Saturday, January 30, 2010

What IS today


I have become a minimalist.
I am really close to convincing N that Charlie should be put back on the Feingold Diet.
We got 7 inches of snow!!!

What I dream to live in one day... or something cool like this.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

random events that made me feel better

I have been feeling good this week.  I read somewhere that January 17th/18th are the most depressed days of the year.  The peak for lack of seritonin and vitamin D. I was definitely feeling pretty slow last week.  I think we all were feeling it.  I think I started feeling better after a fondue book club.  I love this book club I am apart of.  There is no pressure to read a book, you get to choose from an array of books, chat with other mom friends and eat really great food! 
Charlie's bed was turned into a pirate ship  with a plank and achor by N. 
Nobody is more fun and hands-on that Charlie and Mary Kate's Dad
Benji's super hero party was a hit.  Who is under that transformer helmet?  (Thank you to the England's for lending the costumes)  MK went as superman.  She loves to run around the house with her blankie on her back yelling "ooperman"
You know those moments that make you crazy but laugh at the same time. 
My entire cabinet was emptied and thrown down the stairs by these two rascals
Just a few things that made me smile.  What makes you smile?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Wind whipping on the mountain

The pictures probably don't depict the actual coldness on top of the mountain, but man that wind was whipping.  We didn't last long on Bear's Den but it was a beautiful view as always.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

In love with a vampire and tired bells

I finally found an easy read and loved every minute of it.  This high school novel got me threw reruns of shows and I think I am in love with a vampire.  Sorry honey, Edward Cullen, what a man. 

Monday night we took Charlie to a bell choir performance at Upperville's Episcopal Church. Had my doubts taking a rambunctious 3 year old to a bell performance in a church. We told him it was a castle church and you had to be quiet. There we were, surrounded by old people, all my three year old wanted to do was "go to the castle jail". He made it through 2 1/2 bell songs and let out a huge huff and puff. We flew out of there. Most people take their toddlers to Sesame Street Live or The Wiggles, but I bet not many people have attempted a bell choir. On the way home, Mommy was a little frustrated with Charlie, but can I blame him? We asked what he like the best, he said, "uhhh, it's just that the bells specially tire me"!

Me too Charlie!

Pics of Charlie in the pew, making funny faces while we wait for the bells

Monday, January 11, 2010

Cabin Fever

It is COLD!  This weekend we all got a bit of cabin fever.  Saturday evening we decided to take the kids bowling.  We arrived at the cosmic bowling alley and so did 4 other parties before us.  So... what do you do when you have to tell your three year old we aren't going to bowl afterall?  You take him through a car wash and then to Chick-Filet's indoor playground.  Yes, not what we expected but it worked.

Sunday was filled with stares out the window, painting, and my all-time favorite movie, My Neighbor Totoro.  The kids love Totoro and I LOVE TOTORO!  It is the sweetest movie I have ever seen.  There are no evil characters and the main characters are not brats nor do they have huge egos. 

Monday, January 4, 2010

Time to make the doughnuts!

It has been a lovely and relaxing holiday.  Ready to return to a more structured day.  I crave structure in my life.  I started reading the first book of the Twilight series (thanks to a wonderful regift exchange from Nicole...more about that awesome idea later) and I am feeling like I could actually get into it.  Charlie is spending some special one-on-one time with his Mimi today and a little overnight.  My MIL loves these grandchildren more than anything.  She apologized for not taking Mary Kate this time but she wanted to hang with just Charlie boy.  She said that she gets to know them more one-on-one.  It is so true and I can certainly take that wisdom and love and put it toward my own life.  One of my many goals this year is to spend more one-on-one time with my kids.