Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Painting Away

I have finally finished my first masterpiece (if you could really call it that.) My kids' room has been looking quite bare and finding the right wall hanging seemed impossible. So why not just do it myself. I put this project off for a long time because I was afraid of the unknown. But it has been a lot of fun and often quite addicting. For aesthetic purposes, here is the painting above her bed for you to get an idea...
Now on to Dylan's ball mania portrait!

Friday, November 20, 2009

String cheese

My kids know that once it is bedtime there is no eating. If you want to eat you have to do it at dinner or before bedtime. However, they still often complain at bedtime that they are hungry!No big deal, just ignore it.
But tonight was different. I put Corbin down while Connor did the honors of finishing with the Ashlyn and Dylan. When I was done I went on to finish cleaning up. When Connor had not yet come out of their room, I knew he had fallen asleep- not an unusual incident for either of us. I snuck in to arouse and extract him.
The next morning I was making my morning rounds and found two of these...

Underneath the pillow of each of my older children. I could just imagine- Dylan sneaking two string cheeses out of the fridge and hiding them under their pillows. Waiting until their parents were gone to bed, out would come the string cheese and glory would be their song! But it didn't work as they had planned, for they too fell asleep before their reward could be reaped.

So I had to throw away two very good pieces of string cheese.

Friday, November 13, 2009

It's A...

In our attempts to cut to the chase of our baby name dilemma,
Today we had our ultrasound and were excited to know the gender.
Some people wonder why we want to know, since we already have both.
Alas, the suspense of not knowing when I could is too much.
Good thing the technician could not find anything unusual
In all of the measurements and organs. We get very anxious
Right as the ultrasound starts due to the problems found in dylan's.
Luckily the gender was revealed, the baby had those legs tucked in tight.

Hidden above is the answer!!!! Just trying to prolong the suspense for all of you, have fun!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I was folding laundry and Corbin pulled this shirt out and insisted I put it on him...
But it is also true!!! Are we crazy? Yes, but excited too! We are hoping this little one will arrive on or before April 11th. Send me all the names you can. As you know, or if you didn't, that is the hardest part of our marriage- agreeing on a name! Thankfully, I am feeling much better and survived the rocky beginning. Sadly, those around me did not have much of a chance for guessing I am prego, I look well beyond my months already!

Monday, November 2, 2009


I want to know what "savings" Daylight savings is doing me? I really hate in the Fall that my kids will wake up at 5am for a week and in the spring they are never tired at bedtime. It is just as bad as traveling- except at home!!!