Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Belated Birthday Post

Turning 30 was pretty sweet! My day started with Matt and the boys bringing me breakfast in bed (chocolate-chip-banana pancakes, bacon, chocolate covered strawberries and orange juice). I then enjoyed a relaxing afternoon that included a one hour massage, window shopping and a pedicure. After the kids were in bed Matt and I ended the night with sushi and a movie. Best birthday ever!

The boys picked these flowers out for me!

Delicious!!! Matt is the best!

Monday, April 4, 2011

He must get it from his dad!

Tyler has questions about everything and is sometimes too observant for his own good! Case in point:

My neighbors were over for dinner one night and Tyler asked the mom, "Why does your hair look so weird? I mean it didn't look like that the other day." She kindly explained to him what a weave was. I wish I had a picture of his face when she got to the part about sewing the fake hair into her head!

We went out to brunch with my sister-in-laws when we were in Ft. Lauderdale and after our server (who was gay) took our drink orders Tyler asked Matt, "Why does that guy look like a boy but sound like a girl? I mean he looks like a boy!" Thankfully the server was no longer around when Tyler asked. I'm just glad we didn't get the transvestite that was also working that day, I can only imagine what Tyler would have asked!

Walking through the mall one day Tyler saw his first 'little person' and boy was he excited! Tyler (NOT using his indoor voice): "Mommy look at that little man! He is the same size as me but he's a man! How cool is that!?!" Me (whispering): "Tyler don't talk so loud!" Tyler (I'm starting to think he doesn't know what an indoor voice is): "But do you see the little man?!? Let's go over there I want to walk next to him!" Amazingly the 'little man' didn't seem to hear Tyler and I managed to convince him we didn't need to walk next to the guy!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The key to getting things done with 3 kids...

...putting the older two to work! It's inevitable, if we have to be somewhere at a certain time (taking Tyler to school, church, doctor appointments, or play dates) Madison becomes a bottomless pit. Even if I've fed her on both sides she fusses like she hasn't eaten in days. So in order to get out of the house on time, or shower, or make dinner when Matt is at school, I enlist the help of her brothers. Usually the responsibility goes to Tyler, but Riley seems to think it's something fun to do and insists he get a turn too! They really are great helpers and make my life easier!