Friday, January 25, 2008

Where I've Been...

To say that I can't post because every time I think of poor little Slimey, wouldn't be truthful. Though I am still pretty upset about it. We had to tell Simon last week. It was awful. He didn't believe us. But finally he did and actually cried. :(
So anyway, you guys won't believe where I've been.

Simon got a Webkinz from Grandma Betty for Christmas. Ben got one last weekend and me, the mommy, I am totally addicted to it! I mean really. It's BAD! But the kids LOVE it and and are having such a blast spending the Webkinz dollars I win for them playing the games. Not to mention feeding their pets (Simon's is a black lab named Smokey and Ben's is a "hippotominous" names Harry), making sure they sleep, checking on their gardens, etc........ So much fun. But that's where we are. We're in Webkinz World.

Uncle Peter, I promised you the pics and videos of the Monster Truck Show and I will post them soon. Really, I will. Maybe after one more game of Cash Cow.........

Monday, January 07, 2008

It's a...


Yes, I checked on little Slimey today after probably more than a week and found this.
He's not alive anymore. I'm having a really hard time with this. I am a horrible caterpillar keeper. I can't believe he came out of his cocoon and we didn't know about it. I just feel so sad. Like it was just a waste of time.

When I showed the boys Simon said, "So when is it going to turn into a butterfly?" I had to explain it to him that this caterpillar was made to be a moth, not a butterfly. So sweet though. :) I didn't have the heart to tell him that the moth was actually dead. Maybe tomorrow - or IF he asks about it another day.

So the Slimey Stats are over........and I'm really sad about it. I'd be a lot less sad if we were able to let him go in the gorgeous January weather. Oh well!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Ralphie & Randy

The boys got to watch A Christmas Story this year for the 1st time and LOVED it! Ben actually says "look, there's me!" when Randy comes on the screen. Could they look any more like those 2 though??

We had a really nice low-key Christmas! I'm not sure if I will ever post about it. I'm so over it now. The tree was out the door on the 26th! Please don't get me wrong. We had many fun parties and many very relaxing days but I am really glad it's all over! The stinkin' advent calendar just about drove me nutty! :) And our family parties were split up all over December so now that it's over, I'm not sure I can go back. Okay, maybe I'll post a few.....just so you guys don't think I'm a big old scrooge and we didn't have any fun for the holidays!

Making cookies!

I had such a fun time with Talon under the tree one night. The needles kept falling off on our faces and we were cracking up. He was shhhhing me and telling me about the train he heard outside and all kinds of other things. :)

I have MANY pictures of the kids opening their presents. They were so much fun to buy presents for and getting them all ready was just as fun. Thanks Auntie Susie for all your helping wrapping!!! It would have taken me days to get them all done.

Here's Ben opening up his cleaning set from Auntie Kristin and Uncle Paul and their kids. He wanted this so bad. Kristin felt bad buying him cleaning supplies but I assured her that he would be ecstatic and he was! He actually kissed the box...

then Dana started crying!

We love you Dane. You have a heart of gold! Ben is next to me right now and said, "Ohhh, there's Dana. She's crying because I kissed it." Then he kissed my arm. I love you Ben!
Then Ben started crying because Talon (apparently not getting any attention at that moment) decided it would be nice to go and lay on Ben's favorite thing. Real nice Tal! :) Not nice at all, but totally funny!