Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
so last weekend, i got the most amazing mothers day gift of a day in the big city of wichita, with friends. friends! i can honestly say i don't know if i've ever done that. i've tried to make friends, but when you move so much, stay busy having babies, etc, i just haven't "hung out with friends" much. But this was wonderful. A pedicure (which is a yearly event, approximately!), lunch at jasons deli, and target. all in one day! thank you patrick! and my friends. So, patrick stayed very busy, taking the kids fishing. quite the undertaking. we've decided perhaps ours are a little too young. but i think they had fun!
our temperatures have been all over the place for the last few months, we had 2 days that were upper 90s, 100+. So, we broke out the baby pool. It was fun, getting kind of small for both my kids, though!
this is my toddler after a long, hot day. ok, it was actually only noon. but it sure seemed like a long day. he just wasn't in a photo op mood!
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Hannah loves school, and enjoys practicing writing. she used her nifty white board to draw some numbers the other day.
we inherited a tiger costume the other day, which the kids love. one of the things i really want to have is a good dress up box. so much fun!
but oh so cute! honestly!
the other day, Mom hannah and i headed up to another town for a special girls day. (this is where i go to the orthodontist. also has a starbucks, target, hobby lobby, bookstore, sprinkler park, and a really cute downtown with a few boutique shops and restaurants. alas, we don't live there.) there is also a family children's theatre, and we went to a play on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Hannah really enjoyed it, keeps asking to go back. she sat still so well. We also visited Patricks Grandpa Alvin in the hospital, where he had to stay for 2 wks, after a throat surgery. but he's home now, and healing.
we had fried chicken at grandma jans this weekend, finished off with cherry cobbler. of course charlie would eat nothing but rolls, so he was all about dessert.
i fnally tried tagine, or my version of it. i made it once with apricots, and once with raisins. pretty good.
charlie's on a cow kick right now. any animal is a cow. i wish i could upload video, so you could hear him emphatically contradict me when i say, no, horse. COW. horse. COW. its pretty funny.
so, tomorrow i start babysitting fulltime. we'll have 2 extra girls all day, and one little boy in the mornings. we'll get into a routine, then i'm taking 6 wks maternity leave. Next year i'll be doing preschool with Hannah and the other big sister. I read a letter to the editor, or a send us your questions thing, in cooking light the other day. The person said, I am a mother of a 2yr old, and i dont have time to make supper. A 2yr old, as in only one child. When i think about two 4yr olds (who i'm trying to homeschool), two 2yr olds, and a nursing infant, i start to hyperventilate just a little. soooo, if you think the bloggings been sporadic thus far, expect it to get worse! we'll see how things go. i'm going to be super duper organized. at least that's the plan :-)
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