happy monday! we're hoping for a full (healthy!) week of kindergarten at the tippins house this week. thank you all so much for your sweet comments and emails about the start of kindergarten and the blessing bag tags. it's so encouraging to know that there are so many of us out there just praying our babies through the day. :)
i feel like it's been a while since i've written about some of the funny things the girls have said. i try to keep a running list on my phone as they happen so i can so i can remember them. here's a few of my favorites:
libbi told me the other day that she's been praying for another baby. she very seriously told me that she'd like to have a brother and she wants his name to be "rufus." as much as i love baby names, i'm pretty sure that rufus has never been on my radar….
libbi and laney have been very into playing with their barbies and princess dolls. they make up all kinds of imaginative scenarios (which are SO hilarious, by the way). laney always uses the name chrisdida "chris-did-a." that's her go-to name. if she's pretending to be a queen, she's chrisdida. if she has a doll, her name is chrisdida. she'll ask me to watch after her baby chrisdida while she goes to the store, etc. etc. i never knew where she came up with the name until one day libbi said, "you know, it's the same name as your friend that got married. ms. christina?" and then it all made sense. chrisdida = christina. :)
when i picked laney up from church last week she said, "momma, you know what? when i was in worship, i was doing so much worship that my hair was all wiggly. i was dancing and my hair and my dress were wiggly everywhere."
haha! that was one of my favorites. pretty sure that's what it's all about - worshipping so freely that we just get all wiggly and don't care who sees it. ;)
our potty training experience with laney may have been rather uneventful (thank you, Lord!) but it hasn't been without it's notable moments. we stopped in the bathroom before church started a few weeks ago. since we were in the "big" bathroom, she and i went in together. she took her turn, then i took mine. not long after she loudly said, "DO YOU WANT ME TO WIPE YOU?" and if it weren't for her crazy loud voice repeating that question over and over i'm sure i would have heard laughing from the other bathroom goers.
since starting kindergarten libbi has met many new teachers and friends. she came home one day excited because one of her teachers had the same name as her aunt (my sister). the girls call my sister (missie) "miss miss." libbi kept saying, "there's TWO miss miss's! i can't believe it!" i would ask frequently if she was sure that the teacher's name was "miss miss" and she assured me it was. i finally decided to look at the school website for clarification. and lo and behold, it's miss SMITH. which in her defense DOES sound an awful lot like miss miss. ;)
when we were at the mall the other day, laney spotted a nice older man with white hair and a white beard…. and i'm sure you can guess where this is going. she gasped and said, "SANTA!" thankfully, he was a friendly older man and he smiled and waved. surely that wasn't his first time being "recognized"
finally, and i'm almost embarrassed to even mention this. almost. ha!
laney tippins is one of a kind. and that girl loves her some potty words. tee tee, poo poo, and on and on. if laney gets into trouble, it's often for saying those potty words. y'all she even adds in "sauce" at the end of them. i have NO idea where that came from. she will say "tee tee sauce!" and laugh hysterically. and it doesn't help that every time she says it, libbi almost passes out from laughing so hard. so of course she says it again and again and again. the other day we were walking to the park and we had to walk through the tunnel. laney decides to test out her echo and the sound in the tunnel by screaming "POO POO DIARRHEA!" at the top of her lungs. i'm sure the elderly couple walking alongside us really appreciated her enthusiasm. and i'm sure anyone within a five mile radius did as well.
these girls sure do keep me laughing….and it won't be long before liza joins in on the fun :)