Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tooting my own horn...TOOT TOOT!!!

Go me!  I ran my 5k today in 29 minutes!  woo-hoo!  I told myself that I had to do it in under 30 minutes, so I did.  I didn't have a LOT of leeway there, but I succeeded.  I am super proud of myself!  :)

So, while I was off running my buns off, my children were left here....alone....with their father!  EEEEK!  I kid, I kid!  He did a fine job with them, but it is currently 9:00 and he is crashed!  These kids wear you out, I tell ya!

One sad note...poor Kinsey is sick.  She has this weird fever that is going around.  Fortunately, it is a 24 hour thing, but unfortunately, it has knocked her for a loop.  So, being the good mom that I am, I prepared her a gourmet dinner of ice cream, corn dog and animal crackers.  Now, who wouldn't want to be sick in my house??  You get whatever you want!

Changing topics COMPLETELY....
Ben's new thing is singing!  It is adorable!  I will have to get a video soon.  I downloaded some kids' music onto my computer and I play them all the time.  He almost has the ABC song and he loves Wheels on the Bus.  It's SO cute!  Sadly, though, he has his father's rhythm, so when he dances, it's a sight to behold.  Video will be coming soon....

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Two new pictures that I love...

I love both of these pictures.  I just love the fact that my kids actually love each other!  sniff sniff!!





Walking with Ben...

It is SO nice outside!  Beautiful!!  So, I have been spending the bulk of my days hanging out with neighbors and playing with the kids outside.  One of the things that I love to do with Ben is go for a walk.  We walk around our block and he tells me all of the letters and numbers that he sees.  It's very cute.  Until.........we had this conversation...


We approach a round man-hole cover looking thing on the sidewalk and I looked at it and it said "Storm Sewer."  Ben lays down on the sidewalk and traces the letters with his finger.

Ben:  "S-T-O-R-M"
Me:  That's right!  That spells storm!
Ben:  That not spell storm!  That spell BEN!!
Me:  hahahaha!
Ben:  "S-E-W-E-R"
Me:  Right!  That spells sewer!
Ben:  That not spell sewer!  That spell MOMMY!!


Only two years old and he already thinks that his mom is full of crap!  :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The 5k was not to be!

Whew!  Thanks to a blizzard, my 5k was pushed back to next Saturday.  Now I have another week to get ready.  I should probably start by running, but instead I have focused my energy on putting together a rockin' playlist to listen to while I run.  Also, I have a cute outfit to wear.  What could possibly be more important than that?  Physical fitness?  I think not!

But, even though I am less than excited about the race, I am super excited to spend the night at Chrissy's and hang out with her in Ft. Collins.  A night away!  wheeeeeee!  I know that Chrissy and all of the other girls are going to beat me in the race, but I have a goal---to finish without walking.  Can I do it?  We shall see!!  (oh, and the blizzard?  It turned out to be a crap-load of rain!  We needed the rain, though.  I am hoping to see some green grass soon!)

On to a different topic....
Kinsey has become Little Miss Sassy Mouth!  She has been spending several afternoons on the naughty step because she is so sassy.  He is an example, Kinsey:  "Mom?  PUT SPONGEBOB ON RIGHT NOW!!!"  Me:  "um, no."  Kinsey:  "DO IT!"  Me:  "On the naughty step!!!"

Or...
Kinsey:  "Mom?  Can I have some lemonade?"
Me:  "Sure, just a second."
Kinsey:  "WHAT IS THE HOLDUP WITH THE LEMONADE?!?!"
Me:  "On the naughty step!!!"

Ack!  Is she 5 or 15?  I can't handle it!

Hopefully her 'tude doesn't rub off on Ben.  Right now he is sweet and precious....until he wants a snack.  And then all hell breaks loose..."I WANT MARSHOWWWWWWS!!!"  

Again, let me reiterate, I can NOT wait for a night off with Chrissy!  If I can picture these 2 crumbgrabbers chasing me, I will probably end up with an excellent time!!!

Wish me luck!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter 2009!

The Easter bunny has come and gone and left a trail of hyped up kids and Easter basket grass all over my house!!  Apparently, Ben LOVES chocolate and once he has some, will NOT be sated with anything less.  Bananas?  Grapes?  Cheese?  Oh no!  Chock-it and only chock-it will do.  This boy was in rare form today.  I hope that he wakes up tomorrow ready to check back in to the world of fruits and non-sugar filled foods, but we all know that ain't gonna happen.  Poor boy.  Gonna have to have false baby teeth due to his addiction.

Kinsey was AWESOME this year.  The perfect age for Easter festivities.  She woke up with a "EEEEEK!!!!  THE EASTER BUNNY CAME!!!!"  and kept it up all day.  Adorable!  This is what easter excitement looks like:




The easter bunny brought her a fishbowl.  So, we journeyed out to get our very first pet.  I don't know why I didn't take a picture of our newest addition, but let me tell you about him.  He is a beautiful purple betta fish.  Even though Kinsey is well aware that she chose a male fish, she decided to adorn his bowl with pink and purple glass rocks, a big pink flower, and she named him Barbie.  This kid is hilarious!!  

So, Barbie....I am so sorry that you are going to live a confused existence.  Sadly, your life will probably be short, but you should know that you have made a little girl very happy.  We are equally happy for Petco's 15 day guarantee on your life!  Someday I will be sure to tell Barbie I, Barbie II, and Barbie III about how you paved the way for their cushy lifestyles!

I shall leave you know with some pictures of my family looking fancy!






Thursday, April 9, 2009

The cutest kids ever!!!

OK, I know that I am biased, but can you look at these pictures and honestly tell me that they are NOT the cutest kids that have ever lived?

Might I present exhibit A.....Benjamin.  I just took this picture a few minutes ago.  He has donut smeared on his face and you can see his one dimple.  Precious!





Exhibit B....Kinsey.  She is wearing my super cool margarita sunglasses (courtesy of cool Aunt Chrissy!!)  She's a cool chick!  (Yes, I know that I just used the word "cool" three times.  Shut up.)


I know that a lot of you have adorable children, but come on!  I don't know how I got picked to have the cutest ones ever!!  ;)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ben and his kitchen utensils...

So, last night I wasn't home because I was babysitting and racking up points so that DOug and I can have a hot date for our anniversary!!  Doug was in charge last night and when I got home, he told me this story...

"Ben and Kinsey were in the toy room watching a movie and I was in the family room watching the basketball game.  All of a sudden, Ben comes RUNNING out of the toy room into the kitchen.  He opens the utensil drawer and rummages around in it a bit.  Then, he comes RUNNING into the family room.  He holds up one thing and says, 'Daddy!  What's this?'  I said, 'A ladle!"  Ben repeats, "A ladle!  What's this?"  I say, "An egg beater!"  He repeats, "An egg beater!  Thanks, Daddy!"  Then he RUNS back into the toy room with his new treasures."

Weird kid.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The weekend is over!

Whew!  I just got the kids to bed and now I have a few hours of silence.  aaaaaah!  Doug will be home in the middle of the night and it will be nice to have everybody together again.  

We had a great weekend.  The kids were surprisingly good.  Today our only adventure was going to Walgreen's to get Easter candy for Kinsey's school Easter egg hunt.  I was happy that we got out of the house at all!

While we were playing today, I took the cutest video of Ben.  He and I were playing with a letter puzzle and singing, "The A says AH!  The A says AH!  Every letter makes a sound, the A says AH!"  etc etc etc.  If you have ever seen The Letter Factory, that song will be burned into your brain forever!  So, after I sang the song a gazillion times, he finally decided to do it.  And here we have it....


video

Saturday, April 4, 2009

So, I survived!

Duh.  Of course I would survive!  I'm the mom!

But, today is a different story.  It is snowing like mad, cold, windy and crappy out there.  I am trying  to round up the kids to go to Starbucks, but it's not going well!  Don't they understand that I have NEEDS????  sigh.

These little kids were hilarious last night.  Somehow, Ben discovered that it is super fun to jump in the air and land on his sister.  Fortunately, she laughed, but soon I am sure that we will have either a) a broken bone or b) a little boy with a black eye!

Speaking of black eyes, I should start a pool to see who gets the first one and when.  Why would I do this?  Well, someone decided to show Ben how to make a fist.  Not only does he make a fist, but he figured out how to throw a whopper of a punch.  You have to be on your toes when you are close to him.  You never know when a roundhouse right might be headed for your face!

Friday, April 3, 2009

I'm soooooo lonely!!!!

Well, I am going to update my blog, since apparently I am popular!  (Thanks Karen Anderson!  I am super excited about your pink news!!!)

Here's what's the latest with me....

1.  My parents, Yaya and Papa, just left this morning.  They were here for 10 days, but it is NOT ENOUGH!  It goes way too fast and we have way too much fun!  While they were here, Doug and I managed to sneak away to Vegas, baby!  Woo-hoo!  (I have to admit, while in Vegas, I said "WOO-HOO!  Way too much!!!  Sadly, it was because I was getting free drinks, NOT because I was winning.  sigh.)

2.  Doug left last night to go on a golf trip in San Fran.  Hence, the title of this post.  Yesterday my house was full of adults and today....it's just me.  Me and two monkeys.  "Why aren't you angry with Doug for leaving you with two monkeys to go golfing???",  you might ask.  Well, I am not angry because while we were in Vegas I went shopping.  Need I say more?  I have a shiny new purse to keep me warm at night!  :)

3.  Remember the drama I was eluding to?  It's over.  And, I'm still not going to tell you what it was!  Haha, suckers!  

4.  Ben.  Ben, Ben, Ben.  I had the bright idea to get his hair cut.  It was a little unruly with all of the curls.  But, what I did not know was that lurking under the angelic curls was a little heathen!  Cutting his hair made him look older and turned him into a big, bad boy!  (Ok, he's not bad, but he's getting there!)  Since he lost his hair, he has learned how to make a fist.  And, if you get too close, you better watch out!  The fists are flying with no notice.

Check out the difference...
Before...


After...


5.  Kinsey.  She is a little diva, that's for sure.  I am hearing a lot of this type of thing, "Mom!  I want water!  Cold water!" pause.  pause.  pause.  "Um, did you HEAR me?"  How did my 5 year old turn into a 16 year old overnight?  She is hilarious and adorable (most of the time), but in these moments I can FEEL my hair turning gray.  Also, my girl LOVES to dance.  She is actually quite good!  Check out her Michael Jackson moves...



So, that is my little update.  I am currently running on fumes, since I haven't caught up on the sleep that I lost in Vegas.  So, perhaps i will be back tonight with another update:  My day alone with monkeys!