Thursday, December 13, 2007

Word Nazi

I have no idea where Andrea picked this up, but recently she has become the monitor for our home, friends, church, and even TV when it comes to language. Apparently, we are not allowed to say 'stupid' or 'dang it.' Not sure why. But we can't. And she'll catch you and tell you so every time. It's truly amazing. I could whisper the word to Mark 2 rooms away, and she'll come running in, "We don't say 'dang it'!!!"
Dang it!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Silly Lacie!

There's something about a small space that toddlers can't resist trying to climb into. This doll crib from Grandma Pat is Lacie's favorite place to hang out and chill.

P.S. Anyone recognize the dress? It's one I used to wear. Awwww!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Try it again

So I was feeling really bad about Lacie's "abbreviated" party on Tuesday. The girls had not been especially well-behaved, I felt sick and Mark had come home with a head-ache. So it wasn't all that I had planned. Oh well. So we decided to "make up for it" on Saturday night by taking the girls to Chuck E. Cheese with all our saved up free-token coupons (thank goodness for those!). Unfortunately, poor Lacie was absolutely overwhelmed by all the noise and kids and lights and everything else going on there. She found a ride that she loved and clung to it all night. And then threw a tantrum any new 2 yr old could be proud of when we finally pried her fingers off it.

Andrea, on the other hand, was in hog heaven. Absolutely in her element. Loved the noise, the kids, the lights and sounds - all of it. In fact, we thought we'd lost her a few times until we found her hiding in the tunnel up over-head. The best part for her? She got to see the "big mouse!"

Friday, December 7, 2007


Lately the kids have become obsessed with the laundry baskets. They love to sit, play, eat, "rest," and ride around in them.

One night Mark was left on his own to get the girls to bed. They happened to be pretty wound up, so he made them little beds in their laundry baskets and let them 'go to bed' in there. Amazingly, they actually did fall asleep.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sharing time

Ah! Again! Somehow I am not learning my lesson! This morning I found that Andrea had found last 2 remaining cupcakes from last night (Lacie's birthday party) and helped herself to them in bed. And then...I found that she had shared! How nice!

P.S. Needless to say, I wasn't too thrilled with Andrea, but I didn't know what to do in terms of punishment. So I made her sit on her bed while I called Mom & Dad. A lot of help they were! They just said that either I shouldn't refuse food to the kids or keep the cupcakes higher! Thanks. Instead I made Andrea help pull the sheets and blankets off the beds and stuff them in the washer. Good thing she didn't like it - at first I was afraid she'd think it was fun and then want to do it every morning!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Happy Birthday Lacie!

So it was a big milestone today. Lacie turned 2! And, funny enough, the atti2de came right along with it! Wow! Who knew it happened so fast?
We had a rough day so that night we celebrated with an abbreviated party. Not like she'll ever know the difference - until she reads this someday that is...

the Daddy-horsey

The girls just LOVE climbing on Mark and having him walk around like a horse. I mean, what kid doesn't? Anyway, I think that Mark secretly loves it as much as they do!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Singing in the...toyroom?

A couple weeks back I picked up the movie Singing in the Rain. I didn't think the kids would really 'get' it, but I put in on for them anyway. About a week later I was walking into the toyroom when I overheard Andrea saying, "No, no, no...Yes, yes, yes..."

Saturday, December 1, 2007


This is how Lacie sleeps. Every night. Since the day she got home from the hospital. The second time. I love it!