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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!

It's been a few days. Kids are the same - crazy running around as usual. I'm ready for it to be warmer so they can get out side!

We'll be heading off to G and Papa's house later tonite, or early tomorrow morning. Depends on if I can get the dog into a kennel or not.

Yesterday I got 3 new dresses for Eve - for $4 total! I was so excited, I've been looking for dresses that will match her dress boots. I found them at the thrift stores of all places! I like to go to those stores and let the kids pick out 2-3 coloring books. They go thru so many of them, and 10-25 cents is pretty cheap entertainment.

For the last 5 days, I have had horrible Braxton-Hicks contractions. I was just about at my wits end yesterday that I was going to call the doc. I see her on Friday, so I'm just holding off until then. But they last for like 12 - 15 hours of the day, coming every 3-4 minutes. So needless to say, I was beyond annoyed. Normally I wouldn't really care, but I'm just over 34 weeks, so if it turned into actual labor, that's a little early, even if I am ready to be done! Maybe we should decide on both names, first and middle, and then we could be completely "ready" for baby to arrive. We'll see...

Well, off to get ready for the day. I am waiting for the camera I want to go on sale, hopefully this weekend! And I'll be able to upload pics and videos of the kids more often! Or at least that's the plan :o)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Lord's Prayer Pt. 2

So after a few weeks, Derrick has been asking for the "other prayer" to be said. The other night, he said the Lord's Prayer all by himself! Well, according to his 4 year old memory :o) This is how it went (and I just asked him to repeat it for me so I would type it correctly):

Our Fadder
Who art in Heaven
Ha-wo-wed be my name.
My kingdom come.
My will be done.
On earf as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And give us our trespasses
and we forgive those who trespasses against us.
Lead us not to temptration
but deliver us from evil.
For the power and the gwory
Amen.

Not too bad for only hearing it about 20 times! I still love how he says "My" instead of Thy! However, he has dropped adding his name at the end of the 3rd line :o) I wish my camera lasted long enough for me to catch it on video - mine only takes 15 seconds and Derrick doesn't say it fast enough for that. I think I will cave and get a new digital. Was hoping to put that money towards something else, but I think in the long run, catching the kids on camera is worth more than some curtains or something that won't last.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

GG and Kids

Last weekend, Gramma Athman was staying with Mom and Dad as she just had surgery on her back. The kids were warned to be careful of GG's ouie, and they were very good. Here's GG and the kids playing the piano.
video

Sunday, November 9, 2008

No Love for Mom

So Friday I met Mom to pass the kids along for a fun weekend at G and Papa's house. They see Mom, jump into her car, sat down (no car seats were in yet), grabbed a fruit snack (they know G always has those for them!) and didn't think twice about saying goodbye to me :o( I'm glad they love G and Papa - but come on kids! Give Mom a hug and a kiss goodbye! Little turds, I had to ask them I don't know how many times, and it wasn't until G said, "Tell Mom bye" that they looked up for a second and said the quickest "BYE!" I think I've ever heard! I was kind of stunned. Little disappointed. But I know they just don't get enough of going to G and Papa's house that they were like - get lost Mom! I'm glad they are so comfortable and willing to go for a weekend away from me.

So then I called later and wanted to talk to them on the phone. Did they want to - they actually said "No" when G asked them to say hi to me! I see how I rate! :o) But they are having fun. Which is good. And I'm not accomplishing anything here since Ryan ended up staying here this weekend :o( That sounds mean, but I had so much on my to do list since this was my one and only weekend scheduled with no hubby and no kids since I had Derrick. Oh well. What can you do? So, I've dropped my list down to doing only two things today - putting all the kids' clothes away that don't fit into the right buckets, and cleaning the living room. I have 4 hours to accomplish this, as I work at 5. So, a quick call to see if the kids still don't miss Mom, then I'm off to get my mini list done! I want to post pics of the house soon, just to share how we've moved things around, painted, decorated, etc. So, it will probably be one room at a time, but I want physical proof that my house is clean...at times :o)

OH! About SEVEN weeks to go! SEVEN! And I'll have 3 kids 4 1/2 and under. AAAHHH! :o)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Happy Birthday, Auntie Marcie!

Happy Birthday! Glad I no longer have a teenage sister. I hope this means that you will grow up and be more mature, not so childish all the time :o) He he he!

Hope all is well in England! I bought a stamp to mail off a "present" from the kids, but need to actually put it in the mail, so you can celebrate your bday again in a week or so when I remember to mail it off.

Behave. Don't have too much fun :o)