Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pineapple Delight

Nothing like fresh fruit and a big mess. You may notice a white upper lip which is not from milk. It is from nail polish her sister applied and then gave her to run around the house with. Luckily the carpet is cream and brown so you can't see it. You can just feel the crunch as you walk on it throughout the house. AHHHHH.

Did I mention the hair? Everyday I do her hair cute and after a nap it just looks like Flock of Seagulls. This video is only of her eating (no tricks). Wish I could be considered cute when I'm chowing down.

Not Much Going On

I was very proud of Grace for sharing her coveted and only heart shaped sucker from her preschool valentines party. Kate was pleased.

We got Kate Elmo for valentines. She LOVES Sesame Street which helps keep me sane.

Doing her duty

Grace forcing Jake and I to play Bunko while she tells Luke Skywalker he's late

Jake happy as can be in his girl blanket with scratches all over his face from his own nails.

Superbowl Sunday

We had a great Superbowl Party at Matt and Kliss's. It was a good game with great food and lots of cousins for our kids to party with.

Jake's Blessing

He's 3 months now and such a blessing in our lives.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

January, Time to Throw Up

The title of this blog was inspired by my family's recent sickness, but lets also give credit to this dreaded thing we live in called Winter. Give it up already! We all know that life sucks when you are sick, but sympathy and empathy are quite different. I got a little reminder in January.

First Chad had strep throat and maybe the flu. He took 3 days off of work which is unheard of. Then poor Grace threw up for nearly 4 days, then Kate, then me. Then I tested positive for strep, but I didn't even have a bad sore throat yet so I crossed my fingers...and I didn't get that. Instead I was blessed with diarrhea, and since I didn't know how to spell diarrhea, I learned from Wikipedia that this horrible thing I had was the "condition of having frequent loose or liquid bowel movements." Ya right. This is a somewhat personal topic, but I am sharing this because I have never experienced anything like it in my life. To those that I have made fun of because of your frequent diarrhea I apologize. Chad came home from work that day as I was "unavailable" for the kids.

Which leads me to the uplifting part of my ranting message. Being married is awesome. To those people who say marriage isn't really necessary anymore and want to be all independent, I say marriage (when you really believe it to be a binding promise) is as cool as James Bond (or insert other cool thing.) I couldn't think of anything that is cooler than marriage. No matter how gross I get someone is there. When my kids are crying again someone is there. When you don't know where the throw up bucket is someone is there. You share everything, good and bad, and it makes the experience better. I am so thankful for my family.

Poor Chad got strep again in February, so I am posting this to make a statement that we are now done being sick in our household.

Kate in Heaven

What the??

Wondering what you may be looking at... I have tried to tastefully crop this picture of Chad's bruised leg. We thought it was post worthy. This is what 1 day of snowboarding can do (when you suck).

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Jake Smiles

Princess Obsession

From sun up to sun down it's all about dressing up and getting married, going to the ball, putting on make up, finding magic wands and eluding evil queens with poison and dragons with fire. My life is like a cd player stuck on repeat. One morning Grace woke up and put this on before coming downstairs. Grace was pretty upset that Kate doesn't know how to have a tea party yet
Giselle impression from Enchanted -Note the evil cousin wanting film time