Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
mins before he decided that was enough watching Daddy play and he could do just as good. They ended up having a blast on a very tall twirly slide. This week however, my mom and dad came to watch the boys so that I could watch Andy play. This made me realize that I missed the boys being little four month old babies trapped in their infant car seats when they didn't move and I could go watch Andy play and they would sleep or a wife of some if worked with would hold one of them. I think it is funny how I thought everything about them was so hard when they were babies. I now think back and know that it wasn't all bad. They loved their car seats and slept in them every night until they were six months old and we could do anything with them in those car seats. I do miss those infant carrier days. Anyways, Andy has his big Dodge ball tournament this coming Wed and they are in first place. If they win the tournament then they get to walk in the Raleigh Christmas parade and that means Cale, Carter, and myself will be walking, so lets hope they win!
Here is the big mess they have been making in the playroom while looking at books. They like to dump them all out read them and when they are done with each book they yell, "The End!" and throw it behind them. At least they are nothing like their father and do love to read!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
I just had to add this picture!
This is Cale's strange eye rolling thing he does when he is shy. My mom was able to snap this picture at my nephews birthday party when Cale was apparently doing this to my sister-in-law's mom. I could not for the longest time figure out where he got this from and then one day I saw a picture of me when I was pregnant and I was making the same exact face. I guess my kids don't really look like me, but Cale is, I hate to admit this because he is so stubborn, just like me. Carter is mini-Andy in looks and behavior and it is so funny. Cale and I got into some major stubborn battles last week, but his weekend was much better.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Friday afternoons Andy gets off around 12 or so and since I am working now while the boys are at school, that is my time to grocery shop. Well on Thursday night, Andy had to go back to work and he worked until 4 in the morning and was obviously really tired, so I told him I wouldn't go or I would put the boys down for a nap first but he told me to go. So when I come home, an hour later, Andy had taken the boys down to the basement to play in the playroom and came back upstairs. Well, he thought that since they were playing so nice and quiet that they were being good and he didn't bother them WRONG! Quiet in our house always means, up to no good! When I walked in I ask why they were so quiet. I thought they had fallen asleep, oh but no. They had climbed on top of the pool table, which is used to block the old fireplace that we don't use, and had thrown everything off the top except for you guessed it, the basket of markers. What they threw off, not of the carpet side but the hearth side, were all the pool sticks, wipes and the basket and coloring books. They kept the markers and colored all over the pool table. . After Andy learned his lesson and had to clean the mess up, we moved the pool table out of the playroom, which weighs 200lbs and cause my right shoulder to hurt for several days, and cleaned up the old fireplace. Luckily or at least for now, they do understand to stay away from the fireplace since there is one in the living room that we do use in the winter. On the brighter side, it does make the playroom look much larger.
What I always find so amazing is that when the kids are with other people and far away from us, people think that they are perfect angels. I guess I should take that as a compliment, but sometimes I wish they could always be that good at home. Don't get me wrong they do play good at home sometimes. Like the other night they were just sitting in the middle of the living room floor playing with their matchbox cars, which is their most favorite thing right now, in a little garage, ramp thing and being so good. Andy and I talked about if they were that good all the time the earth would be overpopulated because who wouldn't want sweet kids like that.
Today was my first MOPS (mother's of preschoolers) meeting, which was so great! The boys did good going into a new classroom. It is not at our church, so I was worried about how they would react, but they walked right in. On the way this morning I was stopped at a red light in front of the Volvo dealership and thought to myself, I wonder if I ask Andy if I could have one of those SUVs if I agreed not to have anymore kids. Well when I told him what I was thinking he told me I made his day and I could have any car I wanted if we were done having kids. I don't know if I am ready for that decision just yet, but with the week I am having I really could consider it.
As far as my burp cloth business goes I purchased a .com for it, so it is now http://www.ohsewcutedesigns.com/. I have bought a few more patterns that I need to add. Also, I have started making paci clips, the thing that keeps the paci from falling to floor when the baby spits it out. Once I feel like I have perfected those I will post pictures on my website and prices for those.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
My first day also went very well. There were five 1 year olds in my class today, we are suppose to have six but one little girl isn't walking yet. We only had one little girl that cried for just a little bit. She settled down when we went on a buggy ride, it is a long triple jogging stroller and there are two so each teacher has a stroller. we then took them out on the playground and then came in for "tea party" and some coloring. It was fun and it is amazing how you forget how much more guidance 1 year olds need, meaning they don't know how to sit down when you tell them to. I have a feeling they will catch on quickly and we will have a great year.
Cale reading with Daddy
Carter crying because he didn't want his picture made
Cale into his TV program and Carter running to the door to go bye bye
Here is what the boys did on their first day of school. They colored a picture using Do A Dots. The yellow sheet is what their teacher send home to let us know what they did, ate, how they behaved and potty issues. They luckily have the same teachers as last year, so I think that makes it easier for them. Although, they did try and walk into the 1 year old class this morning.
Here is a picture of the boys before their first day of school last year. They had so little hair! I was going to dress them in the same shorts, unbelievable they still fit, and a similar shirt just for fun, but Andy didn't like that idea.