Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tasha Tells It All

Tasha: Where is Zac?
Yes, she sometimes calls us by our first name
Me: He is outside
Tasha: Doing blow?
Me: What? (I have no words.) To clarify, she meant blowing smoke from his cigars.
Meeting her new preschool teacher at our home:
Mrs. Freer: Do you like to sing?
Tasha: Yes, I do.
Mrs. Freer: That is great, because we sing a lot in preschool.  What is your favorite song to sing?
Tasha: Gangam Star (Style)
Mrs. Freer: Oh, I don't know that one.
Tasha: I'll get the iPad...
Me: I don't think we need to hear that song right now.
Running into the bathroom and striping down her clothes:
Tasha: Uh oh!  My pee thought the floor was the toilet.
Tasha: Oh Nikolaus, you are a handsome boy (must get that from me)
Me: Natasha, you are so cute.
Tasha: Yup!  That's what I do!
Tasha: Mommy, I love touching you when you sleep.  You are so nice and warm.
Me: So, tonight you are going to sleep in your room.
Tasha: I tried that last night and I didn't like it.  So, I'm going to sleep in your room with you and daddy.
Me: Nope.  Your room.
Tasha: But, I don't like to sleep alone.  And the tantrum begins...
Tasha: Can Nikolaus have a sleepover with me one day at Grandma's?
Me: Yes, when he is a little older.
Tasha: Great!  Then he won't miss me because he will be with me.

A light bulb went out in our family room...
Tasha: Mimi's cleaning lady is going to change Mimi's light bulb in her closet.  Maybe we should have our cleaning lady change our light bulb.
Me: I am the cleaning lady!  And I have been doing a terrible job, so you should fire me.
 Mix and Match Day at preschool
 Love this face!
 Pumpkin carving

Not too sure about this
Pumpkin Party at School
Bathing suit and mommy's running shoes... silly girl!
Our family

11 Months

I thought that the blocks I was using to take
his monthly pictures would work for every month, but I don't
have two #1 blocks to make an "11."  So, this will
have to do.

 Trying to climb over the gate

Nothing will stop this kid
 Mommy-N-Me music class

Possibly another drummer in the family 

Loves parks!
 Pumpkin fun at Roger's Gardens

Our two 'lil pumpkins 

Trying to get to the fountain... I don't have a picture,
but Nikolaus left shirtless.
Water table fun in November at Mimi's house

What kid doesn't like a cardboard box to play in?
Family pic
 Nikolaus playing with his (early) birthday present...
Thank you Ado Erika!
 Back at the park
Two more weeks and our mister man is going to be one!  Seriously, where in the world did this year go?  Nikolaus is still active as ever and I don't think he is going to slow down.  He is not walking yet, but has taken up to five steps by himself.  Nikolaus is also learning how things (cupboards, drawers, etc.) open and close.  He has discovered the Tupperware cabinet and loves to "rearrange" it for us.  And since he is getting into everything, his sister has already banned him from her room unless we hold him the whole time.  I see many confrontations and slammed doors in my future.  We can't wait to celebrate his first birthday in two weeks and we will celebrate it with a big feast (since his birthday falls on Thanksgiving this year)!