Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Breakfast in Bed

I picked this up at Target the other day....it was so cute - and it was 50% off! 

I also got a small jug to fit on the bottom shelf of the fridge and filled it with milk. So, now Chloe can make her own breakfast, while I'm still in bed! (hence the title) We also got the popcorn maker, which was also 50% off, for movie nights with the girls. Fun times!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Captain Chloe, Argh!

Okay, so the title isn't the best, but I couldn't come up with anything else! It's supposed to be a pirate reference....you'll see. Yesterday Chloe and I were talking about her Uncle Brian and Aunt Kristina, they are going to be here in 2 days! They have been living in China since July (my SIL is teaching at an American school there, and my brother is an assistant) and they are coming home for Christmas. We are very excited, and Chloe has been counting down the days. So, anyway, back to my story. We were talking about when they would be here, and she said "Yeah, they are probably in the car right now driving to get here!" My parents drive up from Georgia all the time so that's why she said this. I explained to her that China is very far away, it's across the ocean so they have to fly here. They can't drive. When she heard me say the ocean she got very excited and said "I love the ocean! I wish I were a pirate so I could sail the seas and be near the ocean all the time!" And just to clarify, she meant the feather-in-your-hat, parrot-on-your-shoulder, "argh!"-saying pirate. Not the pirates that are wreaking havoc in the waters off the coast of Africa. But, I'm sure you knew that.  

Monday, December 8, 2008

Time To Clean?

As I was walking Chloe home from the bus stop today, she was going out of her way to step in all the snow. Which was mixed with mud and leaves. So I asked her to please not step in all the mud because she'll track it in all over my clean floors. She stopped, with a quizzical look on her face and said: "What? We have clean floors??!!" I guess not.

Monday, December 1, 2008


This year for Thanksgiving we went to the Outer Banks with Mike's family. Each of us had a dish we were in charge of, so everyone contributed. We had such a fun weekend, especially the kids! During our time there, Mike and Will (with some help from others) built a kite out of drinking straws and mylar. It took them a long time to do it, but it was fun watching it fly! The weekend didn't start out that smoothly and we had some "bumps" while we were there, but we still had a lot of fun. The day we left, I found out Emily had pink eye. Then the day after we were there, Chloe had croupe. Then Zachary got a small fever and a cough. The day before we left, Mike pulled something in his foot and could barely walk. The day we left, I started to get a cold (which is now at its worst). Even though there was a lot going on, there was still some quiet time to relax and read. I'll leave you with some photos....

My Drama Queen

Chloe and Aunt Andi

Emily seeing the ocean for the first time

Little Man enjoyed himself too

This is the kite that they made, doesn't it look festive?

The finished gingerbread house that the kids made with Aunt Andi

The kids in their pj's. You wouldn't know it by looking at them, but this was taken right after we watched the sunrise. Yes, they get up that early!