Thursday, September 27, 2007

What's In a Name?

Before we begin our story, let me just explain how she came to have such a name. Her actual name is Genevieve. She is a life-size Princess Barbie Amiyah received this past Christmas.
Being that she is life-size, she came wearing a beautiful ballerina outfit that would fit just about any 3~5 yr. old. Amiyah, of course, had to try it on. From that day on, Genevieve's outift remained in the the closet for Amiyah to play dress-up with, she would never get it back. Genevieve, would be naked forever.
Grandma (my mom) came for a visit this week. While I was in the living room with the bean, Grandma, and Amiyah were in her room playing Dance Party.
I thought it would be a great idea to take pictures of them dancing around. So, I grabbed the camera, and walked into her bedroom. I wasn't welcome, of course. When Grandma comes, only Amiyah is allowed to play with her. Needless to say, I pleaded with Amiyah to let me in, and she was reluctant, but agreed. Sheesh!!
I sat quietly ( or I would have been kicked out) on Amiyah's bed to capture the show, only to turn and see my daughter manhandling Genevieve. So to get her to take a picture with her doll, I started asking questions. One was " What's your dolls name?" to which she replied, "Naked Thing."
My mom and I looked at each other and began to laugh hysterically, we could not believe what we had just heard, and she said it as if that was the name she had given her from the beginning.
So, I started taking pictures of her and "Naked Thing" just to see exactly what she was doing.
I think she was trying to dance with her, but then it turned into wrestling. Still cracking up, my mom and I started making up a story about what it looked like was going on.
So, to end, I have decided to blog about the Adventures of Naked Thing, and this is the very first one. Enjoy!

The Adventures of Naked Thing~ Part 1

Officer Amiyah got a call about a girl being a little rowdy at a tea party.
When she showed up on the scene, she saw Naked Thing, disturbing the peace. She tried talking to her, but Naked Thing had a little more tea than she should have. Seeing that Officer Amiyah noticed this, she turned to run.
Almost out of breath, Officer Amiyah, finally caught up with her, but, as you can see in the picture, she was putting up a pretty good fight.

After telling the guests to clear the area, she forced Naked Thing onto the table to place her under arrest.

Officer Amiyah Knew this wasn't going to be easy,
she immediately called for backup.
In a matter of minutes officer Grandma arrived on the scene to assist.
They finally apprehended Naked Thing and drove her down to the station to book.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

First Day of School

It's finally here! Amiyah's first day of school.
Well..... these pictures were taken on her ACTUAL first day of school about a month ago. A little late getting them up I know, but with my schedule, I'm surprised I got them up at all.

She's in her final year of preschool, and loving it.
She is taught at home, and surprisingly she doesn't want it any other way. Well, except for the days we drive by a big yellow school bus, and she begs me to ride on one to school with all her friends.

She has been writing for quite sometime now, so we have started focusing on spelling. We have done different things to encourage her such as, making word books, spelling bees, etc. I think she's gonna be like her moma, and love spelling. All she wants to do all day (even when school is out) is spell and write all kinds of different things on my dry-erase

board. She's even started writing sentences.
I cannot believe she is such a big girl.

7 months old!

Well the bean (Emilio) is 7 months old now.
I don't even know where to begin telling you all the
new things he's doing.
He has finally started sitting up. He has been attempting to for quite some time now, but could never quite get it.
As a mother, I was becoming concerned, especially since Amiyah was sitting up at 5 1/2 months.
But, I guess my bean just does things when HE wants to do them.
He has been eating solids now for a while, and just like his Papi, he loves ANYTHING you put in his face. Gotta love a kid with an appetite.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

First Tithe

It was a Sunday morning, and Amiyah woke up super excited. Today was the day she was going to get to give her tithe!! After a fun morning in pre-k with all her friends, we were off to the car. She stopped me and said, "wait mommy! We can't go, I didn't put my tithe in the box!" We turned all the way back around and went inside. She stood in front of the box, unzipped her purse,took it out, prayed over it, dropped it in, and gave me a big high five, she was so proud of herself!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

"Happy Birthday Mommy!"

This is my birthday card from Amiyah. She was so excited to give it to me because she had been working on it all day.

The box with the hole.

Joey and I started talking to Amiyah a lot in the past few weeks about getting an allowance. She was very excited to say the least.We decided to give her $3.00 a week. Since she's only four, we figured giving her $3.00 would be easier for her to understand as we started teaching her about tithing.

We sat her down Friday night handed her, her allowance. She quickly ran to the desk, got an envelope, put $1.00 in it, and then sealed it. She then went to her bedroom, and put another dollar in her bank, and then another in her wallet in her purse. When we asked what she did with her money she said, "I first put money in my envelope for Jesus, it goes in the tall box with the hole in it at church, then I put one in my bank, and another in my wallet so when I go to church I can buy a bagel for me and Jesenia."