Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

From our family to yours!

This year I let everyone pick their own costumes.  Noah is Bumblebee transformer.  Meredith a punk rocker and well I picked Giddy' little piggy!

Meredith talked me into dressing up with her.  It's all she really wanted this Halloween.  So I borrowed her tu-tu and pulled the rest out of my closet.  I also gave my tennis shoes a little facelift.

Mimi came over to trick or treat with us.  She was a mix between a witch and cruella de ville.  Mimi loves Halloween and wigs.

Josh dressed up with his other baby girl.  The farmer and his pig.

I do believe Halloween may be this little piggy's favorite holiday.  After every house we visited she scoped out her goods and would eat right through the paper if we didn't open if fast enough.

We hit up every house in the neighborhood and came home with a haul.  The kids loved it and were very  into it, making sure not to skip any houses.

My beautiful girls.

My sweet Noah, being very selective in his candy choice.

This little piggy had way too much fun!

Happy Halloween everyone, I hope yours was just as great.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tips for Margot

Dear Margot,

Since you are still pretty new to this thing called life, I thought I would impart a few words of wisdom to help you survive in this big, bright world.

1.  Despite what your mother's day out friends say, the macaroni, pudding, yogurt, spaghetti in the hair look is NOT in style.  I promise.

2.  Despite Meredith's wish, we do not in fact have a robot named Rosie like the Jetsons that comes behind you every meal to sweep and vacuum the food.  Yes, as a child I thought that was futuristic and be around when I was an adult, but that is not the case.  And Brownie she just doesn't do that well of a job, so the food needs to stay at the table...or the highchair tray.

3.  Diaper changes are necessary.  Diaper rash is absolutely no fun, it's itchy and uncomfortable.  So please, please, please stop thrashing and wailing when I change you.  It is so not necessary.

4.  We do not have or want an indoor pool.  No matter how much water you spill out of the kentwood machine, it will never be enough to swim in.  Please stop trying.

5.  Speaking of swimming, the toilet is for poop and tee-tee.  It is not for swimming or splashing.

6.  While we are on potty talk, toilet paper is expensive.  Once you place the entire roll in the toilet it is no longer of use.  If you want to go to college one day...again Please stop.

7.  Hiding you shoes will not result in you never having to wear them.  It will make me crazy.  All the time I spend searching and cursing the fact that we are now late.  Yes, please leave your shoes in the cubby like your brother and sister.

8.  Snack time is at 9am and 3pm.  You are not allowed to help yourself to a snack any ole' time you want.  Your brother is wrong...we do not just help ourselves to cookies and fruit snacks all day long.

9.  Crayons and markers were made for paper.  Not walls....or cabinets....or furniture....or clothing....or your face....or to eat, they are for paper only.

10.  It is not nice to play hide and seek with important things.  Like keys, remotes, wallets, your shoes!  It's only nice to play when you tell someone you are playing and you hide yourself.  Not things.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What day is it???

I know it's been a while, what can I say.  I've been busy, I'm 4 issues behind in my US know it's been rough around here.  But, I've missed  blogging and documenting all of the kiddo's milestones and things they say  and do that just make me smile.

Let's see....

Margot....oh my little caboose.  The girl has more energy than my other children combined.  She NEVER stops.  She is constantly in motion and when she is strapped into her car seat she is a jibber jabbering away.  She cannot stop moving.  It's different.  Her favorite things to do these days are to climb...anything.  To shove stuff in places they don't belong.  I found a sippy cup with week old milk in the crystal cabinet.  A cabinet that I don't frequent often and therefore I was lucky to find this sippy full of yucky goodness.  She is talking alot.  Her favorite thing to say is Noah....O-wah!  She repeats everything her big sister says and trys to say Meredith, but Ta-ta works for now.  She went to the pediatrician for her 15 month check up.  Besides her constant runny nose and changing her thyroid dosage again, she is the picture of health.  I just love this one to pieces.  Melts her Momma's heart.  She loves to cuddle and give kisses.  She loves to wave and say bye-bye.  She claps for herself when she is proud of her accomplishment.  And if you don't pay her enough attention she walks over, tilts her head and sticks her smiling face right in yours.  Her favorite place to be is outside.  She would go to anyone if they promised to take her out to walk, play, ride or swing.  She's our giddy girl!

Noah....This boy....oh the love of my life.  He is such a Momma's boy.  He wrote the definition on that.  He has me wrapped around those little fingers of his and I often forget in less than a month he will be 4 years old.  Independent is not a word I would use to describe my little ham. He likes for his Momma to do everything for him.  He is always smiling, always willing to give you a  hug and a kiss.  He is as tender hearted as they come.  He wakes up everyone morning in the best mood and is so dang lovable.  It's hard not to start your day off right with Noah.  He LOVES school.  He is learning so much this year.  He is writing his name and knows all of his letter sounds.  He loves to ride his bike and begs to do it everyday all day.  He stills loves trucks, planes, trains and automobiles.  When he grows up he is going to be a monster truck driver and a jet fighter pilot.  He wants to play all sports and loved soccer.  He is getting ready for t-ball.  Oh how I love this boy. big girl.  My first.  The one I tried the hardest with and worried the most.  The one who will probably have a complex because of it.  Oh I kid.  She's my learning curve.  She sets the pace.  She is getting so big so fast.  She is so sweet and compassionate.  She loves fiercely, worries constantly and has a heart of gold.  She is loving school this year and loves her teacher.  She is reading....thank goodness...she's been wanting to for so long.  She absorbs so much....I'm impressed on a daily basis.  She is cheering and dancing and loves being center stage.  She is funny.  She loves being the big sister and the boss.  She loves riding bikes, and writing....all over everything....list after list after list....she is her father's daughter.  She is my love.

So that's where we have been.  Josh and I well....we are blessed.  

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lip Smackin'...Hip Shakin'...Foot Stompin'...

Today was marked a day of a big milestone for not walking, she's been doing that  awhile now.  In fact Margot achieved this one way before her brother and sister.  I think Meredith did it for the first time at four and Noah at about three years old.  But Margot, she marches to a beat of a different drum....her own...Yes at a mere 14 months, Margot dug into my purse, fished out my peppermint flavored gum pack.  Opened it and then popped a piece into her mouth.  I figured this out as she came around the corner smacking her lips and chewing like a cow....while carrying  her container of gum.  She smiled from ear to ear when I saw her.  To make amends for doing something she knew she shouldn't be doing, she walked up and offered me a piece.  Sweet girl she is.