Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Party

Sooo, we had out first "party" since the addition was finished. This was a holiday party Saturday night. Some of my cousins were in town, Dave had some friends from work come down and we some of our local friends also stopped by. There was tons of food and booze. Somehow I became one of the drunkest people there. Dave made my drinks too strong, darn him! My cousin, (known as cupcake by some readers of this blog), was definitely also very toasted, despite his denial. A good time was had by all and I can say that our first real party was a success. Oh, and for the record Dave also drank a lot and had a hangover, which I managed to avoid. I am happy to be able to fit more than 2 people in my living room at a time now. In fact we comfortably had about 20 people in and out all evening. Yay us.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sick Days

When you are a mommy there are no sick days. I have had a horrible cold for two days now and the girls are as hyper as ever. They try taking care of me with their little doctor kit but unfortunately it is not helping. I should miss the days when being sick meant spending the day in bed watching cheesey movies but there is something to be said for the tender ministries of loving toddlers. Of course, if they would let me take a long nap I think I would feel better faster. For now we will just cuddle on the couch and watch Dora until we drool. Maybe tomorrow I will feel well enough to play with them, but right now I will just be an observer into their world.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Candy Hangover

After the kids went to bed last night, Dave and I stayed up drinking beer, watching scary movies and raiding the kids trick or treat bags. Now I feel a little hungover and my tummy hurts. You would think an adult would know better, the kids each had one piece and went to bed. It is so hard to resist the overflowing candy bucket. Ah, the evils of trick or treat candy. I think it needs to find a new home!

Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Halloween. I love this time of year. The leaves are changing and the air is crisp. It warmed up today so the girls can wear their cute dresses without coats. I love taking the kids trick or treating and then coming home to watch a movie and go through their (our) booty. The girls love handing out candy and seeing all the kids dressed up. This year, as a special treat, we are going trick or treating on boats at the marina, tomorrow night. I think that will be a lot of fun.
The one thing I miss since becoming a "grown up" is the annual WV Halloween party. We used to make it back but now there are too many kiddies to leave behind. It is just such a party where I first met my good friend Tracy and so Happy Anniversary to us. In the interest of protecting our ages I will not say how many, many, years ago that was. Today I will eat grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch!
I hope everyone has a safe and happily haunted night!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hannah's Birthday

Hannah had her third birthday party on Sat, Oct 12th. She wanted a princess theme. My mother in law went all out and even bought her a pinata. I baked her cake myself and was very proud of it. She had two little friends there plus the grandparents and a couple of close family friends. Tristan video taped it and was proud of his work. She had a great time and loved all her presents. Mostly dress up clothes and Dora dolls. It was a nice time for all who attended. I just can't believe she is three already. My little girls are growing up so fast. Soon she will be off to school and our days together will grow shorter. This is such a precious time I am so thankful that I get to stay home with her. I just hope Madeline and I can handle the quiet, calm days that will be on us sooner than we would like.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Tracy Inspiration

I have been inspired by my friend Tracy's weekly writings to start a blog of my own. I look forward to reading her's so much that I though perhaps others would want to keep up with us as well. I am not sure how good I will be at keeping this up but I will try. Mostly I will use it to keep my friends updated on the family craziness. I am not sure I am brave enough to put my deep thoughts on the internet. Also, I have these little monkeys running around the house that make typing in any kind of peace nearly impossible. Anyway, hi everyone and here we go.