Monday, December 27, 2010

The Crafting Genes Run Strong

In case there was any doubt, the crafting genes run strong in my family. The grandmas on both sides were knitters back in the day. My paternal grandma is still a wonderful seamstress and could probably knit circles around me if she chose to. She made the girls beautiful flannel robes for Christmas.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

My 1st Grade Leader

Addie is already showing leadership ability. Wait for the second song, it's hysterical.

We had two concerts yesterday. Lily's concert was in the morning and was absolutely adorable. I have some video clips of that, but will have to upload them from my phone. The preschoolers all walked out wearing halos and little snare drums made out of decorated ice cream buckets. They all seemed a little stunned by the bleachers packed full of parents and grandparents.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas 2010

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Day at the Farm

While visiting my parents a few weeks ago, we took the kids to a farm. It was a very chilly, windy day but that didn't stop the kids from playing hard.

We fed the new lamb, the sheep and tried to avoid the greedy goat. Lily was afraid to feed the sheep at first. I had to help her by holding my hand under hers so she wouldn't panic. Once she realized that the sheep just licked and didn't bite, she thought feeding the animals was hillarious.

The farm had these ingenious duck races. The ducks floated down a piece of gutter into another holding tank. The kids had a ball - luckily there were enough pumps for everyone.

We had to "pause the play" to get cookies and hot chocolate and for me to warm up. After snacks it was posing on the pumpkins and watching the pig races.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

My Little Pupcakes

Addie took Lily for Show and Share last week. It went something like this:
"This is my little sister Lily. She plays with me and she's sweet. Any questions or comments?".

Tonight the girls were eating when we overheard Addie say, "That's not how you say it, it's not pup, it's c-c-cup. You say cupcake.". I wanted to cry! We have so few of the Kidisms left, I want to keep that one a while longer.

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

The backwards numbers, the single line of hopscotch numbers, this couldn't be made by anyone other than a five year old. I hopped on one foot down the line of numbers only to be told I was doing it wrong. Apparently you alternate single foot hops with two-footed hops.

We are off to the zoo to celebrate fathers day! Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there!

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Good Morning Sunshine

These are one of the things I love about my job; I am able to drive around and see scenes like this every day.

Can you see the baby goselings and their parents? I took a close up with my real camera but also took this one for quick blogging.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Wiggly Tooth

We've got another wiggly tooth at our house. To try to speed things along (this has been wiggly for a long time) I bought some corn on the cob. It's one of Addie's favorite foods and since she hasn't really wanted to eat many apples, I thought this might work.

It's been a busy weekend at our house. Adam has been away for work, so its just the girls and me. On Friday night we drove down to my Grandparent's house to see my Grandpa inducted into the local high school Wall of Honor. It was back home on Saturday to work on pricing stuff for a garage sale. Today we ran errands (including picking up a new to us 2 wheel bike for Lily) and did more pricing. We fit in a bike ride to the park, but somehow didn't get the lawn mowed.

Hmmm... Maybe tomorrow.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sick Day

We're having a sick day today. I'll leave out the gory details, but Adam found Lily wandering into the bathroom last night around 1:30 am. Much laundry was started and Lily ended up in our bed for the rest of the night. Sufice it to say, no one got much sleep. I don't understand how such a tiny girl can flip flop, squirm and take up as much room as Lily!

Now we are snuggled up watching cartoons. I'm hoping I can put her down for a nap this afternoon so I can do a teleconference for work. In the meantime there is snuggling, laundry, vacuuming, dishes, snuggling and no end of work to do around here.

Milk allergy update: all is good so far. We've tried "stringy" cheese which she loves. It's definitely opening up a new taste pallet for her. Lil informed me the other day that Oma makes better Mac & Cheese than I do. The kid has been introduced to Kraft!

Lily wants to type something:
Addie I love you

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Milkin' It

Blog, meet Rosalina. Rosalina, meet the blog.

Lily had a blood test last week to test her milk allergy. I am estatic to announce that she came back with ZERO reaction to milk. We now get to slowly test her out on tiny bits of milk products to see how she does. It's tricky with a 4 year old because she tends to be a bit of a drama queen. Does her tummy really hurt or is she saying that because she's hungry and Momma to carry her to the table? We'll take it one day at a time and a tiny bit of milk at a time.
To celebrate, the Easter Bunny brought us a new pet. Rosalina the Hermit Crab. So far Momma is enjoying the crab the most. I am completely fascinated with the little guy - I mean gal. Lily got the honor of naming the crab. As she said, "I want to be named Rosalina, but since I can't then she can be Rosalina."

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Music and Lyrics

One of Addie's favorite songs right now is one she learned at mass, "He Will Raise You Up.".

I was singing it tonight (incorrectly since I'm really bad at lyrics) when Addie started correcting me. It's amazing that a five year old can kick my vocal cords in both melody and lyrics.

In other news, here's a photo of the girls showing off souvenirs from Florida. The girls got matching dresses and Adam got the t-shirt.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

She's Stylin'

Hey there pretty girl, what happened to all your hair?

We finally got fed up with having all the snarls in Addie's hair. While we were at my parents house, I took her to get her hair cut. The stylist cut off 8 inches! Enough to donate to Locks of Love. This is Addie's second donation to Locks of Love and she's only 5!

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Orange Fairy

Some of you might be shocked to hear that we have an Orange Fairy at our house. I would argue that it must be an imp or an elf of some sort, because this was a naughty fairy.

Today has been a non-stop series of snacks. My fault perhaps, since I didn't put either girl down for a nap. As I was starting dinner, Addie came and asked for yet another snack. I said no because I just had to throw out part of an orange that neither child would eat.

Her response?

"But Momma, I did eat my entire orange. The Orange Fairy came to our house and dropped a part of an orange and flew away. Recognizing that Momma would be mad and blame me for not eating my orange."

I've got to respect the creativity and the crafting of the story, at the same time that I am annoyed that she is lying to me.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Direct Proportions

My blogging is in direct proportion to the number of photos I take with my phone and the amount of free time I have. Obviously I don't have much of either lately.

Last night we had a great playdate with our friends. I don't have wonderful things to say about our location, but I did get 3 free meals for next time. Considering I only bought 2 kids meals, I'd say I came out ahead.

The kids all play together great. It was really noisy and busy when we got there, but it didn't take too long for the big kids to leave. As a side note, if you're old enough to wear makeup, you're too old to be in Playland! The big hit of the night was Dana's new phone with the cool apps.

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