Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Five Months Old

And so dang CUTE! Our dear little lady is quite an active little thing, too. She can't stand to be held for too long. She leans over as if to jump right out of your arms. Then, you put her down and she rolls around, playing with toys and cooing... man, to have that life! ;) Anyway, she is growing well and just a beautiful baby. I am constantly amazed at how much she is able to do. I guess I was feeling bad for her, being shuttled here and there all the time. I have not been able to sit one-on-one with her, 5 hours a day, just cooing and staring (um, I never did that with Little Man, I promise ;)) How in the world is she able to do all these fancy tricks? What a clever and highly motivated little girl. She will DEFINITELY be able to keep up with her brothers!!!

Also, the way she "talks"... hysterical. It is like she is a possessed little thing! I really need to get out the video camera.

Oh, and those pudgy little thighs! man, oh man!!!

Um, sleep, where are you?????

Where did the last few months go????? I am not sure, but it definitely was NOT spent working out, eating less carbs, yelling at my kids less. Is it January 1st already? I need to set some new resolutions! My first will be to go to bed before 10pm. Why, you ask? Well, because Miss 5-month-old-tomorrow has pretty much stopped sleeping through the night and for me, this leads to the following:
waking up twice at night
being very tired in the morning
being cranky in the morning
being impatient with the boys
yelling at the boys
feeling bad for yelling at the boys
being more cranky
drinking coffee
feeling like 1 cup should be enough then eating chocolate or other sweets to compensate for being tired and cranky
feeling bad for eating chocolate and other sweets
being too tired after the boys go to bed, or first thing in the morning to work out, so I don't
feeling bad for not working out when I am eating so horribly
and on and on and on

So, in order to break this cycle, I am going to go to bed early. How about right now. And, since there are no plans tomorrow... other than the obvious "make tons of food to consume in large quantities for Thanksgiving"... I plan to get LOTS of exercise. Anyone for a walk?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Time for a Break

Good news, no school for a week. Bad news, no school for a week. In our school district, there is no school for the whole week around Thanksgiving. I guess it is good, in theory... people might want to travel for more than 3 days. But, for those of us just hanging around the ole house, it just means more time at home. I am sure it will go by quickly, and I won't miss having to rush the boys through breakfast before we have to head out the door in the morning... but I have a feeling that I am going to love November 30th when school resumes.

I was hoping to do something fun this week... I will have to get some more rest so that I can wrestle these kids out of their jammies and on to the aquarium or the beach or wherever our free days take us! Too bad Daddy's work does not have the same vacation schedule as our schools do.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Me: what is a "booty"
Squeaker: it is like an elbow, but not an elbow
Me: huh?
Squeaker: it is like a bony skeleton thing

Go figure.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


You know what must be annoying for parents who work full time... I mean BOTH parents working full time... A whole week where school lets out at noon, followed by an entire week off. How do they do it. Luckily, I am not having issue with this as we are in half-day kindergarten, preschool and I work part time, but I was thinking, it must be hard for those whose schedules are more rigid.

Monday, November 16, 2009

I'm cute - even when I'm sick

Ahhhhhhhh... And apparently these are some yummy fingers!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Itty Bitty Sicky

So sad... Little Lady is sick. Strange, since no one else is sick, but I guess we all have some stronger immune systems than she does. The boogies, the cough, the crankiness... let's all hope for a quick recovery.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

So Sad.. and expensive

I think my blackberry died. :( I am so sad and going to be more sad when I find out how much it will cost to replace it.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Movin' right along

So, Little Lady cannot be left alone on the floor... So, I stuck her in the cosleeper while I went into "the other room". When I came back, she was trying to climb out*. Son now what do I do?!

*okay, so really she rolled over and got her arm caught but she pushes off with her toes and can scoot her self across the floor. Logical next step: crawling out of bed, right?

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Musing from an "older" Little Man

LM: Mommy, I don't want to grow up.
Me: What is that?
LM: Because when you grow up, you have to work. I don't want to work, I want to play all the time. That is why I don't want to grow up.
Me: You are a smart guy.
LM: Yah, I know.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Knocking on wood as we speak

I am sure I have said this before, but I HAVE to share again...

It is so wonderful to have a child that can soothe herself to sleep. I know that much of that is personality/temperment, but today I would like to take some, no, A LOT of credit for this. I chalk it up to experience- you know... Three kids and all!!