Saturday, September 20, 2008

video
Friday Connor turned 3 months old! He's getting so big. To celebrate we made this video to show how much he has grown and how cute he really is. You just can't tell all of that from a picture. He is really adorable. I just fall in love with him over and over again every day. He's even been sleeping better. Several nights this week he slept in long stretches, like from 7pm-3am, or 9pm-5am. If only he would keep it up... but we'll just have to wait and see!

Lately Kelsey has decided that she is grown. The other day she wanted to do something and I had told her no. Her response, "Yes I can and I can do it myself because I'm smarter than you!" I probably should have disciplined her for "sassing her mama", but I was too busy laughing. She also insists on grooming herself. When it comes to washing herself up in the tub she does a great job, but she's also been doing her own hair. She's decided she would like to grow out her bangs like Olivia, so this is no mean feat. We have a spray bottle of water, and she will place it on the bathroom counter and push down the top to get her bangs nice and wet. Then she will brush her bangs to the side and put in numerous clips to keep it out of her face. Of course, these clips have yet to make it in all day, but it's really cute to see it. So, I snapped a picture for my blog to share with you all. The face she's making in this picture is priceless, too. I have spent so much time laughing at her antics lately... she's a handful, but at least she's entertaining.

I've decided that humor really is the best way to deal with the kids. Now, you must understand that once or twice a week I drive Ben to work. This involves loading up all the kids and driving about 15-20 minutes to work, and 15-20 minutes back. When Ben is in the car, Olivia is in the back seat between Kelsey and Connor, and Olivia and Kelsey have lately been bickering CONSTANTLY in the back seat. It's really, really annoying. Add this to the occasional crying bouts of Connor's and this can be a stressful drive. So went to watch Kung Fu Panda tonight at the $1.75 theater and on the way home there was some ruckus in the back seat. So Ben and I started acting like the kids do when their fighting: "She's touching me!" "I have a headache!" "Stop it!" "Mo-om!" "Tell her to stop making noise!" It made the stress dissipate, and we had a good time laughing about it. Well, Ben, Olivia and I had a good time laughing. It was an hour past Kelsey's bedtime, so she just started crying because she thought we were laughing at her. Ah, well... we can't win them all, and we're starting to get more and more outnumbered.

5 comments:

Joe said...

very good...good to see and hear from all of you...

PAPA Joe

Michelle said...

I couldnt agree more!

Jayne said...

Isn't blogging marvelous? Among other things, it allows people to keep up with the goings-on in each others' lives...something especially important when children are concerned. Love the little video of the baby. The stories about the girls and their antics are pretty funny too. Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying (like in the car situation).

Amberdawn said...

sassing! I hear ya! Your kids are really cute and we are so glad to be your neighbors!

Connie said...

I love "seeing" this children grown. I agree with Jayne about blogging being marvelous! I enjoy writing and reading what is going on with everyone. Come see me at http://www.fogle143.blogspot.com
sometime! Much love, Connie