Friday, October 28, 2011

7 Quick Takes

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We are really moving.  This is our rental home!  I'm very excited and tiring of this single-parenting thing.  The house is very similar to our current layout and I hope it will be an easy transition.  The thing I like most is the big sunroom behind the living room.  It will be a wonderful place for toys and other fun kid stuff!  The living and sunroom are both tiled, which should be a big help in keeping the floors clean in a rental!

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My father-in-law ordered me to post some photos of our clean house last weekend!  After the garage sale on Saturday (which was a bust, by the way, hardly any traffic), the guys were outside cleaning up, fixing some siding, and our sweet neighbor was also helping with the kids.  I had about an hour and a half to clean the house for a showing.  I was AMAZED at how much I got done with NO KIDS inside!  It felt so good to be able to clean the whole house all by myself.

--- 3 ---
 We got Netflix.  Yo Gabba Gabba has been one of Steven Joseph's favorite shows to watch.  This might be the most ridiculous show I've ever seen.  Am I missing something?  What was so wrong with Mr. Rogers?   The kids shows these days are really, really strange and kinda creepy.

--- 4 ---

Our big boy had his one month post-surgery check-up on Monday.  Thankfully, Daddy had some meetings in Houston and was able to come.  He got the all-clear to go back to normal activities, everything except contact sports.  We're so happy he's doing so well!

Notice how Daddy was enjoying the Toy Story movie and SJ was up to no good, probably about to leap off the exam table onto the rolling doctor chair.  Then as soon as Daddy left and it was time for an x-ray, he threw a big tantrum.  I was just thinking we were over the doctor/nurse fears after being traumatized by what he went through those 4 days in the hospital.  But I guess he had to finish it off with a bang!  Thomas had a screaming fit there for awhile too, since I had to leave him with a nurse to deal with his tantruming brother in the x-ray room.

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Thomas and Thomas.  Little guy warmed up to big grandpa last week.  Mama appreciated having another adult around the house.  I know the kids will have special memories of BopBop reading and writing about the Divine Mercy and St. Faustina, and teaching them good lessons.

--- 6 ---
 Thomas is really keeping me on my toes!  He can now climb chairs and likes to sit and color.  He's trying to talk and tell us all kinds of things, like in this first photo where he's starting to make the 'th' sound.  He likes to eat pencils and crayons.  But his FAVORITE thing to eat is cardboard.  Most of the moving boxes around the house have the corners eaten off, same with the board books.  He also likes regular paper and toilet paper, but I think cardboard is his favorite treat!

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 SJ painted this yesterday for Daddy.  He's even learning to write his name, so cute!

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Colleen said...

I'm so glad you found a home! It will be weird when you move even though we rarely see each other in person. It's nice knowing that you're just up the road a little way. I hope the move goes smoothly and please let me know if I can help in any way!

By the way, would Ellie like a pen pal? Elizabeth would like one and since our girls are similar ages I thought it might be a good fit. Let me know if you're interested!

jen said...

so glad that i'm not the only one with a child that eats (or at least chews on) cardboard!

Jill said...

I actually LOVE cleaning when I have no kids. I get a cleaning high! But, it's so hard to do it when I've got the baby in arms. He only lets me set him down for about ten minutes. I like to dive in and finish things instead of doing it bit by bit.

Anyway, glad to see you found that home! I hope the transition goes well. We'll be thinking of you.

Tessa said...

Love your blog Blair! Especially the part about the cardboard :) The kiddos are so cute! The girls are seriously carbon copies of you! Hope all is well! Please tell Brice, Janine and Bill hi :)

Tessa said...

Love your blog Blair! Especially the part about the cardboard! Too funny! :) The kiddos are soo cute! The girls are seriously carbon copies of you! Hope all is well! Please tell Brice, Janine and Bill hi for me. :)

theresa EH said...

ooohhhh a clean room! excuse me while I just sit and admire it for a while :D T & T are both just adorable.
A sunroom sounds like a great place to set up the school room eh!

Andrea said...

#6 Oh my gosh. He's so cute.

Catherine Anne said...

I love this post! Thanking the Lord for healing! I also love the new place. You have it looking so cute. Oh how I can not wait to be on the other side of all of this. We still have to sell our place, fun right! Blessings, Catherine Anne

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