere, to the grocery store, to Target, to the hardware store. She is a snap to get going. Ollie, on the other hand, always wants to go straight home after work and stay there. We had to force him to go for a walk on Sunday (it was beautiful). Tori naturally hopped into the wagon without question and was as happy as a clam, while her brother sulked.