Friday, November 30, 2007
(I can't remember what, but I'm sure it was, "Would you please pick _____ up." or something like that)
And she responded: "No can do."
Lately, she insists on saying our mealtime prayer. She starts with a song from pre-school, "Fold your hands and close your eyes, it's time to talk to God." She then says something like:
Dear Father (I almost died the first time she said that)
Thank you for making today turn into a good day
Thank you for dying on the cross for our sins
And for going to the grave and getting your body back
(At this point - Brian points to his plate)
And thank you for our food. AMEN.
This whole time, Madeline has her eyes closed as tightly as she can. If dinner is good, she is slowly opening her eyes to take bites - if it is resistable -her hands are folded the whole time.
Precious things I don't want to forget.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I think this is the first year I ever actually braved the early morning hours for a deal.
I got up at 4:30 to my alarm. You need to understand that as a Stay at home mom - I NEVER use my alarm. I have a 4 year old alarm that wakes me up too early each morning!
So, I got up to my alarm - put on my pre-laid-out clothes, brushed my teeth - and went on my way.
At 4:45 I arrived at a full Wal-mart parking lot. All I could keep repeating, sometimes out loud, was, "this is CRAZY!" Luckily I arrived early, because they had caved to the pressure of the shoppers and opened the doorbuster deals early! I quickly snatched up 2 of the Little Pet Shop Whirl Around Playground. (one for my daughter and one for a family our small group is buying for) and moved on. Carts, people, EVERYWHERE. One man looked particularly out of his element, so I told him, "I won't tell anyone I saw you here, if you don't tell you saw me." After a last minute purchase of a cabbage patch with antlers (sooo cute - it was sitting at the register where I was checking out - abandoned.) I also had about 5 adds with items from other stores circled to price match. I was on it!!! On to my next stop. . .
Meijer. The highlight of Meijer was - shortly after arriving - they announced over the intercom: "Meijer customers, we are sorry to announce that we are officially sold out of the WII." A man in electronics screamed as if his only child had just been pronounced dead. (I'm pretty sure he was being funny, which I appreciate.) They proceeded to announce it 2 more times while I was in the store. My highlight: I kept running into a group of 4 women who were saying, "Steph, the WII is all sold out." "OH NO! - the WII is gone?" "Yes, the wii is officially sold out." It was cracking me up. So, after I checked out, they were standing by the door - I said, "Ladies?" They turned around like "WHO are you?" And I said, "The WII is officially sold out." They cracked up and started at it again.
Next: Target. I only had a few things I wanted there, but it ended up being an armful. I waited in line A LONG TIME - so some girls standing by me shared their toddler cart with me. So nice. We bonded. I also ran into a friend in Target.
Next to Kohls. Just bought 3 little things - not a long line.
It was now 9am and I had to get home to leave for Thanksgiving at my mom's house.
Hope this entertained you!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I feel like my life is so boring lately that I don't have much to say. We had a slow day. Emily had school. A friend came over for a brief visit. I made sesame chicken for dinner. I need to get to work on sets for my MK open house on dec. 8. My goal for tomorrow is to clean up and get out my packaging stuff so I can start on that.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
My mom is giving my niece 2 gerbils for Christmas - She has them until then - so we got to meet them when we celebrated Thanksgiving on Friday at her house. I'm not sure what we would have done without them. . . They WERE the entertainment. There is a black on and a gray one. They were tortured by 5 children for most of the day. Here are a few shots.
Isn't this so cute? Almost makes me want to own some rodents of my own. :)
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Before it went downhill, we had a decent day. The girls and I met Brian at McDonald's for lunch today. Then we went to Target. Stephanie gave the girls each a $20 giftcard for their birthdays - so we went on a spree today!
These new toys kept the girls occupied until nap time / quiet time. . . And kept Emily entertained quite nicely during quiet time! Then, we had dinner. After dinner we painted. Then Emily was chomping at the bit to use her new make-up she got for her birthday. (isn't that the female equivalent gift of the drum set?) Anyway, I let them do make-up for a little while. These girls LOVED it! They were shimmering all over the place:
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
By the way - to the staff of Western Bowl: Don't borrow cleaning lane 55 tonight - my daughter mopped it with her body!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
I had 5 stations set up for crafts / activities. At one, I did their "Princess make-up." They LOVED this!
Princess Emily after make-up
Princess Maddie getting made up.
The royal feast.
Cousin Caroline is awesome with Madeline.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Isn't this cute??? They are getting down in their head-dresses. It was fun. The girls played so nicely together!