Monday, December 28, 2009

Cookies for Carrots

I'm not sure if it's a kid rule or what, but I can't get Evan to eat vegetables for nothin'!*

I truly thought all the temptation I had lying around last week while I was baking/making/decorating cookies would have gotten Evan to eat some veggies.

I am not so mean that I didn't give him any treats, but I did throw in the caveat that he had to eat some nutritious veggies before I'd give him a cookie. Yeah, so I gave in a few times, but what the heck, I can at least try!!!

*I have to admit, he will eat peas from a can (yuck), and I have been able to bribe him into eating green beans - but it's a no-go for broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, and of course, carrots - at least he is honest about not eating them.... *nope*

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

Never forget why we celebrate today ~ we all received the best gift possible...

God's only son, Jesus.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Yoshi says hi!

Yoshi hasn't gotten much face time on my blog... so here we go:

Face Time.

Monday, December 21, 2009

my Sweet Little Angel

How she can go from this sweet and cute little girl:

To this:

I'll never know!

But, who cares, she cracks me up!

Friday, December 18, 2009

party hard...y!

The Christmas party we went to over the weekend was at a huge indoor playground.

I think...




MERRY CHRISTMAS (a little early)!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

cool find!

This was one of those impulse purchases that was worth every penny.

I found it at one of the bed/bath-type stores while Christmas shopping.

No more onion smell in my refrigerator when I don't use an entire onion!

Plus, it's just super cute (as cute as an onion shape plastic thing can be) and I don't waste plastic bags on partially used onions!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Our conversation at lunch today:

ME: Evan, tonight we are going to a Christmas party and I have it on good authority that Santa will be there, and he is going to ask if you have been naughty or nice this year!

DAN: So, what are you going to tell him?

EVAN: Sorry

Seriously, can you see the halo hovering over his head? 'Perfect angel' isn't even a good enough description of how he behaved around Santa!

Now, if only that worked at home...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

he can reach!

Time to find a new place to put Evan's toys that get taken away...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

'cause Evan said so!

Friday, December 4, 2009

THE Belly Laugh

I had NEVER heard Avery laugh like this until this moment. Brynn didn't really care for her pulling on the bouncer, or pulling her hair, but I sure got a kick out of Avery's laughter.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

taking a poll

I am considering taking a poll - guesses as to when Avery will start walking.

We think she will be taking steps on her own by Christmas...

Oh, and she really wanted to show off her new (ish) tooth... (#5)

Can't you tell how badly she wanted to show it off? :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

new traditions

I have no idea at what age "passage of time" becomes relevant for children - but I do know it isn't at 3 years old.

Evan thinks every day is his birthday, every morning is Christmas, and when I tell him Christmas isn't for another month (ish), he has no idea what that means.

(any guesses what he asked Santa for Christmas?)

So I decided to try something new this year that will hopefully become a new tradition, help spark some creativity, and also help Evan understand a little better what "25 days until Christmas" means.

Wait a minute.

Did I just say 25 days left until Christmas?


I did.


The wonderful new tradition (hopefully) that we started was making a chain out of construction paper that has 25 links in it. Before we put it together we decorated each chain "Christmas-y." Now, each day (starting this morning) we will be pulling a link off - growing that much closer to Christmas.

Now Evan has a visual to remind him that we have to eat "that many more breakfast's" until Christmas!

(Evan asked Santa for Chick Hicks, seriously, and Santa looked at him like he was crazy, or, just a 3-year-old that he couldn't understand)

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