Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
This guy definitely loves his little sister, and she think's he's pretty great too! He's always giving her hugs and she loves talking to him and watching him. It's super cute! I took this video on my ipod, and it looked right, but when I uploaded it it flipped!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
- Faster internet. Our current house is old, therefore the wiring cannot handle fast speeds of internet. Or something. I'm obviously not the I.T. genius in this family.
- Less to clean. Which would I rather clean, 2000 sq. feet or 900? Tough call.
- No snow removal. Yay!
- No lawn maintenance. All that mowing and watering is a pain.
- No shoveling snow off the car. Sure we have a garage, but it's way in the back by the alley and the door looks like it might fall apart if you look at it funny. We won't have a garage in the new place, but we will have a handy little carport.
- A master bathroom. I no longer will have to step on toys in the shower.
- The ability to open the blinds and not look directly into the neighbor's house.
- No neighbors who have loud parties in their backyard complete with a live band and people smoking items of questionable legality.
- A toilet that flushes properly without having to hold down the handle for 5 minutes.
- A swimming pool and hot tub!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
She also really likes her little mirror and enjoys looking at herself. But really, she's so cute, how could she not?
Monday, November 8, 2010
Little Miss is now officially on her 5th brand of formula. None have worked for her yet, and it's getting rather frustrating. She's now on Enfamil which also happens to be the most expensive brand of formula! Thankfully, the last kind of formula we purchased at Fred Meyer and they were nice enough to give us a buy one get one free coupon for Enfamil. We set it aside just in case...and of course it turned we needed it =) Hopefully this formula works, since our next step would be going to a soy based formula, which I'd rather not do. The nice thing about Enfamil though is there are coupons everywhere. At Fred Meyer they have a little basket by the door where people can leave coupons they don't need and take those they do, so I searched through and found a couple of Enfamil coupons. Score! I'd really rather not have to take out a loan just to feed this little girl ;) Although it might be worth it to keep this little girl from being fussy...and to no longer have smelly, grey poop.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
She's smiling a ton (except when I have the camera!) and is doing a little bit of "talking". She loves to sit and watch her big brother play, which is great for me because it gives me a bit of time to get stuff done.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
2. Keep an eye out for renegade candy.
3. Recruit a scorekeeper.
4. You may have to pay him in candy, but it's honing his counting skillz so it's ok.
5. Think carefully before making your move.
6. Don't forget to wear your lucky bracelet (aka a Snapple wrapper...they're all the rage).
7. Keep any eye on your scorekeeper, he's not as innocent as he looks. He's either a). eating his sister's candy or b). playing with the score pieces.
8. Put your little guys all over the map to claim your territory.
9. Make sure the green ones get the most points so that Mom wins.
10. Refer to number 9.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
- I did not drag my husband to the store with me to buy a hair stuff because I'm sick of my hair.
- I did not then proceed to go overboard buying baby clothes for a certain little nephew who will be soon arriving.
- I am not seriously considering stuffing myself into my parent's luggage next week...or hijacking a plane.
- I did not walk into my kitchen to clean up, take one look and turn around to go back to my laptop.
- I did not then justify it by telling myself that I needed to get planning MZ's preschool stuff because we're getting a late start.
- I did not then get distracted by free Kindle books.
- I did not then justify it by telling myself my husbad would be happy to get free books on theology.
- I did not go into the kitchen to make lunch, then looked at the mess, looked at the lack of food in the fridge, turn around and go back to my laptop with a handful of Skittles.
- I am not spending too much time on my laptop today.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Just in case some of you haven't seen this yet...
Isn't that too funny? Kelsi was bummed that there wasn't a picture of her to compare. I had to explain to her that 10 (almost 11!) years ago no one had digital cameras. So now I need to dig up some baby pictures of her and scan them. And by scan I mean take a picture of it with my camera since I'm not cool enough to have a scanner ;)
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
This made me laugh =)
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Clearly the writer is telling an Israel story, and here alludes to the Temple. This echoes other lines in early 2nd Nursery Literature, such as Mother Hubbard’s cupboard (the “storehouse” of the Temple) and the bone (resurrection life) which she sought for her dog (“Gentiles”). “But when she got there, the cupboard was bare and the poor little doggie had none.” The temple had nothing to offer the Gentiles, and they thus remained in their state of Adamic sin and decay.
So here, too, one should not be surprised to discover that the Temple and its “wall” are bankrupt. The next line, then, is not a shock, but an expectation:
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
Again, this is patently a forecast of the Temple’s destruction (and contra Crossan and Borg, an entirely possible historical forecasting). Doubtless this claim is intended to lead the reader to ponder the eschatological recreation of the Temple. Since Humpty stands for the Temple, he seems to be sharing in the divine identity, functioning as the locus of God’s presence, not outside of, but within creation.
Of course, this fall is an exile of sorts, the loss of God’s presence. The tension is palpable: how will humpty’s story not turn out dumpty? In other words, this line presupposes what I have called elsewhere the great metanarrative of humpty, not least the promise of resurrection.
But all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put humpty together again.
So the Temple will be built again, but not by human hands. Many have undertaken to suggest that this passage runs counter to a belief in resurrection. But this atomistic reading of the text lacks imagination. Of course, it is the king himself who will put humpty together again, and this great act will complete the metanarrative.
After all, Humpty is the place where the Creator God is resident with his creation. But the human inability to recreate Humpty does not negate all human effort for creation, which should be done in light of the proleptic nature of the king’s restoration of Humpty and all creation.By N.T. Wright
Monday, September 20, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
- This is my first full day at home with all three kids
- I wonder how many times I've had to say one or all of the following: no climbing, jumping, grabbing, or wrestling with eachother. Don't hug and/or kiss your sister while she's sleeping. No running. No yelling or screaming.
- I cleaned the kitchen and the refrigerator today. This is the most physical activity I've done in weeks. I will probably regret it later.
- Little Miss has only woken up 1 time the last couple of nights. Yay!
- I have a desert/fundraiser to go to tonight, and I probably shouldn't wear jeans. Unfortunately, my skirts and such are a bit tighter than I'd prefer. My options are 1. Deal with it and use my Moby Wrap in hopes that it will cover any unsightly bulges. Or 2. Wear jeans with the excuse that I had a baby less than 3 weeks ago and they are lucky I'm not wearing pj's.
- Maybe I should just wear my pj's...
- K-lou has survived the first 2 weeks of her new school. There are a grand total of 5 girls in her class which consists of 4th, 5th and 6th grade.
- MZ is spending the night at Grandma's house tonight and has been spending the week planning what to bring. Oddly clothing has never crossed his mind.
- So far our bill for Little Miss is over 5.5k...and we haven't even gotten the bill from the hospital yet. Thankfully we have good insurance!
- It's about lunchtime and I have some hungry kiddos!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
But she's certainly cute! For those of you who don't know, I'm no longer breastfeeding her. When we went to her first doctor visit (about 4 days after she was born) she had lost 12% of her body weight so the doctor suggested we give her a bit of formula after she was done nursing. So we did for a while, but it was getting to the point where she was nursing for an hour and still drinking an ounce or more of formula. So, we decided I was not going to be able to make enough to feed her properly. Which is the same thing that happened with both K-lou and MZ so it wasn't a big surprise. It was quite sad though.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
We had a doctor appointment yesterday (2 more to go!) and everything is looking good still. Although, I did get in trouble a bit...I lost 2 pounds. Which, I guess is kind of a big deal at this stage when the baby grows so rapidly. But really, with the return of morning sickness (aka "all day sickness") and being unable to eat much without feeling like my skin is going to break, I haven't had much of an appetite. Oh, and don't forget this lovely cold I've had! Fortunately, the baby is still growing well and is "37" according to the doctor. Whatever that means. I'm assuming it's probably that my stomach measures 37 cm or something. The doctor seemed a bit concerned when I told him about feeling nauseous and dizzy lately, but after he clarified 5 times that I don't have a fever and the baby is still moving a lot he relaxed. Thanks, Doc, more stuff for me to worry about!
This little girl is defiantly moving a lot! Her butt is always in my ribs. The kids have really enjoyed being able to feel her move though. A while ago I told them that she can hear them, so now MZ will come up to my and put his mouth right next to the baby and yell "HI LG!" then immediately put his hand on my belly to see if she heard him! It's so cute.
Well, that's about it. Now we just wait. At least this time around we know exactly when she'll come so that helps!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
The sprinkles we got were actually silver and originally matched the frosting quite well. Not so much anymore! Fortunately MZ didn't seem to care.
Well, maybe. Regardless, he took his job of blowing out the candles very seriously. All two of them. That's what happens when his pregnant mom is in charge of bringing things. Whatever, he's lucky I remembered to bring the cakes ;)
On a side note, I noticed that the frosting that wasn't exposed to the air was still grey. Hmm...
Anyway, MZ opened up his gifts,
Great shot, no?
Playmobile fire truck, score!
This requires a post of it's own...
Yum! Mom, doesn't get him cool food like this ;)
A hat that was a bit to small and has since been replaced! He wears his new hat every time we leave the house and tells me that Grandma Sharyl got it for him from Fred Meyer. Yes, my child managed to decipher that from the tags. I'd brag and say it's because he knows how to read, but really it's because we go there frequently.
Some new clothes...Grandpa looks like he's up to something!
And finally, some new sunglasses!
One more picture:
This is probably one of the last pictures of just the four of them, next time they all see each other there will be two new little ones in the picture!