Friday, September 21, 2007

Conversations with Lindy

Lindy cracks me up. I know it is probably pretty typical of a Mom to think her kid is so funny but Lindy has always delighted me with her sense of humor and the things she says.

Here are some recent classics...

M: Good morning princess.

L: I'm not the princess, I'm the queen.

That one took me by surprise. "Princess" isn't a common nickname we use for her. She hasn't watched Disney or really gotten into dress-up yet, so her only exposure that I know of to princesses are the pictures of Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, and Belle on her pull-ups and panties. So how did she know a queen trumps a princess???

Here's one from yesterday...

L: I love Grandma. I love Grandpa. I love Kansas. I want to eat Kansas.

People in the Sunflower State be afraid, be very afraid...

This is a common phrase while eating...

L: Mmm, mmm, mmm. It's perfect. I love it.

Don't get me wrong, not everything gets that reaction (especially if it is of the vegetable persuasion) but her zeal really gets me.

To my dismay, Lindy can be aggressive with certain kids. I've been trying to tell her not to hit or hit back, push or push back, etc., but to "turn the other cheek." I know it is a big concept/phrase to use with a two year old and I do break it down for her so that she'll understand. I hear her talking about turning the other cheek quite often. Last week she was running and totally busted on the kitchen floor and hit her cheek. It left a mark and when I asked her if her cheek hurt, she said, "Turn other cheek." Well, my love, I am not sure that would've made a difference but thanks for listening to the lessons I'm trying to teach...

Oh to know what is going on in the head of a two year old...

Monday, September 17, 2007

Eyes & ears

Lindy is so blessed to have wonderful Bible class teachers. She loves all her teachers and can't wait for Bible class. The past few weeks they've been learning how God created their senses. I couldn't help but sharing these pictures of a couple of the crafts she's brought home.

God gave me two eyes to see...

Mommy & Daddy think they are beautiful!

God also gave me two ears so I can hear...

Sometimes I have "selective" hearing

But I'm trying to be better...

Thank you, God for eyes that see and ears that hear.

Friday, September 14, 2007

The Swing

The Swing

by Robert Louis Stevenson

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?

Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,

River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside--

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown--
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!
I love this poem for a couple of reasons...

I have vivid memories of my mom reading it to me when I was a little girl and I have always loved to swing on swings.

Yesterday at the park, I almost cried looking at how my sweet little girl was having so much fun swinging. It was one of those moments when I had to stop and thank God for blessing me so much for bringing Lindy into my life. She truly is a special gift.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Happy Grandparent's Day

Dear Grandma & Grandpa, Grandma & Grandpa Osborn, & Great Grandma & Great Grandpa~

Happy Grandparent's Day from your little girl!

Love to all~
Lindy Li-Xiao

Girly girl
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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Playing tour guide

While my parents were visiting, we also had a visit from my Aunt Arnid and Uncle Jim from Pensacola, FL and my cousin Joyce and her family from the Houston area. We ate Mexican food (of course) at Rio Rio, took a tour of the riverwalk on a river boat, and toured the Alamo. Thankfully, the weather was not too hot and it didn't rain either. It was a wonderful treat for us all to get together since that doesn't happen very often.

My picture taking experiences weren't great that day but here are some shots...

Don & Mark eating chips and salsa discussing project management

Three generations on a riverboat cruise

Will & Hannah

We are so glad you are in remission, Will!!!

Cousins, Lisa & Joyce

Uncle Jim & Aunt Arnid and Mom & Dad

Grandma & Grandpa's visit

My grandma and grandpa came to visit all the way from Kansas last week. I was so excited and had been talking about it for weeks every time we passed the airport.

Grandma had a special birthday on August 28th and we had a belated party for her when she got here. I had also been talking about that for weeks and enjoyed going out with Mommy to look for special presents. I couldn't stop talking about birthday cake. Birthday cake rocks!!!

I helped Grandma open her presents and blow out her candles. I was such a party girl running around everywhere that Mommy had a hard time capturing all the fun.

I enjoyed Grandma and Grandpa's visit so much. We had fun pretending, gathering acorns, reading, dancing, and playing. They couldn't believe what a big girl I am getting to be.
I didn't want the fun with them to end but they had to get back to work. So, I'll be anxiously awaiting the next time we can be together. Maybe there will be some cake...