Monday, November 24, 2008

Gingy's House

So, today we decided to be model-family-like and have a nice Thanksgiving Family Home Evening...we ended up making a Ginger Bread House. We've never been real huge Thanksgiving people. We always tend to skip right ahead to Christmas. So here are some pictures from our adventures in confectionery construction...

The Final Product

Paul's Gingy Santa


Our Letter to the Gingys...we put it inside the house before we sealed it

Buddy Jack's just in it for the candy!

Abbi and Daddy working so hard

Monday, November 17, 2008

Apple Hill

Well, we got a pretty bad craving for Apple Donuts this Saturday so we decided to drive up to Apple Hill and pig out on some! It was a beautiful day! Perfect weather! The kids were so well behaved! I couldn't have asked for a better Saturday! We ate lots of donuts and then swore we'd never eat another donut again. (of course we did the next day)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mall Madness!

Wow, so we spent the whole day at the mall today. From 7am to 7pm! Boy am I pooped! The galleria had a big grand opening thing for it's new phase 1 stores. The morning stuff was pretty lame and the free stuff was even lamer. My poor friend Debbie who is a hairdresser won a free haircut! How ironic! Morgan lucked out and got $25 for the Children's Place and I got a big ball of bubble bath, which I used tonight and it made my skin all greasy!
It was such a long day for my kids, but they did so well. We played for hours at Pottery Barn Kids and I wanted to spoil Abbi and buy her everything there of course!
Check out the picture of Abbi eying out all the wonderful stuff in the window at PBK.
They both fell asleep in the stroller for a few minutes which was nice. Abbi kept laying down at the park, she was so tired!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

You Know It's Been a Long Day When...

{here are some adventures in parenting from a worn out mom...ME! I hope you Enjoy!}

You KNow It's Been a Long Day When...

your beds been peed on and you're too tired to change the sheets.

your daughter has watched every princess movie she owns

you feed your baby bananas at every meal because you're too tired to fight with the peas and you think maybe it will make him stop pooping!

you go to your mother-in-law's for dinner (just kidding mom!)

you let your daughter have 57 toys in her crib when she goes to bed.

you cave-in to every demand even if it is not accompanied by a "pleesh".

you think you must just be hearing things when the baby starts crying 30 minutes into nap time.

you don't care that gas is $4/gallon...whatever it takes to get the kids to sleep.

you're sore from NOT going to the gym.

you walk out to get the mail alone 3 times a day.

you start sleeping on the couch because the pile of laundry on your bed has encroached on your groove.

you set goals for doing the dishes the day after tomorrow.

you have cereal 3 meals in a row

you bust out the powdered milk from food storage because you don't want to go to the store.

the exersaucer is your best friend

you start talking to your five month old and expect answers.

you are happy the kids are fighting so you have an excuse to send them to their rooms for some peace and quiet.

you can't find your kids' toothbrushes so you tell them to just brush their teeth with their fingers.

it's Breakfast for Dinner night.

the crusted leftovers of the grilled cheese sandwich from your child's half-eaten lunch looks good for dinner.

In the late afternoon you tell the kids they don't need sunscreen - just stay in the shady end of the pool.

You're too tired to change the channel when "Dora the Explorer" comes on so you just watch the show - with or without the kids.

Instead of a bath, you wipe your kids down with wet wipes and put them to bed.

Swimming in the pool qualifies as a bath for up to three days.

Instead of breaking up another sibling fight, you just remind them no hitting, pinching or biting.

You tell your boss, "...because Mommy said so."

You tell your husband, "...because Mommy said so."

You eat at McDonald's and don't even argue with them in the great Apples vs. French Fry debate.

You let ketchup count as a fruit or vegetable with a meal.

You agree to play Hide and Seek with the kids so you catch a quick catnap in the closet.

You throw a few extra Bounce sheets in the dryer instead of re-washing the load you forgot about in the washer.

You'll serve that frozen mystery leftovers so you don't have to brave the grocery store with the kids.

your Hubby gets an e-mail alert that tonight Mommy will be cashing in on some "Me Time."

You'll count dropping the kids off at the Kids Club and suffering at the gym for an hour as "Me Time."

Your legs fall asleep reading People magazine in the bathroom.

you blog hop after the kids go down just hoping to find someone who's life is as dysfunctional as your own, only to be disappointed, and fall asleep in front of your computer.

you post a blog about how dysfunctional your life is in hopes that it will make you feel better...and, in a way, it does!

Adventures in Poop!

I know, I'll be the first to say it..."That's Gross!" Yup, I've had a few adventures in poop today.

Jackson has started eating solids, which has been...interesting.
He loves bananas, pears, sweet potatoes and carrots and hates peas and applesauce. But when he eats, he eats a lot!

He reminds me of one of those dolls I had when I was little. You feed it the fake baby food through the mouth and 5 seconds later it falls out the other end into a diaper that you then have to change. This was a great marketing scheme to get parents to buy disposable diapers for their kid's doll... as if they hadn't just finished buying real disposable diapers for their real kids!

For some reason, I just can't see why that doll was ever so much fun!

Today I have changed 2 really big orange blowouts (I'm talking...somehow this stuff got on his head and all over my bed kind of blowouts...had to take a bath twice blowouts...oh look there's poop on my jeans from yesterday blowouts), lots of wet diapers, 1 really stinky big kid diaper, got thrown up on 794387539847539 times, had my bed peed on (twice!), and had my shirt wiped with 4584958347 snotty noses!

So...all in all...I'd say it's been a pretty successful day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What Twilight Character Are You?

Come on you know you want to find out...

I'm a Esme! I found out through Which Twilight Female Are You? Take the quiz and find out!
Take the Quiz and Share Your Results!

You are thoughtful and care very deeply for your family. A loving home is of great
importance to you and you always try to make people feel welcome. Although you have a great capacity to love, you also have a great capacity to hurt, so at times you can be
sensitive. You're firm when you need to be, but people trust your judgment and
appreciate the kind way you always handle things.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Family Pictures!

Hi friends and family,
Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. Most of you know that baby Jack has been sick with pneumonia and in and out of the dr's a lot the past few weeks! We think he is out of the woods now though, so we can get back to life! I'll post some sad pictures from the hospital later, but until then, here are some happier pictures!

We had our family pictures taken by a photographer who is just amazing! She can make make the most beautiful pictures out of the worst situations! My kids were not in the mood to have their pictures taken and Jack spit up on me...bad...but the pictures turned out so great! Here are some of them. Visit her site, she is amazing!


I didn't even know she was taking our picture here, but it turned out nice...