Monday, June 30, 2008

Weigh in on Boo's Chores

We decided, now that Boo is 4 years old, she's old enough to have some "official" chores around the house. So I made her a list of daily chores. It's very basic... feeding the pets 2x a day, brushing her teeth 2x a day, and picking up her toys before bed. She has been amazingly responsible about it so far, and finds great joy in remembering, even when it slips our minds. She's awefully cute, too, when feeding the pets and talking to them ("Wait, Chucky...wait, here you go... good boy!")

My question to you is on the allowance issue. Part of me believes that you do chores in a family BECAUSE it's your responsibility to help out the family... money shouldn't be the incentive. But I also want her to learn the value of money and how hard work helps her "earn" rewards. Thoughts? What do you / will you do with yours? Is she too young to worry about it yet? Thanks for weighing in, and I'll let you know what we decide.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Boo's Dance Recital

Boo was in her first dance recital 6/7/08. They danced to "Put on a Happy Face." She's to the left of the boy. It was the cutest, most expensive 1.5 minutes of Boo's life so far. What with the $58 costume, the $30 recital fee, and the $16 tickets (x5), it cost a small fortune to do. But my god, was she every DELICIOUS!!! Here are a few pics, I'll try to figure out how to upload the video soon, too.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

TT is growing up!

She's 8 months old now, and has two bottom teeth. She's very close to crawling. She's a happy, smiley little darling. She only gets grumpy when sleepy, and wants to nuzzle into someone's neck in order to fall asleep. She grunts and groans until she finally dozes off. She wants to hold, touch, and taste everything she comes in contact with.

TT is growing up just way to fast. I can't believe how close it's getting to her first birthday. Time flies...

Boo's Party Pics

Monday, June 9, 2008

I swear it didn't shrink!

TT at 7 1/2 months wearing the same shirt Boo wore when she was TWO AND A HALF!!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Boo is 4 YEARS OLD!

I cannot believe my little munchkin just turned 4. It's astonishing to me how fast the time has gone. She is such a little girl now, not a baby for quite some time. She likes girly things, like High School Musical, ballet, princesses, and the Jonas Brothers. She starts pre-k in the fall. She's in her first dance recital this weekend. She talks of where she'll go to college. She still likes two cups of warm milk in the morning, and two in the afternoon. She'll tell you that, now that she's four, she likes peanuts (even though she hasn't tried them again since deciding at 3 that she didn't like them). She has a goofy sense of humor, and comprehends jokes that should be above her. She likes what she calls "potty humor." Thanks, daddy. And has the biggest heart I've ever seen. She's in love with her baby sister, Troy, and the dog (in that order). She's sensitive and dramatic. Any and all things musical suck her right in and grab her attention. She loves to dance and make up songs. She thinks everything is "awesome." I think she is awesome. I can't wait to see her grow to a little lady, and yet wish I could keep her young forever.