Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pictures are worth a thousand words...

My two cuties, getting ready for bed..
Watching the breadmaker :)

Nap time for TJ and George (the monkey)

My cute shopper girl :)

Halloween costumes

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Some snow... and other stuff

So we finally have some snow that might stay... everytime we get snow it seems to melt before the end of the day!! I have been super busy lately, hence no posts, between parties, kids, daycare kids, concert (which really was a night out for me), trying to find babysitters for all of the above, having people over, and then all of the regular mom stuff.. there have been a few things put on the back burner :) A friend of mine just had her baby (welcome baby Ava!!), and I am expecting to hear more news like that within the next few months from other friends of mine. I also just found out another friend of mine just found out she's expecting (just! since she is due in July) - it's like baby central all over again... No I'm not expecting again, I feel really good about where I am in this point of my kids lives - but the thought runs through a person's mind when pregnancy and newborn babies are all around!

I have found it very interesting how my son seems to learn. I have been trying to teach him the alphabet and his numbers and it's like he wants to do it on his own and doesn't want my help! Like he won't sing the alphabet with me, but just this morning he took a box and identified all the letters on it! I was floored! Like when did he figure that out! or when he counted to 10 by himself (I only had to help him with the number 4, and he did the rest). It's been very interesting! It's so funny, even K sometimes counts, I'll say one and she says two - since she hears me giving her brother the countdown :) Anyway I hope to get some interesting pictures up soon - maybe for tomorrow :)

Sunday, November 09, 2008


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Sunday, November 02, 2008

November - ALREADY!!!

November has come, and it's still beautiful here!! Today was awesome! I got a new (new for us, but used, but also FREE!) mattress for TJ's bed (thanks FreeCycle!!). So I got a question for all of you handy dandy recycling, green type people... is there anything I can do with my son's old sponge crib mattress? All of the vinyl is ripped to pieces and the sponge (I know this is kinda nasty) has been peed on (as in potty training bedtime accidents) - Can the sponge be washed somehow and reused at all, or possibly re-covered? Or is it a complete loss and just throw it all out??

My second really exciting thing.... wait for it... wait.... I FINALLY put up our outdoor Christmas lights!!! Yeah, I know it's barely November, but it was a beautiful day here and I had the opportunity (kids were sleeping)! I bought lights last year but we don't have a ladder and it just didn't happen.. and now since I have it done - I will leave them up there all year round I think.

This last week has been interesting at least - I had my wisdom teeth pulled, or two of them at least. I didn't realize it was such a long healing process.. mind you I consider myself lucky since things seemed not to take too long to recover. But trying to watch more than your own kids while on Tylenol 3 can be interesting.. and trying not to fall asleep! :) We took it easy tho (thanks TreeHouse and Disney) and I seemed to have made it without getting the dreaded dry socket (an awful possible side effect that can be caused by bending over or heavy lifting - try not to do either of those with small kids!).

Time change this weekend went pretty well for the kids (it can really throw them off sometimes) so that's good - they didn't get up crazy early :) haha.. anyway, we're ready and set for another busy week! (sorry no pics today)