Friday, July 16, 2010

Call me what you will ......

Slow poke
Bad mommy blogger

These are just a few of the "nicknames" that you guys may be calling me lately! I have been terrible about keeping up with the blog ... but I have a VERY good reason. I have TWO 2 year olds ..... OMG!!!
They are into anything and everything at any and all times!!! It is fun and exhausting. A month or so back I switched their "school" days to Wednesday and Friday when Jon was home with them because he was getting annoyed and having a hard time "babysitting" them for 12 hours twice a week while I worked. So that left me with NO in ZERO days/hours/minutes to myself. Well I changed that back this week .... just so I can have one day to myself. That will restart this coming week and I can't wait !!!
I wish that I could have a video camera running at all time to catch the funny things that they say/do ...
Ella Grace is rolling full sentences off her tongue these days ...... examples!!!

Yesterday in the car she lost her sock ..... she yelled out "oh no where my sock go?" ..... there are many many phrases/words that pop out of her mouth on a daily basis that keep us admiring her genius!!

Edie too is a little talker, just not the chatterbox that Ella is. She does take after her mommy after all and Edie after her daddy. It is remarkable how much each of them are like us .... Ella is me in a miniature body and vice versa with Edie and Jon. So sweet!!!

We spend our days outside mostly .... weeding and pulling tomatoes that have not turned red off the vine.... tossing them like balls and hiding in the vines from mommy and daddy. Ella still thinks that if she hides and can't see you then surely you can't see her. It is funny. Jon told me tonight that he couldn't find her outside but he could hear her giggling ..... she had burrowed herself into the raised tomato bed, face down and was thinking she was hiding from him. Too much fun.

We went to Armstrong Woods yesterday. It's a great State Park here with awesome giant and majestic redwood trees. So beautiful. We went on the spur of the moment after we were already in the car so I did not have my camera and I am still kicking myself. It is so beautiful and they (and we) had so much fun. We will go back VERY soon and I will take pictures. These trees are unbelievable. GIANT!!! And there are even bigger ones North of us .... there is one you can drive through somewhere up there.

I promise to update more. I have been feeling quite guilty this week after talking to Auntie Kaye and her mentioning that she checks the blog about "every other day' ...... gasp!! Sorry ya'll!! I'll do better. Speaking of A. Kaye ...... she and I and the girls are going on a road trip in September and I am sooooo excited!!! Any and all Aunties are welcome to come along ... we will have too much fun!!! Can't wait!!

Now on to the cute little ones.....the blueberry lover!!
This is funny. Now keeping in mind, I am a Cardiac Nurse. I see some stuff, right??? I've walked in on blood and poop and blue lips, etc.....but nothing prepares you to walk into a room and find your sweet angel covered in giant red (what looks at first like gashes) marks. Now all my senses told me that it could not be terrible ......that is all except my Mommy sense. For a split second I could feel a little vomit in the back of my throat and my heart skip 61 beats ... but then calmness (aka Jon) took over and I realized that a red ink pen busted on her.
Seriously people ..... even my friend who saw us like 2 days later (because this CRAP does not wash off) wondered how she got all those "abrasions" ...... no joke. But, Ella is an artist .... she will draw for matter the medium. Paper, walls, skin, easel, ottoman, you name it!!!

We made brownies for daddy ......

Here she is in full on artist mode. I would not have come up with this easel painting idea on my own. We went to a party for our friend that turned 40 and they have their daughters easel set up in the garage so that she can paint on it with finger paints. Well Ella spent soooooo much time out there ... all the adults were commenting how occupied she was. So when we got home I drug our 5 dollar easel outside and it's her new favorite thing to do. It's so fun. I love it too because you just whip out the hose....spray.....and VOILA .......good as new....
Now this takes a little more than spraying .....

and my BFF Spray N Wash comes in quite handy!!!
Masterpiece !!!


Adriane said...

FUN pictures!!! The girls are ridiculously adorable!! Can't believe they are painting already - little artists!!!!

Yay for 1 day/week to yourself!!!

Esther and Brian said...

oh my, the girls changed so much since i last saw them over a month ago! they are most definately looking like toddlers...time flies so quickly...i am very jealous of you having a day to yourself- but you derserve it, you work hard as a nurse for sure. it's not easy being a nurse, what i know and have seen. you guys don't even get all the credit that you deserve. ok, back to the girls: so cute and how advanced are they in their talking!!!

Tracy said...

I am right there with you on the absent blogger thing. TOO BUSY! And the Spray N Wash, too. LOL

The girls look like they are fun AND busy. Good times...