Thursday, August 21, 2008

River, sky, dog and plants

Say what? You're in charge? How come no one asked me what I thought? Really wish you could see the next three in person. It's so much better.


She thought she wasn't getting enough blog time.
Pumpkin progress.
Yum.
We planted sunflowers late. I was afraid we wouldn't get flowers. I think they're coming...


When creativity fails, fall back on weird kids

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Random thoughts posing as a post

There is something wrong with having to repeatedly ask your husband if he's sure nobody followed him home from a soccer game.

I, resident teeth snob, just had my first cavity ever. Mike was pissed that they didn't have to give me painkiller. He said it doesn't qualify as a "real cavity" unless Novocain is used. Whatever. (Who's the snob now?)

River likes to drink pool water. Last week he drank a lot. Then he puked. In the pool. Where people were swimming. Good times.

Meadow started ballet again yesterday. I can't put her hair in a bun because it's too short. Hope it grows enough by Nutcracker time.

Hunter is testing boundaries lately. Age appropriate, I'm sure. I wish it weren't also annoying.

Mike is in Minneapolis this week. I miss him already.

The pumpkin is huge! I haven't taken a new picture yet, but I plan to soon.

We tried to convince Hunter to try swim lessons. He said no because "that leads to swim team". Oh, the horror.

River is such a fun little person. He's exhausting, but wonderful.

I start school again next week. I feel the internet withdrawal already. I'm excited to have some time to myself.

For those of you who have toddlers: River has finally started to tolerate cartoons and he LOVES the Backyardigans and Wonder Pets. Now I can't get the songs out of my head. Wonder Pets! Wonder Pets we're on our way...

[Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!]

Friday, August 15, 2008

Do You Like Waffles

This is the latest thing the kids have been singing over and over and over and over. It's so totally NOT annoying.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A conversation at the pool (or, how toddlers wear you down)

Mom, Hontanna!

Hannah Montana?

Yup. (points to spiderman towel)

Oh, that's spiderman. Not Hannah Montana.

Spider?

Sort of. SpiderMAN.

(shakes head) Hontanna.

Spiderman.

Hontanna!

Spiderman.

HONTANNA! HONTANNA!

Okay.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pictures again

We've never grown pumpkins before so I'm kind of in love with this thing. It hasn't even been a week since the last picture and it's gotten tons bigger! Cucumber.
I *love* this picture. He's always trying to see the pictures and it's much harder to take them now.
When the kids got home from the first day of school on Friday I was all, let's take pictures and pretend it was this morning. Meadow was confused.
Then River kept making it hard. This make look cute, but ask Hunter how his toes felt after the little "rammer" made contact.
I put River in his room.
Today he wanted to be like his "Big bigs" (big kids).
He knows he's cute.

Can you believe he's only 2?

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Another garden picture post

Here is our first pumpkin. Zucchini!
Our jalapeno plants didn't really do well, but this was pretty.
So yummy!
Pumpkin flower.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Video of the boating

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Kids pictures

Meadow making chicken. Hunter wanted to help!
What she means is: Seriously? I'm cooking, enough with the camera lady.
He's sailing!
Boat repairs?

I eeeeeat it!

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

THIS is exactly why I *heart* Jeff Lewis

Go here.

And also, Bravo has my heart and soul forever and ever for such delicious TV candy. Yum.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Cease and Desist

Dear Child One and Child Two:

Please, I want you to stop. Stop bickering. Stop trying to prove how much cooler you are, how much stuff you know, how much stuff the other one doesn't know.

I promise that when you get older these things won't seem as important as they do now.

In the meantime, for the sake of your mother's sanity, please refer to this: if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. This is something that will serve you well into adulthood. You might as well get on it now.

Love,

Mom