Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Bad News

My step-father Joe, unexpectedly passed away last night. So Gem and I are headed to VA today to help mom. Dh and the girls will be joining us at some point, but anyway keep us in your prayers, I am going back to the land of dial-up, so I don't know when I will be able to update you. I think my mom wants the funeral to be on Saturday, she definitely wants to have it before Christmas, but we will see what happens when I get there!!

But, I wish you all a Merry Christmas!!! I hope Santa is good to all of you and you get what you want!!!!! I know what I am getting, but I will have to tell you all about it when I get home!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

All Gem wants for Christmas is . . .

her two bottom front teeth!! Well, she got her first one last week. She was a bear! No sleeping, clingy and just all around not happy. But it finally broke through!! And instantly, a happy baby. But tonight I saw the shadow of the other bottom tooth and she is back to waking up every 20 minutes!!!!!!!! Teething tablets, no good. Tylenol, not working. She is a very stubborn loud baby. She is literally screaming like the most angry baby you have ever heard. Oh, I think I will have to put teething on my list of things to ask God about someday!!!!!!!

So if you don't see me here for the next few days it is because I am sleeping in 20 minute intervals and don't want to be responsible for what I say!! Gotta love babies!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Some Fun Links!

Need another Christmas Stocking Stuffer??

Or a pick-me up made by a really old lady??

Or some fun tables for the game room??

Or some just frivolous but amazing cupcake wrappers??

Get tired of stepping on the Lego??

Or heck, just step on the Lego in these . . .

Have a good weekend!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Did you see the pic . . .

of my girls with Santa?? No, well that is b/c there isn't one!! A and B have decided that Santa is too scary to talk to this year.

When I used the mommy guilt trip,
"Well, Santa won't know what you want for Christmas if you don't tell him"
they just said, "we are fine with surprises Mom."

What is the appropriate response for that one??
I just said, "huh, well, okay - rocks and sticks it is then."
So in their 5 year old wisdom they replied,
"Okay, we will just have to play with them outside."

End of conversation. Mommy had no more to say as I had been outwitted by two 5 year olds.

She's Alive!!

Hi Everyone!! I am alive . . . just super, super busy!! I had strep throat, then Gem got an ear infection and then the girls both got colds! I am telling you - we have NEVER had this much sickness in the house, ever!! I am so frustrated! But I think we have it all under control . . .

So a brief review of the last month . . . shopping, driving, laundry, sweeping, wiping noses and bums, getting up several times at night, cooking, not getting anything wrapped for Christmas, Christmas parties and nursing one whopper of a hangover last week!!

Grandma Lindquist and my dad came for Thanksgiving! It was fun, we took the girls ice skating and they showed off their 'skills!' Then DH's parents came last weekend for a quick visit and we went to see the Festival of Trees that we go to each year! We cleaned out the garage b/c it was about, um 75 degrees outside, a little spring cleaning in DECEMBER !! I have pulled out the girls summer clothes to wear to school again!! So weird!!

Random thoughts . . .
Gem only likes to nap in the car . . . she is actually sitting out there in her car seat right now!! She falls asleep after I take the girls to school and if I move her she won't sleep, but if I leave her out in the garage . . . 2 hour nap!! Okay, so I don't get anything done b/c I have to sit right here in the family room listening for her and as soon as it gets cold, I will have to figure out how to move her! But I figure during this warm spell, I might as well let her rest out there!!

Getting a Christmas picture this year has been really difficult!! With everyone having days of not feeling great, there is never one pic of everyone smiling or looking at the camera. So for now enjoy these pics from the last couple of days . . .