Tuesday, October 28, 2008

This Girl...

...has my heart. 
Figuratively and literally I am being to see. This morning we were watching Handy Manny and the kids on the show were sad because they were tearing down this old Carousel. I look over at her and she has this horribly sad look on her face. When she saw me looking at her she said "Mommmmm" (Like she does so much) 
I said what's the matter. 
She said "I sad" 
I asked her why?
She says "They sad"
I said you're sad because they're sad.
She said "yeah"
I have the worst (or best...it depends on the situation) empathy for people. When I see a persons feelings, I automatically have them right along with them. I am just always worried about how other people feel. She has it bad too. My sweet little girl has the same empathic heart as her mama. 

Moments after that Toby pooped and so I grabbed him to change his diaper. (which he hates and fights me to the death every time) He started screaming so I turned around to ask Liv to grab his stuggle (his blanket) only to find her holding it in her hand trying to hand it to him. She is seriously the most thoughtful 2 year old I have ever met and she amazes me with her attention to others besides herself everyday. I love to see her character unfolding already.

1st Annual Fisher Family Pumpkin Carving

It was time to start the tradition...Liv glued and pasted, Toby stuck some stickers, Kevin made pumpkin seeds, and I carved our family jack-o-lantern. It's times like this I LOVE being me.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Harvest Festival

We decided to drive to Fontana for the Oasis Harvest Festival on Sunday night (Even thought it started 45 minutes before Toby's bedtime and it was 25 minutes away) all for the sake of some candy and one more chance  for Liv to wear her costume. (That I spent way to much time making to only wear it once) Liv had a blast trunk-or-treating and playing games. Every time we went up to the people with candy I would ask her what do you say? She kept saying "Please" instead of Trick-or-Treat. Hey, at least she polite right? Toby didn't have such a good time. He was tired and just wanted to run free. Of course we wouldn't let him so needless to say he was pretty mad. Poor Toby...It's rough being a baby.

Olivia was more than happy to let me do a photo shoot but Toby was being a pill and wouldn't keep him newsboy cap on. Hes such a stink! 

Pumpkin Patch Round Two

Kevin has been slaving away all week on our side yard and Saturday was the final day (Thank God) manuring and laying seed so I decided to take the kids to the Pumpkin Patch again. (This time with cash so Liv could actually do something.) 
*Side Note: The Pumpkin Patch is SO ridiculously expensive. 6 "Tickets" (because 6 tickets sounds better than 6 dollars.) for a Pony Ride. $4 to go down the blow up slide, $3 to jump in the bouncer. Its just crazy when the deal of the day is to shake a monkeys hand for $1
So we tired another unsuccessful photo-op
Then Liv shook "George's" hand 3 times because everytime she sees dollar bills these days she says "Money George". She thinks about this poor little creature everyday. The creepy owner scared Toby so Liv was more than happy to use up his tickets.
And then Liv jumped in the "Ween Jump" Poor Toby got the shaft once again and had to wait with Grampy.
Then we headed over to the Petting Zoo where it took Liv a few minutes to warm up but Toby was off and running in 3 seconds flat. The goats were vicious to the kids with food so I opted out of that experience. But just looking at them was fine with Liv.
All in all this trip was Awesome...better than the first (minus dad)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall Is Here

This weekend...Fall is here! We went to the Pumpkin Patch on Saturday. It was so much fun. The kids both got to shake hands with  a monkey and pick their own baby pumpkin. We forgot to get cash so Liv was a little bummed she couldn't do all the fun stuff that costs money but they had fun looking at pumpkins and climbing up the hay stack. It was short, but very sweet trip. 
And on Sunday after church Liv and I went to pick apples with the other Fisher Family. She had so much fun and the whole way home before she passed out she kept saying "More popples (apples) Mom" over and over. She loves getting to do all the big girl stuff alone with mom. On the way she kept saying "Toto go nigh-night mom, no popples Toto" She thinks she big stuff...and I think shes right.

Friday, October 10, 2008

I didn't want to jump the gun

But Olivia is officially potty trained!!! Thanks God, I was so tired of cleaning up pee stains. She has been dry for a whole week. And even dry 3 days during her naps.

This was a hard process for the both of us though. I don't know why but I took it very personally when ever she had an accident. I know in my heart that it is not a reflection on me at all but I couldn't help but feel that way. I have heard people say that they did it casually and their kids still did it in two weeks. I had to ask her if she had to pee every 30 minutes for two weeks straight before she finally got it. I guess I am just an over achiever but I really thought I could do it in a few days. 

I know I'm lame...but I am an over achiever. 

I'm just so glad it's done. Now she tells me she has to "Poo try" when she has to go...I love the words she comes up with but it makes it a little hard when anyone else in watching her. (church or the gym)

With all that said, I am very proud of my girl who constantly wants to wear her Lightning McQueen panties and still asks for two M&M's everytime she goes pee. I give her one for going pee on the potty, but she always wants one more for "I dry Mama...one two treats" Of course baby...how can I not. So sweet! 

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Best Friends Are The Best

Had the most amazing, heart felt, honest, fun, loving, hating, funny, and serious conversation with the girl who knows me best...and still loves me. It is amazing to be able to talk about nothing and everything for three hours straight and still not want to leave. I am so glad to have a best friend to share my joys, struggles, problems, weaknesses, and love with. Angi Bane, I am truly blessed to know you and be loved by you.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Its October!!!

I finally (a day late) decorated for Halloween. I put up my tree yesterday so the kids would get to see it, touch it, and hopefully the novelty would wear off before I put the decorations on. But that was just wishful thinking. As soon as they saw it they both ran (yes..toby too who is walking now) up to it, Liv screaming "Halloween". They both just kept looking at it laughing hysterically. I love them laughing and looking together. It melts my heart to see them actually getting along. 
I told them not to touch the ornaments so Liv (she's too clever for her own good) kept touching them with the back of her hand and Toby would CRACK up every time so I couldn't even scold her because I was laughing with them so hard. It's times like these when I love being a mom. When I can stop trying to mold them and just enjoy life for a minute. 

Toby is going to be a golfer Photobucket

Liv is going to be a Geisha Girl and I am making her and Stella baby kimonos. They are going to be so dang cute. My mom bought her this wig...so ridiculously amazing!