Friday, April 25, 2008

Spring in name only

Yes, it is spring here, but it still feels like winter. Last night we were at RT's ball game, and a lot of us moms were wearing winter jackets and mittens...and we were still cold. Luckily, our kids must have that Wisconsin blood from RW and don't seem to get cold, even though they have very little body fat to warm them (except B, who still has the 'toddler belly').

Nothing much new but here are a few randoms:

B is almost all potty trained and loves 'flushing'. Yesterday, A was at preschool and B was flushing the toilet when she pointed in the potty and said, (with 2yo enunciation skills) "A is in there" I said, "In the potty?? A is in the potty?" She looked at me very seriously and said, matter-of-factly, "Yes. I flushed her down. I flushed A down." Then she just walked out...

A has been asking a lot of questions lately. Some of her favorites, she asks over and over, since the answers are never satisfying enough. Such as, Is God a person? What color hair does Jesus have? How can God be up in Heaven if he's down here with us? And a book of questions about angels...

But I prefer those questions to the ones where she's scrutinizing my person. For example, the other day I was saying something as I was raising my eyebrows..and she looked at me and said, "Mom, why do you have a rainbow on your face?" I asked her what she was talking about. She replied, "On your forehead...a rainbow!" I looked in the mirror (we were in the car), thinking I had some beautiful reflection of a rainbow on my face, when I realized she meant A RAINBOW OF WRINKLES.
Then I asked her to raise HER eyebrows, and, sure rainbow.

Monday, April 21, 2008


It's been brought to my attention that my ENTIRE blog ends in exclamation points! Thank you, Sister C!!! Seriously...I'm trying to get my blog going with some enthusiasm here...ok??!! The exclamation points are just a way to say, without using additional words, that MY LIFE IS EXTREMELY EXCITING!!!!!!!!! please excuse me while I transfer the wet clothes From the washer To the dryer....BE BACK SOON!!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Spring in the PNW

It's been a while since I've posted but we've been very busy. A jaunt to the beach, A started tball, which she LOVES! RT is into another baseball season, H is finished with swimming and basketball commitments and has some time to play more (and do more homework!) and little B got potty trained!

I was expecting another long, drawn out affair of pull-ups, thick training pants, accidents, being housebound, etc. etc., but no. The first day we put underwear on her, she had accidents ALL day long, but after that she just got the hang of it right away! I guess it helps having 3 older siblings....
So now she truly is not a BABY anymore! But of course she will always be OUR baby!

We are also planning out our month long vacation to the east coast to visit grandma & grandpa, aunts, uncles, and cousins...lots of cousins! Just before we leave, RW's brother, Uncle J, is coming to live with us as he did last summer, to work on projects around the windows, new fences, name a few. He is in college and a lot of fun to have around.....MOST of the time! Not sure why he wants to come back after last hanging on him and big brother bossing him....but anyway, I got a new kitchen out of it so if he wants to come back that's fine with me!

And a sad note, RW's aunt passed away last month after a short bout with cancer. She was a very kind and funny person and she will be dearly missed by everyone who had the pleasure to know her. She was definitely a 'glass is half-full' type of person, even after her diagnosis. We will never forget her.