Thursday, March 27, 2008
I had to take Claire to get some blood work done today, and for the second time, she didn't make a peep when they put the needle in. She sat there calmly and just watched them draw blood. Amazing.
Hope you all have a good weekend!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
So, for your pleasure here are two songs Kate makes her daddy sing all the time. I love the looks on her face!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
While this year's church service was not as unique as last year's, we did make it through almost half of it, and both girls behaved better than ever. Afterwards, Jess and her family came over for Easter brunch and some egg hunting. Claire found the first egg, mostly because Kate had found her Easter basket and was obsessed with eating as much candy as she could before we took it away from her. We are fairly certain that we found all hidden eggs, and hope that we won't be smelling rotting cackleberries for weeks to come. I'm sure that would help sell our home.
Friday, March 21, 2008
I arrived first, with Kate and Claire in the backseat joyfully telling me about all the animals they were going to see (okay, fine, it was just Kate saying the names of animals, but Claire was energetically yelling 'puppy' over and over again, like she does). I could barely get into the parking lot, there were so many cars there. There were also many signs telling me that the parking lot was full, and that spillover parking for the baseball game was just down the street. I was trying not to get peeved about all the baseball fans parking in
Anyway, I quickly called Camille to see if she had left her house yet. Luckily she had not, and we headed over to her house where there was no baseball game and where spring break was not a concern. There the girls played with her kids, Max and Emiliana, and we had some good mom talk. Thanks, Camille!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
- Pick up youngest toddler to smooch her cheek, and smell the sweet scent of coffee. Why do you smell like coffee, Claire Bear?
- Go in search of missing coffee cup.
- Find it, and a bookcase covered in sticky mess. Every Single Book now smells of coffee, which may be a good thing.
- Spend valuable minutes wiping up sugary morning stimulant.
- Finally finish with that task, speed down hallway to return cleaning supplies to laundry room, and find mess made by eldest toddler.
- Hastily tape envelope back together after realizing I do not have an extra one on hand.
- Wait impatiently for 11am to roll around so I can leave children with babysitter for 60 minutes of peace.
How is your day going?
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
getting hugs from my girls; driving with the sunroof open and music on; Tim wearing cologne; watching funny movies; mexican food; cheese; falling asleep; watching my kids sleep; cooking; watching a movie while sprawled on the sofa with Tim; thunderstorms; Rush Limbaugh; sushi; rocking Claire to sleep; swing dancing; salsa dancing; raspberries; decorating cakes; eating cake with buttercream frosting; Hong Kong; running in a light mist; running in warm fall sun; autumn; sailing; having all the laundry done; sitting outside on a warm Tucson night drinking a margarita; Ronald Reagan; flying; Boise; fresh snow; hot showers; John Cusack; Jennifer Aniston; Battlestar Galactica; Europe; red; my sister; going wine tasting; visiting friends; laughing so hard I cry; small towns in France; leather car seats; reading a great book; the south island of New Zealand; comments on my blog; reading friends' blogs; when Claire grabs onto me tight, and pats my back; when Kate says cute things like "Mommy, I'll be right back", and "Maybe watch Max & Ruby?"; going new places; crepes; coffee; being home alone; gardening; the smell of lilies; Halloween; looking at new houses; Seattle in the summer; a comfortable bed; making breakfast in the spring or fall with the windows open and a cool breeze mixing with the smell of coffee and melting butter; strawberries; London; ice cream; chasing Kate and Claire; my girl friends; vacations.
What do you love?
Friday, March 14, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Bars removed, new paint applied.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Daddy took a day off on Saturday and we went to the Desert Museum.
Claire plays in her favorite room. I'm ready for my bath, mom!