Baby Rimes

January 31, 2007

Snow Day! take 3

Category: Uncategorized – Mommy Rimes – 6:46 pm

Can you believe it?  Yet another snow day!  I was almost dressed today when I got the phone call.  Can you believe we got that much snow in 4 days?  That’s a lot of snow!

Again, Baby and Mommy had some nice, leisurely morning time.  This time though, she started asking about her friends, so we bundled up and off we went.  She ran right off to her friends and ignored Mommy completely, so Mommy went off to do some errands without her trusty sidekick.

I got to have another wonderful day of laundry and crafting.  Although, to be completely honest, I was kinda bummed about not going to school today.  I was all set to go in and paint the paper mache masks that my 7th graders had done.  Oh well.  They’ll have to wait til next week.

Tomorrow, there is absolutely no way we are going to have another snow day.  Absolutely no way.  Besides, Daddy would be totally jealous if I had 4 days off in a row!

January 30, 2007

Snow Day! part duex

Category: Uncategorized – Mommy Rimes – 6:42 pm

So, as 5:30 rolled around again Tuesday morning, Mommy’s principal called and said those precious words “snow day.”

With that, Baby and Mommy had a grand morning of playing in the living room before heading off to daycare to play with our friends.

Mommy totally needed the day off. Although, by 1 pm I thought, hmm, what are the odds of another day off? Nah, no way. Besides by then, I had totally had enough of the whole snow day thing and was anxious to get back into my regular schedule.

I had two glorious days of crafting, sewing, cooking, eating, and playing with my baby.

Daddy had to work both days.


Category: Uncategorized – Mommy Rimes – 6:40 pm

What’s the latest at Camp Rimes?  The terrible twos.  Yup, I know, she’s only 18 months (will be on the 1st, anyway).  She is independent, opinionated, and very aggressive.

Her latest trick is to bite Mommy.  Whenever Mommy turns around to do something on her own (like stir the macaroni or go to the bathroom) little miss decides she is not getting nearly the attention due to her.  She grabs a hold  of one of my legs, or a sleeve, or whatever she can grab and then takes a big ol’ bit out of Mommy’s nice, soft flesh.  At first, I was quite distraught over this development. What an awful Mommy I was for allowing my child to even get to this stage. Then, I realized, wait, she’s not that unique, other moms must be going through this as well.

Sure enough, a few clicks on the internet and there’s my answer.  Yep, everyone goes through some biting, kicking, pushing, yelling, and otherwise being a terrible two.

So, we have started ignoring her when she bites us.  She gets a time out where Mommy and Daddy ignore her and pay no attention whatsoever to her.  It seems to be making no difference to her at all.  But we’ll keep up with it and hopefully this biting thing will be done soon.

We’ve also been showing her “nice touches” on her favorite kitty.  She likes to pet Kitty, so it seems to slow her down at least.  She still tries to grab on to my arm like a rottweiller,  but at least it buys me another 5 minutes of stirring the mac and cheese.

Until the time when she becomes a serene three year old,  we will just start referring to her as our little vampire.

January 29, 2007

Snow Day!

Category: Uncategorized – Mommy Rimes – 9:19 am

Even though it was a Sunday, we still had ourselves a lovely snow day.  We all got up at 7 am and peeked out the windows to see the snow falling in light, flaky drifts.  How pretty.  Daddy thought, hmmm, maybe I should go out and shovel.  Mommy said, nah, let’s eat some breakfast first.  8am and we peek outside again, and the snow is falling so thick that we couldn’t see the houses across the street.  yikes!  Now is not a good time for shoveling either.  Let’s play a game!

IMG_2773.JPG  that’s the view from our front porch
9 am, let’s call Papa and see if they’ve gotten out of their driveway yet for church.  Nope.  They didn’t finish their driveway until 10, but then couldn’t get out of their driveway because the roads hadn’t been plowed.

11 am.  No church, maybe we should start shoveling.  Daddy goes out to start shoveling and makes a teeny tiny path to the garage.  Mommy goes out a little later and re-shovels the teeny tiny path.

Here’s what the driveway looked like at 11.

ella in snow

By 2 pm, we had about 20 inches of snow.  Daddy and Mommy had both taken turns shoveling the driveway a couple more times, and finally decided that if we could just get the CR-V out of the garage, we were going to splurge at Lowe’s for a snow blower.  Not just any snow blower, no way.  We were going to get ourselves a big, fat monster, eat through anything snow blower.

4 pm, Daddy arrives with monster snowblower to finish the work in 30 minutes.  Nice.

So, overall, we had 4 hours of procrastinating about shoveling, 3+ hours of actual shoveling, and 30 minutes to do more than half the driveway with a snowblower.

Hooray for snowblower!

January 23, 2007

Time to Eat!

Category: Adventures in Parenting, Uncategorized – Mommy Rimes – 11:07 am

Lately, we’ve been really pushing the words with Baby Rimes. When she says, “Eeeaa,” we say, “would you like something to eat?”  When she says, “teee,” we say, “would you like to brush your teeth?”  And, when she says, “cooee,” we respond, “are you putting on your coat?”

But, the other morning, as Daddy and I were sitting in our bedroom chatting while Baby was on the floor playing, she simply astounded us.  She looked up at Daddy, said, “Eeaa.”  He said, “Are you hungry?”  She got up, turned around to the door, and said, as clear as could be, “Time to eat!” and marched off to the kitchen.

We stood there looking after her, and then at each other, both asking, was that what we think she said?  Yup, there she was, standing in the kitchen at the refrigerator, ready for breakfast.

It’s amazing what happens when you aren’t looking.


January 17, 2007


Category: Adventures in Parenting – Mommy Rimes – 12:51 pm

It’s our newest word.  I’m so astounded how, quite all of a sudden, we have a linguist on our hands.  She’s even putting together little phrases and requests.

This morning, it was apple.  Well, more app-ple with a little pause in the middle.  So, I handed her the big red apple on the counter.  She looked so pleased with herself and took a big bite out of it. 

Baby Rimes can almost make the shopping list all on her own now.

We’d have a lot of Nannas, App-ples, jue, maah, and cheeee. 

January 10, 2007

here fishy, fishy, fishy!

Category: Uncategorized – Mommy Rimes – 6:36 pm

With all that time off for the holidays, what do you think we did?  Well, besides visiting the fam, and opening presents, we also painted a bathroom, went to a New Year’s Eve party (for awhile), and took a trip into Chicago.

Here’s some photos from our trip to the Shedd Aquarium.

dolhin 2     dolphin

The dolphins.


The Caribbean Reef and a giant fish.

Standing over the rays habitat.

We all had a great time watching the fish swim, the dolphins play, and the baby beluga with her mommy.

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2007

Christmas Baby part 2

Category: Uncategorized – Mommy Rimes – 9:01 am

Now with pictures!

Santa visits Santa visited while we were gone!

barn baby      horse kiss!      goats

Christmas at the farm.

jon and ella    topsy turvy   unwrapped

Christmas with the Herrmans.

Overall, she had a pretty good Christmas.  Lots of toys, lots of unwrapping, lots of treats, and lots of hugs.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!