Monday or Tuesday I was in my bathroom getting ready to go out on an errand with the three younger kids. I had just put in earrings and was moving on to do my makeup.
Ember was in the bathroom with me, as she always is, and picked up a package of earrings (I keep mine on the cardboard thing they come on since I don’t have a jewelry box) and says, “I want to wear earrings, too!”
I said something back like, you like earrings baby girl? (Just a generic response that meant I heard her but was busy, haha!)
So I continue to do my makeup and thirty seconds or a minute later she says, “Mommy, I have earrings now!” I turned to look at her ears, thinking maybe she took one of the big hoop earrings and dangled it from her ear, but could see nothing. I was about to turn around when she said again, “I have earrings like Sierra!”
She was so happy and holding her ear out at such an angle that I knelt down to get a closer look. Sure enough, *in* her ear was one of my stud earrings! I took it out (and the one in the other side) and told her that those were pokey earrings that could hurt her. (I didn’t want her sticking those in her ears ever again!!) I asked her if she wanted some little girl earrings and she hopped up and down and said, “Yes, yes, yes, yes!”
I grabbed some stickers from my art box and stuck them to her ears. Back when Sierra wanted to wear earrings but had no open holes in her ears I’d use those gem scrapbooking stickers and she loved those. This was sorta the same. Ember walked carefully out of my closet (where I’d put them on her) and looked in my bathroom mirror. She tilted her head this way and that and admired her new purple smiley face earrings.
We went to McDonald’s this week. Not for the food, though we did eat, but for the playplace! I didn’t take pictures in the playplace area. The kids that were playing around my kids were little heathens so I took my kids home a little bit earlier than I normally would’ve. (Highlights included a 6 year old boy hitting Ember, for no reason, and two brothers swearing a lot)
So while we were waiting for our food Sierra got ketchup for herself and Payson. I let Ember hold their powerade since she, surprisingly, does the best job of not spilling it.
A few seconds later Payson leans into Ember to drink from the cup in her hands. As he’s in the process of leaning down I start to say, (I was a couple feet away and hurried over there, too) “No, Payson… stop! Wait!”
But I was seconds too late and the ketchup in his hand went all over her shirt and he managed to open the drink in her hands with the pressure of leaning down. I could tell Ember was seconds from dropping the drink because he was leaning into her so much! Luckily I pulled him away and grabbed her drink in one motion to cut down on the potential messes happening before me. I was pretty ticked off, though! If he’d just listened and stopped he wouldn’t have spilled.
Payson doesn’t listen to a word I say. He seriously doesn’t even respond with a slight twitch. It’s literally like talking to a wall. It drives me absolutely nuts!
She actually got crazy after this picture, unbuckled to lean over the backseat toward me and started making weird faces. I have some pictures of that but she was moving around so sporadically that they’re blurry. And she looks weird in them. lol
I got home and started unloading the loot and could barely wait to eat. Of course it had been like 6 hours since I’d last eaten! haha
-Salad! I can’t get enough salad!
-I bought caeser dressing because I love it way more than ranch.
-Pickles! cliche but, they really are so good during this pregnancy!
-The berries, of course!
-Tomatoes and croutons, to go on my salads.
-Treats. I’m usually a strictly chocolate girl but this pregnancy I don’t like chocolate at all! I mostly like sour candies or fruity candies. But not even that often, anyway.
-Up at the very top of the picture are two packages of spinach and cheese stuffed ravioli. They were $3 off! Surprisingly when I ate them I didn’t love them like I usually do. I just wanted more red meat 😛 (this red meat thing is probably the anemia! I need more iron)