Monday, June 29, 2009

Back again

So - I had to travel for business last week, returned home and then Team T promptly went our separate ways for the weekend. Brother and Daddy headed to Atlanta for the Braves/Red Sox game, Little Bitty and I headed to Indy to see the new addition to the family. Baby G is absolutely precious. He is tiny and sweet and all the kids (his sister and four cousins were there) took turns holding him. Little Bitty LOVED him and says she misses him. Good thing she had Mighty Boy to dote on. ;)

Multi-generational Red Sox Fan Photo

I wish I had a cute picture of Little Bitty with her new cousin - but I don't. I took some with my phone and they didn't get saved. I'm such a heal.

Anyway, this will be another busy week - Little Bitty turns 3 on Saturday! I've got shopping and planning to do! Ideas for gifts? I'm listening.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The humor in everyday happenings

It's been a funny week... especially if you think puppies chewing up new Blackberry Curves is funny. Which I don't. I do think kids drawing on mustaches, beards, and chest hair (on themselves - not on me) with a Sharpie is funny. For me, the funniest part was when I told Brother (who really RARELY does anything naughty) that Sharpies were permanent - the expression on his face went from joy over his little unapproved body art to confusion then alarm. I didn't let him panic for long - I told him I was sure we could get it off somehow. It actually came off pretty easily with baby wipes and then some scrubbing by Daddy. Thanks to my Facebook friends for suggestions and sharing in my amusement.

Other things I have found amusement in this week:

  • The kids are very PC in their discipline of Mighty Boy. They remind me constantly that he is not a "bad puppy" he just makes some "bad choices". Seriously, who have they been hanging out with?! ;)

  • Brother and Little Bitty had a big argument this morning over whether or not Brother looked awesome. Brother thought he looked awesome even without his pants on. Little Bitty said he DIDN'T look awesome because he wasn't dressed yet.

  • Brother helped Little Bitty learn to put her head under water in the bathtub. He helped her put on goggles, held her nose for her, and then pushed her face under and held it there by the back of her head for a few seconds. As she came up sputtering he told her "Good job. You did great!" She was all smiles and so proud. A fly on the wall would have definitely thought that Brother was trying to drown her - but it was actually a very sweet brother/sister moment.

  • Little Bitty has discovered secrets. She comes and whispers in my ear (usually something completely unintelligible) and then gives me a sidelong look and says, very seriously, "DON'T tell anyone." Believe me baby, I couldn't if I tried.

Gearing up for Father's Day this weekend. Brother has some big ideas. He is such a sweet kid - both of them are - they love family time and it is my wish that we can somehow maintain that as a constant through the years. Team T rocks!

Friday, June 12, 2009

I have a new nephew!

My little sister and her awesome husband welcomed a new little guy into the world yesterday evening. He is perfect and healthy and they are all doing great. Baby boy has a beautiful big sister (3 1/2) and he is one lucky little fellow to be born to this family. So happy for all of them!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

More swingin'

And here she goes - full steam ahead
The GrabNot so graceful - but she does it

He holds on for dear life - but loves every minute of it


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Afternoon Alligator Crafts

Michael's had these little wooden alligators (or are they crocodiles?) and paint for $1/set. They also have snakes... I'll be going back to get them because these were a huge hit. And the activity actually lasted a little more than the 2.3 minutes that some planned activities do. Little Bitty had every bit as much paint on her shirt as she did her alligator - but really, whose fault is that? I should have made her some sort of smock, right? I know. I don't know at what point I'll start thinking like an experienced mom. I guess not after almost 6 years. But a paint covered shirt, table, face, is completely worth it for the few minutes of creativeness and joy that the two of them had doing it.