Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Dinosaur Hat

Jordan's homework for school was to make a dinosaur hat for Dinosaur day on Thursday so I purchased some foam stuff from Michael's and this is what her and Michael came up with. It came out awesome. It's two dinosaurs walking through the marsh eating from the palm tree in water. You can't see some of those details but they did a great job and Jordan did most of the cutting it was great.

Busy Day but we paid for it!

We had the busiest day on Saturday, we went to a school fund raiser in the morning at Jordan's school called Fun Fair the kids didn't want to leave and then we went to see a play called "HONK" that a friend of Michael's was directing down in Springfield. It was really good the kids really liked it, it was based on the story of the ugly duckly but a little long for them. Of course Madison slept most of the day and you go it... she was up most of the night. Oh well, it won't last forever.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Definition of Colic

COLIC: - Accorinding to Instructions for Pediatric Patients, 2nd Eddtion (diagnosed by our doctor)
  • Unexplained crying
  • Intermitten crying one or two times per day
  • Healthy child (not sick or in pain)
  • Well-fed child (not hungry)
  • Bouts of crying usually 1 to 2 hours
  • Child fin between bouts of crying
  • Child usually consolable when held
  • Onset under 4 weeks of age
  • Resolution by 3 months of age

Michael and Michelle's definition of Colic - (See: Webster's - Insanity)

Main Entry: in·san·i·ty
Pronunciation: in-'sa-n&-tE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -ties
1 : a deranged state of the mind usually occurring as a specific disorder
2 : such unsoundness of mind or lack of understanding as prevents one from having the mental capacity required by law to enter into a particular relationship, status, or transaction or as removes one from criminal or civil responsibility
3 a : extreme folly or unreasonableness b : something utterly foolish or unreasonable
Usuall cause loud uncontrollable noises resulting in loss of sleep!

Yes Madison has Colic!

Leprechaun Trap

Jordan had to catch a leprechaun so she lured him with the offer of a nice new home. Complete with a pot of lucky charms, a comfy chair and bed (her daddy made) and she cut out some pictures for ambiance. She even wrote him a letter inviting him with her lucky charms, alas he was not fooled and we did not catch a leprechaun.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Elusive Smile

How come I'm the only one who can't get a smile out of my daughter. Michael walks in a room, she lights up, Jordan and Kaleigh sing for her and she just smiles away. I talk to her and what do I get, the "is it time to eat yet?" look. I have to beg and plead to get the half smile, everyone else the full smile. Madison "Only mom will love you no matter what even if she doesn't get the smile."

The Dragon that Daddy Slain

So the girls have been asking for weeks if they could make the dragon from the sleeping beauty movie. If you all have this movie you know Disney's marketing plan, so they can charge extra money for an old video, brilliant really. So we finally collected enough of the supplies so we could make two, because you know we can't just make one. It looks like the easiest thing, a milk carton (no problem), paper plates and cup (no problem), tape, markers and construction paper (no problem).....egg carton (PROBLEM) we don't eat eggs any more. Since we are watching our cholesterol, we don't buy eggs, only egg beaters. So we had to wait until Easter coming so we could buy eggs to color and use the carton. It was worth the wait and the girls loved them, Michael did a lot of cutting while I did a lot of directing, IE..."make sure you cut that at an angle." It looks so simple and yet too a lot longer than anyone thought. Thanks for the patience hon.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Survived my first of many evening with just me and the girls.

OK since Michael started his new project and now has a bunch of employees beneath him he has all these meetings he has to go to and some nights he has to work late, so you can imagine my joy in having three little girls all by myself until bed time. Which is of course the time that Madison also wants to nurse and stories have to be read and baths have to be given, with out any help. Yes I still have my hair only patches of it are gone. Hopefully over the next few weeks we can figure out a routine so we won't have any more of those crazy nights, otherwise I have to hire a nanny!! Pray for me.

March Snow

Can you believe they delayed school today for 2 hours?! We had an inch of snow and there was nothing on the ground it was pathetic. Please let's get to the end of winter, I have had enough. OK I'll get off my soap box now.

Something to Complain About

Can you believe what they make me do, I'm only 6 weeks old and they act like I'm a toddler sitting in this chair. Don't they know I can fall off this chair?! Jeez what my parents will do to take my picture.

10 Things you should know about Kaleigh

  • Even though she knows she is three, she doesn't believe she is three, she can do anything her sister can do.

  • Like most younger siblings she wants to know why she can't do some of the things her sister can do, like go to kindergarten every day.

  • She has a big heart but is stingy with her kisses and hugs, except for Madison.

  • She knows how to push Jordan's buttons.

  • She is the drama queen in our house, with a temper to match. She's 3 and all girl.

  • We think she is a vegetarian, she won't eat meat, but she loves all fruits and some vegetables as long as there is ranch dip to go with them.

  • She loves ballet, and wants to wear her ballet tutu every day, she can't wait until her daddy paints her room this summer to add the ballerinas on the wall. She wants to be the Prima ballerina.

  • She loves school but doesn't like to get dressed to go to school, she would rather go in her pajamas.

  • She would wear a dress every day if allowed and especially if it were pink, with make up glitter.

  • She LOVES her sisters, Jordan is her best friend and she really misses her when she is at school.

10 Things you should know about Jordan

  • She has a heart of gold and worries about everything. Gives unsolicited hugs and kisses all the time.

  • She's shy until she gets to know you then she is very sweet, unless you are her sister.

  • Like most 5 year olds it's all about Her.

  • She loves books and loves to be read to, punishment for her would be to take away her books.

  • She only eats peanut butter and jelly, yogurt, chicken nuggets and chocolate pudding and she only drinks milk and apple juice.

  • Purple is her favorite color.

  • She is mommy's little helper, with everything - even when she doesn't need the help.

  • She wants to be just like the boys but is too much of a girl.

  • She LOVES her sisters, Kaleigh is her best friend even if she doesn't know it or won't admit it.

  • She IS daddy's little girl.

Baby Ticker has been removed

Ticker has been removed due to arrival of baby on July 1 at 1:15 AM.