Sunday, October 19, 2008

What Sydney's been up to

Okay, well there's this. Sydney and Anthony partake in nightly acrobatic routines. I will admit I am a little nervous they'll be running off to join the circus soon.

A funny conversation with Sydney the other day...

Me: "Sydney, how come you are so cute? Where did you get it from?"
Sydney: "Mam-o and Pop-o!"


Me: "Sydney, how come you are so cute? Where did you get it from?"
Sydney: "Big Bird."

Sydney has also become the polite police. A few weeks back we were watching "What Not to Wear" and everyone on the show said, "Oh my God" like a zillion times. So of course Sydney picks it up and starts saying it. So not cute when your three year old is running around saying, "Oh my God." Nice. Although I admit, it could be way worse. Anyone been a passenger when I drive? So we've been working on saying, "Oh my gosh" instead which Sydney says, "Oh my josh." Now whenever we hear it, she corrects people. I was at Leiann's house and apparently I let an "OMG" slip and Sydney told me about it and corrected me. Later Leiann said, "Oh my gosh" and Sydney pointed out she said it correctly. We were watching another episode of "What Not to Wear" this week and they literally said this phrase 20 times. Sydney caught every single one, corrected them and told me, "You call them and tell them not to say that. They need to say, "oh my josh!"

One of my favorite things are her made up songs. Besides the fact that her little voice is so darling, she sings about everything from Dora to her friends to her family. It's adorable. I need to catch these on tape, but normally she clams up when she knows someone is listening.

She is still in love with her little brother. She loves to cuddle up to my belly, give my belly kisses and hugs and tell baby bro how much she loves him. I really hope this continues for like...ever. She asks him, "What are you doing in there brother?" And then he'll kick when her head is on my belly and she says, "He kicks my head to tell me hi." Let's hope that doesn't become a normal occurence later in life. I will admit there are two things that get him going-sweets and Sydney. Every time I eat something sweet or Sydney talks to him he moves around quite a bit.

And here are pictures of Sydney's new big girl room. Beverly was up last month and her and I worked on this room. I have to admit-I am in love. I actually want it to be my room. This used to be our guest room/my craft room so it was hard to say goodbye, but I know that any day now my wonderful husband will get his man room cleaned out to make our new office. Any day now...

Sydney's favorite part of this room is her playhouse. Her and her friends LOVE this thing. She even takes naps in here every once in a while.
My favorite bookcase ever, thanks to Mam-o and The Land of Nod. Toys in the bins and most her books fit into the bookshelves. Sydney LOVES her pictures. I think my next purchase for her room are more picture frames. She looks at her pictures daily. The playhouse is from Nana and Land of Nod from last Christmas, it was so exciting to finally hang this thing up!
We sponged the butterflies on both sides of the window as if they are flying out of the window. The corner bookshelf is one that I think all my friends and I bought back in the late 90's from Ikea, just recently painted. Funny how now they are all in our kid's rooms.
Sydney and her toddler bed and the Sydney letters that were most recently pink. I've been a painting machine lately.
Close up of the cute bedding. Notice how the polka dots all come together-the letters, the quilt and stuffed animal bin? So love that.
Storytime in the playhouse. Not sure why Anthony looks a bit frightened...


Leslie and Mark said...

"Oh my josh"!! That is too cute! Sydney's room looks great!

Wehunthouse said...

Love the big girl room! What did you do with Syd's little girl room? Wasn't it pink and green? Did you have to repaint that room too? Love the park pics too, Maddy and I need to just go and do that, although I wish you guys were around to go with. :)

Kellye, Chad, Hayden, and Sebastian said...

Love Sydney's new phrases. I have to agree with the sweet voice thing too...doesn't it just pull at your heartstrings to just listen to how sweet their voices are!!! Hayden also is Mr. Polite these days going around telling people "that not nice!" or "Don't say that!" It's awfully cute!

Also, LOVE Syd's room! How clean too! I may need to copy your shelf idea too! We need some storage like it's nobody's business!