Monday, November 26, 2007

Just in case you didn't know

There is this show on the Disney channel called the Doodlebops and Morgan is pretty sure we are them! She makes us say the theme at least once a day, especially in the car!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Hazel Tree Zitting

It's official. Hazel Tree Zitting is the newest member of our family. Elle tries really hard to say her name, but it just doesn't come out right. The first couple tries came out Poozle, then Puzzle. By now, she has progressed to Pazel. It is adorable to hear her say it! Kristi and Tom brought her over to Thanksgiving yesterday. She already looks a little bit different and more beautiful, if you can even believe it! We were all so thankful for that and for them letting us hold her. I had already forgotten how tiny she is! Morgan and Ava are counting down the days until Hazel is big enough for them to hold and Elle is pretty sure that Hazel is her baby! Miles got an ear to ear smile and laughed every time he saw her. It's funny how babies are so much fun!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Beautiful New Baby Girl

Kristi had her new daughter at 4:29 this morning. She is a whopping 5lbs 14oz and 20 inches long. She is by far the tiniest thing I have ever seen in my life. Her head is so tiny that when she opens her eyes they look huge...but pretty! She is so beautiful and Kristi did a great job! Morgan was so excited when I told her this morning and she is already asking if the baby can please come over to play!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Dance Recital

The recital went so well. Morgan was not shy at all...and of course, Elle wasn't either. They both did an excellent job dancing and looked exactly like ballerina princesses. I couldn't believe how tiny they looked up on stage. As soon as their dance was done, the next class got up to do their dance and as soon as they started dancing Elle jumped right out of her seat and ran to go up on stage and help them dance. Matt grabbed her before she could make her encore performance, and she cried so hard you would think he had told her that she couldn't have candy again as long as she lived. But then they got ribbons and treats so all was well. I am going to call around this week and find another class for them to be in for the winter now that this one is done. They are just too cute dancing and enjoy themselves too much for this to end now! In the video, Morgan is on the far right and Elle is second on the left. My favorite part is at the end of the dance when Morgan plugs her nose and wiggle dances down to the ground!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Kids simply amaze me!

I would like to start off by saying that I am thoroughly enjoying reading everyone else's blog. I am so excited all of you have decided to start one. Even though I talk to most of you every day, we seem to neglect to share with each other the wonderful little day to day things that make us smile.
You know how sometimes kids say something and you have no idea where they learned it from? That happened to me today. I was telling Morgan it was time to go to the store and would she please put her shoes on, for the third time! She looked up at me and smiled and when she opened her mouth, the strangest thing came out..."Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Even thought the sound of it is something quite atrocious!" (Forgive any spelling errors!) I laughed so hard, my eyes teared up. I ran and got the camera right away so she could say it again on film. After all, Matt didn't even believe me when I told him!

Then, when I put the camera away, I told Elle her kitty cat could not go grocery store, he needed to stay here. She quickly put it behind her back, quite sure it had disappeared completely from sight and I would have no idea as to where it had gone. It was adorable!

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Unexplainable

Yesterday was a long day. The last day of the weekend, moods seemed glum as we all prepared to face yet another week. It was not a bad day by any means, but surely a long one. I was counting down the minutes until the time I could put the kids in bed and relax to a movie with Matt. I was a little irritable when I put the girls in the tub that night. They kept splashing me and fighting with each other because they each had a foot or toe on the other one's side of the tub. Just when I was on my last bit of patience, Morgan looked up at me and asked me where I was from. I was a bit unsure of what she was asking of me, so I asked her what that meant. She said, "I am from preschool and dance class." I asked her where she thought I was from, and she replied "You are from Zurg and Elle is from Walmart. Miles is from work, like Daddy goes to work. But Daddy is not from work. He is from the aliens!" I can't tell you what this means, as it is unexplainable. All I can tell you is that it made the whole day worth getting through and it put a smile on my face! Hopefully it puts one on yours!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Have you ever seen a more handsome man??

Just wanted to show you the most handsome man I have ever seen. I bought him this shirt yesterday. It actually has a sweater vest that goes over it with a train on the front. I will post a picture of it next week. And below is Aunt Lisa's birthday card. Morgan drew a picture of Lisa on it for me. Thought everyone might want to see her fantastic artwork...I think it is better than Matt's!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Same old

Nothing new happening. We just get up every morning, play toys all day long, clean the house repeatedly, and go to bed. Morgan is a total smarty pants. She likes to point out every shape she sees and tell me how many sides it has. She tells me I need to take her to a stop sign so she can count how many sides an octagon has. Her favorite thing right now, though, is making shadow puppets...and telling Elle how she is doing it wrong! Her favorite shadow animals are ducks and rabbits.
Elle is super independent and has to do everything herself, including jumping off curbs onto the concrete without anyone helping her. She gets so mad when I try to hold the back of her shirt so I can catch her if she falls. If she catches me doing that, she has to start over from the beginning. I am always sure to know the route to the nearest hospital...just in case she ends up face planting onto the road. Her favorite thing in the whole wide world right now? Daddy. Her favorite thing to do with Daddycakes? Mokimo kisses, something the rest of you might know as Eskimo kisses, but that is how Elle pronounces it. She is beyond adorable.

As for Miles, he is a mess! He is the cutest little boy you've ever seen, though. He screams when he wakes up from naps, but the second he sees me walk in to get him, he starts laughing at ever single thing. He has also learned to climb stairs. Not my favorite thing in the world. The second I turn my back that is the first thing he heads for. It wouldn't really be that bad, except that he is constantly stopping after every stair and looking behind him to make sure I am chasing him. He is starting to babble "dada" but he does it with his tongue sticking out so it comes out "baba" instead.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


We had a good Halloween. Morgan had a party at school yesterday and then we dressed up in costumes and went to Matt's work. The kids went around to all of the cubicles trick-or-treating. There were only two other families there with kids, so we got a lot of candy! It was fun. Plus, the kids got to see Uncle Troy! Elle was pretty mad that Nicole wasn't there, but was quickly soothed with a sucker and a tootsie roll!

I think the girl's favorite part of Halloween was having other kids come to our door. Morgan got so excited every time the doorbell rang. She ran as fast as she could to the door and when we opened it, she would jump up and down and yell, "Happy Halloween!" She loved seeing all of the different costumes. When we woke up this morning and came downstairs she told me to get the candy ready because more kids would be coming to the door. I pretty much broke her heart when I told her that Halloween was over now, so no more kids would be coming until next year.