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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Stop the ride, I'm ready to get off

We are now on day 9 of a merry-go-round of illness. Up and down, from one person to another, watch those symptoms swirl and swap owners in a dizzying kaleidoscope of sniffles. Just when you think the ride is slowing and it's time to rejoin the world, here we go again!

I've been right there in the thick of it, and still feel so so so not worthy of my membership in the human race. Last night welcomed a surprise double ear infection on Chloe and a burning up fever on Calvin into bed with me. Sandwiched between the two of their needy little bodies was my 32 week pregnant, coughing self. Oh, the sleeplessness of last night!!

So there's my update. Probably wish I'd just kept up the posting silence, but oh well!! As soon as there's actual real health, we'll emerge from this cocoon and start schooling and living again. I can't wait!!


Friday, March 14, 2008

Why, Congress...WHY??

Things the little cherubs fought over during dinner last night:

Who had to pick up Calvin's fork that fell during dinner.
Who GOT to pick up said fork.
Who got to hand it to him.
Calvin fought over who would be privileged to hand him the utensil.
Whose bow tie pasta looked more like a butterfly. Whose looked more like a bow tie.
Who had more yucky yucky onions in their sauce.
Etc, etc, etc.

Daylight Savings Time, I blame the week that we've been having on YOU!!! Losing an hour's sleep then making the blasted sun go down so much later so my kids in their west facing windows have no chance of sleep before 8:30 instead of the previously blissful 7:15. Your fault, DST. And I'm not going to forget about it anytime soon.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Finished projects

My sweet little niece had her first birthday today. I wanted to make something for her, so decided to embroider a little shirt. I kinda procrastinated until the afternoon of the party, but amazingly enough was able to finish. Actual finished projects are a rarity for me, so I'm posting pictures.

And just because they're so dang cute, Calvin and cousin Janey at the aquarium.


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Daily moments

There's a point in my day where, every time it happens, I'm startled that yet another day has sped by.

Each night I tuck my babies in bed, and when it's Calvin's turn we read three books, always the same ones, and the first is always Goodnight Moon. I open that book and look at him snuggled in his big boy bed, and I'm every night amazed that another day has passed so quickly.

We read through his books; I don't look at the words because the books are such an ingrained part of life by now. Each time we get to, "goodnight comb, and goodnight brush," Calvin starts to chuckle. Then I flip the page and he belly laughs, "Goodnight NOBODY!!" then we recite together, "goodnight mush."

Such simple moments, but they are part of the beauty of this life that we've created here.

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

Little sponge

We've been listening to a classical CH for kids in the car lately, and I was playing a kind of 'name that tune' game with them. They had to guess the composer and the name of the piece. We've listened to it a bunch of times, so they're quite familiar with the pieces by now.

Hungarian Rhapsody came on, and I asked the girls who composed it. They thought and thought for a while, then I heard a tiny Calvin voice pipe up, "FranList, dat's Franlist!!"

Yes, my two year old can recognize Franz Liszt! I've been laughing all day about this. Of course, he calls Fur Elise and Beethoven's 5th both 'Baby Einstein', cause that's where he first heard them!

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