Saturday, June 15, 2013

Moving Right Along

Dear Emaline and Keillor,

As I write this, you are out riding bikes with Granddaddy. Well, Keillor is riding his bike, Emaline is riding her tricycle, and Granddaddy is walking with the dogs. About a half an hour ago, Emaline took a crayon and drew on Grandmommy's kitchen chair. Big trouble.
Yesterday was a lazy day, and we didn't even leave the house. We didn't even get out of bed until 9 a.m., which surprised everyone. Of course, I was asleep; you two were watching cartoons on the iPad.
I cut card stock into postcard sized pieces and you two made postcards to send to Mommy. Emaline, you drew a beanstalk. Keillor asked me to draw him a train which he then colored in. I wish I had taken pictures to post here, but I did not.
This morning for the eight hundredth time, Keillor asked for cereal without milk only to change his mind as soon as I put the milk away. I even recorded you saying you didn't want milk, and I played it back for you several times before I put the milk away. When you finished that bowl, you asked for more. I poured more cereal in, and you got up and walked away.
We are planning on going to the pool today, and Keillor is going to get a haircut. We had planned on going to the beach yesterday, and that never happened, so we'll see.
Emaline reading Squirrel Nutkin

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Almost a year later

Dear Emaline and Keillor,

It's been almost a year since I wrote about you in this blog. I was in Scotland then. A lot has happened since. You just had your fourth birthday. We rented a pavilion at Blue Park, and your friends came to celebrate with you. Keillor, you got your first bike with training wheels. Emaline, you got more Barbie stuff. You sure love Barbies. You spend way too much time taking their clothes off. I wonder what that's about.
You started Montessori school in the spring last year, and you are still not used to it. You prefer Ms. Tina's and ask about going all of the time.
Right now we are at Grandmommy's and Granddaddy's in Georgia. Keillor just cleaned up his trains so he could watch cartoons in Grandmommy's room. There are three Barbies on the dining room table next to me. All of them are naked. Seriously, Emaline?
Mommy left this morning to go help Grammy and PawPaw move. It will just be the three of us here for the rest of the trip. I hope you don't gang up on Daddy. I have a horrible sunburn on my back and I promised Mommy I wouldn't lose my temper.
Now I just have to remember to keep up with this blog regularly. We'll see.
Keillor on his bike

Emaline with a mouth full of sandwich

Digging for shells with Daddy