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Thursday, January 29, 2009

A quick note to let y'all know we are still alive and well...I know I've been slacking lately. It's been nuts around here. We are going to the circus tonight so I will fill y'all in soon. Right now I have to eat, I'm starving and they are sleeping for the moment, so it's time to stuff my face.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Zzzzzzz...zzzzz...

All I can think about right now is how snuggly my bed is. We started the day out around 6:45 this morning. We ran Dove to work around 7, came home got dressed and ate super fast. I ran them to "school", came home and started moving things and picking up 90% of the toys in our house to have the carpets cleaned. While that was going on I cleaned and unloaded/re-loaded the dishwasher. Took a quick shower, picked them up, ran to Wal-Mart, went to see and pick up Daddy, came home, played, cooked dinner, played some more, baths and now we are snacking and about to head to bed.

Do you see anything missing from the day's activities???

Hmmm...oh wait, that's right, there's no nap listed. Or as I like to call it, my "lunch break".

They've been going to bed around 10pm so I thought if they didn't nap they would go to bed early and get back on the right schedule. I hope.

It was fine, they are slightly(okay, kind of an understatement) grouchy and I am aching. But we still had a great day!

There was the sweetest moment at dinner when Lex turned to me and exclaimed "Delicious!!!" in response to the bite he had just taken. That was one of the proudest moments of my life. I thought I was about to cry and I'm still smiling hearing that little voice echo in my mind. Being a Mother is the most incredible thing I've ever done or will ever do. Thank you God for giving me this!

Well, Brody is fluttering his eyelids, slumping over, catching himself and redoing the process over again so we are off to dreamland.

Sweet dreams world.

Nighty-night.

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Quotes and Fun Facts!

Tonight while in the bath, Lex said the cutest thing and I told myself I would write it down. Our days are filled with things that I want to remember. I get so caught up with what we are doing that even though I mark it in my head when I get a sec to jot or type it, I go blank. So tonight if not for your enjoyment, but for my own in the future I am jotting it down.

Here goes!
(Okay, now that I've built it up, it may not be so great to you, but boo to you, I'm sure you tell these stories about your kids too!)

Lately they have been really into pretending with their toys. Animals, trains, anything they grab ends up having a full conversation, usually concluding with hugs and kisses.(I just realized they never make them fight, 1 point for Mom and Dad!) Each of them have a Thomas, Percy and Salty bath squirter for the tub. They usually make them talk to each other and tonight was no different. Lex was holding Thomas and had just dunked him in the bubbles, brought him up and exclaimed "OH NO cried Thomas!" He actually said "cried Thomas". It gets more funny every time I think about it! He was so serious and it was as if he were narrating a Thomas show or reading a book! Maybe we'll have a little author on our hands!!!

A cute fun fact for you too! They all LOVE to sing. They know every word to more songs than I can count. Brody could hold a microphone and sing to you all day and he will. He will also let you know when it is okay to cheer and appalause for him. When he is ready for the song to end he smiles really big and starts chanting sszz sszz sszz sszz... And we know we are good to go, no clue how he came up with that, but it actually comes in handy sometimes!

Not to leave Collin out, here's one about him. His newest thing is not only telling you what he wants, but what he will do with it. Examples: He asked for his milk and when I told him okay, he'll say, "I drink it with mouth!" He also today said "That car loud" to which I said, "Yes it is." He replied "I hear it with my ear!" He has also been known to let me know that he watches a show with his eyes and so on! I think that he is very smart to realize that all of these body parts actually have a purpose and aren't just random things!

So there, I few little facts about my Boys.

Now for my Big Boy. Today Daddy went back to work. YUCKY! We are all really sad that Winter Break is over, but we are so grateful that we do get to spend so much time with him. God blesses so much! I don't talk about Dove enough, and I don't tell him enough, but he is an amazing Father and a more amazing Husband. Anyone who can put up with me for as long as he has, deserves a medal! We all love you so much Daddy!

Nighty-night all!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Pee Pee in the Potty A Pee Pee in the Potty!

You have to imagine the title with music, that's our potty song! We've sung it a few times in the past couple of days. While Dove was in Japan, Lex and Brody went poopy in the potty but I wasn't quite ready to start potty training with the all of the wackiness going on that the holidays bring. I did give them a piece of candy each and told them every time they go in the potty they can have a piece of candy.

Yesterday for some reason I decided, let's get a little more excited about it, and they are doing great! Collin has been doing super well and has gone 3 times in the last 36 hours on the potty! We definitely aren't hardcore training, just making it fun and more available, but they seem really interested so we may start the serious training in the next couple of weeks. Of course if I were two and someone told me I could have candy every time I needed to relieve myself, I would probably think that they heavens had opened up and swallowed me whole. It may not be the best approach, but hey, I have three boys, the exact same age(ok, give a minute or two), so if a tootsie roll or a sweettart gets us out of diapers, so be it. They only get a piece(and a small one) if they actually go.

Of course, this could be a total disaster, but you never know until you try. I am not looking forward to spending 90 percent of every trip out of the house in a yucky public restroom, but if my little men are telling me they want to take another step forward, I will never hold them back. I certainly don't want them to grow up, but I also don't ever want to keep them down either.

Isn't parenting fun???

Oh, we had a lottery winning moment today also, we scored 3 pairs of shoes, in the same size on SALE!!! DING DING DING!!! It was AWESOME!

Nighty-night!

The Good Ole South...

You know you're Southern when someone tells you it's easier to clean your greens by throwing them in the washing machine on the rinse cycle and you feel like you've won the lottery with this tidbit and can't wait to try it.

Yes, this was a conversation I had this morning and yes we are having greens for dinner.

Happy Eating!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy NEW Year!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful, safe New Year's!

Guess what we did?

We played a game, an old family favorite, it's called, pass the bucket. The idea is to pass a bucket around and see if everyone's throw up actually makes it in. Yipeeee. :(

Brody and I passed out around 7 and everyone else followed at 8. We have been pretty wiped out and pathetic from this, our latest stomach virus attack. Luckily we are all feeling much better.
Still a little tired and achy, but better.

Tonight we are going to go down to the River to watch the fireworks for First Friday since we missed all of the excitement on New Years night. We still have a bottle of champagne chilling in the fridge and I'm hoping our tummies feel okay to crack it open after the boys go to bed.

My wish for the New Year is that we stop bringing home every germ in Georgia. I'm considering bubble suits as possible Birthday gifts.

We wish you all love and happiness not just for 2009, but every day of your life! God bless you!

Nighty-night!