Christmas Time

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

the past week...

something i have learned in the last 2 weeks since ramey has been home is that i am thirsty!! i am in need of a camelbak. if you are not familiar with these things they are pretty cool. it is a water back pack that has a straw on it so as you hike, bike or run you can just put the straw in your mouth and keep on going. i need on of these. i rarely have the chance to stop and pour a glass of water.
my friend (the one who gave my kids the window paint) brought over something to try instead of the paint. now you would think that i would not try anything "artsy" again after the fiasco that was window painting but- no. we gave these crayola window markers a chance and i have to say that they are great. the kids had fun and i was not stressed out about the use of these things. if you were tempted to try window art- don't do it. if you want a different kind of art fun then go for the markers!
we went to our nephew's birthday party this past saturday. the kids had a great time and i will say that the wildlife museum wasn't bad. it was interesting and it was air conditioned...two good things. henry and daph had been before- back when we were going to the hospital to be with ramey. the crocodile was a hit with henry but daph showed us her more hesitant side.some of this week's findings...

daphne and her friend ellie hiding in my bathroom cabinet. if any of you noticed the grandma style aqua net hairspray know that it is not for my own hair but rather for the shellacking that had to be done (and blogged about) for daphne's dance recital in june. i may not be on the cutting edge of style but aqua net is something that i know to stay away from.

this is anna, affectionately referred to as the "little general" by her daddy. she can either be found hiding out in our pantry or hanging on the side of ramey's bassinet. she doesn't tend to mess with ramey but does enjoy staring at her. she may be almost two and all its glory but she is sure a sweet heart!



and this is what i was just looking at. ramey is snoozing the afternoon away in my arms. this is good and bad. good because i have a chance to get a drink of water and bad because she needs to eat now and sleep tonight. this is just a season...right? btw- notice the batman sticker? a gift from her big brother.

lastly...
three out of four kids in a picture is pretty good...and they were almost all looking at the camera. there is hope to be had for our christmas card picture.

7 comments:

One Hale of a Story... said...

Every little girl should have a big brother to put a batman sticker on her!

Ericka said...

so sweet...might try those window markers....but then my kids might try them on the stucco, walls, floors, etc. maybe i will stick with sidewalk chalk :)

Laurie said...

Gosh, Henry just looks so big holding Ramey! IT wasn't that long ago that he was her size. I'm with you on the whole marker thing. Just don't leave them on the window forever like I did...or they'll stay forever. :-) Love you guys!

R said...

those window markers look totally tolerable!

your bathroom cabinet? oh my...where do you keep all of your stuff? our cabinets are filled to the brim.

ugh...i've been thinking about Christmas card photos lately, too...i'm scared to attempt it with two preschoolers! (we never even did them last year since rosie was born 11.29)

Tonya Roberts said...

I love when you post pictures of your little ones! they are the cutest things ever! Love the batman sticker! Hope you stuck it in her baby book!

Tim Casteel said...

Those window markers look pretty fun. We'll have to get some of those for our kids.
To reply to your comment on our blog re: what kind of camera I use (btw, what is proper blog protocol - replying to your comment on my comments/my blog or your blog?? maybe I'll do both!), I just got a Canon Rebel xsi for Christmas/birthday. It's great.

Elizabeth said...

After reading this post, I went and got some of those markers. They are just the GREATEST THINGS EVER. Thanks so much for the idea!

Thinking of you lots. I hope you are doing well.