more rain. right now it's really coming down. that grass better be greener than ever before after this week!
I will be sad when Talby loses this flair for fashion. i dread that day when she thinks what she is wearing has to look "just right". i will miss it. i love what she comes up with each day. she shines! and she was so excited that her hair was long enough for these little braids.
This afternoon my DAD showed up for a quick visit. he was helping out my grandma who had dental surgery yesterday. She is going to be 90 this year! i called her today and she was feeling great. i told her she must still be on some meds.
HI grandma! hope you feel 100% soon. (yes. . . she's 89 and she e-mails! she's totally cool.)
annie & my dad have a bond through play-doh. They play it together each visit. annie loves that time with him. it's very quiet play. they just sit and create things over & over. . . special stuff right there.
After a big yummy dinner from Papa Murphy's this is what my family is doing right now.
Movie night . . . Open Season. then off to bed.
This morning got a jump start by having to take the kids to school myself last minute in the rain. I was still in my p.j.'s & talby & annie too. other than getting halfway there and coming back for a lunch bag it was all good. it was good to be up and going.
i cleaned all morning! don't you love when the mood hits and you get so much done? how can it get so messy?
When it finally stopped raining we headed out for groceries. today was one of those days with no crying at wal-mart. yay! i even got to enjoy talby and annie singing together while we shopped. they were oblivious to everyone around them. I overheard annie tell talby "good job!" when her song had ended.
we picked everyone up from school and we have been stuck inside ever since it began to rain again. poor craig has to clean all the gutters again. they are over flowing everywhere.
Earlier today I was missing chicago ALOT. i was thinking that it's been over 2 years since i have been to Kane Co. Flea Market!!! Quite possibly my favorite place to shop. i MISS it! It was my inspiration spot. I went even when i couldn't spend money just because i came home full of ideas. i just loved it. (and the coffee and time alone was awesome too) i miss all the shabby antique stuff. i miss the treasures waiting to be found and thinking "what could I do with THAT?" one time i bought a cupboard for cheap and when i got home inside it was an old photo album and newspapers of the day of JFK's funeral with little john-john saluting in his little bitty suit. trash to treasure.
This afternoon annie was discovered with a blue marker. she took a piece of paper from the cabinet. i said "can i have that marker please?" she replied deliberately "NO. i MAKE something!" i had to smile and watch. she laid down by my feet and drew this. She was very sure about it. "DINOSAUR!" she drew eyes and a nose. this was her first "face" i'd seen her make. Proud mommy. of course it's a dinosaur!
She is a Happy Camper!
Check out Craig's new toy. He claims to not be excited about a new(er) car. "It's just a car. . . no big deal." Whatever.
The smelly loud Maxima is gone. I am happy about that.
The Maxima and I never bonded. There was no love. I am glad it's gone.
I like this car. I am looking forward to driving it. And I know Craig is too he just doesn't want to make a big deal of it.
It's pretty. (and it comes with a meatloaf oven in the console -SNL skit)
For all I got accomplished yesterday - I did the opposite today. i got nothing done and even went back to bed in the mid morning! I was dragging. I made some phone calls but that was about I could do. Annie got lots of time playing at the park since I was too tired to do anything else.
The only day of the week that I am guaranteed out the door by 9:30 so it always feels like such a productive day. Imagine that. . . when you get out of your pajamas before noon it feels good? weird.
I went to my bible study this morning. I always learn a lot from that group - the women and the study.
Then I took 2 extra kids home with me for a playdate. While they played I folded this laundry mountain, mopped the kitchen & got dinner in the crock pot. And I even got a page done in Annie's scrapbook. After the extra kids left and Annie was sleeping I got a nap in too!
Love my Tuesdays.
Lauren has a soccer game tonight and it's my turn to go. She loves soccer! She is so competitive - like her dad.
Sean took this picture of me folding clothes. They all love to take pictures. I almost have heart failure while they are holding my camera but I let them so they can get enjoy photography like I do. I think for birthdays and Christmas they will be getting digital cameras (for kids) so I can breathe easier.
And I just wanted to mention . . . I DO know how to properly capitalize words but I don't like to so . . I'm just lazy not dumb . . . if you were wondering.
I got a call from my friend Tonya (wearing turquoise) and she had Baby #3!!!! Hooray!
She had a boy. He was 7 lbs. 13 oz. if I remember correctly. I won't say his name since she may not want me to. If you know her you will have to call her or me to find out. :)
I am so happy for them. I wish I could hold him!
These are some pictures from her visit in January. She & her 2 sweet kids stayed for one night with us. We took them to one of Newton's finest restaurants - Drueber's Donuts.
It was just way too short of a visit. (yes Sean IS wearing a Mr. Incredible costume to play Zingo)
Miss you guys!