Sunday, April 27, 2008

the definition of ornery

(Note: Man, that bug was nasty. But at least it was short lived. We're all recovered now and it mercifully missed Brian and David. Moving on...)

(Another Note: It takes me 3 or 4 days to complete a blog post these days. I just don't have time to finish one in one sitting. So my apologies...)

I don't know if it's because I can't pay as much attention to her these days, or if it's her rapidly approaching 2nd birthday, but Katy is such. a. stinker. Seriously.

-While I was nursing David in the living room, Katy was in the kitchen and it got quiet. Then I heard a familiar ticking sound that scared me into putting down the baby and running into the kitchen. Katy had stretched to reach the toaster oven on the counter and had turned it on to toast something. I asked her, "What are you doing?" and she said, "I cookin'!!"

-David was asleep in his swing and I was in and out of the room doing something while Katy played. I glanced over at him at one point and noticed this (photo below). I asked Katy, "What's this?" and she said, "Dat's David's toy." Apparently he looked bored to her.

-On another occasion I went upstairs to use the restroom. I took David and laid him in his crib and left Katy downstairs. Normally she is protected from coming upstairs (and possibly falling back down) by this gate:

So while I was in the bathroom, it seemed like I was could hear her, and it sounded like she was upstairs. But then it sounded like she went back down (which she can do safely probably 3/4 times). When I came out, I went downstairs and found the gate like this, with Katy attempting to put it back. She had a very guilty and scared look on her face, and I think my reaction scared her, because she hasn't done it since.


My mom and Greg came to visit this weekend and took Katy to get a sandbox as an early birthday present. I didn't realize that sand came in different colors, but Katy chose pink. And our yard is even more full of plastic stuff. But she loves it.

Oh, and David is one month old today. We decided he was now big enough for his own chair.

You also may have noticed that I updated the name of the blog. I'm sad to say goodbye to Katydid, but I just wasn't able to make it work, even with professional help. So I went with something different, we'll see how it goes. It kinda represents this new era in our lives anyway...


Mommy Daisy said...

Ornery, maybe. Cute, definitely.

Ha, ha, we have the same sandbox and we just filled it this week. No cool colored sand where we went, though. Bummer. And we have the same little outside chair. I'm hoping Zachariah will actually USE it this summer.

Oma Froehle said...

The gate qualifies as "ornery." The fact that she knew about how much time she had to get back downstairs before you came out of the bathroom is "ornery." The toaster oven was exactly what she said: "I'm cookin'!"

It's going to be a fun summer at your house. :-)

Pam said...

We are entering the "terrble twos" my friend.
Davis has changed so much already, and Katy is as cute as ever.
Sorry we didn't make it over at the weekend - Jack has croup AGAIN (I am off work today with him)

Jen said...

The best (or worst!) is yet to come because it doesn't get any better as they get older. Today I was soaking the bath mat in the tub in some bleach water. I went up to find Jacob and Ellie leaning over the edge of the tub playing with their bath toys in said bleach water. One day their antics will be funny. =)

Kelsey said...

Don't show that sand to Harper!!! That is wild - how fun.

The gate thing makes me laugh a little (not because I don't want Katy to be safe!) because that is such a two-year-old behavior. Like they just can't help themselves from getting in trouble. I'm still waiting for Harper to grow out of that actually.

Pam said...

Hey Emily - can I change my mind about the 17th? I figure "RFTC" will be over by 11am so I should be able to swing by on the way home. Please can you send me the details again?

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