Monday, February 20, 2012

Liliana in real life

Last night David made dinner for the family. During our meal Liliana announces, "Daddy, the food you make is much more gooder than what Mommy cooks for dinner." What had he made? Homemade mac and cheese.
Then a little while later we were stretched across the bed reading scriptures with the kids and Liliana noticed that David was stroking Emmett's hair. "Here, Dad," she said as she shoved her way between the two of them. "You can rub my hair. It is much longer and prettier." Luckily Emmett is a pretty easy going kid and he just rolled over closer to me without a big struggle ensuing. However, I am certain that he is keeping mental tallies for each time she does something to him that he doesn't like and when he gets bigger than her, he is going to retaliate big time.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Adventures In Lililand

Now it's time to catch up on some of the silly things Liliana has been up to in recent months.

While swimming in an outdoor hotel pool awhile back, Liliana suddenly jumped out of the pool and started stripping off her swim bottoms. "What are you doing?" I asked. Before she could answer, I realized she was peeing all over the cement! My sisters and I started laughing and splashing loads of water out of the pool to wash away Liliana's puddle. Luckily we were the only ones there at the time!

Liliana has had a few sleepovers with her cousins. One of the sleepovers involved her cousin Kaden sleeping in the extra bed in her room. In the morning Kaden said, "Auntie Neen, I couldn't sleep very well because Liliana kept standing by my bed and looking and me." I started laughing while I tried to apologize to him. Leave it to my daughter to be a creepy stalker-like sleepover buddy!

While cooking dinner one evening, Liliana asked me what I was making. When I told her what it was, she said, "That's ewww. Only grown-ups like yucky stuff." Nice to knnow how much she appreciates the time I spend on home made meals.

One afternoon Liliana and I were sitting on the bar stools in the kitchen and she pointed out that her butt didn't cover as much of the stool as mine did. She told me, "When I am a grown up my butt will be more huge like yours." Thanks, kid. I love you too.

During a car ride, Liliana started interrupting a conversation that David and I were having, asking me if I like Spongebob. We have been working on interrupting, so I decided I would not respond until she used the appropriate, "Excuse me" intro to what she was saying. Liliana asked me the same question a few more times, and when she failed to get a response, she said, "Since you're not talking to me, that means you do like Spongebob." I laughed, explained why I hadn't responded to her, and let her know that I had no love for the idiotic yellow kitchen sponge that wears pants.

In December we discovered that we were expecting baby number three. When we told Liliana and Emmett about it, Liliana started laughing hysterically and kept laughing until she was bright red in the face and had tears streaming down her cheeks. We have asked the kids what the baby's name should be and Liliana came up with Sweet Baby, while Emmett has been sticking with Choo Choo. Good thing they don't get final say on the matter.

The other night David was putting Liliana to bed and she wanted to stay up and play instead. In an attempt to get him distracted, she said, "Daddy, you go downstairs and play video games, OK?" Hahaha! Nice try!

Yesterday we went out to eat at a restaurant called The Rock. Before leaving, I took Liliana into the restroom for a potty break. The toilets were black and had purple flames painted on the top of the tank with a pair of creepy eyes peeking out of the flames and the bathroom was not very well lit. I tried to convince Liliana to use one, and even offered to hold her over it so she wouldn't have to touch it, but she was NOT having it! Needless to say, the potty break was postponed until our next stop.

Today David handed Liliana and Emmett some of the peanuts he was snacking on. Liliana thanked him and then asked, "Daddy, now do I have a baby in my belly after eating peanuts?" Don't ask my how or why she made this connection. After a good chuckle, David cleared up the a four-year-old-friendly way.

Oh, Liliana, you make life so fun. :)