Thursday, August 26, 2010

Interrupted Night Sleep

Ahh.. a trend of "let's wake up Mommy" has begun in our house... last night I was interrupted:

1. Logan rolled over and got his leg stuck in an uncomfortable position.
Get up, flip baby over, stick paci in baby mouth... see toddler wake up, tell toddler to go back to sleep.

2. Gabriel begins talking, loudly. Random things Gabriel says, "I go back to bed. I went to the zoo. I like orange juice."
Get up open the kids' bedroom door a crack, "GABRIEL! Lay down and go to sleep and be quiet!"

3. Husband has a cold and begins snoring.
Pushes husbands shoulder and he turns and snores quieter.

4. Ansel jumps up from dog bed, knocks over food bowl and tiny round pieces of food roll across the wood floor.
Does nothing, except make a small snorting sound.

5. One of two black cats currently living with me meowing loudly in the distance.
Wonders if a cat is trapped in a closet? Does nothing as the meowing stops.

Here's hoping the night is a little less eventful...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Self Inflicted

I feel removed - almost like I am on house arrest. But I am not sequestered like a jury or even cloistered like a nun. It would probably be quieter if it were either of those things...

A nice, end-of-the-summer cold has taken a hold of us tight. The kids sound like they have a cold, as their voices are a bit froggy - but, they sure aren't acting like it. They are loud and rambunctious and having a ton of fun together.

Nana is on day 2 of "out of commission" mode. So, the kids and I are trying to give her some respectful space so that she can rest and get better soon.

I also don't want to spread the germs in the community, so here we are.. stuck. The silver lining is that it has been very nice outside, so the kids can at least go out and play (at least for 10 minutes before they: A. Hurt them self or each other and cry OR B. Knock on the door to come in because they are ALREADY done).

Battles I've won so far today - got the kids dressed, fed the kids breakfast and put Logan down for a nap.

Battles I've lost - keeping the kids playing quietly and preventing Gabriel from spitting on the floor.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Thanks, Krista...

I got to observe a couple of funny encounters between Krista and Nana today and thought I would share them:

The first happened as we were getting ready to go to church tonight -

Krista: I'm going to pray to Jesus at church.
Nana: I need to thank God for getting me here safely. Do you think I can pray at church, too?
K: (eyes Nana suspiciously) Well... you can't say the "Rub a Dub" prayer!*

*Nana DID say the only prayer she knew was, "Rub a dub dub, thanks for the grub."

The second happened after church, when they were playing dress up -

Nana: What princess are you?
Krista: I'm princess BEAUTIFUL!
N: What princess am I?
K: Ummm... you're princess sexy.
Me: What?! (laughing)

Monday, August 9, 2010


I can ALMOST do it! My tummy must be too big for me... or maybe it's my extremely large head!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sacrifice for the Children

Healthy habits need to take a back seat today. The children NEED us to help them. Today is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen. So I guess we'll just HAVE to support the children.. it's so hard to force myself to eat Blizzards...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Nana is Here!

The kids waited anxiously for Nana to arrive...

She's here, she's here!