Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Words With Kids

I am constantly amazed by the things that I say to my kids. Here are a few examples from the last few days.

"Marshmallows are not an appropriate breakfast option"

"Yes, you have to wipe and flush EVERY time you go to the bathroom"

"Stop picking your nose with the screw driver"

"Do not sled down the stairs in the hamper again"

"If you are going to play in the snow you need to wear more than boots and underpants"

"You can not carry Luke Skywalker around (the fish)"

"Stop playing tug of war with Dexter"

"No, I don't think the tooth fairy will bring a thousand dollars for your tooth"

"Please don't try and sit in the hermit crab container again"

"Dirty dishes belong in the kitchen sink, not the bathroom sink"

"Don't put your pretend bread in the real toaster"

"You can't put a bandaid on your tongue"

"Don't lick Juno (our dog)"

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Snow Day

Every few years we get a little bit of snow down here. The kids were VERY excited to have off from school and play outside. 

 I stepped outside to snap a few pictures and this guy came charging at me. I quickly disappeared inside!

 This little girl had a lot of fun inside. I can't handle her sweetness. I am so glad I have a baby to cuddle right now.
 In the afternoon our favorite Simpson kids came over. I made cake pops, and they were a big hit. I had to stop Bennett and Piper from licking the sprinkles off the table when we were done.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

My First Video

Before Ember was born I realized I had very little video footage of the kids. There are lots of pictures, but I really want to capture them now, since they are little. We got a new camera the week Emmy was born and I've been having fun taking little videos. This is the first one I put together. The song sums up the way I feel. Life is so much better with them. 

Friday, January 17, 2014


Once upon a time I wanted four boys. I had visions of a large SUV toting around a car full of loud boys to various sporting events. Now I am so glad I have boys and girls. 

These two fill me with such joy everyday. Piper is so in love with Ember. She wakes her up everyday and helps me dress her. She loves picking out her clothes and accessories. Pipes is constantly singing to her and playing with her. 
 Before I had kids I really thought I'd end up with a bunch of dark haired, dark eyed munchkins. How did I only get one dark child?
This little one figured out how to roll this month. Is three months early for that?? I can't remember, but it seems early. Emmy Lu is very eager to keep up with the other kids. She does not like to be alone.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Our Winter Holiday

Ever since Nate and I got married we have spent Christmas visiting our families up North. The last couple of years we have talked about staying at home. I think it would be a lot of fun to do Christmas at our house. It would certainly be less hectic. 

The thing is we have awesome families. Nate and I both have large extended families, and the only time we can see everyone is at Christmas. My kids are so lucky that they are getting to know their great-grandparents. Seeing all these people is worth all the craziness of traveling. 

This lovely woman is my grandmother. I can't believe she is 87, she certainly doesn't act like it. Seeing her only once a year is hard. 

 My grandfather got such a kick out of watching my crazy kids.