Monday, March 31, 2008
So I buy the patio furniture on Friday afternoon and in typical Utah fashion, it was cold and windy on Saturday and flat out crappy and dreary on Sunday, leading into a snowy Monday morning. So that's why you're not seeing a picture of our new patio set...it's covered in about 3 inches of snow.
To go right along with the dreary Sunday, I got a bit of the bug from the boys and spent much of Sunday afternoon in bed. I was able to be nauseous in bed thanks to my mom, Gigi (Grandma Gwen) coming over to lend a hand. She made the boys homemade, from scratch, mac-n-cheese. It's her direct path to pleasing them. I thought about that last night and figured that's how I ended up with extra junk in my trunk...a mother who doesn't skimp on the butter-based sauces!
Anyway, when Gigi was getting ready to leave last night the boys climbed in bed with me to try to cheer me up and we started chatting. Charlie seems especially interested in the seasons these days and he gave me the run down of how the seasons work: pumpkins live in the fall, snowmen live in the snow, flowers live in the spring and WATER BALLOONS live in the summer! I can see it now...sitting on the front porch with Robby while he sips whiskey and carefully fills and ties water balloons. Sounds great...except for the hideous whiskey part...and the contstant balloon filling. I prefer the sitting part and watching the kids splat each other with water balloons...now that's where it's at.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Charlie: [whacks me with a toy banana]
Me: Charlie, you don’t hit Mommy.
Charlie: [preparing to hit me again with said banana...smiling]
Me: Charlie, I don’t think you want to test me.
Charlie: Will I get a spanking if I test you?
Charlie: Okay, I won’t test you.
Me: That's what I thought.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Spent another unfortunately sobering night of helping a kid learn to make it to the toilet before tossing his cookies. Turns out Eli's technique for making it to the toilet is to wake up, yell frantically MOMMY and run like crazy into the bathroom. Hoping to get him to just run like crazy and forget the yelling part.
Have I mentioned we have two..TWO...count 'em ahhhhh TWO almost-four-year olds...living in our house? LIVING there. Day in, day out. Energy is an understatement. Seriously folks, even total strangers will say they hope for a (as in SINGULAR) girl after brief encounters with my boys. Now I know girls can be wild too, but I challenge you to a crazy-off with Charlie and Eli. I will win. I will. Hands down.
Anyway, the boys loved the egg hunt so much. After the first hunt they reminisced about where they'd found each egg. "Remember how (10 minutes ago) I found a yellow egg in the strawberry plants...remember that?" Noooo. Let's do a recap of where each egg was. So they did. I hid all the eggs a second time later in the day and Eli was actually hassling me about why I didn't hide eggs in places where he'd found them the first go around. Sheesh kid! I can't win for winning.
So here's a picture of the boys from Easter. It is not a good picture. I just cannot believe how big they look here. In fact, Eli already looks like a mopey adolescent. Their hair is getting all crazy. If all the sassing and misbehaving wasn't a sign that my babies are no longer babies, this picture sure raised a flag for me.
And because I'm almost always the one behind the camera I asked Robby to take pictures so I could actually be in some. Robby said there was shade on my face after he took them, but I didn't think too much about it and figured I wouldn't be squinting. My face is TOTALLY shaded...but I'm in the picture and so are the boys so I technically got what I asked for.And that's a new shirt. I love it! I feel like a stick of gum in it. If I had my Birks on I'd totally be Peppermint Patty!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I decided I just need to sign up for a blog partly due to a personal analysis survey I took at work. Through the survey I learned that I am:
1- exactly like my friend Annalyn
2- Annalyn and I have some real problems!
Seriously, it was quite telling and many of the assessments about me ring true and I accept full responsibility for not liking to 'dive into the unknown alone' or disliking 'sudden changes in operating direction' or 'blunt, fact-oriented people'...what? Ummm...I thought I was one of those blunt people. I guess I don't like people to reciprocate that behavior.
Anyway, I'm blogging for better or worse. And I'm finding myself impressed with people who do this all the time and find a way to make the every day happenings of their life sound really interesting. Something to aspire to.