I'm a list person - TO DO today, TO DO tomorrow, TO DO this week, TO DO in general...TO DO this lifetime (you get the point)! And I may have mentioned before how I like piles. I organize everything into piles....and even when I try to get rid of them, they just get reorganized into new (and usually more) piles! I can't get away from them and either can Tim. He hates my lists and piles...he tells me that he could probably do everything on my lists in the time that I take to write them (I beg to differ ;) and last night he looked at our desk and told me he was afraid I was becoming Russell Crowe from that movie A Beautiful Mind....where he has posted papers with notes on them all over the room covering every inch of space, even the walls. I'm NOT that bad! And while I might not be schizophrenic or think I work for the CIA, I do love my lists...couldn't live with out them! And up next....
...blogging the kids' birthday. I'm hoping that posting this will force me to sit down and actually do it, rather than transferring 'Blog Birthday' to one of my new lists!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
For trains and trucks, cars and everything boy.....for strollers with baby dolls in them and anything pink and girly....for toys that have completely taken over our house.....for what these things represent....I'm thankful for the sweet little boy and two crazy girls that have turned my world upside down and my heart inside out....and for all the ways in which they have changed my life. Tim and I have gone from dancing in clubs to dancing in our living room with our three beautiful, and most importantly, healthy babies...all of us wearing different combinations of silly hats, princess dresses, handkerchiefs, feather boas and smiles from ear to ear...there are toys and dress-up clothes strewn around the room and laughter filling every corner of the house - that's what our morning looked like. My house...my heart...and my life are full....and for that I am SO VERY thankful!
Our camera is in the shop right now so no pictures from today :(
This is an old one (and not a very good one at that) but I look at the people in it and love it anyway :)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
(and hair :)
The kids thought their hair was SOOO funny! They would stand at the bottom of the slide waiting for the other to come down and then burst into giggles once they saw each other! They were all laughing uncontrollably....and I was, too. Some days are rough...some moments suck...but the good TOTALLY outweighs the bad....and simple moments like these make me realize how lucky they are to have each other....and how lucky I am to have them!
Friday, November 12, 2010
The kids have always been good sleepers. They started sleeping through the night a few months after we brought them home from the hospital and we've never looked back. For the most part, we've been able to just put them in their cribs (yes, they're still in cribs) and they go to sleep on their own....until lately! Timmy NEVER wants to go to bed (well none of them do, but Timmy puts up the most fight)! He repeatedly asks (and sometimes demands) to, "Lay daddy's bed!" When that doesn't work, he moves onto other tactics - "I want ice water." "I have to go pee pee." And my favorite, "Lay me long time." He wants me to lay on the floor next to his crib (specially for a long time - lol) and he usually reaches his little arm out between the slats to hold hands. It's very cute, but a little frustrating...it's becoming so hard, and time consuming, to get him to go to sleep! And now he often wakes up in the middle of the night requesting, "Lay daddy's bed...please lay daddy's bed." "Lay me, mommy." Last night this went on forever....ok it was only a couple of hours, but a couple hours in the middle of the night feels like forever. I was so tired and all I wanted to do was go to sleep, yet it's so hard sometimes to ignore his repeated pleas...especially once the crying starts! One part of me gets completely frustrated and just wants to sleep, and the other part of me wants to go scoop him up and cuddle him while I still can! Either way, it's hard....and it's a good thing I love this little guy and think he's so cute, because otherwise I might hold it against him today ;)
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Seriously, how cute are all these little ones?!!! I love that all these kids get to grow up together...so much fun!!!
Matthew as a race care driver (Jeff Gordon to be specific)
Ry-Guy as Donald Duck
Dylan as the Incredible Hulk - lol!
Sarah decorated so cute - everyone had a little place setting.
There were treats for the adults...
And treats for the kids (this was one of MANY treats for the kids).
There were even some treats for the pizza guy :)
We ate candy....
And played games (Kallie Mummy)....
And had a spooky good time (Emma Mummy)!
After naps, it was time to dress up and TRICK-OR-TREAT!
I know I'm a little biased, but I think Timmy made the cutest Peter Pan...
Emma made the most precious Wendy...
And Kallie...well, she made the perfect Tink! Can you say Tinker-tude?!
Back with our cousins for trunk-or-treating!
And just a few more pics from Never Neverland....
I wanted to laugh every time I looked at these :)
Looking for Tink in the bushes....
Monday, November 1, 2010
All the mommies out there that got Halloween pics up on their blogs and FB pages last night (or today at a decent hour) rock! By the time I got my kids home, bathed, and asleep last night, all I did was stuff yet ANOTHER cupcake in my mouth before going to bed! And that's kind of what I feel like doing again tonight....cupcake - check! I really wanted to get Halloween posted, but I'm totally crashing from all the sugar I've consumed over the last 24+ hours (and that cupcake didn't help), blogger is taking too long to upload photos lately, and I have TONS of pictures I want to post! But I wanted to leave a little sneak peek into our Halloween...
This year, the last year I can pretty much
force persuade the kids what to be, we did Peter Pan. Timmy was Peter Pan (you might consider this to be the fairly obvious choice, but it wasn't always so clear...the kids are most familiar with Tinkerbell, so in the beginning everyone wanted to be her - including Timmy), Kallie was Tinkerbell (there were no ifs, ands, or buts about it....she never wavered), and Emma was Wendy (all we had to do was tell her Wendy was a pretty blue princess and she was all over it)!
My little Peter Pan, Wendy, and Tinkerbell
- ▼ November (9)