Friday, February 29, 2008

Monna Dude

We went down to my parents house last weekend. Mom helped put on a showing of The Business of Being Born on Saturday so we all went to that. Lily soaked up all the snuggles she could from "Monna." She wasn't too sure about all the people. I had wanted to get a picture of Lily with Paula (the midwife who was at Lily's birth) and Dr. Feigel (the doc who delivered her) however the panel discussion at the end lasted longer than the girls could hold out. We went to a Mexican place for lunch with Grandma, Auntie 'Rene and Auntie's friend.

The girls played hard all weekend. They were troopers when I screwed up their nap schedule and made them deal with the chaos that is Wally World. They hung in there though! On Sunday we left at naptime, can you tell?

This was Addie 2 miles from my parents house. Lily didn't last any longer. They slept the entire way home!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Snow Cones

What do you do when it's too cold to play outside? Make snow cones!! Adam and the girls went to Menards last weekend and when they got home they had a short snowball fight with the new snow that had fallen. I asked them to bring in a snowball. (Sneaky Mom's way of getting them in the house!)

We took their snowballs and drizzled grenadine on top... instant snow cones!

Brrr... cold. It's an ice cream headache.

Lily is ever so happy with her snow cone. Addie on the other hand decided that she likes white snow best.

You might notice that Lily has two different placemats in front of her. I thought I'd mix things up a bit and let them swap placemats. Oh no, my OCD youngest child threw an absolute fit because she didn't have the Dora mat. That is her mat. Never have I seen a child who has to have certain things just so.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Just Chillin'

Yo, homie! Whatcha doin'?

Me? Just chillin' with my peeps, watching my Madagascar movie we rented from the library.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Feats of Manhood - photo heavy

Last night we had a Feats of Manhood Contest. The girls competed with Adam to see who was the Manliest of the Men. The contest consisted of, The Heavy Lifting. Addie shows that you don't have to lift with your knees to lift heavy objects.
Next up was the Drinking event. Whoever drank their shot of soymilk first would win.
I suspect that this was probably a bad bad idea. Let's introduce our 3 1/2 yr old to doing shots. Parents of the Year award, here we come!
Then it was the Arm Wrestling.

That Addie is a tricky one. She was caught using 2 hands a couple of times.

She was shocked when she lost that Feat of Manhood!
Next, we moved to the living room for the Throwing event.

The award went for longest throw. There was no specified way to throw, any way you could get the soft squishy Dora ball into the TV room worked.

Finally it was the Swagger and Pull Up Your Pants event. Lily won this one by a landslide. Honestly, I've never seen anyone pull their pants up to their armpits like her before.

The overall winner was Adam. To be honest, I'd be a little concerned if he didn't win!

Tonight, it's Feats of Womanhood. It could be anyone's win tonight.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Help Me Martha

Martha Stewart is doing a poll on her blog to determine what the next "Big Idea" is. One of the suggestions from a staff member is that they publish a Allergen Free magazine. I think this is an amazing idea. It would be wonderful to have someone as popular as Martha Stewart bringing attention to food allergies, especially in children. This might get the attention of big companies (see my rant against Gerber) to take the top 9 allergens out of food marketed to children. Right now it's the winning idea, please help Lily out by going to Martha's blog and voting for the allergen free idea.