Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
We finally got our christmas tree up and decorated just yesterday, and Leah will just not leave it alone no matter how many times I tell her NO! Little stinker! She repeatedly removes the bulbs, which to her are 'balls'. So, tonight, I was putting in some laundry, and I hear Beau yell, "MOM?! THERE'S A MESS! WEAH DID IT!" I am honestly thinking, book thrown on floor, cars tipped out of basket, then I enter the living room, and there before me are 2 completely shattered christmas bulbs! And, Beau is sitting right on top of it all. My guess...Leah removed them, no doubts, and they were playing chase as usual, and they stepped on them. Every year, less bulbs make it back to storage than the year before!
Monday, December 04, 2006
At the end there is always Mr. and Mrs. Claus. And I never in a million years thought Beau or Leah would go up to him and sit on his lap, so I left the camera at home...low and behold, Leah actually cut in front of some other kids to get up to Santa, I had to keep reminding her to 'wait her turn', and she's say every few moments, "My turn???" Then, when it was her turn, Beau decided he would only go up to Santa if they went together, and THEY DID! Santa pulled both of them up onto his lap, and Leah just snuggled right up to him, and Beau emmediately spouted out, "I WANT A BOB HOUSE AND A BIG BENNY!" Santa then asks Leah what she wants, and she just looks at him and lays her head down on his shoulder, not saying a word, and Beau looks at me, "MOM, I THINK SHE WANTS A BABY!" Then he turns to Santa, "SHE WANTS A BABY!" Everyone around giggled, it was so cute! After they were off of his lap a lady offered to take the picture and email it to me, but they were already headed down the steps, and another child was on his lap. I won't forget the camera next time though!
Monday, November 27, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Every year I try to find the perfect costume for each of my kids. Beau is sooo into Finding Nemo, I just had to have him be Nemo! And, I tell you, boy did he have tons of people commenting on his costume, and he was the ONLY NEMO!
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Later on, after we were home, and they'd had thier bath, we were reading some books. I had gotten them the new Maurice Sendack, his very first pop-up book, it's halloweenish, and I wasn't quite sure the little ones would understand it, but Leah picked right up on it! There is a baby that enters a haunted house, and as he goes through the different rooms of the haunted house he comes upon a different monster, but he is not scared, he is looking for his mommy, so each page shows him either sticking his binky in the monsters mouth, or unwinding the mummy, etc. But all the way through, there is a bubble for the baby, he is calling, "MOMMY?" Ofcourse, I am reading this to them, and Leah is like, "OH NO! Where's sha Mom? MOMMY? A Mommy go? Oh, der Mommy is!" I was so shocked to have her understand what was going on in the book, a book with so few words at that. I think I had to go back through it about 4 times they liked it sooooo much!
Another one we got was, 'I SAW AN ANT ON THE RAILROAD TRACK', more for Beau, than Leah, ofcourse. It was a realy witty rhyming picture book, and he loved it.
CHECK OUT "MOMMY?"
CHECK OUT "I SAW AN ANT ON THE RAILROAD TRACK"
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
FINALLY! I finished painting Beau's room. It is a 'Finding Nemo' theme. But, he also is really into dinoaurs right now, as well as trains and planes. So boy! He was so thrilled to see it all done. So glad I am done! We now have dinosaurs crawling up the wall, fishies swimming, airplanes hanging from the ceiling, and choo choo trains everywhere!
Thursday, October 19, 2006
We found this great Pumpkin Patch this year! It was right down Beau's alley. They had a quarter scale train, which took us out to the patch of pumpkins, he loved it! All the kids had fun, but he just could not get over the train! As it dropped us off, he ran back, running along the track watching it leave, we had to call him back! The main attraction was the train ride, but the kids were able to pick a small pumpkin as well. They certainly aren't no carver pumpkins, but to the kids, they are perfect!
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Everyday, Beau asks me, "Mom, can I go dig in the jungle? Can I? Can I, Mom? Can I go to the jungle?" Well, let me tell you what the 'jungle' is. It is this tremendously large tree in our front yard. Jack, recently, cut back the branches on the bottom, so that I could fill in under the tree with dirt and plant some of my columbine seeds ( since they are supposed to enjoy acidic soil). But...as you can see, I may never be able to do so...
Monday, October 09, 2006
That's my girl! Positioning the ball to kick a goal!
Drew has made a total of 4 goals in her first 3 games, and is doing such a good job staying on the ball. So much so that she tries too hard to play goalie when she should be on the ball guiding it to the opposing teams goal! She definitely has defense down. That's my Drew!
Monday, October 02, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
Today Leah is 18 months old! Wow does time fly by. I had made an apptmt to take her to Sears for her 18 month photos, and as I was pushing the stroller through the bedding dptmt toward the photo studio, and Beau says, "I don't think I like this place." Then as we turn the corner, and he sees the automotive department, tires, etc... he says, "Hmmm, maybe I do!" It was so funny! Had to be there I guess. Anyway...Leah did a great job this time for pictures, no crying, just happy face! I just can't believe she is almost 2 already!!!
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Drew is so worried about how she looks when she goes to school, part from watching Grace get ready in the morning I'm sure, and also just because she is a very sensitive person when it comes to being made fun of. If she thinks someone is making fun of her she comes unglued! The other night she missed her bath, it was a sunday, so school was the next day. I had planned to give her one early in the morning, but things got crazy and I forgot. So, we agreed to just put her hair in braids. She was fine with this. Her pants had a rainbow belt, and we have some rainbow fringe hair bands, so I thought, "This would be so cute Drew!" She did not protest, but once I got done, she looked in the mirror and said, "I don't want these MOM! I look kiddish!" I was like, "Kiddish? Your only 6 Drew, not 11 like Grace!" She started balling, kept balling, and was trying to tell me she was not going to go to school unless I took them out. Her hair was already done, I was NOT taking anything out, besides, she looked so cute! She did end up going to school, and last night in the bath said, "Mom, I don't want you to wash my hair 'cause I want my hair to be the same as you did it for tomorrow." Hmmm, she liked it afterall?! In any case, here is a tantrum photo from the morning fit, see the pleading in her face??? Heehee!
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
Never-the-less, I must get them back in routine of getting to bed at thier bedtimes for school. And, Drew is vehemently protesting me on this! She has creeped her way later and later the past few nights, but tonight I stuck to my guns. She got a book, and went to bed, Grace shortly after her. Then I tackled Beau, read him 2 books, put him to bed, and as I walked by the girls' room, I heard them talking. I opened the door, and reminded them, Drew especially that the purpose of going to bed 'on time' was to go to sleep 'on time' to get ready for school bedtime. She quickly responded, "But, we don't have school tomorrow!" Duh, I know this, she knows I know this. So, I said to her..."I am going to wake you up in the morning, every morning from now until school starts (even after that) and make you get up and ready for school just like it's really a school day, so that's why you have to go to bed on time now!" She had nothing left to say. I'm sure once I left the room, she whispered a little "mom is so mean" to Grace. Oh well. I'm Mom. What can I say?
Here...The witches candy cottage, from Hansel and Gretel. Beau was all for running right into that little house once he saw all the candy painted on the outside, but quickly booked himself right back out once he saw the talking witch inside! Ha!
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Wow, does a year "fly" by fast! Beau Michael was 1 1/2 last summer when we visited the airport during the Art & Air Festival, and this year he is 2 1/2. He didn't seem so awstruck this year as last, but nonetheless, he LOVED seeing the "ay-pane's" flying above, taking off, and landing. And he just could not believe it when he could actually touch them! He was kinda scared to, like he thought someone would come walking up and say, "DON'T TOUCH THAT!" or something. But, he did it anyway. I tried to get him to smile, but he was so serious! He's growing up way to fast!