Thursday, November 12, 2015

Catching up with Felicity

Felicity is doing great.  She is doing GREAT, if you ask her preschool teacher.  Her teacher loves her so much and she must save all her goodness for her because she is terrible at home lately.  I suppose it's better for her to be good there and not here but wouldn't it be nice if she could be good both places?  Anyway here are some pictures-

Moira Rose and Felicity Rose.
One day this week she wanted to go to preschool as a Frozen fairy, so she did.  Generally she says it and we do it, ha!
School picture.  I wish she'd let me put her hair up but she won't hear one word about it.  "I'll just push it out of my face!", she always tells me.
Nerd Felicity.
She was teaching me how to make a smile face.  How's it look?
A few weekends ago, she was sick and I was worried it was an ear infection but it was just a normal cold, to our relief!

That's it!  Tune in next month!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Number Four

She is something else, this Felicity.  The other day we were at school, when I pick them up as 'walkers', they can play in the playground for a while and they were playing until Felicity came over to me and said OK, Mommy, I am ready to wrap it up!  Ha!  What four year old talks like that?  She is so funny, so cute and sweet.  I went in to her preschool Friday because I had off from work for Fall Break and I went to volunteer.  When I went in she was standing at the table, playing with play dough and her teacher said, Joanne! She is always like this, just playing and perfect!  Don't come to her conference!  She is perfect and you know it! Mike and I took her and the girls to the little Halloween party at her preschool and the teachers were going crazy over Felicity and her costume.  So even if she drives me bananas sometimes, mostly, she is a real joy.  Mostly, we all love her like crazy and so does everybody else.  So that's good, right?  I can't believe she's four!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Pre School

Felicity is doing really, really great in preschool.  One day a few weeks ago, her teacher yelled at me down the hall, Joanne! Joanne! I thought oh what could it be?  Is she getting kicked out?  Did she bite someone?  She said Joanne, she is just wonderful! Wonderful and we all love her so much already! I mean, maybe the teacher is given to hyperbole but still, it was a great relief.  And I can see her point, she said how Felicity will play with anything, she likes the other kids, she is funny, and all those things are true! She is so glad to be with people her own age, and she is funny, she is a grown up three year old, for sure.  I just hope she keeps using her power for good and not evil.

She's so funny, the words she says are hilarious.  She tells me all the time "I'm a NOW girl, Mama, I'm not a WAIT girl".  She and Anthony are getting along better, she loves our dog Maggie, and she has been going to my friend Marta's house on Thursday and Friday after school and she really, REALLY loves that.

She takes a nap at preschool which makes our nights kind of late but I'm okay with it.  She goes every day from 8-3 so I figure she will settle into a schedule some day soon.  Last night Mike went in to check on her and he couldn't find her anywhere, finally he realized she was curled up in a ball under the dresser, the weirdo.  I took this picture later right before I moved her.

Monday, July 20, 2015


Felicity is no swimmer, that is for sure.  We just finished three weeks of swim lessons and she never even got her face wet.  She would demand that she was "swimming in Chinese" and she would do some sort of prancercising, skipping along in the water and never ever having both feet up at the same time.  I told her one day if you put one tenth of the effort into learning to swim that you did avoiding learning to swim, you could be an Olympian.  She said "I no want to be an Olympian!  I scared to be an Olympian!".  Poor baby, she would get really upset.  But yesterday she let me take her all over the pool, her feet never touched, so maybe the lessons were good after all.

She had been waking up in the night a lot, around 3:00 or 4:00, sometimes wide awake, sometimes right back to sleep, but it is a pain.  It makes me sick tired to have any of them come in and sleep with us but if she is going to be awake, I have to take her in with me so she doesn't wake the girls.

She loves to make faces, she makes a sad face, a happy face, a gross face, a mad face and a silly face.  She loves to look at her picture or the mirror, just like her mother, ha!

Monday, June 15, 2015

At the Pool

Yesterday we went to a church picnic which was held at the local K of C, and I do mean local, it's not even one mile away, super close!  The girls had such a good time and saw so many friends that today I went and joined the K of C pool and we went back.  We might go every damned day this summer, they had such a great time.  I was worried about Felicity back at a pool after her mishap over spring break (and I do mean break, ha ha ha) but she's fine.  She's not the best SHARER in the world and she is a little inept, socially, but it was really fun overall and I am bullish for the future.  And I never am!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Summer Break

Isn't she cute?  Isn't that lucky?  Here she is yesterday, at a local park which has a creek.  She is holding a tiny seashell.  She kept picking them up and then dropping them and then we had to wade through the creek to get to where there were more shells.  She was crying over losing some and I said, come over here there are millions.  She was so confused, she kept saying "I want the millions! Where are the millions!"  Then she changed it to communion and she was wailing, "I want communion! Take me to communion!".  We collected a lot of shells and I put them in my coffee cup, where they will stay until I throw them away later.  The good thing about Felicity is that she won't remember.  Maria would ask me for them like one month later, but so far, with Felicity, it's out of sight, out of mind.  

She is going to summer camp at her preschool on Wednesdays.  I did a computer job that paid $160 and for her to go for seven Wednesdays this summer it cost $160 so, perfect!  Whatever it takes to keep her busy, boy she does not like to be here with just me.  Maria and Veronica have Vacation Bible School next week and so next Wednesday I'll have like three hours of freedom or something, ha!  But she really seems to be enjoying it, she asks every night if she is going the next day.  

Maria had a  friend sleepover on Saturday night so all the girls were up until 10:30 and awake yesterday by 7:00 so I thought we'd keep them busy so we could not have too many breakdowns.  We went to church and then to lunch with some friends, went home and changed and then went to this creek for three hours.  They all slept well last night, thank God, so we can start the week.  We are starting the Summer Reading thing at the library and going to a friends' house for lunch.  Tomorrow we are going to the pool and Wednesday strawberry picking.  I cant believe it's summer again and we are doing all this running around but Felicity starts preschool 8/20 and goes five days a week so I am trying to enjoy each day, as my grandmother would say.  

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

No more school

Oh it's awful to have this child home all the time! I'm sure it will get better once her sisters are home but man.  MAN.  Today we went to the bank, the post office, and the store and it was horrible.  The bank was okay but then there was one million people there - holy moly, I couldn't believe it! There were like eight people getting passports, even.  I mean - here I am in my stupid yoga pants, and life just marches on for everyone else, traveling, living their lives, getting passports, mailing stuff.  Anyway, it took forever because I had to mail something to Canada so I had to get a customs form, etc.  So we did that and then we went to the grocery store and then I had to fly home and stow the groceries before going to my friend Marta's house, as she was watching Felicity while I went to stupid physical therapy for my stupid wrist (which is actually doing well).

Then I went to physical therapy and then I went back to Marta's to get Felicity.  I was just going to stay there until Maria and Veronica were done with school, as Marta lives right near there but Felicity was freaking out because Marta's son wouldn't share a ball with her.  I am OUT OF PATIENCE for dealing with such nonsense, so I chose to drive across town back to our house and then 15 minutes later go back to get the girls.  Also I was hungry.

The problem started on the drive home.  Felicity, as is her ANNOYING WONT, got out of her seat and I said FELICITY.  GET BACK IN YOUR SEAT.  IF I GET HIT YOU WILL FLY THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD AND POSSIBLY DIE!  GET IN YOUR SEAT!  So she did, but she screamed and screamed and screamed AND SCREAMED for the whole ride home.  She was sitting right behind me and she HOWLED through the head rest and LORD LORD it was awful.  I am saying my one year long novena so I SHOUTED the prayers, which are mostly about the Passion of our Lord, which was GOOD because it made me sort of keep my eyes on the prize.  We came in the house and she said WATAH BOTTAHL! and I gave her her stupid water bottle and then she screamed BLANKET! and I threw a blanket on her and then she passed out.

I mean really.  REALLY.  She was up at 4:00 this morning, she is all messed up.  She's taking antibiotics and feeling so much better, which is good.  But it's so, so hard for it to be just me and her.  I feel like I have so much to do and she SEEMS willing to do stuff but she's not, really.  I told her tonight, after next week the girls will be home too and things will be better.  I said now close your eyes and say a little prayer that you can sleep all night and she said, really loudly, I HOPE I CAN SLEEP TONIGHT!  Ha!  She also says DUCK! at the end of every song she sings.  I don't know where she got it, but like where some songstresses might say "ohhh yeah!", she shouts DUCK!  Whackjob.