Today has been remarkably calm. Maggie has played by herself in her room with her new toys for long stretches and Sean has been nice to Max. I'm making my second loaf of bread with the bread machine, this time trying kamut flour to see if I can get a loaf a little less dense than the last one. Max and Sean are currently napping, Glen is outside playing with his frisbees and Maggie is playing with her dollhouse. Time for me to go play too...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
The key to surviving the pre-holiday crazies has been divide and conquer. Glen and Sean versus Maggie, Max, and Mom. Sean and Glen have taken numerous drives and visited Grandma a lot these last few days, while the rest of us have been at home. I've been wrapping, cooking, cleaning and nursing while Max mostly sleeps and Maggie mostly watches holiday movies on tv. One day until Christmas and maybe life will calm down after that. (Yipes!)
When the whole family is together, its best to stay active so no-0ne has a chance to bug, hit, annoy, scratch, grab, or bite anyone else. Here we are on A-mountain in downtown Tempe. Sean walked all the way up and down despite Glen bringing the backpack. I carried Max in the front carrier. Maggie ran up and down like 4 times in the span of our ascent. That girl has so much energy. The only time I have seen her tired is after a 12 hour day at Disneyland.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
I finally finished a sweater I've been working on for Max. It came out a little misshapen and definately too big.
So I was taking it off and putting it away for next year when Sean spotted it and said he would wear it. Its too short in the trunk for him, but he loves it. He wore it all day. His belly button peaks through when he is standing.
We had a busy weekend. Friday night we went to the train park and saw the Christmas Lights. It was opening night so we stood in line to see Santa too. Sean was a little wary but was won over by a candy cane. He absolutely loves the trains.
Saturday night we went to the marina and watched the boats light up and head out onto the lake for the Tempe boat parade. We didn't actually stay for the parade as Glen had to go chaperone the Christmas dance so we had to head home. But I think we saw enough to get the idea. The parade didn't happen at the marina, but on the other side of the lake down by the bridges. I think it was more fun being at the marina because we could watch all the action.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday night we had dinner out at Bostons. I had a 25 dollar off coupon that I bought for 2 dollars. It was great! Sean slurped up his maccaroni and Maggie lost her tooth while biting into her fettuncini. Her tooth didn't seem loose enough to fall out from a soft noodle. Oh...that reminds me...I had better go be the tooth fairy.... Ok I'm back. Maxwell was a big boy in the restaurant and sat in the high chair.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Maggie's soccer team had a party at Peter Piper Pizza tonight. This weekend is the tournament. You keep playing until you lose. I am secretly hoping they lose early, but the coach wants everyone to bring a lunch because he thinks they can "go all the way". Yipes! Everyone got a participation trophy. Maggie wants to bring hers to school so she can show her friends. We compromised on her bringing in a photo of her holding the trophy. So this is the photo.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
He tried, but none actually made it to his mouth.
I did save some sweet potatoes for him, so maybe we will give that a try over the weekend. He is 7 months old! I'm not ready for him to be eating!
Maggie was happy to have Carbon over. (We all were)
Sean suprized everyone by eating the sweet and sour cabbage and the spaghetti squash. He didn't eat anything else though, except the olives.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tonight Maggie helped me make the pumpkin pie for tomorrow. And I just popped the apple pie in the oven. The house is still a wreck and will perhaps remain that way. At least the Thanksgiving tablecloth will look pretty. Now its time to do some mainainance on my pc...
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Sean's favorite thing to do on the playground is still swinging. It makes it very easy to keep track of him. Poor Maxwell has a runny nose and the chilly 65 degree air made it worse. By the time we got home, his face was all red like he had been out in the snow. I guess the acid from the nose mucous plus all his drool is irritating his sweet little face.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
"Uh oh, now you have milk in your sausage" -Me (after Sean dumps his milk onto his plate)
"I want to wipe it" -Sean (Discussing the milk on his sausage)
"Don't throw your trains at Maggie. Throw them into the toy bin!" -Me
"Yes Maggie, you have to wash your hair." -Me
"We'll clean your room tomorrow." -Me
"Daddy killed a rat in the garden." -Maggie (A rat??? Yipes!)
"Mommy, theres poopy on my fingers" -Sean
"I have monster book" - Sean (Wanting to read his favorite, "Where the Wild things are")
"I'll never lose this!...Oops" -Maggie, reliving her favorite line from the movie "Up"
"I think we had better go to Chuckbox for dinner" -Glen
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Despite Sean's expression here, he was very happy at the parade. Especially when the police motorcycles drove by and the brownies handed him TONS of candy.
Look how grown up Maggie looks here! In the car on the way home, Maggie said "This is how you spell Jeep; J...e...e...p. Do you know how I know? Its right here." WHen I glanced at her, I expected her to be pointing to a sign outside, but she was pointing to her headband. At the stoplight, she showed me a fuzzy blue headband than Grandma Carolyn used to wear. I hadn't realized she was wearing it. I guess she had been exploring my box of past hair paraphenalia. So her next question was why the word Jeep was on her headband, so I told her how that was Grandma's camp name, and how Grandpa use to drive a jeep. She was very interested in it.
Sean had fun with playdoh today. And Maggie had fun watching the new "Electric Company" on PBS.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
On the menu for later this week includes cranberry and peanut butter sandwiches as well as pumpkin and chocolate chip cookies (yet to be made). Yum!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Here is Glen pumping water so Maggie can put out a "fire".
Here is Glen chatting up the helicopter pilot, asking him all sorts of aviation specific questions.
Here is the airforce fire truck watering the desert beside the museum. Maggie was impressed by the rainbow all the water created.
We had a good time. After the excitement, we came home for nap. We had tried to meet up with a friend at the Hall of Flame, but they weren't able to make it. However, she invited us to their school's Halloween Carnival. Maggie didn't need much persuading! Here she is decked out as Cleopatra.