Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Such a handsome boy

He's a pretty handsome boy in his new Sponge Bob glasses (we really need to talk about how much I dislike Sponge Bob, but these have spring loaded hinges so they bend down 180 degrees, super important when he's ripping them off his face). There is a picture of Sponge Bob on the earpiece against his head, and he has loved showing that off. He's done great with them so far. He's complained a few times about his eyes hurting. Hopefully this won't go on too much longer. The best part...he can see clearly!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas performance

The girls have been hard at work. They did an awesome job. The hours of practice time are paying off. The hours of practice time are also lots of fun for them. They have a blast. She's loving this. It's lots of fun to watch them go from not really knowing what comes next to knowing and being confident. I'm all about my girl being confident. It's harder to knock down a confident girl.

He didn't really want to watch. He was a tired boy. Check out the size of his hands! They are huge!

The boys did a great job. By default, Eli is taking a boys tumbling class. This class is at the same time as one of Hannah's classes. Why should he just sit there? It gives him something to do and play with other boys and burn off some energy. This was hilarious. They laughed, I laughed, and they couldn't remember what was supposed to come next. It was awesome :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Igloo house

Yes please. I would like one of these. It's an igloo house...surrounded by books. It's supposed to be for kids, but I want one. The kids would love something like this in their bedrooms. There aren't backs to the shelves, so they can grab a story any time they want. We were just talking about bookshelves last night. I asked Cody if his winter project could be a bookshelf in each of the kids bedrooms. Since he loves to do things for me, or maybe cause he likes to build stuff, he said sure. I think he might look at me like I was nuts if I said this is what I wanted.
images from inhabitots

Friday, November 13, 2009


The little things are beginning to make sense. The frustration when he sits down to work on pages out of the preschool books, not wanting the books so close to him during story time, having a hard time following the lines when he colors. Eli needs glasses. I was not expecting that when we went to the eye doctor yesterday. Neither one had ever had their eyes checked, so I was just making sure things were fine. I guess they weren't. The doctor said it's a pretty bad case and he'll need to wear them on a full time basis. He's nervous about this big change. We are trying to pump him up and make it an awesome and cool thing. We picked out frames last night and he looks adorable. You know I'll put up a picture when we get them in :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A visit from the Tooth Fairy

We had a visit from the Tooth Fairy last night. Hannah lost her first tooth yesterday morning. She walked into school and decided it was time for it to come out. She said "mama, I counted to 3 and then pulled really hard and it fell out!" The very mini tooth fairy paid her a visit last night. The kids have both decided that the tooth fairy is about 6" tall. They agree that it makes it easier for her to put things under pillows. The tooth fairy left her a note, $2, and her tooth for me. She's so thoughtful :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

My boys

I love my boys.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I know we have a little while before we have to have them picked out and paid for, but he wants something unique and that fits us. Sarah and Kelly, you both are bad for me, you introduced me to Etsy. Etsy will not be good for me either. So much cool stuff! I'm in love with these rings! I'm gonna bet that the rock likeness will make him love them too :)

Beth Cyr Jewelry shop

Mariposa, Optimus Prime, and a Witch

Mariposa is a butterfly fairy princess. Doesn't she make a beautiful butterfly fairy princess? This costume took her weeks to decide on. She doesn't make decisions quickly. I'm not sure who that comes from :)

Optimus Prime made his decision quickly. We were actually really surprised he picked this costume. Since he was about a year old he has been terrified of masks. He has hated seeing anyone dressed up. He would find his way as far away from anyone in a costume. That would include Santa. He would turn ghost white and look like he was going to pass out or throw up when it came time to get near Santa. No picture with him and Hannah and Santa since he was about 6 months old. Since he picked a costume with a mask and didn't run from anyone else dressed up this year, it might be our year for a Santa picture.

I believe she is giving a "WTH" look. Or maybe that's a "my people are soooo stupid" look. She just didn't seem as excited about wearing her costume as the kids did.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Carving time

We got "punkins" carved! Woohoo! And on a weeknight too! This is Hannah's pumpkin pre carving.

Look! She was actually cleaning out the guts! Huge improvement from the last time we carved pumpkins. She wouldn't touch it, would have no part of it. I do love the face she's making. Still disgusted by it, but at least participating.

This is Eli's pumpkin pre carving. I love the faces, so silly.

He had no problem cleaning out his pumpkin. After Cody had used the spoon to do the scraping, he was all about cleaning it out by himself. He even helped me get all the seeds. The seeds still need to be roasted. Supposedly they are better after they've sat for a day or 3. Toasting will happen tonight.

And here's Cody's pumpkin. His always has the scary face.

All the pumpkins, even the babies with the sticker faces, and Eli's from his field-trip to the pumpkin patch. That one did not get carved. That one, and the babies, will probably hang out until Thanksgiving, and that will be the extent of our decorating for Thanksgiving.

Silly and scary jack-o-lanterns :)