Thursday, January 8, 2009

Tots

The support and kind words have been overwhelming. Thank you all so much, for every single note or email. Thank you for still loving my Jack, remembering him, caring about him, and the girls, and our whole family.

We made it through January 2nd. For me, New Years Eve and New Years day were much, much harder. Those were the days that were so horrible last year, the days when Jack was so sick, he had 'attack' after attack, some in my arms.... I have never had much love for New Years Eve but now, I can honestly say, I hate it hate it hate it and will always hate it and dread it.

January 2nd we went out to lunch, took the girls to Toys R Us where they got a few toys and picked out something for Jack. Brought his little toy to the cemetery along with some balloons and flowers. Spent the day as a family, and thought about our Jack.

I feel like I have neglected the girls here lately, and they are up to so much. They are so smart and funny and entertaining, and up to new tricks every day.

They can:

  • Climb up on the couch/chair/coffee table/anything. There is no place safe from them now.
  • Both say the words Cat, Mama, Dada, Jack, No and Katie says nice nice.
  • Clap, wave, play pattycake, SO BIG, and peek a boo (they've been doing all of these for awhile).
  • Go and get things if you ask, like the remote, the phone, a book, their babydoll.
  • Sort of use a fork (Katie is better at this than Charlotte, but she's trying).
  • Point if you say "Where's Mommy? Where's Daddy?" etc. They know SO MANY things - Daddy, Grandma, their cousins, the cat, the Christmas Tree, on and on and on. The one that confuses them is "Where's Katie?"or "Where's Lala?" They always point to each other... they don't seem to comprehend who's who, or that they're two different people, not KatieLala. :)

I gave them some tater tots recently and Katie loved them. While she ate them, she did this little... dance. Which PJ deemed "The Tater Tot Dance". Now all you have to do is say the words TATER TOT and they both do the dance (which honestly, involves not much dancing, mostly just wiggling). It's endlessly amusing to us. This video shows the dance, and their mad pointing skills (and identity crisis...lol).


My mother says, only my daughters would have a Tater Tot Dance. Probably true....

34 comments:

Emily said...

So very cute! Thanks for making me laugh tonight!

Amanda said...

That was seriously the cutest thing ever! I wish my kids could learn the tater tot dance! That video is priceless.

AmandaStuart said...

That video gave me the biggest grin. I wish the girls could actually point out George Clooney...

Christa said...

I was just laughing out loud! That video is adorable..thanks so much for sharing:)

zarabel said...

That had to be the cutest thing ever. My husband and I were laughing over the video.

Erika said...

AWWWW too cute....:)

Star said...

You have no idea how the girls brighten my day. I love your posts!

Thinking of you all!

Rachael said...

that is seriously just beyond cute! it reminds me a lot of my little ones. we have dances for all sorts of things around here too...i love that they have a tater tot dance!

kamahiclan said...

Great video!! Thanks for sharing!

Allison said...

Love the tater tot dance!

Souza Sisters said...

So cute!! Love the dance:)

Mandy said...

That is so adorable!! I can't wait until the boys start talking and being able to point to things like that...so exciting!!

Anonymous said...

The tater tot dance made me laugh out loud. They are just way too cute. I'm sure Jack is up there somewhere doing the tater tot dance along with his crazy sisters.

-Loren

Lisa said...

LOL, yes, only your children would create a tater tot dance!!!! I also think is hysterical/adorable that they don't separate one another!

Becky said...

I almost just choked on my lunch laughing!! The girls are hilarious. I loved the synchronized pointing :)

Notwifezilla- Jackie said...

I love their dance! Too cute.

Anonymous said...

Those girls are so cute!!!!!

Following Him said...

So cute!!! Love their sweet little dance :)
~Elyse~

BuckeyeBundle said...

Oh, this has to be one of my favorite videos yet. The tater tot dance/wiggle is so funny! I love how they both just wiggle, wiggle. oh fun! and good little pointers. one day I bet we will all wish our kiddos didn't point out everything when it happens to be at a stranger in an embarrassing moment or something. But for now...so so cool! Way to go Katie and Lala!

Gillian said...

Ok, that's adorable. ::shimmy, shimmy:: LOL! I love it! And the pointing at one another is hysterical. "There I am! Wait, no.. There I am!" hahaha.

Such adorable little ladies!

Amanda said...

That video made my day! How funny is the Tater Tot dance? And how embarrassed will they be when they are teenagers by this!! :)

Rachel said...

That's some serious cuteness right there! Adorable! I think I'm going to go get some tater tots...

Wendy said...

omg... the Tater Tot dance has me rolling! Lots of love and hugs for you, the girls and precious Jack <3

Rebecca Nixie said...

LOL...love it!! Especially the "identity crisis"...too funny. Thanks for the giggles!!

BreezieGirl said...

The Tater Tot Dance might be my new favorite thing... thanks for the smiles and the joy!

Also, the identity crisis? Too funny.

Lisa said...

My niece has a 'cottage cheese' dance that looks just like it! Then she graduated to the 'King Kong' dance. (she's a few months older). You'll know it when you see it!

proudmama02 said...

Go Katie, get your groove on! They are both so cute... and Katie wiggling is just too much.

Katie McKnight said...

Love the tater tot dance! And the pointing at each other is hilarious ; )

Parcells Custom Painting said...

That just made me LOL and cry it was so darn cute. :)

Anonymous said...

Awww...God Bless your little girls....I love this age! They do so many cute things! Always thinking of Jack!

Jennifer said...

I dare anyone to watch that and not laugh out loud! They are beyond precious.

Katie said...

So incredibly adorable!! Your girls are so precious. And my girls have the exact same identity crisis - they point at the other person every - single - time. And, when I ask them to point themselves out in a photo, 99% of the time, they point out their twin sister. I've had other twin moms tell me their kids do this - so I guess I'll count it as a "twin thing."

Marie said...

lol i love the tator tot dance. so funny

Marie said...

lol i love the tator tot dance. so funny