Saturday, July 31, 2010

Yes, he was eating sand.

This is what I walked in on one day after feeding the baby. If only they always played like this!

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Scranton Road Trip

Our day in pictures...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010


Ellie has a fever. I think Charlie has a slight one too. This is the scene in our house right now.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Charlie decided it was time for me to reorganize the Tupperware cabinet.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy 6 Months,Than!!!!

Happy 1/2 Birthday to Than the Man! He can sit up unsupported for a while now before getting tired and falling over. This is fun for him except when Charlie wants to "play". Needless to say, Mama is on high alert!

He has his 6 month visit tomorrow! I am guessing he is about 17 1/2 pounds now.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

I need whiter socks now

Hubby surprised me with some new running shoes. (My stance is very funny/odd in this picture!) My last pair were four years old. We went for a three mile walk/jog this morning. It felt impossible, but I am sure by the end of the summer it will be easier. I just have to keep at it.

We went at 9:30 this morning and it was already 85 degrees out. I probably only jogged a quarter of the route. Runners amaze me.

I have spin tomorrow morning, Tuesday night and Thursday morning. I am going to try the run/walk again on Wednesday and possibly Friday!!

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hello from the farm

The model and her apprentice!

I got my first tooth today!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Future Pianist?

I think so!

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rock-a-bye Baby

Today was a day from hell.  Ellie's attitude has been so bad lately. She is exhausted by 3pm, but if she takes a nap she is up until 11pm. I like to be in bed by 11pm, so I certainly don't want to be up with her at that time. Because of this, she has been napless for about a year now.  I am about 90% sure that her poor behavior is a result of her being overtired and not that she is the anti-christ.

Tonight she begged me to go to bed at 6:30 after being in time out for the fifth time in as many hours.  I was more than happy to oblige. I put Than in his crib, got through Ellie's bedtime routine, read to Charlie and then put him down as well.  All three kids in bed and asleep by 7:15!

I had fifteen minutes to myself.  Fifteen minutes. Before someone (Charlie) started crying.  My first reaction was to be annoyed.  I went in the boys room and there he was standing in his crib with his arms stretched out for me.   As soon as I saw him I felt better.  He just needed a cuddle. I picked him up and we cuddled in his rocker for 20 or so minutes. I realized that in a few years he probably won't want to do that anymore. It was the reality check I needed to snap me out of my funk.  We only get to do this once.