Saturday, October 31, 2009

TuTu Fun

We took the girls for photos today at JCPenny. Mark thinks they did a "crappy" job, but I think given the mood that The Boss was in this morning, she did a really good job. The Boss' little quirks that drive me insane are also the one that make her so much fun. She was all for taking pictures as long as she got to sit where she wanted, which was in the corner.(?) When we moved her to the center with her sisters that's when the meltdown began.

and 3 .. 2.. 1.. nuclear meltdown...

So we took some of this little munchkin. . .

Doesn't that face just kill you?

And some with Drama and Pooh Bear. . .

And finally. . .

We got all the images on CD (did you know JCPenny did that? Neither did I, but they do.) So if you want copies, let me know, I'll hook you up.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Aren't You a Little Ray of Sunshine?

Why yes, I am.

On the way home from Sonic this morning I saw actual rays of sunshine filtering through the clouds. I had to stop and take a picture. I really wanted to have my nice camera with me but the iphone photo will have to do.

Also noteable, today Pooh Bear had her first field trip of first grade and had to be prompt this morning because they were leaving as soon as the PMers got to school. Last night she asked if she could get up at 6:00 so she could be there on time. The PMers get there at 9:15. I said no.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Curious George

I have been trying for a while to get this on video. The Boss loves watching Curious George. I have about 40 episodes DVRed and have everyone of them memorized. I can be in the other room and hear the dialog and see in my head what is on the screen. Not really what I want to devote my precious remaining brain cells to, but what can you do?

Here is The Boss saying Curious George (and meowing, cause that's just a fun thing to do):
. . .and I just bought myself a good 20 minutes.

I'm gonna start a parenting class. I know you all are just dying to learn all my Parent of the Year skillz.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


. . ."A person devoted to fashion clothing, particularly unique or high fashion. A term used to define a woman with a penchant for shopping and a natural flair for combining both current and vintage fashionable trends."

As anyone who has meet The Boss knows, she can be, shall we say persuasive. She has started to pick out her own clothing in the morning with varying degrees of success. This morning was a total winner.

She picked out the shirt she wanted to wear on her torso. Then she went for the dress. Next she decided on the accessories, one shirt for the preppy look. She picked out the yellow onesie and pointed at her shoulders and "said" something. So I draped it over her shoulders and tied it alla Polo circa 1980. Next, one for headgear, seeing as how she couldn't find a proper hat. All in all I would chalk this one up as a win, definitely a keeper.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


October 6, 2009

Oh, aren't sisters the best? (Brothers are OK too, we just don't have any of those around here :})

Now, I just have to include all of these because I just love them all!
Don't you just love these faces!

(These were obviously taken before the great quarantine of '09, because Pooh Bear is not allowed anywhere near Aria right now!)

The Big Girl Bath

On tonights schedule of festivities - a big girl bath.

Drama and Pooh Bear are staying with Grandma and Grandpa Van Horn for Fall Break, so it's just these two. (I almost feel lonely . . . but not quite.) I decided to kill two birds with one stone and bathe the pair together. Aria loved it. She even enjoyed the part(s) where The Boss dumped cups full of water over her head. Ok, parts, because it happened several times. The Boss probably enjoyed my reaction each time.

And here they are after lotion and jammies. The Boss doesn't want to hold still for 2 seconds so I can snap a picture. So I'm "tickling" her with my foot. She's sorta laughing.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Some of the Best Things in Life

 are filled with helium.

I love it when kids start learning to talk. Of course right now everything is a "kitty."

Me: "What do you want to eat for a snack?"
The Boss: (pointing randomly) "Kitty!"
Me: "Goldfish?"
The Boss: (pointing randomly to a different place) "Kitty!"
Me: "Marshmallows?"
The Boss: (pointing randomly to somewhere new) "Kitty!"

If we see a dog, cat, horse, etc. guess what it is. Yep, a kitty! I'm glad we are learning a new word, balloon!

October 9, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Not the swine flu

In fact, not the flu at all, thank heavens. Ella just has a cold, a nasty one, but is on the mend. I guess I'm am an overprotective/ parinoid/media overloaded mother! But, I don't regret taking her to the doctor. Not with a baby in the house. She did have a fever of 103.5. And while I wasn't too worried about her, I really didn't want the babies to get sick. She is still pretty much quarentined and won't be going to school tomorrow. The nurse I talked to today said her cough could last up to three weeks! Hopefully it won't, she's lost her voice and the cough sounds horrible in her little chest. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Is this the face of swine flu?

Here we are at the doctor last night. Then it was over to the hospital to get tested for the swine flu.

We still don't know what the results are. Arg!

She was happy through the whole process, though. What a trooper!

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Food Storage Basics

Everyone needs some of this in their food storage. It is, however, a tad on the expensive (and messy) side!

But so worth it!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Talking Aria

October 6, 2009

Aria is growing up way too fast. She is already talking and laughing. Someone loan me a shoe box, quick!

The Boss is going to have some serious competition soon!

(Sorry the video is wiggly. It's hard to film a seriously adorable baby while tickling her with a zebra. Try it sometime.)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Halloween Candy

Oh, Halloween candy, how I hate thee. You are my nemesis.

This is last years candy. I packed it all up and stuck it in the freezer about November 5th last year. I thought it was about time to "rotate" it through my food storage before the huge candy haul this year.

Conference Weekend

Conference. Drama and Pooh Bear were so excited to watch until we actually turned it on. Then they were "soooo bored mom!" Here is how we passed the hours of the first session today:

I bought this roll of paper and the holder at IKEA. It was a good investment. We had fun coloring. Then The Boss decided that it was more fun to use as a runway.

Everyone's hand (except Aria, she was sleeping).

And Daddy and Aria watching, listening, absorbing the words of wisdom during the second session.

Thank heavens for DVR so I can watch it later bit by bit without having to entertaining the masses.