Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wow it's been a while

I just realized how long it's been since I posted about the nutty girls around here. As usual, it has been a whirlwind. We had an open house Sunday to no avail. It was abust. Darn it. I spent 4 days "sanitizing" this place. It sparkled. I guess the only consolation is I love it when it's this clean. The yard also looks pretty awesome. I am hosting the baby shower for our new granddaughter due in June. I love these kind of parties. I will post pics when it happens. right now I'm just getting it all together. Making the diaper cakes for center pieces, putting together bassinets, planning out the games and prizes, and gathering things to fill the bassinet with. The girls are finishing up their speech program for this year as well as their Mandarin class until fall. Their program is next Saturday. I know their songs as well as they do, if not better. Next fall they will be in speech, Mandarin and Traditional Chinese Dance class. They have been challenging lately. I'm not sure if it's spring fever, the age or just plain old naughtyness. Genevieve has learned that stomping her feet and glaring at me is a great way to push mom over the edge. Abigail has learned to cross her arms and roll her head as she tells me NO. Very different than the boys. They just kinda rolled with the punches and moved along. Girls on the other hand will hold the anger for a long time. The weather so far has been typical Midwest weather. GRRRRRRR I planted flowers for the open house last Saturday and they will probably all be dead by morning. We are expecting SNOW. Gosh I really hate this kind of weather. I am VERY VERY ready for summer time around here. Especially when I look at others blogs and see the kiddos in shorts and hanging out at the beach. I will try and post some pics tomorrow or the next day of the past few weeks events.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Look What the Fedex truck brought

The girls know when the FedEx truck pulls up, it's a box from our "family" in North Carolina. This time the box had one the best things in the world according to Abigail - Cheesy Grits - Wow Also in the box was pretend makeup. Oh my they love this. Check out the pics of how well they can apply it to each other.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Check this out - Mom

Look what I can do mommy. Only one finger is up.

Monday, April 7, 2008

where do Babies come from????

Sunday dinner after the day from H..., we went to our son's house for dinner. We have been trying to teach the girls that not all babies come from China and off of an airplaine. When ever we would tell them "blah blah" is going to have a baby they would ask when are they going to China and can we meet them at the airport. So this new granddaughter situation has been our follow the progress learning time. Well Lexi has gotten quite large in the past few weeks. look at this conversation. Don't drink or eat until you are done, spew factor. Abigail - "Wow you got real big belly now." Lexi - "Well the baby is growing". Abigial - "How do you know that?" Lexi - "Because my belly is growing" Abigail - "How did it get in there?" Lexi looks at me puzzled - I look over ang get ready to respond but Abigial did instead. Abigail - "Did you eat it?" After we quite giggling she tells her that Anthony put it in there (Not sure I would have said that)but Abigail responded nicely Abigail - "Stinker, don't do that again." VERY FIRMLY she said it. I agreed and laughed quietly to myself.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Survivor - Next Season

OK as everyone who knows me knows I am a survivor Junkie. so when i got this e-mail it was on the read first list. Not what I was expecting, But OMG one of the funniest things I've read in a while. - ENJOY THE NEXT SURVIVOR SERIES *Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks. *Each kid will play two sports and either take music or dance classes. *There is no fast food. *Each man must take care of his 3 kids; keep his assigned house clean, correct all homework, and complete science projects, cook, do laundry, and pay a list of 'pretend' bills with not enough money. *In addition, each man will have to budget in money for groceries each week. *Each man must remember the birthdays of all their friends and relatives, and send cards out on time. *Each man must also take each child to a doctor's appointment, a dentist appointment and a haircut appointment. *He must make one unscheduled and inconvenient visit per child to the Urgent Care. *He must also make cookies or cupcakes for a social function. *Each man will be responsible for decorating his own assigned house, planting flowers outside and keeping it presentable at all times. *The men will only have access to television when the kids are asleep and all chores are done. *The men must shave their legs, wear uncomfortable yet stylish shoes, keep ingernails manicured and eyebrows groomed. *During one of the six weeks, the men will have to endure severe abdominal cramps, back aches, and have extreme, unexplained mood swings but never once complain or slow down from other duties. *They must attend weekly school meetings, church, and find time at least once to spend the afternoon at the park or a similar setting. *They will need to read a book and then pray with the children each night and in the morning, feed them, dress them, brush their teeth and comb their hair by 7:00 am. *A test will be given at the end of the six weeks, and each father will be required to know all of the following information: each child's birthday, height, weight, shoe size, clothes size and doctor's name. Also the child's weight at birth, length, time of birth, and length of labor, each child's favorite color, middle name, favorite snack, favorite song, favorite drink, favorite toy, biggest fear and what they want to be when they grow up. *The kids vote them off the island based on performance. *The last man wins only if...he still has enough energy to be intimate with his spouse at a moment's notice. *If the last man does win, he can play the game over and over and over again for the next 18-25 years eventually earning the right to be called Mother!