September 26, 2012

Funny Words

Long before she became the mature, wise 3-year-old that she is now, Macey used to say "watey" instead of water. It was the cutest thing ever, and Greg and I were both a little sad the first time she correctly said water.

I'm sure there were other words that she said funny, and now that Easton is starting to talk more and more, I don't want to forget some of the cute ways they pronounce things.

Here's a short list of adorableness:
  • Easton calls every single dog in the entire world. "Bay-ee." One of our dogs is named Bailey, and I guess she's his favorite. Don't tell Dorsey.
  • Both Easton and Macey uses Bs for Fs. At least, it seems like Easton's starting to do that, but he doesn't talk nearly as much as Macey. No one does. Easton says "beet" for "feet," and Macey said "bish, brench bries, bunny..." you get the idea. I can tell she's slowly growing out of that, and it makes me sad.
  • Macey calls the water fountain the water mountain. That might be my favorite.
  • Macey thinks freckles are called sprinkles. She has two "sprinkles" on her hindquarters that she's especially proud of. 
  • Macey refers to basically all meat as chicken. Last night at dinner, she said, "Can I have some more salmon chicken, please." 
  • Recently I asked Macey if she knew where her brain was. She looked at me like I was nuts and pointed to her head. I thought she was a genius who just inherently knew the inner workings of her body, then I realized she thought I said braid. Not really a funny word, but funny nonetheless.
I'm positive I'll think of more later, and I'm even more positive Greg will read this and tell me some I forgot, so there will likely be updates!

September 5, 2012

Precious Girl and Her Nana

Since my Nana went to Heaven four months ago, I often find myself thinking or quietly saying, "Nana would love to see that," or "Nana would love this story," and most often it's about something Macey and Easton are doing. Last night something happened that was so sweet and so heartbreaking at the same time, I just can't stop thinking about it.

As I was driving the kids and myself to my parents' house, Macey said something funny, and it was one of those moments when I said, "Nana would love to hear that." Macey heard me, and I saw her face light up in the mirror, and she got real excited and said, "Mommy! Nana's going to be there? Nana's going to be there?!"

I lost my breath for a second, started tearing up and had to gently remind her, "No, sweetie, Nana won't be there." As my heart was literally crumbling (I could feel it), those are the only words I could get out.

I saw her face drop, and she quietly said, "Nana's all better?" If you remember, when we told her that Nana passed away, Macey really seemed to get the fact that even though we're so sad, Nana is all better in Heaven. "Yeah, baby," I said. "Nana's all better."

Then all I could do was hide behind my sunglasses and suck up the tears as she quietly whined, "Please, mommy, let me see Nana. I want to see Nana." Thankfully, I was able to get her happy and upbeat again as we pulled in the driveway, but that was just a reminder of how Nana made such an impact on everyone she knew--even the tiniest people.

Sorry if this sweet story made you cry, but it really helps me to write things down. I get that from my Nana.