Thursday, March 26, 2009
I hear Bea's toast pop-up from the toaster, so I finish my sentence, walk through my room to check on Jack, and when I get to the kitchen there is smoke billowing out of the microwave.
I open the door to quickly close it again. Way more smoke in the microwave.
When I ask her what she is cooking in there, she tells me "A bwownie.". Oh. I like warm brownies too.
I open the kitchen window, and turn on the ceiling fan. By this time both of us are coughing.
I brave the microwave again to pull out a smoking paper towel with nothing but brownie dust on it.
It is still smoking outside.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
It drives me crazy. I have no idea how to make it any different. There is just so much stuff to get done. Homework..dinner..dishes..laundry..cleaning..baths..bed. And if we have something to go to? OH MY.
But I have HOPE.
On Monday, Elle decided she wanted to make dinner.
Her Fabulous assistant ~ Bea!
When I asked her who she loved, this is what she said:
"Mommy" and who else?
"Daddy" and who else?
"Sissy" and who else?
"Will" and who else?
"Matt and Kaffy"
I guess your'e out Terry.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
He has been finding his first two fingers on his right hand the last couple of days. I think it is so cute, and it makes him happy!
I'm sure when he is 5, the post title will be: "How do you get your Kindergartner to stop sucking His fingers?"
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
The kids did not have school on Friday so we got busy in the morning and did our housekeeping, and in the afternoon went to dentist appointments.
Will had to have a tooth extracted. I was so nervous for him. Elle and I explained it all, even the shot. He did FABULOUS. When it was over, he told me he cried. "A little, not much. Just a little". He also said: "There was no shot. Just a pinch." (like we had lied to him.) Oh K. I'm not telling him any different. Straw Hats for dinner with our best buddies.
Saturday the kids helped Ryan pick up sticks in the yard while I went to a baby shower, and then to friends so Ryan could help tear out their front steps. They are building an addition with a FABULOUS new kitchen.... Hamburgers and Hotdogs with the same best buddies...
Sunday, church and hanging out at home...
More little kids! They are so cute. They've joined the other Nanny in the "Maternity Ward."
Bea has a handful of food telling this goat: "Get off the fence." "Get OFF the fence"
Petting Tess. She's all fuzzy with her winter coat. I am waiting for her to gloss up for summer..
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Where was I you may ask? Resting on the couch with Jack. Where she was supposed to be? Resting on the other couch.
She's in a Dawn infused bubble bath, and I am letting the "Resolve" soak. grrr.
Never, ever fall asleep before your 3 year old.
It rained so hard over the weekend, we thought it was the second flood.
Monday and Tuesday we had flood warnings.
Wednesday, wind advisory. There were whitecaps on the water-covered fields.
Today everything is frozen. We have frozen peaks on the water-covered fields.
Currently it is snowing and the sun is shining.
Counting the days.....
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Elle and Will were fighting at homework time. No, that is not the funny thing. A nightly occurrence, but not funny.
Ryan and I are at our wits end trying to figure out how to get them to stop. Yelling ( we both are great yellers.) does not work. Telling them to "BE NICE". Does not work either. And telling them to "STOP TALKING", just makes them whisper angrily.
The most effective "punishment" to date is, have them sit next to each other, touching, holding hands. Yes, with fingers entwined.
Neither Ryan or I can barely get though this "punishment" with out cracking a smile.
This is the funny part: Bea, upon realizing that her siblings are sitting together on the couch holding hands, says:
"Mommy? I want to sit on the couch too".
"Ok, hop up"
"Mommy? Will won't hold my hand"
"Will, hold Bea's hand too."
And so they sat, all three of them, holding hands. Until Bea proclaimed that Will was squeezing to hard, and realized that they were being punished and she wasn't so off she ran.
"You naughty, naughty, kittens have lost your mittens..."
Monday, March 9, 2009
We've been on a quest for something worthwhile to spend our time on. So on New Years Day, when I went to the local quilt shop for their FABULOUS sale, I signed T and I up for their "Buck A Block" program. Real simple. We show up once a month all year, pick up our block fabric, give them a dollar, run home a sew it up. At the end of the year, we will have this great quilt top, limited time put into it, cheap, and quality time spent together. Easy peasy, lemon squizzy. Right??
We picked up our first fabric/block the last Saturday in February. Some glitch with a fabric mill in Asia for the "Snowflake" fabric made them behind. Starting out behind is something both of us are very familiar with.
Upon their recommendation, we purchased these: "Thangles". They are supposed to make your points "perfect". The store owner explained in great detail how they work. Mmhhmm. We smiled and nodded, and as soon as we got home, read the instructions and were still confused. But we are two bright girls, and eventually figured it out.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Jack's cute voice...
Friday, March 6, 2009
I finished up these sheets for Jack's bassinet.
And this bag. I really love the floral fabric.
It was easy to put together, and the pattern was FREE!
I'll keep you posted on how much $$$ I'm saving at the grocery.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Upon returning to work, I have been able to take Jack with me most days.
It has been great. I do look like a pack mule coming and going. It's either him or the pump...
Today, I am working from home. The atmosphere is completely different.
The co-workers look a little younger.
Facial expressions are easier to interpret. (hey mom! i love workin' with ya!)
I just finished watching the season finale, and "After the Final Rose, part 1".
I fell asleep last night before it was over. I am so glad they stream my favorite shows. The best part? limited commercials.
(Jason is not my favorite bachelor in bachelor history. I think it has to be Andy Baldwin or Travis Stork. Frankly, I enjoy "the Bachelorette" more. I thought that Meredith Phillips was just the nicest woman.)
The point of this post? I am tired of these boys choosing the wrong woman. They never seem to know who is right for them. I was sad to see he chose Melissa. My choice was Jillian from Canada, but after he eliminated her, I was rooting for the girl from Michigan, Molly. She appears like a nice, down home girl. And so close to my home town too.
After watching, it seems that Jason has realized his mistake, and would like to have a relationship with Molly instead. That sweet girl. I had to laugh out loud when he told her. The shock on her face. The way she kept looking at Chris (the host), you could tell she wanted to say: "WHAT IN THE WORLD?" To cute.
Can't wait to see what happens tonight.....