I'm not a huge fan of Halloween but this is totally hilarious...especially if you know the guys. Thanks for brightening my day Pete! I laughed so hard!
Friday, October 26, 2007
Ben made this flower design with his pepperoni all by himself. I was so surprised!
Simon put so much pepperoni on his that I made him take some of it off or else the cheese wouldn't have melted! This is after he took the extra 2 layers of pepperoni off.
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Thursday, October 25, 2007
But man do I love him!
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007
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Monday, October 22, 2007
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Friday, October 19, 2007
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Thursday, October 18, 2007
Okay, so Slimey has been a chrysalis for almost 16 days - since October 2nd I think. We've had him in a jar on our kitchen counter for 21 days.
I looked in on him a few times a day. I'm a little obsessed, I know.
Yesterday I held up the jar and the brown chrysalis moved. I freaked out!!! But it was really just me moving the jar. Rats! It's never going to come out of there, is it?
Anyway, it looks to me like it's getting a bit fatter and the wings are really formed under there now. Still pretty amazing. I'll keep ya posted.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
They got to use the hoses which was really cool.
Simon was trying to get me wet - WITH A FIRE HOSE! Crazy boy!
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007
...you snuggle him and say, "Ohhh, are you my tiny baby?" He gets all cozy and acts all cute. I'm relishing this moment. I say, "Hi baby!" He looks at me and says, "hiiee!!"
Yeah, babies don't say HI back!!! I feel like crying like a baby...
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Monday, October 15, 2007
Simon wanted a blueberry waffle for lunch today. Ben and Talon wanted chicken nuggets. Okay, fine. No problem. Except for the fact that Ben hates when anything is hot. So I blew on it. Waved air on it. Finally, they were cold enough to eat. Thank goodness!
So Ben loves apple juice. And we all know that Ben likes things his way, right away. Such fun, I tell ya! Anyway, he was going on and on because the juice I gave him was actually blueberry-pomegranate, which they all love...yeah, well, not today.
Ben: I want apple juice.
Me: Sorry Ben. We don't have apple right now.
Ben: I really want apple juice.
Me: Ben, we don't have any apple juice. This is blueberry. You love blueberry.
:heavy sigh: I'm really want to say...does this kid think i'm lying? does he want me to produce apple juice out of thin air. we don't have any frickin' apple juice. i'm sorry. i'm a horrible mother, i know. just drink the blueberry..........of course i didn't say any of that...just thought it in the kitchen. :)
Ben: I really, really want apple juice.
Simon: Look Ben, we match. You have blueberry juice and I have a blueberry waffle.
Ben: I don't want blueberry. I want apple.
Simon: You know Ben, sometimes change is good.
I start cracking up in the kitchen.
Simon: Right Mom?
Me: Right Simon. :) Sometimes change IS good!
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Sunday, October 14, 2007
Friday was Jon's birthday. I tried really hard to give him a surprise party but it didn't really work out for me, for a number of reasons. I think he was kind-of surprise at where the party was. But we had a really great time anyway!
Birthday Toast. I LOVE my mom's face in this one. Jon and Phil. Thanks for being there Phil - it meant so much to both of us! We miss you!!!
Our friends Bobby and Angie had this great idea that Jon should take a bite out of his cake. While he was taking a bite Bobby leans over to me and says "push his face into it"
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Friday, October 12, 2007
Wrap the lace around
It's official...Simon can tie his shoes!
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Thursday, October 11, 2007
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Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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Monday, October 08, 2007
Here's the scoop on our little friend Slimey...
He burrowed under the grass and was busy rounding out a little area for himself that first week. Every day more was done and he changed almost before our eyes. He was once a pretty big (probably almost 2 inches long) bright green caterpillar and now he is less than an inch long and totally brown. We can actually see wings forming under the brown shiny "skin". Unbelieveable!!!
It's so exciting! There won't be much more to show or tell - until he starts to emerge. I need to research when that might be...
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Saturday, October 06, 2007
As some of you may have already read at my sister's blog - we had dinner with my dad AND mom on Wednesday night. It was such a nice, relaxing evening. The food was great! The kids played so nice together - thanks to the balls of dough the restaurant gave them and the play-doh we brought with us! We really have a fun time when we get together. We missed the sister's in law and Dana - and the Floridians of course! But seriously, I have the funniest brothers ever. (And brothers-in law too, now that I think about it...)
Anyway, here are a few pics from the night. You can see the rest at Aim's blog if you want to.
Grandma & Talon. Talon was such a happy boy and so easy going, that's why there's a ton of pictures of him. And Auntie has a crush, I think. :)
Thanks for a great night Dad! It was great to be with you!
Silly Simon and Crazy Chloe :)
Uncle Lenny's debut on my blog. (I think I'm the only one who thinks they look alike, but I'm sorry...they do!)
My own little family. Not a bad pic considering Ben wanted to just play with the Play-doh. But hey, he's smiling at least!
Talon the Great! He sat with that cup for ages.
Such a fun night! : ) Aim - have we turned a corner again!?
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