Thursday, August 11, 2016

Out of the mouth of Collins'

Hey! Anyone still read this blog? I've been wanting to sit down and blog again but usually when the kids sleep, I just want to sit in quiet and stalk Instagram and snapchat. Brooks turns two next week (waaaahhhhh) so his post will be coming but for now, it's all about Collins. She was 3.5 in May and up until that point, she was pretty sweet. Now? Girlfriend has some att-a-tude. I'll be glad when the threenager phase ends. It will, right?

At 3.5 years, Collins...
  • believes she is Brooks' mom.  She can change his diaper and takes his plate to him at every meal.  I'm constantly telling her to leave him alone and stop picking him up.  He almost weighs as much as her!
  • speaking of weight, I think she has broke 30lbs.  Our home scale says she's 30.5 pounds
  • for the most part, still naps and sleeps about 12 hours at night.
  • prefers showers
  • starts preschool at the end of the month.  I'm going to cry my eyes out
  • hates hamburger.  Not ground up or any thing.
  • gave soccer a try over Spring and loved it. We give her a 2 sport at a time limit so we rotate between dance, gymnastics and soccer. I'm anxious to give t-ball a try.
  • still baby doll obsessed.  It's pretty much the only thing she plays and she wants a reborn baby for her birthday.  Look up reborn baby on Youtube, they look crazy real. 
  • still obsessed with Youtube kids too.
  • wants to wear a dress every day
  • Jumps into the pool and swims to the side
I'll have more about her come November when she turns FOUR! How is that even possible?!

Aside from the bossiness, she is hilarious. I wish I remembered to write her quotes down more often but here are a few I've noted.

I've maybe told her a time or 2 that she's being bossy
Collins- "you bein bossy!" 
Sarah- "No, actually, YOU are."
Collins- "No, you ah!"

Hyvee called to get directions for a delivery. 
Me- "we have a surprise coming!"
Collins- "Really?! What?! A baby?!"
(If only it was that easy. And no, there is no baby on the way).

"Me not bein naughty today. Brooksie being so naughty. Him hittin and not keepin him hand to himself."

We got a caterpillar kit and they eventually turned into butterflies. While they were in their cocoons, I made a do not touch sign because it's a very fragile stage and cousins were coming over. My brother came over and moved the cage a little bit to look at them...
 "that sign say no touch."  
It weel (real)? You sewious? You kidding me?" 

"Brooksie hit me."
Me- "I'm sure it was an accident."
"No, it was fo weel."

"Are we having blankets in a cow tonight?" -Refering to pigs in a blanket 

"I don't wike time out. So don't tell me no, just let me do whatever I want to do."

Derek's mom- "Do you guys want I.C.E.C.R.E.A.M?"
Collins- "Did she say ice cream cause that's what that sounded like?"

So there's Collins in a quick nutshell.  She is still my little sidekick and she is sweet 90% of the time but I think it will be good for the both of us that she's starting preschool this month.  Me and Brooks are going to enjoy a couple hours of less noise :)