Tuesday, January 27

Chloe's new lovey

Shhhh. Don't say anything yet. I've made Chloe a new blanket for her birthday. The one that she has right now she has had since she was born. I've done everything I could to make it last, but it is on it's last leg. We've talked about it and she said she'd like a new one.
This is what I made. What do you think?

Monday, January 26

My new favorite quote.

I saw this quote online today and I just fell in love with it.

"... We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. ... It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."

- Marianne Williamson

Tuesday, January 20

My little ballerina

Brooklyn has been taking dance this year. Yesterday when she got home she was walking around on the very tips of her toes! I made her put on her shoes today and do it for me again so I could take pictures. She hasn't had a whole lot of training, especially not on her toes! Crazy girl!

Sunday, January 18

A Jack funny and a not so funny

Why are my posts always about Jack? I think it is because he keeps me on my toes so much and he is always doing funny and not so funny things. Chloe's birthday is coming up, so I'll post about the other kids eventually. HAHA!

First I'll give you the funny. The other night I was putting him to bed and here is our conversation. (M = Me. J = Jack.)

M: "okay Jack, see you tomorrow. I love you buddy"

J: "love you mommy"

M: "Love you to the moon"

J: "Love you to the moon"

M: "Love you to mars"

J: "Love you to mars'

M: "Love you to Pluto!"

J: "Love you to Pluto! (pauses for a second) "Love you to Mickey!"
"Love you to goofy!"

He is such a sill boy!!! Cracks me up. He does it pretty much every night now.

And now our not so funny.... This morning the kids were up before us watching cartoons and we were still in bed. All of a sudden there was this loud beeping - like an alarm coming from our living room. I ran out. Jack was ON MY COMPUTER! He managed to open it and power on - and get this....


I have no idea how he did it. But I was soooo mad. He definatly is a stinker!

Monday, January 12

He rocks the underoos

but really lacks the skills.

He looks incredibly cute in his little disney underwear, but keeping them dry is a different story. we are 0/the many many accidents throughout the day.

1st accident - in the playroom
2nd living room
3rd my bedroom (the carpet cleaner is getting a workout today!)
4th....we were in the bathroom...he's stark naked. he runs out of the bathroom, proceeds to turn around in the door way and yell "nana nana boobooo you can't catch me" he looks down and pees on the bathroom floor. UGH!

The list goes on and on. he just doesnt. care.

We've burned through 3 pairs of underoos and 3 pullups.

I think I'm done for now. If I would have had at least 1 success I would carry on. But alas, that is not the case. We will be hanging up the unders and trying it again in a couple of weeks.


Sunday, January 11

Potty Training

So, I'm going to bite the bullet this week and potty train Jack.

I have never trained a boy before and I'm scared. Any good advice??

Thursday, January 8

Caught on Video

So yesterday Chloe was supposed to be in her room cleaning. I hear this noise coming from her room and this is what I found. It's longer then I wanted...but couldn't find a way to edit it...so you get the full minute. The best part is in the first 15 seconds. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 6

In a posting funk

Well, I'm pretty much in a funk in general...

I don't really have anything interesting to post. but I'm still around.

Friday, January 2

Christmas Day

I'm finally getting to blogging about our Christmas Day. I have to warn you that there are a TON of pictures. I hope you enjoy them!

Santa came!!!

The insane santa brought Harmonicas. WHAT was he thinking?!?! haha!

Jack looking through his stocking.

Jack and Daddy

Thanks Aunt Robin! (She loves it!)

Grandpa Bontrager - Jack LOVES the airplane!

Aunt Robin - Stuart thanks you for the beatings that he is getting from Jack these days.

Grandpa Bontrager gave the girls their first jewelry box. It is probably their favorite gift!! They play with them all the time!

Jack asked for this thing for MONTHS before Christmas. He was SOOO excited to get it! He plays with it all the time. Probably the best gift ever for an almost 3 year old!

Brooke and her leapster!

The girls playing with their jewelry boxes some more :)

You'll shoot your eye out!

Chuck came to peek in on what was going on.

Jack enjoying his airplane geo trax from Grandpa!

The dino finally all put together and charged! Think he likes it?

Here are pictures of the kids on Christmas Day at grannys house riding their scooters

Merry Christmas Everyone!