Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Beans, beans, everywhere

Old bathtub purchased from a consignment shop: 2 $

Five bags of dry beans: 8 $'s

Several different types of utensils: approx 2 $'s

Your two year old playing happily with them for more than an hour, allowing you to clean the kitchen, do laundry, vaccum, and make lunch in peace: priceless!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sidenote: this is probably not the best activity if you are a super neat freak :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Oh the cuteness

Leah has finally started to play by herself. Yay!!!!!!!!!  The other day she asked me to "buckle Elmos" into Elias's carseat.

Yeah.... she is pretty obsessed with Elmo. She has two of them now (thanks mom!) :). She calls one of them ABC elmo (because he sings the abc's, clever), and the other she calls "regi elmo". It took me a while to figure out that she is trying to say "regular elmo."

She spent a long time giving them her paci's. Very impressive. Then, she decided that they needed to go to the doctor.

She dragged (or is it drug?) them around the house for around an hour, saying "elmos go to doctor". It was painfully cute.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Doctor's visit

This is one of my favorite quotes: "I used to be the perfect mother. Then, I had kids."

Basically, that sums up my feelings about kids and doctor/ER visits. Back when I had no children (and when Leah was just a baby), I would get sooooooo annoyed at the kids who would come into the ER and would scream and cry no matter what we did. Even getting their weight, getting their temp under the armpit, and listening to their lungs was a battle. It ticked me off to no end. I couldn't understand why these moms couldn't just control their two year old. I mean, come on! In my mind it was simple.

Well....... today was Leah's two year well check, and she pretty much screamed almost the entire time. I had no idea what to do. She looked terrified; she fought, cried, pleaded, etc. And the doctor wasn't even doing anything to her! By the end of the check up she was drenched in sweat, and was just holding onto me sobbing.

Good times!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Is this better?

So apparently, some people who will go nameless (Tony and my mom), thought that Elias looked a little girly in this picture.

I totally disagree. These are clearly boy colors, but whatever :)

However, I went ahead and made him some new ones.

Maybe these are a little more manly.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween fun

We started our halloween celebration about a week ago, when we carved a pumpkin. By we, I mean Tony.

Leah helped at first, but she got tired of it pretty quickly. She did really love the end product, though. 

Yes.... It is indeed an Elmo jack-o-Lantern. The child loves Elmo right now, and without meaning to Elmo was the apparent theme of our halloween. 

We went trick or treating on Saturday night. It was tough leaving during the last few minutes of the Georgia/Florida game, but motherly love won out. 

Elias was a turtle, and Leah was..... wait for it..... 

ELMO!!!!!!!   What a surprise!

I'll tell you this much, Leah really worked for her candy. She wanted to walk by herself... she did not want to ride in the stroller, or be carried, so we trudged along from house to house, Leah dragging her pumpkin and her own "baby elmo". It took us an hour and a half to walk maybe 500 yards, and we made it to about 8 houses. 

She didn't get much candy, but that's just fine with me. 

At the end of the night, she was ridiculously sweaty and exhausted. And now, she wants to eat "pumpkin tandy" all the time, so that's fun.