Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Busy Days!

We've had a busy few days, thus lots to post about!
Last Thursday night, Grant had his 1st soccer practice. I laughed so hard that I hurt. Let me just say that my child was in his own world. He totally cracked me up. I had told him that his coach’s name was Rusty, so as soon as he got out of the car, he started yelling, “Rusty, oh Rusty,” as he was running toward the field. He was also very excited about his shin guards and kept telling Coach Rusty that he had his shin guards on. The coach would tell the kids to do something and Grant would just do his own thing. There were several times I had to go fetch him when he’d get 50 yards from the rest of the team. He said he liked it, but he really had a solo practice. Hopefully, this week will go better. I don’t really care if he’s any good (but I’m sure his dad does), I would just prefer that he stay with the team and have fun! Three & Four Year Olds playing soccer might be the best entertainment yet. His first game is 4/4, and it ought to be a blast!

Shortly after this, he totally abandoned his ball to go talk to the coach about shin guards!

He was right up in the huddle. See him all bent down?!

Friday, my mom, Grant, Claire and I headed out for a little weekend trip. Friday night we stayed at my aunt’s house in Louisville. Saturday morning, the kids and I got up and drove to Northern KY (think just outside Cincinnati) to visit one of my friends from college and her family. Grant has always been an easy traveler, but, unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Claire. She fussed quite a bit in the car, especially every time her raisins or puffs ran out. She also had a really hard time sleeping both nights we were gone. I just hope that all of that will improve before we decide to take an extended vacation to a destination that might be a longer drive!

Saturday, we headed to Totter’s Otterville. I had never heard of it before, but it was so much fun. Grant & Claire both loved it! I wish that it were nearby. There was so much for both of them to do. I forgot my camera, so I have no pictures of the day there! Claire got so wet in the water exhibit that I had to strip her down. Here are a few pictures of our 4 kids together. Right now they are ages 4,3,2,1. Pretty much every time we’ve seen each other in the past several years one of us was pregnant, but not this year so I guess there won’t be another to add to this pic anytime soon! We had a great time and look forward to seeing them again. Grant really didn’t want to leave this time, so we’ll have to get together sooner rather than later!

all 4 kiddos together. i think i have 12 pictures, but this is the best one!

And this is what I did ALL DAY Monday.

I ended up taking the day off Monday just to get my house back in working order. You wouldn’t think I could get so far behind in just a few days, but I did. Plus, I was behind before I left. I feel like I’m always behind on chores. Things just pile up, and I think I’ll get to them, but I turn around and it’s a month later and the pile is still there. I hate clutter, so this is very frustrating for me! I had all these things I wanted to get done, but pretty much all I did is unpack, laundry, dusting, picked up toys, and “did” our floors. No grocery store trips, no yard work, no blogging, and no pictures uploaded! What a way to spend a day off, huh?! I’m itching for another one, but doubt there will be one until my little trip in April!

These is just a cute picture of my Claire Bear! She was hiding between the sliding door and the panel on it eating her goldfish.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I Found Me Lucky Charms!

I meant to post these last night, but never made it around to it. I'm not at home so it's driving me crazy that I haven't edited these at all and that Grant is in desperate need of a haircut, but oh well! We enjoyed the beautiful weather at the park yesterday afternoon & hope to do the same today! Hope you all had a wonderful St. Patty's Day!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Too Old for Baby Magic??

When are they to old to be washed with Baby Magic and slathered with Johnson’s Baby Lotion? I have used Baby Magic on both of my babies since the day they came home from the hospital. Some folks gave us some of the Johnson’s Baby Wash, but I never liked it as much, and always went back to the Baby Magic. The only pain with Baby Magic is that Kroger & Wal-Mart don't carry it. Target does, but that always means an extra $100 I didn't even know I needed. Nonetheless, it's my favorite and it's all I've ever used. I feel the opposite about the lotion. I do not like the Baby Magic lotion. It seems too watery to me, but I love the creamy Johnson’s Lotion. There’s something about that baby scent that’s almost heavenly. There’s no other scent quite like it, and when you get to experience it in your own home night after night, it’s even better.

All of that being said; I’m still using this baby soap/shampoo and lotion on Grant. He’s just a little over 2 months from turning 4. This approaching birthday seems like a big one to me. So now I ask, when are they too old to be using this stuff? He doesn’t know the difference so he’s not fighting it, and I can’t imagine him smelling fruity or anything else for that matter. Should I just hang on until the big boy in him tells me he’s too old?!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Oreos and Grant

Who does this?! Seriously! If you know me at all, you know I have a bit of an obsession with all things O-R-E-O! My good friend Meleah keeps me stocked when the seasonal Oreos make their debut. Yesterday, she gave me a fresh pack of the new Spring design. I’m not sure if this is fact, but it always seems to me that the seasonal designs have more of that marvelous creamy filling than just plain old Oreos, but less than the Double-Stuffed. For that reason, they tend to be my favorite. That, and let’s face it, they’re just cuter with their colored fillings!

Meleah didn’t know that I decided to start trying to count points (Weight Watchers) again yesterday. I finally weaned Claire a few weeks ago and that extra calorie burn is gone! My eating habits, however, have not changed so I’ve got to do something if I plan to continue wearing my clothes! That’s my battle for the week (or until they’re gone), but I appreciate the thought (& the colored cream) and so does Grant! The picture above is his uneaten Oreo! He asked for one, I obliged and this is what was left! Who eats less than ½ of an Oreo? The self-restraint he must possess at such a young age is astounding! I couldn’t let this portion go to waste but instead of ingesting all 3 points of it; I only licked the cream.

Grant has been quite the character lately. Apparently, he has a knack for memorizing commercials that he sees and he tells me about the products I could have if only I could CALL NOW! He also made me aware of Cash 4 Gold, just in case I needed to turn my gold into cash. I only hope that he doesn’t start telling me about feminine products or male related drugs if you know what I mean!

Saturday night while I was cooking dinner, he told me he wanted to do some “art.” Art to him means cutting up paper, but that’s usually the extent of it. Saturday he somehow procured the tape too, and started taping his little pieces together. Before I knew it, he’d taped something up under our island without me even knowing it. You may not be able to tell what it is, but it’s his name. He taped little pieces of paper together to make letters. I was pretty impressed because I couldn’t even get him to practice writing a few weeks ago, and now he’s writing it and attempting to cut out letters! (I accidentally took a video of the name & deleted the picture I took..sorry!)

A few nights ago when I was giving him a bath, he asked me why I had so many purple polka dots on my face. I really didn’t know I did, but I told him it’s because I’m getting old. I still haven’t figured out exactly what he’s talking about, but if you see purple dots on my face, please point them out to me!