Friday, January 28, 2011

We're Still Here...

I'm still struggling trying to figure out how to live a normal life, and raise two kids. The blog was pretty much the first thing to go out the window. I've been meaning to blog a few funny things about Abigail lately, and I figure I better do it now before I forget them. I've skipped over some big things, like Christmas, Ellie's Blessing, and lots of visits from family. Hopefully sometime I'll go fill those in. For today.. time is short, here is a glimpse of my helper while I type.

She is talking SOO much. The things that come out of her mouth are just hilarious sometimes, sometimes they are really sweet, sometimes cute, and sometimes just plain rotten. Here is a sampling of recent conversations with Abi.

One night she woke up in the middle of the night crying really hard. She never wakes up at night, so I hurried up to her room to see what was wrong. She couldn't really talk through her sobs. I asked her if she was scared and she nodded her head, yes. I snuggled her close and said, "Why don't we say a prayer and ask Heavenly Father to help you not be scared." She nodded her head yes, and folded her little arms. We said a little prayer and as soon as I said "Amen" she looked at me and said, "Ok, I'm not scared. Goodnight Mommy." Talk about melting my heart. Oh, to become meek as a child.

Another prayer-time story. She has had a little cold, so we've had a humidifier in her room. She calls it her fire. She is obsessed with it. The first night we put it in there she was beside herself. When we knelt down to say our prayers, it was all she could do to keep it together. It was so funny to see her struggle to keep her arms folded and eyes closed(yeah right). Her prayer was as follows:"Dear Heavenly Father, thank thee... (struggling to sit still) for my fire.....long pause and wiggling and reaching for the humidifier.... thank thee for my... this(pointing to the humidifier). Please bless my fire. Jesus Christ, Amen."

Suckers are our bribe of choice. Whenever we need a little extra encouragement, or want to reward her, she gets a dum dum. The other day in the car, she had her pink sucker open and took her first lick. She looked at me, bright eyed, "MOMMY, this is K-wicious." Me and Charles looked at each other and busted up laughing, I said, "Oh, is that a delicious sucker?" She responded, "Yes. Its K-wicious." We started laughing really hard at how cute she is, but she interrupted our laughter, "No, dat's not funny. It is k-wicious. Don't laugh." Oh that girl...

Ellie is playing tricks on us. Monday night she slept through the night for the first time. 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Who knew it could be so beautiful. The next night... she got up 5 times- are you kidding me? Wednesday night, got up 3 times. Last night, 6 hours straight. Come on Ellie girl... you can do it!!