Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Star Wars: Not Too Bad After All

Watched some more of the Star Wars movies. I've reached the fifth episode now -- just one more to go. I must say, they are quite nice -- definitely more engrossing than I'd expected.
Up until 10 days ago I used to think that the Star Wars movies were silly, with all those 'robots', ridiculous characters and fake languages. George Lucas has some imagination! But now that I've seen them all, I'm beginning to change my mind. Of course, it is sci-fi, but quite likeable.
I've decided to call my little one 'Yoda'. There's quite a resemblance.... ;) Oh yes, I'm going to get a copy of the DVD. Does that make me a fan??? OK... I'm off to sleep now. Take care now, and.... MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Birthday Party

The little one was invited to a birthday party today. Had a blast with all the other little kids there, but for some reason got scared of the clowns.
Won a prize for the smallest dancer on the floor. Well, actually, she wasn't on the dance floor -- more like on the periphery, closer to where I was sitting. There was some kid who kept following her and pinching her cheeks every time she joined the other kids on the floor and, not surprisingly, she didn't like it very much.
Anyway, she was too much of a lady to pinch back, so every time she saw the kid approaching she'd come running to me. Tahill did a good job of looking out for her every time she wandered off. Even won her a pull-back car which she promptly broke! She can be quite a brute sometimes...
All in all, she must have had a good time, coz she was asleep less than half an hour after we got back home.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Took a few days off... didn't have too much to write about. Also, the little one kept me busy. Today I surprised myself. I actually sat through an entire Star Wars movie.
Mario had borrowed a DVD with the complete saga (he's a Star Wars buff), and since I had nothing else to do, I watched it with him. I didn't think I'd last more than 30 mins., but I guess there's something about the movies after all! I won't call myself a fan just yet, but I must say it was quite entertaining.
Cookie did something amusing yesterday. She decided she needed to use the potty, so she ran towards it shouting "potty! potty! potty!" the way she normally does. Then, she gets to her potty, stands in front of it and decides to let it out. When she felt it trickling down her leg, she got so upset! "Ooh! Sutu! Sutu!" she went and almost burst out crying.
As if that wasn't funny enough, she immediately apologized for the mess, "vedy soddy, vedy soddy" all the way to the bathroom!
At first I thought she did it because she probably couldn't hold it any longer. Then Mario enlightened me... She's been spending a lot of time with her cousins (boys) lately. She probably saw them do it standing up and with their pants on, so she thought she could too!!
Ok... Till the next time....

Friday, January 5, 2007

Off The Mark

Finally.... put the little one (and the big one!) to bed. Now I can sit down, uninterrupted, and get this thing started.
Today was peaceful. Thaïs woke up in an extremely good mood. Finished her breakfast and asked me to take her out on her tricycle, "Mammy, out. Bike. Gep-up!"
So I had no choice. It was either that, or sit at home and listen to her scream. She has a loud voice, so I chose the former. God help me when she grows up... She's only going to get louder!!!
She met some boys cycling outside, and went after them. Didn't want to come back home after that... Had to lure her away with promises of chocolate and ice-cream. Those are her preferences, in that order -- boys, chocolate and ice-cream. I'm next... after doggies, mud, water and Santa Claus.
Went to play badminton this evening, after a long break. Made the mistake of taking Thaïs along. And so, I paid the price. Didn't get to play much -- was forced to run around with her trying to keep her off the other courts. She had taken my racquet and one of the shuttlecocks and was trying to play cricket! Thankfully, my racquet survived. Never again.... well, not for another 2 years, at least...
OK... will sign off now. Can't keep my eyes open any longer. Ciao.