This was the day of Jaina's accident, we had gone to McDonald's for lunch. I ordered
Melody some nuggets, in hopes that she'd eat them (she hasn't been eating well
lately). She saw me with my McDouble, sat on my lap and proceeded to take a
bite of my burger. That's when I remembered that she ate some of my burger
on New Years Eve. So I let her have the rest of my burger and I ate her nuggets.
She has also been eating tuna fish sandwiches. When Pat comes home from school late on
Wednesdays, I usually make some food for him. This night I made a few tuna sandwiches,
which was good, because Melody mooched off of him so much she probably ate a
whole one by herself!! Now I make her sandwiches for lunch and she loves them!
Our Tsum Tsum obsession has grown lately. We knew that there were little vinyl toys that
were at Target, Walmart & Toys R Us, but I had been avoiding them because I knew I didn't
need to get into another collection. But a few weeks ago, Pat came home from Walmart and
had bought me a pack. Each pack has a small, medium and large tsum of different characters.
I kept them in my sewing room on the windowsill. Melody would sneak into that room, climb on
my table to get to the tsums. So, when we were shopping one night, we saw the packs and the
girls just went wild over them. Mara got a set of all cats (figaro, marie & cheshire). Jaina got
some with minnie & cinderella, and this is what I bought. Melody was so happy to play with
them. So now I keep them in my room by my legos so she can play with them easily. Sadly
I have opened a can of worms and have bought many more since that day. And series
2 is coming out soon and I want some of those too. Ugh.
One morning while I was cleaning the kitchen Melody decided that she wanted to play in the sink.
It was really cute to see her little naked self playing in the water like I used to when I was a kid.
We didn't have a Tolman family dessert night the first Sunday of January, so we
decided to have everyone to our house on the 3rd Sunday for dessert. And of
course, when these boys get together at our house, it always turns into a Smash
Bros Night! I just love how Jaina cuddled up with Jacob to play with all the boys.
Every day when Melody wakes up, weather it be in the morning or her nap, she never
yells for me, but she jumps and jumps and jumps in her bed. We can always hear it and
know she is awake. When I go in to get her, she says to me "I jumping". She loves it.
This crib has already been through 3 kids prior to her, and we bought it used, so it's been a
well used crib. So if she breaks it, it's alright, cause we won't need it once she's done with it.
One Saturday morning Jaina came up to ask us if she could play the computer to play Minecraft.
We told her that she needed Xander to help her, which he did. He made her a little house and gave
her a bunch of cats too. She loves that she can do things like Xander and Mara. Later that night she
told Xander that she was sorry, because she accidentally let all the cats out of the house and they
ran away. She was almost in tears about it, which was so cute. She thought he would be mad, which
he wasn't. He told her that it was okay and that he could help her get more cats again.
Mara and her best friend Aurora Hawkins. This picture was sent to me
after they had played around with makeup and were so proud of themselves.
On the 23rd, the Saturday before Lana's birthday, I was able to take her out for a pedicure and
lunch. It was so nice to be able to relax, talk and not have to worry about our kids for a few hours.
Pat was so great and watched all the kids at her house while we did our thing. I am so thankful to
have an amazing sister in law. She has been through so many hard trials in her life, but still manages
to have a positive glow about her. I really look up to her and strive to be more like her.
Just another cute sleeping Melody picture. I can't seem to get any toys
out of her bed. If I do, she will search for them and put them back in.
Here's Melody's entourage. Pooh Bear, Tigger, Sulley, Mike, Daisy and Minnie. She loves
these toys so much. But currently, she calls Minnie Mickey and Daisy Donald. So we've
been working on correcting her, but it's so cute, so I don't worry too much about it.
Friday January 29th. Xander's first Young Men's campout. They stayed in cabins, which he
said were really nice. He had a great time playing in the snow and hanging out with the other
boys in the ward. I love that he is getting to know more boys and gaining more friends.