Monday, February 1, 2016


Oy, no posting in January!  It seemed like a long month but it also seemed to go fast, thank God.  We have been having warm weather, in the 50's, here lately but it's going to get cold again later in the week.  I took the dog for walks both days this weekend to try and get out while we can.  Anyway, Felicity is fine.  This morning her teacher was out from school, she was out Thursday and Friday too, and I guess by today Felicity had sort of had it because she was VERY difficult to leave today.  Not in the way that I couldn't tear myself away from her wonderfulness, but in the way that she didn't want me to leave and was crying.  Ugh, it's the worst.  I always want my kids to get older faster but especially Felicity.  This morning on the way to school she told me she wanted to use her Minnie Mouse potty again because it's 'so cute'.  She's also sarcastic - she told me today "I'm going to get an ear infection because Daddy got water in my ears last night when he was washing my ear, so yay!, another ear infection for me!  What four year old is sarcastic like that?  I do not even know.  Here are some pictures of her, one from when we went roller skating on MLK day, she did really well!

Friday, December 11, 2015


Oh these weeks are long! I work on Monday Thursday and Friday and every day of the week I have to drive like a bat out of hell almost everywhere I go and it's wearing, to say the least.  Tomorrow we are going to Anthony's party at his school but that's our only Christmasy thing we are doing.  Last week I took the three girls to see A Christmas Carol at IRT, we had a good time and by that I mean we didn't get kicked out.  Maria and Veronica were much, much better this year than last year and Felicity was - not great, but she did better than anyone else would have at her age.  She was kind of loud and she asked a lot of questions, but mostly she was okay.  She is driving me crazy lately, wants to be carried everywhere, mostly into school when I am already carrying her bags and Veronica's bag, ugh.  She still loves preschool and her teacher.  She has been waking up a LOT in the night, I wish so much that she wasn't taking a nap anymore because it makes the nights that she does awful.

Anyway, here are some pictures:

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Last Saturday, I guess maybe it was two Saturdays ago now, I had to take Felicity to the ER.  She was up all night Friday coughing and burning with fever so around 7:00 I took her.  She had an ear infection and maybe pneumonia.  The doctor (who remembered me from my broken wrist in March, not to brag) said he didn't want to do a chest xray but maybe she had pneumonia but the antibiotics should cover everything.  I am hoping she will stop napping at preschool here soon because right now she naps every day there and tortures the girls at night, last night she told Mike that she was 'scared' and she wanted him to lie down with her, ugh.  The night before last she was up at 12;30 and came in because there were "ants" in her room, UGH!  But she's overall doing great, she is so funny and talks a blue streak.  I thought Maria talked a lot but she is nothing compared to Felicity.

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!