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Thursday, April 30, 2009

I will most likely be disappearing for a few days. We've got LOTS going on this weekend. Hannah has her dance recital/show. For me this means dress rehearsal tonight, a show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For Hannah this means being overtired for the next 4 days. ButI am sure she will be the cutest little ballerina on the stage! :)
Wish us luck and I will return with pictures as soon as I can!
LITTLE BALLERINA Pictures, Images and Photos

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The silly things they say.

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Every morning we make a trip to Dunkin' Donuts for coffee before we do drops offs to daycare and/or Preschool. The kids know the routine and on the rare occasion that we don't stop, they complain. Today as we waited in the VERY LONG LINE at the drive through Hannah started asking a million questions. "Mommy, why do you need coffee everyday?", "Mommy, why are the clouds white?","Mommy, why does that man have a donut, I thought you said they didn't have donuts today?" (ok,I lied to her, sorry!)
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We have to drive by the "CreeMee" everyday on our way home from school. (the creemee is a soft serve ice cream stand....the best soft serve ever!) Camden was saying, "We go there?" "We go to get ice cream?" I told him we couldn't stop because it was too busy today. His response? "I not busy today mommy. I get ice cream"
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When I dropped Hannah off at school today she went and picked up a stethoscope that they had out for them to use. She put it up to my stomach and said,"I hear a baby in there!" The teacher and I just looked at each other and laughed. She wishes!!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My future's so bright,I need sunglasses!

Camden got new sunglasses a few weeks ago. He refused to wear them! Then all of a sudden today he put them on.Now he cannot get enough of them!


Thursday, April 23, 2009

She's writing sentences!



Hannah has been amazing us lately with her reading and writing. Tonight she asked me to tell her a sentence to write. So I said,"The ball is blue." I haven't seen her attempt an enitre sentence so I wasn't sure what to expect.





Not Bad Baby Girl!

Question from a 4 year old.

First...
Here's a little bit of background for you...my parents were divorced when I was one year old. They both remarried by the time I was 5, I am totally cool with it and everyone is happy now. OK-
So here is the conversation I just had with Hannah

H "Why do you call Grandpa, dad?"

Me "He is my daddy."

H "Well what about Pop?" my stepfather

Me "Pop is my daddy too. He is my Stepdad. I am lucky, I have 2 daddies and 2 mommies."

H "How much longer until I can have a stepdad too?"

Should I tell her to go ask her father? Haha

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My button is working now!

Grab it if you'd like!

Sarah?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Is 3 a Crowd?

Lately I have had babies on the brain. I am not sure if it is because so many people around me are pregnant, including one of my very best friends. I see babies in the store and I get "that" feeling, the one where you kinda,sorta,maybe want one more. I find myself thinking, I already have 2, how much more work would one more be? Hannah is almost 5, Camden is 2, if we are ever going to have another one it has to be soon. I don't want my kids to be too far apart in age. Then I start to think,SARAH, are you out of your mind?? Your life is super busy already, you barely have time to shave your legs most days. Money is already tight and this house CAN.NOT. fit one more toy in it, nevermind another little person!
When I rationalize the pros and cons of another child I feel like we could definitely do it. We have been talking about converting the garage into a master bedroom, that would give us so much more space. Yes, it is one more mouth to feed, but really, we could do it. But then I start thinking...right now, things are easy when we are out and about, we have a nice 1:1 parent to child ratio going on for us. We have one boy and one girl, they are both happy, healthy, wonderful children. What more could any parent ask for?
This is obviously not a decision I can make on my own, haha! Lee is pretty much all set with 2, but hasn't ever said "no" to another one. I will admit he is usually the more logical one, and he likes to put things into "perspective" for me when I need it. Right now I am trying to wait out all of these pregnancies around me, maybe my "one more baby" phase will fade out when I see my friends changing stinky diapers and having one sleepless night after another...OR MAYBE NOT. Stay tuned.

Praying for Little Stellan

Please Pray for Stellan, he is in surgery as I write this.


Prayers for Stellan

Monday, April 20, 2009

Button?

Could someone/anyone direct me to the place where I can get a button for my blog?
I am having no luck finding a site on my own. Thanks so much!

I Can See Clearly Now...

go ahead...sing along!

We went out to Boston last week for Hannah's 3 month check-up with her pediatric opthamalogist. She was put into bifocals on our last visit in hopes of helping her eyes to focus better when she is reading and writing. (This is becoming more important now that she is beginning to read and write.) We had a GREAT appointment! Her eyes are getting much stronger, they are not crossing when she looks at words on a book or paper and it is looking like she will not need surgery to correct the eye muscle! I am so happy! Her vision is improving so much,we can see that she is not struggling to focus in on things. I think she will be seeing things "normally" and in focus by the time she heads to kindergarten in the fall! YAY!!
The other good news is that she seems to be behaving better now that she can see. Amazing! The poor girl was struggling to see so many things, no wonder she was the temper tantrum queen for 2 years! I am glad we made to decision to travel 2 hours to see a specialist and to get a second opinion, it has made our little girls world a much brighter place!

Friday, April 17, 2009

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Confessions

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I was TAGGED!

Melissa over at My Little World tagged me in a fun little meme. She has a great little mommy blog, go check her out!

8 Things I am looking forward to:

1.Our trip to the beach this summer.
2.Date night with my hubby tomorrow night.
3.Sleeping in on Sat. morning. (thanks mom!)
4.Hannah's dance recital
5.Summer
6.Pizza and movie night with the kids
7.Hannah finishing preschool
8.Did I mention summer?

8 Things I did yesterday:

1.Drove to Boston
2.Met with Hannah's eye doctor
3.Got great news about her eyes!
4.Ate at Olive Garden
5.Got the kids ice cream cones
6.Laundry
7.Called my mom
8.Went to bed early

8 Things I wish I could do:

1.Take the kids to Disney World
2.Go on a second honeymoon with my husband
3.Sell this house
4.Buy a big house
5.Go back to school before I am 30
6.Have an in ground pool
7.Keep my children this age forever
8.Win the lottery

8 Shows I watch:

1.Grey's Anatomy
2.American Idol
3.How I Met Your Mother
4.Dancing with the Stars
5.Private Practice
6.Jon and Kate Plus 8
7.18 kids and counting
8.Hannah Montana...with my Hannah

Now I will tag a few of you!
BREN
John Deere Mom
Carey

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cheese!

I was trying to take a picture of Camden eating his ice cream cone, but I had the camera on record. He just kept saying, "CHEESE!". Very Cute!
video

Monday, April 13, 2009

Let them be little.

I wish I had my camera when I dropped Hannah off at preschool today. (And that it would be ok if I took pictures of others people children to post on my blog.)

We arrived and began our normal drop off routine. Stuff in her cubby and headed into the classroom, I signed her in, she signed herself in and then we went to wash her hands. (They have a wash you hands before touching toys rule) It was only then that I noticed the little girl with the high heels on. By high heels I mean like one inch, on a 4 year old- that is high! They weren't those little princes dress up shoes either! They were black patent-leather heels! A mini version on the ones you might find on, oh maybe Jessica Simpson??
I am guessing her mother thought they were cute and I am sure the little girl loves them, but COME ON! At preschool? On a 4 year old? For real? I even made sure she wasn't playing "dress up" or something...no, these were the shoes she was brought to school in. The teacher noticed me making faces at the shoes (oops) and she then also rolled her eyes.
Call me old fashioned, call me over protective, call me what you want. No child of mine will EVER be wearing black patent-leather heels...anywhere, ever! I try to keep Hannah up to date with the latest fashions, but I also try to make sure she is dressed like a little girl. Hairbows, headbands, fancy hairclips. I let her where dresses and skirts to school almost everyday, but she pairs those dresses with her maryjane shoes...no stilettos for her!!! Some day she will probably argue with me when I say no to wearing heels to school, but I sure hope that day is in about 10 years and not while she is still learning her ABC'S!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Egg Coloring Fun

I would love to share pictures of my children searching for Easter Eggs at our Easter Egg hunt today. Unfortunately, someone, for got to charge the camera battery. OOPS! So instead here is a peek at our egg coloring fun!


Friday, April 10, 2009

Try It!

I tried something new yesterday. I had been thinking about trying it for a few weeks now. So I went ahead and did it. Afterwards I felt like a LAZY mother.


I went online, no shock there, and ordered my groceries. My "personal shopper" then shopped and bagged my groceries and had them ready for me as I drove up to the front of the store in the designated, "Big Y to Go" area. I gave her my credit card, she scanned it and and then loaded my WEEKS WORTH of groceies into my trunk. The enitre round trip took less than 15 minutes! I didn't have to unload 2 children and force my 2 year old into a cart, I didn't have to listen to Hannah ask for cookies and candy that she KNOWS she cannot have and I didn't forgot ANYTHING! It was so nice. My only job was putting the groceies away at home, which I can totally handle!

I did feel kind of LAZY, and I will not do it every week. But it's been a very busy week and the weekend only get busier. Now I can check the grocery store off of my to-do list and spend some extra time with my family.

The process does cost $10, but when you are spending MUCH MUCH MORE than that on groceries, it is totally worth it. If you have a BIG Y near you, check it out:

http://www.bigy.com/bigy2go/index.php

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

almost WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

Camden said good-bye to his crib and hello
to a BIG BOY race car bed!!



Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wake me up when it's SUNNY!

This is day 2 of rainy, cool weather and it's taking a toll on me. I am just exhausted. I went to bed at 8:30 last night, like fast asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. I avoided my impulse to leave the house in my pajamas this morning and forced myself to take a hot shower. I went to Dunkin Donuts and got a LARGE iced coffee. Drank it. I am STILL on the verge of falling asleep sitting up.

What the heck is my problem?

Hopefully the sun will come out tomorrow and I'll have the energy to post about Camden's new race car bed!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Little Things

It's the little things I miss now that I am a mother of 2.

Shaved Legs-everyday. Most mothers would be lying if they said they got to this task each and every day. On a normal day, I MIGHT have 20 minutes to shower, get dressed and brush my teeth. If I have to choose between shaving my legs or brushing my teeth, the teeth win.

Laying on the couch with a good book. Uninterrupted.

An entire room, free of toys. Even my bedroom, which is supposedly off limits, ends up with a random matchbox car or book on the floor.

There are SO MANY more. But today, these are the things I long for.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009