Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sad Girl

Tori wants to go to school with Big brother Ollie. So much so that she cried when he got on the bus and she couldn't. She tried to see Ollie through the bus window, but he was too short to be seen. Once home she went with Daddy to run some errands while Ollie was in school. Today she slept through the bus pick-up, so no tears were shed. She hopefully doesn't say much about Ollie being gone.

This week, Tori will be going to a school all her own. Mama's Potty Training School. At least as much as Eli will allow. Tori is as bad as her brother was when it comes to potty training. She wants no part of it. I'm guessing for her 4th birthday, Tori is going to get a present of sitting on the potty until she learns to use it just like her brother. If only we could get her trained before then.

In other Tori news, she's up to 32 lbs and it feels like 10 more than the 2 she's actually gained. She seems a lot heavier than she is and hopefully its muscle.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Little Miss Daredevil

Tori has always been a daredevil. This weekend at Uncle Travis' was just more proof of that. She loves the water as everyone knows, at Uncle Travis' she had to swam twice and wanted to go for more. The first time she got cold and her lips turned a little blue so she had to get out despite her protesting. After she warmed up she went back in the pool for her Daredevil activities.

It started when Uncle Dale brought out the water wings. She put them on and was ready to go. Once she figured out that she could float with them on without being held, she didn't want to be touched. She wanted to float. She would try to swim, put her face in the water for a long time and then came the greatest feat.

In her swimming class, she learned to jump off the side into my arms. This past weekend she jumped off the diving board! She was ready to go. I was a little leary because she doesn't jump out far. Uncle Dale ensured she didn't hit the board, while her Daddy caught her. She loved every jump. 5 times she went off the board before I had to call it quits. She didn't cry over it and was ready to play in the shallow end again. We aren't going to have a pool for a long time with this daredevil around.

Monday, August 04, 2008


I don't know what has gotten into Tori, but man has she been whiny lately. She is either tired or she senses that her new brother is almost here and she is jealous. She sat in the timeout chair again and again last night after throwing fits over nothing. Bad girl!