Sheppy has been travelling to some hard-to-reach places lately, and although Emmie can always find him, she can’t always reach him! But look at her up on those little tippy toes!
We got to school just 30 seconds or so before the baby girls, and as always, everyone was excited to see each other. Today was Riley’s day around town with her Daddy, so only three of the girls went down the hallway with Ms. Q. She told us later that Emmie looked around and noticed one was missing and said, “Hey Q, where’s the other one!?” haha so funny 🙂
In the car on the way home, she started talking about “her” little baby. And she said, “I’ll take care of her if she needs something, like if she needs her little bottle or her pajamas.”
And then later she asked “Why Santa doesn’t bring presents if you’re bad?” So I just said something like, “Well because you have to be good. Have you been good?” And she said, “Yes because I’m so sweet and special.” And I said, “Yes baby, you’re VERY sweet and VERY special.”
I got Jeff to start some chicken breasts in the Instant Pot, and then I boiled some rotini noodles & heated up a jar of Alfredo sauce, and topped it with fresh shredded Parmesan cheese. And wow, it was delicious. Emerson specifically requested a big girl bowl, and she also picked out her own big girl fork. We all ate every single bite, joined the “clean bowl club,” and went back for a little bit more. And one of us even begged off bites out of someone else’s bowl…
Please make sure to zoom in and look close at that tiny little tongue poking out.
I used to always wash dishes after Emmie went down to sleep, but I do NOT have the energy for that so late anymore. So last night and tonight I’ve decided to take just 10-15 minutes after dinner to take care of it while Emmie plays. And that seems to be working better. So after getting everything cleaned up, I went back to Emmie’s room where her and Daddy were playing, and she said, “Hi, I’m a nurse. What happened to you?” (She specifically put on her little while sweater because she wanted to pretend it was a white doctor’s coat.) And she was using her wand to administer medicines.
There were LOTS of tickles and giggles at bedtime tonight, but also LOTS of snuggles and hugs and kisses too.
She was sweet, but she also called us back in a few times afterwards. So after Jeff went back for random things 4 times, and I went back 2 times, I threatened her I’d turn off her dinosaur ceiling lamp if she called us back for any other bogus nonsense, and it worked 😉
Jeff and I started watching “The Santa Clause” last night, and got about an hour in, so we’re gonna finish that up tonight, and then head off to bed soon.