Thursday, February 21, 2008

Super Babies: The Embodiment of Evil ~

What was Nick Jr thinking when they decided to air Dora the Explorer: Super Babies? I'd like to ask the author what would inspire him to make Dora's twin siblings capable of super powers? I now have a 2-year-old that thinks she's 'super'; she scales tables, sofas, chairs, beds, the hearth, raises her arms in the air, jumps, and yells, "SUPER BABY!" She has zero fear and even less common sense. Let's hope she doesn't think her new sibling is born with the ability to fly or we could be in some serious trouble!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Bump ~ Who we now officially know is a girl (I called it!). Here was our 3D from our 24-week appointment, the mess on the left side is actually the umbilical cord. So, I have roughly 15 weeks to figure out a name for this little princess...yikes!

Friday, February 08, 2008

The Naked Chef ~

I found this apron and hat at Target for $5.99 and the kids love it! Camdyn decided to make eggs for me this morning. Apparently, she had to take a call from her agent amidst the meal preparation.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Valentine's Day 2008 ~
I got a surprise, early Valentine's gift from Clyde and the kids today...M&M's that say 'Love Always' and 'Ri, Coop, Cam, TK' (TK is nickname I've called Clyde since we were first dating). Riley picked the colors, red and blue. What a cute and yummy idea! =)

Cooper's Romance ~
Cooper was in our bedroom playing Zelda on the xbox with Riley, they were quiet and staying out of trouble...or so we thought. Clyde went down the hall to check on them and, as soon as he entered the hallway, it struck him. There was a strong, overpowering smell emanating from our bedroom. He took a few steps into the room and about fell over...there Cooper sat at the edge of our bed, with a cloud of Ralph Lauren Romance hanging above his head. I'm not quite sure how many squirts he used, but from the strength of the smell coming from him, I'd guess he bathed in it.

We got him in the shower, where Clyde washed him with soap and shampoo and soap and shampoo...meanwhile, I cleaned up the bathroom. I found a hand towel that he had obviously used in an effort to erase the if that was possible. Needless to say, the towel is now gone. Even after the shower, he still reeks. I have to say, I feel sorry for his teachers and classmates, he's going to Peppy La Peu them tomorrow, no doubt!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Snow Tunnels ~
Mother Nature just dumped a foot, plus of snow on us...I haven't heard the official amount yet; schools were canceled, a snow emergency was declared in Asbury, banks were closed, my work closed early (no work tonight, bonus!). Everyone and everything stayed inside waiting out the storm...well, everyone but the kids! Riley and Cooper were dying to get outside since they woke up this morning, but they didn't go out until late this afternoon when the snow finally subsided. I'm quite sure they would have stayed out till dark, had we let them. They had shovels and a broom (not sure what good that did, but whatever) and they were busy making snow tunnels through the huge piles out front. I remember making them as kids, loved doing that! It's funny, now I can't spend 5 minutes out there without thinking how fricken cold out it is...but as a child I don't think the cold even registered. In fact, I vividly remember getting frostbite on at least 2 occasions...nothing a little warm tap water from the kitchen sink couldn't cure. I managed to get two pictures of them while standing on the threshold of the front door...that's as far as I ventured out.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Personal Growth ~ It became very evident today how much Riley has matured in the past year. Riley's class has a guest reader every Tuesday, parents or grandparents usually volunteer, but apparently on Monday, Riley asked her teacher if SHE could be the guest reader. Her teacher agreed and today Riley brought Arthur's Underwear from home to read outloud to everyone in her class. For a girl who not two years ago wouldn't even participate in her Christmas program, I'd say she's come a long way! Way to go, Riley Breck! =)

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Need I say more?