Sunday, January 16, 2011

I love my Parker...

(And yes, this is my FOURTH post tonight!) (:

While scrolling through pictures on Jer's phone tonight, Parker said, "OK, Mom-- that has got to be THE cutest picture I've ever seen!" He was referring to this photo, taken at one of the little shops in China. Sophi was pointing to these glasses and was so happy when I put them on her.

What we've been up to lately...

Sneaking candy into church

Dancing with Dad

Reading with Dad

Playing Secret Agent

Playing Quelf!

More reading with Dad

Conducting science experiments

Making messes

Going on her very first playdate! (:

Rocking a new hairdo

Combing toilet paper out of wet hair (this does NOT do the whole thing justice, and was taken toward the end of it all)

Playing mermaid

Making his little sister laugh

Making Brownies

Playing with Daddy

Club Meetings

Playing peek-a-boo

And building this VERY cool Rube Goldberg machine (I love my genius boys!)

Shhhh... don't tell!

Today I…

Ate 4 brownies (large ones, too)
Sat in the van by myself for at least 10 minutes just trying to work up the courage to go inside my house
Didn’t want to go to church (but I did—that has to count for something, right?)
Heard about 1% of the talks given at church
Put a sweatshirt over my dress and white socks over my black nylons (which had several noticeable runs in them, by the way) as soon as I got home
Played “Angry Birds” on Jer’s phone when I had a million other productive things I could have done
Forgot to change Elli’s wet sheets, and when I realized it, just put a blanket on top for her to lay on (they were dry at that point—as if that makes a big difference)
Danced with Jeremy in our very messy bedroom and still thought it romantic
Cuddled with every one of my kids at some point (ok, you can tell on me for that) (:


PS. This is Jer. Tonight was the first time Christi played Angry Birds. (If you haven't played it yet, don't start. It's very addictive.) Taylor, Parker and I were huddled around Christi as she tried to get the hang of it. At first she was really struggling to make her shots go where she wanted them to. After several somewhat pathetic attempts, Parker said, " you know what angles are?"


Our little monkey...

Disclaimer: We do know there is such a thing as a bib.


Am I the only dad who finds toothbrushes on the bathroom floor? Is there much more of an "ick factor" than that? I mean, c'mon!!!