Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oh blog de...

Oh blog da...
I got nothin!

I haven't blogged in a week!  A whole week!  I think it is the weather.  We stay in most days, I mean half the time my kids are still in their jammies at lunch time...and lets just be honest... sometimes even at dinner time too!  I get a little cabin fever from time to time, and the kids do too but I am SO thankful that we have reason for cabin fever.  I LOVE that my kids are home everyday and not having to be up and out the door to daycare or school.  I am thankful that God has blessed us with a schedule that allows me to be part time at work and for daddy to be here when I am not!    
 I am desperate for spring, warmer weather and SuNsHiNe!  
We don't need summer, just weather that allows us to get outside without a spacesuit and moon boots!   :)

This kind of weather will do us just fine...
Collin Spring of 2008

I have noticed that it has been getting dark out later and later and daylight savings begins in 2 weeks!!  

Speaking of night time...
This is how my two sweeties end their night...
 So sweet right?  I used to be the one in the middle reading books and recently Collin has wanted to be the one to "read" to Madelyn. 

 He is very creative with his stories and is fantastic at using picture clues to help with details.  He is so animated and even adds voice inflection to make it all the more interesting.   
And on the nights when he is completely stalling it takes him a good 5 minutes to read each page.  Mads doesn't seem to mind...
Sweet little loverlies!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I lookin for Daddy...

This morning I was leafing through an Us Weekly magazine when all of a sudden Madelyn walked up and promptly ripped it out of my hands while saying "HEY dat's MINE!"....

Um ok really?

She plopped herself on the floor and skimmed through several pages. She was very careful to check each picture before turning to the next page.  She looked as though she may be searching for something, or maybe even someone?

"Who are you looking for Madelyn?"

"I lookin for daddy!"

"Oh ok..."

So we sit and wait while she scans each page, it is very obvious that she thinks she will find him.  I am eager to see what she comes up with, I quietly giggle imagining who "daddy" may end up being, I mean we are talking about Us Weekly people, each page is slathered with hunky celebs.  Hmmm, maybe I will ask her to find mommy next...

And then it happens...

"I FOUN him, I foun DADDY!"

"Oh let me see"...

"Here he is, wook"...
No joke people, no joke!

 I know, believe me, I laughed as hard as you are laughing right now.  And for the record, so did daddy!!

And with that, I promptly took the magazine from her chubby little hands before she had time to "find mommy"...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Oh Madelyn...

You are becoming such a big girl...
You spend your days making us laugh with funny phrases you have picked up like "Oh my GAWSH" and "Oh my WAWD" and the oh so hilarious "Have MAWCY"

 I mean really, it's impossible not to giggle when I hear you say 
"Connin go to da bedwoom RIGHT now" when you think he deserves a time out.
You most certainly have a mind of your own, and you are sure to let us know when you feel shorted or when things haven't gone your way :)
But you are quick to turn a frown upside down!
 You learn new things everyday...
You are bright, and beautiful and full of life...

Every once in awhile I catch you in a quiet moment and I try to memorize every inch of you, each and every one of your delicate features, tucking them away deep in my heart...
 because tomorrow you will grow and change...

and I don't want to miss a thing!
Be blessed my love!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Heart Day!

Ah, the day of love!
I walked into Collin's room this morning and wished my sweet boy a Happy Valentine's Day...
To which he replied
"Happy Valentine's Day, I need to keep practicing my hearts".

Sweet boy worked on making Valentine's for everyone last night and could not get the heart shape down...
he got to work immediately this morning 
on his first try...
by golly he got it!
He was so proud, and frankly so was I!!

I had planned a little scavenger hunt and had great plans of dressing them in sweet red and white outfits but thought, ah what the heck let's just get to it in our jammies and bedhead!!

The clues were all written and hidden on white hearts, 
mommy did the reading and off they went!
They were even more excited than I expected!!

Clue #1
Here we go are you ready to play?
Let's have fun on Valentine's Day!
Find your next clue in the room where we eat....

Clue #2
Great job!  You know just what to do,
find your next clue where mommy keeps her shoes...

Unfortunately Collin went directly to the front door!
Uh, no the other place where mommy keeps her shoes, haha!

Clue #3
Look at you go, you did it again!
Clue number 3 is for Madelyn!!
It's in her room now let's let her find it...

Clue #4
Alright the next one is for Collin...
Go down in the basement in search in your kitchen!

Clue #5
Whew are you tired?
You've done a great job!
This is your final clue...
Your presents are up near mommy's bed.
Now run real quick, you know what to do!!

A basket of treats for the ones that I LOVE
my beautiful blessings, sent straight from above!!

And there ya have it, 
a new Valentine's tradition!

Sweetest moment of the day...
Collin crawled into my lap, hugged tight on my neck and whispered
"Happy Valentine's Day mommy,
you're so pretty and cute..."

Happy heart day!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Such a BIG girl!

Guess who pooped on the potty tonight?
Oh yes she did!

 Even Madelyn had a hard time believing it at first...
so she had to check to make sure!
Sure enough, there was cause for celebration!!
 We are so proud of you big girl!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

sNOw more sNOw

Enough with the snow already!
We are starting to feel (and act) like caged animals!

Pretty little thing don't ya think?

Hurry up spring!