This girl:
-called me Melody today.
-asked me if she had a beaver (fever) yesterday.
-pulls the stuffing out of her animals and then says there's coffin (cotton) everywhere.
-tells me things are dangerous, outrageous, incredible, and "bery dewicious".
-comes up and says, "but I didn't do nuffin wrong" when she has in fact done something wrong.
-when Jack has something that she wants, she will point to the sky and say, "wook Jack, there's something cool over der" just to distract him and take the toy.
-she has this green garden wagon thing that she has named "Argra". I have NO idea where this came from, but she talks about her "frand" Argra a lot.
-sucks her thumb and rubs Tigger's tag at bedtime.  It's really one of the last "baby" things she does.
-asks me all the time why she has so many burgers (boogers).
-her and Jack both LOVE the song "my life would suck without you" by the glee cast. Reese calls it the wiggle song and they both go crazy when I play it.
-went to the dentist for the first time and she proceeded to call the older gentleman dentist Dr. Grandpa because "he looked like Caillou's grandpa". Luckily he thought it was hilarious. I died in the corner of the room.
-has become a pro at peeing outside.
-has to hear a bedtime story about Princess Reese EVERY NIGHT. It usually involves Prince Noah.

This boy:
-has learned to say "uh oh" and it is seriously the cutest thing on the planet.
-is obsessed with the most boring book. It doesn't even have words; just pictures of trucks and he says "vroom" on every page.
-is always banged up. He has no fear and hardly cries when he falls, trips, rolls off a chair head first, or runs into a wall. Total boy.
-screams louder than anyone. EVER.
-literally bats his eyelashes when he knows people (esp women) are talking about him. I've never seen anything like it.
-grabs Ellie (his lovey) and buries his face into her while saying "awwwww".
-brings me his shoes and my shoes when he's ready to go outside.
-total opposite of Reese: he looooves meat. She could practically be a vegetarian and he really only wants meat.
-says "mo" alllllllllll day long. Mo snack. Mo book. Mo drink. Mo=More.
-is (finally) getting his 7th tooth in. Hasn't had any new teeth in like 5 months.
-walks around with his hands clasped behind his back like a little old man.  Sometimes he spreads them out like this:

I love them.


Her life at 3...

I saw on another blog about interviewing your child on their birthday every year.  I started this year.  Enjoy.

1.  What's your favorite color?  orange....no pink!
2.  What's your favorite toy? Hmmm, my school bus!
3.  What's your favorite food? Chicken nuggets {which she happened to be eating at the time...}

4.  What's your favorite TV show? Martha Speaks
5.  What's your favorite thing to do with Daddy?  jump on the bed

6.  What's your favorite animal?  Rio bird
7.  What's your favorite book?  Pete the Cat
8.  What's your favorite thing to do with Mommy?  play upstairs
9.  Who's your best friend?  Grammy Kay :)
10.  What's your favorite thing to do outside?  play basketball

11.  What's your favorite thing to drink?  Sprite.  Out of my brand new shiny cup.
12.  What's your favorite thing to sleep with?  my friends in my bed and baby Tigger
13.  What's your favorite thing to wear?  my gymnastics outfit
14.  What do you want to be when you grow up?  a mommy.  {ohmygah, i die.}
15.  What's your favorite movie?  Team Geo-Trax {a free DVD from CFA that she is obsessed with}

16.  Where's your favorite place to go?  gymnastics
17.  What's your favorite song?  The Potty Dance with my Babs.  {uhhh, care to elaborate, Babs??}
18.  What's your favorite game to play?  peek-a-zoo {on my iphone}

19.  What's your favorite restaurant {or westernaut as she says it}?  Chick-Fer-Way
20.  Where's your favorite place to shop?  a store wike Target

So glad I did this!  Can't wait to see her answers every year!


A relaxing weekend, indeed

After my whiny week, this weekend is just what I needed.

An outdoor lunch, followed by our favorite family outing to the airport. On Saturdays, planes fly in and out all day long and my kids love it!

We left a little sunburned and very tired...long naps are my favorite!

Ending the night was a sushi and Hunger Games date for an early anniversary date with my man!

Bring on this week!


Just a recap...

Of this past week:

Saturday: both kids have bodily fluid issues and I'm the cleaner-upper for it all. At one point, 3 out of 4 people in our car were vomiting. Joy. But we did get to spend time with precious family!

Sunday: Easter. Jack is still sick and dehydrated. Holidays are just sort of stressful with 2 babies. Can I get an AMEN?

Monday: Reese's birthday!!!!! Exciting but tiring and WAAAAH my baby is 3! Also, I left work early to celebrate at the zoo.

Tuesday: last minute dentist appointment. Had to take up my lunch break to get my teeth cleaned.

Wednesday: Diane (babysitter) is sick, so I miss work. BUT I get an unexpected day home with a well mommy and well babies. That never happens!

Thursday: long day at work, followed by an extra 2 hours helping someone after school.

Friday: Reese has her 3 year appointment so I miss another few hours of work. I stayed after school another 2 hours to help someone.

See? Exhausting.

Plus, evenings are not kind to my children, especially in the 5:00 hour. So some nights, I walk in to total chaos and whining.

And then I whine. Obviously.

There were definitely some high points in the week, and I don't mean to complain, but Mama's ready for a relaxing weekend!

...can someone tell my kids?


And because I can't NOT post a picture:

- playtime with my girl AND
- playtime with my boy (which MUST include pushing something).


Easter 2012

We enjoyed a wonderful Easter with family yesterday.  I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Jack with his basket

Happy {but sick} boy!
It wouldn't be a holiday, if one of my kiddos wasn't sick!
Hopefully, we are kicking Rotavirus to the curb, soon!

Taking a break from hunting eggs.

Recent favorite picture of my girl.

My babies!!  Love this picture of them...

Hunting eggs.

He had no interest in hunting eggs.

Running to find eggs!


April 9, 2009

1st Birthday

2nd Birthday

3rd Birthday


Wordless {WINKING} Wednesday

She mastered it on the first try!


Zoo Day!

Babs and I took the kiddos on a trip to the zoo this weekend...we all had a blast! We ride the train, played on the playground, and actually saw some animals (including Rio, who Reese loves, but hates the noise he makes...as you can tell)!!