Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Terrific Tuesday

I used to get so frustrated when people did not update their blog.
I am now one of those people.
We are trying to ready for Halloween.
I walked around Walmart today and had Christmas anxiety.
Santa is on a budget.
We have too much now. I can't imagine more stuff. Stuff gets on my nerves.
We had a busy weekend with friends from college, a concert, a birthday party, and the kids singing at church Sunday night. I will put pictures up later and for sure some of Halloween.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Cookie Explosion

Here is my new thing-cookies.

For the past few days I have tried many recipes trying to find a pretty icing that tastes good. I found one and now I am a cookie making machine. This lady at Michaels was watching me check out with my various supplies and commented to Emory that her mom must have to take cookies or cupcakes to school. I said no, just a mom who loves to make cookies and cupcakes. How lucky are my children? And I let them lick the spoons!

I was watching The View today and they were talking about co-sleeping and bathing with your kids. Whoopie was saying how she never did either with her daughter and everyone else on the show did one or the other. I love taking baths with my babies. Packy and I bath almost every night and it is such a special time. He does not sleep with us and I have never let a baby sleep in my bed but almost every night at some point either Jay or Emory or both end up in our bed and I love it. My rule is they have to go to sleep in thier bed and they can't come in ours before about 5am. Sometimes they can come earlier if there is a reason like a bad dream, bloody nose, or they really need to snuggle. Like my mom always says, "They won't WANT to do that forever". I am enjoying it while I can.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Ya know what's fun?

*waking up at 8:30 on Saturday with everyone in the bed (minus Pacs)
*waking up at 8:30 and no one else is awake yet
*vacuuming with Rhianna (shut up and drive) LOVE my ipod
*having a clean house for a while
*walking to a Jazz festival one street over from us
*getting close to tears when scrapping Jay's 2k experience
*getting to hang out with my BFF from high school who moved back to town
*my son being BFF with her son and playing wii together
*being an aunt again in June

Friday, October 19, 2007

Is Friday here already?

OK, it's Friday.
This week we made it to school, ballet, karate, Wed night church.
How do you take a picture of a 6 year old who had an all green week? You sit on him. (see picture) Emory has brought home her class frog for the weekend and promptly dressed him in Princess pjs. Packy busted his lip (see picture) when his sister got too excited at ballet and carried him across the floor and then dropped him. He stopped crying in a second. She cried for the next 15 minutes because she made her brother bleed. The Riverdale Arts Festival is tommorow so we will be walking over to hear some jazz and then relax around the house. My favorite kind of weekend-no plans! I want to work on some scrapping and baking. The cupcakes I made for Keri to take to a baby shower. Magnolia Bakery buttercream. So good. So much sugar. French dip sandwiches sandwiches for dinner. YUM!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Back to Monday

We really enjoyed our weekend.
Jay built his firetruck with Papa at Lowe's.
Emory, Mimi, and I went shopping at Old Navy and Target. (new outfit in the picture) Drew came over and played with Jay. We went to the Senn's and watched the Georgia game. Mary made an awesome lasagna and salad. The kids played on the trampoline in the dark with flashlights and the babies wanted to be held. Sunday consisted of church, El Sombrero with Mom and Dad, naps for me, Jason, and Packy, and then "Daddy time" while I got ready for the week. Started off Monday on track and Jay had a green day. Yeah! He is at karate right now.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday Update

Yeah it's Friday!
I won last night 6-0,6-0 (by default).
I lost today 7-5, 6-3.
The weather is super but it made me
realize that Em has no clothes.
Old Navy here we come!
Mom kept Pac this morning and while he was sleeping she did laundry and cleaned the kitchen. It is so awesome to come home and be more caught up than when you left. Thanks Mom. Looking forward to a weekend of nothing. Family time around the house. Jay is going to Lowe's with Papa Watt tommorow to build a firetruck and see a real firetruck. So special to get to spend time with your great grandad. I made a Greek Shephard's Pie last night that was really good. Does anyone else have a car that looks like a bomb exploded in it by Friday afternoon? I can tell what we did by looking at my car-ballet, karate, church, school, Chick-fil-A, and other junk. Time for a car dump.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Pickle Pac

Babies don't like pickles right?
They make cute funny faces when they eat them?
Not Packy! He loves them. He is sooo my baby!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Catch up

Kissing 2nd Cousins:Clara and Packy Jay and Jason in Mario 64 trance-bonding over the wii.

Why is it that when I set my alarm for 6 am with great intentions of getting my day started early that the night runs something like this? The baby is teething and gets up more than normal. The six year old has a bloody nose and wants some company as he waits it out in the bathroom. When he finally goes back to bed there is a bug on the ceiling that must be killed since he is in the top of a bunk bed. Baby up again. By the time the alarm goes off I know I am not getting up. Best intentions.
The reason I was trying to get up is to "catch up". I always feel like I am trying to catch up the things I need to do to get to the things I want to do. This is basically an organization issue but as soon as I feel like I am somewhat organized I am thrown a curve ball. Thanks to and I do have my meals for the week planned. Now I just need to make a plan and work the plan...but oh the laundry!
The recipe below is for something that Jason and I always enjoy. Straight sugar but so good.
Freezer Candy
Line a cookie sheet with foil.
Place saltines on foil-about one sleeve.
Melt 2 sticks of butter with one cup of brown sugar.
Bring to a boil.
Stir and boil for 2 minutes.
Pour over crackers.
Cook at 400 for 7 minutes.
Remove and pour one package chocolate chips on top and spread evenly.
Put in freezer until set (an hour or so).
Break into pieces.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Friday Holiday

Friday holiday.
Jay likes taking only "invisible" pictures. He will not let me take pictures any other way. So six!
Emory is ANTM in her belly dancing outfit Mimi brought her from Istanbul.
Raining so hard. Lots of puzzles, wii, and SpongeBob. Pulled some weeds.
I have been on a scrapbooking tear. I will post some stuff here at some point.
Right now I am not really sure of the point of my blog. Do you have to have a point?
Most of the ones I read do but right now I am just playing around. Just having fun documenting our day to day life. I did win my tennis match 6-4, 6-1 last night.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

After work

Afternoon playtime on the bed.
Look at those smiles.
Love it.

Had to do it

I can't stand it any longer.

I need a blog.


Who knows?
So here it goes.

My life in the Birdhouse.
(How cute is the Pac man?)