Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wrestling-Our New Pastime

Recently my children have taken on practicing for WWF matches. Calvin usually starts it by full force running into Emma. Before I know it they are on the floor trying to kill one another. The weird thing is they both LOVE it...all they do is giggle the whole time. I swear you would think they were a couple of boys instead of my sweet little baby and precious little girl trying to pummel one another. I definitely think Calvin's down.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bad Mommy

The kids are awake. Naptime ends at 4:00 in our home. Its 2:39 according to the clock on the computer. They are in bed. I am on strike against getting them. Sometimes Mommy needs a break. The problem with this is the guilt has started to set in and so with each passing moment I feel a little worse about leaving them up there to make what can only be identified as jungle noises to one another through the hall. Why am I still not getting them you ask? First let me ask you if you've ever dealt with a child who has not napped? Hmmm? So you know why I am resisting with all of the strength I have to not go and get two unnapped children out of their dens. Things will be thrown, kids and Mommy's will cry, rears will be swatted and by the time Nick comes home the draperies will be torn from the windows, I'll have gum in my hair and we probably won't know where Calvin is. Oh and inevitably a shoe will have been flushed down the toilet...again. So no I am not getting you, no matter how many times you call "mama" or say " Yoohoo, I'm done with the nap!" You can sit...reflect, pray, practice your Yoga moves; the chaos is going to have to wait just a couple more moments.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fisherwoman Emma

Emma and Uncle Marcy with her first fishy!

Emma put her hand on his shoulder, patted him, and said Thanks for this...so cute!

Doesn't she look proud?
This past weekend Uncle Marcy came home and took Emma fishing. She loved it! Months ago I was driving her around and she randomly decided she wanted Uncle Marcy to teach her to fish. Hm, random. So we went home and she called him to ask him to take her fishing. After that its all she talked about.
Grandma Peggy got her a Dora fishing pole complete with cute pink bobbers. Emma was a little freaked out by the worms and the fish when she caught them but overall had fun. Emma caught a small-mouthed bass and Uncle Marcy had her kiss it! Since then she's been talking about how she kissed that fish with the little mouth.
She was thrilled when we would throw the fish back to their Mommy's and Daddy's. Overall it was a great experience and I know she can't wait to go fishing the next time.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Pea Scooping

I keep forgetting to post on here! My Aunt Jan sent these to us and oh my goodness Calvin LOVES them! I didn't think they would make that big of a difference in eating habits but they definitely have. I love them! Now Emma wants them too even though she's been off training silverware for sometime now. Aren't they cute? Don't you wish they made them for adults? I love that it comes with a spoon and fork and instead of a knife it comes with a pusher to push food around your plate or to pile our peas onto your spoon. Anyway, this is a FANTASTIC gift idea for that little boy or girl in your life who may be a finicky eater...this will make them want to eat!
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Monday, June 15, 2009

Thank's Aunt Jan!

Saturday I got a package and in it was this book from my Aunt Jan! I am so blessed to have her as my Aunt and Friend! It was so encouraging to get a gift out of the blue and so much fun. This is now my favorite book...it has everything you could ever want! It made me remember the kinds of aprons my Aunt Rella wore or seeing pictures of my Great Grandma, what a treasure...just like my Aunt Jan! Thanks so much, I love it and I love you!
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Calvin Alone

Friday night Emma spent the night at her Grandparent's for the first time. It was so hard to have her go and I may write about that more later but what was kind of cool was the fact that Calvin had his Mom and Dad all to himself. He is such a funny, funny guy. I can't believe how similar he is to Nick already. He is going to have a wife someday that he makes laugh as much as Nicholas makes me laugh...I just know it. Calvin is such a different person when Emma is not around, it is uncanny how different his personality can be. Here are a couple of pictures from our time with just Mr. Calvin:

Him and Daddy at the zoo...we have a membership and we were able to get in before they opened!

This kid's got class!

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Friday, June 12, 2009


I love this little boy! This is how he plays peek-a-boo...isn't it the cutest? He puts his hands over his face and when you say "Where's Calvin?" he pops out smiling! He is just getting to be such a big sweet boy! And he acts goofy just like his Daddy! Plus he doesn't seem to be losing the blonde hair so I think we are going to have an exact replica of Nicholas on our hands!
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My Little Ballerina

Isn't she the cutest ballerina that you have ever seen? She has had one class and she just loved it! We are going back today and I think soon we are going to see someone relevee-ing before we know it.
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Thursday, June 4, 2009


Touch alarm clock
Touch shower
Touch towel
Touch Nick's cheek
Feel loved
Touch pink coffee cup
Touch leash
Touch gate
Feel God's presence
Touch blowdryer
Touch clothes
Touch yogurt cup
Touch Emma's pink blanket to tuck her in
Feel blessed
Touch jacket
Touch sandals
Touch front door
Feel sad to leave

What do you touch?
What do you feel?
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

From 3 Feet Up...Love Edition

I asked Emma to take some pictures of things that she loves...here is what she took:

Can you tell she loves her Big girl bed?

And the television

Yeah! I made the Things I love list!

This is Roscoe the kitty from behind

And we love Trumpet the Elephant

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This Kid Likes Yogurt!

That's right...that is what Calvin looks like after you give him yogurt. I post this picture to make a few points:
First of all when babysitting our child, do NOT give him yogurt...unless you like being slimed...seriously there's no way to get the kid out of the chair without partially looking like that yourself.
Number two...if you ever wonder why my house looks dissheveled, its because of this. If I kept the house clean he would just walk around looking like this. Pick your poison.
Number three...to improve Calvin's mouth muscles we are now giving him yogurt in a cup and making him drink it with a straw...thanks be to God! This scene was a nightly event so if you see me every morning you would know why I looked like a zombie...cleaning this kid was exhausting! So the straw idea was ingenious!
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Monday, June 1, 2009

Big Girl Bed

It's official...Emma is a big girl. Nick put together her bed, which used to be my old bed, and she has been a big girl ever since. He put it together while she was taking a nap and when she awoke she was amazed "it's beautiful!" she kept whispering in awe...so stinking adorable! Her first night in it she said she didn't need her pink blanket or any of her animals anymore because she was a big girl. That part almost broke my heart. But when an hour had passed and she still couldn't sleep, she accepted the pink blanket when I offered, "You've never slept without it little one". Soon enough she was fast asleep. So now we are big time. I have no idea where the time has gone or how I am suddenly the mother of a three year old. Oh how its going by too fast, and oh how I love my big girl.
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