Tuesday, December 6, 2011
On the home front, we brought a new puppy into the house. She is a Coton de Tulear and her name is Coq au Vin, "Coco" for short. She has been a welcome addition to the household. We also adopted triplet sister kittens. Isis, Ankara and Cleopatra have been making the house very much their own. The love to look out the window at the birds and squirrels and growl. They have already caught a couple mice in the house, so I hope they keep up the good work. Well, the girls are home from school. Promise I will try posting again sooner than later!
Monday, January 4, 2010
We had a lovely surprise this Thanksgiving when the Grybko's came for the day! Of course, Cioci and the girls were here as well as Jill, Jeff and the girls. We even had Mots, an exchange student from Botswana, that made the day even more special.
John turned 40 on the December 23rd! He doesn't look a day over 35...love you baby!!!
Jill and Jeff got engaged on Christmas morning! So I will be gaining a new Brother-in-law and a new niece and 2 new nephews! I am so happy for all of them. As Oliva said, "Now I can really call you "Cioci", Cioci." The family got a new puppy named Lucy from Santa.
I fell down the last step on Jill's stairs carrying the ham and pan to bring home and either sprained my ankle really bad or broke my foot. I go to the doctor's today and hope I don't come home with a cast.
The kids have grown up so much. Sydney know all the "Princess" songs and her favorite radio song is "I make good girl's go bad" (is that a bad omen or what?) Kateri is my little Polish Hoarder. She had a shopping bag full of movies that had to go everywhere with her and now it's a box full of miniature horses. Luc likes to jump EVERYWHERE! I think we should have named him "Tigger".
Just enjoying seeing them develop and learn and trying not to lose my temper too much when they destroy the house.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
We had a dinner party on Saturday with the Danielson crew and Jill and Jeff. Lucky for us, Santa was making the rounds that night and we heard the sirens in time to go out to meet him. The kids were all excited, until Sydney saw the flashing lights and started to freak out. Needless to say, all worked out well and they got candy canes.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Upon reaching the bottom step, I was vaguely aware than something was not right. There were drops of bright pink leading from the living room into the dining. My first reaction was that one of the kids had cut themselves and was lying prone in a corner of the dining room slowly bleeding to death. Alas, this was not so (I could have handled that misfortune). Instead my 2 darling daughters had painted their hands and feet a bright fuchsia and were at that moment attempting to cover the wall with what was left in the bottle.
After a short cry of an expletive I shall not repeat, I ripped away the bottle and prepared myself to view the damage. There was a trail of pink leading into the living room, where a larger smear of pink was strew across the floor. CSI would have had a field day mapping the "blood" splatter. Thinking to myself, "That's not too bad", I turned to find footprints and droplets on my new rug in the living room!
Needless to say, after 3 bottles of polish remover, the nail polish has been eradicated from the affected areas. Where is my bottle of wine?????
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
So we have discovered that crayons CAN be used as lipstick! Not only can we pull the barstools over to the counters to eat entire sticks of butter but we can also use the computer, make calls, get candy and virtually make a mess on any surface in the house!
Luc has started walking more on his own in between furniture and does well holding onto one hand. We "chase" our sisters around the garden outside and crawl all over the place now instead of crying to the nearest adult. Jill left for Australia last Sunday so we have 5 kids to contend with now...can you say Prozac and Merlot!
We do not like to wear clothes or diaper, for that matter. I can't wait for potty training!!!! We went apple picking Sunday and it was great. The kids loved picking the apples but spent more time eating them! We made apple pie and it went over well, even though I had no cinnamon and had to ground up 5 year old cinnamon sticks to make do! C'est la vie!
Well, Daddy's home. Time for "Mommy to check out", as John calls it, and relax outside for a few minutes until dinner is ready! Cheers!!