This year on Election day, I thought I would be smart and vote while Addi was in school. Little did I know that drama would ensue shortly after she got home when she realized that sister went with me to vote and she didn't get to come. I am putting it in writing right now for all of you to witness. Addi is coming with me in 2016 to vote for the next POTUS.
Anyway, our voting center is right next to a park. We couldn't rightly just walk by the park without stopping and playing for a bit. Paige is in this new phase where she has started to playing pretends. My favorite thing that day was when she would get up to the top on the other side of the rockwall and pretened that she was a princess in need of being saved. I love this girl so much!
My sweet little Paigie Paige turned two, nearly three months ago and I am just getting around to writing this post. Oops!
Paige is such a sweet, yet naughty girl! She loves to give loves, tell us "I la lou", and give kisses. She is SO good at giving kisses. I like to show her all of my owies, just so I can get kisses! Yet, at the same time, she is so dang naughty! She is constantly getiing into things she shouldn't. Climbing on things she shouldn't. (Hello stair banister or refrigerator door!) One day, I was in the shower and Addi was "in charge" of watching her sister. Addi comes screaming into the bathroom, hysterical, telling me that her sister is on the counter. I kindly asked her to get Paige off of the counter. Addi tells me all frantic like "Mom! She's throwing knives at me!" Sure enough, I run out of the shower, soap all over my body, shaving cream on my legs, to Paige on the counter. She was throwing paring knives at Addi as though Addi were a dart board. My life would be so boring without Paige! She definitely keeps me on my toes.
Paige is completely different than Addi. Which throws me for a loop sometimes. In some areas where Addi is so curious and wanting to know all about everything, Paige could care less. But in other things, Paige wants to know it all, or be included in whatever is going on, and Addi could care less.
Paige loves her sister. She lives and dies by Addi. She wants to do almost everything Addi is doing. Paige wants to go on the bus with Addi, nearly every day. I think she thinks that all Addi does is ride the bus all day. Paige loves getting her hair done, her nails painted, taking warm tubbies. And she loves everything girly. She is so rough and tumble, but so very much girly at the same time. I didn't think we could have a girl that loved pink and princess more than her sister, but I was wrong! Randy and I think Paige is going to ask for her ears pierced WAY before Addi does. She loves earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Pretty much, if it is girly, she wants it!
Paige is talking so well. Sometimes, it blows me away the words that come out of her mouth. She is definitely the kid that I have to watch my language around. She ALWAYS copies the naughty words I say.
I could just go on and on with how much I love this girl. I am so truly happy that we have her!
I had to bribe my eldest daughter to get in the tubby tonight. I told her that she and sister could have an after tubby time picnic that included mini marshmallows and iced circus cookies. Who wouldn't be happy when sugar is provided right before bedtime??? - Oh yea, the mom!
Look at Paige's smile. She was in H-E-A-V-E-N Happy kids, happy mom!
Just don't get too concerned with my parenting skills. Neither ate all of their treats and were both quickly in bed and asleep.
I am still scratching my head at my own silliness. I don't know why I buy my children toys, when they clearly would rather play with the box they came in. These little boxes have kept these little girls occupied for many, many, hours. My brilliant idea is when Christmas time rolls around. Santa will bring Mommy gifts and the girls will get the boxes. I see this as a win-win situation. What do you, my dear readers think? Will the little munchkins fall for that?
Don't you just love this little stinker? She wants to be just like her big sister. Whatever big sister can do, she thinks she can too!
I thought Addi did a fantastic job decorating her box. She made sure to include her family, some friends, and of course, her Papa's sailboat.
There is even a scene on one of her flaps that has Randy and I going out on a date in our church clothes. Where are we going you ask? To Chili's Bar and Grill via a waiting taxi. (??? - it's her imagination!)