Monday, December 28, 2009

Winter Break

This is what that looks like at our house:

We had a wonderful Christmas including an early visit from Santa! I hope you did as well. I'll be back here once I can finally see my floors again:)

P.S. So far? Three is so, so, so much worse than two.

P.P.S. I could NEVER be a preschool teacher.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My gift to you:)

Somehow I ended up viewing old clips from Saturday Night Live on my computer tonight. I can't recall another skit in which the cast so completely falls apart. I can't watch it without crying (good tears). My favorite moment is about 4:40. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mad Snowman-building Skillz Yo

The weather outside certainly is frightful but we made the best of it today.

During Chloe's nap Poppy and I went "sledding" in the front yard. As was the case last year, her first snowy winter, she wasn't too impressed with the snow. I think she used her snowsuit twice last winter, for a total of ten minutes. If I could find a pair of gloves that would stay on her little hands she might be more eager to spend time outside in the bitter cold.

We did manage to build a snowwoman. She looks like the offspring of Jabba the Hut and Gene Wilder, with microcephaly:

Who knew it was so hard to take a picture of a snowwoman? So my homework assignment for tomorrow is to google "how to build a snowman" and "how to take a picture of a snowman":)

I decided today was a good day to bake. Someone was happy to join me (in last year's Christmas pajamas):

Our house was already a mess thanks to the painting project so a little flour wasn't going to hurt anything. She had the BEST time scooping and measuring and "making muffins".

I better at least get nominated for mom-of-the-year for this:

We ended the day with a special family movie night, something we've never done. After dinner and baths we all sat and watched 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' and had warm chocolate chip cookies in the family room. Poppy couldn't believe her luck. Neither could I.

It was a good day:)

Monday, December 7, 2009


Well so much for the posting Monday-Friday thing! I'm not sure if that is a realistic goal for me. But, I really want it to be!

We decided to make the holidays really exciting this year so we're painting our whole house. And, as usual, by 'we' I mean 'my wonderful husband'. Someone has to rear the children:) Our current color is brown with pink undertones. We wanted to brighten and warm things up. We changed our mind about the color after a day and a half of painting, but we finally chose a nice neutral cream with yellow undertones. I can't wait to start putting things on the walls. We've held off because we knew we were going to paint and I think it's going to make a world of difference in terms of coziness. Can't wait to share the 'after' pictures:)

We've taken on another huge project- taking a decent holiday card photo.

Kind of makes painting seem like child's play:)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Minnesota Children's Museum

We took the girls to the Minnesota Children's Museum while we were in Bloomington, MN. We'd heard good things about it and it did not disappoint. It was clean, not crowded, and had several interesting exhibits. There was even a small room available for nursing. We all had a great time and I highly recommend visiting if you ever have the chance.

Play is the poetry of the human being.

-Jean-Paul Sartre