Friday, March 25, 2016

Eva Words

Eva says so many words. She has over 50 now, and I even heard her put two of them together in a pseudo-sentence a couple of days ago. Here's a list of some of my favorites:

"DAH-doo" = water
"beesh" = brush (as in brush her teeth)
"tar(s)" = car(s)
"MI-mi" = bunny (she LOVES her stuffed bunny)
"boss" = blocks
"BEH-ee" = belly
"byoo" = blue
"BAH-bist" = breakfast
"lush" = lunch
"TUH-tee"= cookie
"CHEY-oh-uh" = chair
"piz-OH" = puzzle
"bup" = book
"sauce" = socks
"sah" = song
"has" = I want that
"tyoo" = me too!
"hud" = hug
"bed" = blanket
"chees" = cheeks
"ah yoo" = I love you

Momma loves you too, my little sugar plum.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Ten Minutes

It's hard for me to want to spend time outside. I can't quite figure out why. I like the indoors, and not so much the outdoors. Tonight, Chris took the kids out to the back yard to help Nathan learn to ride his bike and to play ball with the kids. I found myself wanting to go with them, and at the same time wanting to just sit inside and look at my phone (the pull of the screen is stronger than I'd like it to be). This day, I took the better path and went outside. I set a timer for 10 minutes and told myself, "You can sit not touching your phone or reading a book or doing anything but watching and interacting with your family outside for 10 minutes. You don't have to do more than that right now, but if you don't do at least that much, you'll regret it."

I'm glad I went. And I even stayed longer than ten minutes.