Friday, November 30, 2007

Feliz Cumpleanos Mimi!

I decided to make my Mother's Birthday a holiday and I stayed at home! Really Bowen has Strep throat again. Did you know that if you have Strep 5 times in a year you get a one way ticket to the ENT for a tonsil evaluation? I didn't! So this is only #2 for him, hopefully it will be #last.

Here are some Random Thoughts:

How do you post a movie on your blog? Really, I want to know.

Do you ever think about who reads your blog but never comments, so do I! If you are a lurker, show yourself! I might feel stupid if I asked that and absolutely no one else reads this blog :)

I'm having a hard time deciding what to get Bowen for Christmas, what DO two year-olds want? Please no toys with small parts, Please no toys with small parts.

I never cook on Fridays, I'm cooking tonight.

Jonathan is cleaning out my car as I type, I KNEW I married him for a good reason.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

I'm dreaming of a white Turkey Day!

This was a progression of the snow throughout the day! It was one of the best Thanksgivings ever! We had so much fun watching the snow fall, and then later that night, going out to sled! It had been years since I went sledding, the kids loved it, especially Bowen. The next day we went out and made a snow turtle and a snowman and Meredith sported some sweet pants, I'll let her post that picture. Another amazing part of Thanksgiving is the tradition of puzzle working on Thanksgiving Day. Meredith and I got a head start and put together the edges the day before and so we finished Thanksgiving night. But the best part is that Mom had a drawing to see who won the puzzle, I was the winner! She bought glass and a frame and puzzle glue so now I have a really cool Christmas puzzle hanging in my kitchen!
But the best thing about Thanksgiving is my family, I have the best family ever, it's one of the things I am most thankful for!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Laine the Mom

Tonight after I bathed the kids they were playing happily while I was on the computer doing some very serious blog reading. I absentmindedly told Laine to go get her pajamas on and before I knew it she was back and clothed. I heard them playing away and looked up a few minutes later to see Bowen, fully dressed for bed! Laine had put on his PJ top, his diaper and some pajama pants too! It was too cute! What a great big sister. I did go back later and examine the diaper, I have to say, it looked like Paco put it on, not too bad just needed to be tightened a little!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Pepe la Pew

Our conversation on the way home from Rosa's:

Laine: There was a skunk in our school today, he was sick. He made the whole school stink.

Us: Oh, really. Gross.

Laine: Yeah it was gross, Ms. Jones killed it and then it made my whole room smell bad.

Us: Ewwww...

Laine: Yeah it smelled like Popcorn and Old Man.

Us: ????, then hysterical laughter ensued.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Mud Run 2007

was yesterday and it kicked my tail. Not in the running or obstacle sense but the blister on both my heels sence. I really don't think I'm going to be able to wear tennis shoes for a few days, that will be interesting since my job revolves around tennis shoes.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Steps to getting a 5 year old to pee in a cup

1. Say "yay, _____ you get to tee tee in a cup, that's so cool"

2. Go to the bathroom.

3. Get 5 year old on the potty with her pants down really low.

4. Pull pants and underwear down even lower so you can stick the cup and your hand in the potty.

5. remember the nurse told you to wipe her with a wipe before peeing.

6. Wipe her and then get wipe stuck between her legs somehow.

7. Take cup out from between her legs to remove wipe.

8. Wipe falls out on it's own.

9. Decide to try putting the cup under her bottom from the back sounds better.

10. Nope

11. Squat down and reinsert cup under child's bottom hoping you have it positioned correctly.

12. Tell daughter not to pee on your hand.

13. Say " OK tee tee."

14. Wait 15 or 20 minutes. Try inserting various phrases like: Come on, tee tee. PLEASE tee tee. OK concentrate. Stop talking and tee tee. Stop singing and tee tee. Push on your tummy a little.

15. Walk out of bathroom.

16. Go find nurse and shrug.

17. Get 5 year old to drink copious amounts of Gatorade provided by nurse and have her jump up and down.

18. Go back to bathroom at child's request.

19. redo steps 3-5

20. Kid pees on your hand.

21 Get a little in the cup.

22. Done.