Sunday, May 25, 2008

My Favorite Sound

Here is one of my favorite sounds. They aren't just laughing; they are laughing together. Mark bumped Anna head a little right at the beginning. She got over it when he kept playing with her though.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Our Move

A few times over the last few days I have alluded to the fact that we are staying with my parents. I know you all just dying to know why. Well, today is your lucky day because I am going to tell you.
Jason received a job offer in upstate NY in January. We decided to pick up our family and move. I told my parents when we came here, it will only be a few weeks. We planned to buy another house right away. So immediately we started our house search. The first day was an education of the housing market in upstate NY. And it wasn't a fun one. Lets just say, on the first day, we saw a lot of shag carpet and bad wallpaper. But we were determined the house for us was out there. So we kept looking and looking and looking. I think we looked at about 50 houses.
This all took some time; three months. All this time, the kids and I have stayed with Mom and Dad. Jason is staying at a Bed and Breakfast up near where he works, about two hours away. We get to see him about every two weeks when he gets some time off.
So finally we found the house for us. It is a cute little two story house on about an acre of land in a great town. We just love it and can't wait for it to be ours.
My parents for their part have been the most gracious of hosts. They even say they will miss us when we are gone. I don't know why. Since we came here we have broken their house on multiple occasions. Mark is potty training and stinks up their house every day. I hog Mom's computer first looking at houses and now blogging. Daisy even bit their dog.
I guess they will miss us because Mark give the worlds best hugs and every day when Grandpa gets home from work he says things like "I missed you all day, Grandpa." He also says "I wove you" to anyone who gives him any attention. Anna learned to crawl while we have been here. She claps and high fives and just generally is really cute. So I can see why they like us.
I am very excited to say we have a semi firm closing date of the middle of next week. We are just thrilled. I will post pictures of the new house and the house we just sold after we move as the picture are on my other computer.
So that is the story of why we are sponging off my parents. Hope you enjoyed it.

Grocery Store

So this morning, Mark and I went to the Grocery store. We were in sore need of toilet paper. I know, I broke all the rules. I went all the way to the store for just one thing; wasting countless gallons of gas and wear and tear on my van. But here is the thing; we really needed toilet paper. So as I was walking back out of the store, I looked in my cart and IT WAS FULL. There is nothing worse than going to the store for just one thing because i never ever buy just one thing. I make the mistake of perusing the aisle and seeing what is on sale. Stupid! I should put on my blinders and go straight to the aisle I need and go directly to check out. Do I ever do that? No, I do not. So today, I came home with bucko bucks in groceries.

I didn't have have my camera with me so you will have to take my word that these took up my whole cart.

Do you think these were on my list? In a word, NO!

The good news is that I did get what I went there for. I have been known to come home from the store after going for just one thing and not even having the one thing I went there for. Jeesh.

It seems as though bread was on sale today. I didn't' even realize I bought this much until I got home. They love to see me coming at the store.

Disclaimer: Ordinarily, I would have used my mom's (We are staying with my parents. That is a story for another time) reusable shopping bags. But I thought I wouldn't need them because we only need one thing. No excuse I know.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Mark has discovered little sisters are useful after all. When we first brought Anna home from the hospital he didn't think she was so bad. Grandma and Grandpa were there and they gave him tons of attention. Anna didn't really do much. She mostly slept and ate. She was pretty quiet and didn't get in the way much. However as time went by he figured out having a little sister is kind of a pain. They take up a lot of your parents time and energy. You can't pick them up or play with them too much because the parents get all bent out of shape. You can't take toys away from your sister or the parents get all bent out of shape. It's just not any fun. Then one day your little sister learns to crawl and thinks you are the best thing that ever happened to her. She follows you around and you can go in front of her and say things like "Come on Anna. Lets play." Then your parents smile when you are nice to her. And if no one is paying attention you can help your sister to do things that you know she shouldn't. His mother wouldn't know anything about this, you see, because Mark's mother was the best big sister. I was never mean or spiteful or hateful to my sister. You can go ask her if you want to, over at Lauren's blog. Wait, no don't do that because I was awful to her. Really very very mean as I am sure she would tell you. I am surprised she will even still talk to me. Mark really is a much better big brother than I was big sister. He loves his sister very much and he always wants to hold her and give her kisses. He almost never throws toys at her or hits her. For Anna's part, she loves her big brother more than words. Everything he does is funny. Even when he isn't being all that nice she still thinks he is the best. I have to admit this sometimes makes him even madder. There is nothing worse than grabbing things away from your sister and she thinks you're a hoot for doing it. The worst part is, if one of the parents catches him, he still gets sent to timeout. I totally understand the difficulties of being an older sibling.

In this one Mark is actually just protecting his own interests. He doesn't like for Anna to play with his dump truck.

I am pretty sure he is trying to get her to eat that dandelion. She did. And they are yucky.

He wanted her to get in that basket with him. It is his farm. He has a lot of imagination.

Sunday, May 18, 2008


I started this blog to keep our loved ones informed of our daily goings on. Well here is what we are doing today....NOTHING!!! It is raining and nasty and we can't go out and play. It stinks. Mark is running up and down the house. He is starting to get that caged animal look in his eyes. It is supposed to keep on raining too. Three year old boys should get to play outside every single day.

On the up side, there was lots of poop in the potty today. We are trying potty training for the 52 time. I think we are finally making a breakthrough. He gets the keys to the kingdom when he actually does it so he has lots of incentive.
This is probably too much information for only my second post but this is my life.
My dear mom at dlyn took the darling picture of Mark.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

My First Post

Well it's official. There is yet another mommy blog out there. I couldn't let everyone else have all the fun.
Well that is all for now. I promise to be more exciting next time.