Monday, October 27, 2008

I Love Jon Hamm

Nothing funny about my kids today. Oh, I'm sure they're funny today. I'm just not writing about it.

I love Jon Hamm. I watched the season finale of Mad Men last night. Seriously? If you're not watching this show, you are missing out. I can't believe that I have to wait until July for new episodes. Watch seasons 1 & 2 on DVD or reruns!

Oh, and Jon Hamm is super hot too.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Did You Know?

M: Mom, did you know Barbie is a teenager? Did you know that?

Me: Really? How do you know?

M: Because she has a TV in her room.

I think the "duh" at the end of that sentence is probably presumed.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy and Sad

The babies were running around the house today, playing together. I was working on some stuff for my kids' activities website. Suddenly, I heard peals of laughter. C and H were giggling in chorus. Actually, giggling is an understatement. There were belly laughs. And there is nothing better than a baby belly laughing - except two babies belly laughing. So, I got up to investigate.

Turns out, they were in the office. The afternoon sun was shining in the transom windows, illuminating the blizzard of dust present in the air (because I'm a really bad duster and vacuumer). The babies were running around the room, trying to catch the dust in the air. And cracking themselves up.

Happy? I sat down and watched them for about five minutes. It didn't get old.

Sad? The dirt in my house now entertains my children.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I am Highly Disturbed

I was just looking around the internet costume shops for a pair of cow print chaps for my eldest (I successfully manipulated him into wanting to be a cowboy for Halloween).

Don't ever search for chaps on a costume site. I'll just leave at that. And to your imagination and/or Googling skillz.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pumpkin Patch 2008

Thursday was my ninth wedding anniversary. J took a half day off of work as a surprise to me. We picked the kids up from school at the regular time and headed to a pumpkin patch close-by. We were one of about three families there because it was a weekday afternoon. It felt like we had the whole place to ourselves - it was really fun.

At the risk of sounding incredibly sappy, there was actually nothing more romantic than spending the afternoon with my husband and our four children at the freakin' pumpkin patch. Weird? Probably. Nothing gives me those early-relationship-butterflies back like watching J be a good dad. It's really, really cool.


C and Dad.


The whole family (minus me) - H refused to hold anyone's hand but fell down every third step by tripping on pumpkin vines.


H - the wanderer.


H - the whiner.

Monday, October 6, 2008

This is What Happens When the Babies Are Quiet


The most mischievous things happen at my house in relative silence. Silence is always the giveaway that something ridiculous is going down.

I put everyone to bed the other night. J went to a friend's to watch football. And I straightened up a little then headed downstairs to turn off lights.

I discovered this in the guest bathroom.

It was sopping wet. My two little friends apparently had quite a time unrolling half a roll of toilet paper, dipping it in the toilet and then piling it on the floor. I'm only surprised it wasn't worse. And I'm glad I discovered it before it had a chance to dry out and harden.

We now have more doorknob covers in our home than Babies R Us has in their entire inventory.





They look kind of evil here. Little thugs. Tearing up my house and shit.

Sorry...It's Been Quite a While

I don't know what happened. Life, I guess. Between my last post and tonight, we've had multiple soccer practices, multiple soccer games, two CCD classes (there's some good stories there - I'll share them another time), dance classes, My Gym mommy & me crap with the babies, kindergarten volunteering, 1st grade volunteering, a wedding, early dismissal and four work deadlines. And the website that I run too. It's nuts.

Anyway, here's a good one. M is working on phonetic spelling at school now - doing the whole journaling thing that G was doing this time last year. This is a list she wrote out the other night after she lost her first tooth. (She lost her first tooth! Very dramatic, as to be expected.)



It says:

[Her name]
Ice Cream Set
Toenail Polish
Ariel Costume
A Lamb
Puppets and a Puppet Show

Santa
Ornament
A Plate of Cookies
A Christmas Poem
A Glass of Milk

Tooth Fairy
Tooths
Golden Wings
A Butterfly Dress
Glass Shoes

Easter Bunny
Lollipops
Tootsie Rolls

By [name]
To Important Friends



I believe it is a list of things she wants for Christmas and things that are somehow related to her "important friends" Santa, Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny.