Sunday, September 27, 2009
Not one more living creature from the great outdoors is allowed in MY house!
I don't care if we live in the country now.
I don't care if our old partially remodeled home has more holes, nooks and crannies than I can find.
This is it.
All of you spiders, flies, moths, mosquitoes, frogs, and mice are put on notice effective immediately.
Stay out or else.
How's that for tough talk?
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Just thought I'd share a few tips for things to do when you're stuck in bed for 3 days straight:
-Read Eragon (great book!) if you're a geeky bookworm like me.
-Watch endless reruns on Hulu.com.
-Wish that the flu shot had been available BEFORE I got the flu.
Things to do after the flu:
-Clean the house like a crazy woman.
-Wish I could go back to bed and get away from the children.
-Buy a new couch! It's been 10 years and I'm more than happy to say buh bye hard, lumpy futon and helloooo soft, comfy new couch with lots of new pillows!
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
After a long night I believe Zach is on the mend as he is back to building forts and running around like the wild man he is!
Now we wait to see who's next.
Is it vain to hope the rest of us will escape?
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
...and so easy! Just dice tomatoes (we had yellow and red), onions, peppers, and cilantro then add a dash of garlic powder and course ground salt. I wish I'd had a lime; it would have been even better! We enjoyed this with organic blue corn tortilla chips.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Here's my big first grader! It's been a rough week; lots of tears from separation anxiety and some behaviors at home that we haven't seen for a while. Plus the poor kid is just tired and trying to get well. We decided it would be best for Noelle if we shortened the week, so she did not go to school Friday and only did a half day on Monday.
Little bro had to get in on the action! He starts preschool next week and is SO excited.
They loved the mini pumpkins at their feet.
Friday, September 4, 2009
He asked for a Monsters vs. Aliens/Batman birthday party. I aim to please.Boy behaving badly!
He is not happy with mom right here. He wants to eat cake and eat it now. Four year olds excel at patience you know.
Our boy through the years:
I can hardly believe how fast he is growing up. I'm going to turn around and he'll be asking me for my car keys.
BIRTHday. Sweet little man, so new. So longed for and finally here. Such a beautiful, peaceful day we had welcoming him into the world. I'll never forget.1st birthday! Poor guy had a double ear infection and a big bruise on his forehead but did he ever enjoy that cupcake! 2nd birthday! Chocolate, yum.
3rd Birthday... maybe you can tell by the three chubby little fingers so carefully held up!
He's my sunshine boy. My creative and silly man child. My little punk with the hot temper. He's daddy's boy, he torments his sister but loves her to pieces, he still wants to give me "the biggest hug, mama!".
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Better luck next year, you think?
In my defense, I was really busy at work and distracted and forgetful and... yeah, those excuses didn't work on Noelle either as she stared at me reproachfully and said, "Mom, you forgot me didn't you?".
On a more positive note, after a tearful farewell this morning Noelle did end up having a good full day of 1st grade. Her favorite part? Lunch. Her least favorite? Not getting to play at recess yet. That's my girl!