Thursday, January 29, 2009


Tori is better, but who knows how long that will last. She is surrounded by sick brothers. Tori has been quite the card lately, enjoying the fact that Eli is a captive audience. She sings for him, plays with him and twirls around for him. She also plays peek-a-boo and jumps around him on the bed. He smiles and laughs at her. They are two peas in a pod, until Christian gets in on the act. Then the fighting over Eli's attention begins. Tori hates it when Eli pays more attention to Christian than to her.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Dressed To The Nines

Tori left this morning wearing her new red and white shirt with large gems on the front and her sequin shoes that look like they have seen better days. The pants were way too big, so she wore an old pair of black pants. She thought she looked beautiful, and that is all that counts. On another note, she is potty trained. She has only had a couple of accidents and goes by herself without any problems. She beats the boys in this area, hands down. As Huts said, "That's it?"

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tori The Tryer

Tori loves to go and do. What exactly you ask? Well, everything. She wants to go skiing, swimming, swim class, to see grandma, to church and most days, she doesn't want to go home after she gets picked up from the sitter's. This usually causes a lot of drama as she starts bawling when we tell her that we are going home. This spring we are enrolling her in something...anything so she can do something. It'll probably be swimming class, gymnastics or dance class (or maybe underwater tumbling dance if they had such a thing).

She is already looking forward to skiing and swimming next month. I showed her pictures of the water park in the hotel we were staying at and she had to show her Mama how great it was. She was ready to go right then. Unfortunately that won't be for another month. I don't think showing her pictures of the place will satisfy her desire to go go go before then.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The Go-Go Girl

We are taking a little trip at the end of February, and Tori wants to go right now, as in yesterday afternoon. She was disappointed to learn she had to wait and cried when we went home to eat rather than out. She does not like sitting at home; car rides, no matter how long, are her thing. I can't wait to send her on a plane ride to see Uncle Sam sometime. That should keep her attention.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Tea Party

Tori and I had a tea party last night with all of her dolls. We started the evening at the dollhouse, but that soon got put away in favor of the table and big dolls. We ate play cupcakes, tomatoes and vegetables. We also drank play tea. Christian joined us at some point and served as Christina, much to his dismay. Eli dropped by too, so he could play Ella.

Monday, January 05, 2009


Tori got her dollhouse, and she and Christian played with it much of the day. Uncle Dale put it together for her, and she had great fun squishing the twins into their swings and high chairs. She has no idea that more dollhouse stuff is coming. She is going to have a full house. Tori also got a whole slew of Little Pony things, a movie theater, carousel, roller coaster, ice cream shop, etc. She has five or six ponies and all kinds of things to do with them now. Lucky girl!