Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The green eyed monster...

Thanks to Sheri for doing some amazing journaling for our family...

Ian and Katie got in a tangle this morning. Ian in the Tinker Bell dress and Katie in Snow White. Katie with tears says, ian hit me in the belly. (Trust me, I was mortified!!). Speechless and holding Katie I looked at Ian. His eyes teared up and he said, "Katie said she had a baby in her belly, and I don't want her to have a baby in her belly." then holding back a sob "I told her I want to be the baby," "throwing his hands up says, "if she has a baby in her belly, then I can't be the baby." Now crying.

Ahhh---So I tried to say no hitting in the belly, but he would not let me finish, so commented that the feeling he had was called jealous. I asked him if he was worried that Katie would not play with him if she had a new baby. He said yes. i asked Katie what she thought about that. She thought for a few seconds and said, "well that makes me mad!" Ian cried. I asked Katie if she would still like Ian if she had a baby in her belly. She paused, said yes, Ian through up his hands and cried, "no she won't." I couldn't help thinking to myself ("yep and your dad felt the same way about you three...and still pouts sometimes...). After trying to get them to see each others perspective and realized...nope it was not going to happen, we came upstairs for a bit to play in the playroom. And Ian got talked to about hitting in the belly (sorry!!).There pretend play is so real to them!!! Yet I was amazed at how real they could talk about such a huge issue...so interesting.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Out of the mouths of babes...


Katie/Ian friendship through the years...



This is a FaceBook post from Sheri. I believe Katie has a dream and that dream is to marry Ian Magnuson--read on.


Katie said if her baby is a girl, she'll be called Ella, if a boy, Dr Reams or Ian, but probably Ian. I replied, "Well, maybe, when you are a grown up, you can name the baby that comes out of your belly, "Ian." Katie smiled pleasently, "Well, when Ian and I get married, we will both be Magnusons, then the baby will be Ian Jr and we will have a girl and name it Katie Jr."

I love this little lady and at the same time, have a little fear for Ian if he decides in the future that Katie is "not the one".

room switch

Last night before I headed out for the evening, we started the process of switching Katie and Osten's rooms. Katie has been upstairs and...