Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
After I accomplished running the 5 mile race, I took a running hiatus. I'm still trying to find balance to fitting running in my schedule. The time change is really going to make it more difficult. I can't run in the dark because I can't see well. My solution is to either get up early and run or get a double jogging stroller and go around 5pm. The morning might work since the sun will be rising earlier and I could go before the boys wake up. I like the idea of going around 5 so I can get it done before Eric gets home and then make dinner. Now we just have to see if the boys will sit in the stroller for 45 minutes!
I'm happy that I dusted off my running shoes!
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Austin is such a little stinker. He is smiling so big in this picture because he knows he is not suppose to be carrying this basket of no nos. In the other picture he was throwing blocks and then saying "uh oh!" like it was an accident. He is so funny and always keeps Eric and I laughing. He is such a bright part of our family and we wouldn't trade him for anything.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
It's quite challenging to have the house stay clean with three toddler boys running around. Most days I attempt to keep the toys picked up throughout the day. Every night we put everything back in it's place and start all over again the next day. It's a never ending cycle. The same cycle happens on my kitchen floor. The kids eat at least 4 times a day in their chairs in the kitchen. They are messy little stinkers and always manage to get gunk on the floor. Thank goodness I do have an automatic vacuum cleaner named Kirby (the dog, not the brand) to take care of the large chunks of food. For the ground in gunk, I have to get on my hands and knees with a Clorox wipe and scrub it. This ritual happens after every meal for the most part. I won't even bother explaining the carpet issues. Sometimes it all gets to me and I boycott the floors for a while until I can't stand it. It's a never ending cycle of sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, wiping slimy fingerprints off windows and furniture and wiping down counters.
Whew, I feel better. Thanks. Now back to cleaning.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
The truth is that this morning was tough! Austin is challenging us to see what he can get away with. He refuses to sit down in his high chair or bathtub, isn't napping well and throws fits often now. Eric and I are doing our best to be consistent and follow through with what we say. I think he is hitting the terrible twos early! I don't see any new teeth coming in, so I'm not sure what is bothering him. He is such a sweet, happy little guy normally, so I hate that he is going through such a rough time!
Austin's day was much brighter after his nap. He woke up happy and ready to play. Erica, Grace and Carter came over to cheer him up and they all had a great time playing outside. Erica also brought over some ice cream. They were all jumping up and down with excitement.
Later we headed outside and the boys jumped in Tye's bouncy. Nothing else can cheer up boys like ice cream and jumping!
Austin likes to build too, but he thinks it is more fun to destroy things. He loves tearing down all the things Ethan builds.
Eric's mom saved all of Eric's little Lego pieces from when he was young.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Here are just some of the things that make my sister a great sister:
- She took me on dates with Russell when she was 18 and I was 9.
- She played dolls with me.
- She let me sleep with her in her waterbed.
- She let me stay with her for the weekend when she was in college and I was in elementary school.
- She came to my high school and college graduations.
- She drove from out of town to see me when I was in the hospital with scarlet fever, but couldn't come in the room because Taylor was just a baby.
- She took me on a tour of SWT with her best friend who was an alumni so I would know my way around town.
- She was my matron of honor in our wedding.
- She was in the room with me when both of my babies were born.
Sherry is a great big sister and I love her very much! Happy Birthday!
We also went to a pumpkin patch in Georgetown off 29. It was a great patch and they had lots of spots to take pictures. There were no ants either! The boys had a great time crawling all over the pumpkins. I can't wait to go back when the weather cools down!
Friday, October 19, 2007
Come on and join in on the game,
The boys have really enjoyed learning new songs and making art work. They are at a really fun age! Here is the video of the boys singing with their grandma. Notice Ethan is wearing his favorite rubber boots. Sorry the video is sideways! I'm a rookie blogger!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The thing I am most excited about is you can have your blog archived into a book to keep forever. I love the idea of reading a book years from now about my life when the kids were babies. I'm a big scrapbooker, so it's the perfect daily scrapbook. For more info on how to have your blog made into a book, visit http://www.blurb.com/.
It's really easy to start a blog and super easy to add new entries. You should make one too!