Monday, January 27, 2014

and we're school that is

after a week, yes...a week off of school due to the weather, Dominic went back to school. the last few days of this cabin fever vacation consisted of me pretty much allowing the boys to do whatever they wanted. drag all the blankets into the living room and make a wrestling mat, SURE, wander around the house with a box of wheat thins and a cup of milk and call it lunch, OK, watch 57 episodes of old garfield cartoons on Netflix, GO FOR IT,  dump the toybox and use it as a boat, stuff pillows into your shirt and allow little brother to ride on your back (until you bump your nose on the wood floor, then, game over) ride tricycles and the bouncy yellow inflatable elephant up and down the hall, PLEASE DONT BREAK ANYTHING.

um, its seems really quiet around here today.  im told that thursday's high temp will be 39, i may just venture out this week.

Friday, January 17, 2014

little bit of this, little bit of that

heres something i discovered (or re discovered) this week: i get a whole lot more done around the house if im showered and dressed (surprise, surprise). apparently pajamas = lazy and unproductive and since i have a finite amount of energy these days anyway, i dont want to waste it being lazy.

hmm, what else? oh, if my baby girl is born ON her due date then i have 87 more days left until i get to meet her, kids have never as of yet made it to their due dates Dominic was considered 3 weeks early and Miles was almost 2 weeks early.

i just discovered that whipped cream with those little round sprinkles on top is an amazing snack in itself, but i still ate the cupcakes that it was piled upon.

Miles is in is big boy bed and handled it like a champ, he fell out of bed the first night, onto his baby mattress which we placed on the floor next to his bed for just such a mishap, but after that he crawled right back in and went back to sleep. he has rolled partially out on 2 more occasions but ends up in a standing position looking confused he loves sharing a room and bunk beds with Big Brother.
 Miles also had his second birthday which included decorating our own cupcakes from the awesome array of candies and sprinkles that Grandma Rocky brought. Miles PILED on the in half a jar, most of which  ended up on the floor.
 Dominic, ever the patient big brother, helped Miles with his gifts, holding up the box of his new tee ball set so that Miles could rip off the paper.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Christmas Hi Lights

 Dominic has his school Christmas program, Christmas around the world
 We didnt really have a readily available costume to represent ireland, england or germany so Dominic wore his chapel uniform.
 Fisher Price makes Grandpa proof packaging the norm
 Miles playing with the peg person nativity
Dominic helped me with the lights for the tree.

The boys and i visited my mom and dad and my grandma for Christmas, it was a long drive but i know that after the baby is born it is going to be a long time before i am willing to make that 9 hour drive without another adult present for assistance with kid-wrangling. we mostly spent the week holed up inside due to the cold, cold weather. i guess i am just not use to -4 degrees anymore. living further south has spoiled me slightly.