Thursday, December 31, 2009

Par-tay Time

Being the party animals that we are, here is our evening:

Baby girl fed and asleep.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars viewing for an enthusiastic 3 and 5 year old.
Popcorn and leftover halloween soda dessert
Tivo recording of the east coast ball drop viewing
Late bedtime for 2 little boys.
A happy ending to 2009!

Can't wait to see what 2010 has in store for us!!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Scooty Ms Scootypants

Aughh... she moves. Not only does Little Lady move laterally (by rolling all over the place), she now moves forward. She moves especially quickly toward potential choking hazards, such as bits of newspaper, dried food chunks (courtesy of Squeaker), and any electronic devices. Guess we have to start vacuuming regularly. I mean, *more* regularly. ;) She looks like a little inchworm. It is adorable, by the way.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Recovery mode

Party. Party. Party. Party. Breathe!

The kids have been up very late 5 nights in a row, we are all sick (nothing terrible, just little colds, thankfully), and the house is in a terrible state. I think everyone needs a nap! :).

We were very lucky that Santa stopped by our house given the behavior we saw Christmas eve - I think he tends to look past the over-excited naughtiness- and our house is filled with equal parts toys and wrappings. I sure am glad this is a once a year thing!

I am looking forward to our final week off. Maybe we'll go to the movies or play some of our new games. One thing I really want to do is go to the zoo. The festival of lights that has been at the wild animal park for years is no longer. I can't wait to see the replacement festivities at the zoo. Luckily there is a whole week and no definite plans - we'll see if and I ever wake from my long winter's nap.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


That is the sound of time flying. At least, I think it is as I can't even pay attention to THAT. My goodness... I don't know what has happened the past 2 weeks, but I am pretty sure it involves NOT getting ready for Christmas. Let's do this by the numbers, shall we:

6 evaluations/IEP meetings at work (in addition to current caseload)
1 dentist appointment for child with black tooth
1 child left at home with Daddy while Mommy and other 2 fly across the country
4 hours of delay at 2 airports
4 days of visiting friends and family in Virginia
2 Grandparents meeting Little Lady for the first time
2 vomit incidents on airplanes
0 days of snow on trip... bad timing, I hear they have PLENTY of snow now.
-620 hours of sleep (and counting)
1 baby who decided that she didn't want to ever take a bottle again
4 different family/friends watching kids while Mommy goes crazy keeping up with current work schedule (thank you family/friends!!!)
1 VERY VERY messy and undecorated house
75 pictures cropped poorly by snapfish requiring redo
3 trips to Walmart (see above)
1 more vomit incident on one of the trips to walmart
1 ornament purchased by husband for baby girl who is very caucasian and ornament is very NOT caucasian -- does it make a difference???? Eh, perhaps not.
1 date with husband to see Blindside which I liked very much.
1 cold spreading through family

Okay, now I need to eat some chocolate and go to bed because Little Lady likes to eat at night (see above) and I am tired!!!

Friday, December 04, 2009


I am swamped with work, life and my need for sleep. Catcha in a week or so.

Oh, okay, I have been a slacker with my posts, but really and truly... no sleep and too much to do, no time to sit and blog. But, I am not procrastinating as I have 4 reports to write and all three kids are asleep.. I should be doing my work... but oh, guess what? Guess where I am going next weekend??? I am taking Little Man and Little Lady and heading east for some visiting. Little Lady gets to meet Grandma and Grandpa Cockrell. And, as she is only 5 months old, I am guessing Grandma and Grandpa are slightly more excited than she... BUT, I know Little Man is going to have a hard time keeping his excitement in for much longer. As it gets closer, he is getting more and more rambunctious. He tells nearly everyone where we are going and how much fun it will be. We bought a gift for Uncle Will for Christmas and he wanted to see if we could bring it with us so he could open it and (oh, darn, can't give it away on here)... enough said, he is just really excited! I am starting to feel bad that we will only be there for a couple of days. Unfortunately, school/work/airfares dictated when our trip would be, but I know we'll have a good time. We will even have time to see a couple of friends up in northern VA. yipee! The only downside to the trip (other than it will be FAR too short) is that Daddy and Squeaker won't be joining us... oh, and i booked a red eye on the way there and a 7 am flight on the way back. Silly silly silly me. Should be fun and completely exhausting. ;)

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Little Lady's newest fascination (well, besides rolling around the room) is blowing razzberries. You might say, "Hi there baby girl!" She'll look right at you and say, "razzzz" like she's been doing it for years! So cute and messy ;). I tried to take a picture, but she is way too interested in the camera!