Thursday, September 18, 2008

Stinker Jo

Sommer is growing up to be a little busybody. She loves yogurt drinks and I usually put hers in a sippy cup so she can't make a mess like this. Laine left the remnants of her drink on the edge of the chair instead of the table and Sommer was quick to finish it off for her and make a nice mess in the process. I find myself calling "you stinker" to her several times a day. I'm going to have to stop or she'll think it is part of her name. Usually I'm saying it as she is "running" away from me outside, trying to get into the street at the bus stop or taking off with my keys.
She doesn't seem to be any closer to leaving eating dirt behind. Beach sand does have such a nice texture though, hard to resist. Pretty girl that she is since she doesn't have gorgeous locks like Laine she is called a little boy if I put her in blue or red. She has a darling red sweatshirt with heart pockets and a heart zipper pull, girlie details but hard to see up close, so the post office guy called her a boy as did one of the girls at the bus stop.

videoOne would think that with 3 kids in school on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and just the baby at home with me that there would be ample time for all the to-do's on my list but that is not the case. It is the case only if Sommer needs a nap and then I have about an hour until Cannon's bus comes. I had those hours on Tuesday and today and what did I do? I blogged and read in between getting the laundry sorted and the dishes to the sink.

Sommer is quite fond of reading books. I'll admit that I do try to get her to watch tv at times so that I can finish the dishes or start dinner or go to the bathroom, but tv entertains her for about 2 minutes and then she is off finding a book and bringing it to me. It is a pretty cute routine: she finds a book she wants to read, carries it to me and shows me the book while grabbing my leg so that I sit down somewhere to read to her. When I sit down she turns around and backs up so that she can sit on my lap. It is so darling -- even though by the end of the day we've read her Little People books a dozen times and even though she is most insistent in the late afternoon when everyone seems to need attention. Sometimes I have to refuse and she walks away crying or throws her chubby self on the floor and cries, but it doesn't take her long to come back with a new book and try again. Yesterday evening I warned Eric that he wouldn't be able to get anything done during the hour that he had with the girls while I was at soccer with Ridge and Cannon was at his own practice. He was doubtful but I was right, Sommer brought him book after book too. It makes me happy that she likes books more than tv, for now, and that her favorite place to sit with them is on our laps. I know it won't last forever...

8 comments:

Platteborze Possy said...

It seems like the most common names I call Rachel and Jayden are "silly" and "stinker". I think it's cute! It's also a good idea to throw in their real name every now and again so they don't get confused. I think Jayden already is confused...poor girl!

Rebecca Davidson Photography said...

I mean it, I want you to write a book. I have lots of blogs I love to read and lots make it fun to read about their kids- yours is definitely one of my favorites tho. I just love the descriptions, I feel like Im right there with you. The video is adorable.

Kristine said...

that girl is a cutie! that age is so funny. they seem to be Non-stop!
you are such a great mom!

Sally said...

At least its sand and dirt and not ROCKS! Katie tries to eat every bit of rock she can find. Somner is pretty dang cute, though. The driving was darling!

kelly said...

sommer is such a delight!
not only cute as can be, but that personality! love her!

Tricia said...

Congrats on winning The 19th Wife! I'll look forward to seeing what you think about it.

bethany said...

you WON, check it out!!!

Hailey said...

I linked to your blog from FB and it is so awesome to see your family. I have four kids as well, including a kindergartener boy and a girl named Lane! It's so great to see you after so many years.