Monday, March 31, 2008

Pondering Points of a 2-Year Old

"I just thought of something. If you go to Target and get some diapers for Liam...that would be imagination."

"These printzels [pretzels] are thinking."
"Oh really, what are they thinking about?"
"They're thinking about bears."

You expect me to wear THAT?!

Wish I Were Crafty But Then That Would Be Dreadfully Frustrating with The Whole Can't-Seem-To-Find-An-Extra-Second-Anywhere Thing Going On at Present

What's your favorite Etsy shop?

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Perhaps I should clairfy the schedule post

We're talking ideally.
The schedule of the previous post hasn't actually been carried out once.
I took the feeding times and filled in the blanks.
If I was mommy-wife perfecto, that's what my schedule would look like.
But I'm not so...again, ideally (ie: figment of my imagination).

Happy Saturday everyone. I'll leave you with the amazing photography of Jesh De Rox.

Home Learning

I've been thinking recently about how to fill our summer days. I function so much better when there are at least 2 -3 mornings a week when I can pack up the kiddos and have a little human contact. There are a couple of options to explore. I have a mom's club that is great at coordinating outings literally every week. A lifesaver!

Believe it or not, I've been looking into homeschooling for Leila and Liam. For Luke of course the school system is a must. As much as I hate to admit it (well, why do I hate's obvious), I cannot handle Luke all day long. He's lovely but just...well, I couldn't do it. But the school district we live in is not an option (although we've struck gold with the special school for Luke). And we're not quite in a financial position to go private right now. So really, we don't have much of a choice as things currently stand.

I've always been interested in homeschooling in a way. Perhaps the fact that I loathed school might have something to do with it. The exhausting part doesn't interest me but I might be able to get used to it. This concept has intrigued me. There is a meeting tonight with a local homeschooling support group.

I'll keep you posted.

Oh and, do you twitter?

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Blue and yellow, eggs all over and Leila in her southern-style dress

Geez...not a good hair day for me...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


I didn't have much of a schedule for Luke or Leila but I wish I had read
so far it's been an immense help for numero tres. I'm doing just about everything different for this little guy.

I love eBags.

Each day is a blur. I long for more time. Here's a sample schedule:

Parade of Daily Adventures

Today: Purchase gift for Lily – Emily’s baby

Write thank you card for Emily

Send for Liam’s Birth Certificate

5:00 am – Feed Liam and change diaper

  • Make bed
  • Swish and swipe bath
  • Fifteen minutes prayer - devotions
  • Start water consumption
  • Work out
  • Luke fed and on bus

7:30 Feed Liam and diaper change

  • Breakfast with Leila, Liam and Rob
  • Clean breakfast dishes
  • What’s for dinner - crockpot(?)
  • Unload dishwasher
  • Wash, dry, fold and put away load of laundry
  • Children dressed, teeth brushed

10:00 Feed Liam and diaper change

  • Clear off messy surfaces
  • Children Curriculum - Embark on social outing/errand
  • Children Curriculum – Reading stories from picture books
  • Attention to Real Estate goals, calls, faxes
  • Fifteen minutes in weekly zone
  • Children Curriculum - Story from larger book

12:30 Liam fed and diaper changed

  • Iron two shirts
  • Children Curriculum - Reading
  • Change sheets (Monday)
  • Empty all trash (Monday)
  • Goodwill Drop (Tuesday)
  • Check budget and net worth (Tuesday)
  • Vacuum/Mop all floors (Wednesday)
  • Dust Surfaces (Wednesday)
  • Refrigerator clean-out(Wednesday)
  • Menu/Shopping List (Thursday)
  • Grocery Shopping (Thursday)
  • File Papers (Friday)
  • Car clean-out (Friday)
  • Purse clean-out (Friday)
  • Children Curriculum – Children outside
  • Spend 15 minutes in the garden

3:00 Liam fed and diaper changed

  • Take pictures
  • Take video
  • Children Curriculum – music, dance, art

5:30 Liam fed and diaper changed

  • Layout clothes and bag for tomorrow
  • Simple dinner, bathtime and jammies and teeth before Rob gets home
  • Dishes away
  • Bedtime story and prayer
  • Kids in bed
  • Connect with Rob
  • Computer Time
  • Personal reading
Did I mention I love eBags?

Saturday, March 22, 2008

We've been



hanging out with tigers,

and monkeys,

reading princess books,




and soaking in the hope of spring

and the goodness of friends.

Bright and Happy Easter

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

We're tired

We'll be joining Easter egg hunters tomorrow if we can get out the door on time.

Good night,

Sunday, March 16, 2008

A few from the last few days

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Not Often Thus

Thursday, March 13, 2008