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Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Arrggg my Noah is a pirate!  Or at least he was for a few seconds when Jacob put his toy eye patch on him
Jacob got the patch at a birthday party.  It was really funny to watch all the kids who wanted to wear the patch but had such a hard time because they couldn't see right.  Ben on the other hand...well let's just say he was an expert.

You will notice that Noah wears this green striped suit a lot.  It is my favorite and I will be saving it as it is the outfit that will always remind me of Noah.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bad Mommy Moment

On March 17th I had a bad mommy moment.  Here's what went down...
Sophie was playing on my exercise ball while talking on the phone.  Somehow she fell off.  I remember her launching herself off of the ball, she remembers Ben pushing her off. 

Blaming aside, she fell off the ball and hit her head on the open drawer.  Since she was on the phone with a friend she went right on talking.

Hours later she came to me a said, "Mommy there is blood on my shirt and I don't know where it is from.  That is when we discovered that when she hit her head it split open.  As you may know head wounds bleed a lot.  Sophie's hair was matted with blood in a stream down from her cut.

I had her take a bath to clean it out and when she laid down in the water the water turned red with blood. 

In the end it was a minor cut that healed very nicely.  I guess sometimes neglect turns out o.k.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Learned Helplessness

Aaron's grandfather has a theory that if you do a task badly, enough times, you will not be asked to do it again.  I am trying to figure out if that was Aaron's goal when he processed a butternut squash for Noah.

We had recently emptied a #10 can and so as Aaron cubed the squash he put it in the can.  I guess it was handy or something.

When he was done he had the "brilliant" idea of cooking the squash in the #10 can.  I tried to think of reasons why it wasn't a good idea but he had a response for each one so off he went.

While the squash was cooking he went to help bathe the boys so I had the task of processing  the squash after it was cooked.  I dumped it out into colander (which was hard because a #10 can doesn't have handles...) and there on the top of the steaming mass of golden squash for our infant son, was the packet of oxygen absorber.

A few days later I awoke to this on the counter...
I sense a plot here....

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hold Onto Your Seats

I am putting as many of the videos as I can on here.  Sorry for the unload.  I just wanted to get it over with.
#1 Why do babies love dirt? 3/6/11

 #2Noah LOVES to harass Aaron while he is on the computer.  3/18/11

#3 A Sophie Original 3/25/11

#4 Jacob rolled himself up and was crawling like an inchworm and saying, "I'm a caterpillar!!!"  Of course when I grabbed the camera he stopped, but you can get the basic idea. 3/27/11

#5 I have stated this before, but why can't Noah's gut process milk protein, but when he eats a fly, there is no problem? 3/31/11

#6 I can't remember what this one is so it will have to be a surprise.4/7/11

#7 Pure Ridiculousness 4/9/11

That's it folks.  Now I can get back to my regular posting.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Take Three for the Team

Ok these videos contain something vile (as in snow when we are FINALLY free of it), but I have to post them for posterity's sake.