Friday, July 30, 2010

Baby Ava Grace

The other day, I found Krista and Gabriel playing a new game... Gabriel was "Baby Ava Grace" and Krista was "Kyla" taking care of "her". Gabriel loves playing the baby. This is because his slot as the youngest was replaced by.... Logan, or in this case, the Burger King:

Saturday, July 24, 2010

New Addiction

Josh got the kids addicted to something new... something that will stain their lips and tongues to an extreme blue color for extended periods of time... the ICEE! Actually, they got theirs at the zoo and it was "Alligator Ice."

Monday, July 19, 2010

Says it All

The picture says it all...

Friday, July 16, 2010

When is Nana Coming?

A constant question around here from Krista, "When is Nana going to be here?" The answer is: two weeks. Her last day of work was yesterday and now she has to pack up her things, pack up a truck and make the long, straight-through road trip north. This move is supposed to help Nana remove the stress in her life. We just need to get through the stress of: packing, a long day of driving, settling in here, finding a new job and ultimately a new place to live (moving permanently, hopefully, to one comfortable place).

Here are a few things Nana can look forward to when she lives here:

- Daily morning cartoons, an hour long showing of one of the several kids' networks; get ready for Disney Playhouse, Max & Ruby, Toot 'n Puddle, Dora, Olivia, or The Wonder Pets (depending what's on when they get up).

- Disney's Cinderella movie at least 2 times a week, during quiet time.

- Gabriel banging one of his toys on any hard surface he can find.

- Gabriel flinging food from his spoon everywhere.

- Krista constantly wanting to play "Cinderella" and wanting you to be Drizella or the Step Mother.

- Holding Logan, at least until he starts crawling for real.

- No more quiet moments, until after bedtime.

- Inability to eat peacefully without being interrupted with, "Can I have a bite?"

- Kids crawling on you like a jungle gym, complete with poking elbows, knees and typically shoes.

- Reading books for hours at a time.

- Toddler tantrums, crying babies and emotional pre-schoolers, oh my!

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Little Help Please

Recently, Gabriel has started to say what sounds like, "I'm Medaling." It's apparently not mowing or measuring or anything I have asked him. I'm not sure where this started, but he "does" it every day. He said that the "Medaling" says "bvvvvm," if that helps.

Anyone got any ideas? I don't know why, but it drives me crazy not knowing what his game is. Right now he is "medaling" a cord... huh? Maybe this video will help?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Grandma Approved

I am positive this story will be Grandma approved. This is because Grandma was right, of course...

Yesterday evening, around 5PM, Krista fell asleep. The night before she had been up late watching the fireworks and she was "not tired" at 10:30PM when I put her in bed. She talked to herself for about a half hour, until I went in and made her lay down and be quiet. The next morning, poor Kyla fell out of the bed they were sleeping in at 5:30AM. They were both up then and it was the start of the day. They played hard the entire day and she just couldn't make it any longer.

She slept straight through us packing her into the car and taking off. Halfway home in the car, she woke up and started crying. Are you sick? Do you have to go potty? Did you have an accident? Are you hungry? thirsty??? After several cranky, "No," answers, she finally calmed down enough to use her words, "I didn't get any cake?!!"

Okay, now Grandma knows the rest. You see, she is the one who MADE me bring home a piece of cake because she said that Krista would miss it. I told her it was no big deal, but I brought the cake with me. You were right, Grandma - but when we got home and had a bite, I was right, she didn't like it!