Wednesday, February 28, 2007

What Do I Do Now?

This never happens! Delaney is at a friend's house, and Elliott and Jillian are sleeping! What do I do? Scrub the kitchen floor that so desperately needs it? Pay the bills? Dust (that might take a while as it's never done)? Sort through the piles and piles of papers that have accumulated from preschool? Clean the fingerprints off the stainless steel appliances? I should probably start pulling all the receipts and papers together to start our taxes! Do I dare attempt to do something I enjoy, like scrapbooking? Oh, I know -- take a leisurely bath with a good book. . . Wait, problem solved! The phone just rang - Delaney's on her way home. And what's that I hear through the monitor? I think my hungry boy is waking up. . . So much for my 15 minutes of time alone!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

My Valentines!

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Two Months Old

Our little man is two months old already!
He's becoming quite social. He loves to coo and gurgle, and has even blessed us with some squeaky giggles. Delaney adores him and still hasn't grown tired of holding him and talking to him. Jillian is getting ready for when he's older; he just doesn't seem to enjoy the games of peek-a-boo and This Little Piggy quite yet. One thing is certain, he has taken hold of our hearts and we couldn't imagine our lives without him.
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Thursday, February 8, 2007

I'm Not Pretty!!!

"I'm not pretty!" How can a three-year old be so concerned about being pretty/cute/beautiful? Jillian has to brush her hair immediately when she wakes up, after she gets her face washed, etc. It has to be perfect - and I have to curl it if it doesn't meet her standards. We talk about so many other qualities that she possesses, why is it that she focuses on her looks? We encourage her in many ways - she's a smart, spunky, creative little girl and gets lots of attention in all those areas. I try not to place importance on their looks - as long as they are clean and don't have hair hanging in their faces, gross noses, etc., I'm comfortable with it. Perhaps she is picking some things up from me. I haven't had a lot of time to spend on beautifying myself lately.

Here's a conversation we had recently:
Jillian: Mom, I don't like your hair like that. I like it down on both sides. (I have been wearing a pony tail lots, due to small, grabby hands.)
Mommy: I'll wear my hair down to church on Sunday, ok?
Jillian: Yeah, and don't forget to put on makeup, too.
Have I let myself go so much that a three year old can't stand looking at me?

Any suggestions? Will it pass? Society places a huge emphasis on looks and I want to instill the self confidence in my girls to endure that pressure. I just thought I had more time to prepare them!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007


Our little man is now 6 weeks old! It's hard to imagine what life was like before him; although I'm certain it was filled with lots more sleep! But who can resist that face -- even at 2 am?

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Friday, February 2, 2007

Too cold to go outside

Too cold to go outside and burn off all that energy? No problem - just pop in that unused exercise video! An entire half hour worth of energy burning fun. Just look at Delaney and Jillian working those muscles.