Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Also, since talking family here, I wanted to share something we do each night...the idea from the Ramirez family...thank you, Rich and Stef! It's called Highs and Lows. Each night Spencer shares a "high" from the day (today's: playing at Grammy & Grampy's with his cousins and having pizza) and a "low" (today's: leaving Grammy and Grampy's was hard). We talk about it, and he often asks us about our highs and lows. It has been a nice way to wind down the evening. Now Cooper is starting to add his thoughts, too. We do it after books, with the lights out, Daddy laying on the top bunk with Spencer and Mommy with Cooper on the bottom bunk.
Anyway...I know some of my readers have small children and wanted to share this small ritual that is very meaningful to us. I am all about learning rituals and making things warm and comfy at home for my family. Now that Kendall is **3 weeks old**, I need to get up and running as a mom of 3 and get us all back on track and schedule. Next up...meal planning...going to have designated nights for meals: Mondays is Mexican food (tacos, enchiladas, etc), Tuesdays is pasta, etc., etc..so it will help cut out the guesswork of "What's for dinner?", the dreaded phrase of a tired mama! :-)
Now off to bed...
(NO pictures...sorry...signed onto Joe's account on the computer...)
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Joe being gone 2 days...he went to a seminar in San Jose. But I will be glad when he is back tonight! Spencer is at Jake's, Cooper and Kendall napping...I got in a quick nap today, too!
Here are some pics of what we have been up to. Joe and the boys put together 2 rockets from a kit, and now the boys are just waiting to launch! Kendall is now 2 weeks old, and doing great! She was 8lbs at her doctor's appointment yesterday and already 20.5 inches long! The pictures above are her on her 2 week "birthday" and wearing my favorite outfit...the cutest little dress and sweater set from Diane...and it's not even pink! It's white and purple! Cooper is videotaping Kendall's first bath a few days ago. He is doing great! I was worried about him handling a new sister. He is doing fine, just being Cooper, stubborn, mischievous, and lovable! His favorite movie right now is "Cars". Spencer is doing fine, too, though he has had more trouble adjusting. He is a good listener, but not right now. Part of the problem is that he wasn't going to school every day, he was off his routine. So mama is getting her act together and getting him to school more. Luckily, I have Aunt Chelle to share carpool duties. Thanks, Michelle!!
Ok, better go do some chores while I have some peace and quiet. Have a great week!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
We're here, doing fine...enjoying life as family of 5...still making adjustments...little Miss Kendall is spoiled! But hey, you can't really spoil a newborn, right? She loves being held...and we, of course, love holding her! She still sleeps with me, too. Ahh....sweet baby love!
enjoying my time off of work. It's weird, I keep thinking it is vacation, but really, school is in session. To be honest, I don't really miss it! I think I could happily be a stay-at-home mom! Oh well, I'll enjoy this while it lasts! :-)
Been venturing out with the kids...not to the store yet, but to school. Kendall has been to Spencer's pre-school a few times now. The kids adore her! Today I took Jake home from school, too, since Spencer and Jake have been missing each other a lot. I used to drop off Spence 3X a week in the morning, and Aunt Chelle would take them to school. They both keep asking when they are going to start doing that again. So today I took all *4* to 7-11 to get slurpees...a favorite treat...they were good, but boy did I get some looks...3 boys and a tiny little girl in pink! Now the boys are playing trains.
OK, this one is for you readers out there...the Paperback Swap club (see link on the right side) is a cool thing...basically you list 10 books you wouldn't mind getting rid of and then you get 2 "credits" to order 2 books that you would want from the list of available books. Then every time a member requests a book from your list, you get a credit for another book. The club is free, but you pay the shipping costs to mail the books. Books can be sent "media mail", so it's pretty cheap. About $2-$2.50 a book to send that way. The club also has audio books and hardcovers. I've gotten a few books from my amazon wish list this way. If you are interested, let me know and I'll send you an email and I get a "free" credit for referring you! Maddie and Michelle signed up and are already getting their books. Anyway, just wanted to share...I've gotten so bad at reading my books since I can't really afford to keep buying new books all the time, and it's pretty hard to get over to the library now...so this way I am reading more! I've read 3 books since I went on maternity leave...good for me!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
A few of you have told me that you were thinking of starting a blog...it's super easy here on blogspot. It's so easy to add pictures, too, you don't even need to resize. Plus this site is free. Of course, you can add pretty banners on top...see Sally's site for some awesome examples. I haven't figured out how to do it, but also haven't spent a lot of time trying. so give it a try! It's fun!
I'll keep you posted!