Friday, January 30, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Abby: Mom, do you want to play puzzle with me? (it's a 100-piece princess one and her fave)
Me: No Abby, not right now.
Abby: Mom, do you want to bake cookies?
Me: No Abby, it's 9 o'clock, maybe later.
5 minutes later she comes back
Abby: Okay, Mom, do you want to do puzzle or make cookies? You pick. Okay, you pick, puzzle or cookies. Pick one.
Me: *holding back some serious laughter* You win Abby, I pick puzzle.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
And for those of you who do this one, I also tag you - dare you - to stop what you're doing this second and take a couple pictures of your house to post...no cleaning first! (I stole this idea from someone else). If you're one of those obsessively neat people whose house is always clean, don't bother doing this as that will make the rest of us feel lousy :)
view into the main living room
my impeccably clean kitchen, you could eat off the floors - if you're tetanus shot is up to date
view from the front door...notice all the containers stacked so nicely. full of Christmas decorations waiting to be hauled to the shed
There you go, my house in all its, "I-have-two-babies, no energy and worked today" glory. I did vacuum yesterday so there's not as much pet hair as usual. But no way was I going to post a picture of my own room...it would make these rooms look spotless!
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
look at me, i'm on my knees!
I call his hair "duck fluff", isn't that what it looks like?
He loves having deep, meaningful conversations with Rusty. They seem to understand each other. And I hadn't really noticed how chubby - very chubby - Trey's arms had gotten since he mostly wears jammies or long sleeved shirts. His legs are the same way too. How come that's cute on a baby and not on me? Oh well!
Abby is still my once-darling little sleeper, turned newborn again. She has a hard time being alone in her room but is sleeping most of the night. She wakes up anywhere between 4 & 6...ugh. Sometimes it works out that she stays in her room and is quiet, sometimes it's not so fun. And lately Trey has been going down at a reasonable hour but then waking up after an hour or so, it's starting to feel like I'm giving him a very late nap. He's got roughly 4 new teeth coming in so I think that's his problem. Last night he fell asleep at 2:20, I guess that makes it this morning, not last night. So I'm on about 4 hours of sleep. Nice. I think if parenting had a "Time-Out" button, I'd have pushed it mulitple times this week. I'm sure I'll look back one day, many years from now, and remember them for their cuteness, and all the cuddles, and will hopefully have forgotten how I wanted desperately to push that button!
It was really nice yesterday having only one kiddo at home. Poor Trey has been on the back burner since his sister is so needy. Jerry and I were feeling a little guilty about not spending some good quality time with him. He's just so undemanding during the day and plays so well by himself that he doesn't get all the attention I'd like to give him. And he's changing so much right now, becoming more boy, less baby that I'm enjoying him a lot more.
We are also working on potty-training Abby, thanks Tanya for the inspiration to do it. I've been waiting for her to give me a sign that she's ready but she so far all she's wanted is the M&M reward. I've been putting her in pull-ups (they have princesses on them - BIG HIT!) during the day and we've been setting a timer for every 40-45 minutes and when it goes off we hurry to the potty and sit on it, reading some books. No luck so far but Abby seems to not be afraid of the potty like she was before. We only make it until about 3-4 before she's had enough for the day. Fine with me, I am just happy that we are making a little progress. Thinking about how much money I can save having only 1 baby in diapers is keeping me energized about it!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Abby had been up since 6 am, but since she'd gone to bed at 7 the night before that was okay. What was NOT okay was the screaming/crying/fussing that occurred when she couldn't decide what she wanted to do for an hour while Mommy went back to sleep. She ended up in my bed sometime before 7 and we lasted until 7:15 when Trey woke up. I knew she needed a nap and was equally sure that she wouldn't take one so I made her a big lunch and stuck Tinkerbell in when we got home and she sat quietly for an hour. I made cookies, bribed her with those to sit quietly for another movie and then she played nicely until Jerry got home at 6. With no nap she was running on fumes and down for the night at 7 again....I have to be up at 6 for work tomorrow so I'm sure I'll be seeing her before I leave.
As for Trey, I just love that kid. He was tired from getting up so early (thank you Abby for screaming loud enough to wake him) so he went back to sleep at 9. He's teething and maybe growing (or just knows that his momma needs one undemanding child!) and is sleeping alot. I had to wake him at 11 so we could get going. He fell asleep in the car on the way back from the store and when we got home he ate and went upstairs for an almost 3 hour nap. After I put Abby to bed I fed him and he fell right to sleep again. He's totally my favorite.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I really don't care much for shopping (except grocery shopping, I like that) but I had money (thank you to all those who donated this Christmas to the Megan-needs-new-clothes fund) and Jerry was home and willing to watch the kids, so off I went. I found some fabulous deals and discovered that shopping alone and with money makes the whole experience much more enjoyable. I came home with 2 pairs of jeans, a half dozen shirts, some tank tops a new lady garment and my beautiful new purse. I think that qualifies as a success. If only the money/no kid thing worked out more often!
sister showing him how you're supposed to play...bossy girl, wonder where she gets it from?
the rest of my children. they're never together in one place so I took a pic. don't mind the dirty paw-printed window...he'll lick it clean eventually
Friday, January 2, 2009
See the bunny shadow in the middle? When I asked her if that was it she gave me a big smile and said "YES!!!!" and then looked at me like "Wow, I'm glad you're not totally dumb!" oh kids.
She's also now obsessed with some bubble game on Jerry's pda and actually did a pretty good job at doing it herself. She's going to be more tech-savvy than I am by the age of 4...sad.