Friday, May 28, 2010

Child Labor

I have finally put my foot down. I spend hours washing, drying, folding and putting away the laundry. And then the first time the kids get dressed, everything is unfolded and a giant mess. So I came up with a solution. I will wash and dry but the kids fold and put away.

Even hubby folds his own clothes (mostly because I have to wander the house and find all of his dirty clothes to wash.) Munchkin does a great job. The clothes don't look great but she is so proud of herself. And now, all my hard work isn't wasted. As long as the shirts get into the shirt drawer, and the underwear into the underwear drawer and the pants, jammas and skirts are where they belong, I am happy.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Adventures in Hairstyling

Munchkin loves trying new things. She loves having her hair out of her face...although some days not enough to let me do it. She loves having mini 'bunnies' all over her head and the resulting curls.
step one: mini bunnies
Step 2: Bozo the clown

Step three: curly sue
Wouldn't it be nice to be three again. You can wear whatever you want, have your hair however and everyone still thinks you're adorable because you're three.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Birthday--Now Let's Party!

The cake:
Not quite liking so many people around
Bath Time
So much sugar for such a little body! The presents were a big hit...especially with the siblings!
Thanks everyone for coming!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ode to the Best Sleeper in the World

Your first night home, you slept 5 hours before I woke you to eat. The second night, you slept 7 hours before I woke you. The third night, I was tired and I didn't wake you. Eight hours and 15 minutes after we put you to bed, you decided to wake up and eat.

And still, to this day, you sleep all night long, every night...unless you have croup or ear infections or teeth hurting you. But you did manage to pop out your last tooth with just a fever and a bit of grumpiness, while still sleeping all night.

Thank you for this wonderful gift.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Squirt is the "Fa..shizzle"


A year seems like a long time until you look at pictures of you from last year. The doctors told us it was a girl but you only looked like a purple blob trying to be a baby. I thought to myself, I don't even remember the little turd as the quiet one that slept all the time. Well, anyway, you are homing in on your first year of existence and you are in for a real treat. (the treat is all the in-laws scheduled to land down right in our living room). You will be partaking of your FIRST BIRTHDAY EXPERIENCE, which will include but not limiting you to massacring a cake, eating way to much sugar and having your older sibling open all of your presents so you can play with the wrapping paper or plastic bags. (Janet, if you are reading this she will be under strict adult supervision.)

Hoo Rah for Squirt and Happy Birthday!


Don't let mom know about this post, she wasn't looking when I logged in on her account. Its easy when she has the same password for everything. It will be our little secret.... shhhhhh

Monday, May 10, 2010


(Mother's Day mention: This Mother's Day was AWESOME!!! I got to sleep in. And when I got out of bed at 7:45am, hubby sent me back to bed and told me to "read or relax or whatever." Message received. I got presents from the kids--bath salts, book, giant tootsie rolls (which I gave right back,) chocolates, pictures and whatever else Munchkin could find to give me as a present. Hubby made pancakes for dinner (per my request) with strawberry cream cheese frosting/syrup and Better-than-sex cake for dessert. But to be honest--except for the sleeping in part and the being showered with presents, it really was like almost every other Sunday. You see, hubby cooks on the weekends. He is in charge of the kids on the weekends. I have the best husband in the world!---and not just on Mother's Day.)

Commence Birthday Week!
After 40 weeks of waiting, plus one more whole week for good measure and extra baking time--

Squirt finally joined our family. And she was so worth the wait!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Big Girl...Inadvertently

Remember this crib?
Not only could the drop side detatch and suffocate the baby, but it turns out the frame can collapse, also endangering the baby.

So we (and by we, I, of course, mean I) took it apart, packed it into the car, and took it back to the store for our refund. Which left Squirt without a crib and a dresser. We just put a mattress on the floor. After getting up the 20th time because she had rolled off the mattress, we needed to figure out something else. We didn't want to buy another crib since she is our last and wouldn't need it for very much longer anyway. So we (and again, by we I mean I) stole the boy's bed (it already had the bunk bed rails on it) and put it together in the girls room.

However, now her favorite game is to stand up against the rails and throw her Carebear over the side and cry until someone retrieves it for her.
But she sleeps pretty well at know, when she's not teething.