Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sand, Dirt and Motorcycles

Last weekend we went to the Colorado river for a  short weekend trip. Obviously the water is cold, so we didn't spend anytime waterskiing, etc. But we had a great time in the dune buggy and the kids rode their four wheelers. The weather was perfect and Kate and Parker had a great time playing outside. Parker seemed to be in tears most of the time, so I don't have any great pictures of him on his four wheeler.

Thanks to Honey and Papa for a great weekend.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"More Yotion Mom"

Maggie loves lotion. She likes to spread it on her body, the dog, the carpet and anywhere else she can think of.  Today she brought me the baby lotion, which she especially loves, and said "Yotion please." I put a dab in her hand and off she went for thirty seconds. She soon returned and said, "More yotion, please Mom," as she was licking her fingers. I said, "Did you eat it." And she said "Yep!" in her cartoon voice. So we can now add eating to the list of things that Maggie likes to do with yotion.

Friday, January 2, 2009

We Tricked Em

Kate is getting to the age that she realizes what New Years Eve is and wants to stay up until midnight. Thus, Parker notices New Years Eve and wants to stay up as well. So this year I decided we would let them stay up...until 12:00 am EST. 

Throughout the day I changed the clocks, I figured they would notice if it went from 5:00 to 8:00 in an instant. At one point, when not all the clocks were on the same time yet, Kate was really confused and I thought she was going to figure it out. Especially when Parker checked his watch, which hadn't been changed at all. (We are big liars and told him that the battery must be going dead.) 

Grandma and Grandpa Teeples came over at about 9:00 pm EST with pizza and I put together our chocolate fountain for dessert. We had noise blowers and rocket streamers to blow off when the ball dropped at Times Square.  The kids thought it was great and we didn't have grumpy children the next day.