Wednesday, April 30, 2008

So for those of you that are just as forgetful as me, I found out about a very useful website.  Marty and I don't have a home phone, just cell phones.  I seem to misplace my phone daily.  A lot of the time I just have Marty call my phone and we find it, but what about when he is not around.  Well, now there is  All you have to do is put in your phone number, how many times you want it to call you, and what time.  It can call you right now or you can set it to call you any time.  So I am excited for the next time I lose my phone, so I can try it out!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Beach

So I know it has been a week. Well I am finally going to post some pics from the beach. The kids loved gettting to go to the beach and getting really sandy and then getting to swim in the pool. The ocean water was freezing, granted I am a bit of a wimp but it was really really cold. It was great to have some family time though.

All three together
Abbie and Graham looking for seashells
This is what most group pics look like
Graham digging
Abbie working hard
Molly up close

***So Graham is working on his "homework" and just told me he knew that cold started with a C "from experience." I guess those 5 years of "experience" have taught him a lot!  He is so hilarious.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Back soon

So for the very few that actually read my blog, I will not be blogging for a few days. We are off to the beach! I am so glad to get some family time. Marty was out of town last week for his Aunt's funeral and he went to Las Vegas this week for a conference. Yeah a few days of us all together!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

What do you see?

So today I was dropping the kids off at preschool. Graham went into the bathroom and Abbie tried to follow him into the boys bathroom. I stopped her and told her she couldn't go in there because it was only for boys. I showed her which one was the girls and said "see the girl sign has a dress on." She looked back and forth and then said "so the girl has a dress on and the boy is naked." .... After I stopped laughing hysterically. I realized I'd never thought about it, but I don't really see pants or a shirt on him, do you? :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Mini Cars

This last weekend the kids and I went by a miniature car show. The kids thought the cars were really cool and kind of funny since they were so small. Graham kept talking about the "yellow car that could only hold one person." Abbie, of course, loved the purple car (actually it was like a VW van). I don't know anything about cars so they didn't mean a lot to me. I did notice one was made in 1954 so that meant it was really old and probably worth a lot of money. I still thought it was fun and the kids enjoyed it.
We didn't get to stay very long at all. It rained on the way there so we stopped at Sonic and got a drink to see if the rain would stop. As soon as we got our drinks it stopped raining, yeah! Then after we had looked at all the cars, it started to sprinkle again. Perfect timing.

Graham's favorite car.
Yes, Molly has no shoes on. She is obsessed with taking them off in the car and dropping them on the floor. So I decided not to search for them this time.
Abbie's purple car.
This one had a mini boat attached.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Happy Birthday, Abbie!

So Friday was Abbie's 3rd birthday.  How our lives have changed in these 3 years.  She has brought so much joy, laughter and also pink into our lives.  She enjoys dressing up in her princess dress and jewelry but also loves cars and dirt.  She is our cuddler.  Her favorite thing lately is to just sit on your lap.  She especially loves her daddy right now.  Most of the time when something happens she says "I want my daddy."  What a sweety!
We had a fun day.  Friday morning I made pink pancakes with strawberry milk.  And she opened a few presents that were wrapped in pink.  Then in the afternoon we went to Sea World.  We saw the "Pets Ahoy" show and the kids absolutely loved it.  They have already been asking to see it again. It was really hot so we also saw the "Elmo and the bookaneers" show.  Marty and I thought it was very boring, but it was the last day. We had a great family day for Abbie's 3rd birthday. Happy Birthday, Abbie!  

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Who invents these things?

I found a great (and really odd) invention today.  So today I was at the mall and my newly potty trained daughter is afraid of public toilets.  She has only used them one other time, but it was bad.  She thought it was fun that they had a toilet her size but then as she went to sit down it flushed on her.  Well she was scared as any 2 year old would be, but I assured her it was okay . So she sat down only to fall into the toilet (YUCK).  Well, we made it through that but today she did not want to use the toilet at the mall.  It just kept flushing any time she moved near it.  I was trying to block the sensor but it's a little hard when I still have to help her also, especially since she was afraid of falling in.  So when I got home today I searched "how to stop automatic toilets from flushing" and I found Flush Stoppers. They are a little $3 thing that goes over the sensor so I can tend to my child and she knows it won't flush. It comes in its own little carrying case. I am excited to try one. Yes, I did order one. (it was $2.99 with free shipping) I may have just wasted $3 , but it seems like it might work.  I'll let you know!