Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Portland, Maine, that is!
We feel very blessed to have matched to our second choice - but also very disappointed to be SO far away from our family and loved ones. So it is certainly a day of ups and downs. Over all, though, we feel that Portland, Maine is, for whatever reason, where our little family is supposed to be. And that thought brings us great comfort. We'll have a busy few weeks as we get Grins' tonsils removed tomorrow, then work on relocating our family across the country, so if the posts are sparse, that's why! Wish us luck!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Grins had climbed up the cabinets (using the drawers as a ladder of sorts) and reached up to the highest shelf to get the candy jar. That is one determined kid! I love the look on his face; it seems so say, "Oh, man! If only I was 20 seconds faster! I almost had it!"
Monday, March 15, 2010
We left Wiggles with Oma and Opa (thank you both!!!) so we could enjoy some quality time with Grins and Angel. I don't think either one of them had any idea what to expect, and they assumed we would be ice skating or something. When we arrived there and they saw the hundreds of people, they both clung to me, overwhelmed. When we found our seats, I could see the look in their eyes, wondering what was going on and where we were, and I realized they have probably never been to a stadium before. It must have seemed so enormous and magnificent to them. We sat down (we had amazing seats!) and when the lights dimmed they both wanted to sit on my lap (the Mr. was still parking the car).
When Minnie and Mickey came out, I thought Angel and Grins would fall off my lap. They were so shocked and excited all at once! When Lightening McQueen drove out, Grins jumped up and shouted, "A REAL Lightening McQueen, Mommy! A REAL one!!!" It was truly magical.
We enjoyed Cars (Grins favorite, of course), The Little Mermaid, The Lion King (my personal favorite), and Tinkerbell (Angel was in Heaven!) The Mr. and I were realizing that our children haven't seen any of those movies except Tinkerbell, but they enjoyed it nonetheless.
I kept looking at Grins and Angel, and their expressions were so cute. They were just awestruck the entire time. They were especially excited at the bubbles, fireworks, floating fairy and confetti that flew down from the ceiling at the end.
The pictures I took don't do it justice at all - it was beautiful and captivating! If you have never been to Disney on Ice, I HIGHLY recommend it! This is definitely something we will do again! (Angel has already asked several times when we can go again!!!)
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
I love my children! They are SO sweet, innocent, adorable, lovable, sensitive, caring, funny, kind, strong-willed, compassionate, smart, thoughtful, beautiful and amazing. Seriously. I know, I know, everyone thinks their own kids are the best, but mine really are. :) I don't know what I did to deserve such amazing kids. I know I get frustrated at times and am FAR from being a perfect mother but they are perfect for me. And there is no mother in the history of the world who has loved her children more than I love mine. Thank you, Angel, Grins and Wiggles, for all you are to me!
Monday, March 08, 2010
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Friday, March 05, 2010
Angel: "Excuse me, Miss. You need to head over to my hospital so I can deliver your baby."
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Yesterday, we had a tour of our local fire station. When we toured the station last summer, the fire fighters let us play with the hose at the end of the tour and the kids had such fun that that's what they were most looking forward to this time. So much so that they came out of their room donning swimsuits on the morning of the tour. I tried to explain that, since it's currently winter, the hose spraying would not be on the tour agenda this year. This devastated them, and Angel begged me to at least let her wear her raincoat, rain boots, and waterproof pants. I allowed for the coat and boots but had her wear jeans instead. Since the Mr. was home that morning, he took all 3 to the tour while I stayed home to clean (it was wonderful!) I couldn't believe my eyes when, a couple of hours later, they arrived at the door SOAKING WET!!!! Shocked, I gasped, "They did the hose thing? Seriously?" The Mr. then explained how, during the drill, while hooking the hose from the hydrant to the fire engine, one of the side ports opened and sprayed the 4 of them, from just a few feet away. Grins and Wiggles screamed bloody murder at the cold surprise, but Angel was prepared with her boots and coat and had a grand old time. "See Mom! You should have let me wear my waterproof pants!" she laughed. Indeed. We all had a good chuckle.
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Today I am undergoing surgery to remove my "eye lump" (as my children call it). The past few days, Angel has been having nightmares about me leaving and not coming back and has insisted on accompanying me to the hospital. Then, last night, Angel and Grins were playing "doctor" (a common role play at our house) and Grins said "Lay down. I'm going to take these scissors and cut off your eye lump." So, it's been on the childrens' minds much more than my own, apparently. The only thing I'm concerned about is their worry for me....but hopefully their fears will disappear when I come home fine....and sans eye lump.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Last week we thoroughly enjoyed the snow. And it's a good thing, too....with how nice it's been lately, it seems that may have been the last of the snow for the season. Well, we do live in Utah. But we can always dream, right?