The Edie Express

A Day in the Life

Once me and my mom went to the woods and it had a beach. 


Then we went to a place where we can learn the ABCs. And then we went to a doughnut store where we got lots and lots of doughnuts. We were in California. Then we went to a circus. And I saw a giant elephant as big as a house. Then we went to a weird weird castle. Then we went to the zoo. And I saw baby giraffes and I said, “Mom can we please go feed giraffes?” And I saw a baby and I fed the baby. Then we went and met Emily Elizabeth and her dog Clifford. We rode on Clifford all the way to the docks and Clifford swam in the water. And he saw a mermaid and he came back up and told us he saw a mermaid.


 Then we went and saw Princess Sofia. 


Then we went and saw the watermelon girl. And she gave us lots and lots of watermelons. And her dress was covered with watermelons and she said we could feed some watermelons to her little pet she had; it was a cute little watermelon bear. 


And then we went to the Studio and we saw a ballerina. One was spinning with one foot on the ground, one was spinning with two feet on the ground, one was leaping and one was plieing. 


And then we went to the woods. We went to a different woods that had no beach. Then we just went home. And my favorite part was just being with you.

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The Eiffel Tower Dinosaur

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Once upon a timed there was a old Eiffel tower and it was piled out of stones to make a Eiffel tower. And that old Eiffel tower grew and grew and grew until it was as tall as the sky. It reached all the way up to heaven. And that Eiffel tower grew and grew once again and that huge little Eiffel tower fell, fell, Fell, FELL until it squashed people’s homes. That’s the end.

-Edie

Onions Going on a Journey

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The onions are walking in the long grass I’m making. They are going on a journey, on a quest. And they packed lots of food. And then they came to a village, and it was their mother’s village. No, it was not. It was St. Joseph’s village. And they slept there three days and then went on their quest again. And it snowed during when they were in St. Joseph’s village.

-Edie

Rory and Edie, potty buddies

A Day in the Life

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We have been enjoying our diaper service, blending with paper diapers when we travel, and this week, Baby Rory started on option three: elimination communication. This worked well for Edie, who was out of diapers at eighteen months, so I was excited to try with Rory. We’re starting a few months earlier this time, and so far it’s been really encouraging.

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Rory quickly relaxes when given a chance to sit on the potty at certain times a day, like right after nursing or getting out of a sling or backpack. It’s been fun to try out potty choices and save diapers by putting waste where it belongs, in the toilet. Edie helps by getting fresh diapers, checking if baby is wet, and making the hushing sounds we will teach him to associate with relaxing on a potty. He appreciates the help keeping clean… Most of the time.

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It’s not always easier than just sticking a paper diap on, but I like the trade off. It takes more intentionality right at first, and since the convenient supplies are different from things used for conventional diapers and potty training, it takes some resourcefulness and experimentation to get started. For us, the rash prevention and the diaper savings are worth it in the long run. It ends up feeling much simpler and less wasteful.
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Edie still uses her own potty at night since our only bathroom is so far from the bedrooms, and we keep some around the house for baby potty ease… For a little while it will be quite the potty parade around here!

A Castle

A Day in the Life

I made a tower. Maybe Mimee and Poppy live in it, or grandma and grandpa. Or california. They’re going to fight with the green. Look, and then that goes there and then that goes there. A castle for Mimee and poppy. They are not going to fight anymore. Now I’m gonna build one for Nana and Papa. Here is the roof.I’m just going to dump it all out, is that fine? I mean…

Dad, are you a boy or a girl? I said that earlier. I’m just a girl. I just have long hair.

I’m making a swing now. That’s a slide. This there. Now fire is going to come out after I chop all the pieces down. Are you going to see it? Now fire is coming out to scare you! This is somebody’s fire. It’s not coming out any more.

I’m cutting the lemonade because it’s not fire anymore.  I’m cutting the fire. You do that and then you do that. Oh, actually you just need that one.

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Maybe a angel could come live in it. Uh! I knocked it down! Sorry, Angel.

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