Friday, October 24, 2008

Wow! What an outfit!

Little Miss Boo decided to get dressed while I was cleaning out all her summer clothes. Doesn't she look lovely?
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Thursday, October 23, 2008

I love you because...

Mr. T and I played a little game last night. He'd just gotten yelled at because he was trying to be too helpful while dad was making a cake. So we played "I love you because..." At first he said he could only think of one reason he loved me, but as we kept going his smile got bigger and bigger and I felt better and better too. Okay, so it was kind of a gimmick, but it worked and everyone was happy.:)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Do any of your children suffer from homesickness? It is truly a miserable thing. Last week my kids got to go to their cousin's house for a fun, fun, day. They played video games, watched movies, went miniature golfing, drove go carts, and had pizza; in other words the perfect kid day. Until it was time to go to sleep. Mr. T and Boo went to sleep no problem, Jman, on the other hand, did not. I had to talk to him on the phone for an hour and a half before he could fall asleep and by then it was 11:30.

Not only that, he struggles everywhere!!! Even in his own bed. Last night he waited until I fell asleep and then slipped upstairs and slept in Boo's bed. (She was asleep with me on the couch because she was sick.) I need help! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I know he comes by this naturally, I got terribly homesick as a kid, but I still need some advice.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I got almost six hours of almost completely uninterrupted sleep last night!!! (Boo climbed in bed with us and I felt that and I was awake for less than 30 seconds.) But other than that I went to sleep at 11:00p.m. and woke up this morning at 4:45! It was truly heavenly. Small things bring me joy can you tell?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

What were you doing at 3:30 this morning???

Yes, the saga continues... I got up with her a couple of times last night and she went right back to sleep YEAH! But then at 3:15 she was AWAKE! At least last night she wasn't screaming, she just wasn't going to sleep either. Roo stayed in her crib for a while, but she really just wanted to be held and not sleep. Finally after about an hour of this we went and watched Sense and Sensibility and that finally put her to sleep. She slept for about an hour and then decided it was breakfast time and time to play. I put the gate up let her play, and I slept. She is now sleeping peacefully while I try to survive another day with too little sleep.
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What a good kid!

A few days ago I was in the school parking lot when a teacher, not Mr. T's normal teacher, but one that he goes to often, came up to me. She just wanted to let me know what a good student Mr. T was. She said he was such a good example to the other kids in his class. It made my whole day! Isn't that what every parent wants to hear. (And in my case almost never do.) Anyway it's amazing how such a small thing can make your day.
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Friday, October 10, 2008

Who needs sleep anyway???

This beautiful child is making me crazy!!! Why do you need to sleep if you can just nurse every hour all night long. She is no longer allowed to do this, and she doesn't care for it one little bit. So she screams loudly and fights as hard as she can until she finally gives up and goes to sleep for another hour and then we repeat the process. Any good advice out there? If your reading I'd love to hear from you, just click on the comment link and let me know what to do. Or just say hi!
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Congrats Jman

Jman really wanted to be on the student council. He kept saying things like,
"When I'm on the student council I'll have to do this."
I kept trying to help him not get too excited because several kids wanted to do it and I didn't want him to be disappointed.

To be picked he had to answer several questions about why he would be a good rep for his class. Then all the 5th grade teachers voted on who's answers they thought were the best. Jman was chosen for the first half of the year. I'm so proud of him! I know he will do a great job. His first meeting is tomorrow morning at 7:45 and he is soooo excited!
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Dance Class

One of my favorite times of the week is Tuesday mornings. That is when I get to take Boo to her dance class. A bunch of preschoolers dancing around thinking they are princesses, what could be more fun. Roo loves to watch. She crys until I move her car seat so she can see then she just smiles and laughs the whole time.
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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Conference Craft

I love conference weekend! We always go to my sister's house and have a great time together. This year I decided to do a craft during the morning session. My kids all helped paint the boxes and then I finished them. I'm really pleased with how they turned out. I seem to listen better when I have something to do with my hands.
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