Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The week before Valentine's day was during one of Omaha's "Arctic blasts." Basically this means we were stuck in the house so that we wouldn't loose any fingers or toes due to the sub-zero temperatures. I thought a good way to pass the time would be to let the kiddos help me make some treats for Daddy and the grandparents. They had a great time, for about five minutes. Luckily, those are the minutes I caught on tape. We also learned that our timing turned out just right getting the little valentines to the grandparents. If only all of the plans we made for the actual day had gone that well. Chad had school early that day but I wanted to still do a nice breakfast surprise for him. I got up at 12:30 a.m. and made him some heart shaped struessel cakes that I set out for him and had a few other things in the fridge with a note. I made it to bed at about 2 a.m. and to sleep by 3. It just so happened that this was the first day in our married life that I forgot to flip the alarm switch. I woke Chad up at the time that he had planned to leave for his first day of Orthopedics rotation. Luckily, he had planned on being almost a half hour early just in case things got rolling early, and ended up right on time. Unfortunately, he missed all of the surprises we had for him, except the suckers the kids made. I was so tired the rest of the day that I bagged the rest. Monday really is a terrible day for a that holiday. I'm just glad he knows how much I love him without all of the flowers and hearts. Maybe in a couple of months we will have to surprise him with a clearance valentine's day. Plus, what holiday wouldn't be better in July?
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Yesterday Aimee told be that she had a baby in her tummy. I told her she couldn't have babies until she got big, and got married. She then told me that she was going to get married in the temple with Porter. I said that yes, Porter would get married too when he got big. Then she clarified her statement. She said "Porter's going to get married to me in the temple." Not only did I love that at three years old she is planning on getting married in the temple, but I love that she loves her brother so much! He loves her right back too! These two have been forced to put in a lot of play time together during the winter months. I used to throw in a movie each morning so that I could take a shower in peace, now I just shut the door and Aimee and Porter entertain each other. Just ask Aimee who her best friend is and she will say Porter. Of course there are moments that I could stand to not have them play so well together, especially when Porter is copying something that Aimee is doing that she shouldn't be. For example, the other day the two of them were jumping off the couch. Porter is little enough that he never even came close to landing on his feet. I thought he was going to crack his head open. The two of them have also become quite stealthy at getting things off the counter that aren't right against the wall, out of bucket reach. They hijacked a block of cheese the other day, and I found them under the kitchen table (their latest hide-out) taking turns having bites of it. They rescue each other when the other one is in time out, they fight over toys and they pretend to animals for hours on end. I have a lot of great memories of doing fun and crazy things with my brothers growing up, so it only made me more excited to add one more little body to the trouble makers!