Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sweet new nephew

I finally got my hands on my new nephew Cannon. Sorry if anyone else wanted to hold him that day. He's so sweet and cuddly.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Funny things kids say...

Yesterday was a rough day. I was tired and didn't feel great and kind of down. I told Wes I just didn't want to cook dinner. We decided to get Sonic (the closest thing to our house). The kids immediately started jumping up and down saying "I want to ride with you, I want to go, Can I ride..."

Wes: "Kids mommy needs some alone time."
Cate: "I promise I won't say anything."
Reed: "I won't talk either. I promise."

I just laughed. (and left them at home with Wes.) They are so precious but Wes is right, sometimes mommy needs alone time. Maybe even something more than riding to Sonic by myself.

Monday, November 17, 2008

One of these things is not like the other...

We've been busy making Star Wars clothes pin dolls. I've added C3P0, R2D2, Storm Troopers, Darth Maul and, um, who's that with the red hair...?...Ariel! What's she doing there?

We're having fun. Oh, and did you notice what's on the t.v. in the background. The final 2008 Nascar race. Congratulations to Jimmie Johnson for winning his 3rd straight championship.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Craft Time Fun

Last year we made some clothes pins dolls. We got the idea at a friend's birthday party. We made princesses, toy soldiers and a nativity. Even gave "kits" as birthday gifts so others could make dolls. Cate had the idea to make some more today. As usual, mom (me) went a little overboard.

Chewbacca, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Princess Leia

Luke fights with Darth Vader with Lightsabers
(or as the kids call him, Dark Vader and his Life Saver.)

I ran out of clothes pins before I could make R2D2, C3P0, and some storm troopers. Wish I had time to run to the craft store.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Deep Thinker or Dark Side?

Reed has recently gone over the deep in for Star Wars. He loves it. Everything is a lightsaber in his eyes ...guns, swords, pencils... sometimes he just makes the saber sounds. This morning he asked the question, "Mom, do the bad guys think that the good guys are bad guys?" My first thought was that he's really a deep thinker. Later I started wondering if he was just trying to justify liking Darth Vader so much.

Is Reed being pulled to the Dark Side?

Friday, November 7, 2008

A Fun Night at Home

We usually have a visit from Nanna and Grandpa on Friday nights but they are on an adventure right now so we're winging it for a while. Tonight we decided to have movie night. After tacos for dinner, we made a "bed" on the floor of the playroom complete with special pillows (Cate's has Dora and Reed's has tractors on it), nickies (their special silk blankies that Gran made them), and lots of stuffed animals. We snuggled in with popcorn that daddy made on the stove top. (Yum!) The movie was Madagascar. We hadn't seen the first one. For some reason I just didn't think it would be good. But it was really entertaining. We all laughed out loud through the movie. This is a picture of the kids about 5 minutes after we finished the movie and watched the "I Like To Move It" video.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Cate's First Field Trip

Cate had her first field trip to the zoo. Reed and I got to go, too. We had fun. I was really impressed with how easy it was to handle the kids. They had it organized so well that it hardly seemed like a whole kindergarten was there. Here are some pics.

Cate's walking on the ropes.

Checking out the giraffes.

This goat got the royal treatment.

The end.