Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkin patch and birthdays!

So I haven't posted in a while. Here's what has occupied a good chunk of my "blogging time" (after the babies go to bed):
After the costume that Kailey wanted sold out I decided to make her a costume. It wasn't as hard as I thought that it would be, but it took more time than I thought that it would. (pictures of the finished product will be in the next post). After I finished the costume, Joel gave me Little Big Planet for my birthday and I have been playing that during blog time this week.

I don't have any trunk or treat pictures because I left my camera at home :( There is a picture of Kailey in Robin's post.

Some things that I missed:
Last Saturday we went to a pumpkin patch near Hammond. I didn't get any pictures , but there was also a petting zoo (too busy petting to take pictures I guess) with a cow, pony, goats, rabbits, chickens, and a turkey. We all had a really good time.

We even got to milk a fake cow!

Kailey tried to roll down the hill, but couldn't quite get it despite Joel's best efforts to help. She rolled in a circle rather than down, but had fun anyway.

Happy Birthday Joel!! (his b-day was the 26th). In honor of Joel's birthday, here are a few things that you might not know about him:
sometimes when we are sitting on the couch together he pinches with his toes. he loves scifi and martial arts movies, he becomes obsessed with things (guns, computer stuff, etc.) and researches the heck out them on the internet, he loves to make spreadsheets like no one i have ever met (except his dad).

Happy Birthday Joe!! (his b-day was the 27th). Bet you didn't know that Joe likes beets :)

Happy Birthday Jamie! (hers was the 29th). Did you know that Jamie's loves animals and wanted to be a vet for a little while when she was in elementary school. (Clare you don't count, because she knew Jamie at the time).

My mom came on our birthday to visit and she stayed to babysit while we (me, Joel, Jamie, and Joe) went out to eat. Ms. Shelia, Joe's mom, came and helped babysit, too. We went to one of our favorite hibachi grills in Baton Rouge. It was so nice to go out and eat without the kiddos. So peaceful. Jamie and I saw an old friend, Charlie, that we graduated with.

I'll be posting a few trick or treating pictures in the next couple of days.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I got tagged a while back, so here it is:

I am: neglecting housework right now (yes!!!)
I think: i have the best most beautiful babies in the world
I know: my family will be together forever
I want: a kitchenaid mixer, a red one to be exact
I have: braces
I dislike: mayonnaise
I miss: some parts of teaching, sleeping in
I fear: losing a loved one
I feel: most of the time,happy; sometimes impatient with Kailey; sometimes disappointed in myself because of my shortcomings
I hear: dancing with the stars, the babies playing, Kailey singing a made-up song to her mickey mouse
I smell: Rickey's breath, because she is sitting next to me grooming herself, throw-up!
I crave: sweets, I never had a sweet tooth until after I had Kailey, and last night nachos from Izzos.
I cry: easily when something is touching, and easily when I'm hormonal/pregnant
I usually: leave the dishes for the next morning rather than wash/load in the washer after dinner :( I have a goal to change this, I just haven't done it yet.
I search: craigslist for an upright freezer for the garage. Jamie and Joe have one, I'm pretty jealous
I wonder: what is going to happen with the economy, what my family will be like in 10, 15, 20 years
I regret: not taking more studio art classes at LSU, I loved Dr. Malveto's drawing class (Jeni, Aaron, Clare, Daniel: I see him at Wal-Mart sometimes with his mom)
I wish: that i could twitch my nose like Samantha and have my house magically cleaned (I would do lots of other fun stuff with the nose twitch, but that would be the first thing).
I love: every piece of Joel, Kailey, and Eli
I care: about being a good person
I always: take my vitamins in the same exact order every night before bed (I have a pack of 8 prenatals)
I worry: about few things, I am not a worrier at all. Even if there are things that I should be worried about, I kind of ignore it, good sometimes, really bad other times.
I am not: athletic
I remember: how exciting starting college was, and how much fun I had with all of my roommates; I LOVE YOU GIRLS!!
I believe: in Christ (incidentally that is one of my favorite hymns, I hum it to my babies sometimes)
I sing: to Eli when I change his diaper to keep him from flipping over, crawling away, a peeing on the carpet. I also sing to entertain Kailey and Eli; I like to sing despite my lack of skill and talent.
I don't always: put my babies to bed on time like i used to.
I argue: sometimes with Joel, but not a lot, and we play nice
I write: neatly most of the time
I win: at Scramboni sometimes (a game on my iPhone with scrambled words, i compete with people online. I knew that college education would come in handy one day).
I lose: my keys, my shoes, baby shoes...lots of stuff (i try to be organized, but don't do very well)
I listen: to music while i do house work, the Killers are on right now, because I should be doing housework
I don't understand: advanced physics, mechanics...
I can usually be found: with a baby on my hip, following around a spunky little girl with pigtails
I need: to Ferberize Eli
I forget: a lot, i'm pretty absentminded
I am happy: watching star trek with Joel after the babies go to bed. For the record: I have despised star trek for most of my life. It wasn't until a few months ago that I really gave it a chance and start watching Voyager with Joel. I actually grew to like this series. We borrowed the entire series (7 seasons) from Joe. We finished the last episode Saturday night and I've been kind of sad about it since.

I tag Keri, and anyone else that reads that hasn't done this one yet and would like to.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

milk (formula anyway) is still a four letter word in this house and a long legged lizzard

I laughed so hard that I cried twice today:

1. I have been trying futilely to get Eli to drink formula. I have tried bottles, sippy cups, powder, liquid, warmed, no avail. Today I tried again cool liquid formula in a sippy cup. Here is what happened:

I guess it would be like trying to make us drink powdered or evaporated milk when we are used to drinking fresh milk. Can't blame him I guess. It is just so funny to me how everytime he gives either a look of disgust or heartbreak from betrayal.

2. Kailey has a lizzard that was I gave her once as a reward for using the potty when she was potty training. Evidently she really likes this lizard and when it lost its leg she was pretty sad. So the other day I tried to reattach the leg with tape when I couldn't find the super glue. Joel thought that it was funny so he modified it while Kailey was napping:

Kailey was pretty mad about this modification to her beloved lizzard.

Isn't that what parenting is all about, laughing at your child's disgust?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

My three babies

This is Rickey's favorite spot to lay (I try to remember to put the boppy up, mostly for this reason). When Eli was a new baby, it would especially make my blood boil. Now I don't get so angry, after all Eli often grabs a handful of Rickey and leans in to bite.
Serious sippy cup drinking

Eli turned eight months old a few days ago, he is drinking from the sippy cup like a pro, crawling everywhere, and standing up and walking along the furniture a little. Today he went from the couch to the coffee table.

Kailey is all of a sudden camera shy.