Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Evan asked Santa to bring him a squirt gun for Christmas. A squirt gun. In December. I explained to him that if Santa brought him the gun he wouldn't be able to play with it until it got warm outside.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I was very proud watching him during his play on Saturday. First of all, he is totally the cutest thing I have ever seen on stage. Second of all, he did fantastic! He was one of the only kids that had their lines completely memorized. Their acting coach had the script sitting out in case they needed to use it, and more kids than I would have thought, were scanning that paper for every one of their lines!
I guess that the kids in the play had asked Trent if Spencer could be in the show on Sunday since he had been so fun to have around. Trent mentioned it to me on Sunday morning and I found Spencer's old Cinderella costume (costume from the musical Cinderella - not a ball gown. Ha!) and gave it to Trent "just in case". Sure enough, the actors persuaded Spence to do it and he showed up in the play in the mob scene near the end.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Mommy: This shirt is getting small for you. Let me check the tag to see what size it is. (Checks tag) It's a 2T. No wonder it is a bit small.
Hailey: What does "T" mean?
Mommy: It means "toddler". This shirt fits a two year old toddler and it is too small for you because you are a three year old toddler.
Hailey: I not toddler! I am Hailey!
Spencer came into the kitchen today while I was making dinner and said "Mom, can you help me on the computer for a second? I need to google something."
Seriously! Wasn't it yesterday that he was still wearing diapers and sitting in a high chair?
Friday, March 19, 2010
We started out the week with Daddy home from school on Monday and Tuesday. He always takes the Monday after the play off as a mental health day. He certainly deserves it after spending basically every moment that he is awake at school for the week and weekend before. It was not a very relaxing Monday though - it was basically a repeat of the over scheduled Monday Madness of the week before. Since Tuesday was a teacher in-service day, he decided he still didn't feel well enough "cough, cough" to spend the day in meetings. It was a gorgeous day - sunny and about sixty something degrees. We decided to take Spencer out of school for the afternoon and pack up the kids and head to the Meijer Gardens to see the butterfly exhibit and spend some time kicking around in the children's garden.
I had a hard time getting any decent pictures of any butterflies. They seemed to really be moving a lot. Which is really cool for the kids to see, but hard to photograph. I didn't spend a lot of time trying to shoot them - unlike some people in there that were just sitting on the ground with their cameras aimed at a specific branch for minutes upon minutes of time.
The butterfly exhibit is called "Butterflies are Blooming". On the way out Evan asked me what blooming meant. When I told him, he scrunched up his face and said that they shouldn't call it that because butterflies don't really BLOOM! I told him that "Butterflies are Growing" or "Butterflies are Hatching" doesn't really have the same "ring" to it. He was not convinced.
Hailey: (sad sounding) That little animal misses his Mommy.
Mommy: Poor little guy! I bet they will find his Mommy though.
Hailey: I really love my Mommy!
Mommy: You do? Who is your Mommy?
Mommy: But, WHO is your Mommy?
Hailey: Aunt Jenny.
Friday, March 12, 2010
(Hailey showing off her tattoo to Ella. Try to look past the grain in these photos. The light in the gym is worse than atrocious. This is as good as it gets with an ISO of 1600.)
(Evan found a cool piece of beach glass. It looked like the handle to a mug or something. Please overlook the grain in these photos as well. One of the downfalls to not shooting in AUTO is when you forget to change your camera settings back to "normal" when the last place you were shooting is a dimly lit gymnasium and you can't see your digital monitor because the sun is too bright on the beach to check for "flashes" on the screen. Oops.)
I don't like to wish time away, but I am glad that this week is behind us. The end of the play season always seems to signal the coming of spring. It will be so nice to have Daddy home to help out with the kids. They have missed him so much the last couple of weeks. Tonight we will get to see if his time away has been worth it as we watch the production.
Two more days....two more days... two more days....
Monday, March 8, 2010
She is starting gymnastics today and leaving me to wonder when she grew into such a big girl? I swear that it was only yesterday that we were sitting in that poorly lit gym watching her big brother Evan do gymnastics - she was in an infant carrier and Spencer and I would take turns trying to make her laugh and keep her entertained.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Hailey took one look at Evan's lunch and scrunched her face up in disgust and said in her new-bordering-on-sassy voice, "Peanut butter and jelly on a hamburger?"
I don't know if it was the way she said it or what, but Evan and I belly laughed about it for a long time.
Blog note: I hope to get back to more regular posting soon, but I am in the middle of my two weeks of single mommyness. I can barely manage to do everything I have to do, let alone anything that I want to do. Eight more days....eight more days....eight more days.....
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I was trying to photograph the kids for an ad in the program of Trent's show. I snapped this one quickly of Hailey to check the lighting. Later that day when I was reviewing them on the computer she saw this one and told me "You can't use that one for Daddy's school....my ninnies are hangin' out!"