Wednesday, October 26, 2005

I spotted one of them there mullets!

So my friend, Kellie, commented that this guy reminds her of jason "with hair":

But, this is actually what Jason looks like "with hair":

and what glorious hair it is indeed!

and for your pleasure, a slide show of our visit to the pumpkin patch, or "punkin catch" as Piper calls it.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Katie Katie Bo Batie

Happy Birthday to Kaitlyn Paige (Katie). What a special girl she is and we love her so much. She one of those kids that you just want to gobble up because she is so deliciously sweet.

Monday, October 24, 2005

When it rains

So much excitement today. First, we were greeted by Wilma, it wasn't so bad. Really wet and extremely windy. We lost a hibiscus plant in our front yard but all in all the worst part was being held hostage inside all day. We got out for a walk in the early evening and to our sweet surprise it was nice and cool.

But by far the most exciting thing to happen today was the arrival of two very special babies:

Eli Richard 3 pounds 12 ounces
Elizabeth Louise 3 pounds 9 ounces

My sister-in-law's water broke on Thursday and they went to the hospital and she got all kinds of drugs to develop the babies' lungs and such and then her labor started and they successfully stopped the labor and began the "wait and see." Her due date was December 20, so needless to say they didn't want the babies to come out yet. She puttered around since then with contractions on and off until this afternoon when they picked up and she had an emergency c-section. The babies came out screaming with excellent apgar scores and no need for oxygen.

Happy Birthday beautiful blonde snuggly babies. You are so special and so loved.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Close your eyes and make a wish!

Happy Birthday Sean!!

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


You know how every baby has a "thing" that calms them down? Like a face you make, or a special toy or blanket, or the passy or their thumb, or maybe a song?

Finley has a "thing" and just in case you find yourself on the receiving end of her wrath you should know that her "thing" is a song and that song is?

The B-I-B-L-E
Yes, that's the book for me
I stand alone on the word of God
The B-I-B-L-E

(make sure you are singing fairly loud and clapping on the beat)

Overheard tonight while Jason was finishing up Piper's bath and I was putting Finley down for bed:

Jason: Piper, you have a choice. You may rinse your hair or I can rinse your hair. I will count to three and then you will make your choice.

Piper: But I want Mommy to do it. I want Mommy to rinse my hair.

Jason: One...

Piper: NO! NO! NO!

Jason: Two...


Jason: Piper, Mommy cannot rinse your hair because she is putting down Finley and she isbreast-feeding.

Piper: No, Daddy, you put sister down. You do it!

Jason: Piper, breast feeding? I do not have breasts.

Piper: Daddy, you have a penis?

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


since I have been workingon costumes for my little goblins I started to think about what I had been for Halloween as a child. I couldn't remember very many so here is the short list:

a clown
a genie
minnie mouse
something involving fishnets

and my personal favorite -

in kindergarten I was Cyndi Lauper complete with pink hair in a side ponytail on the top of my head and an acid washed denim mini-skirt that was all ruffly. I'm talkin about vintage full-on girlsjustwannahavefun 80's Cyndi Lauper. I attended private school and although we were allowed to forgo our uniforms and wear costumes for halloween I had to say I was a "punk rocker", and yeah, I was 5 years old. How impossibly cool was I? Classic.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Blustery Day

It has been so windy today that Piper and I decided to make a kite this afternoon. It is not a functional in thesense that it is real, but for all intensive purposes it got the job done. Piper took it outside to fly it (which means Piper running back and forth dragging it) before it started to rain. I am such a sucker for my girls, I just think they are the most beautiful things ever created.

Anyway you can click for a slideshow of the kite flying extravaganza!


It seems that everything in my life right now is labeled as "unfinished." There are countless projects that are staring at me longingly wondering "when will I get done?" "when will it be my turn."

Case #1 :The pool. We are in week 5 of the pool construction and it seems to be at a stand still. Everyone says this moves very quickly in the beginning until they shoot the shell and then it stops. The curing process seems to be the culprit, although do you really think it has to cure for 30 days? And aren't there things that could be done while it is in this dormant phase? I don't know and honestly I am afraid to ask because the people are mean and not easy to work with. I am not one to back down from confrontation, but these people not nice and would not receive the questioning as I would intend it to come across.

Case #2: Halloween costumes for the girls. Why oh why did I think I could pull this one off? I am in no way what one would call a seamstress. I have made a couple bags, a couple dresses, and curtains and that's about it. For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to make the girls costumes...that it would be meaningful and special and they could use them for years to come to play dress up and look at them adoringly and worship them because they came from the hands of their mother. Bad bad idea. Now, I have to finish them because I have already spent the money on all of the fabrics and I WILL NOT buy them a costume because of the same reason. So where does that leave me? Unfinished.

Case #3: A lawsuit that I am not allowed to talk about, yet. Unfinished.

Case #4: Laundry, laundry and more laundry.

Case #5: This blog. As you can see the posts have been sporadic at best and there is good reason. There has been a tremendous amount of sickness in my little family between the Bug, the Birdie, and me. I have strep throat yet again, the 4th time in 2 months and this puts me at a 50/50 chance of having my tonsils SURGICALLY REMOVED. Not my idea of a good time. And my poor kids, it seems like we haven't been all well in what seems like forever. There is always a cough, a fever, or a snotty runny nose.

I need to get my act together. Finn will soon be turning a whole year old. This means a party will have to be planned, invitations ordered and sent, gifts bought and wrapped, and everything else that goes along with having a birthday celebration. Before that, however, it Halloween. The costumes. I'm getting stressed thinking about it. Then Thanksgiving and the twins coming, and Christmas, and New Years. I think I'm gonna throw up.

Monday, October 03, 2005