Thursday, December 24, 2009

All I want for Christmas...

Well it's Christmas Eve and the family is sick. I mean, high fevers, ear infections, vomitting, diarrhea, runny nose and LOTS of coughing!!!! All 3 kids are sick and so are mommy and daddy.

So this year all I want for Christmas is a Z-Pack a.k.a. Zithromycin.
And a Nanny.
And a cleaning lady.
And a personal assistant.
That's all, not much really.

The 12 Stresses of Christmas
12 eggs to boil (deviled eggs)
11 diapers already changed today
10 toys on the floor
9 days til my birthday
8 shoes in the living room
7 gifts to wrap
6 loads of laundry
5 earrrrrr infectionnnnnns!!!
4 doctors visits
3 kids are sick
2 rounds of antibiotics
And a chance of snow on Christmas Eve!!!!!!!!!!! (yeah!!!)

Friday, December 11, 2009

My 3 Year Old and Gas

I love that my 3 year old is so inquisitive and wants to know everything about everything. However, she asks A Lot of questions and a lot of them I don't have the answers to. For example, I picked her up from school and this how the conversation went:

Lu: Mommy, I tooted!!
Me: OK, just say 'excuse me '.
Lu: Well, I'm just telllllinnngggg you.
Me: Ok, thanks.
Lu: Is that what you say when you toot?
Me: I don't toot.
Lu: Oh, just Daddy?
Me: Yes, just Daddy.
Lu: Well, I just toot because I have gaaaaaasss.
At this point I'm trying hard to keep a straight face.
Lu: Mommy, where does gas live?
Me: Uh, I don't know....I guess in your body.
Lu: Where? In your behind?
I bust out laughing not because she said 'behind' but how she said it. "BeeeHind."
Lu: What? Why are you laughing? That's what we call it at schoouuulllll. (Most of her words are pronounced with extra syllables)
Me: Yes, it lives in your behind.

I know one day I will truly miss having these types of conversations with my daughter, where she's curious about everything and finds the little things fascinating. Sometimes when we're in the car, I don't want to talk and just listen to the radio but I know one day when she's older, I'll be the one wanting to talk and will want her to tell me all about her day and what she did in school and all I will get is "nothing".

Friday, December 4, 2009

My First Post and Snow!

Well, Hello there!!
I"m so glad you're here. I've been wanting to start a blog for a while now but really didn't know how to go about it. After a little research I realized how simple it really is.

So let me introduce myself. I'm a thirty-something stay-at-home mom with a beautiful 3yr old daughter "Lu" and twin baby boys. We'll just call them "twin A" and "twin B".

I love scouring thrift stores and flea markets and making other people's trash my treasure.
I also love to sew. Things I've made in the past are clothes for my daughter, nieces, friends, custom baby onesies and household items such as curtains, cribskirts and pillows.

Being creative runs in my family. My mother taught my sister and I how to sew at a very young age and made us matching outfits. My sister has an art degree and teaches Junior High art. My grandfather was an artist and had his paintings and carvings in an art gallery in Colorado. Being creative is an outlet for me and helps keep me sane. I do most of this "after hours" when the kids are in bed and the house is quiet. It's my favorite time of day, except for naptime of course!
Well that sums it up. I hope you stay a while and perhaps learn something new. Please visit often!

P.S. I almost forgot........we got snow! Not a big deal you say?? Oh but it is!! You see, it like never snows here. Ice storms, yes, but snow, hardly ever. And when it does, it's a big deal.....the schools even close! As soon as I saw it coming down I yelled to my husband "I think it's snowing!". His response, "no that's rain". But the more I stared at it the more it looked like snow. I hadn't had my second cup of coffee yet so I figured my vision was just blurry. And then I realized it was snow, big chunky snowflakes. "Lu get your rain boots on, it's snowing!!!". Her response, "what's snow?". So we go outside and honestly, my poor child didn't know what to do. Here's her mom with the camera giddy with excitement throwing her child outside in the cold for a photo opp. "Hurry, it's not going to last very long!" So she goes outside and turns around says "cheez". I said "do something." So she raises her hand.
"Stick your tongue out!" I tell her.

Ok, not exactly what I had in mind. "Like you're trying to catch a snowflake!"