Friday, October 24, 2008

Happy Friday

Today- I am working from home! This is my fancy way of saying I called in sick so I could stay home, run errands, grade papers, and clean up.

The house is a disaster but I've never been so happy to see it a mess! Yesterday we had hardwood floors installed and they are beautiful! Dusty, but Beautiful! Well- actually- EVERYTHING is dusty! If you've never seen this done, they actually cut the wood to size on site, which means IN THE HOUSE, which means- sawdust, lots of it! They did what they could to clean it up but it gets in the house and settles over the next day or so. Which means that now- about 18 hours after completion- there is dust on every surface on the first floor of my house.

SO happy though!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Another successful birthday

Yesterday we had Grant's Birthday Party. It went very well! The family was all there, the food was delicious (Thanks Moe's!), and he loved his presents!

I was so funny to see him exclaim over each new gift. Even a bag of new clothes was met with genuine excitement and the comment, "Look, New Clothes, Wow!" I hope at 13 he accepts gifts as well as he does at 3!

I love my little boy to pieces! And this week, when he drives me crazy, I will try and remember how cool he was on his birthday.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Temper, Temper!

My children have each had a temper tantrum each of the past 3 mornings.
Over things like using the potty and how many donuts are to be eaten.
While getting ready for school.
When we are already late.
Because mommy can't find anything to wear.
And daddy is rushing her.
Because, oh yes, it would be such a good idea to drive together and drop off the kids together and work together and have to leave work at the same time together and spend time at home together.

I love my children, I love my husband, I need a drink!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Have I mentioned yet...

We are working on potty training Grant.

His teachers have been bugging me since August to just put him in underwear. WELL- since I'm the one who has to do all the laundry, I held off. Finally last week, with his 3rd birthday around the corner, I gave in and sent lots of underwear and dry pants to school.

Everyday I pick up Grant, and his zipper bag full of wet underwear.
Except for yesterday! GRANT HAD A DRY DAY! I've never felt so happy to see a cubby with no zipper baggie!

Yeah Baby! You go boy!
Let's keep it up!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thought this was funny...

This has always been one of my favorite songs from the 80's and thanks to Jenny finding this on YouTube.... Too funny!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Cutie Pie!

Grant's language has finally reached a point where not only is he clearly understandable, but he understands the context of phrases. I am constantly floored by his knack of using the right phase at the right time!

While tickling him last night, I stopped to cuddle him close for a minute and he breathlessly said, "Oh, I'm laughing so hard I can't breathe!" I laughed so hard- I couldn't either!

When picking him up from his bed this morning, he said "I love you mommy, but I'm too tired to get up." I made him repeat the "I love you" part at least 3 times!

When his sister did a new gymnastics trick in the family room, he clasped his little hands together and said, "That's so cool Bri- Good Job!".

Too cute Grant-man! I love you too!