So, I realize this isn't the most modest of pictures, and that some (sorry mom) won't approve...but I must say that I love this picture (even if it doesn't have anything to do with, well, anything). It was taken back in October I think, and it marks a momentous occasion...Kember has learned how to strip fully. I grabbed the camera instead of her diaper. Just thought I'd share this with you :) Kember really doesn't like to wear clothes, and I can't figure out how to get her to leave them on. We were at a friends house yesterday and she stripped twice (leaving the diaper on...this picture is the only time she's taken the diaper off) while we were there. Any suggestions for getting her to leave them on would be welcome, and in the mean time I just keep telling her that we can't go around naked.
This morning I got up earlier than I normally do, and spent a little time with Dan. It was rather nice to see him off in the morning. Maybe with some practice I could become a morning person, but since it isn't a new years resolution, or even really something I really want to work on, I suppose it's just a dream. My kids are sure becoming cuddlely...all this morning Kember just wanted me to hold her. I admit, it's kind of nice because she has never been like that before, but I was so stunned that I kept trying to figure out what was wrong with her. She normally only cuddles when she's sick, and as far as I know she isn't sick. I sure wish she would eat more though. She'll ask for something (normally cereal, but today it was yogurt) and then she won't eat it...and she definitely won't eat something if I make it without consulting her. This is a new thing. She's never eaten a lot, but the last couple days, she hasn't had much of anything. The only guarentees are fishy crackers and candy (not to worry mom, she hasn't had candy in a while, and I offer the green stuff...not that that is working any better than anything else).
Caden is getting more talkative all the time. He's been able to say, "what's that" for a while, and I swear he said "door" and "up" today. Oh, random thought, today in Kembers dance class Caden was dancing too. It was the cutest thing I've ever see. He really likes to sing too (or the hand movements that go with the songs). Kember insists that we sing the usuals (old macdonald or "eio" as she calls it, "ring'a'rosies", "turtle song", "abcs" etc.) and Caden will stop what he's doing and trys to join in. Course, when I say "we sing" it's me singing. Kember know the words and can sing them, but if I suggest that she sings them it's, "no, mommy sing it". Acutally, she says that for just about everything. "no, mommy read it" "no, mommy do it". Yep, I hear those a lot, along with "can't find it" (and did she look for it, nope...it's right in front of her).
I have a primary meeting tomorrow, and I'm really nervous for it. I plan everything out, and it just doesn't go like I plan. I end up being really ditzy when I conduct meetings. Tomorrow I want our presidency to set some goals for the coming year, but I just know that me bringing it up will sound like, "is that okay?" and then it won't be as powerful as I hope it will be. Ah well, Dan said he'd help me prepare (he's way into goal setting and he's a great leader) and I'm sure my prayers for help will be answered. You never know, we might cancel the meeting due to snow. It's snowed on and off all day today, and two of the activities I had planned for this evening were cancelled.
Well, I'm sure that's enough randomness for one night.