Well, I was gonna say it's so hard to post with 2 kids and a house to take care of. Then I remembered why I skipped my weekly "Wednesday night while Dan and Marissa are at church" post: I got sucked into Twilight! Neither of us had read the books, but we were bored one night so we decided to rent the movie. Turns out we both really enjoyed it, and decided to read the books too. Dan read them all one week, and I read them all this past week. I didn't do anything else all week! The girls got dressed and fed, and that's about the only thing that got done around here! It was ridiculous! I really really liked all the books, and that annoyed me since I'm a mature adult and all. Lol. Oh well, now that I finished them, I can get back to regular life and my girls!
Dan and Marissa are gone right now - for some odd reason they needed Dan at work (45 minutes away!) to check on some computer update on a SATURDAY! He only has to be there for about 10 minutes, but since it's such a long drive, it's really annoying. At least they are paying him gas mileage to drive there, and for his meal since it's during dinnertime. But Marissa is always asking to visit Daddy's work (we used to often, since it used to be 5 minutes away), so they went together and she has a free Sonic meal coupon for her birthday so I think that's where they're eating dinner. So it's really quiet here, especially since Arianna's still taking her looooooooooooooong afternoon nap (usually 2:30-7:30ish). Boy, this girl knows how to sleep! Last night she slept for 10 hours straight, again! And I even woke her up for my sake (that is waaaaaaay too long to go without nursing - even though she does it often, it's not consistent so I'm not prepared for it!). I'm really enjoying all the sleep (except for this week, since I stayed up late every night reading those stupid books!). She is still a very easy baby. Most mornings, she enjoys playing on her Baby Einstein mat, and will often just fall asleep there whenever she's tired. She still nurses a lot, and that's still fine with me! She smiles allllllllllll the time, and is starting to laugh and giggle and I love it so much! Her first laughs were at Marissa pretending to eat her cuz she was so cozy and cuddly. They both adore each other, and it's so fun to watch Marissa's little "mommy" instincts and imitations throughout the day.
Marissa is definitely a 3 year old these days. While she's still far better than most 3 year olds I've met (and I've babysat my fair share of them!), it's incredibly frustrating to have her attitude to deal with. She sat in time out for 25 minutes the other day, because everytime I said "if you do that again, time out will be longer" she did it again! She's still so helpful though, and absolutely hysterical to talk with (when I'm not going out of my mind from talking/listening to whys and hows and whatd you say?s). Yesterday at dinner, she got all excited and said "Mommy, there's penguins in our garden!" because there were geese in the field behind our house! Today in the car (during the non-stop conversation!) she was asking me to make her a cape. She still watches Super Why sometimes, and pretends that her kiddie kitchen towel is her Super Why cape. I thought I could probably whip up something that resembled a cape better than her kitchen towel (and that stayed on better) so I told her I would try sometime. Then she said that she'd be able to fly if someone would help her learn how. I told her people can't fly, and she told me that Super Why can fly! I just hated to burst her bubble that a cape would not make her be able to fly because she honestly believed that it would!
I think that's probably long enough for an update. I don't think we're doing anything special for Mother's Day tomorrow, but Dan made a yummy breakfast this morning that I requested. I'll just make sure he gets the majority of diapering/pottying duties for the girls tomorrow