Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!




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Or as my kids used to say "Merrrrrrry Kitmas!"




Monday, December 22, 2008

Bailey's Turn!



Ok. Sunday morning Bailey woke up before anybody else. I'm not sure how long, but enough time for him to do this:










He took the cord from the vacuum and wrapped it around the paper shredder, through the filing cabinet, around the exercise bike, through Lily's chair and then tied knots in the end back by the paper shredder. From what I could see he hadn't touched any thing else in the scrapbook room. I asked him what had happened and he said "I made a contraption."
Our boys have a special gift for saying just the right thing, so instead of getting in trouble we have a good laugh!








The kids asked if they could clean the floor boards. They really had to twist our arms! Two of them had a toothbrush to scrub the dirt and then the other one had a wash cloth to wipe it all clean. What a crazy bunch!

And last but not least, our little baby is now 4 MONTHS OLD! She has another cold and this time an ugly sounding cough. But she's still smiley and darling. We have to go to the Dr tomorrow for shots :( I can't wait to see how much she weighs!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Oh Ashton!


This morning Daisy and I were sleeping in (8am) and Ashton came in to see us. He said "Mom, you can sleep all day because Daddy already made us breakfast!"
He was holding something in his hand and I could tell that it was covered in tape. I usually hide the tape, but I had some out to wrap presents with and he grabbed it! I was a little angry. I said "If you guys don't stop getting stuff out of the scrapbook room, you are going to get in big trouble!"
He said "It's the Polar Express!"
They had watched the movie at school the other day. I smacked myself in the forehead and realized what a creative and smart thing he had done. He had taken an empty diaper box and cut out train cars and then used paper to make the wheels. What is a little tape compared to an art project? Especially instead of watching tv! Man he's cute! He also combed his own hair today!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Naughty or Nice?

Lily just wanted to get it over with! She really just wanted to write a letter!









Ashton was in awe just to be in Santa's presence!




Bailey could have sat and talked all day! Motioning with his straight hands as he explains something important.



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hello December!



When Lily was in 1st grade she started giving me a hard time about what clothes she would/wouldn't wear. She refused to wear anything with a bothersome tag, anything that felt a little funny and absolutely NO JEANS! If I made her wear something she didn't like, they would come home from school with mysterious holes in them. She didn't like it when I would patch the holes! hee hee hee! I bought every color of pants that had a soft elastic waist and no "riding up" in the crotch. Then, about a month ago we were all out shopping and Donn spotted some really cute jeans and top and he talked Lily in to trying them on. After about a minute, she came skipping out of the fitting room announcing that she loved jeans! Donn will be doing all of her clothes shopping from now on!! It still took a little harassing to get her to wear the outfit to school but now that she's gotten used to the jeans she loves them and even has more than one pair. She said to me the other day "You should tell everyone on your blog that I love jeans now!" hallelujah






Ashton loves to take baths, especially when Daisy or his green army men get to join him! **edited** 12/12 Tonight Ashton had stallion dressing on his shtrimp and pea pad linguine. I don't know where this silly boys comes up with these words? He makes me laugh a lot!




























Daisy's two new favorite things: Her thumb and her jumper swing.




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videoBailey came in to our room the other day and said "I wrote a song for you." He wrote a new song today so I could make a movie of it. He told me the other day that he was addicted to spongebob. We had been talking about cigarettes and how you can get addicted to them. He also had a conversation with Unkie Rory about addiction and cigarettes. tee hee!