Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Church Pew and Coffee Table: Enemy of the Toddler

For several Sundays in a row (I lost count) I found myself rushing to the foyer with a screaming baby. Last Sunday was the exception, some how we managed to escape Sacrament meeting without any skirmishes between Eli and the pew. I guess the pew put in a call to his friend the coffee table because last night I returned from a girls night (we watched Twilight at Jeni's, she and Laura put together an awesome party) to find a fresh battle wound on Eli's eyebrow. Joel said that he hit the corner of the coffee table and cried for a really long time :(

That is not purple eyeshadow above his right eye. Funny story about this picture: I was sitting on the couch a few minutes ago with Eli in my lap. He was playing with the cordless phone one minute, and the next he put his head back against my arm and was instantly sleeping. I thought he was faking because he never does this. He has been a sleep fighter from the beginning, and when I say a sleep fighter, he is a black belt in fighting sleep. He must have been super extra tired this afternoon!

Here's a picture from Friday:

On Friday, Jamie and I went to Ferriday to visit papaw (he is in the hospital), and hang out with our parents. We had a good time hanging out with the folks. I tried to find a pictures of Allison and Kailey playing, but they were all of their backs. They have so much fun playing that they are never still enough for pictures.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Shampoo Chair = waterboarding

I got a hair cut today. I don't know if anyone else has this experiencet, but for me the shampoo chair/sink that they wash your hair in is torture! By the end I'm in so much pain that I'm twitching. What is the deal, can't we find a better way to do this!?!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Guess what we did today?

Played in the sprinkler. It has been in the 80's the last few days, and Kailey has been asking about getting out the wading pool. I kept telling her no, because I knew that the water would still be freezing cold. I went swimming in a lake once on April 1st, and those memories will be forever burned into my memory, or should I say frozen :) I couldn't resist the pun. So this morning the babies were itching to go outside and play. I had been putting it off because I had chores to do inside. I heard what I thought was the mailman and when I looked out, I couldn't resist any more. The weather was beautiful. When we got outside I started pulling weeds, then I decided to water some plants; this was the point of no return. There has NEVER been a single time that I have gotten the hose out to water plants that Kailey hasn't ended up soaked. She always finds a way to weasel into the path of the hose. I didn't try to fight it, when she came over to "wash her hands" I went ahead and let a little get on her shirt. She pretended like she wasn't trying to get wet and went back to playing, and a very short time later she returned. Her hands were dirty again. This time I really got her and she squealed and laughed. I sprayed Eli a little and he didn't really like it. He furrowed his brow, and when I made it rain with the hose, he shrugged his shoulders up and looked irritated. At that point I went ahead and got out the sprinkler and let them play in the sprinkler. Eli had more fun with the sprinkler.

Sorry that the picture is from so far away, phone doesn't have zoom, and its not very wise to get the phone in the water (i'm experienced in that one).
Here are a couple of other pictures that I had on my phone.

This is Eli trying on his new belt and tie. He really looks like a little Joel in this outfit :)
The last time that we were at the produce stand Kailey was pretending like this sweet potato was a phone. On a previous trip, she was following me around dancing and singing "shake your booty" An elderly man danced with her for a minute. It was super funny. The produce stand is a fun happening kind of place, in case you didn't know.