Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Basket Head is NOT cool with it

Curlers, not just for Moms

Street Art

Jane was very busy this evening while I made dinner. She was throwing up some street art in the pantry on a chalkboard I painted in there about a year ago. I'm not sure how many people were lured in by the "random chalkboard" fad that's over run the blogo'sphere but I sure was. I love the concept of chalkboards in various locals around one's house. How handy is it to be able to organize your schedule with the screech of the chalk or write a menu that (in my case) will look better than what ends up on the dinner table. Let us be honest, I NEVER use it, I want to but it just doesn't happen.

So whatever my reasoning for adding this little number to the pantry wall, I am really glad it is there. Jane was so excited to show me what she wrote and the picture of her and I standing next to each other that she drew. She must have adding the little girl in bed dreaming later, so I'll need to ask her about that tomorrow. All of the little scribbles are Elliott's contribution to the project. This is one of my favorite things about being a mom, I love my children's expressions of their world.

PS Least you think things are a little too precious around here, Elliott just signed in his sleep while holding on to my finger and then gave a sleepy "Mommy". In other news, I spent a good deal of time cleaning up dog poop (and pee) from the carpet after Kgördee and Jane had already walked through it.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Sometimes the man behind the curtain just needs a drink.

Put a Bird on it!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Word to the Wise

Jane ran into the bathroom and after not quite making it to the toilet she offered this pearl of wisdom as I helped her.

"Most of the time it's hard being a human."

Friday, March 11, 2011

Toothy Jane McGee

Loose tooth no more, I love trampolines!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Boodles in Shining Armor

Ell spent a good portion of the day walking around in Josh's helmet grunting at the twins and I.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Holy Guacamole Batman!

Yep, this is definitely our kid!

Isabella and Boodles

We went to Dinner at my Parents house on Sunday night. It was perfect, we had a fall apart roast, it was just as I remember it. After dinner we heard a few family stories and I learned about my great uncle Fussy for the first time. The kids loved that, now Josh likes to tell anyone who will listen about Uncle Fussy.
Ell and Isabella were very sweet together as everyone talked, I love it when they hug.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Date Night

Jane and I went on a date last night, just the Ladies! We went to see a rousing production of Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jr) at Dixon Middle School. Then we took a little refreshment at Spoon It Up (yummy frozen yogurt) and then ended the evening with a quick trip to Michaels.

During the play Jane sat on my lap so she could see Over everyone's heads
and we enjoyed a few Jawbracker candies while Mille and Miss Dorothy Brown (from California) belted it out on stage. Jane was thrilled with the musical, her favorite parts were" the funny parts, and all the parts".

At Spoon It Up, Jane wanted to eat there so we could "have a chat". She likes to hear stories about when I was a little girl, she especially wants to know about the sad ones and the silly ones.

At Micheal's Jane picked out a little set of different color seed beads on string. She is really excited about the pink ones and very giving with the one she doesn't like. She let me know that I can have the green one because she doesn't like that color.

I can't wait for our next date!