Monday, August 23, 2010

Patience, my friends...

I officially find out tomorrow what this little baby will be. I just thought I should post that for all of you that have been texting, emailing, and calling - assuming that I already know and am holding out. I'm not sure if I'll be posting tomorrow (I turn the big 2-9 and am spending the day with my hubby) but I will do my best to fill everyone in soon. I'm pretty sure that I already know what we're having - what do YOU think?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

From the Mouths of Babes

Jude: Mom, did you know that Grover is a bear?
Me: Uhh..I thought he was a monster.
Jude: Nope, just a bear.
Maddie: Mom, what is Ernie?
Me: Well, he's a person.
Maddie: I don't think so.
Me: Well, he's kind of a puppet person, so he's not quite human...he's more like, well, Bert.
Maddie: What's Bert?
Me: Uhhhh, I'm not quite sure.
Jude: Mom, Prairie Dawn is a dog, right?

Perhaps they're not benefiting as much from Sesame Street as I did.

Monday, August 09, 2010

...because in our family, safety always comes first.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

They're Baaaaaack

It's been a while since I blogged about any strange "events" that took place in my house. Things quieted down for a while, so I assumed that my invisible friends had realized that stalking my life really was a waste of time. (I mean, really, how much fun is it to watch me fold laundry?) Anyway - if you are unaware of my previous events, read HERE and HERE before continuing on. It'll make a lot more sense.

Done reading? Good.

Every morning, we wave goodbye to Rob out of the front window. It's been a little family tradition since Maddie was a baby. This morning, we finished our goodbyes, I pulled down the shade, and started to hear a beeping noise. I immediately knew that the microwave was being turned on. I looked around and saw that all three kids were still with me, so I hurried into the kitchen. Nothing in the microwave, but 8 minutes on the timer. I walked over and canceled the time. As soon as I turned my back, numbers were being pressed again. I quickly turned around and once again turned off the microwave. As I walked away - it happened a third time. I finally walked over and said (out-loud...yes, feel free to laugh) "STOP IT! This isn't your house - don't do it again!" And it stopped.

For most of the day the microwave behaved itself. But mid afternoon, when it started up again - I decided it was time to get out the camera. As I set up the camera, the microwave once again turned on.

Oh, and you're not seeing things. There is a skull sticker on our microwave. Rob put it there. Probably to remind me every day that the microwave is haunted. He's so thoughtful.

I could be wrong, but generally you don't see that kind of behavior in a major appliance. No?

Monday, August 02, 2010

She's 5!

Madelyn had her first friends party this summer. It was an afternoon filled with fourteen friends and a whole lot of games, water slides, trampoline jumping, piƱata smashing, presents, cake and a new bike. Maddie was in heaven! I have no idea how my mother did six of these every year! Happy Birthday, Maddie! We love you and can't believe you're off to Kindergarten this year.