Sunday, December 14, 2008
Uncle Seth would like a new gate for his yard.
Aunt Emily would like a ballerina toy.
Uncle Peter would like a checklist, just like the one Morgan was writing!
Grandpa would like a new Batman toothbrush.
Uncle Joe would like a Superman toy for his brother.
Mind you, I did not help her with this at all. I did not give her names or ideas or anything. Adorable.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Elle wanted to put every single piece of candy on the house herself, Miles wanted to eat every single piece of candy himself, and Morgan was adamant about the house looking exactly like the house in the picture. I also gave them each a single cookie to decorate while the frosting holding the house together set for 10 minutes. Morgan got a Christmas tree, Elle got a gingerbread girl, and Miles got a snowman. Elle decorated hers and ate it at the same time. Miles would put a candy on and immediately take it off again to eat it; then he ate his entire cookie in two ginormous bites. Morgan spent the entire 10 minutes making sure her tree was decorated exactly like the picture. Quite a few tears were shed, mostly by Miles when I told him he had had enough candy, but all in all I think it was a fun holiday activity!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Obviously we are in the new house now and we love it. It is definitely our dream home. There are a few minor issues, as with any new house, but they are getting resolved slowly but surely. Miles is in a twin bed, and hopes to buy some boy bedding soon, as now he is sleeping with Elle's old quilt. Other than that, we are pretty well settled in.
Morgan learned about Thanksgiving today at preschool. They made turkeys and on each of the feathers they wrote something they are thankful for. Morgan is thankful for babies, cars, and Dad. What a silly girl! She is growing up way too fast for me lately.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
We had Elle and Owen's birthday party on Saturday. It was a pirate party. The kids went on a treasure hunt, dressed up with eye patches and hooks, ate cake and ice cream, and played really hard! I think everyone had a great time. Thank you to everyone who came and thank you for t
he presents- Elle has not stopped playing since!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Elle was really excited to wake up to a birthday party! After dinner we opened presents and Elle stuck her tongue out most of the time in deep concentration. Then she blew out her candle and we had cake. It was awesome!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
The insurance finally got back to us and my car is definitely totaled. In fact, the damage is almost twice the dollar amount that my car is valued at! So, now I get to go buy a new car! Matt keeps telling me that I am the most spoiled person he knows...getting a new house and a new car at the same time!!
For those of you who know what happened with Morgan at school, a letter will be sent out within the next week or two to parents district wide. We are going to get to approve the final draft before it goes out. Once that is done, I will feel good again about the school system.
We are so thankful everything turned out ok and are glad that life is getting back to normal. Thank you so much to everyone that has called to check on us and offered to help. We love you all.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Elle and Miles were both extremely scared, but otherwise seem to be unharmed. We took them to their pediatrician a few hours later and they checked out just fine. They are a little cranky today, so I assume they probably have a few aches and pains, though. I had about a million x-rays done at the ER, but have escaped without a single broken bone. The doctor worries about a rotator cuff injury, whiplash, and soft-tissue damage. He recommends I get physical therapy.
We went and looked at the car today and got some pictures. After seeing the damage, it is a miracle we all survived without a single scrape or scratch. The whole driver's side of the car is full of scrapes where we skidded on our side, and we are positive that it totaled my car.
So all in all a really bad day. But I have never felt so blessed. I know that a car accident with the kids in the car is on the top three scariest things that could happen list of every parent. And we all survived, the kids unharmed. So obviously someone is looking out for us.
Oh, and Morgan asked me to please tell everyone that she has a brand new seat belt, and for everyone to please not run into other cars anymore!!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Later that day, Morgan came running downstairs and told me ,"Mommy! You have to come see this!" She grabbed my hand and ran me upstairs to her room. She had taken every toy out of her toy box and closet and displayed them around the room. They were lined up on toy boxes and shelves and beds. I asked what it was, and she told me she had made magazines! I don't think she really knows what a magazine is, but it was really cute!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Will Disaster Girl ever be stopped? Is there any force on this Earth that can stand up to such an evil mastermind? Only time will tell.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
(Super Villain Elle - aka: Disaster Girl)
From the time she learned how to move, we have nicknamed Elle - Disaster Girl. You know, just in case she ever became a super villain and needed a good name! That's right! She is too much trouble to ever be a super hero! This is what I mean:
I went downstairs to email my aunt and let her know I would not be able to make it to my cousin's wedding this weekend. The email was only 3 or 4 lines long, so it took almost no time at all. When I returned upstairs, the kids were no longer sitting on the couch watching their movie- always a cause for suspicion. Suddenly, Elle ran up to me with the biggest smile on her face and announced that she "ate the butter all gone in (her) tummy!" In the time it took me to write one email, Elle managed to eat over half of a stick of butter! Just goes to show you how quickly this little super-villain can get into trouble. She got a short lecture and a minute in time-out. The world is safe and free from her chaos again...at least for now.