Sunday, January 24, 2010
You can understand our awe and enjoyment when not one of the kids so much as sniffled all the way up until Christmas. It was great but as you can guess, we broke the dry spell. This time however, we decided to get it all over with at once instead of passing it slowly around the family. Ryan and Parker were the only ones who escaped unscathed, I think she kinda felt left out. Easton had it the worst with a double ear infection, one of which ruptured before we could get him into the doctor. The rest of us only had coughs and congestion. I don't get sick very often but when I do, it's usually pretty bad. Moms, in my opinion, shouldn't be allowed to get sick unless they have a mom to take care of them too.
One funny story:
Ryan was in the girls room playing with all the kids. He was laying on his stomach across Parkers bed and Creed was sitting on his back. Ryan told Creed to not jump on his neck because his face was by a side board and any jerking would make him smack his face. Creed, instead of jumping, slid up Ryans back to his neck and then off his head onto the floor. Ryan smashed his nose into the side board and quickly ran from the room because he thought he was bleeding. (Not to worry, the injury wasn't too serious, just a lot of pain.) When Ryan came back to the room to talk to Creed about it he found Creed howling with tears running down his face. Ryan asked what on earth happened to him. Creed bawled, "it's because I feel TERRIBLE!!" His little boy was having a soul wrenching experience that was so cute Ryan had to try hard not to laugh. So in the end, Ryan, who had his nose smashed in, was comforting and hugging Creed who got a fun slide ride off the bed. Oh to be a child again.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Anyway, I guess my point is, you know how when you are a teenager and you think your parents don't know anything? I'm afraid that for my childrens father, that may actually turn out to be truer than I'd like.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Well, it's great to say but we really haven't done anything. The kids have been playing with the toys they got at Christmas. . .
or more like fighting for each others. The toys are always better on the other side of the fence, even if they were meant for a one year old.
One thing we have been doing is actively trying to stay warm. Christmas brought the cold weather (30's and below) and our house is feeling it. Most of you know we keep the thermostat at 60 during the day and turn it down to 50 at 7:00 when the kids go to bed. (Yes, we have plenty of blankets.)
Last night Ryan and I were watching a movie and shivering like crazy. I burst out laughing when our atomic clock said it was 47 degrees in our living room! Don't anybody worry, we are all staying warm enough, we just can't afford the $500 bill to keep our house at 65 during the day and 60 at night (we about had a heart attack that month). It's just one more story for "Our lives as college students."
Since it's too cold to play outside, the kids have been finding ways to entertain themselves. For instance, Easton found a circle paper clasp which provided hours of enjoyment.
But oh no, Creed couldn't find one. Where is the justice in this world!?!
Oh (sigh) don't worry, everything is okay now. He found a penny.
I made the mistake of renting "Julie and Julia" during the break. This set in motion a string of events that were not at all conducive to a dieting lifestyle.
I had so much fun! I made two pounds of English Toffee and "sugar 'n' spice" creme brulee that had vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks in it for a Christmas party, we had sweet potatoes that we made with our vita mixer, for New Years Eve we made Pina Colada's and Peach Daiquiri's (don't worry I made virgin ones for the kids ;) and my most favorite thing yet was the bruschetta with spinach, tomatoes and mozzarella! Don't I sound just like Julia Child, so in love with food. She just made it look so fun! I went so far as to make our decorations out of food. Scratch that, not food, candy.
This is Beckham eating some New Years Eve crackers and cheese ball.
So basically other then food we haven't done a whole lot. I did however finally take some pictures of some things I have been working on in the tower (my craft room) for a while.
A flower cuff bracelet
Some green mother of pearl earrings