Saturday, January 19, 2013

Christmas 2012

Wow, Christmas just jumped on my back this year literally the day before.  Madden only asked for a helicopter and London asked for a barbie puppy waterpark.(Oh yeah, it exists).  
Unfortunately Christmas morning came around and Mimi and Papa's house and I realized that Santa had forgotten to deliver a bunch of presents.  One of those being the helicopter.  Oh well, London did feel a little confused as to why Madden had more gifts than she did and why she didn't get any clothes to wear on Christmas day, but she was quick to forgive Santa's mistake. 
 I seriously don't know what my deal is this pregnancy.  I totally locked myself out of my car twice in three days.  The first time I was stuck sitting at Wal Mart, praying that Mandy found me a spare key all the while trying NOT to puke in public.  Tyler was kind enough to tell me that daily he finds things in the cupboards or fridge that shouldn't be there. 
 Like steamed broccoli in the cupboard, cereal in the fridge, and cookie dough in the pantry.  The good man that he is shields me from further confusion and just takes care of it.  Apparently I was hit with the stupid bat over Christmas as well.  Madden was so stinking excited for Santa to come.  He and London were hilarious.
  We took them to Rise of the Guardians the Saturday before and it was probably the best thing we could do.  In the middle of Christmas Eve night I heard London say, "Santa, is that you?"  and "Jack Frost? Are you there?"   Too funny. 
 Tyler did end up coming to bed after playing Xbox until 2:00 a.m..  This is an improvement because in years past, he and Bradley (my bil) have stayed up until 5:00 a.m..  Which is what time the kids awoke this year. We had two Christmas Eve's this year.  The first was at Ty's mom's house where the kids got all dressed in their nativity best.  Tyler bought me a camera this year and unfortunately,  I don't know how to download the pics.  So further images of Christmas will have to be in the near future.  Does that make sense?  Anywho....updates for the week along with family pics:
-Madden climbed in my bed one morning and said, "You have pretty eyebrows, Mom."  Uh...thanks.  I asked him why he thought so.  He said, "I just do, but Gabey said my eyebrows were awesome!"  Okay.....
-Kids are still eating me under the table thanks to Tyler's genes.
-Madden will tell you that Daddy is a bad driver and Mommy is a good driver.  This is because Daddy drives slow and Mommy drives fast.
-London believes that the word "idiot" literally means someone not as smart as her mom. (Who told her that?):)
-Madden pulls clown faces frequently in family pictures.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

uh...Has Four Months...okay Five!, really gone by?

Um, I'm ashamed.  Really I should be posting about the hilarity of my children lately lest I forget, but it's been a little hard.  Here let me give you a hint.

  This is a picture that Madden took of me making dinner yesterday. 
Yep, baby number three is not only well on it's way, it's a girl!  My excuse for not posting has been that this baby made me so darn sick Aug through Nov.  But, now I'm feeling tons better since we're on the downhill.  So much has happened lately that I haven't even posted about.  In the fall we, of course,
went to the fair where Madden fell asleep before we even got there.

 He rode his first mini rollercoaster.  London giggled the whole time and Madden just went around with a terrified facial expression.
  Mandy came with us with her boys to Peach Days.  
 We had several people commenting on the twins, meaning Gabe and Madden. 
Unfortunately, Mandy and I were not feeling too hot at the moment but, Tyler took the boys around to look at the cars.  They loved it!
London failed her hearing tests in school. I had no idea she couldn't hear until I took her into the Dr.  Long story short, she got her tonsils and adenoids removed and had tubes put in her ears.
  Poor gal was in misery for a good two weeks but, such a trooper.  She came out of the operating room trying to cry for me to hold her but, her little throat hurt so bad.  What an angel.
  Before that we did have Halloween at some point and my memory is kind of sketchy on details.
  I did have a birthday on Thanksgiving and my mother gave me some fabulous maternity clothes.
  You can see how pleased I am:)  Madden and London were just downright excited over my birthday.
 This year, I shouldn't forget to mention, London started ballet. 
She had a recital in December and my mom and I spent so much time on her hair and make up
.  London felt so grown up.  I have to say, she was so darling and the cutest one up there.
 That girl knew her routine! Madden did ask me if he could take ballet too, but I had to tell him that Daddy would be very upset if he were to do that. 
I think he figured it out at the recital.  My sister, Mandy is fabulous at keeping touch with our grandparents. 
I feel so grateful that I've been able to catch rides up with her stay close with them.  Also, it's fun because not only am I pregnant, but Mandy AND Monica are pregnant too!  That's enough for today but, I'll post on Christmas sometime later this week.

Fun Facts:
-London is learning to read with a voracious appetite.  So proud.
-London and Madden quote the "warm-up suit" scene from Despicable Me with regularity.
-Madden wants to name the baby "Sarnafina."  Which is really Saraphina, the cat on one of London's barbie movies.
-London is obsessed with Les Miserables and watches it consistently on TV and listens to it on her ipod.  She wants to name the baby Cosette.
-Madden makes up words just like London did.  Ex: Colorish.
-London and Madden will watch a movie together holding hands....everyday.

That's all for now folks!