Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Do you know....

how hard it is to remain stern with a 3 year old physically pushing your cheeks up into a smile?

I was trying to show C that I was "sad" that she put glue on the school lectern. She grabbed my cheeks and pushed them up and told me to be "be happy." It caused me to laugh, but she still had to finish her 3 minute time out. :)

More thanks

1 - a little girl's smile - I just love seeing my girls smile
2 - IM - the ability to tell my husband the little things that happen during the day
3 - a clean house
4 - a nice cup of tea
5 - the ability to laugh at this

Sunday, November 23, 2008

5 more things

1 - Family coming for the holiday
2 - The ability to serve ham for Thanksgiving
3 - A long weekend
4 - Peppermint tea - buying this for me is one way I told my hubby he could show love for me
5 - Friends - I know I already stated this one, but I am thankful that I have friends who can help me out in a pinch, who offer to help clean my bathrooms since I do not really know how, who can prepare meals and snacks for my girls and not cross contaminated the foods.

Happy Christ the King


Today is the last Sunday in the Liturgical year, we celebrated with cake! Here is a picture of our Crown Cake. I made a chocolate bundt cake, glazed it with melted yellow icing. The girls added cranberries and gummy savers for the jewels. We had so much fun.

Funny thing - I had offered to buy M and Ms for the cake, but they decided upon cranberries!

Later on, we had some friends over to make crowns, eat cake, and play.

Friday, November 21, 2008

5 more things

1 - I am thankful for big girls who have discovered a love for reading!



2 - Coffee - it helps me face the day ahead.
3 - 3 year olds who actually use the potty once in a while
4 - mouse traps - because I am not thankful for mice!
5 - friends - we are meeting some at the indoor park today

Thursday, November 20, 2008

5 Things I am Thankful for today

I have been asking the girls to list one thing each day that they are thankful for, I also do this this. We write them on leaves and glue them to our "thankful tree."

Today, I decided to write a list of what I am thankful for. I am striving for 5 things, but may end up with more as the day wears on.

1 - I am thankful that I have all of my children with me each day, all day.
2 - I am thankful for Diva, who is very dramatic and challenges me to see the world through her eyes on an hourly basis.
3 - I am thankful for Curly Girl who has helped me embrace her love of all things creepy and crawly.
4- I am thankful for the Wondertwins who have allowed me to watch them develop into two totally different little girls.
5 - I am thankful for my husband. He works all day every day so that I am able to be home with our little girls. He does this without complaining, and often has to listen to my complain.

I challenge all of readers to list 5 things they are thankful for on their own blogs. No blog? Just list them in the comments section.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Wondertwins stike again!

No pics, but a play by play....

The twins were happily watching Dora in the playroom while the big girls and I played Wii. We checked on them often, at first. Then we got into the game and did not check on them for about 10 minutes.

In that time....

C pushed the chair over to the counter, climbed up, and learned a few life lessons. A was also there learning lessons.

Lesson 1: Just because it looks like chocolates does not mean it is tasty. The sampled some unsweetened baking chocolate.

Lesson 2: Same as one! They also sampled some concentrated (for candy) toffee flavor.

Lesson 3: Sprinkles are yummy!

Lesson 4: If you lick the top of the cinnamon and sugar, it is very tasty!

Lesson 5: Do not take the blame for the problem, blame your twin. A came in, showed me the baking chocolate bar, told me it was yucky, and blamed C.

Lesson 6: Mommy will turn Dora off if you do all of the above.


Monday, November 10, 2008

I love homeschooling

Today reaffirmed one of the reasons that I love to home education my children.
I love seeing the light bulb go off when they "get it!"

Diva doing Math: "Mom it is like it is backwards!"
Me: "What?"Diva: "Look 2 + 6 = 8" - the actual problem was 8-6=___

She realized that addition is the opposite of subtraction.
The best part - she realized it all on her own.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

For Bill

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I love givaways

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Earrings!


Last night we braved the Mall on a Friday night to get our girls' ears pierced. Curly Girls's were done awhile ago, so it was just the wondertwins and Diva.
Here is Curly sporting some cute "Daisy blue" earrings.

Wondertwin A chose a crystal set - cuz it shows the rainbow.


Diva has pink ones! I am sorry, rose colored ones.


Wondertwin C - has rose also, of course.

Now we can use earrings as a way to tell them apart in pictures! At least until they learn to change earrings.

Fight FOCA

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Christmas Cards


Christmas cards are ordered!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I Won! I Won! I Won!

I entered a few bloggy give aways last week! And look at what I won!!!
Thank you much Kelli at La Vida Dulce.

High School Musical 3


Go Wildcats!

The girls have been waiting "forever" to see High School Musical 3. The third installment of the Disney Channel hit was released in theaters. We went as a family. As seen in the picture, the girls had a blast!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

She is so big!

First Haircut!






At the ripe old age of 41 months, A finally gets her first hair cut. I could not believe that pieces were almost to her tush! So, I cut off about 6 inches! Now she looks so big. Milestones make me cry.


C has not had a hair cut yet. She will not allow it.

Happy Halloween!


Dr. Frankenstein (Curly), Cheerleader (A), HSM Cheerleader (Diva), Princess (C)

Boo!


I've been boo'd by Mimi! Thanks! Consider yourself boo'd!