Archive for July, 2009

baby changers and preschool and little gym and…

just a couple of random jasper shots!

oh!! and jasper is officially registered for preschool come fall – yay!!!

man, am i glad to be done with all those school tours and appointments and internet research marathons and stress and worry and…  well, it wasn’t fun…

however, i found a school that i think will give her both the academic challenges and social experiences that she needs…

i can’t believe my almost three old baby is going to be in preschool in about a month!

oy…

but it is definitely what she needs – i dont need to push her to learn things – she pushes me to just try and keep up 🙂

jasper has been going to all the appointments and tours with me so she understands that we have been looking for schools for her and now she is asking:

“mom, i go to skool today?” everyday…  no, really, it was everyday…  so finally, i told her that her birthday comes first and then after that, she gets to go to school…

and now she tells everyone (strangers, friends, other kids, just everyone), “fiust my birtday, then go to skool and go see my fwends!”

so she has the schedule down and is very determined to make some “fwends” 🙂

somehow, i don’t think that will be a problem…

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she likes to call the ottoman a “baby changeuh” so since she doesn’t have her own diaper changing pad anymore, she uses the ottoman 🙂

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how about those blue eyes?

her hair is really getting long!  it is actually easier to manage the longer it gets…  maybe that is a straight hair thing?

go left! go right! go straight!

one of our local grocery stores has these nifty little jasper-sized shopping carts and they are perfect for a couple of things…

jasper loves pushing it around and getting to help out and luckily, she doesn’t let the power go to her head 🙂

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i hand her the item, she says, “oh!  thank you, mom!” and puts it in the cart…  and by put, i mean launch it in there…

not so good for bananas…

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we make a good team 🙂

it’s hammertime…

ok, can we just ignore that i just said that?   no, i don’t like mc hammer but, yeah…  i just couldn’t resist…

shame.  on.  me.

but on to the picture:  her daddy likes to hammer so, of course, jasper lilith likes to hammer too!

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she loves her tool box and will spend a long time hammering, sorting, organizing (that’s my girl!) and naming her tools as she uses them…

“mom, this is my hammer!”  “mom, this is my wench!”  “mom-mom, heuh is my pyers!”

she knows the names of them all – i guess when you are daddy’s helper, you pick up the names of the tools!

what’s up, doc?

while i was at a coldplay concert last night, jon and jasper pulled our carrots up!

aren’t they beautiful??!!  and orange…  very orange…

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they aren’t very sweet but we knew that going in since they were summer carrots (winter carrots are sweeter) but they will be wonderful stew carrots…  and jon is investigating pickled carrot recipes, too…

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jasper lilith told me all about her carrot pulling experiences the next morning and it is safe to say that she had a blast pulling, yanking and working the garden with her daddy!

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and off she goes to add to the mound of homegrown carrots!

thanks for taking the pictures, babe 🙂

paw-paw and jasper have a moment…

jasper lilith had a little hook thingey that she was playing with and her cousin raquel was nice enough to show her how to use it mess with her paw-paw…

it doesn’t look like he minds, does it?

not gold but lollipops…

so jasper lilith likes lollipops – what child doesn’t?

but her lollipop behavior has taken an odd little turn lately…  she saves them…  for later…  she saves her lollipops for later…

what 2 year old does that??!!

she jumps up and down in excitement, takes the paper off of them and then puts it in her purse with her burgeoning lollipop collection…

she doesn’t suck on them or lick them, she just depapers them and stores them away in her purse…

which she doesn’t go anywhere without taking – probably because her stash is in there 🙂

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sometimes she pulls them out and counts them, “mom, look!  i have fouh lollipops now!”

sometimes she pulls them out to check on their condition and make sure they are ok…

and sometimes she pulls them out to sing about them…  which is what the picture above has caught her doing…

singing.  to.  her.  lollipops.

and every once in a while, she will jump up and go, “wheuh’s my puhse?  i need my puhse!” and she goes in search of her purse…

which really just means:  it is time to count and love on my lollipops again…

like a dragon and gold but you know, with a girl and lollipops instead…

ok…

pandie the panda…

raquel gave jasper lilith an early birthday present and it is jasper’s “new favouhite toy!”

she named him “pandie”…  makes sense ‘cuz he is a panda 🙂

raquel, i think the panda was a hit 🙂

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apparantly, it wasn’t long after the panda got home that he got sick…

here she is telling me, “oh, poouh pandie.  he sick momma.  i give him medicine now.”

raquel burritoed the panda and jasper loved that – now she doesn’t want panda any other way!

we are all hoping that pandie recovers soon – it is no fun being sick…  or stuck in a blanket burrito 🙂

the girl and a dog named chester…

no, really…  heartbroken when this doggie leaves…

he is an incredible dog – very willing to play and gentle with her – in fact, i threatened to keep him as a jaspersitter because if he was up and playing so was jasper!

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here are dad, jasper and chester playing tug of war with a bone…

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jasper would hold the bone or ball close to her to get chester to move even closer so that she could pet him more easily…  sneaky monkey…

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the girl has the dog, her purse and her panda…  what more does she need?

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“heuh’s youh bone, chess!”

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and when they weren’t running and playing, they were laying down together…

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look at the puppy love in those eyes…

much love goes to chester – good doggie!

a visit from her paw-paw, mimi and cousin raquel…

we had a visit from grandparents this week!!

jasper lilith hasn’t seen her paw-paw and mimi since she was less than a year old so they had a lot of catching up to do!

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here is my dad, my  niece raquel and my little one hanging out in the living room…  oh, and chester!!  let’s not forget the dog chester!

who jasper loved…  in fact, who jasper liked to call, “my new dog”

(i think she will be a little heartbroken when they take chester with them tomorrow morning…)

he was quite the playmate and between everyone, we kept her busy, busy, busy and on the go from morning to night…

which meant that we were pretty busy ourselves 🙂

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turns out that barbara is as hard to get a picture of as i am!!!

but i caught her right before they left and what a cute picture 🙂

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raquel and jasper hit it off wonderfully!  between raquel and chester, the rest of us were chopped liver as they say…

“come on, ‘quel!  letz go on avenchure!  take my hand!  letz go!”

(avenchure=adventure)

and away they would go!

many thanks to raquel for being such a wonderful big cousin and a great sport!!

and much love to paw-paw, mimi and raquel – we had a wonderful time and we already miss you!

imagination station…

so apparently this is a boat...  yep, this is jasper lilith’s boat…  that she is building…

with mail and sticky stretchy spaghetti noodles (fake noodles)…

don’t ask me…

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while i was talking to susan last week, jasper lilith took her entertainment into her own hands…  nothing new there, however, the boat building was definitely new…

“i billing boat, momma, see my boat?”

uh, well, no, no, i don’t see a boat exactly but i can go with the flow here…

and then she went and found her little play hand broom and dustpan and proceeded to paint the boat…  she would dip the brush into the dustpan and then gently swipe the mail with the brush…

ok, i got that – pretty cute really…  but i still can’t see the boat!