Monday, November 23, 2009

Other Items of Interest

- Leah's Native American name is "Blooming Flower". Many thanks to her preschool teachers for that one. She no longer wishes to be called Leah. Just Blooming Flower and don't you forget it!!

- Jonah points. At everything. He has very few words but has pointing and grunting and whining down. Baby boy knows what he wants!

-Who ever said the twos were terrible did not have a verbal three year old. Holy Sassy Pants!! Seriously, I thought the attitude was supposed to wait until she was a teenager. I have startted calling it her "Rude 'Tude!"

- Jonah seems to be prone to bloody noses just like his daddy. A few weeks ago his crib looked like a scene from Texas Chainsaw Massacre!! Scarey stuff. He's had 3 bloody nose bumps since then. One frightened the neighbors and had the lady next door scrubbing the concrete with Clorox and another made the childwatch people at the YMCA have to file an incident report!

-I think I am going to spend all of December redecorating my Christmas tree thanks to a small boy who insists on taking all the ornaments off the bottom third of the tree. Many thanks to the inventor of shatterproof ornaments!

-This morning LEah said "Let's have a naked dance party!" Classy, huh?? But we did. I was clothed but the kids were in panties & a diaper and we rocked the Christmas Music. Yeah for Pandora!

=We also keep it real by doing silly things like wearing goggles in the bathtub!

What We've Been Up TO

MOre Blog neglect. I wish I was better at keeping up but it's tough. I really enjoy reading other people's blogs and get annoyed when they never update so I should be better at it here!!

So the big news for this past week is that the kids were sick. Nothing major just temperatures & snotty noses and then an ear infection for Jonah. Made life rough for thier momma since Leah had to miss two days of school and we couldn't go to the YMCA either. We entertained ourselves by getting out all of the Christmas stuff, starting on our Christmas baking & doing some Christmas projects. Fun stuff!

Hmm before that we had two busy weekends of company. First a visit from Grandma Sally & Grandpa Gene on a GORGEOUS weekend. Seriously, almost 80 in November!! We spent some nice time outdoors and had a fire including smores!! The next weekend Grandma Helen & Grandpa Lee came down and spent ANOTHER gorgeous weekend with us. November has had better weather than OCtober!! Paul and my dad hit Cabelas and Bass Pro Shop and mom and I took the kids to the Wildlife Preserve for hike. Lots of walking in the sun!

This weekend we had visitors again. Aunt Laura, Uncle Jim, cousin Brian, & our friend Dave came down to attend the IA State vs Mizzou football game. The kids and I did NOT go along. We tackeled some Christmas shopping!

So yeah, that's what we've been doing.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Good Friends

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Fall Fun

So who doesn't love a good leaf pile?? There is something about the smell and the crunch and crisp air! Leah has been begging to make a leaf pile since the first leaf fell from the tree! Little man was in heaven and I was lost in memories of leaf piles from my youth.

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I sadly way behind on blogging as usual. The week of Halloween was pretty crazy since Paul came down with the dreaded swine flu on Tuesday of that week. We quarantined him to the bedroom and spent hours keep the kids away from him. We were pretty cute wearing our masks all week too!

Due to the germs our Halloween plans got stirred up a bit since Grandma Sally & Grandpa Gene decided to postpone thier visit. Our friends Troy and Jen still came over to share the festivities with us though!

Jonah was the cutest little fire man in the neighborhood. I had to trick him into wearing the fireman hat by putting a winter hat on underneath it so he couldn't feel the fire hat!
"Uncle" Troy was in charge of handing out candy. Between his scarey set up and the creepy music Paul blasted out the upstairs window we had the creepiest house in the cul de sac!
Leah said "let's take a laughing picture mom!"
Dr. Mom and her swine flu patient!
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