Saturday, April 19, 2008

Just when you think you are ahead- you run into a wall

My friend and I have been running and walking to get into shape and I had to pull a muscle on Wednesday. I am so bummed and bummed is an accurate description of the pain too. I guess I am needing to stop gorging on chocolate since I don't have a way to work it off. As my friend Bekah says- not all calories are made the same... Too bad though. You can buy chocolate covered edemame from Trader Joe's that are really yummy and a better snack than say- chocolate covered pretzels which are seriously my new favorite snacks. Who knew that you could buy happiness for less than 4 dollars.
Liam still has sticky fingers when we go to the store. He no longer gets to take his backpack when we go in since I can't be sure that he won't come home with a few extra items.
The girls had their first birthday and we had a small cake party for them. MyraJean ate her cake at record speed and then spewed it all over the next day. I think it had too much sugar for her. They also made out the a bunch of new clothes and cute ones at that. But I think their favorite item was their star stacker. Every time they put a star on the pole it lights up and sings a little ditty. Pretty cute for a noise maker. I put new pictures on my facebook page if you want to see.
Well, this it about all the updates for the week. Until next time...

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Life of crime- and update

The girls are turning one on Monday. How crazy is that? Life seems to have gotten away from us, seems only yesterday that I was pregnant with the girls and now they are blabbing away and rolling all over the house. How I long for the days of giantess and heartburn-not! They are really getting their personalities out now.

Myra Jean sits and plays until she needs something and the she screams until someone comes running. It is quite amusing really, since she doesn't actually cry, she sits and yells AAYYA- over and over until you come a-runnin'. Her redeeming quality is that she "sings" a lot. It is a sort of hum-cooing sound, and it gets a smile out of everyone.

Evelyn is becoming more introverted and plays along nicely. Her smile is radiant and I have to admit, she is beautiful when her face lights up with the smile. The one thing she does to be "cute" is to pull the hair of the individual the is unfortunate to be close enough for her pinching fingers. Not only is she perfecting the art of hair pulling, but she laughs after she does it. It is quite funny, maybe not to the hair pullee but to the hair puller, what more could a little chickie want?! What a pair, they certainly are getting to be great sisters, each with their individual personalities.

Liam on the other hand, he is funny!!! My mom and I met at the mall this week to chat and get the kids a treat. I thought that I was doing well, the girls were cute (dressed in overall-which I love) and Liam had all the needed particles of clothing on to go out in public. He had a blue and white stripped shirt that was only marginally dirty from lunch and mussed with his late nap. He had blue windbreaker pants on that were 2 inches too short but that fact was disguised with blue snow boots. And what outfit is not complete without the backpack (One of my old purses that he constantly takes everywhere) and red Seminoles hat, another must have.

We found my Mom at Children clothing store we agreed on. Liam was on his perfect behavior, not leaving my line of sight and picking up all the discarded merchandise off the floor. Well after that store, we had to hit the potty and get a coke and french fries from the food court. Meanwhile my Mom and I was having an in depth conversation about Liam's dress and accessories. She had a bit of a problem with the boots and purse. I justified it that he dressed himself and those boots were easy for him to put on by himself, so I didn't care if he wore snow boots for the rest of his life. The purse was not a backpack, either and I needed to get him a real backpack. I didn't really care about that but she did have a point.

So she asked the ten dollar question-what did he carry in his "purse/backpack"? I really didn't know because I never go through it but I had a rough idea that he probably had a remote and maybe a couple of trucks. Those are two things that he constantly needs to keep him up to date with the other kiddos. She opened it up and pulled out a green truck, a the garage door remote (he is not supposed to have), and a really pretty pearl necklace from Gymboree. My mom and I looked at Liam and busted a gut laughing at his criminal sticky fingers. I asked him was the necklace his, and he said "Uh-huh, pretty Mom, pretty". Which I quickly said to him, No, that is not ours, I didn't pay for it. He just looked at me and kept eating his french fries.

So My mom and I got the rest of our errands done and walked back to Gymboree to return the hot necklace. I walked in and stood in line with Liam in one hand and Evelyn in the other hand. The sales associate who had waited on my Mom then waved us over and I set Liam on the counter and said to the lady "We are a little bit upset-we have something to tell you". So I told Liam to take it out and he reached into his "backpack" and gave the necklace back to the woman. He then said he was sorry after my prompting but wouldn't look the sales lady in the eye. When I said, "Tell her your sorry and you won't do it again", Liam just bawled. It was really funny from a Moms standpoint. I just had to laugh since the sales girl was really nice and told him he was brave to bring it back.

My Mom was then right to suggest that we get him a real backpack and I watch what goes into the backpack. Still, I think 2 is a little young to start a life in crime. I will always remember his first "backpack" and the jeweled caper it led to.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

After all the crazy hospital stays and medical issues, life is finally calming down. My kiddos have been somewhat adaptable and so they are settling down into a good schedule. Liam is a ham lately. He told me the other day that " Mom need nap, babies need nap, Daddy need nap, I no need nap". Huh, that is why he cried all morning and layed around boo hooing about nothing. I still think he is pretty ingenious about his excuses of not needing alot of sleep. Like, "I need milk, I need loves", and my ultimate favorite, "I want to sleep on the counch" (at least that is what he tries to convey. He is just so funny and always tries to get the girls to laugh with him.
The best thing though, is the weather here in Seattle. Liam loves to play outside and there are 11 viable months of playing outside when it isn't too hot or too cold. So I have learned to deal with the crazy freak April snow storms just to have beautiful sunny days like today.
But there is a reason for this post, I finally finished a piece of lace, it took me way too long to do but I think it turned out great.