Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Dan is a rock star and puts the little people to bed EVERY night. Some nights when they go up, I breathe a sigh of relief, feeling proud we all made it through and had a few laughs a long the way. We have been trying to help Micah poop in the potty (he did, after all state it as his 2013 goal).

To say he is struggling with it would be an understatement. Dan and I have had way too many conversations about how to help him. No action yet. So, after tonight's try, I cashed in this baby.

Silas tried his hand at potty training too. Privacy people!! He makes me laugh. A LOT! He loves to put stickers on his forehead.

Micah is a lovey-bear all the way. He has so many funny things he says right now. Immediately, after he sneezes, he says "Bless you, Micah!". When you ask him what he is doing, he says "Good". Every time. Whenever I say "Good job, Micah!", he says "You're welcome!"

I've been working on some canvases and having fun being a little creative.  These two are still a work in progress. I'll re-post when they are finished.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I decided that I would just blog from the pictures I take each day. There are normally quite a few. Lots of cute subjects!

These boys, Silas especially, will spend a very long time cutting, coloring and taping. I put up with the paper waste and mess for the moments of contentment, creativity and above guessed it....QUIET!

Silas got upset because his "sister and brother left him behind". They just went down the basement ahead of him, but you can feel his pain, right?

Seth and Sophie had a piano recital today at a nursing home (I feel like that isn't a politically correct name, but I'm not sure what it should be). They were cute. The boys had to be "plugged in" to keep the disturbances down. They did do a little lacing too. Don't worry we are always teaching :)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Dental Takeover

5 of the 7 of us had dentist appointments today. Needless to say, we kind of invade the place. The kids love the dentist and the cheap, little toys they get after their cleaning. Sophie and Silas had about 100 questions about everything around. Silas' 100 were really just the same question over and over. "What is that?" Sophie had some more complicated ones, such as "Richard (our favorite hygienist), did I get bubble gum or cotton candy tooth paste last time?". I'm sure he takes copious notes on her choices.  Micah sat perfectly still with a cheesy grin on his face the whole time. Makenzie had a snow (really  ice) today. It was a strange day because, she was off school as were a lot of districts and it was almost 50!  She, as usual, was a champ and ran a daycare in the waiting room. Complete with correcting Sophie's math. She is good people! 

Not a great picture, but I felt like Richard was being a good sport, so I'd cut him a break.

Check out those pearly whites!!!

We went out to Panera for soup after our appointments.  Sophie added a new potential job to her list today as well. Apparently, the parking attendant taking tickets and money seems pretty compelling!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Google plus awesomeness!!!

Just figured out how to add photos right from my phone (the only way I take pictures). Maybe I will blog more??