Thursday, April 30, 2009

Singing!

So Sayla love's my cousin Marissa, well her cousin too. Sayla love's to watch her sing. Here is a link.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Daddy and Sayla Day!


Saturday was a busy day at our house! I worked and then had a party, Anders was at his friends house and Sayla got to spend the afternoon with Daddy!! She was so excited! Jeremy got tickets to a Wizard of Oz/Orchestra thing. The movie was played without the soundtrack and was instead played by a Orchestra. Then during the intermission all the characters were there, dressed up to meet. She hugged the Tin-Man!! They also got to see lots of cut out characters, as well as a real yellow brick road.









I think it got a little long for Jeremy, but he made it. What a great memory for the two of them and notice how cute Sayla is looking just like Dorothy. That was all Daddy, when I left in the morning Sayla was still in her PJ's. P.S. Sayla listened to the soundtrack of the movie Annie today, lets just say she is very interested. I'll keep you posted.





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Smart Kids!

How annoying would I be if I would start rambling off on how smart my kids are? Well I'm going to.



First story is, I was giving the kids a bath the other night, I took Anders out first and was drying him off. He was holding his comb and I was expecting him to chew on it. He looked at it for a little bit and then starting combing my hair. I know, I know, but yesterday he was brand new and and it's amazing to see him change so fast.



Second story. Sayla has really been a little sponge lately. Really aware of what we say, do, and has LOTS of questions. Sunday night we were at Subway and Sayla was looking out the window for a long time. She then turns to us and says, "Boys drive trucks and girls drive cars." Whoa, that's a whole other post for me. She also has planned her birthday party. Sayla will be having a princess party and Anders (by Sayla's choice) will be having a Spiderman party. Will see if she changes her mind, let not forget her birthday is 4 months away.



Sayla also REALLY wants to learn to read. She gets quite frustrated by it so we just do a little bit at a time.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day!

Did you know there is a swirl of garbage the stretches from California to Japan, in some places it is 90ft deep? Did you know that whales are starting to get breast cancer because of the plastic and toxins they ingest? I know, depressing. Lets just focus on what we can do. Sayla and I (and Anders) are going to pick up trash. http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/omagazine/pkggoinggreen/slideshow1_ss_omag_200802_eco/1
Happy Earth Day!

p.s. Anders can clap, it's really cute.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Sayla singing!

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Lots of pictures and really short stories!




These first pictures of Sayla are at her preschool program. She sang her little heart out!! She was so great! I have to admit I teared up a little and I'm pretty sure Jeremy did too!




Sayla loves to pose for the camera! It's not easy to get a non-action picture.






Sweet Anders loved the park. He thought he was pretty cool in the swing!













I was taking pictures of the two of them and Sayla said, "Mommy get one of me like this." I love her! Anders thinks she is so funny.















Someday I'll get a good picture of the two of the them together.......










or the four of them.



Isn't he so cute. He is so fun and he really wants to crawl. I think he is getting close.






This is what Anders did while Sayla dyed Easter eggs.












I usually have to go in and untangle him from the crib.






Making a mess!






The kids and their Easter loot! Everyone did a good job getting together and talking about what we were getting Sayla. Laurel got Sayla a beach towel, my mom got her a swimsuit, and we got her a floaty. She loved it all, thanks everyone!!!


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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I Have Three Friends

If you know me well, you know I have 3 things I can't live without. You think I'm going to say Jeremy, Sayla and Anders, and wouldn't that be a sweet post dedicated to how much I love each of them. I'll save that one for a different day. The three things that help me keep it together is diet coke, Oprah and on a bad day, Target. I think Jeremy knows by now that I need some alone time if at 8 p.m. I run off to Target and come home two hours later with a diet coke and a Oprah magazine in hand. Now honestly, I could write a separate post on each topic. On how I get a little anxiety when Jeremy leaves the house in the morning and I realize I have no diet coke or access to diet coke. Or how during my lowest saddest times in my past, when I just needed to get out, I'd wander around Target. Or how I feel that watching Oprah through High School, College, and my 20's has taught me a lot about being a woman, a feminist and a mother. So I won't do that, but I think you all get the idea. "My time" around here is at 4:00, I grab a diet coke and whatever child supplies I need and devote 3/4 of my attention to the t.v.
Monday, for example, I managed to feed a baby, play a game of Cootie all while tuning in to Ms. O.

The topic was motherhood. To summarize, it was about how as mothers we think we are all alone in this. No one else is messing this up the way I am. My house is a mess, my kids are a mess, and I haven't showered in three days. Whether you stay at home or you work, the job is hard, (yes I know we all love our kids, would never take them back, and it's the best thing we've ever done) lonely and maybe not what you expected. Before I had kids, I imagined myself with a sweet little baby pushing a stroller around the mall while I purchased my new jeans and all the shoppers couldn't get over my cute little bundle. I don't think I've tried clothes on in a store for almost 4 years and the only thing I shop for with my kids is, diapers, formula or groceries.

So what's my point? My point is, thank you again Oprah! Yesterday, I didn't do too bad. I managed to do some laundry, the dishes, make supper, play with play-dough, have BOTH kids nap, and play a game of Cootie. I guess I'd call that a success!

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Who wants a cracker......or should I say rice rusk?

First thing. Anders woke up Wednesday with a tooth, yay!! The first always seems like the worst. Second thing. We went in for our seven month appointment (yes I know it's supposed to be six months) and he weighs 22 pounds, 90th percentile.

He is soooo different than Sayla as a baby. I remember taking her in for check-ups and she was so attentive. Just watching and so cooperative. Her Dr. would always comment how well she did and that she usually struggles with busy babies. That is what happened on Tuesday!! Whoa! Anders grabs the name badge, keeps kicking the scale, grabs the stethoscope, rips the wooden stick out of the doctors hands, tears the paper layed over the table to little pieces, and then needs to jump! Man, I was worn out! Then came the shots. Good thing Sayla played at Aidan's house that afternoon.

Now to the title of the post. I'm not even sure anyone reading this will appreciate this but I thought I'd share. (Maybe Jen or Autumn may benefit. I should have titled this, "To Jen and Autumn") Anyway, I came upon these little crackers not that long ago and they have been a hit.
It's always hard to know when to start feeding your baby real finger food. There is the gaging and choking problem or the inability to actually pick up the food or the huge MESS. Some of those teething biscuits are just gross. These Mum-Mum crackers are great. I took a bite before I gave one to Anders and it basically dissolves, much faster than any other baby cracker product we've tried. So if Anders is choking, and he has, just wait a few seconds and it's gone. Plus these are the first crackers of Chinese children (says so on the box). Thought I'd share!

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What You Will Find Here

This is a blog about me and my life. I write about the everything, and the nothing that consumes a stay-at-home mom of two. My monster is my one year old little boy, and his sister is my four year old daughter. You should know that I am not a writer, I'm not a speller, but I think I'm funny. I really get a kick out of myself sometimes. The truth is....I'm funnier in my head. So often, this blog is a bad attempt at humor and sarcasm, but mostly it's about the mundane, wonderful, boring, exciting, crabby, happy days we have together.


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