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Monday, March 3, 2014

Another Snow Day

I'm pretty irritated that I'm home today. Normally we jump for joy and do fun things...but when its really just ice and you have art projects that NEED TO BE FINISHED...its just plain annoying. It was 80 degrees on Saturday and we all got a little sunburnt at a party. Then in the middle of church on Sunday, we heard thunder and it started snowing...WEIRD.

Anyways, we are using today to clean out the fridge (thoroughly with cleaning supplies :)......tile some more, get ready for our yardsale and stock up on groceries for our upcoming camping trip. AND I'm busy (during nap time) planning things for our surprise trip to Disney World the week after school. I love a good spreadsheet and this trip is allowing me to make at least 4 :).

We have had lots going on lately with birthday celebrations, gotcha day treats and staying busy with our church friends.

Our biggest celebration were the birthdays...Baby Boy turned 2 and Adam turned 31. We had both sets of neighbors over (we had to scale back from the party last year that cost us a fortune :) and had dinner, desserts, a pinata and presents. They both racked up presents from friends and family and we had a great night.

Some updates on kiddos...

Baby Boy--YOU LOVE BIRTHDAYS. I think you get it now since you had your own. You will talk about birthday parties and remember that you turned "two" while you raise up 5 fingers when we ask you about it. My new favorite saying from you is "Mommy, are you?" as you wonder out of bed every morning. You know where I am but you still call out to me as you walk from your bedroom to ours. You also love to repeat everything we say so you get in a stance, make a mean face and look up at us and wait for us to say "ready, go". If we don't do it fast enough you say it for yourself. You love "dino snacks" which are fruit snacks and ask for at least 4 bags a day. You don't mind letting everyone around you know if you think something smells or taste bad. You will make an awful face and say YUCK GROSS. You still point out anytime you can see any amount of skin and yell NAKED!!! You sing "barbara anne" all the time. You move your chin when you sing it and your voice gets very high :). You are 99% potty trained....staying dry through naps and sometimes at night. You will grab yourself and say tee tee or big poop. You got a nice big ole black eye the other day at a party when you fell off a scooter and hit the pavement. Its turning purple and black but you don't even remember its there until we ask you about it. You are still a huge cuddler and love to be held at all times and squeeze tight.

Ribbit-her behavior at school is very consistent...BAD. She only got 2 good stickers for all of Feb....and one of those was on valentines day...go figure. I'm not sure what the deal is or if she and her teacher just aren't on the same page. She has been hitting and biting a lot lately and crying about it the minute we bring it up at home. She is smart as a whip though and will remind us of little details months after an event. She soaks up everything and loves the learning tv shows. She is into all things PRINCESS, PONY or Hello Kitty. She loves having her hair, make-up and fingernails done. She still asks to snuggle every night and loves being read to. She gets onto Baby Boy the way I do and sounds like just me...reminding him to share and be gentle :). If she sees something she wants she says " i guess I could have that"...and her time is still way off.....she thinks in years instead of days so everything is next year and laster day :).

Goober- doing well in school, getting great grades (mostly) and having great behavior. Since we are in the Dainel Campaign they are now giving out Daniel awards and Goober has won 4 of them....most of them are for kindness.
He and I have a new understanding of how to speak to your mother like a human instead of a maid. I got really tired of being the cook...meaning that every morning the first thing he would say to me is "what is for breakfast?"...and the very first thing he would say to me when he got to my classroom every day was "do you have a snack for me or what is for supper?"....After several time outs :), he is now getting good at saying " good morning" and sitting at the table where he knows his breakfast is going to be served without fail. He also greets me in the afternoon with a hug and we ask each other about how the day went. He got a good dose of his own medicine one morning where he was greeted with his little brother punching him first thing..the first words out of Goobers mouth were "i don't like it when the first thing you do to me is rude, you should at least give me a hug before you punch me"  :). He is a huge help around the house...helping me bring in and put away groceries, cook dinner, clean out the fridge and taking out the trash.

Here are some recent pictures..

His new Thomas the Train bedset.....completing his choo choo room!
He loves his tee ball set....see the Olympics in the background?
Practicing their moves before the Daddy Daughter Dance....they were both super cute!
Has to be one of my favorite pictures ever!!! Check out her make-up and hair :)
CHeck out those Hello Kitty nails...those were fun to put on ;)
Valentines Family Dance with friends!


My other pictures from the birthdays haven't backed up yet but I will add them when they do.

SHHHHHH...Disney World is a surprise!!!

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