Thursday, February 28, 2008

Springtime is coming! Springtime is coming!

Spring is in the air! The last few days have been beautiful! I can smell spring! (can you tell by all of the exclamation points that I am excited?) The kids have played outside in the front yard the last few afternoons, and because I am a little AR about my kids being good, I have neglected my housewifely duties and spent time outside watching them (Good thing my husband doesn't care). Lilly LOVES doing anything big "bubba" does and it is hilarious watching her try to use the kid sized snow shovel to dig up what little snow we have left in the front yard (Thank goodness for a southern exposure!) Colin is just having a blast being outdoors.....he really needs some friends to play with right now...Lilly is sleeping....but he is being pretty good keeping himself occupied. I am so glad Spring is just around the corner...I know, I know, we live in Utah, so there will be at least 2-3 more snow storms before the summer hits, BUT at least this week we have have had a taste of what it to come~!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My son is 5!

Colin Blowing out his "5" candle

Colin turned 5 today. We had a pretty good day. I made a special breakfast of Monkey Bread and even though Colin asked for it, I was the only one that ate mine and then some! My sister came up and we went to Toys R Us where Colin got to be a special guest and have his name announced over the loudspeaker, and we shopped for quite a while. It was cool to see his face when they said Happy Birthday to him, and when he just got to run around looking at all the cool toys! We could have stayed at the train tables all day (good thing he got one from Dad and Mom today!)
Then we went to lunch at McDonald's and even as he played, he seemed older. He was gentle and kind to all the littler kids, and he didn't push or shove or even have a melt down when we had to leave. Colin even said "When I was younger I was scared of The Incredibles but now I'm 5 so I can watch it by myself". So of course we watched The Incredibles TWICE today!
I hope he keeps up the good job of acting "older" and maybe things will get a bit easier around here!
Happy Birthday Colin!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Valentine's Day Giveaway

I ran into a blog that has a FABULOUS Valentine's Day Giveaway! 75 prizes and so far only 13 entrants (or at least that is what it looks like). So if you want to enter, go to ModMom and take a look! (And don't laugh at my comment on her post!)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Growing Up maybe I was too hasty in the last post....Lilly can get older...but she has to stop when she knows how to work the computer by herself. The last few nights Lilly and I have spent some time together playing games on the computer. She comes up to me and says "Max" indicating she wants to play "Max and Ruby" on This "quality time" together consists of me playing the games...."Toy Bowling", "Find Max" and "Dress Up", while Lilly just sits on my lap, or on one of my legs, or tries to sit on the laptop and watches. Have you ever tried to use a laptop with a kid in the way? Not an easy task....I end up getting really frustrated and eventually telling her it is bedtime. So "quality time" turns into "frustration" which translates into "angry Mommy" and eventually "bedtime". Lilly can grow up long enough to learn to use the she can play "Max"...but then she has to stop. (Or maybe I will just get some "Max and Ruby" books...they are less frustrating!)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Oh my gosh,he'll be 5!

My son will be 5 in about a week. I didn't think anything of it, or the fact that we "signed up" for kindergarten on Friday, until today. In fact I didn't even think much about the fact that my friend and fellow blogger Katie blogged about signing her son up for kindergarten just days before. I think I commented about how mixed my emotions would be once he went to kindergarten, how much time I would have with my daughter yada, yada, yada. I LIED! I started thinking more about it today when I was among some friends that have kids a bit younger than my son, friends that have essentially watched him grow up just like I have theirs. I was asked a question about his upcoming birthday, and I just about lost it! I told them I had signed him up for kindergarten , and almost cried. Now every time I think about it...I just about lose my cool! My little 3lb 14oz baby is going to school. I don't think this should happen and nevermind that I have about 6 months to contemplate and to be ready for it...I just don't think kids should grow up! Also, just to let you know, by 21 month old will NOT be having a birthday this year....she will NOT be turning 2. She WILL be 1 year old FOREVER!!! PS Thanks for your Valentine Day comments...I think it is cool to know about other people's traditions, or even lack thereof!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Valentine's Day

So....I have been thinking about Valentine's Day, since it is coming up soon....and I am wondering how you celebrate, if at all? Some people I know just think of it as a holiday made up by card companies to make us spend money, other people just don't celebrate because they don't want someone else telling them when to let their sigificant other know they love them, and then there are some that go ALL out; roses, chocolate, jewlery etc. I think it is a great holiday, although not my favorite, to help get us out of the doldrums of winter (curse you snow!) It is fun for the kids to give Valentines to their friends, and to attend parties when they have been cooped up without anything to look forward to for months! We celebrate by getting Valentine gifts for the kids (I keep a tradition my Mom had, I leave the gifts on the doorstep, ring the doorbell and run back into the house by way of the garage) and usually by getting each other a little something. This year, we are actually going out to dinner to spend time together without the kids! (I suggested I cook something special, DH suggested we go out to dinner, I wholeheartedly agreed, less work for me!) How do you celebrate? Has anyone heard of the doorbell ditching tradition? Answer me dammit (just so I know someone is reading this!)