Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween a day early!

This year Lauren will be a princess (no surprise) with a skirt that lights up with fiberoptics. She is thrilled! Jack will be Bam Bam to Jenna's Pebbles. By next year, I am guessing, he will have an opinion on what he wants to be. We got him a Blue's Clues costume a few weeks ago, but it freaked him out SO much that I think he was sure we actually skinned Blue and tried to make him wear her. The logic of an almost 2 yr. old escapes me. Anyway, he was so sad, we returned it. I fear (like another blog I read he will be the kid in the "this IS my Halloween costume" t-shirt in a few years. Fingers crossed that I am wrong.
Lauren's school doesn't do a Halloween party since so many children don't celebrate Halloween, but they do do a Christmas party. Whhaaaaaaaaat? Anyway, no party at school tomorrow which is a shame because I remember school parties with such fondness!

I will post some pictures as soon as I can.

More later...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Foxy and Harris

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Originally uploaded by The Joys of Motherhood
So sad to see Foxy go. Great dog.

Rest in peace good girl!

Say hi to Bubby and KyKy for me!

(Harris, by the way, is in excellent health!)
So I got tagged...

By Amy Summers ( and it means I have to tell you 7 things about me you don't already know. OK, some of you know everything, but maybe I will surprise you.

1. I was decorating Bob Hart's dad's grave when I found out that I won my car.

2. Our grey and white dog was once a black and tan puppy.

3. I wore my beautiful green and black formal to 3 different proms, with 3 different dates, but only one who really matters.

4. I have lived in 6 different cities in my life.

5. When John and I were introduced, I was more interested in watching the series finale of "The Wonder Years" at Joe Rayes house than I was in meeting "...some high school kid".

6. For several years in a row, Rebecca and I would welcome the coming of summer with our annual "convertible sunburn". We would borrow mother's car and drive around with the top down until our arms were pink. That's when we knew it was no longer winter.

7. When John and I were first dating, we had gone to Evansville and our way back stopped at Windmill Bakery for donuts and milk (party animals!) and John took off at a green light really fast and made me spill milk down the front of my shirt. To this day, he makes fun of me for it.

I don't know how to link to other people very well, but Amy's blog is at the top and I recommend it.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

A kiss from the birthday girl!

Originally uploaded by The Joys of Motherhood
Jenna is now 1. And so is Jack. Wow! That's a lot of one year olds in one rather small family. Her party was very nice, well attended by her family and full of presents that Jack was more than will to show her how to use or to claim as his own. Lauren waited patiently (for a 5 1/2 yr. old) on the sidelines as each gift was painstakingly opened.
The year has flown by and the kids have changed so much. I can just be glad that the rest of us look just the same and have not change one ounce in the last 365 days...sigh...

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Thursday, October 02, 2008


We had a movie night at school the other night and Lauren had a BALL! Jack did too, but she had lots of friends there and it made me happy to hear all of her friends call out her name when they got there. Lauren! Lauren! So nice to know how many friends she has. Jack enjoyed being included in some games with "big kids". He laughed and ran and laughed some more. It was great fun.
Jack is potty training and doing well. He potties in public, at home, at friends houses. He is doing great and I am so proud of him.
Jenna is almost a year old already and I can hardly believe it. She is so big, has 2 teeth, is crawling and has the sweetest smile. What a doll!

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