Saturday, February 28, 2009

So your life doesn't look like this?

I am surprised to hear that some of my peeps don't allow painting. I thought I was the flag waving OCD person, what with all my organizing and labeling.

Above is what Anna painted the other day. She's all about the letters.

These are some scenes from my less-than perfect home. Before kids, this would have driven me crazy. I don't love it now, but surprisingly, it doesn't bother me too much. You may want to click on the photo to get the full glory. Perhaps if the kitchen was freshly painted I would feel differently?

The things that do make me crazy?

Wet sleeves. No one prepared me for the fact that the bottom inch of my sleeve would always be wet from washing something or someone.



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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

There's a tatoo in her future

I got the bright idea to work on a painting yesterday. I set up the watercolors for the girls, I even gave them the real watercolor paper. I thought: "how big of a mess could they make while my back is turned for a few minutes"?


Look at her face. She painted her face. Her entire face.

I need to get a photo of what Anna painted.

I'm sorry about the constantly changing fonts here. I'm trying to figure out how everything works. You might see a different size font... hourly.

This is my day that both kids are in preschool so you know, I'm killing myself to get a bunch of stuff done:

Drop off baby things to a friend
Cook Dinner
Do Laundry
Fold Laundry
Go get a new house key made


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Monday, February 23, 2009

Bitten and smitten

This book magically appeared by my door. (Thanks Kelly!)

I never thought anyone could compete with Mr. Darcy.

Oh Edward! (sigh)

Can you see the intense look of concentration? She is one busy body these days.

We found out Friday that ear tubes need to go in and tonsils and adenoids need to come out.

Again, why do I buy toys? The diaper box, endless hours of fun.

Don't be fooled by the vacant expression, Anna has been wanting to hold the nebulizer since the day we brought it home.

See, if i can get her to take over that little chore then I will have lots more time to spend with my new book.


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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Two years ago

Two years ago today we introduced Anna to Lucy for the first time. Lucy had been home from the hospital for 24 hours. Note the monitor in the background! Look at little Lu. She looks like a newborn but she was almost 3 months old. Gosh, I'm glad we survived that period.

And now

Here she is feeding her baby, putting her baby to bed
and putting all the baby's food just so.

She seems to be doing a whole lot better with our array of inhalers, nebulizers, antibiotics and steroids. Tomorrow we visit the ENT.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Teacher gifts

Well, it's still February. The girls are playing in the laundry basket, pretending like
Scully is a monster. She sure smells like a monster.

Note to self, next time don't get a dogs in the hound family.

Here are the teacher gifts I made for Anna's teachers. Um, yes, Christmas gifts after Valentines day.

These are some coke cozies. Do they keep the beverage any cooler? I have no idea. But they are cute and keep the condensation off you hand.

My children are now playing with a large plastic bag.

Time to intervene!

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Elfin magic

Isn't it amazing how a haircut changes the way your child looks? I think this makes her look like an elf.

I thought this blog would be a good place to post photos of my girls and maybe my u.f.o s (unfinished objects) to help me move along with my projects. So here's why I'm not getting anywhere with art, crafts, BSF or anything else that I *should* be doing:

First, dose your 2 year up with steroids that make her crazy

Second, wrangle above 2 year to the nebulizer a few times each day

(oh but she's so very cute!)


Oh, then there was the 36 hours without power. Awesome.

I'll be back soon with more!



Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ten years ago

Can you see the date on this photo? 2/13/99.

10 years ago this week.

We had a great visit this weekend. No painting, but wonderful all the same.

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Friday, February 6, 2009

I hate February

To combat the winter blues I brought in some forsythia branches and forced them. Anna was excited to see the "shlowers". (when will she learn how to say f's?)

The forensics team will be over soon to take molds of all of our teeth to find out who helped them self to this snack.

Here's Anna giving Lucy a "haircut" with a spoon. Don't worry, I have now put all of the scissors out of reach. I'm sure it's just a matter of time though.

I'm looking forward to a visit from my friend Karen this weekend. We have hopes of painting even. Do you think it will happen? Doubtful. It should be a fun weekend anyway.


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Sunday, February 1, 2009


How good it must feel to be free of diapers. We are two for four today. Not too bad for our second day in.

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