Friday, December 19, 2008

Molly the princess

Molly brought a pair of Abby's princess dress up shoes to me and then stuck out her feet as if to say "put these on me Mommy". So I did and she can actually walk in them, it is pretty funny to watch. I guess her little chubby feet make the front just tight enough to not fall off!


gingerbread house



This is Thomas' gingerbread house that he made at the school Christmas party. They made them out of graham crackers with emptymilk cartons inside for support. I think he just wanted to pile on as much candy as possible so that he could take more candy home to eat!

smarty pants!

We are the typical parents and of course think that our kids are the smartest around. Abby went to the toy room the other day and found this book, that honestly we haven't read to her in months, and she asked Toby if she could read it to him. So he humored her and said "sure!" I didn't find the camera until the last page, but she read the whole book only needing help with two or three words! We were shocked and amazed, I tell you they surprize you everyday! By the way, she is only four and doesn't even start kindergaten until the fall. video

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Thomas turns 7!

Thomas' birthday was this Sunday, the 7th of December. We celebrated on the 5th for various reasons, but anyway he decided that he would like to go mini-golfing and then to Red Lobster for dinner. We also visited him at school for lunch and he really enjoyed that. The mini-golf place was in the mall and it was one of these where everything is painted in flourescent colors and the lights are all blacklights. The kids all really enjoyed it. Of course, when you can make a hole-in-one by pushing the ball along with the putter, it is always fun!! Molly just enjoyed carrying my putter around or throwing the ball where she pleased.(luckily the place wasn't too busy) After that we went to Red Lobster which just happens to be right in front of the mall. Thomas was very anxious to open presents, so we ordered our food and let him have his fun while we waited for it to arrive. He loved all of his presents, but I guess the older he gets the more greedy he becomes, because after he was done he asked "Why didn't any of my Aunts or Uncles send me any presents?" I lovingly explained that he would probably get more birthday presents at Christmastime and he was satisfied with that. Overall, it was a good day. Of course we could have done without the jealous attention-grabbing behavior of Abby and the hungry fit-throwing of Molly, but what are you gonna do?!?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

tornado warning

a few weeks ago we had a tornado warning in our area. once i realized we weren't actually going to get a tornado, i went outside to take pictures of the dark clouds. some of them were starting to rotate right over our heads, it was pretty cool. and then after the storm i went out front again and discovered a rainbow.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

my crazy girls!

a few nights ago, i was trying to dress molly in her pjs for bed. of course, her favorite game these days is "try to get away from mom" so it is not so easy anymore. i got her jammies halfway on and when i stood her up to put her arms in, this is what happened!


video




yesterday, abby and i played the game "pretty, pretty princess". if you don't know the game, you go around the board trying to collect all of your color jewelry and the one crown before your opponent. whoever achieves this goal wins, well abby decided that whoever wins gets to wear ALL of the jewelry! i think the earrings hurt a little!








and then i saved the best for last! tonight molly had a dum dum pop after dinner. she walks around the house with it in her mouth (i know, bad mom!) the next time i see her, she no longer has it in her mouth and i wondered what in the house is all sticky! oh, wait! there it is! (in between her legs!)

Monday, November 3, 2008

I should know better!

I guess by now I should know better than to leave the kids unsupervised for even a minute. I was surprised at what I discovered. They decided that the box of shredded paper was snow and they had a snowball fight. I guess that's life!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008








Well, halloween was fun this year. We had some friends (Randy and Amy Walker) over for dinner and then she and I took the kids trick or treating, while the guys stayed home to give out candy. I decided not to take the stroller this year as now Molly can walk. I had no idea how tiring it would be to carry her from one house to the next, only putting her down at the doors to get candy. I was so glad to have another adult with me to trade off carrying her. At first Molly didn't quite get what was going on. When i would put her on a doorstep and open her bag for her, she would reach in and take out a piece of candy and give it to me to open. I would put it back in and she would get so frustrated. All she wanted was to eat just one piece of candy! Of course Thomas and Abby are well experienced and knew exactly what to say and do, my only problem there was keeping up with them. When we finally got home and I gave Molly one piece of candy out of her bag, she was so excited! Of course, Thomas and Abby also each got one piece each, and then it was off to bed for everyone. Our friends left and wished us well with the hyper kids tomorrow! What a great day!



These are pictures of the kids eating their candy before bed.







We carved pumpkins about a week ago and it went pretty well. Abby doesn't like to get her hands dirty, so I scooped out the insides for her. She drew the face all by herself and of course I carved it. Thomas has fun getting in all the muck, so Toby helped him get the stuff out and Thomas also drew his own face. I did Molly's pumpkin for her. She loved them all.

Friday, October 31, 2008

hello, everyone!
i don't know anything about blogs, but this is my attempt. we'll see if i remember to keep posting things, or if this will be one of the many things that i start and don't finish! if noone ever reads it , than i guess it will be a waste of time. so if you do read it, at least let me know by commenting or something. i just want you all to be able to see my kids grow up and get cuter everyday, i feel selfish keeping them to myself.
amy