Monday, March 30, 2009

Always on my TOES!

Paul asked me why i don’t blog anymore.  I could give you excuse after excuse, but it’s mostly b/c my kidos keep me on my toes all day long.  I start to write a blog..and get distracted by someone getting hurt, bit, doing clothes, and all in all-just doing my JOB!  It’s just HARD taking care of two/two year olds..and driving 1 hour(round trip) twice a day and still trying to get the girls to take a nap, eat lunch, do all the laundry, and KEEP THIS HOUSE CLEAN while it’s on the market!  I honestly don’t feel like i have much time to do anything..other than the normal day to day stuff, these days!  Our house is still on the market, and that alone is stressful, when you’ve already bought another house.  On top of that, my kidos are definitely right in the middle of their terrible twos and Hannah is right in the middle of her terrible 4’s(is there actually a Terrible 4’s-LOL)!  So between the madness and sickness(which started before thanksgiving with Rotavirus, to dirty diaper virus, to fever virus to strep/croup-that they are JUST getting over), i don’t really have time for much.  Facebook has turned into my little time to de-stress and chat with old friends..catch up on their lives and that’s MY LIFE in a nutshell. 

With all that being said..the twins really played a trick on me today.  I had gone to the grocery store on my normal Monday grocery trip.  I unloaded the girls..the groceries and then went back to get my purse.  I shut the door on the way out so Gracye didn’t go running out the door.  As i went back to open the was LOCKED!  Yes, LOCKED!  I thought i have always been on step ahead of my little tricksters..not this time.  They LOCKED ME OUT!  I had my purse, and no key..nothing.  In a panick, i ran across the street to our wonderful neighbors house to use her phone.  Luckily she’s very calm and reminded me that my other neighbor had used our key a while back to come in and go upstairs and watch our t.v during the baseball play offs a while back and i he still had the key!  Thankfully he was home, as he had been packing up to go to work.  I asked him if he had the key, he said “well, somewhere”!  I said, “PLEASE try to find it..the girls are in the house and locked me out!”  He went right in and grabbed it.  So, today i learned that we should ALWAYS have a key to the house hidden somewhere outside our’s always made me kinda nervous thinking..if theirs a key outside our house..someone could find it and walk in.  BUT, what are the chances of someone searching for a key all around your house to get in?  Not very likely!  SO, i will get a key made and hid this does NOT happen again! 


I have not posted pics in a while either..Pauls parents were here for the weekend as they were going through back to KS, so here are a few pics from that. As usual, we had a great time and we were sad to see them go..but we’ll see them in just a few months as we head up to KS for Pauls --th  high school class reunion(i left that blank so no one knows how long my hubby has been out of HS!)  LOL!!!


YEHAW grandpa!


Look at the fun the girls have riding grandpa!


Sam’s turn..


WHOA…TWO kidos!!


Not sure what grandpa is showing them here!



Since everyone was just getting over strep/croup, we didn’t get to get out much..but Paul did get out the bounce house..and the girls had a blast!


Gotta love the STATIC in their hair! 


Hannah is a monkey..


P.S. Paul, i know a LOT of dad’s that write on moms blogs every once in a while.. YOU are more than welcome to jump right on in when you have some time-they DO have spell check when you use live writer!  LOL!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

No break over here…

I don’t think we can catch a break over here.  It’s sickness sickness sickness.  Thank Goodness the weather is nicer outside and i can still let them run wild in back if they choose to do so.  Sarah has come down with something, AGAIN!  This time i picked her up from MDO and changed her clothes..let them run outside and noticed she had goose bumps all over her body.  It was very weird b/c it was in the high 70’s and she shouldn’t have been all goose bumpy in shorts and a t-shirt.  SO, i brought her inside and checked her temp-103.4!  WHAT?!  For real, didn’t we JUST get over a virus.  I mean, how MANY bugs can one child get in one year??!!!  My poor poor babies!  It breaks my heart to see them sick.  I know either way, we’re very lucky that they ARE healthy. 

Anyway, Hannah and i had a fun two days to do Mommy & Daughter things while she was on spring break.  We went and had Mani-Pedi’s, which was TONS of fun.  Then Thursday, we dropped the girls off a MDO and came home to wait for the dishwasher guy to come fix it.  We put our very first BIG GIRL puzzle together.  Of course, no less than a tinker bell puzzle!  We also worked on her address and phone number..counting to 100 and counting to 20 in Spanish.  I also bought this cool book of kindergarten activities and she could do them with no problems..CRAZY!  I honestly think we have one pretty smart cookie on our hands. 


Hannah in her Butterfly Chair getting a MANI/PEDI! 




Hannah with the Tink Puzzle she put together!

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And then she asked very nicely to use my fancy camera..not sure if i should have let her use it..but i’m a sucker. :)  Here are some of her pics. 

Mr. Beta


Upside down Hannah..


Pics of her favorite babies


The girls beds..this is how the sleep now..all separated in their own beds.


More baby pics..


Mr. Beta


Mommy doing her favorite past time..folding clothes! 


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Zoo 3/8/09

With such beautiful weather and trying to keep the house clean at the same time, we opted to take the girls to the zoo on Sunday.  We all had a blast and Hannah was able to hang out with her BFF & cousin, Allison.  DSC00047 DSC00048DSC00051 DSC00054 DSC00055 DSC00059 DSC00065 DSC00069 DSC00074 DSC00079 DSC00085 DSC00086 DSC00087 DSC00090

P.S. Gavin said he wanted some cotton candy and popcorn too..but Mommy and Daddy said NOT JUST YET!  Maybe Next time!?!  LOL!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Rodeo 2009 – 3/7/09

We decided that since all the girls were well-FINALLY & the house was clean, we’d head off for a fun day at the Rodeo/petting zoo today!  WHAT A FUN Day!  Again, looking back..last year just wasn’t very fun.  I remember rushing through the petting zoo and not letting the door hit our butts on the way out.  It was frustrating and the girls were just a bit to small to really enjoy themselves.  WHAT A BLAST we had this year.  The girls REALLY REALLY enjoyed the petting zoo..MOMMY DID TOO!  They had all sorts of fun animals-lamas, doe, pigs, sheep, a mini pig that no one could catch, and many other really cute animals. 


We had a blast…and i know that NEXT year will be even MORE fun! 


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