Friday, May 8, 2009

Weekend Update...Milestones

Sunday...My gosh I had to rest!

Monday' s are always good for preparing for the week. It was a lovely day so I left the back door open and let some air in....and a giant bug that I STILL can't find. I put on my hat, in case it was to fly into my hair and then I couldn't see up to where it might be. I decided that ignorance is bliss. You know how we had lots of rain over the weekend? I somehow forgot about that and let the kids out to the mud! My inner Kate Gosselin was all freaked out and we had to have bath time at 4:30pm and Mallory was mad at me because she thought she had to go to bed. Ever give a cat a bath? Ever give a 22 pound cat a bath? That's what it was like! When Calvin got home he had a heart to heart talk with Alex and they made a decision to take down the crib. Mommy cried.

Tuesday is when all the action seems to happen! We made a trip to Wal-Mart and Alex helped me remember what we were shopping for. He is sure becoming helpful! We decided to do a little craft project that required Glow In The Dark Paint. We have made a little tent with a sheet over the top half of Alex's big boy bed and we thought it would look cool with some stars painted on it. We also needed some more jammies for the little boy that is growing faster than weeds! He picked out a lovely Minnie Mouse NIGHTGOWN but I talked him into the Thomas PJ's. We came home, painted the sheet and then I decided to really get crazy and I got out the poster paints that we bought the kids for Christmas. They had a blast! And then Mallory, covered in paint...took off running up the stairs leaving a trail of green in her path!

Here is Mallory celebrating Jen Lancaster Day.

Wednesday I got the brilliant idea that I should try working out while the kids play in the basement. My home Gym IS in the kids' playroom afterall. It worked out great! I only had to jump off the elliptical a couple times to break up fights and I now have no excuse whatsoever to exercise. I should start shrinking any day now....

Thursday is a super busy day! We are getting ready for our trip to Denver, leaving early Friday morning. I asked the kids to pack a cloth shopping bag with toys they wanted to bring to Nana's house. Mallory was the first to return with her contained books and the coffee mug from her play kitchen. That's what I'm bringing too! Books and Coffee! Gosh I love this kid. Alex returned soon after with a building from his Thomas Train, Sam and some wooden blocks. I asked if this was all he was bringing and he said YEP. I said, 'what about some track?' Oh yeah he said and ran off. He returned with TWO pieces of track. Then I asked about trains. Oh yeah and off again. Then I said 'what about cars Alex, do you need any cars?' Oh yeah! He was channeling Steve was hilarious!

Friday, we are on our way.....see you on Monday!


  1. I hope you have an awesome weekend! I'm sure some blog-worthy stuff will happen :-)

  2. Have a wonderful trip! Glad you found a way to workout while the kids play! Atta girl!

  3. Have a great weekend, and a very Happy Mother's Day!

  4. I'm just lovin' Mallory.

    It just dawned on me that your kids are named after Family Ties characters....

    Have a great trip and Happy Mother's Day!

  5. Have a great trip :) Happy Mother's Day!

  6. Have a great trip! I love this idea of the weekly update that you post. I may just have to steal (bloglift?) the idea for my blog! And there is something for you over on my blog so check it out when you can! :-)

  7. At least Alex didn't want to sleep in the panties he picked out for you at Target. But I'm sure they would've looked great with the nightgown!

    Have fun in Denver!

  8. Have so much fun in Denver!

    If DC makes your fat disappear, then kidnap him and mail him to me so he can all "presto chango" my fat away too.

    I realize shipping him will be expensive, but I'm dedicated to my goal, so I'll pay whatever it takes. Keep that in mind.

    You're such an awesome mom spending all of that time with your kids and letting them paint. your books! You're setting a great example by sharing.

    Did Mallory get to enjoy some white russians, too? Please say yes. Please. *fingers crossed*

  9. 1. The fact that you HAD "Jen Lancaster Day" when "Pretty in Plaid" was released simultaneously cracked me up and made me slap my forhead and shout, "Now why didn't I think of that? Brilliant!"

    2. I FLEW through it faster than I did "Bitter." It was THAT good. But not my favorite -- that belongs to "Bright Lights."

    Which leads me to 3. Way to start your daughter out early. That photo is adorable. :-)


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