Thursday, July 7, 2011

Crazy Children and HUGE ANNABELLE NEWS!



Crazy children moment(s) of the day:


WHAT SUCCESS IN TEACHING KIDS TO BE FRUGAL LOOKS LIKE:

Karalynn: Hey, Mom. I decided to save you printer ink.

Mom: Um, you did? How?

Karalynn (big, proud smile on her face): I'm writing out all of our school supply lists so you don't have to print them out!


This is coming from the child who asked me once, very loudly, at the checkout in Walmart when grocery shopping, "Mom, are you sure we can afford all this? This is gonna cost a LOT of money!"

WHAT FAILURE IN TEACHING KIDS TO BE FRUGAL LOOKS LIKE:

Gabby: Mommy, I decided what dress I'm going to wear everyday.

Mom: Oh really?

Gabby: Yes. In the morning for breakfast, I'll wear the yellow one with flowers. Then I'll change to the purple one. Then for lunch, I'll wear the orange one. After lunch, I'll change to the pink one, and for dinner, I'll wear this one (points to the pink/purple dress she currently was wearing.)

Then my frugal Karalynn spoke up: Mom, since she's not wearing them for long each day, I'm sure you don't have to wash them EVERYday.

*sigh* I love my kids!


On to WONDERFUL BREAKING ANNABELLE news:

I went to work (er, my clients office for whom I am doing periodic payroll consulting...) today...

And what text do I get from my hubby about halfway through the day?

"ANNABELLE ROLLED OVER BY HERSELF!!!"

NOT FAIR I say! I've been there working with her every stinkin' day, and the ONE day I leave...

Evidently she was on her back and trying to get the crinkle flower thing on her play gym, and just rolled right over onto her belly!

Of course, she would not duplicate this upon my return. But at least now I know she can do it!!!!!

It feels SO weird to be excited about my 11-month-old rolling over, but it is a BIG milestone and we are SO SO SO SO proud of our little girl!!!!


This is on her belly after she rolled over!

9 comments:

Danna said...

Ha ha, your kiddos crack me up! Way to go Annabelle!!! That is such fantastic news!

Jenn said...

Your girls seem like they are really funny. And clever!
And I am so happy about Annabelle! Given the amount of time she spent in a hospital bed, I think she is doing great. What a big day!

Sherrinda said...

Sounds like your girls are just like their momma! Funny!

And yay for Annabelle! Every step is huge, isn't it?

Lis said...

LOL and GO Annabelle! Sorry you missed it though. Maybe she'll give you a replay tomorrow.

Riete said...

Love your kids!!
And YAY for Annabelle! What a little trooper she is :)

Karen Lange said...

Hooray for more good news! Rejoicing with you, and of course, still praying.
Have a good weekend,
Karen

Krista Phillips said...

Thanks everyone! Yep, we're pretty stoked about the rolling over!!! Still praying for a repeat soon that I can see!!!! (I'd even settle for not seeing... but being the one who discovered her on her belly, HA!)

And my girls ARE funny and silly. I LOVE being their Mommy:-)

Sarah Forgrave said...

That is AWESOME news!!! Hooray for Annabelle! Love those quotes too, btw. :)

Tammi T. said...

Just got to love the minds of children! Glad to hear the good news about Annabelle, too. I remember Daniel was about 23 months old when he first started to walk and I was so proud of him, the age didn't matter (especially since I had been told by someone prior to his birth that he might never walk due to his condition). When he started to run, he would cry out to anybody who would listen, "LOOK, _____ (fill in name of person), I'm Wunning!" I'll pray that you get to see the next rollover. Thanks for keeping us posted on the progress.