Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Benjamin asked to go to bed before Batman was over.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Anonymous Joyce, I'm not worried about the aquifer.
I have replaced the step stools I had there for the boys to wash their hands with two-tier stools so the girls can reach the faucet. My back is killing me from the repeated calls to come help them wash their hands. Really. How do you scold your child so as to tell them not to wash their hands so much?
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
She really looks it doesn't she?
She keeps throwing a fever at the usual times--morning and early evening. Little cough and sniffles. Right now she is upstairs obsessively washing her hands. Not because she is concerned about the swine flu but because she is obsessed with being able to run the water at will.
Monday, September 21, 2009
The noise is really a bit unnerving.
Alida was fascinated with the dancing rat, and if you look at the screen to the left, that is Nicholas' forehead as he dances on the blue screen.
And I think they liked it, but it is a big jumble of people so after this point I don't have many pictures... We did wind up endlessly playing a shooting game after the girls dumped about 20 coins in the thing. This all happened while Nicholas wandered off and won a jackpot of game tickets out of some other machine.
(Really, it's getting a bit depressing.)
Emily actually got close enough for me to give her a little pat on the back this time. We're making progress.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Then he took one down and handed it to me as he told me that it would be $5.
After I handed him my pretend $5, I turned around to give the gift I just purchased to my sweet girl Elaine, who was hanging on my leg screaming because I wasn't holding her while I attended the art show and cooked dinner.
When I turned back around, he handed me another and told me it would be $6.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I'm not ready for big girl beds.
Practicing for crib jumping.
I don't think we'll ever have an excellent picture of the four of you together.
October is nearly here!
There is a coffee cup on the end table--not on the mantel.
Everyone is still in the pajamas we put them to bed in--no blow outs, no one took them off, no wet beds.
Everyone is watching cartoons--no one is hanging off of me while I make breakfast.
We bought them over two years ago before the girls were born.
Alida has sucked down her muffin and Elaine is taunting her off on the side with her remaining muffin that she doesn't actually want.
More and more we don't bother with the stroller because the boys take it over and we have to push the boys and chase the girls.
Here we are at Shiloh National Park.
They are obsessed with pretend diapering.
I find about 20 "dirty" diapers rolled up with socks and different items in them a day. The socks and other items are the dirty part.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Remember just 2 short years ago when we could lay you on the floor, the couch, the whatever, and you would just stay put?
Anytime there is light enough to do it.
Stop it. I'm not ready to go crib free. This is not a good time for me.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
And the girls were given toys, of course, and read many books.
And grandma likes getting her picture taken about as much as I do. So we'll leave that alone now.
Did you notice Elaine wasn't too present on the Saturday outing? She was certainly not feeling well. By Sunday we decided to just stay in. The other kids got out in the yard for a bit of freedom in their pajamas. The "other kids." Am I the only one that thinks it strange to be able to say "the other kids" in reference to my children?
And our smorgasbord might not have been a great idea.
Because Elaine did a little of this.
Monday, September 14, 2009
More on our visit together later.
And we made the unfortunate mistake of going to My Big Backyard at the Memphis Botanical Garden. You may have seen it when Georgia shared her visit.
It was completely unimaginative.
It was gross.
And the toys were too small.
And there weren't any restrictions on where the kids could go.