Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Right Now

Right now, Kylie draws stacks and stacks of pictures each day, usually to give away to her friends.

Right now, Summer is obsessed with shoes.  Sometimes when we're at home, she'll only wear shoes.

 Right now, the girls are frenemies. They argue with each other about as much as they play together.

Right now, Kylie is very particular.  For instance, while I'm pouring her a cup of milk in the morning, she's making sure that it's filled all the way to the top... in her purple cup... heated up for 30 seconds... and served with a straw.  Oh, and she wants "Rainbow Cereal" (Lucky Charms) in her green bowl...with no milk inside...and no spoon.

Right now, Summer has selective hearing.  I can ask her 20 times/day to get off the arm of the couch and each time she'll just stare at me like she's never heard such a request before.

Right now, Josh really loves his job.  He recently received the "Company Value Award" at work for his outstanding service. 

Right now, I anxiously await those precious evening hours after the girls are asleep when I get my husband all to myself.  We usually watch Grey's Anatomy, but at least we're together :)

Right now, Kylie does a great job getting herself ready for school.  She picks out her own clothes and gets herself dressed.  She eats her breakfast, brushes her teeth, and tells me what she wants in her lunchbox.  I still brush her hair, though, because I kind of love that part of our morning routine.

Right now, Summer no longer naps and I'm fine with that.  Around 4:00 she'll pick up her blankie, stick her fingers in her mouth, and quietly follow me throughout the house. Unfortunately, there are some days when we have to pick up Josh from work right during this time, and she conks out in the car {which makes for a later bedtime}.
Right now, the girls have wonderful imaginations.  It's not uncommon to hear them singing to themselves or talking through some imaginary dialogue.
Right now, Kylie has marriage on her mind.  Last week she told me that she'll marriage her friend, Benjamin, when she's a little older.  How old?  SIX.

Right now, Summer is over her potty training slump and has gone weeks without an accident.  She has also started waking us up at night IF she realizes she needs to go.  We're really not pushing night time potty training at all-- we kind of value sleep.
Right now, I'm seriously considering getting bunk beds for the girls.  Soon, I suppose.

Right now, Josh is happiest when he can get out and play basketball several times a week.  In fact, it's so important to him that he'll sometimes wake up at 5am so he can get some ball in before work.


Friday, November 23, 2012

A Day in the Life of...Us

Now that it's officially post-Thanksgiving, I have been given the green light to freely enjoy the Christmas spirit.  I think it's contagious.
Summer's favorite ornament is Santa Claus, or "Ho Ho."
After decorating the tree, Josh and I took the girls bowling.  We thought it would be so much fun since they have never been before.

Boy, were we wrong!  It started out OK.
 Then it turned into this:
Kylie cried THE WHOLE TIME because there weren't any balls "her size."  Summer actually bowled about 8 frames, then cried THE ONE TIME we didn't let her carry the bowling ball to the lane by herself.  I think we'll just bowl on the wii from now on....

See that adorable picture of my family dancing in front of the Christmas tree?  Now see that adorable little 2-year-old screaming her head off?  That, my friends, is called LIFE, and it's mine :)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Still Here!

I've decided that I'm a "fair weather photographer."  As the weather has gotten colder, my picture taking has decreased tremendously.  Sorry :)  I took these with my phone the other day.

We're busy, but with nothing blog-worthy.  Kylie is still loving school and has had a couple of fun play dates recently.  Summer has reverted back to having lots of potty accidents and is now sick with a cold (which totally doesn't help the potty situation, let me tell you). Josh and I...well, we watch a lot of Grey's Anatomy on Netflix when we have time to unwind.  I know, our life is SUPER exciting right now ;) That's all, folks!

Monday, November 5, 2012


We spent a few days in Michigan over the weekend.  The purpose of our visit was to attend a funeral for a dear friend: Evan Aamodt.  You can read his obituary here.
I can't say enough positive things about Evan-- he was such a great guy.  It is clear that he will be missed by many, many, many people.  Getting through today was very difficult, but I am still grateful that we were able to be there to show our support to his sweet family. 

Despite the sad circumstances, there were a few bright spots.  Kylie was able to reunite with her best buddy, Thad.  They picked up right where they left off, as if we had never left at all.  Watching the kids play together without a care in the world was a welcome distraction for me.