White Hair of Death

Milly was up around 7:30 this morning.  She wanted Amanda to go into her room to turn off her monkey light (night light) and get some toys.  She was apparently afraid because she saw a head (or maybe hat, but I think she said head) and was scared of it.  We weren’t sure if it was a dream or if she saw a shadow or what.  Anyway, she eventually got over it, played a bit, then got in bed with us.  She wanted me to play Temple Run 2 on the iPhone, but I was snuggling with Amanda.  Milly wedged herself in between us; I guess she really wanted me to play that game. At some point in all that …

Blokus

Amanda, Milly and I had dinner with the Warkentiens tonight.  When we got there, Milly wanted to play with Eli and Ada’s new play kitchen, Eli wanted Milly to play with his monster trucks and Ada, after she decided Amy didn’t need to hold her, wanted to play in the kitchen with Milly.  Of couse it all changed around here and there.  At one point I put How Bad Can I Be from The Lorax on my phone and Milly and Eli went nuts.  They both ran all around the room singing “How ba-a-a-ad can I be?” as loud as they could.  I wish I hadn’t been playing it on my phone, because I’d have loved to get video of …

No, it’s Jiffy

It turns out that Prince Eric’s name was Jiffy.  His owner, or former owner, because he had recently been given to a new owner and he escaped his first day with her, picked him up.  Amanda and I didn’t get to see him off because she came while we were at the leaders meeting at church.  He was a nice puppy, but he barked every time someone went upstairs and when he was outside for more than a few minutes.  He also chewed up a toy ring of Milly’s and two ink cartridges. Kirsten, who watched Milly again tonight, told us that Milly wasn’t upset to see him go.  Milly was in constant fear of him chewing up her toys. …

New Study

Slept downstairs last night so my coughing wouldn’t bother Amanda.  I’m almost totally over my cold, but the cough just won’t go away. Amanda and Milly came downstairs some time after 7:00 this morning.  Amanda said Milly had been crying and screaming about needing medicine and realized she was doing it in her sleep.  Amanda had to shake her awake, and when she did she said Milly was just fine. Anyway, they were supposed to be coming down so Milly could get in bed with me, but she decided she wanted to stay up. Did legs and back workout today.  Kicked my butt more than usual, probably because of my week-long hiatus (not including yesterday). Milly didn’t pee in her …

Dancing to Disney

Didn’t sleep much last night, coughing.  Stayed downstairs so I wouldn’t wake Amanda up.  I heard Milly crying a little before 6 and went up to check on her.  She was saying she wanted her mommy, but I got her to talk to me instead.  She had a bad dream, something about a little man with a sword and her friends… I don’t know.  Anyway, we talked about nice dreams she could have and she went back to sleep after I stayed with her for the two minutes of bedtime music.  I got into my own bed after that, but then Milly got up at 7:00 and I couldn’t really get back to sleep, mainly because she was cheerfully chatting …