"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Saturday, November 17, 2012

princess mermaid max

my little budding artist.
obsessed with mermaids.
and anything pink.
a mermaid dress and a mermaid necklace.
don't leave home without them.
wear the two together every day if possible.
who plays with super heroes and monster trucks that crash and bang,
and princesses who fly over the baby monster {chase} to save the super heroes that have been captured in the cave of slobber {chase's mouth}.
and when the princesses hit the baby monster over the head with their flying machine she ends up in time out.
where she tries to "go for the bite" if anyone walks by.
just another day in the life of princess mermaid max.
such a gem.
i'm so in love.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

"i think it's cold." -soph

the arizona cousins are here for grandpa casper's funeral.
he passed away last sunday morning.
we miss him, but know his spirit lives again without the pains of his mortal body.
the Arizonians are mesmerized by the snow.
they wanted to sit in it,
dig it,
walk in it,
and taste it.
but mostly just walk in it.
when i asked sophia what she thought of the snow she said,
"i think it's cold."
also, we found more lost things under all of the snow melt.
smokey the dragon, babar the mammoth, "brennan's "bear coat skin" sweatshirt {the kind that "bear hunters get from black bears and make coats out of"}, and another set of flip flops.
i wonder what we'll find next spring.
funeral tomorrow.
happy and sad.
all at the same time.

we think

he waves.
and shakes his head "no" if he's done eating, not done eating,
or just displeased with something you're doing or not doing.
my earliest waver.
and i fear,
my soon to be earliest crawler.
it's quite adorable.
we think:)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

lost things

i used to be a teacher,
i miss the crafts.
i realized that yesterday.
i have bins AND bins AND bins of all of my old crafts.
and three darling children to do them with:)
good thing:)
{how many kids can you count above? 3 is right.}
 we've been busy doing really important things today.
a riveting tea party with all of our favorite super heroes.
which led us to wonder where blue and black batman, robin, and green lantern had run off to.
which took us to brennan's bedroom, where max now also sleeps, 
whereupon the kids climbed under their beds and came out with treasures!
not the treasure we were looking for,
but other treasures we've been wondering about looking for FOR months.
chase tickled the ivories and brennan declared,
"he's like a real piano man."
the little red piano is officially his new favorite toy.
i just love how babies look sitting at it.
smiling at the sound of the keys as they bang.
when they get older,
the banging sound on the little red piano is less cute.
i dare say annoying,
but little babies,
not annoying,
just darling.
our most exciting find of the day:
he was lost,
and now he is found.
i think i was jumping up and down the highest.
but i attribute that to my height.
other lost things of great importance that were found: 
our favorite thanksgiving book 
{"t'was the night before thanksgiving," you MUST read it. it's hilairous.}
sleeping beauty figurine
and max's original binky panda buddy {HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!}
the following occurred when i laid on my tummy to take the above picture of chase...

i give you,
"piano man."

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

warrior snow princess

have it be known that my name from this point forward will be: 
warrior snow princess.
b/c this morning, i shoveled a foot of snow and ice off of our tramp. 
and liked it.
in other news...
i would like to report that,
i take it back.
there is in fact something worse than changing a fitted crib sheet.
getting two kids dressed for the snow.
and again.
and again.
and again.
at least today they stayed out for an entire hour and i didn't have to redress them once.
christmas miracle!!!
it was sunny and warm,
i didn't even put my coat on.
i found brennan's missing flip flop buried under all of that snow on the tramp.
and we ended up with a pretty great snow hill after i shoveled it all out of the little door.
which i jumped out onto when i was done.
max too.
hip, hip hooray.
we are not sleeping at our house.
it's been about two months.
or 7. 
brennan comes walking in several times during the night.
we walk him right back.
chase has been up more than when he was a newborn.
and it seems like if the boys are sleeping,
max decides she should be up.
glory be,
i need a nap.