Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sanding on a Simple Saturday

Today was a good day. Beautiful weather, all 5 of us home together, and accomplishing much around the house. Poor little Brynnie had a fever all day, so she wouldn't let me put her down. After starting to get irritated, I decided to just sit down and enjoy snuggling with my baby! Cooper "helped" daddy wash the car in his diaper as he quickly got soaked from the hose. A 3-hour nap followed, so if it is up to me, he can help wash the car every weekend! I cleaned out the refrigerator, made some freezer meals, and just got a lot done. It was just one of those simple days that makes you thankful for the family you have.

Where does the "Sanding" part of my title come from you ask? I am happy to share. Basically, I am just wondering what my lovely neighbors were thinking when I screamed, er, calmly appealed to Isabella to STOP sanding her brother's chest and back!!! Because I am such a fun, cool, and awesome mom and let my kids get grubby and dirty, and since I am always focused on their development, allowing them to have as many "hands-on" experiences as possible, this situation may or may not have been my fault. I had just finished sanding down a chair and was starting to paint it...this could possibly mean I was not keeping as close an eye on my dear kiddies as I should. Anyhow, when I put the sand paper down, apparently each of them found a chunk for themselves. After hearing Isabella bossing Cooper around something to the tune of "Stay still, Cooper!" and hearing Cooper whining and yelling, I finally decided to see what was going on. Sure enough, Cooper was sitting on the ground in his little diaper having his chest and back sanded by his loving big sister! Thankfully, he was not too damaged, just a few red scratches to show for his abuse!

Maybe my baby boy will feel super smooth and exfoliated in the morning!!!

Happy Weekend to you!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

3 going on 23

Happy Birthday Isabella!

For weeks now, you have been saying you are turning 23 instead of 3! And, sometimes, you act like it! You had a great birthday with a fun family dinner at the Pop Shop yesterday and a birthday party today. Since you were born, Daddy and I were always excited to see you grow and change, but we always feel a little sad that you are growing up so much! But, every day is more exciting than the last with you, and you have turned into quite the grown-up little girl! You love helping mommy with cooking, baking, and love you brother and sister to death, and are very sweet to them, but you also love to help mom with disciplining them! You ask dad almost every day, "How'd work go?" and you call out-of-town family with very matter-of-fact questions! You are sweet, obedient, and ask ALOT of questions! We love you so much!

Here is a look back at the last 3 years!