Hello people -
Ok, I’m hoping to be back. I’m going to have to squeeze in time to get some posts up here… but I think I can pull it off. They might just be a tad short.
So – first things first “I’m baaaaaack” is a sick, twisted quote from Poltergeist… the movie that I will directly blame for my fear of the dark.
(Side note: “i before ‘e’ except after ‘c’” doesn’t appear to apply to “poltergeist”…. hmmmm… all the more reason to distrust it!) I have no idea why my parents let me watch that movie at such a young age – but we’ll place all blame on them. k? (2nd Side note / RANT: I just went to the link above – this movie came out in 1982! I was 2! Sooo - when did I watch this? Age 5, maybe? Geez… I was kinda kidding before but now I really think this is why I’m scared of the dark – I didn’t remember this but the plot “focuses on a family whose home is invaded by malevolent ghosts that abduct the family’s youngest daughter.” Ummmm, hello! I’M the YOUNGEST daughter in my family! Well, this blog post has just helped explain a LOT. I could stop now… but I should post about something that y’all might actually be interested in… aside from my old and deep rooted fears.) So, I’ll let the rant end now. I’d apologize, but I feel as though I really learned something today.
Anyways - to keep everyone updated – I banged out another little boy this past August. William just “turned” 5 months… (as if that’s a real birthday, yes.) ha. I told daycare that he turned “5 months” on the kids’ first day at their new school. Pat told me 12 hours later that it was the 23rd – which is Patrick’s birth date… not William’s. OOOOooops. No wonder my father can never tell me and my sister apart on the phone! Keeping track of this stuff is apparently hard for a full brained parent.
Sooo - it’s been a really busy year already. We put the boys into a new school – which was honestly heart wrenching for me – but it seems to be working out really well. It’ll save us loads of money and it’s still convenient to home… and though it’s not as sparkly and “nice” as their old school – I think that the people taking care of them are really fantastic and loving and kind. And that is what is most important! When we pulled in the driveway today, Patrick shouted out in excitement “MY NEW SCHOOL!!!!” It was really cute and obviously made me happy. These two year olds are tough because he was complaining in his crib this morning that he didn’t want to go to school and then he’s thrilled when we pull in. So, I need to remember to constantly keep that in mind.
Ok, soooo – to keep this post a tad more interesting, I feel obliged to share some pictures. And since this is technically a home improvement blog – I should probably share some home pics. Since the last time I updated, we’ve redone the upstairs bathroom – so I’ll have to show you pictures of that. In the meantime, all I’ve got are minimal updates to the kitchen… and kiddie pictures! Who doesn’t like those?
So, here we are:
I added a “crap organizer” to the kitchen next to the calendar that I made Pat for Xmas.
Nice, right? I thought it’d be a nice place to “hide” the piles that are always piling up on the counter. Patrick’s little table is below. I think we all sit around that more often than we sit around the REAL kitchen table.
Here is a mirror that we’ve had for many years and finally just hung up. I think it needs a little something-something on either side of it… but I haven’t gotten that far yet. Baby steps, my friends. Baby steps.
Lastly – here are some pics of the kiddies:
Lastly, I leave you with a super cute pic. This might be one of those things that only parents think is cute… (Like food smashed all over a baby’s face… which, I, incidentally, don’t think is cute… but Pat and most other people apparently do.) William just learned how to chew on his feet. Unfortunately, those little tootsies are normally covered up because it’s freezing here… literally. But, when I pull those itty bitty tootsie toes out – he loves to try to feast on them… and the flexability of those little chubby legs does not cease to amuse me!
I hope to be back soon with some awesome before and after pictures of our enormous upstairs bathroom! (insert sarcasm on the size part.)
Until then, leave me a post with some updates from your own lives in 2014!