Sunday, February 28, 2010

In her own words...

Last week Hannah brought home her school journal. She's in 2nd grade this year, and its so fun to read what she has to say about her life. Here are a few of my favorites:

"What would my job be?: What would my job be? Oh, I don't know. Maybe I need to think. Maybe...oh, no. Maybe that? No, that's too hard. I give up. I don't have anything. I'll just be me. Ok, I don't need a job. I'm just a regular person."

"Free Write: Did you know that me and my cousins have a very good time together?We make experiments and we have hot chocolate together and make forts and secret passages and we rescue animals and we all like animals. I like my cousins! Me and my cousins have lots of fun."
"How I would change a rock: I can change a rock because maybe if you take a rock and put in water and wait a day, maybe it will change."

"Naughty or Nice: This year I have been nice and naughty. But I will get presents. Every year I get presents."

Christian and I had a pretty good laugh reading her journal. I bet it will only get more fun as she gets older!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Laundry and/or dishes

...This is the chore that never ends! Yes, it goes on and on, my friend. Some people started doing it, not knowing what it was, and they'll continue doing it forever just because...

...This is the chore that never ends! Yes, it goes on and on, my friend. Some people started doing it, not knowing what it was, and they'll continue doing it forever just because...

...This is the chore that never ends! Yes, it goes on and on, my friend. Some people started doing it, not knowing what it was, and they'll continue doing it forever just because...

...This is the chore that never ends! Yes, it goes on and on, my friend. Some people started doing it, not knowing what it was, and they'll continue doing it forever just because...


How can I make it stop?!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bloody Monday

We had quite a bit of blood flowing on Monday (I know, aren't you glad I'm sharing?)

The boys have a sports class at the YMCA every Monday, which they love, but last Monday Aaron feel on his way to class, splitting his lower lip, and then fell again during class, cutting his top lip. Poor guy! What a way to end his class! Even aside from a whole lot of blood, his lips became very swollen--he looked like a little birdy with a very red beak!
Nathan still had a great time. Daddy took a break from work to watch Nathan play, and afterwards, we got to go to lunch together! Fun times!
That afternoon, amid another wrestling match between the kids, Hannah lost her 3rd tooth...and now has quite the gap!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pop goes the Wesel!

When I met my buddy Jessica, she didn't want another baby. She wanted a dog. Last winter, they got a big, gorgeous dog...and he bit her, so she gave it back and got pregnant instead. Didn't anyone tell her babies do worse than biting?!

Joking aside, I was pretty happy to throw a baby shower for the Wesels last weekend. For someone who doesn't like being in charge of things, I've had a lot to plan lately! Jessica is somewhat unconventional, so I wanted to do a less-conventional baby shower. Her husband, Kevin, didn't want to be left out, so we invited all the husbands (some were less than excited about the idea, but I think we won them over). We supplied the kids with mini-corn dogs, grapes, cookies, a movie, and requested they stay in the basement, which they *almost* did.

We basically enjoyed an evening of food and chatting. Because it was a baby shower, we had to have a game, so I chose a simple matching game: played like Memory, once you match two baby-related words, you win a corresponding candy bar (ex.:lactose intolerant=milk duds, conception= skor, delivery=push pop), and then the highlight of the night, a Jessica pinata, which the guys were very happy to help break open (only took a few hits!). (Inside was candy, of course, and some little plastic naked babies)(Kevin posting with his wife's likeness)

I made a smaller one for the kids, so they didn't feel left out (theirs wasn't shaped like a pregnant lady).I had a lot of help, so thanks to everyone who helped with food and keeping me sane (ish).
Good times, good friends, and hopefully soon, a cute baby!

February news

What we've been up to:

Friday night the girls went to Hannah's school's Daddy-Daughter dance
I played around with Rachel's hair before church. One of the benefits of afternoon church--lots of time to primp!
At the baby shower, we debated the value of large purses (vs diaper bags), while Christian took one for a road test. I think it works!
Due to a series of "accidents", we are retraining Nathan to use the potty...with success! Hopefully this time it sticks!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Things that go {bump} in the night~

Our little Aaron is a funny kid. I sort of forgot that he isn't a baby anymore. He's actually growing up! My first clue should have been the complete sentences, unprompted "please-and-thank-you's", and his ability to watch an entire full-length Disney movie. Anyway, I thought it might be time to switch him to a toddler bed. We did the switch about a week ago. I was shocked--he stayed put! I guess he really is growing up! He doesn't even fight me at nap time--he loves his new bed. We've discovered one little problem, though.
Aaron is a pacifier boy, but he also likes to soothe himself by rocking himself to sleep. He'll lay on his front with his knees under him and rock. He especially likes to bump him head against something (which is why the front of his hair is often a tangled mess). In his crib it didn't matter too much because of the bumper--we'd hear the squeak of the crib frame as he rocked, but it wasn't bad. Now he likes to bump his head against the wall, or wooden bed frame. Since putting him in his new bed, he wakes us up every morning, and sometimes through the night, with a loud, and somewhat painful sounding, bump, bump bump... (And yeah, we've tried surrounding his bed with extra blankets or pillows, putting padding between the bed and wall...but still he finds a way.)
Not too long before he starts putting a dent in the wall!

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday, from the Green kids!