You guessed it--
It's snowing AGAIN!!
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Noah got a bath toy! Way cool!! Still have to give it a try but it's sure to be a hit.
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Grandma Arlene entertains the troops. Noah gets to know Grandpa Werner.
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This first on I will title: Oh, Brother!!!
As usual, I was sitting at the computer. I have put the laptap on the dining room table which is right next to the porch. The kids were in the porch watching TV and playing when Mya says "MOM, Noah bit me!!!" I turn around and step into the porch asking "He bit you?". Crying, she says "Yes, he bit me on the Butt." I was in dismay and had to ask "On the butt?!" and of course, slipped her jeans and panties down to check it out. Sure enough, there was a big mark on her hiney!! We cover up the area and I set Noah on the sofa, scolding him about biting. Then Mya says, "Mommy, it's red. I need a bandaid." Well, it was red and we have a no blood, no bandaid rule. This boo-boo nearly drew blood. So, we head off to the bathroom just off our bedroom (Keith put the Dora bandaids in there for safe keeping.) and I tell Noah to stay on the sofa cuz he was naughty and bit Mya. In our bedroom, I get a bandaid and apply it to the affected area and life is better. However, Mya did tell me a few minutes later that her butt hurt!!
The second story is called "Will you marry me daddy?"
We are having dinner one evening, apparently discussing old age when Keith turns to Mya and asks if she will take care of him when he is old. Her reply, "I will bury you." Thinking she was like so many other little girls who want to marry their daddy, I asked if she meant "marry" you. She said, "No, I will bury you . . . in the dirt." Guess that's what happens when you tell your kids that the cat and dog died because they were old (and have them watch while you bury them.)
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With all of us sniffling, I am considering changing my stock portfolio to include a large investment in the Kleenex Company. Feels like Noah needs his nose wiped every 5 minutes and I'm using lots of them too.
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Thank you so much Steph, Duane and Nicholas. You made our day!!!!!!!
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Noah woke up Saturday afternoon with a dirty pullup-he has not done that since we got him. He also had a fever and started throwing up soon after his nap. It was a fun filled night here. The fever was bad throughout today but after some ibuprofen, he perked up enought to play with Mya for a while.
Yes, I feel that bad!!!!!
Can hardley watch TV.
Maybe some rootbeer will help.
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For some crazy reason, the kids are waking up just after 6 AM. Too early for me!! Do you all think the time change will fix that?? Hmmm . . . we'll see. Anyway, they ate breakfast cereal first thing and I made a pot of coffee--I think I need a bigger pot cuz it's only a 4 cupper. At 8:30, Mya asked for spaghetti. What's a mom to say?? It's nutritious. So, I heated it up and let them chow down, hoping that would keep them full for a while.
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This is one of our many snacking episodes. The kids did not fill up on this 10:00 cereal break. So, I got out the frying pan and made scrambled eggs at 10:30 AM. I guess it's normal to eat about every two hours but I'm running out of creative semi-nutritious things to give to my bottomless pits. :o) If you have any great ideas, feel free to comment.
Today we went to the daycare center to retrieve Mya's winter clothes. I leave snowpants and boots there so that I don't have to bring them every time. Since the stores don't have any more snow boots, we need that set of boots for Mya and the others will be Noah's. Fortunately, Kim at the Seventh Diamond sent us some snow pants that fit perfectly. Noah is now set to play outside for more than 3 minutes. In another month we probably won't need snow gear at all--yee haw!
Time for nap soon. Noah went down well today. I spent a couple minutes rubbing his tummy and then left. Seems to have worked. I'm fighting a cold/cough. So, I'll lay down too. It's not a bad cough--just bothersome at night.
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So, I am doing pretty well. I only had one moment where I thought I might have to run away today. The circles under my eyes are larger than prior to the trip but should get smaller in about 18-20 years.
Oh, I suppose you were wondering how the kids were adjusting?! Well, they are typical. Mya gets mad cuz Noah wants her stuff. Noah hits with no apparent reason. Erin is busy with life but has been home a bit more and helps out as able.
Noah can eat more than I think one 2.5 yr old should. I think he could eat constantly if allowed. That explains the 35 lbs. He's doing quite well. I don't think I have ever met a more huggy, smiley boy. However, he has mastered the knack of the mischievous look. You know, looking out of the corner of your eye with a smirk on your face. So fitting of our family!
The crying before nap was actually quite short today - less than 10 min. Considering Mya could cry for hours on end when she first came home, I keep thinking something is wrong.
Last night was tough, though. Mya took a late nap (see photo above) and didn't want to sleep 'til 11 PM. She also has regressed to needing Murphy all the time and a piece of her "pink". (You may remember that the cliptomaniac cut up the pink cloth and now we only have about 5 4x4 inch pieces somewhere in this house.) At one point, both Mya and Noah were bawling full tilt (Keith was sawing wood across the hall). I put Noah back in the crib and let him cry to sleep again and Mya stayed in the porch with me, waiting for the storm to pass. Then, it was off to bed for her, with Murphy and a piece of pink in tow. No more than 3 minutes later, there was a knock at my bedroom door. It was Mya. She had lost her teeny-tiny pink somewhere in her bed. (Insert rolling eyes.) Thankfully we found a piece of that ridiculous cloth and I convinced her that it would have to suffice. (All this time I'm wondering why a full size pink waffle textured blanket is not good enough.) This morning, I woke to a little voice saying something, possibly mama. It's good that they are sharing a room cuz I think seeing Mya helped.
So today has been filled with typical sibling conflict and cooperation. Just wish the cooperation out weighed the conflict but that will come.
I suspect that Steffie will be laughing her way through this post. If so, go ahead, cuz laughter is good medicine and it sure beats crying. ;)
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