Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Did you ever see a Lassie?

Life with Tamsin is just one silly thing after another. No way I could ever write down every cute thing she says. So here are some highlights, all from today:
I'm a starfighter! (said with star shaped glasses on)
Daddies are cool! (said after I asked if she was having fun playing with daddy)
Mommy, I'm a concert! (I heard her singing and said she sounded good, but and she came running into my office)
She told the story of the 3 Mommies. "once upon a time there were 3 mommies, a great big papa mommy, a medium sized mommy mommy, and a wee little baby mommy."
She watched barney and now she singing "did you ever see a wassie" over and over and over...
This one I had to say today, "no poking your eyes with your toes!"

Watch "Did you ever see a lassie?" on YouTube

Had to come back to add something - there's a lot of silly in just one day, and I already forgot half of it!
She varies her song by occasionally singing "Did you ever see Alasky" and then cracking up.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Like Ned

I managed to catch a little of her reading "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish."  She was doing really well!  However, she didn't nap today so she's a little loopy - after she reads about Ned with his head sticking out of bed, she climbed under the covers so she could stick her head out, too.  Then that turned into a song, of course.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Tamsin is getting to the fun age where we really have to watch what we say and do! I think this age is where she gets to embarrass us so that we can feel good about being embarrassing parents when she's older.

The other day in Target, I took her to the bathroom. When we got out I was putting her in the cart as she louldy announced that Mommy went tinkle in the potty.

Mike bought me the latest Zelda game, even though I told him not to! Because it's so good and I have to play it now.  It's the first game I've played since Tamsin was born I think. Tamsin and I were at a store, and there was a toy sword. She picked it up and started swinging it around "Like Zelda!". Then she went over to a large stuffed cheetah and said she was "swording it." I'm not sure if I should be concerned about the violence (Zelda is pretty cartoony for anyone who hasn't seen it) or excited that she's into Zelda, too.

She just announced to her grandmother that she was "bored of coloring." I may have asked her if she was getting bored with something if she seemed to lose interest so I guess that's my fault, too.  Hopefully that doesn't translate too soon into a more general "I'm bored," but I don't think it will because she's very good at staying busy!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Water color painting

Her first time. She's a natural!

Monday, September 19, 2011


Tamsin wrote her name! She wrote T A M S then ran out of space so put the I in front of the T and added the N at the end, but the letters are totally recognizeable! Especially the A. Than she drew a rocket ship at the bottom and wrote the countdown 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 (not recognizeable).

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cute Sayings from a Cute Little Girl

Keeping up with a blog is tough.  I've been having trouble uploading videos from my phone so I haven't even done that.  I just started using Evernote on my phone to jot down cute things Tamsin says so I won't forget them.  Here are a few recent ones...

Out of nowhere, Tamsin announced, "Mommy's called Rachel!"  She also occasionally calls Mike Mike.

She's getting really good at "negotiating."  One night Tamsin did not want to go to sleep. She asked for a flying Tamsin story, so I told one. As soon as it was done, she sat up do she could hold up 2 fingers and said "how about 2 flying Tamsin stories?" I said we could have one more story, two flying Tamsin stories, and then it was time to sleep. I told one more and again she held up 3 fingers and said "how about 3 flying Tamsin stories?" I said we already did 2, and we get 2 stories before it is time to sleep. She said how "about 4 flying Tamsin stories?"

The other night I told her it was time for sleep, so she told me a flying Tamsin story.  Apparently I follow a very obvious formula, because it went like this:
"Once upon a time there was a little girl named flying Tamsin!  One day, she went on an adventure.  The end!"

A couple times now she said something was "too tasty" for a strong taste (a lemon and vinaigrette dressing, I think).  It's kind of funny from the little girl who loves the strongest tasting pickles you can get!

She loves to dance and copies all the dance moves of characters on TV, and now she even makes up her own dances to songs.  She's getting really good at singing and sings along to everything.

Here she is with two of her favorite books.  Every night we have to read the Five Green and Speckled Frogs book, The Little Engine that Could, Three Sleepy Kittens, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

We drew a pirate ship with pirate pigs on her chalkboard, then she drew some "mans" on the left.  See the circles for the bodies and the two legs?

Reading books with Daddy in our hotel in Philly.  She was a flower girl in a wedding!  But that's a whole other story....

Reading a book at the library, one of her favorite places to visit.  Actually, this is a pretty rare moment because usually she wants nothing to do with books there.  She likes to play with the puzzles and toys they have in the kids section.  She's pretty good at whispering but of course it requires a lot of reminding!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Goodnight Moon

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