Sunday, January 30, 2011


Untitled from kathleen mcgregor on Vimeo.

Yippie! Elizabeth typically shouts for us at 6am but not this morning. Nope. Not at 630am. Not at 7am. Nope I went into her room at 715am. She was in there reading her books and loving on her new bed. First time in 30 months we have gotten out of bed past 7am. Glorious. We are happy happy parents!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Big Girl Bed... well sort of

Elizabeth loves to read books in her crib which involves us putting her in, then handing her books, then getting her out to get more books, then putting her back in, then handing her more books. You see the pattern here. So today we went on craiglist and got Elizabeth a big girl bed. I use that term quite loosely as it is still the same crib mattress and not really big.
She was crazy thrilled.

She got up from her nap and we just carried the new bed frame right into her room. Cheek to cheek smiles. Right this minute Jeff is attempting to put her down and I can hear that it is not going smoothly. Now fingers and toes and arms are crossed that she sleeps and stays in it tonight. Please. Pretty Please!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Can't wait to see what happens

(pictures have nothing to do with the story but just cute)
Tonight Elizabeth was 'reading' some of her books. She was flipping through a book we have read a jillion times and looked up with excited desperation saying 'I can't wait to see what happens!'.
So crazy cute but I'm biased.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Shabbat Shalom to

This evening on our walk back from the Library we were singing songs to motivate Elizabeth's walking home. We started in on one of her favorites "Shabbat Shalom". She likes it cause it is interactive.

It is a very simple song that goes 'Shabbat Shalom to ______' and then Elizabeth will say someones name like mom, dad or Aunt Laurla. However this evening she said 'Shabbat Shalom to (wait for it) the poo poo that is in my diaper'.

Now the mature mother would perhaps guide her daughter to a better choice and remind her we don't discuss poop. No big surprise but I am not that mother. Instead I lost urine laughing. Yep that is the way we roll.... poo poo is always funny.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


We had a challenging morning. Elizabeth now wants to wear two things, pajamas or 'me pretty dress'. Today the dress had to have pink tights. We had no clean pink tights and hence the challenging morning. I could feel bad mommie coming out and finally told her that 'mommie is very frustrated'. She stopped her whining and immediately responded 'you need to squeeze Elizabeth real tight' and then ran into my arms. This is what we have taught her to do when overwhelmed or frustrated.
Once in my arms she said 'OK now mommie you need to count to ten. One, two, three....'. She is obviously hearing us and learning how to teach me how to control my frustration.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Just Dance

Dance Dance from kathleen mcgregor on Vimeo.

Jeff and I don't play video games but I am now a convert. I LOVE (and I mean love) the Wii game 'Just Dance'. I guess you call it a game. You hold a wand in your hand and have to follow the dancing person on the screen while competing with fellow dancers for accuracy. It is active, fun/funny (just watch the video) and even had an old WHAM song. What is not to love!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Hotlanta for New Years

Spent New Years in with family in Atlanta. It was basically an Elizabeth-Kathryn love fest with a bit of Grandma and James sprinkled throughout. Elizabeth has not stopped talking about 'me cousins' and at night keeps asking for 'James and Kathryn stories'.
Aunt 'Laurla' ran the kiddos ragged which we greatly appreciated.
As usual there was much dancing and the bed dancing definitely falls under the blanket of 'Grandma Rules' aka not allowed at home.