September 29, 2005

Lunch date

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:58 am by Karen

This afternoon, while Sarah dined on ham, cheese, carrots and peas, she was joined by her honoured guest, Elmo, who enjoyed some mixed nuts. Of course, she insisted he wear a bib, because we all know how messy mixed nuts can be.

A few minutes ago, I popped into Sarah’s room to get a diaper for Ben, and there she was, sitting in a row with Elmo, Dora and Ducky, having some kind of conversation. I was promptly told, “buh-bye”, and giggled my way out of her room.
That girl just kills me.


My 2 kids

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:08 am by Karen

Conversations with a 2 year old

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:52 am by Karen

“Sarah, would you like some crackers?”
“You want some crackers?”


Out of the blue, standing there like she’s about to recite poetry:
“mommy. one, two, free, hore, hive, hix, heaven, eight, nine, ten!!!”

This is classic:

“Milk, milk?”
a few minutes go by
“Milk, milk?”
“Do you want some milk? Mommy just has to finish feeding Ben, then I’ll put him to bed for his nap, then I’ll go upstairs, rinse out your bottle, fill it up, bring it down for you, and you can have some milk.”
I do all that stuff and try and pass her the bottle.
“No milk.”


September 27, 2005

Score, part 2

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:10 pm by Karen

The score is now 3-4 in favor of diarrhea.

lucky me.

I won’t talk about this anymore, it’s gross.

That boy has got a power pee

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:04 am by Karen

Now I won’t be dwelling on the bathroom functions of my kids for much longer, I promise.

Last night Travis and Ben were in the bath together. Ben has been known, on occasion, to pee in the tub. Last night was no exception. I went in with a towel to get Ben out, and the next thing I knew, there was a fountain. All over me, and in fact over my shoulder. Hitting the counter behind me, maybe even out the door. As I was screaming, I was thinking, “How on EARTH can that boy be peeing so far? That is amazing!!”
I look over, as Travis is practically choking on his laughter, and see a squirty bath toy in his hand.


Well, maybe a little.



Posted in Uncategorized at 7:44 am by Karen

Barf:2, Diarrhea:1.

That was my night.

Poor, poor Sarah. I feel so bad for her. At least last night, I actually went into her room when she started crying and calling ‘mommy’ and ‘daddy’. The night before that, I thought that she could sort herself out, but then she got a bit louder and when we went in, lo and behold, she was covered in barf. Poor thing was just sitting there with her hands folded, barf all over them, and calling for mommy. She didn’t know what was going on.

Last night wasn’t quite so bad. I knew to get in there right away, so she didn’t have to have a bath in the middle of the night, and I didn’ t have to do a load of laundry (both of which happened the night before).

Today seems to be a bit better so far. I hope we don’t all catch whatever she’s got.

September 23, 2005

Alien invasion

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:22 pm by Karen

This is what happens when summer stuff goes on clearance at Wal Mart.

September 22, 2005

Mommy’s little ‘helper’

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:50 am by Karen

I realized this morning that the last picture I posted of Sarah was less than flattering. Accurate, maybe, but still not something that she’ll probably want to be remembered by. This picture is really more like it. She’s like this most of the time, I promise.

Here she is ‘helping’ me, ie, pushing all the crap that’s on our kitchen floor around. I can promise that she did not learn this skill (sweeping) from me, nor did she pick up the outfit from my example, either. Note the pj tops, ‘panties’ (pull-ups), and slippers. We won’t be going anywhere today.

She really is a beautiful girl in my un-biased opinion. She’s my Sarahbear, and I’ll keep her, the good and the bad.


Posted in Uncategorized at 6:24 am by Karen

Braden Kevin Bond.

Welcome to the family, little Braden! We are so happy you’re here!

Note the time.

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:20 am by Karen

It’s 6:19 AM!!!! as I type. I know that with alot of kids, early wake up times are normal. Fortunately, in my house, normal is between 7-7:30, somewhere around 8 if we are really lucky. If I hear someone anytime before 6, it is perfectly understood that this is not wake up time, but time to go back to sleep at least for another hour.
Not today. Today, both kids were awake at 5:30. I was able to persuade Sarah with a bit of milk to go back to sleep, but Ben has been as happy as can be since he woke up. Milk did not do it for him. And so, I am interested to see how this day is going to go. Optimistically interested.

I am going to have a nap.

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