Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Catching Up

Sorry, been MIA

been crazy!

We are gearing up for the kids joint birthday party tomorrow. Since Connor turned 3 on Oct 1 and Paige turns 2 Nov 18 we thought we'd simply have our friends/family join us in one big celebration for the kids!

They're having a Mickey & Minnie Mouse themed party - with pizza, candy buffet, cake, and just fun! I can't wait to see the photos from the day!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Why don't they sit over there?

Since I'm off work today for Columbus Day (and the kids daycare/preschool was closed) I thought it would be nice to do something special with them. I knew our local Children's Museum was hosting a Puppet Show performance of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow -- so we went and our friends/neighbors came too.

The show was in a pavillion, with rows of chairs set up for the audience- in addition to a large carpet put down for kids to sit up closer. Connor & Paige wanted to stay with me rather than sit up front with the other kids, so we pulled some chairs out of the rows off to the side. I figured by moving the chairs out of the main crowd the kids would see better since they weren't in the main group.

A few minutes later two women (their children were seated in carpeted area) started dragging their chairs off to the side as well, and placed them directly in front of our kids (my two plus our neighbor's boy)... The kids would have had NO way of seeing around them.

I decided I would politely ask them to move a little... it went something like this...

Me: Excuse me, can you move over a little? If you sit there then the kids won't be able to see over you.
Woman: Well, I need to see too.
Me: Yes, I understand, but they can't see at all if you sit there.
Woman: **sighs**  Why don't they sit over there? (pointing to carpet area)
Me: Because they don't want to.
Woman: Well...I need to see the show too.
Me: Just staring blankly at woman because her reasoning for needing to block children was amazing to me....
 Woman: **rolling eyes** and slides chair off to side...
 Woman's friend: I need to keep an eye on my daughter.... so she doesn't run off... as she drags her chair too...
(The interesting thing is... Where they were originally putting their chairs was not too close to their kids as after they moved over...)

I don't like to say things that are even semi confrontational. But, come on now. Was it really necessary to block two 3 year olds and two 1 year olds???
Paige, our buddy Alex, and Connor waiting for the puppet show!

Paige, our buddies Dylan & Alex, and Connor posing for pictures!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wordful Wednesday!! (scenes from a 3rd birthday!)

Connor has been insisting he wanted a Lightening McQueen cake and party for his birthday... since we're doing a "big party" as a joint birthday for both kids - we had some family over for his Lightening McQueen 3rd Birthday!!!

A small gift from Mommy, Daddy & Paige before we start our day!

Birthday Breakfast over at Grandma T's!

Bowling with Mommy & Daddy


"Lightning McQueen Party!"

Sharing his new scooter


Connor had quite a 3rd birthday! Thanks to everyone for the well wishes you sent!

When the little girl is sick...

There is no pleasing her.

Miss Paige has had a fever for the last few days, this morning being its peak at 103.6 -- so, granted, she doesn't feel well.

Within a very short hour or so she went from taking her peaceful, refreshing nap....
 To hiding in the corner and crying... (for a reason I have yet to figure out....)
 A little more crying....
 After a great amount of patience, love and coaxing, I got her out of the corner so we could read books. The time of quiet was short lived, because it seems she has a short fuse today and is quite touchy... She doesn't want juice. No water. No snacks. Nothing, nothing, nothing. poor thing...

So, we eventually made our way into the kitchen where she helped herself to some fresh strawberries...
 But, she got mad when she saw me snap a photo and she threw the half eaten berry back into the box and closed it.

I asked her:
Mommy: Paige, do you want your berry?
Paige: NO.
Mommy: Do you want juice ?
Paige: NO.
Mommy: Do you want to lay on the couch together?
Paige: NO.
Mommy: DO you want to lay on the couch with your pillows and blanket?
Paige: NO MOMMY! (crying)

Mommy: DO you want to play with Connor?
Paige: (still crying) Noooooooooooo Mommy
Mommy: Ok, I will leave you alone.
Paige: NO MOMMY! (crying...) She then walks over to try and climb on my lap -- and I move back to scoop her up on my lap and she walks away crying NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not quite sure what my poor girl wants...or needs... but it certainly involves patience because I can't figure anything else out....

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday!

Happy 3rd Birthday Connor! You have grown so much, I am so proud of you.
You are a sweet, caring and sensitive young boy.
You have a goofy sense of humor.
You are smart.
You are observant.
You work hard in preschool and in your speech lessons.
You are charming.

I love my little baby boy -- even though you've asked me not to call you baby anymore.
You said, "Don't say baby. Say Boy". And if I slip, and call you baby, you always remind me you're a big boy now. Yes you are... I love you.... xoxoxox Happy Birthday Baby (Big) Boy!!

                                                                            Just Born 10-1-08

                                                                        1st Birthday 10-1-09
                                                                   2nd Birthday 10-1-10

                                                                     3rd Birthday 10-1-11