Monday, March 15, 2010


I'm not really sure when it happened, but I have been morphed into my mother.
I find myself saying the following things that I thought I would NEVER say:
"Don't sit so close to the tv, you'll hurt your eyes."
"If you keep making that face, it's going to stay like that."
"Hear those sirens?  The police are coming for you."
"One of these days he's going to be bigger than you."
"You can't go outside like that, you'll catch a cold."
"We're you born in a barn?"
"If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand time."
If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you?"
"I'm warning you!"
"Do we need to go to the bathroom?"
"Mind your manners."
"There's kids in ________ starving!"
"This place is a pigsty."

I have a feeling the following aren't far behind
"Just you wait until we get home."
"Stop crying before I give you something to cry about."
"Life's not fair!"

I'm sure I'm leaving lots out!  What are some things that your mom used to say that you swore you would never say, but have found yourself saying it after having children yourself?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rub-a-dub-dub, pictures in the tub

bubble beard

playing in the waterfall

where's sis?

baby butt

taking the bubble beard off of sis

figuring out what toys to play with

blowing bubbles

blowing the bubbles in Jack's face

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Once I got over my fear of play-dough colors mixing, I have found that it's okay for our house.  I used to hate the stuff.  I hated the colors being mixed so I'd watch over Olivia like a hawk and swoop in whenever 2 colors got close to each other.  
Olivia has a blast making stuff - it's a little more fun to create stuff when you can use more than one color!  She also likes to discover what you get when you mix two colors together.  When Jack's not eating it (we have some homemade kind that is safe) he is imitating his big sister and trying to make what she is making.
Olivia was making dinosaurs with the play-dough on this particular day

Jack showing off his creation

Olivia showing off her creation - a triceratops

age 2+ is just a recommendation, right?

Trying to take a picture of Jack when a triceratops walked into the frame

All of Olivia's dinosaur creations

Then there's the clean-up!  This is another reason why I used to hate play-dough, but I have discovered that now that there are two kids in the house, the kitchen floor needs swept everyday anyway and I can always get some "help".  Here Jack helps with clean-up.