Monday, March 29, 2010

23 March 2010

Darrick came over to play with Maisie and Calvin! They had so much fun-at least MY children did! I was able to get lots and lots of stuff done around the house while Darrick kept the kids entertained-makes getting ready for a trip SO much easier! I made the girls a picnic lunch so they could play outside. Maisie had been begging for a picnic for weeks-was about time!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

19 March 2010

We ordered books at school this month-something we haven't done before. It was kind of fun to get them, and Greg read Pinkalicious to Maisie on Wednesday night. Last night I read both Pinkalicious and Purplicious to her. Today we decided we NEEDED to make Pinkalicious cupcakes!

Pink batter.
Pink meringue frosting.
Pinker decorations.
Pink sprinkles!


(Although, I have to agree with Dad. They'd *taste* better if they were even a little bit "chocolicious".)

Monday, March 15, 2010

14 March 2010

Help! My baby is sick! We came home from work early today because Calvin had a fever. Yup. This is what happens?

Just so you know, historically, this is typical table behavior for this old house.

But no one here has put food on their head. He did this all on his own tonight, he was totally trying to get a rise out of us. Maisie wasn't even at the table anymore-she'd eaten her dinner earlier and been excused. Calvin had our 100% attention, and he turned into Mr. Clown. He'd put that crust on his head and squeal in delight! Hilarious!

(Now, this is when the child has a fever, what's he going to be like when he's feeling his best?!)

14 March 2010

Papa came over today to pick up a part of his tractor. Maisie was practicing the piano when he got here, but when she was done she scampered outside to join him. Since he was driving the tractor around to get the piece he needed, I put her on our old riding lawnmower to watch him, where she sat until she was told she could get up. (very obedient today!) Afterward, she was rewarded with a spin around the yard on Papa's tractor. She even got to steer!

12 March 2010

Happy Birthday to my Mom!!!!!

We had a little dinner and cake at our house to celebrate, just us and Gramma 'Raine. I'd emailed Martin earlier to see if he could Skype with us, but he growled something about his current living conditions (a TENT!) not being the ideal conditions for Skyping. Bummer. Mom and Dad have since heard from him and apparently there's been an improvement. We'll have to have another group dinner so everyone can chat. :)

Happy Birthday to Martin, too!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Also 11 March 2010

The jury is still out on the author of this note, but we are hoping it was my grandfather! Maisie and I were cleaning her room today, and I was having trouble with one of the built-in drawers, so I pulled it out and looked behind it. This note was stuck way in the back, up against the wall. :)

11 March 2010

Yes, we are naughty.
No, he didn't drink the beer.

He doesn't need it after a looooong day for a little guy! Taking Maisie to school at 11:45 and going to pick her up at 2:15 is wreaking havoc on poor Calvin's napping schedule. He would MUCH rather be napping at both of those times! So I try to get him to take a quick morning nap, and then sleep while we are home and Maisie is in school, but today we went to the store instead of coming home. Then when we got home, we ate, went to pick up Maisie, and then the kids went to Kelly's while I went to work. By dinner time, Calvin could barely keep his eyes open! He perks up quite well to take a bath, this kid LOVES the bathtub! The floor is usually a swimming pool by the time he's done splashing around-he puts his face right down into the water to blow bubbles like sister. After his bath we've learned to put the bottle in his mouth WHILE we dress him, or he howls. A quick finish on the bottle, a couple of loves and squeezes, turn on the fishy music in his bed, and he leans in to be put into his crib! G-night little guy!

On a side note-I would love to be reading night night books to the boy, but our nighttime routine is so firm and has to happen so fast due to what time we get home from work and what time he needs to be sleeping, that there isn't TIME to read night night books before he's out! :( By this age, Maisie had been read thousands of night night books!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March 10, 2010

I was trying frantically to get out of the house this morning when I suddenly realized it was VERY quiet from where I thought Calvin was. This is what I found. Naughty little guy is quick! And is apparently fascinated by toilet paper.
March 6, 2010

Also posing, I think. But I cut her legs out of the picture so you can only see the hand on the hip! We were outside at Mom and Dad's enjoying a fabulous spring day....

March 6, 2010
Where DOES she get this posing thing from? Check out her leg!! Too funny!

Maisie and Calvin modeling their Hawaiian outfits from Papa and Gogo.