The Adventures of Lizzy-Jane

This weekend, after we worked on organizing the new clothes closet for our church, we went  to dinner with a couple of  friends. Chris decided he wanted to go to Ryan’s Steakhouse. My food was very disappointing, but the salad was good, and the company was good. And, the best part…Lizzy-Jane had her first chicken leg! Our friend thought it was weird that I chose this as a Kodak moment, but here it is!!

Chris is a really great father to Lizzy-Jane in all areas. Though he did take her out the other morning while I was sleeping, and bring her home in a very questionable outfit. It didn’t match at all! But, that is par for the course, I guess. Anyway, one of my favorite things is when they play on the floor together. Lizzy-Jane is always telling Chris to lay down, because she wants to jump on him! Here it is!

Then, this morning, Lizzy-Jane and I had our own little time playing; on the floor, in her room, with the crayons, the xylophone, all kinds of things! Here you go!

(I’m sorry, but I have to complain about WordPress right here. I have been trying to format this blog for over an hour, and it keeps doing it’s own thing, which looks AWFUL. So, instead of showing you all of the pictures, I’m just going to have to tell you about some of our morning. POOH on WordPress!)

While we were playing around with the camera, I was trying to get her to sing Jesus Loves Me, but she wouldn’t. You’ll here more about why I wanted her to sing in a minute.

Lizzy-Jane loves to *run fast*, so after playing around on the floor in the living room, which included some tickling, of course, Lizzy-Jane just *had* to run fast to her bedroom! So, we commenced to the bedroom for more play time. First with the crayons. Lizzy-Jane really doesn’t get much into coloring. This is probably my fault. But, she loves to play with crayons, taking them in and out of their box.

Which is an old wet wipe box, of course! Don’t you do that?

So, then we finished off the play time with some good old music on the xylophone. Here you go!

So, that wraps up this installment of “The Adventures of Lizzy-Jane.” I want to leave you with a story that would usually show up in an installment of “The Things She Says,” but just must come out sooner! Last night we were driving home from church. It had been one of *those* Sundays – extremely long! Anyway, I looked back at Lizzy-Jane and she had the most pitiful look on her face, and she began to sing Jesus Loves Me in the funniest little whiny/woe is me voice. I wish I could imitate her little singing accent for you here, but I just can’t. Anyway, Chris and I thought it was funny. And, a few minutes later I started imitating her. Then from the back Lizzy-Jane pipes up and says, “Stop whining, Mommy.” Priceless!

















GG wanted to go shopping on Saturday, so she called us to meet her half way at Concord Mills. We had a great time perusing a few kitchen stores and a couple children’s stores. GG wanted to buy a drying rack for her new sink, and we were trying to find some potty training underwear, because I am potty training! More on that later. Anyway, before we left, Lizzy-Jane got to ride a carousel for the first time! She loved the horses, and told her Daddy all about it when we got home.









Lizzy-Jane also got to spend some time with GG on her scooter. Her favorite thing to do is push the button for the horn. She did that several times between each store. But, Lizzy-Jane really road around the mall in her stroller, as it is not SAFE for her to ride around on the scooter with GG. She was just sitting in her lap for a minute here after the great adventure of riding on the Carousel!





















Then came Sunday, of course. Lizzy-Jane woke up and was jumping up and down in her bed saying, “I want to get up, I want to go to church!” Her Daddy told me this, I didn’t hear it, but I *totally* believe it! So we had a leisurely morning. Her daddy got her dressed while I got ready. He did a really great job with her hair! Lizzy-Jane loves to go to church. In fact, much to my embarrassment, she fusses almost every time I come to pick her up from the nursery. She just doesn’t want to leave!

By the way, Lizzy-Jane has peed in the potty THREE times this morning! I think we are finally getting it! Thank you Lynette and Elizabeth for your GREAT advice on potty training!!! Praise the Lord, it is finally working. Now I believe she might actually be fully trained by the time we have the new baby! I told her, on Friday, when we bought the new pack of pull-ups, that this was the last pack I was buying. Hee hee, we’ll see how she does through the night. This morning I told her that she was getting potty trained TODAY, and she repeated it several times. Apparently she wants to DO IT today. Of course, the skittles are becoming a great motivator!!


Ta Da!

Lizzy-Jane loves to vamp for the camera. I’m not sure I remember what she was actually doing, but it sure does look like she was giving me a song and dance number!

OK, I'm almost ready to go!

And, of course, she is already a member of the red hat society. I love the way she carries her purse on her elbow!

Let's Go, Mama.

“Don’t forget the diapers and wipes, it’s time to go to Church.” She tells me most Sunday mornings.

I love the new van!

She gave me a sweet smile as we headed out shopping today. My little family had a VERY productive Saturday…