Tuesday, March 24, 2009

So thankful for the little things!

Today Michael and Savannah had surgery to place tubes in their ears. It was made difficult by a really early morning and even harder because they were not allowed to eat or drink prior to the surgery. The surgery was scheduled for 7:30 am, but to be there on time (and one hour prior!) we had to wake the children at 5:45. They were so hungry and REALLY wanted milk. The surgery was very smooth and we were blessed with a great doctor and fantastic nurses. The kids were given crayons, coloring books and bubbles for the waiting area, and thank goodness for the bubbles! Savannah went back first and did great. She woke from the anesthesia wanting mommy and milk and after she got both, she rebounded more quickly than the nurses thought she would. Michael, however, woke fighting the medicine and in a fit. Stephen and I had to hold him for quite a while before he calmed down, but the nurses also let us leave much sooner than we were supposed to because they knew they were both so tired! We were all very happy to be home and the kids were running and playing like normal before nap time!

A day of firsts:
Today, we also witnessed several "firsts" with the kids. Savannah counted to 10 all by herself. She was looking at a book in the den and Stephen and I were off to either side when we both over-heard her counting the animals on the page! She is also starting to sing her ABC's and is talking and repeating words much more that a few weeks ago. She was so proud after and it was really sweet!

Michael and I were on the patio playing with chalk this afternoon when he drew a rectangle with four circles and told me it was a car! It was really the first time he has actually drawn something more than scribbles and it actually looked like what he intended. He also drew a larger on and it was a truck! He is slowing starting to take his time and trying to focus on what he is doing.

Otherwise, our life has been crazy and isn't getting much easier the next few weeks. Stephen will be swamped for the next two weekends and finals are quickly approaching! I have been busy with the kids and trying to finish uploading products to Pink Petal Press. Savannah no longer sits in her high chair and so we have bought her a booster seat for our table. She LOVES sitting with us at the table like a big girl and eating next to Michael! Throughout the chaos, we have been blessed with many "little" things and are so thankful for each of them!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Love the Little People!

We LOVE the Little People Playsets! I remember my Little People house from the 80's (think we still have it in a box at my parent's house) and how often I would sit and play with it. I remember the doorbell rang and all the little furniture to place!

Well, I just opened the new castle for the kids and we now have a farm and castle set up in our den. The castle has trumpets that sound and a drawbridge and the farm make animal noises when you put the animals in the stall! We have kings, cavemen, roosters, dinosaurs and dragons and a princess driving a tractor! This is too much fun...

Sweet Savannah settles for playing with the "old" farm while Michael hogged the new castle! She was just happy to have at least one toy to herself.

Oh yeah, Michael still LOVES the blocks! He built this one by himself, almost as tall as he is, and fantastic to knock down lol!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

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The first ever Stephen vs. Michael Snowball War--and I'm sure it won't be the last!
Yep, I'm stuck!
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Michael and his "girlfriend" Brinsley jumping on his bed. They graciously allowed Savannah to join them! Brinsley is truly Michael's perfect match and they always have a blast together...
They even wanted to nap together, thumb sucking and matching "b"s.


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Oh, Savannah-all that's missing in the tutu! My half-naked, helmet wearing, sagging diaper, daughter talking on the phone! I especially love when she pushes the stroller in and sings "night night baby" to her doll--oh she melts my heart sometimes!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sorry, it's been a while...

SNOW!!!

It snowed again yesterday and overnight last night...and I mean it SNOWED! We ended up with about 12 inches and although it is quickly melting, we are planning on enjoying it while it is still around. Yesterday the kids ventured out in an almost blizzard and ran around in the "no" for about an hour! They had a blast throwing snowballs and slipping and sliding around.


Savannah uncovered my garden gloves...last week is was 60 degrees and I was pruning bushes in shorts, this week 12 inches of snow. Go figure!

Daddy landed a snowball right on SG's forehead. She though about crying for a second and then realized 1) it didn't hurt and 2) it wasn't cold!

"No-ball is gonna get you!"

She is licking the snow off of her mittens. Such a cute snow angel!

Yes, he is jumping and not falling (as would be characteristic of Michael!)

Off into the wilderness...my little explorer!
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Ok, so there are more to post, but I won't overwhelm you right now! xoxo