Thursday, February 28, 2008


Yesterday, I was feeling pretty
under the weather.
So I felt like I needed to stay
in bed most of the day.
Good thing I had Jordan here
to take care of me.
She played with London.
She wrote me a sweet note and
put it on my nightstand.
She made all of us lunch.
She even took orders.
Then she brought a t.v. tray
all the way upstairs for me to set it on.
She offered to turn on the t.v. to football
for me to watch (thinking that was my favorite).
And she brought me a bell to ring,
just in case I needed anything else.

She's going to make a wonderful mom someday.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


It's ok to commit a little sin, right?
I mean, it's not lying, cheating, or stealing.
OK, maybe it's cheating a little.
But come on, it's
chocolate marshmallow brownies
with homemade butter fudge frosting.
Who could resist that?
It just sits there in the pan on the counter
and calls my name.

There, I admitted it.

I feel so much better.

The place to be

Last Thursday night
was Sydney's 2nd grade
music program.
They sang some fun songs,
"Heigh ho", "Go Round the Corn Sally"
and "Miss Suzie".
If you look closely, you can see her
right in the middle of the group.

Here she is afterward
with some friends.
It's great to get out
and watch our kids
do things they love to do.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

2 years old

Maybe it's because
she could be our last
but I find myself
hanging on to
everything about

Here are a few
of her favorite

(a must-

Favorite book
(has to be read
to her before
she will take
a nap or
go to bed
at night).
"Mom, will you
read the Spots?"

Favorite cereal
requested every morning
for breakfast
"Mom, I want the pink cereal."

Favorite 2

Favorite game: Hide and Seek.
Favorite t.v. shows: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Little Einsteins
and Blues Clues.
Favorite song: Twinkle Little Star.

And my favorite quotes from her:
"I'm so confused!"
"Mom, don't lose it, it's dangerous!"
(as I was fixing her hair, the rubber band)
"Mom, don't water me!"
(as I washed her hair in the tub)
"Good job, balloon! You're doing good
to go up high!"
"I'm so compicated"
(as she sat down on some pillows,
I think she meant comfortable)
"Mom, can I have a chee?"
(singular for cheese)

I love it.
These are some of the best days ever.


as I was tucking the kids into bed,
I heard the sound of
falling on the roof.
I always love that sound.
But tonight, I was extra happy.

Because it wasn't SNOW!

Saturday, February 23, 2008


The kids
all love this
for some
Austin recently
he was going to
learn it on the
He's been
a lot, and I'm sure
it won't be long
till he's got it
It's kind of amazing when your kids
are doing the same things
you did as a kid, too.
Guess that means I'm getting old. :)

Sleeping beauties

Since it was Friday night,
Sydney and Jordan
asked if they could
have a slumber party
and sleep in the hide-a-bed
last night.
I couldn't resist
taking their picture after they
fell asleep.

Of course,
what slumber
party would
be complete
without a little
with the
(a la
Diaries 2)
the next

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Go. . .team(?)

Even though I've pretty much
converted him to the Nuggets
(with a little help from my friends
Carmelo and Allen),
Doug is a Suns fan at heart.
So, when Shaq had his
with them last night,
we were all over it.

Austin dug out his
Suns hat

and Syd came out all decked out.
We didn't have a Suns jersey,

so she made a Suns sign

to cover up the Bulls logo.

Jordan decided
the Bulls needed
a fan, so she made
a Bulls

sign for her shirt.


And London was content just
being a fan of . . .


Case in point:
No nap today.
Around dinnertime,
this is what happened:
Oh, well.
It was fun while it lasted.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


So, this is usually what happens
when I tell London it's
time for a nap.
"Mom, first I need to practice."
"Mom, I need to finish my lunch."
"This is Baby's bed."
"Mom, I'll hide and you count."
"Mom, now you hide and I'll count."
"Wait, let's read a story first."
Okay, lest you think I'm the
biggest pushover,
I'll admit, I was having fun, too. :)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sunday afternoon

Sunday afternoon
is one of my favorite
times of the week.
Sometimes, like today,
Doug is only home for about 2 hours
before he heads off to more meetings.
So, we like to make the most
of that time.
Today, Austin challenged him
to a few games
of chess.

Austin held his own, but I think
in the end, Dad's years of experience
paid off.
He did teach Austin
a move or 2, though.

Practice makes perfect

wanted to
She was
at first. She
"Mom, will
I ever learn
to roller-blade?"
I told her
it's just like
She used to
ask me to

teach her how
to whistle,
and I told her
she just had
to practice.
You think
it'll never
happen, and
then one day,
it finally does.
Now she's
great at it.
So she said,
"Oh, kind of
like getting
How cute is

So she practiced in
the house for awhile,
then got brave
and went outside.

Look at her go!

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Remember the
good old days
of passing out
Valentines to
your friends
at school?
That was
the best.

The kids loved
giving and receiving
valentines today
at their school parties.

me by
giving me
a new
and gold
rose for

He's kept
up this
tradition ever since
we met, and has done it every year for the
past 15 years. How's that for romantic??

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Austin's in the school choir
right now, and he came home
with a new song
the girls think is just

It goes like this:

"Who washed

white woolen underwear

when Washington's



went west?"

The words get repeated
over and over
and faster and faster
and faster . . .

It gets pretty crazy.
We've got some silly kiddos.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Little girls

God made the world with its towering trees,
majestic mountains and restless seas.
Then stopped and said,
It needs one more thing...
someone to laugh, dance and sing.
To walk in the woods and gather flowers,
to commune with nature in quiet hours."
So God created little girls,
with laughing eyes and bouncing curls,
With joyful hearts and infectious smiles,
enchanting ways and feminine wiles,
And when He'd completed the task he'd begun,
He was pleased and proud of the job He'd done.
For the world, when seen through a little girl's eyes,
Greatly resembles paradise.
--author unknown


Happy birthday, honey!
Yesterday was Doug's
??'th birthday.
You can probably figure out
how old he is,
but he's in the denial stage
these days.
So we pretend it's 29.
I think he just keeps
getting better-looking
every year.