Thursday, December 26, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
We flew to Arizona on Wednesday and T spent the next night throwing up 10 or 11 times. (You can count on one hand the hours of sleep I got that night.)
We're thinking it's because she thought it was a good joke to lick the airplane seats.
And as her Christmas present to everyone, she gave them all her illness - so far 6 out of the 11 of us have gotten sick. I'm still standing, but who knows for how long.
Wish me luck.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
I like them tucked in, straight as a pin, all the top and side edges matching up exactly, and I do not move at night. The sheets (when I'm alone) look exactly the same in the morning save for a slight rise in the blanket where I was laying.
Seth, on the other hand, tosses and turns all night. He has the odd quirk of only rolling in one direction - away from me. Thus I end up with no sheets. He pulls the top sheet out farther than the rest of the blankets and bunches it up over the top. He refuses to have anything tucked in anywhere. And he does most of this because his number one issue with the sheets is that he cannot have any pressure on his toes.
Seriously. The weight of the blanket hanging off the end of the bed is too much for him. So he kicks it all up and ruins everything.
I have been threatening to buy separate sheets - and on my most irritated nights, separate beds - since the day we got married.
I think I have finally found the solution, however, and I'm so excited that such a thing exists I had to write a whole blog post about it.
Check it out:
I am about 90% sure I will be buying this.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
So here is a way past due update for my poor neglected 2nd child.
She just learned how to wave and clap her hands and does so with vigor.
She is freakishly strong. Wrestling matches, morning and night, trying to get that kid changed.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
It's cheap stuff from Walmart so they don't especially create the best or biggest bubbles, but since it was intended for 2 year olds, I really did not care.
He cared enough to go get an air pump (one he cannibalized from an old air mattress set, the little hoarder), set it all up, and spend several minutes trying to amplify the bubbles to be bigger and better.
Monday, December 2, 2013
H literally goes crazy with excitement when she plays in it. She flings herself around in a frenzy while giggling to herself. And yes, she has hurt herself a few times while doing this.
Thanks Grammy and Pappy!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
T: There's a scary monster in my mouth mommy.
J: A scary monster?
T: Yeah and he's coughing.
T: Daddy Daddy Daddy Daddy...
S: Hold your horses!
T: Hold my horses? I can't hold my horses. My horses aren't in my hands.
T: I got a big bum.
T: I got a big bum to scratch.
J: *stomach growls*
S: Here T, lay your head on mommy's stomach and listen.
T: *lays head down*
S: What do you hear?
T: A pig.
Friday, November 8, 2013
I got sick 2 weeks ago, and I am still coughing.
Seth got sick 1 week ago, and he is still coughing and sneezing and aching.
The girls got sick 4 days ago and they are coughing and sneezing and aching and fussing and sleeping insane amounts.
I also don't want to think about the state of my house.
And as Thanksgiving approaches, I can tell you that good health will be at the very top of my grateful list, and I really hope I am not still coughing by then.
Friday, November 1, 2013
I made the mistake of not putting away T's candy after we dumped it all over the table last night and had the following conversation at 7:30 this morning.
T: *gasps* Candy! I want candy!
J: No, we have to eat breakfast first. Do you want pancakes?
J: Do you want eggs and toast?
J: Cereal? Bread?
J: So you don't want to eat anything for breakfast then.
T: No, I want candy.
J: Well you can't have candy for breakfast
T: *fake crying* Mom I'm crying.
T: Because I want candy.
J: Nope. Pancakes?
T: Ok...... I'm going to cry. *more fake crying*
So that was fun.
T then wore me down by asking all day long if we were "going to the Halloween", so I finally consented to help Seth take her around our neighborhood.
On to the next holiday!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Well, Seth carved his pumpkin. T and I painted ours because pumpkin innards are gross.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
My dad was out refereeing a football game so none of us saw him when we got there late Friday night. Early the next morning when he heard T reading her books in bed he poked his head in to say "Good Morning!" She responded with wide eyes and a panicked whimper and so he quickly departed.
"I was in my bed and then Grandad came in and then I said whaaaaa?"
Over and over and over.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
I insisted on getting a picture of T with her cousin A.
Friday, October 11, 2013
I guess some birds thought it was actually a little nicer inside the house, because two of them flew inside mid-meal.
One immediately flew back out, but the other went into our spare room and Seth and I leaped up in a panic.
Um, I have never had a bird fly into my house before. It was odd.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
These are some of the recipes we've tried recently that have merited a spot in my official recipe binder.
Super Simple Spicy Thai Noodles with grilled chicken. Quick, easy, delicious. This recipe is from Melskitchencafe.com, which, if you know the site, you know that every single one of her recipes is gold.
The original recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of red pepper flakes, but we used 1/2 tablespoon and it was just right for our wimpy mouths.
Roasted Cauliflower. Not really a meal, but so delicious I had to post it anyway.
Me before this recipe: Cauliflower hater.
Me after this recipe: Cauliflower obsessed.
Also my toddler gobbles this up (a miracle!).
Tomato Basil Chicken. So tasty. I made this twice in a row because I wanted to just keep eating the stuff forever.
Dal Nirvana. Funny name. Awesome stuff. My children actually ate this up (!). We ate ours with naan bread and jasmine rice and I felt like a world-class cook.
Vegetarian Black Bean and Lentil soup. Originally pinned because I needed another recipe to use up my lentils from the dal nirvana. So good that I will buy lentils just for this recipe now.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Creative Consequences" because my gosh, the terrible twos are a real thing people. So very real. And the time-outs are not working. (Me: Stop that! Do you want to go to time out? T: Yeah! Me: Well, then you're not going. T: OK!)
Anyway, I was reminded that I could send T to bed early so when she decided to spend the afternoon coming up with different ways to make her little sister cry I inflicted this punishment on her.
BEST idea ever! She fell asleep in minutes and I have had TWO whole hours to myself tonight.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
And FYI, they were upset because it was taking me longer than 2 seconds to get breakfast for them. I know, I'm a terrible mother.
Some other things happening around here:
Also, I potty trained her and it was way easier than I expected. (Just don't ask about my first attempt 2 months ago.)
What am I supposed to do with her? Because shutting her in her room and listening to her kick the door for an hour is not working out very well.
Friday, August 30, 2013
beach-hater, loved it.
I cannot get her to not do that face when I pull out the camera.