Saturday, April 25, 2009

Pip pip, Cheerio!

The girlies and I met Grandma this afternoon for a tea party at Gardner Village. When we arrived, the girls were shown where the dress-ups were and they each picked their own dress, hat, and accessories. Then they brought up 2 large teapots for Grandma and I, and 2 little teapots filled with pink hot chocolate for the girls. Elle could not get enough of it. She went through the entirety of 2 teapots, and she slurps. Then they brought out a 3 tiered tray. On the top were scones with cream and jelly; the middle had a variety of sandwiches, including cucumber...yum!; the bottom had various desserts and fruit. Everything was delicious. Morgan had at least one bite of every single food. We all had so much fun. I am glad I got to get out and have some big girl-bonding time with Morgan and Elle.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy and Sad

Every so often your child says something that touches your heart and brings a smile to your face. You take a step back and tell yourself, "My child is a little bit more grown up today." It makes you happy, and at the same time, slightly sad. Today is one of those days.

Friday, April 17, 2009

My arm...

Ok, so this post is purely to satiate the commenters of the previous post...and to update those of you who already knew what what going on.
On Monday afternoon I had a small outpatient procedure to remove a lump from my left breast. Yes, everything is fine. The results came back from pathology and it was benign. The only problem is that it was on the very outer edge close to my armpit, so every time I move my left arm too much it pulls on my stitches. Today I decided that it had been long enough that I could finally wear a bra again. Big mistake. Half way through the day I was hurting so much that I changed shirts so I wouldn't have to wear a bra. When I looked in the mirror, I found the whole left half of my breast is now an ugly bruise. Not like anyone is going to see it, but still, it's ugly. So now I hurt all over again. I am still icing it and taking ibuprofen. I see my doctor on Tuesday for a follow-up. So there you go; that's what happened to my arm.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Sneak Peek

Just a sneak peak until I'm able to move my arm enough to type out a real post.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Getting Crafty

I am always so jealous of the endless crafts I see on other blogs. Every woman other than myself seems to be able to balance raising kids and cleaning house, and still find time to be crafty. I decided that I needed a project to do to take my mind off certain my downstairs toilet overflowing and flooding a large portion of carpet.

So I was at Pier 1 the other day and saw this thick felt butterflies with jewels in the middle. I thought they would make darling clips for my girls' hair. So I then went to Michael's and picked up a canister full of a variety of flowers, some solid colors, some polka dot, and all different sizes. Then I stopped by Target and picked up different clips. I got out my glue gun and some ribbon I had from forever ago and other small embellishments. Then I got to work. I fussed and glued for about half an hour and was the most relaxed and least stressed I have been in a while. It was awesome. Plus, I think they turned out pretty cute. What do you think, are they ok??

Monkeying Around

Tuesday was such nice weather, the kids and I decided we needed out of the house. So we packed our hats and sunscreen and snacks and water into a backpack. Then we loaded our ginormous 3 seat stroller into the back of the car. We were off to the zoo. We got there 10 minutes after it opened and there were only 3 other families there. We got to take our time at each animal and not worry about being in someone's way or other kids being in our way. We parked our stroller in front of the giraffes and ate some chocolate chip cookies while we watched the giraffes munch on some tasty looking plants. Then it was off to the penguins to see if they are indeed as sneaky as Madagascar leads us to believe. Next we devoured granola bars while being mesmerized by the many monochromatic stripes of the zebras. Then bear purse insisted we go see his mommy and daddy. Miles had brought his Buzz Lightyear laser blaster gun and hunted every animal in the zoo. Never mind the caged in animals made for easy targets. Last we played on the playground until we couldn't play anymore. I had three wild kids to myself, so forgive the lack of pictures. I chose chasing down kids and stopping them from throwing things into the cages over snapping some photos. Anyway, it was great fun and we can't wait to go back...with more adult help this time.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Via the Endless Knowledge of Morgan

When you get married, you have to go to the castle to dance with the prince, then you can have kids.