Friday, May 30, 2008
*Maybe I should…try and relax about the mess that my house has become.
*I love the smell of…clean laundry, baby lotion, fruity stuff.
*People would say that I…am anal, which is true in most respects.
*I don’t understand why…they can't just do things my way.
*When I wake up in the morning...I brush my teeth immediately!
*I lost my will power to…try not to eat dessert.
*Life is wonderful with…a healthy family and good friends.
*My past made me…a little short tempered.
*I get annoyed when…people drive or walk slowly right in front of me.
*Parties are not...as much fun to attend as they are to plan.
*Dogs are…great when they belong to other people and stay out of my yard.
*Cats are...not something I ever plan to own.
*Tomorrow I am going to…hopefully get a little sun.
*I have a low tolerance for…lazy people.
*I’m totally terrified of…someone hurting me or my family and flying. These are the source of most of my nightmares.
*I wonder why I thought my life would be…easy, not that it's been especially difficult, but just living, in general, is not a piece of cake like I once thought.
*Never in my life…did I imagine that I'd enjoy cooking and gardening as much as I do. I'd love them even more if I actually had time to do them!
*High school was something that...thinking back was fun, but at the time I didn't think it was so great.
*When I’m nervous…my face turns red and I play with my hair.
*Take my advice…who am I to give advice?! Get an epidural..that's about all I've got!
*Making my bed is…something that I recently asked my husband to do in the mornings, even though I feel like I have to adjust it every time he does it, so it's the way I like it.
*I’m almost always…in the middle of some type of project.
*I’m addicted to…sugar and sometimes caffeine, but not right now!
*I want someone…to tell me how to get rid of crabgrass! Weed killers do not work!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
This is a picture of Grant when we were at the pool Saturday. I just thought this was a sweet picture. I have lots of goofy ones before & after just trying to get one that was decent.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
I took Claire and Grant to the doctor yesterday for their 4 month and 3 year old check-ups. Sweet Claire weighed in at 15 lbs, 9 ounces and she was 24 1/4 inches long. That's the 85th percentile for weight and 50th for height. She was in the 90th or something for both last time, so let's hope the downward trend (at least on the weight end) continues :-)! Grant weighed a whopping 32 lbs and was 37 1/4 inches tall. They said he's just a little below the 50th percentile for both, so nice and average.. suits me just fine! I never knew that a 3 year old check up was so involved. It was a test of sorts, jumping, answering questions, etc. I had no idea! Thankfully, our "nanny" went with us so I had an extra set of hands. I don't know how all of that would have gone if she hadn't been there. He had no clue what I was talking about when I told him to stand on 1 foot. Trying to get him to do it was a test for me too. Claire had to get all of those nasty shots again and just like after her 2 mth appt, she slept all night long last night. What is it about those dr. appts that makes her sleep all night???!! Maybe it's the Tylenol, who knows, but it was great!
Grant's MDO program was last night. Two of the kids in his class weren't there, so it was just 4 sweet little boys in his class. He was so funny up there. As soon as he sat down on the stage, he started looking around the auditorium. He was searching everywhere for us. He finally found me and forgot the song and just started waving and yelling, "Hi, mommy!" Then onto Daddy and Mammy. When everyone clapped at the end of each song, he covered his ears. I don't think he actually sang a word up there, but he did do all of the motions. It's a shame because he loves to sing and has been singing the songs all around our house, but couldn't perform under the pressure! It was an improvement from last year though. He just ran off the stage when he spotted me last year yelling he wanted his mommy. Maybe next year, he'll actually sing a song or two.
Tomorrow is family yard day! Yippee! I'm so ready to have it over and done. I usually have worked on our yard a bunch by now, but every weekend has been yuck and I just don't have time in the evenings anymore. I know after it's done the watering and endless weeding begins, but at least it will look SOOOO much better. I cannot wait! Maybe I'll post pictures, although it really won't look that special, just groomed and not weedy!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
To make the trip a little easier on all of us, I borrowed a friend's new Chrysler Town & Country van. Let me just say that I never thought I'd be in love with a minivan, but I think I'm there. Grant is too. He was hilarious talking about it. He loved watching his movies (mainly Doodlebops) and wearing the headphones. On the way home, he fell asleep with them on and started drooling. Mom went to wipe the drool with one of Claire's burp cloths and Grant (still asleep) grabbed it and put it over his head. You had to see him doing this to appreciate how funny it was. I was hurting I was laughing so hard. He kept adjusting it and he was totally out of it.
After we got home and traded back to our car, Grant got in and said, "Aww mom, this is the one without the TV." He then asked if we could go buy a van next week. I never thought an almost 3 year old could be that into a vehicle.
This picture is of the kids that were there. They are all mine and my first cousin's children. The two little girls on the right are twins and the middle boy with dark hair and girl in the green shirt are twins. We were missing my other cousin's twin girls and son, and another cousin's son. Yes, there are 3 sets of twins on that side of my family.. crazy! I'm just thankful that none of them belong to me!
This is Grant and my cousin's little girl, Camryn. She was Grant's pal all weekend. He followed her everywhere she went and he played with her hair too (go figure!). He's already asked when she can come to his house. They live in Ohio, so we don't see them very often. I think this was the first time he'd met her. Camryn's mom thinks she looks more like me than her.
This is Camryn's little brother Tyler. He was a bit of a surprise! He is only 3 weeks older than Claire. He cracked me up all weekend. He is very very vocal and moves like crazy. I thought Claire was vocal and loud, but in comparison, she's very quiet. They were funny looking at each other. Next time they see one another, they'll probably both be walking around everywhere.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Grant loves this song! I haven't listened to all of the lyrics, so I have no idea if there are inappropriate parts. Pookie listens to 107.5 sometimes and when Grant has ridden with him, they've heard this song several times. In the process, he's learned a lot of the song. Pook and I swapped cars this morning so I could get the oil changed in the car today. When I turned the car on, this song was playing. Grant yelled, "Turn it loud, mom!" I did and he sang and sang.. so funny! He asked me to play it again a little later, and didn't understand that we don't have the Fergie CD. He is such a little music lover!