changeyourstars8: (Haunted)
I actually hadn't seen this one before-- for some reason I thought that I'd caught it several years back, but when we brought it up on Netflix none of it looked familiar. Anyway, I really loved it-- snarky humor, and the creature design was great.

To my surprise, Kaylee liked it, too.

I don't want to tell her to cover her eyes at things and make her freaked out over something she might not have originally been scared of, so right now if we watch supernatural-themed scary movies, she can stay in the room if she wants. ((anything war or serial killer related is off limits, though. With werewolves and vampires and demons we can at least tell her that they're make-believe))

At the transformation scene when his hand started elongating, she ran into our bedroom and came out again a couple of minutes later. She loved the scene where he woke up in the zoo-- "Look at all the animals! There's wolves. There's monkeys. Can we go to the zoo?" and when they showed the werewolf stalking around the streets she grinned and said, "He looks like a bear!" So now she talks about the movie where "a guy was naked at the zoo and turned into a bear". :)
changeyourstars8: (Calvin and Hobbes)
I'm partway through King's 11/22/63 (which is AMAZING so far). Got it sitting on the headboard. When Chris and I watch a scary movie, Kaylee usually heads into our room and watches one of her shows or plays with her toys. The other night I went in to get her ready for bed, and found the dust jacket off of 11/22/63, and the book lying open on the bed. Normally she doesn't bother any of the books I have up there, so I asked her what she was doing--

"I was reading it!"
changeyourstars8: (Calvin and Hobbes)
She turned four on the 17th. I am still having a difficult time believing this.




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changeyourstars8: (Cybele and the Prince)
It occurred to me on the drive home that right now the kids don't care if I do things like turn the radio way up and sing along to Heart's "All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You". But someday . . . someday they will be in middle school.

And then my revenge for the current 4+ years without a full night's sleep will begin.
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So the truck died when Chris was getting ready to go to work this morning, and so he ended up taking the van. Which meant I couldn't take Kaylee and Ian over to grandma and grandpa's the way I'd said I would last night. Then this happened:

Kaylee: "Let's go to nana and papa's!"
Me: "Well, daddy's got the van today, so we'll have to wait until later to go."
Kaylee: "Hmmm. Well, we can walk to nana and papa's!"
((since that would be a three-mile walk. . .))
Me: "I don't think that'd be a good idea, sweetie."
Kaylee: "Aw, it's okay, mommy, I'll hold your hand!"

This kid, I swear. lol

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So the truck died when Chris was getting ready to go to work this morning, and so he ended up taking the van. Which meant I couldn't take Kaylee and Ian over to grandma and grandpa's the way I'd said I would last night. Then this happened:

Kaylee: "Let's go to nana and papa's!"
Me: "Well, daddy's got the van today, so we'll have to wait until later to go."
Kaylee: "Hmmm. Well, we can walk to nana and papa's!"
((since that would be a three-mile walk. . .))
Me: "I don't think that'd be a good idea, sweetie."
Kaylee: "Aw, it's okay, mommy, I'll hold your hand!"

This kid, I swear. lol
changeyourstars8: (Castle squee)
Kaylee just ran up to me, bouncing and giggling. I asked her what was going on, and she yelled,

"They all float down here!"


And now Chris is teaching her how to say "Beep beep, Richie".
changeyourstars8: (Calvin and Hobbes--  pointy)
We were over at my parents', and getting ready to go back home. I called into the office, where Dad was letting Kaylee watch Looney Tunes, and told Kaylee to put her shoes on.

Kaylee: "Oh, dammit."
Mom: "Did I just hear what I thought I heard?"
Me: "I think so."
Mom: "Kaylee, where did you hear something like that?"
Kaylee: *points back toward the office*

;-)

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We were over at my parents', and getting ready to go back home. I called into the office, where Dad was letting Kaylee watch Looney Tunes, and told Kaylee to put her shoes on.

Kaylee: "Oh, dammit."
Mom: "Did I just hear what I thought I heard?"
Me: "I think so."
Mom: "Kaylee, where did you hear something like that?"
Kaylee: *points back toward the office*

;-)
changeyourstars8: (Name faery)
Just signed on at Goodreads! Still figuring out how it all works, and Kaylee's wanting to watch Strawberry Shortcake on Netflix so I don't really have time to do a ton of book reviews, but I at least got a short one of Draculas in.

Speaking of Kaylee, this afternoon she stepped on a bee. I'm actually pretty proud of myself for not freaking the hell out on the outside the way I was on the inside. Hate. Bees. And of course my inner voice was all OMG what if she's allergic PANIC RED ALERT. I talked to her as I cleaned it off and put some peroxide on it, and after I put the peroxide on she says, "Thank you!" and bounces off to grab a book. It's a couple of hours later, and you wouldn't know anything had happened. Though she does proudly announce to anyone who comes by, "I stepped on a bee!" :-)

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Just signed on at Goodreads! Still figuring out how it all works, and Kaylee's wanting to watch Strawberry Shortcake on Netflix so I don't really have time to do a ton of book reviews, but I at least got a short one of Draculas in.

Speaking of Kaylee, this afternoon she stepped on a bee. I'm actually pretty proud of myself for not freaking the hell out on the outside the way I was on the inside. Hate. Bees. And of course my inner voice was all OMG what if she's allergic PANIC RED ALERT. I talked to her as I cleaned it off and put some peroxide on it, and after I put the peroxide on she says, "Thank you!" and bounces off to grab a book. It's a couple of hours later, and you wouldn't know anything had happened. Though she does proudly announce to anyone who comes by, "I stepped on a bee!" :-)

Rrr.

May. 4th, 2011 09:56 pm
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So for the past several nights while we were visiting family, I had to put the kids to bed-- get Ian settled; get Kaylee to lie down; go fix Ian a bottle when he woke up; tell Kaylee to lie back down because I wasn't getting up to do anything fun, no really kid, you're not missing anything; wake up at least three times during the night when Ian started squawking; settle Kaylee back down; and then what do you mean it's morning already? Fun times.

So tonight, Kaylee is asleep early. Ian is conked out on the couch. I can go to bed early and get some rest!

And I am not tired at all.

I hate you, body.

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Rrr.

May. 4th, 2011 09:56 pm
changeyourstars8: (Default)
So for the past several nights while we were visiting family, I had to put the kids to bed-- get Ian settled; get Kaylee to lie down; go fix Ian a bottle when he woke up; tell Kaylee to lie back down because I wasn't getting up to do anything fun, no really kid, you're not missing anything; wake up at least three times during the night when Ian started squawking; settle Kaylee back down; and then what do you mean it's morning already? Fun times.

So tonight, Kaylee is asleep early. Ian is conked out on the couch. I can go to bed early and get some rest!

And I am not tired at all.

I hate you, body.

Updates

Apr. 11th, 2011 03:10 pm
changeyourstars8: (Name faery)
Ashley's going to be here later this afternoon and she'll head out again on Wednesday. It's good timing, because Chris is working night shift tonight (4 until 2 a.m.) and then his next shift starts four hours later, 6 a.m. to 4. Fortunately this doesn't happen often.

The lady who works our local Parents as Teachers program just left . . . she saw me at Braum's and asked if I was in the latest community theater production, since she recognized me from other ones. I said no, because I was too busy with the kids, and she mentioned the PaT thing. It seems like a pretty good program so far, and she got on great with the kids. Ian even let her hold him, which I was really happy with (he's in his cling-to-mommy stage right now). And Kaylee charged around the kitchen and tried to answer questions: she asked when Kaylee's birthday was, and before I could answer Kaylee shouted, "I'm three!" :-)

Kidlets

Feb. 28th, 2011 09:27 pm
changeyourstars8: (Calvin and Hobbes)
Kaylee hamming it up for the camera:





And, because it's family tradition, here's Ian:



changeyourstars8: (Default)
As evidence, the conversation that happened five minutes ago:

Kaylee: *runs up to me* "There are pink wolves on the ceiling!"
Me: "Huh?"
Kaylee: "Three of them!"
Me: "What are they doing up there?"
Kaylee: "I don't know! Eeee! Now they're on my feet!" *she grabs her bucket and starts scooping at the floor and flinging the 'contents' at the ceiling* "Get back up there!"

Snippets

Feb. 1st, 2011 08:57 am
changeyourstars8: (Spencer)
-- Three days ago, it was seventy degrees here. Now we've got about a foot of snow. Yay Kansas!

-- We just rented the miniseries Alice . . . I am totally in love with it. As in, I would write fanfiction if I had the time love. Also, Andrew Lee Potts is completely adorable.

-- Conversation my father had with Kaylee yesterday:

Dad: "So are you and Ian still planning to take over the world when you get older?"
Kaylee: "Uh-huh."
Dad: "Any new plans for how to do it?"
Kaylee: "Uh-huh."
Dad: "Can the rest of us get in on these plans?"
Kaylee (complete with Very Serious Look): "No."

-- Day 9:

Safe Shelter
From their website:

"SAFE Shelter is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to victims of domestic violence and their children. Open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, the shelter offers 48 beds, all meals and clothes and other services, all at no charge to clients.

The shelter first opened its doors to victims in Savannah in 1979. Since then, thousands have come and gone through its doors, seeking relief from the violence in their own homes. The shelter maintains partnerships with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, Chatham County Sheriff’s Department, Rape Crisis Center, Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center, Chatham County Victim Witness Assistance Program and other local agencies dedicated to providing services to women and children."
changeyourstars8: (Calvin and Hobbes)
Dad's trying to teach Kaylee the "Muahahahaha" laugh. Right now she just goes "Ma-hoo-hoo-hoo" loudly. She sounds kinda like a psycho Tigger.

Whew

Dec. 17th, 2010 05:11 pm
changeyourstars8: (Inner Dork)
Just got done making Kaylee's birthday cake (she's 3 already; I cannot believe it), and some cookies and truffles for Christmas. Next year I'm going to be smart about the whole thing and do a gift package a week or something starting late November so I'm not trying to make 8 dozen cookies in one weekend. I love when I think of the obvious, simpler solution after it's a bit too late. :-)
changeyourstars8: (Calvin and Hobbes)
Kaylee wanted to go in the backyard and play on her little jungle gym, and Chris had to go pick up some fallen branches from grandma's yard, so he said, "Kaylee, daddy has to go get some work done, so how about you and mommy and Ian go play on your slide?"

Kaylee's response? "Nooo! Mommy's too old!"

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