Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas, Batman and a Frog

So I finally clued in last night that Christmas is almost here. This is only because we had to get a gift for Kelsi's gift exchange at school today. It's the last day before Christmas break. It really does not feel like Christmas yet. First, there's the fact that we have no tree due to lack of space. There's also the fact that we haven't bought any gifts. Of course we don't have many gifts to buy, we're going to be getting a couple of things for the kiddos, but that's it. Fortunately our family understands our lack of finances prevent us from giving gifts this year =) I was hoping to make some stuff for everyone, since I have a nice supply of yarn, but alas, unpacking and a very fussy baby has prevented that. Maybe I'll just put a bow on each of the kids and drop them off with one of their Grandmas and Daniel and I can go to a movie...
On an unrelated note, Matthias is running around with a cape (a piece of fabric that I made into a cape with a safety pin...I'm crafty like that) and a roll of wrapping paper. He is Luke and the wrapping paper is his light saber. Sometimes he's Batman though. It's hard to keep up. Of course this makes me either "the guy with the blue shirt" or Robin. His knowledge of Star Wars and Batman comes from the Lego video games...hence why he doesn't know all the names and I get to be "the guy with the blue shirt" whom I believe is Hans Solo. He's also informed me that I need to make sure I don't kill Batman or Robin or else they will die and then come back to love. There's also something about a frog and someone who's head we have to take off. I think he's talked nonstop for the last 15 minutes...Lydia is facinated. This is my day.
The end.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Big Bro and Little Sis

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

Thank You Taxpayers

We are now officially a burden to society. We went in today to apply for WIC to see if they'd help us out with Lydia's formula. You know, the $25/can stuff? Well, not only did they give us checks for 7 cans for the month, but apparently Matthias and I qualify as well. So in addition to the formula, we also got checks for milk, cheese, cereal, beans, peanut butter, bread, eggs and fresh produce. Crazy, eh? The funny thing is we qualified with Daniel's current full time income. I feel kind of bad, like we're taking advantage of the system or something, but we don't plan on being on WIC long term. Well, the food part at least...the free formula we'll take advantage of as long as they'll let us ;)
Shopping was quite an experience. We went to Walmart because the have 16 oz cans of formula whereas most other stores have only 12 oz cans. Since the checks (oddly) didn't specify a can size, we decided to go for the biggest one! The total was $181! That is going to be such a huge help for our budget. Sadly since Lydia is a little piggy, we'll probably have to buy one or two each month on our own, but I think we can handle that. Everything else was quite a pain because they are so specific on brand, type, flavor, size, you name it! But, well, it's free right?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Conversations with K-Lou: A 10 year old

Normally K-Lou doesn't give me many opportunities to make fun of her share funny stories, but we had a conversation the other night at dinner I wanted to share. It went something like this:

Daniel: K-Lou said she's going to buy us a 6 bedroom house.

Me: Well I guess we'd better get adopting some kids to fill it up.

K-Lou: We're going to adopt?!

Daniel: It's something we'd like to do someday when we can save up some money, it's kind of expensive.

K-Lou: Can we adopt someone who's between MZ and me? (referring to age)

Me: Well, there are a lot of older kids who need homes and it usually costs less.

K-Lou: Let's buy a 10 year old!