Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watcing you. --Robert Fulghum
A person's a person, no matter how small. --Dr. Seuss
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Here are our funnies after they got all their Santa gifts. I think they were happy.....
Here is a smattering of pictures....
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
We put together an "Art Studio" in the playroom and it has become, by far, the #1 activity in our house. Constant glitter, glue, drawing, cutting, feathering, etc. Here is Gracie cutting a feather for Mandy (playfriends Mom).
Here is "Lexer" setting up the train set, yelling across the house when Anders takes a piece.
Here is the little rat fink himself. He has discovered the joys of pretty shoes. :D Don't worry, I won't show his wife until their 10th anniversary or something like that....
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Strike 3 - I put bow inside the window facing their house so they can look at it.
Strike 4 - They covered our window with a trash bag....
I'm still contemplating the next move. I'm debating tying it to the grill of their car or saving it for the summer and attaching it to a floaty and placing it in their pool....
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
At night they have beautiful blue lights under pretend snow that softly glows.
Anyway, so Stan was outside hanging our lights while our neighbors were decorating their house when he found out an important bit of information.
Apparently "Pre-tied Red Velvety Bows" are NOT acceptable! "They are hideous, y'all!" (The more I think about it, I couldn't agree more.) But, alas, Stan found one in OUR decoration collection! Gak!
He knew what to do with it.... He left Larry a present in the middle of the night.
I've been informed they are plotting a payback.....
Friday, November 30, 2007
- Toy Shark
- A little teddy bear
- A toy house [we have one] That's okay.
- A balloon
- A toy yoyo waterballoon ball
- 3 cats, i know how to spell cat and i know how to make them
- A toy jump rope
Anderson's List (from Lexi)
- Some lovies
- A toy Rocket Ship
- A toy Bulldozer
- A toy frog that can actually hop
- You know that Kangaroo pen that can actually punch (gesture included), he'd like some more of those.
- A toy frog that can actually hop
- A toy horsie. [Ainsley, you have many of these! ] NO, I have ponies!
- A wind-up car
- A kid jump rope that is not too long.
- A digit. [what is that?] A number that can move.
- A toy Matt, he's in Cyberchase
- A toy Cuckoo Clock
- A toy Vaccum Cleaner
- A ship
- A toy Rump Rope [a jump rope?] No! A RUMP rope, it doesn't move. Just the kids move. And the kids use it to make a trick.
- A toy airplane
- That's it!
- I don't know, I'm going to let him decide.
THANK GOODNESS the girls don't remember everything. By the time we get down to writing this down in The Letter, surely they will have forgotten about some of their original ideas....
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Ainsley [on the way home from school]: Does Dr. Clifford (pediatrician) know I'm taking piano?
Ainsley [at home]: Do Ms. Bolano & Ms. Akin (school teachers) know I'm going to take piano?
Ainsley[driving to violin lessons]: Does Ms. Kathy (violin teacher) know I'm taking piano?
For two weeks, she didn't think about anything else. Finally, our piano teacher arrives.
Mom: Hi Mr. Billy, come in. This is Ainsley.... I turn and look and she is hiding under the table. I go and pick her up and everything came out, she cried and cried and cried. I sat on the bench with her, she would not look at Mr. Billy or touch the piano, but she listened to every word he said and watched EVERYTHING while her head was nuzzled in my neck.
When he left, she looked at me right away and said, "Mommy, I really want to take piano, I was just scared." Ugh, I love her so much.
For the next week everyday after school (or in the car on the way home) she'd remind me we have to practice. She worked every day at her 4 songs and would play long after I got up.
Well, today Mr. Billy came again and we tried to prepare, mentally. He arrived and she asked me to hold her, I did but then I sat her on the bench and walked away. He kept looking at me with big eyes (I was hiding behind the bookcase thingy). "Wow, Ainsley, I can tell you've been practicing!"
Later he told me during the lesson she read every note and was very very focused.
Sweet girl, she is so excited to have something just for herself. She informed Lexi if she wanted to borrow her piano book, she'd have to wait until she was done!
Thursday, November 8, 2007
The girls had fun. Alexandra was a 1/2 Devil 1/2 Angel. Ainsley was a Purple Witch. Anderson was a hot Monkey. We took the girls around and their bags got so heavy, they had me carry them. I insisted if your candy bag is too heavy to carry, it's time to go home! That's what we did...
Here they are at our neighborhood Pumpkin Carving. It was a lot of fun, it was cold and we carved 5 pumpkins, saved the seeds and roasted them.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I can't believe she is FOUR! :( She is still so so sweet and sensitive. She lives in her imagination, constantly taking trips in her mind and flying places. She is super ticklish and requests a daily tickle.
Sissy Love, Passing out the heart, "Beautiful" cake, Mall Watchers
Lexi finally got her long awaited birthday party at White Rock Skate. The whole reason she wanted a party there was because they have a "money machine" that the birthday person gets to climb into and grab money as it swirls around! After she saw that last year, she couldn't stop thinking about how much fun it would be. She LOVED her party, we all had a lot of fun. My mom friends have informed me we're having the next "Mom's Nite Out" at WR Skate! :)
Ready to skate, The Big Moment, Ooops, I can't get up, Money!!
Friday, October 19, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
When I need to turn off the TV, I usually use my toe versus bend down to push the button. Keep in mind, I'm usually holding a sack of bricks (Anderson) and bending over is too much effort when my foot can do the same trick.
So now Anderson (16 months now), observing all that goes on around him, likes to turn off the TV with his foot. It's hysterical, it takes him a minute to hike his leg high enough when he could simply touch it with his finger.
This morning I was on the computer and Anderson was watching his 5 minutes of Baby Einstien (the only thing I can convince him to watch for a breif moment). All of a sudden, I hear the program turn off and loud stumbley feet got louder as he ran into the office and jumped on my lap. He sat there with me for a few minutes, I guess he decided he was done with Mommy Time, got off my lap, made a loud stumbley foot noise back to the TV room and turned the TV back on.
It's pretty funny to have a little being who can't talk, who mainly grunts and points and waves, be so matter of fact about what he wants to do. I love that he copies the girls in turning off the TV when he is done, whether it's with his foot or finger! :)
Here he is hiding from me. He climbs in the car, but goes to Ainsley's booster seat instead of his carseat. I guess if he can't see me, I can't see him!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Here is the little princess. Her head could hold a tiara beautifully.
Sweet cousins, sweet girls.
Here is the happy, healthy, blessed and sleepy family.
Welcome Bebe Emma.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Mom: No... shhh... You smell like flowers, though. :)
Ainsley: Yeah, I smell like Roses.
Sister smells like, umm a Dandelion.
Mom: Ahh, that is sweet.
Ainsley: You smell like, umm, umm, umm.... a Sunflower!
Mom: Thanks sweetie.
Ainsley: Buddy smells like a Rat.
We all couldn't stop giggling at that point and they had to go into their own beds before they woke up our little rodent.
For the record, Anders does not smell like cheese or a rat. More like a little sweat head, mixed with dirt and sweet babys's breath.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Here is our Kindergartener. First day before school started, she didn't want to go back because she didn't want to leave me. 2nd day she was mad that she didn't get to stay the whole day (half day first week) and wants to know when she will!
Ainsley has made a great friend at school and doesn't hesitate for a minute in the mornings. She seems really happy so far. She read two Bob Books last year before school was out. She is still just 3. She seems to be in a good place, they let her do what SHE is interested in.
Anders cried when they left with their daddy. Here he is hogging in on the picture. ;-) He darted over there when he saw the camera and turned around.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
- Turns the corner down the hall wearing a Tinkerbell Headband.
- Lexi escorts him to my room, "Mommy, look how cute Buddy is!" He had 4 flower and fruit barrettes dangling from his thin hair.
- I walk in the room and see him wearing a tight pink headband that says, "It's a girl thing" while he is destroying a put together puzzle.
That'll do it for now, I think I hear him destroying the tea party set.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
We went to the Dallas Museum of Art yesterday. Here are the girls "scupltures" and Lexi's self-portrait.