Thursday, November 22, 2007

From the whole family

Because it's Thanksgiving, I feel obliged to post a "what are you thankful for" post. So here's ours:

Caley- Mommy, Daddy, Amelia, and Jesus
Addie- That Caley is potty training, that Amelia is healthy, that Bill is a hottie, and for coffee
Amelia- Mommy's milk jugs
Billy- Addie's milk jugs

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Caley's Take on Plumbing

While flushing the toilet, Caley waves to the water and "other stuff" and says, "Bye bye poopy! See you at church!"

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Facing the Fear of the Mirror

Up until very recently, I had a fear of mirrors (eisoptrophobia). Well, maybe not a diagnosed phobia, but mirrors (especially at night) really freaked me out. When we were first married and lived in the townhouse we had mirror on the wall. Then we made the mistake of seeing "The Ring"in the theater. In that movie there was a scary scene where the dead people were in the mirrors. That movie seriously haunted me for many years. Now even recalling it makes me have goosebumps (and it doesn't help that where I'm sitting right now there's a mirror behind me). Anyway, after that movie, I couldn't stand having that mirror in our room. So much that I would stay in bed even if I woke up to go to the bathroom, just so I wouldn't have to walk past the mirror. We eventually redecorated our bedroom in that house and the mirror had to go. But it still left me a little afraid of the dark, sad, I know. How old am I? When Caley was born I had to face my fear of the dark to nurse her at night, and slowly that fear is going away thank you Jesus.

Last summer our friend Melana had an awesome art show of art and mirrors at fantastic prices. We stocked up, and also got a few mirrors. Bill talked me into it, but I told him the mirrors couldn't be anywhere I might walk at night tending to the baby. So we put one in the dining room, and I think it looks really nice since I only see it during the day.

We got another big mirror and after a few weeks Bill put it in our room. I was very hesitant. He reasoned that it's been a few years and the mirror wasn't going to get me. So we started by turning it backwards just so I could get used to it. Then after a few days we turned it around and that's where it is now. I have to walk past it at night when I feed Amelia. I try not to look at it, and so far it's working.

Now the only rule is that we never watch "The Ring" again because then the mirror will have to go.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

More blog happiness!

This blog is so fun!

For the grandparents, Amelia's new tricks!

Monday, November 12, 2007

The weather matches my mood right now

It's rainy and cold outside and all I want to do is curl up on the couch and watch movies and fall asleep. I've contracted some kind of sickness and this day hasn't been the best. At least the girls are behaving well and I'm feeling well enough to be kind of normal. I did a load of dishes, which does more for my self-worth than you may think. I'm really praying that the kids and Bill don't get sick, with God's grace they won't.
I've been meaning to post the girls in their Halloween costumes. Caley was a Chinese doll and Amelia was a rockstar. We went to storytime on Halloween and all the kids were dressed up and it was fun. So enjoy these pictures!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Vocab a la Caley


1: having the quality, flavor, or fragrance of spice2: producing or abounding in spices3: lively, spirited4: piquant, racy; especially : somewhat scandalous or salacious <spicy gossip>
spic·i·ly \-sə-lē\ adverb
spic·i·ness \-sē-nəs\ noun

As used in a sentence by Caley:

"My poop is too spicy!"

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Whoa! I didn't know Mom and Dad could sing!

We had a fun weekend! To celebrate Bill's mom's birthday and his parents anniversary, we went to a karaoke bar in Birch Bay. Bill and I were the only ones who sang though, but it was still really fun. We did a duet of "California Dreamin", and then I sang "Bette Davis Eyes" and "Forever in Blue Jeans" and Bill sang "Teddy Bear" by Elvis. The bar was small and we didn't know anyone except Bill's family so it's not like we were risking making fools out of ourselves and having people know us. Of course it helped that we also had a few drinks which made us less inhibited. Next time we'll practice our songs more so we knock the socks off of our fellow karaokians (that sounds too much like Kevorkian).

Thursday, November 01, 2007

You Might Be a Housewife...

if you like the "vacuum lines" so much you take pictures and post them on your blog.

Or maybe, in this case, "housewife" is a synonym for "insane."