Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Not Dinner Conversation

Because every day is quality entertainment around here....

I hear Lauren call out from the bathroom:
"Abby, do you want to come and see my POOP?"

Monday, April 28, 2008

Cooking with Abigail

Abby and I were in the kitchen cooking this morning (don't be too impressed people - its only because we are having a couple over to dinner) and all the sudden she says, "Look Mom!  I made a 'J' for Aunt Jen!"

I turn around and sure enough, she has fashioned a "J" -- out of the wire handle of the fly swatter!

Nice.  High marks for creativity.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Double Check the Lock!

I hesitate to share this story lest you think I am an unfit parent.  However, in the interest of THANKING GOD FOR SAFETY, I will.

The kids were all playing in the living room and I was running around doing, well, I'm not even sure......something, right?

I walked back in the living room to check on Gabriel and he was no longer in the living room. And the sliding screen door to the backyard was open.  Yikes.  I immediately see him sitting there (this is where the "thank you God" comes in).  
He had opened the door, climbed down the patio stairs and was sitting in the mulch eating the scrapes from the girl's picnic lunch.  All this at mach speed.

I so, completely wish I were kidding.  

So, just in case you read this blog and think I have it all together (which, obviously means you don't actually read the blog), I don't.  Not even close.

I do, however, pray protection over my children.  Every. Single. Day.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Elijah John

My beautiful nephew.  Born today.  Perfect.

Friday, April 11, 2008

(S)talker Alert.

Did I (s)talk (read b/w the lines people....I've had weird comments by unknown person that must have googled (s)talker.....freak!) the U*P*S man in my car in order to avoid stopping at the U*P*S Store to ship a package back to American Girl?
Did I drive completely out of my way and halfway across town when the actual store is only 3 miles from my house?
I might have.
Did I finally overcome his truck in the parking lot of Chase bank (where I do not bank) causing stares from several employees and customers?
Was said UPS man's comment, "Wow, I thought I was being followed!"
Please.  As if.

Defective Baby Gate

Why do we bother putting it up?

Question of the Day

What is God's last name?

-submitted by Abigail during breakfast this morning

(feel free to answer in the comment section....throw me a bone people)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Guinness World Record?

I think we may be nearing a world record for the longest hiccups....Lauren just passed the 3 week mark.  
Anytime, day or night, you can ask her if she still has the hiccups and she will throw out an emphatic, "HUT!"

Authenticity is still in question.  Acting skills are phenomenal.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008

Blinded by the Light

....and no I'm not referring to the Chris Thompson song from the 80's.

I am referring to our little dinner party last week.  Ron has become our handy man....well, that might be a stretch but let's just say he is now changing light bulbs and such around the house (love ya babe!)

Anyway, he bought these "new" light bulbs that use less energy, yada yada.  Now, I did not care for the look of these new bulbs but I tried to focus on the positive:  He did not even used to know where we kept that sort of thing...let alone make a trip to Home Depot, purchase and "install" them. ;)

Can we just say they were a wee bit bright?  As in, we had to shed a layer of clothing during the meal and locate the Tylenol for a massive headache afterwards!

The girls donned their sunglasses for the meal.
....and this is why!

Saturday, April 5, 2008