Friday, November 28, 2008
1) Both families in the same town--drive time <5 minutes to each celebration!!
2) Getting to see both families on Thanksgiving and NOT mess up the kids' naps!
3) Lydia's dress survived the 11am Thanksgiving and she was able to show it off at my parents house too.
4) A little boy who will eat an entire plate of collards, sweet potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce but gags at the thought of having to eat a yeast roll.
5) Going to eat at other people's houses so I am not stuck with tons of leftovers OR the dirty dishes :)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Me: "Do you know what we're going to put here?" ( pointed to the big empty space in the playroom)
Elijah: "A monkey."
Me: "Nope, the Christmas tree!"
Elijah: "With lights on it??!!"
Elijah: "And decorations too! Tonight we'll put it up?"
Me: "No, we'll do it Wednesday. You will also help daddy put the lights on the bushes and put out a light up deer in the yard."
Elijah: "So Santa can find the house. Will Santa be outside?"
Me: "No, Santa comes to visit on Christmas eve. We'll put cookies in the den and Santa will come down the chimney to leave toys in your stocking."
Elijah: "Down the chimney like the BIG BAD WOLF!"
Elijah: "I don't want to make Santa Soup. Are you going to eat Santa soup?"
Me: (Laughing) "No, we won't make soup. We'll just swap him some cookies for presents."
In our book version of the Three Little Pigs the third little pig had a pot of boiling water ready and the Wolf dropped in there and the piggy had Wolf soup for supper.
I am not sure what Santa soup would taste like---probably kinda pepperminty :)
"I'm not a bully. I not hitting her. I'm a nice boy. I just gonna tap her a little bit."
Ahh--the fine line between hitting and tapping--I don't htink Lydia appreciated the difference. I told him to put the toy down.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
He used to say "Make her a baby a-rrito. Her's a fussbucket." He still wants us to make him an Elijah burrito with the big towel after the bath when he is cold. I thought it was a pretty good description of swaddling clothes.
Justin was over there red in the face trying not to laugh. Elijah asked what was wrong and he said "Mommy just says funny words sometimes."
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Yeah for Melatonin and no food dye's or preservatives.
I made it to Farm Fresh and got suckers, gummy bears and "M&Ms" with no artificial anything in them. I am psyched--now I can make some M&M cookies that won't keep him up at night. The boy loves M&M cookies! They also said they would order me some Annies Bunny Fruit snacks which are all natural too! I am so excited! I want some convenience foods back and I want EJ to feel "normal" when he opens his lunch at preschool.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Lydia cut 4 bottom teeth last week and we think she's trying to get a top tooth this week. She bit the mess out of me while we were nursing today at Chick Fil A. I love nursing and even made it though a really bad bite with Elijah and a nursing strike but I have to say, in my current state of sleeplessness and stress and anemia, if she keeps biting then I am going to call it quits with the nursing. I know she gets a lot of benifit from it but I have to look at the whole picture and if I am cringing and jumpy every time she nurses it won't be good for either of us!
Off to nap now that Super-Elijah has finally stopped jumping around in his bed . . .
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Me: "Oh does it have camel in it?"
Elijah: "No it is for one humped camels."
Me: "Can I have a taste?"
Elijah: "You're not a camel mommy!!"
Of course not . . . He then proceeded to serve Lydia out of a big pot with a big mixing spoon. He said:
"This is ice cream. No Lydia!! That's too big a bite. Mommy . . . Lydia has brain freeze now!"
Poor Lydia . . . Imaginary Brain Freeze.
This boy is too much!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
We saw this one and loved it. My dad decided that he and my mom were going to give us the pantry as our Christmas gift (we had planned to get it for one another as our Christmas gift). That meant we could get the matching spice cabinet as our gift to one another.
I finished the pantry and the spice cabinet this past weekend and we moved them in on Monday night. It looks awesome!! It smells horrible!! Of course I am my own worst critic and I see every flaw in the finish but I am sure with time I will forget and I can go about enjoying the furniture. Solid wood stuff is SOOOOOOO much better than the pressboard crap you find at Walmart!! It is so nice to finally have a place to store the food in the kitchen and I think it looks beautiful!!
I am so glad we save our money and then spend it on something of quality rather than buying something cheaper that doesn't look nice and won't last. We've been here 4 years in this house and it seems like we buy something big every year. The 2nd year was a dining room table and chairs for Christmas, 3rd year it was bedroom furniture for our Anniversary and this year it's the pantry. Patience pays off :)
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
An now for a product review: Baby Head Band
Friday, November 07, 2008
Last night went better. This new doctor took us seriously about the sleeping and suggested melatonin before bed. I am not sure if it worked or last night was a fluke but he did a lot better--he had 2 coughing fits and only got up once other than those! She said if he isn't doing better in 3 weeks when we go back to check his chest congestion then she is going to refer us to do a sleep study with him--Finally--someone taking my concerns seriously!!