Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Day in the LIfe...

Okay... I have a sheet of paper with funny and real-time things that are being said around here these days by this crazy and lovable character.

I feel like I say that Maeve talks like a tween all the time now, but I swear, she's perfecting it every day.  Its fascinating to me since she doesn't watch any of the tween shows, and therefore she must be honing in on these skill from school.  The words usually accompany eye rolls and dramatic sighs too.

Here are the top sayings:
  1. "Oh my gosh... oh my gosh... oh my gosh" x1000 per day.  Oh my gosh, Maeve.  Find something new to say.
  2. "Seriously??"  I think I know where she picked that up.  Guilty.  
  3. "For crying out loud....."  Ummm..  I think maybe I may have introduced that phrase during our quest to get out the door on time one day.  Whoops.
  4. "Whatever..." Equally charming...
  5. "Stupid" -- I'm working on that one.  Its an uphill battle.
  6. "Hate" -- again, we're working on that one too.
  7. "Actually....."
  8. "N n n n n no no no...." if she disagrees with you
  9. "This is easy for me" 
  10. If you say that she's five and a quarter, she will correct you to say she's five and one quarter.  Although now she's really excited to be five and a half in a couple of weeks.  She'll probably say that she's five and one half though.  Ha.
  11. "Its true, its true... the President said so!"
  12. When corrected, she says, "yeah, that's what I said"

Other funny things:

"Hallelujah, I hate this song"

Maeve: I don't like xxxxx's brother"
Me:  Those don't sound like kind words, what makes you say that?
Maeve: His hair doesn't match his head.
Me:  "Maeve did you eat your vegetables in your lunch today?"
Maeve:  "Oh my gosh, I TOTALLY forgot.... I'm serious!"
Me:  "Shocking"

Maeve:  Can we buy this Barbie book???
Me:  No
Maeve:  Why?
Me:  I don't like Barbie
Maeve:  Then you can read a book that you choose

I love that she calls her friend, Cassandra, "Callasandra"

I also love that she still calls McDonalds "Old McDonald"

Whenever something is missing, she tells me all the time to "retrace my steps"

She is constantly telling tall tales about all the things she did in Ethiopia when she was a baby...  Its pretty sweet.

Maeve is very competitive when it comes to games and will now try and cheat to win.  But, she lives with a competitive mother who refuses to play when there is cheating involved.  Sometimes its not our finest moment.  Ha.

She still throws a bunch of numbers and different forms of measurements together, which make no sense at all.  Usually I just nod and agree.

She is singing Christmas carols already -- we've had to look up the lyrics to the 12 days of Christmas several times now.
Drawing a Christmas Tree...

Life is full-on and interesting these days... and there is never a dull moment.  I wouldn't have it any other way :-)

An Evening in B'ham...

We had a dinner party at our friend's while they weren't home.  Ha.  The Fisher's and Lisa invited us up, and we gladly came because we're big fans of those people...

 Lance - AKA kid magnet

We're going to have to watch these two... 

Early morning art (too early...) 

Maeve is starting to write words, and the method is to just let them sound it out rather than tell them how to spell things.  Maeve often forgets key vowels, but its so neat to see her progress into a writer.  I forgot all that this says, but its something like, "Once upon a time the beanstock... "  And if she forgots a letter in the front of a word and then realizes it, she just sticks it anywhere... 


Maeve is seemingly musically inclined at the moment.  Its quite fun to watch -- she started choir and piano at the start of the school year, and loves both.  When she sings some of her choir songs at home, she often mimics her choir teacher's movements and seems to be bopping to the beat whenever she hears music.  Her music bin has had a lot more use lately, and she also likes to sit at the piano and practice her songs -- her absolutely favorite and go-to is "Mary had a Little Lamb" -- it was the first song she learned.

I know the choir director probably doesn't get paid, but she needs to.  She somehow manages to keep 95 K-grade 2's in order.  It exhausts me just to look at it...  Ha.

Halloween 2014

Well, better late than never...  

Here we are, another year, another princess.  Maeve was one of thousands of Elsa's wandering around the neighborhoods trick-or-treating.  No doubt, she enabled a few to take a drink due to the Elsa drinking games that were happening in various households that evening.  Ha.

First there was the school parade and party...

And, then the evening fun began...

Maeve was equally excited about wearing make-up that night for the first time, and eating massive amounts of candy.  This year Maeve was fully invested.  She ran from house to house, and sometimes she didn't bother coming back to the street -- she just cut across the lawn.  As always, I let her go to town and eat as much candy as she wanted on Halloween night, and I then packed it away and have been eating the rest ever since.  She never asked for it again, so our method works pretty well.  I'd rather just have one night of gluttony on her part, and then be done with it.

We were experiencing torrential downpours the week of Halloween, and even had a good storm that day.  Thankfully the rains stopped long enough for trick-or-treating....  Thank goodness.