Friday, April 18, 2008

It's true!

Abbie always disagrees with my plans for her day.

Today's plan: pick up house, play outside, take baths, eat lunch, take naps, play on the computer, eat dinner, play with papa, and go to bed.

Abbie: Why do we have to go outside? (Here we go)

Me: You can't watch TV all day. It will rot your brain.

Abbie: I don't think that will really happen.

(long pause)

Me: You are still going outside.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Watch for falling cars!

It is anonymous artwork in London.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Juice me up, baby!

It has been posted many times ... I cannot survive without COFFEE! I can't even make coffee without drinking coffee. I needed to install something on my computer... before my coffee was ready... I have no Idea what I have done. So far I see no ill effects. I also signed myself up for all sorts of junk email.

I guess I shouldn't blog without coffee either...

(Sip, Sip)

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Yes baby!

Amie must eat when she wakes from her nap. So I have baby food for her to eat a quick small meal at around 4. As I was feeding Amie, Abbie came into the kitchen.

Abbie: Mama...?

Me: Yes baby...?

Abbie: Can I try it?

Me: Sure! (I hold out a spoon of baby food)

Abbie: (Giggles and runs away)

Me: (Figures it looks gross)

Abbie: (Returns) Mama?

Me: Yes baby?

Abbie: Can I try feeding Amie with a spoon?

Monday, April 07, 2008

Insert foot in mouth

I was informing Becky that I do not make coffee.

I don't... my WONDERFUL HUSBAND does. So this morning he reheats some coffee from the previous day for me and goes to work. I am still dragging... and drink another cup... awe crap! It's the decaf from last night!

So I wander to the coffee area... I open the microwave... "NO that's not it!"

I eventually made coffee and I am currently drinking it... It is 1:25 pm... I should be functional soon!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

The Franklin Ballet

So I know some basic Ballet... and I am dancing and singing the Theme song to "Pinkey and the Brain" as loud as I can. Amie and Abbie are dancing around me and interjecting NARF in the appropriate place. No... I will not be taking pictures or video.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Abbie's odd request of the day

"Can you help me make a blue rainbow hat?" - Abbie - Age 4

Movie Critic

We have a DVD player in our car. Last night we were watching "The Little Mermaid"

During the song Part of your World- When she sings "Look at this stuff, isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my collection's complete? Wouldn't you think I'm the girl, the girl who has everything?"

my oldest Daughter Maggie commented, "She doesn't have everything... she doesn't even have a lawn mower... or a Car"

"Or a motorcycle" my husband chimed in.

So long to home ownership!

Someone completed escrow on "our" home. We were 1 week from the end of escrow when Countrywide fell apart. I am emotionally struggling with this today. I really wanted some place to call my own... some sense of stability. Stability may equal stagnant in some vocabularies... I want a safe place for my kids to grow up that won't be taken away. A parsonage doesn't offer that luxury. Honestly, after going through a catastrophic house fire, will I ever feel stable? or will I cower in constant apprehension that we will once again lose everything?