Sunday, October 26, 2008

We made it!

Yayayayayay! Today was nice and relaxing. Went for a walk, carved a pumpkin. Driving to Idaho tomorrow.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Birthday Dinner

Zain was all smiles after sleeping all night, you'll just have to take my word for it, he grumped up as soon as the camera came out

Ezri enjoying her cupcake.

Ezri, the pine cone princess.

The birthday feast. YUM!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

How did she get so sweet?

Bedtime has been a little difficult the past couple of weeks. Ezri has been crying, "no thank you! I can't like bedtime!" and getting out of bed 2 or 3 times before falling asleep. The usual 2 year old tricks, "I need water!" "MOM! Truck outside!!" are her latest favorites.
Well, last night after telling her not to wake up mommy, and to stay in bed, I heard hysterical crying from her room. "MOOOOMMMM! I need bear! (sob sob sob) I need my bear!"
Well, she likes to have Blue the puppy at night, but this is the first time she has asked for a bear. I was stumped. I gave her a teddy bear and she cried, "noooooooo, neeeeeeed bear .... PLEASE mom, need my bear!!"
I was so exhausted and frustrated. I said, "I have no idea what bear you want. close your eyes and go to sleep!!"

Christian came upstairs and tucked her in, and she calmed down and fell asleep.

I woke up to feed Zain at about 2am and realized she was saying, "I need prayer."

I wanted to go wake her up and tell her I was sorry and say prayers with her. What a cutie! She got up at 5 and tried to sneak into my bed, and this time, she had a prayer to help her back to sleep.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I was just telling Christian how I feel like I take 2 steps forward, then get knocked 3 steps back, never making any progress ... for example; getting the Subaru totally fixed, then the anti-lock brake system goes on the fritz ... or potty training the 2 year old, only to discover that I am the one who can't go more than 90 minutes without having an accident ... or planning an out-of-state trip to stay with relatives to get summoned to Jury Duty!! WHAT?

Still - I am keeping my "que sera sera" attitude that I adopted after the whole 9-1-1 adventure. What else can I do? Go crazy? Slip into depression? Nah -- some things are simply not in my control (um, apparently my bladder is one of them)... and something really good is bound to happen ... eventually.

When what do ya' know??? Still saying to myself, "Serenity now, serenity now, SERENITY NOW," I turn over The Jury Summons, and there is a continuation for nursing mothers.

I have never been so relieved. Hoooray for breast feeding!

It actually was a good day. Beautiful sunny weather, and even though I had to cut my jog short, Ezri was so adorable running along side for at least one mile. "I'm faster! I'm faster!" she would yell, then, "C'mon mom! Go faster!"

She would get totally out breath then say, "okay! Stop stroller. Mom, you stop. Drink water, too, mom."

So we each finished a bottle of water before too long...
I knew I was going to be in trouble about 10 minutes later. Even though she wanted to keep running, "MOM! I want exercise! Let me run!" Her frequent pit-stops to pick up rocks were not helping the situation.
There are only 2 port-a-pottys on the trail, and the closest one was at least a mile and a half away. Well, you already know how this story ends.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

they are both little angels. . .

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

why the laundry didn't get done today

Too much fun!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ezri is in a "big-girl" bed!
we'll see how it goes.
nap time was taken up by moving the top bunk into her room, and disassembly of the big crib... so she hasn't slept on it yet.

now, if we can just work out the snoring husband issues . . .