My funny Boo

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My funny Boo

Well, my daughter is so funny. She cracks us up every day. She's been doing such funny things lately. Here's a quote from another post I did.

Rebecca has just been cracking us up all the time lately. Here are some examples:

The other day she was jabbering and jabbering (as she does all the time) and then suddenly she said, "I talk too much."

I had a couple of days off last week. We dropped A&A off at school like we usually do and then instead of going to her daycare, we went home. When I pulled into our driveway, she said, "Where's my daycare? I don't see it. Is it hiding?"

On Saturday she pushed her stepstool over to the kitchen counter to get some little wooden spoons down that she loves to play with. While reaching for the spoons, she accidentally kicked the stool out from under her and was hanging over the side of the counter. She yelled, "Help! Help! Ayudeme!" (which is "help me" in spanish)

I decided it's high time I started keeping track of these things somewhere.

Today she went into a bag of donation clothes that I had in my room. Amanda had pulled a brand new fleece out of her drawer to get rid of. (Relatives keep buying her kids clothes, forgetting that she's 14 and almost full grown.) She brought me the rainbow striped pull-over so I put it on her and rolled up the sleeves. She looks so cute. I told her to go show Amanda. Amanda said, "OH YOU ARE SO CUTE!" Then she ran around the house looking for daddy. She came and asked me where he is. I said he's either downstairs or outside. She walked to the gate at the top of the stairs and yelled, "DADDY, ARE YOU DOWNSAIRS?" (She pronounces stairs as "sairs.") He yelled back that he was and he'd be up in a few minutes. I told him she just wanted to show him her new jacket. I came to see it and told her how cute she looks. She wandered around for a few minutes and said, "I want to show daddy again." Just then he came up from the basement. She went running to show him again. She is just so cute and sweet.

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Today Aaron and Dave were getting some watermelon for Rebecca. Aaron helped her get her bib on and Dave brought her the plate of watermelon. She said, "Thanks guys!" We all laughed and Dave said, "It takes a village to raise a princess." LOL She is crazy about fruit. She eats plates full of watermelon. Yesterday we visited friends and she ate almost a whole small container of blueberries. She loves bananas, strawberries and pineapple too. She eats tomatos like apples if you let her. She likes ice cream, candy and chocolate too but she is just as happy with fruit so that's a good thing.

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Rebecca is so clever. She loves to pretend we are some kind of animal or bug. TOday I was Mommy Pig and then Mommy Ladybug. On Monday I was dropping her off at daycare for the first time in over a month (she's been home with daddy for the last month) and as I took her out of the carseat, she reached out to me and said "I will miss you, Mommy Snake." On Tuesday, when I was getting her out of the carseat, I said, "I love you, Baby Snake." She said, "We are kitty cats." On Wednesday, she said, "Mommy Mouse!" LOL

Nothing much is happening on the potty-training front. We did manage to get her to go poo-poo on the potty twice this week, but that's the first in quite a while. She's still very reluctant to even sit on there most of the time.

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Wow, Rebecca will be 2 yrs and 10 months in a few days. She is still cracking us up all the time but she's very articulate about it now. Amanda is a teen and says typical teen things. Aaron too will be a teenager in 2 weeks and he says typical teen things. It's rubbing off on Rebecca. Last week I was telling her something that we were going to do. She liked it and said, "SWEET!" Then this week Dave took her to the mall. They were shopping in the Disney Store. He picked up a little baby outfit and said, "BooBoo, can you fit into this?" She said, "I WISH!" Dave said there was a lady nearby who spun around to look at her when she heard that response.

Still not much potty-training. She's very stubborn about it.

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Rebecca just becomes more and more articulate and clever every day. Today Dave left for Florida. He's going to be gone for 6 weeks. I'm sad but she seems a bit oblivious to it. He's left to go on work trips before and she doesn't get too worried about it. She's very independent and confident so she has very little separation anxiety issues.

I'm thinking of taking her to see The Bee Movie this afternoon. She's been very interested in all the advertising for that movie so I decided I'm going to take her today.

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Rebecca had a great time at the Bee Movie. When we were going to leave, she asked me if Annie would be there. Annie was our dog that we had to put to sleep in July. My husband's family has a tradition that the little ones are told that the dog went to Hollywood to be in the movies. LOL

The other day she was sitting on my lap. She looked up at the smoke detector on the ceiling and said, "Hey! That's a octagon!" (Which it is.) Aaron and I both said "Wow!" at the same time. She just amazes me.

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They were talking about Leona Helmsley's dog on the radio this morning. She left $12 million to the dog and now there are death threats against the dog. The handlers moved the dog to FLA and changed it's name to protect it they said.

They went on to talk about what a dog would do with $12 million. I pulled in the driveway and turned off the car and Rebecca said, "Wow, that dog is LUCKY!" ROFL

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Rebecca’s daycare class was asked whether they have a pet at home. She told them that she has an elephant. They made a poster with all the kids’ answers and post it on the wall. Aaron and I saw it when we went to pick her up yesterday. We laughed and then on the way home we started asking her about it. She said her elephant lives in our backyard and it’s black. (She was very matter-of-fact about it.) I called Dave and told him about it. He asked her what it eats. She said, “worms.” Aaron asked her what the elephant’s name is and she answered, “Rebecca Nathan.” We were talking about it again this morning again and then she looked out the window to the backyard and said, “Where did that elephant go now? It was just right there.”

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Today my funny girl is THREE! WOW! The only thing is that she is denying that's it's her birthday. I asked her why she doesn't think it's her birthday and she said, "because we didn't decorate for the party yet." I told her that daddy is coming home on Friday so we'll have a party then but still her actual birthday is today.

This moring she came in bed with me at about 2 am. She fell right back to sleep and immediately started giggling loudly. I wonder what she was dreaming. I put her back in her bed and then she came in my bed again at about 6am. She fell asleep quickly again and immediately started singing a song. The first few word were inaudible but then it went "....and said, BooBoo won't you play with me." Inaudible words again and then "...and said, DeeDee won't you play with me." During the day, I sang the parts of it that I understood to her and asked her what song is that. She said she doesn't know that song. Apparently it's only in her dreams. Wink

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Rebecca had her yrly checkup yesterday. She's 3 yrs old, 30 pounds, and 3 feet tall. Now that's what I call nice round numbers! LOL

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She's very excited for Christmas this year. She's actually just as excited to give presents as she is to get them. She has been wrapping little things up in Christmas paper and giving us "gifts" for the last 2 days. She just gave me a little Wisconsin Badgers football all wrapped up. Smile

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Rebecca has been having a great time with Daddy home for Christmas and now Grandma & Grandpa are here from Texas. Today I was going to leave for the mall to walk. Dave asked her if she wanted to snuggle in bed with him and watch Playhouse Disney. She said she wanted to go to the mall to walk with me. Dave said, "But don't you want to stay here and snuggle with me?" Rebecca told him, "It's OK, daddy. Grandma will be here to watch you."

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Ever since Christmas, Rebecca loves to wrap presents. She asked to wrap presents so I cut up some squares of paper and stuck some pcs of tape to the edge of the table. She is wrapping presents again. She is singing too. "I knew I could count on you, Mommy. I knew I could count on you. I knew I could count on you, girly-girl. I knew I could count on you."

Last week, Grandma and Grandpa Bode bought Amanda and Rebecca twin beds. They are beautiful white finish captains beds with 5 drawers underneath. They have matching blue&green striped comforters too. Rebecca thinks that now that they have twin beds, that she and Amanda are twins.

Yesterday I asked Rebecca for a hug. Without missing a beat she said, "Sure, I saved one for you!"

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Yesterday Rebecca turned on the TV. PBS was on and it was showing veterinary surgery. I said, "Ew, let's find something else to watch." I turned it up 1 channel to Univision (Spanish-speaking station). I said, "Do you want to watch TV in Spanish?" She said yes. It was one of those heavy melodramas so as she was intently listening to the 2 ladies and a man having a conversation, she shook her head and said, "Si."

Today Rebecca is wearing UNDIES! Yay, I hope this is the break-through we've been waiting for!

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Rebecca has had a couple of accidents in her undies and she's still wearing diapers at night but she's been going on the potty most of the time during the day. YAY!

Today, Grandma Darlene told Rebecca that after her bath tonight, she is going to clip R's toenails. Rebecca made her promise to do it "girl-fashion." LOL Where in the world did she pick up that idea?

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Rebecca always says something to Aaron when we drop him off at school. Usually it's something like "Have a good day!" or "I love you!" Yesterday she told him, "Have fun!" But today she told him, "Don't break anything!" Lol

Yesterday I had the day off and R & I spent the day together so she told me that it was a "Hug Day." Then she said "Hug & Kisses Day." Today it was back to the grind -- I had to work so she had to go to daycare. Just as R was waking up, Amanda heard her say, "Today is a Business Day."

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Today I got about ½ way to Aaron’s school and Rebecca said, “Oh NO! I forgot my bear.” I told her it would be OK but she said, “It’s not OK. I can’t sleep without my bear.” And with that she buried her head in her coat. A few minutes later, she said, “Mommy! Cars are going that way. They are going to get my bear.” I told her no they won’t because the house is locked. “Oh yeah, it is locked,” she said. When we got to daycare she was still pretty upset so I told her I knew there was a Blueberry doll from a McDonald’s happy meal in the car. “I don’t like her.” So when I got her out of the carseat, I told her to look around in the car and see if there are any other dolls. She popped up and said, “I found my daddy’s hat!” Then she went down on the floor in the back one more time and said, “I found my HORSE!” It was Strawberry Shortcakes horse that she got for Christmas. She had taken it to daycare a while back and I guess it got left in the car. Thank goodness because it was just the thing she needed to make her happy short of having to go back for her bear. She was so happy when she found that horse. She happily went in to play with her friends and was telling them all about how she forgot her bear but she had her horse today.

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Today I took Rebecca to the mall to burn off some energy. It was rainy and chilly most of the day so we really couldn't get outside at all. At the mall we looked around and ended up in Barnes & Noble for a while. She found a Cars coloring book that she wanted. I told her I needed to see how much it costs. She looked at the book and said "Fifty bucks."

On the way out of the mall she said, "I hear my favorite song!" It was really noisy in the mall so I couldn't hear it. I looked around and figured the Pac-Sun store was the closest store to have loud music. We walked over there and sure enough, her favorite song was playing - Check Yes Juliet by We The Kings. As we walked away she started singing it really loud, "RUN BABY RUN! DON'T EVER LOOK BACK!" Then when people around looked at her she got all shy and covered her face. It so cute when she sings the song. The other day she was going poopoo on the potty and she sat in on the toilet singing that song until she finally called out of the bathroom, "I'M DONE!" And she was done.

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Rebecca's favorite knock-knock joke:

"Knock-Knock!"

"Who's there?"

"Nobody."

"Nobody who?"

"NOBODY CHICKEN!"

Lol

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Today Rebecca is finally acting like she is potty-trained. She is wearing undies and she either tells me before she has to go or she just goes into the bathroom and does it on her own. What a relief. I was beginning to worry she just didn't want to so she wouldn't get it. Finally she gets it and actually wants to do it.

Tonight I gave her a piece of banana bread. Then I told other kids dinner was ready -- chicken-rice salad and banana bread. Next thing we know, there is no banana bread left. I asked A&A if they ate it all and neither had any at all. I asked Rebecca if she took my loaf of banana bread. "Ummmm, I don't know." SO I asked "Where did you put it?" "Under the couch." Sure enough. There was my loaf of banana bread under the couch. Fortunately it was still double wrapped in plastic wrap so it's still good.

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Tuesday when I picked Rebecca up from daycare she had been outside playing on the playground and was thirsty. She grabbed a cup but the water jug was empty. I told her to bring her cup and we'd get a drink on our way to the car. We went to a sink with a step stool and she stepped up there. She turned on the water and started filling her cup up, taking one drink, and pouring out the rest. I had her wash her hands and then said, "OK let's get one more drink of water for the road." She said, "Silly Mommy, the road can't drink water!"

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I am home alone and the rest of the family is at the beach in South Padre Island TX. I was in TX for a week but had to come home to work. Dave and the kids are going to be at the beach for the rest of the week. Well, tomorrow they go to his parents' fishing cottage but it's close enough to the beach that they can go over there during the day and fish at night.

Rebecca is spending a lot of quality time with Grandma & Grandpa. Grandma taught Rebecca the song "Hambone, Hambone, where you been? Down the road and goin' again. Whatcha gonna do when you get back? Take a little walk down the railroad track. HAMBONE!" The other day we were in the car and she started singing, "Grandma, Grandma where you been? Down the road and goin' again. Whatcha gonna do when you get back? Take a little walk down the railroad track. GRANDMA!"

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The family is back home now. Rebecca is in daycare this week because Dave's parents didn't come back with them like was the original plan. It is nice to have them home. They were all so glad to be home.

Yesterday while I was working, Rebecca asked if she could do some paper cutting. I gave her the kid scissors and my scrap paper. She cut for a little while and then told me, "Momma, I'm cutting different shapes because it's educationey." Lol

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I had looked at the wrong calendar for daycare field trips. I thought they were going to Cool Waters yesterday. When I picked her up, I asked if she had fun at the pool because she was so excited for her trip. Sounding confused, she said, “We didn’t go.” The teacher said that it’s tomorrow. I looked on the wall and showed her the calendar that I had looked at. It was the field trip calendar for the other teacher’s older son, not the calendar for the 3 year olds. The pool trip is to Wirth Park today so I explained it to Rebecca. When we got home she decided she needed to make “a list” of the things she needs to take to the pool trip. I gave her paper and crayons and she made her list. She put all different colors of scribbles on the paper. She got some tape and put her list up on the refrigerator. This morning I walked into her room and said, “Time to get up and eat breakfast.” Without missing a beat, she went from a sound sleep to popping up to climb into my arms and said, “It’s pool day!” I took her to the table and she ate her cereal. Then she jumped up and ran over to the refrigerator, took down her list, took the tape off of it, and had it ready to take with her to the pool. It was so cute.

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When I picked Rebecca up on Friday after her nap at daycare, we walked outside and the sun was trying to burn through the clouds. It had been cloudy and gloomy all morning. Rebecca looked at the sky and said, “The sun is still stuck behind those clouds. Poor little sun.”

She's at the Dells with G-ma, G-pa, A&A this week. She was so excited to go that she was telling everyong about it last week. I'm going up there later in the week and will take them to the waterpark.

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Last week, Rebecca was asking me if she would be 4 when they went to the Dells. I told her no, but she would be 4 by Christmas. She said, “But we are going to Christmas Mountain.” (the resort they are staying at) I said, “Oh, yes, that is the name of the place with the cabins where you are staying but your birthday isn’t until winter starts again.”

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We were in the Wisconsin Dells so we decided to go over and walk out on to the lake bed of Lake Delton, the lake that overflowed, washed away the shore and took a road, some woods, and 5 houses with it and now the whole lake bed is dry until they rebuild the shore line. We walked way out into the middle of the lake bed and Rebecca was getting thirsty. When we got back to the car she saw a water bottle and asked to have it. I gave it to her and she was drinking it for a while. Then she turned to Amanda's friend, Katie, and said, "Do you want some water?" Katie said, "No, I'm not thirsty at the moment." Rebecca waited a few seconds and said, "Are you thirsty at this moment?" Katie said, "No I'm not thirsty at this moment either." Rebecca said, "Well I am. I'm having a moment." ROFL

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Yesterday we met some friends from Rebecca's birth club board at the zoo. It was a really fun day. The girls got along good, although Rebecca had to have a meltdown over not getting ice cream right after lunch. Today Rebecca keeps forgetting her new friend's name so she's been calling her, "My zoo friend." LOL

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Today we bought a gigantic TV. So big that we couldn't get it through the door into the living room. When the men were struggling to figure out how to get it in, Rebecca was watching from the window. Suddenly she looked at me with huge, wide eyes and said, "I have an idea! If it won't fit, we could put it in my tree house!" (the tower on her swingset in the backyard)

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I am amazed at how aware of things Rebecca is sometimes.

One day the TV was on and a Brett Favre Wrangler's Jeans commercial came on. They don't say his name, they just show him playing football in the yard with a bunch of guys all wearing Wranglers. Rebecca looked at the TV and said, "Is that Brett Favre?"

Today when Amanda had the TV on and the Jonas Brothers were playing on Disney Channel and she had We The Kings playing on her computer at the same time. I told her I couldn't stand having more than one song playing at the same time in the same room. Rebecca said she wanted Run Baby Run. Then she asked me if I wanted The Jonas Brothers instead. I was impressed that she knows both of those groups/songs.

This morning something fell on the floor in the bedroom while Dave, Rebecca and I were cuddling in bed. Rebecca asked what hit the floor and proceeded to look all around to find out what it was. Then, when she couldn't find it, she began experimenting. She brought things into our room to drop them on the floor and see if they made the same sound as what we heard earlier. I noted to Dave how interesting it is that she understands the concept of experimenting or testing to find the source of the sound.

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I guess my girl is starting to understand the art of "mommy negotiations." Usually we say, "If you do this, then we can do that."

Today I have the day off so we can do stuff together. She had asked me if she could have some money to put in her little pink purse so I gave her 4 quarters. She told me if I take her to the park today, she will buy me some fruit, some watermelon. She had the cutest big-eyed look on her face when she asked. I just gave her a hug and told her I would take her to the park and she doesn't have to buy me watermelon. I think I make us a picnic lunch and take it to the park today. Maybe we'll try to walk around on the wooded trails there too.

Yesterday we went to the Susan G Komen Race For The Cure. She rode in the stroller. I pushed her the whole 3.1 mis but I also had walked to and from the race so altogether we probably walked 5 mis. We also danced a little bit. It was fun. Before the race there were clowns doing face painting and making balloon animals. She didn't want her face painted. She did love the balloon animals though.

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She said some funny things again this week.

Earlier this week, I had a quarter in my pocket. I pulled it out and was looking to see what state it was. She saw it and asked if she could have it. I said, "Sure, it's Montana." She said, "OH! Thank you! I LOVE Hannah Montana." Lol

Then later in the week, I was getting her ready to leave in the morning. She let out a very small fart. She said, "Ooo, that was a CUTE one!" ROFL

She is SO funny!

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This weekend we took Rebecca to the apple farm to pick a big back of cortlands. We took the camera but I think the battery was dying so it was working right. It was really fun though. I told Rebecca to get up underneath the low part of the tree because there were nice big ones under there where big people can't reach. She climbed underneath and said, "You just never know what you might find!" Lol

On Saturday night, Dave was getting pretty exasperated with Rebecca. She had spilled her milk for the 2nd time in 3 days and she rarely spills her milk so she got yelled at. She had been playing with her tuna sandwich (sticking her fingers in the tuna) instead of eating it (she actually like tuna too) and again she got yelled at. She then jumped down from her chair and ran to the computer. Dave yelled, "Becca, you have to get in the bathroom and wash your hands first before you touch that computer!" She turned to run to the bathroom and said, "UUUGH! Daddy! If you want to be my best friend, you have to stop yelling at me!" He apologized to her.

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Last night while I was making dinner, Rebecca came in the kitchen and said, “I’m hungry. Can I have a marshmallow?”

I said, “No, you don’t eat marshmallows when you are hungry. You need to eat something that is good for you. A marshmallow is like candy. It’s only a treat.”

She said, “Oh, you mean it’s not nutritious?

“Yes, that’s exactly what I’m trying to say.”

LOL

Then while I was reading usatoday.com, she saw a picture of Obama and Biden. Pointed and said, "That's Obama!"

Gosh, this kid is something!

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Grandma and Grandpa took Rebecca to see Santa at the mall. She told him she wants a jewelry box and jewels for her tiara. I guess she really is a princess. Lol

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OMG! I am so glad to still find this here. It's been just short of a yr since I posted but I've not been able to log in to PO for a long time. Finally got that corrected.

Rebecca was sick for Halloween. We took her to urgent care because of her cough and high temps. Her lungs were clear when they checked them and she's been really chipper for the most part through all of it so I am not as worried. Dave is crazy with worry though. It's very hard to get him to calm down. He needs to though so he doesn't turn her into a hypocondriac. She's been pretty good today until just this afternoon. She's back to coughing a lot. Otherwise she seems fine. Her temp was 100 a little while ago but before that it was fine.

I'm not sure what we are going to do with her tomorrow. I asked my dad if they could come because Dave and I both have to work. He didn't know because mom is at a PAC performance today. Hopefully they will be able to come in tomorrow and then we should be fine with putting her back in daycare on Tuesday.

I have lots of funny things I need to add to this but I'll have to go find my notes so I can add then here. I don't have time tonight.

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Well, it's been ages since I've updated this but I don't want all this to get auto-pruned so I better put in an entry. Today is Good Friday. It's going to be about 75 or 80 today so we're cleaning the house and then going to the zoo in the afternoon. Dave has been in Florida for exactly 3 months as of today. Rebecca jumped out of bed and said, "Today is the day my Daddy is coming home!" Yes, he's finally coming home tonight. We are very excited.

Gotta get back to cleaning.

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Rebecca amazes me sometimes with her vocabulary....

A couple night ago, I was very tired from having worked a long holiday weekend. I laid down as soon as dinner was over and was dozing on and off. She came in my room and said she wanted to get in bed with me. She got in, tossed and turned for a couple of minutes, and then got up and walked out of the room. As she left I said, "You're leaving already." She put her hands up on the side of her head and said, "I'm stressed."

Last week, she said, "Mom, that dog is being so crazy, we almost had a fracas." (No, I don't use the word "fracas.")

Yesterday, we stopped at a stop light, waiting on a bridge and looking at the river below. She wondered if there were any alligators in it. I told her that it's too cold here for alligator. She said then the only alligators around here would be at that zoo... in the reptile exhibit. She started naming the reptiles she knows - alligator, turtle, snake, and frog.

Yes, she really amazes me.

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Oh my gosh, I just thought of this and am so glad to see it is still here. Rebecca is just 4 wks away from her 7th birthday... so definitely not a toddler anymore. But I am so glad I still have all these funny things she did and said recorded here. Thank you PG.ORG for not auto-deleting it!!! I am so happy.

Having a first grader is fun and challenging. Activities, school, homework, etc. But I'm still in love with my girl!