Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Last night was one of those nights. It was 4 am and I was sound asleep. All of the sudden, Jack started yelling for me. It always startles me so I jumped out of bed and ran into the hallway.
Me: "Jack, what's the matter?"
Jack is crying and says: "Mommy, I'm just so afraid"
Me: "Ok, relax, what are you afraid of?"
Jack: "I'mmmmm.....I'mmmmm....I'mmmm......just so afraid......that I am going to run out of SALIVA!!"
Seriously!! No joke, most kids are afraid of lightening and thunder, or monsters under their bed, not MY child, MY child is afraid of running out of saliva!!
LOL! I can laugh now because it is not 4am...definitely not funny at 4am!
After getting a big drink of water, to replenish his saliva, and some encouragement to start naming Cubs' players in his head, to clear his mind, he did go back to sleep.
Never a dull moment....
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I've been considering doing a political post for some time. This is hard for me....my personality is not one to make "trouble" and I tend to avoid conflict. For whatever reason, I have noticed that lately, my tendancy to avoid conflict has dimished a bit....oops...oh well. :) So, my new trouble-maker personality trait combined with my frustration over the current state of our country and this damn election is making this post a must....if I don't post it, my head may burst.
2 hours later...
Well, after staring at the computer screen for hours, and typing...and deleting....and typing some more, I'm chickening out.
At least my head shouldn't explode because I got most of it out. I just saved it as a draft. ;)
I've decided to sleep on it and decide if I want to post it tomorrow. It's very long...and boring, but we'll see. Maybe I'll break it into topics. What do you want first, the economy?, abortion?, the war? I've got opinions about all of it. :)
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Now I know that my friend (and blog reader) Michele worked hard on planning everything for this week, and you know I love ya Michele, but you are killing me here! ;)
Too bad Liam, Aidan and Connor didn't let their cousins borrow their cool camouflage.
I guess my new "signature" is another reason to go back to the old, boring layout. The green on orange isn't really working well.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I wasn't paying that much attention, but I knew that Drew was teaching him stuff. When they were finished, Drew came and got me and handed me his Magnadoodle.
Then today, the boys were all playing in the basement after school. Ben was giving Charlie a private art lesson.
That was until "Mr. Andrew" came in and told "Mr. Ben" that he needed to "pull Charlie out for speech". LOL!! Mr. Andrew and Mr. Ben debated it for a few minutes and it was decided that Charlie could go to speech with Mr. Andrew in 5 minutes. Drew proceeded to count to 60 five times and then he collected Charlie. Mr. Andrew did report to me that Charlie was working on "the lonely vowels e and o" (?), but Charlie did not do as well yesterday so, we need to practice.
Also, Jen (my sister and the mother of my adorable triplet nephews) has finally gotten her blog up and rolling. The link is on the sidebar titled "TRIPLE BLESSED". It has lots of very cute pictures of Liam, Aidan and Connor. Enjoy!!
I still really like it, I was just thinking that it would probably be better for a blog that has a lot of pictures and not as much writing....I just talk too much. I can see how a white background would make it easier to read. But, you must admit that it is very pretty! I like LeeLou's style!
Thanks for all of the nice posts yesterday. I enjoyed reading them. Theresa is right that I would not block anyone from reading. I will admit that although I was a bit bummed that a lot of people won't admit to being readers, I'm still very glad that you are!! So, if you get a change of heart, say "hi" once in a while. I'd love to hear from you. An old friend emailed me a couple of weeks ago to tell me how much she enjoyed my blog...I'm still riding that "high".
Ok, I won't say any more about it. The bottom line is that I'll change my format back to "boring" and I am really glad that you are here!!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I may have to think of a bloggy way to mess with those people that won't admit to being one of my readers. I'll have to think of something good. Look out!!
BTW, to Natasha, Sally, Katie, Jen, Michelle, Laura and Elaine....Love ya!!
Ugh!! To make this even beter, I must mention that it is "Pajama Day" (again!!) and I bought new pajama pants yesterday....special for this occasion......that were a little bit too big......sooooo not good!!
There is no way that I could send my son to school, without underwear, in pajama pants that were a bit on the big side. He is only 6, but I'm guessing that if he had a pajama pants malfunction, without underwear, that is something that would not be forgotten by the classmates that he will be with for the next 12 years!
*Fortunately*, before turning around and going back home, I "checked" and he did, in fact, have his underwear on. Thank you God!!! I hope that all of the challenges that I encounter today are solved this easily!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I came up with the idea of making a scarecrow before I realized that although there are many leaves on the ground, for whatever reason, the trees in our front yard are still full of leaves.
Luckily, our neighbor had a bunch of leaves that we could "borrow".
We needed a lot of leaves...
But, the boys worked really hard...
And, did a great job!!
Just for the record, I did not dress the boys alike, in their red sweaters again today. These pictures were taking on Thursday (Picture Day). I just didn't have time to post them until now. :)