Sing Songs, Bring Sweets

Yeah, toast!

I’ve got some cute video of Eliza that I’m working on, but it’s not ready yet.

In the meantime, you can enjoy this bizarre and hilarious song that came on the kids’ satellite radio station this afternoon on our way home from school.  Eliza and I were cracking up!

 

Fun times at the fall festival.

Pumpkins everywhere!

She had a blast until she tripped and sprained her ankle.  Don’t worry–she’s fine!  Jed napped in the stroller the entire time.

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Organizing the “quash.”

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She stopped to have a quick dance in the parking lot.

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When did she get so big?

Sorry these Jed pics are kinda blurry…

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Happy, happy baby.

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Watching sister paint.

 

 

 

Feeling better.

The babies are just a little under the weather, but they’re doing much better.  I kept Eliza home from Mother’s Day Out today because she woke in the night several times and I was worried she was getting a cough.

Turns out she was fine all day, aside from a runny nose.  Bonus: she didn’t even need a nap!  And we could play outside since the weather was beautiful.  Third night of bad sleep in a row + no nap from Eliza = tired Amy.  Oh, well!  It’s the job I signed up for :-)

Can we just keep our kids in a plastic bubble until cold/flu/horrifying virus season is over?  Pretty please?

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You woke up at ____________.

HA!!  What a timely journal topic for today.  Well let’s see–between the two kids and their stuffy noses, I woke up at 10:15pm, 11:45,  1:30…I lost track after awhile.  I guess I officially woke for the day around 5:45.  I never knew it was possible to function on such broken sleep!

Colds.

Sorry I’ve slacked on the blog last night and tonight.  The babies have stuffy noses, so I haven’t had much sleep lately :-(

We should (hopefully) be back on track tomorrow!

My little pumpkins.

So thankful for these precious little ones!

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I can’t believe he’s already feeding himself!

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It finally occurred to me to change my camera to “sports setting” so I can take pics of Eliza while she’s zooming around the house.

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Counting her little pumpkins from the pumpkin patch.

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You have no patience for _________.

Shopping for clothes.

The kids are easy to shop for–they look adorable in everything.  I’m talking about clothes for myself.  My child-free minutes are precious and few, and the last thing I want spend them on is trying on clothes.  We’ll be going to a wedding in North Dakota soon, and I need a few more winter things, so I guess I need to go to TJ Maxx or something.  Do you think anyone will notice if I just wear my old maternity clothes?

Baby Derek.

Derek is one of my favorite shows on Netflix (starring Ricky Gervais).  Here is Jed dressed as the main character:

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If you haven’t watched the show…you should!  It’s just hilarious.

 

I love this time of year.

And Eliza loves Halloween decorations!  She loves seeing “punkees” and “goats” everywhere!

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“Hi, Goat! Whooooo!”

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What is your biggest dream?

I have several:

For my children to grow up to be kind, hardworking, brave, and happy.

For everyone I love to enjoy good health for many, many years.

For a house elf to magically appear and stay forever.

Smiles!

Eliza’s teacher texted me during school today.  She wanted to let me know that Eliza and one of her friends caught the giggles and couldn’t stop laughing at each other.   Gosh, I wish I could’ve seen that!  I bet it was adorable!

 

She absolutely loves Mother’s Day Out, which makes me so happy!  In the mornings, when I say, “It’s time to go to school!”, her face lights up and she RUNS to the front door.  I hope she’s always this enthusiastic about school!

Jedster and I had a great time hanging out while she was there:

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Are you happy with your choices today?

I sure am!

The house is a mess, I haven’t even completely unpacked from our trip yet, and the bathrooms really need a good scourging.  But you know what I did while Eliza was at school? I took Jed to library storytime, I ate a leisurely lunch, I surfed the internet, I read a book, and I practiced piano.  Today more than compensated for Eliza’s refusal to nap yesterday.

I’m REALLY happy with my choices today.

Speaking of surfing the internet, here are two gems I found:

Funny Parenting Tweets (I can relate to several of these.)

It’s Like They Know Us (This blogger finds random stock photos on the internet and adds HILARIOUS captions.  I guess you need a special sense of humor for this.)

 

 

 

Fall is here!

We sure have enjoyed the lovely weather!  It’s an absolute joy to play outside without being miserably hot.  I hope we have more days like this!

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Pointing out her two new caterpillar friends. She named them “Dack” and “Back.”

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This little man is sitting up like a champ now! Can you believe he’s six months old?!

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Eliza went on a nap strike today :-(

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Sibling love!

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Do you have any new friends?

I’ve made several amazing new mom friends now that Eliza attends school and MOPS has started back up.  It’s really nice to be around other women who are going through the  same crazy/beautiful life phase.  As many of you know, baby/toddlerhood is relentless, all-consuming, and magnificent.  It can be difficult to carve out adult time, and my mom friends really get that.  I’m grateful for the new ones I’ve made here in Corpus, and for my high school friends back in Southeast Texas.  I’m so happy I got to visit with them while we were there!

And even more pics!

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