Sunday, October 19, 2014

Boy Crazy

Apparently the kindergartener has a little crush. She's been writing notes back and forth with James. She and James create stapled books that have pictures, their names, hearts, smiley faces, and all sorts of scribble inside. They create these books and bring them to school and exchange them.
Tot is three years older and I'm not sure that she even knows the difference between boys and girls. She just doesn't care.
Bean on the other hand? Oh geez. She just finished writing her name and James' name in a notebook and then asked for a post it so she could mark the page and "remember how much she like(s) James" when she gets older.
We are in for a long, long, long road with this boy crazy girl.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cute Baby Saturday: In The Garage Edition

Oh, you know, just hanging out in the garage, watching some Monsters Inc. with my lawnmower.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Night Leftovers: The Kids Edition


  • We are a weekend away from our granite installation and hopefully after another day, we will have our sink again. I miss countertops.
  • Bean's birthday is quickly approaching and all the girl wants is American Girl Doll paraphernalia. I'm not sure if we are on board with this but we need to decide quickly if we are going to have anything shipped in time.
  • Tot says she wants to play soccer again in the spring. Soccer is time consuming. Two practices and a game every week... sheesh. If she's interested, I'm all for it though.
  • Did I mention that I tried to take Blue to a dance class a few months ago? I thought he would love it but he wouldn't have anything to do with it. 
  • Blue has decided he can get up in the middle of the night and creep into our room. Now we have three creepers.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Daily Struggles: A List From The Two Year Old

Blue would like you to know about his daily struggles:

  1. Socks. No one should have to wear socks. Ever. Even in the rain or snow or freezing temperatures.
  2. Shoes. See above note about socks.
  3. People who put on their shoes and socks when told (like the sisters) and then leave the room/ house/ area. Even though socks and shoes are unnecessary, no one should go anywhere until a shoe/ sock tantrum is complete. 
  4. Sleeping, including naps and bedtime. Sleep is stupid and forces you to miss out on fun.
  5. Sitting at the table to eat a meal. Siting on the floor in the middle of the kitchen while everyone else is at the table makes food taste more delicious. Sitting at the table for meals is ridiculous.
  6. Parents who refuse to hand over their electronics. All phones, laptops, and miscellaneous electronic items should be easily and readily accessible upon demand.
  7. Requests, suggestions, demands, orders, gentle nudges, hints.
  8. Adults who won't dole out candy by the handfuls.
  9. Diaper changes.
  10. Requests to get potty trained. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oh Boy

I don't know why these are upside down, but you get the point. Does it really start this early? Is this the future with a boy? Why are we constantly telling him to get his hands out of his pants, even when he's asleep!?!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

These Cuties

Fall school pictures arrived! I can't believe how grown up they look. 
I still can't decide if they look alike. Some days I see it, some days I don't.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Time's A Wastin'

Approximate amount of time I estimate I have spent on the following:

Creating ponytails and braids for dolls: 3 weeks

Washing Tot's clothes because she has "nothing to wear": 2 months

Cleaning water off the floor outside the tub where Blue is frolicking: 2.5 weeks