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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

12 on the 12th

Tuesday, February 12th

I woke up to Callie showing me my broken glasses. I'd set them on the floor next to the bed (I don't have a nightstand) as I was going to sleep, so when she came in to say good morning she stepped on them & snapped them in half before she could even wake me up & greet me. She took them into the other room & was trying to hide them when she was caught and then instructed to tell me what had happened. Great way to start the day!


I love our elliptical machine! What a great purchase! I generally use it 4 times a week (this morning being one of my 4).


Callie's always loved books & reading and she picks up books even more now that I've mostly stopped turning on the tv during the day.



I don't enjoy laundry. It usually takes us running out of underwear or jeans before I wash several loads, dump them on the floor (where they stay for a couple days), and then finally spend an hour or more folding! It's a vicious cycle! (Callie took this picture!)


Jack is asking to pee on the toilet more & more! He gets an m&m when he does it.


The kids are ready for a trip to Laughlin (30 mins.) to go to the outlet mall (specifically Osh Kosh & Gap - my favs!). Notice the short sleeves? It was like 65 when we left Kingman, & Laughlin/Bullhead are usually about 10 degrees warmer! Osh Kosh had some great deals, like jeans for $12.50. If you buy little Levi's at WalMart they're $15 or $16!


I took them to ride on a couple of the little coin rides since they behaved so wonderfully in the first couple of stores. I also treated them to white chocolate dipped pretzel rods - it's a good way to keep them busy for a little bit while shopping & the white chocolate isn't usually too messy.


It was too late on Monday night to do Family Night so we had it Tuesday night instead. We made Valentines for each other & the kids had a great time cutting & gluing & eating glue-covered conversation hearts! Thank goodness for non-toxic glue! After we'd finished all the Valentines & were cleaning up Jack started eating the hearts off the Valentine that Callie had made for me. She was SO sad! Not because Jack was eating the candy so much as the fact that he "ruined my mom's Valentine!"


After making Valentines we baked Choclate Crinkles. They were delicious! I'd never made them before & was suprised when I'd started making them the night before that I had to refrigerate the dough (I hadn't read through the whole recipe)! It was almost like brownie batter consistency before refrigeration & I wasn't sure how they'd turn out but they did!


Getting the kids to bed is not enjoyable, except for the fact that when it's done (and they're asleep) we can finally relax! The routine is pj's, brush teeth, read a story, lights out & family prayer, and then tuck into bed. Very often Callie gets out of bed once or twice. Usually we take away her dolls for 3 minutes when she does this in hopes that she'll realize we're not messing around, but there have been many nights that the dolls are taken away a second time. I think it's time to go back to Jo's bedtime method (Supernanny).


This is typical after getting the kids to bed. And notice that Jonny has the remote? WTC? How does he end up in control so often? :)


Jeremiah & I played a couple heated games of Wheel of Fortune in our room before bedtime! Look at the focus as he spins the wheel! I'm much better at Wheel of Fortune than he is! :)

5 talk to me:

La Familia Mata said...

I hear you on the laundry! No fun for sure. The cookies look yummy. Cute Valentine's too!

Jessica said...

What a fun mom you are. You look fantastic btw!

Janelle said...

Is it hard living with your brother in law. I even hate it when Brad has the remote and not me. I like your valentine traditions. I am going to make homemade valentines next year with the hearts. You know I don't mind laundry, but I will not clean a toilet that has been used by a man. Laundry is about the only cleaning that gets done at my house. Hope you dilated some!

Chelsea said...

i have a recipe for those cookies, (the ones I sell online) but I don't know how they compare to yours. they just end up looking the same-ish when they're done but oh my gosh they're so good. Even Ryan, who doesn't really like cookies, liked them enough that he suggested I give someone the recipe after he raved about them. I'd give you the recipe, but it would cost you your 3rd-born child.

Also, that picture of Jack on the toilet cracks me up. I even IMed Teege when I saw it. Why is he only wearing one sock?

Dansie Family said...

i hate laundry too. i only do it every two weeks or so and then it takes me another 2 weeks to get it folded and put away. a very vicious cycle.