Today's conversation with Addy:
Addy wanted to help clean up the mess on the floor from dinner tonight so being the helpful child that she is she ran to get the broom. As she was swirling the food on the floor (into an even bigger mess) she stopped short and put the edge of the broom handle up to her face and said. "Mommy its a bassoon." I had to race through my memory and quickly registered what she was saying. I replied "yes Addy are you playing the bassoon?" Addy then said matter of factly " Well yes Mommy!" First of all how did she know what a bassoon was and how did she put together that a broom and a bassoon looked alike. This girl is way too smart for me sometimes.
At dinner tonight we were telling Addy about the hurricane coming in New Orleans. As we were talking Addy stopped our conversation and stated (folding her arms quickly across her chest) "We should pray for them Mommy." How sweet is that.
During church today Addy was in her usual form. She was getting antsy shortly after we sat down. I, being the well prepared mother that I am, came with a big bag of snacks for her to munch on. When she got bored with those she looked up at me and said pointing to another little girl in front of us. "Her dress is beautiful Mommy. I want it!" Then she jumped down off my lap and looked up to me and said "Mommy I go sit with sister Blacker, she's my best friend." Who has apparently become Addy's new best friend in church. So off she went a couple of rows behind up and sat with her new best friend. It was so funny!
As I was putting Addy to bed tonight I tucked her in with all of her many animals, babies, blankets and pillows that she sleeps with she then said to me: "Mommy I want my other red baby" (she has two babies that are exactly the same) I looked all over the room and as Addy was watching me not able to locate it she started to do her new favorite laugh. Which is actually more like a chuckle. I said to her that I couldn't find it and in her laugh she said: "Silly Mom she's in the car." She was watching me thinking to herself that this crazy mom was looking all over the room when she knew full well the baby was in the car. And when I went down to get it...yup there she was!
On another fun note. Luke started waving hi. Its so cute! He only does it when not asked to of course. James spent much of the morning trying to get him to wave hi but he would not do it. Then when I went in to change his diaper after a nap he looked up at me and was waving hi. It was so cute. Also, Luke has started waking up again at night. It is starting to drive me CRAZY!!! I thought we were through that stage but now its 3 or 4 times a night. I am so sleep deprived! Any suggestions for getting an almost 9 months old to sleep through the night again.