Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Miners Rock the House.

This past Saturday, Dave and I went to my 10-year high school reunion. When we first heard about it I thought it could be a lot of fun. As it got closer and closer my friends started going back and forth about going or not. Everyone had so many good arguments as to why they didn't want to go, that I ended up not really wanting to go either. Unfortunately, I succumbed to peer pressure by Brittney and bought our tickets. I have to admit, it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I ended up just kind of talking to all of my friends that I see pretty often. It was nice to leave the kids (thanks Mom and Dad) and just go out with Dave. I'm not so sure that I will get suckered into going to the next one though. I feel like an old mom. I guess I am a mom, so that's okay.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mamma Mia

Monday, Dave had the day off and Meg was having special day with Maya (Grandma) so we decided to go to a movie. Will is such a good boy so we didn't think it would be a big deal. It was pretty cheesy and I don't really know the ABBA songs, but it was kind of cute. At one point I looked over my shoulder and I could see a girl singing her heart out, only to look at Dave to see him mouthing the words too. He says that he was just kidding, but I know better. Dave said that he felt like he had been invited to a sleepover that he really didn't want to be invited to. The funniest quote of the day came as we watched our little guy stare at the screen the whole two hours (he never once cried). It was so funny, but Dave became a little nervous and said, "If Will ends up being gay, I am going to attribute it to this movie."

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Kids Say the Darndest Things!

Sunday, I was quickly changing my shirt in a rush to get to church on time. Meg was sitting on my bed and I didn't realize that she was watching me, but she sure was. She got very excited and said, "I see boob, I see boob!" Then she pointed to me and said, "One boob, two boob." I honestly have no idea how she learned that. Now, she is always talking about boobs. When I have her on my lap to read to her, when I get her out of her carseat, etc. she always points them out to me. Weird!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Summer Playgroup

Meg, Will and I have had such a fun summer. We organized a summer playgroup with a bunch of friends and had a great time visiting and exploring new places to play. We ended up buying a season pass to Classic Waterslides and have spent the last few weeks there. I actually had a season pass when I was a kid and going there brought back some good memories. Don't you just love the smell of Classic? It's kind of a mix between sweaty socks and stale popcorn or something...gross, I know. I could recognize that smell anywhere though. It's fun to see Meg interact with other kids. As we get ready to go play she names off all of her friends and cousins asking if they are going to be there ("See Ekky Jo Jo and Yacky?" That means see Nettie, Jo Jo and Zachy, her cousins). Once we get around everyone she turns into a lone wolf and just plays by herself. Sometimes I worry that she is going to be a loner when she gets older but everyone assures me that it's normal for kids to play by themselves.

Some of our favorite memories include going to Wheeler Farm with Emily and her kids and Meg was bitten by a duck. She kind of thought it was funny but then told my mom about it later, so it must have freaked her out a little. The fun 'Welcome Home' BBQ with Natalie's slip n' slide. Listening to Natalie scream as she went down the waterslide next to us. Stacy and I getting jammed into a corner at the Dinosaur Museum as I fed Will (what a crazy day). It's so neat to watch my kids become friends with my friend's kids.

(I know it's still summer, but I'm ready for fall. Can you tell?)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Meg Turns 2

Today our sweet little girl turned two years old. We had a little pool party for her yesterday (Saturday) and had a great time. I have been prepping her for her big day for awhile now. Whenever I would sing Happy Birthday to her she would say, "No, Mommy birthday." She's so funny sometimes. We had a great day. We had cupcakes and ice cream, opened presents and then went swimming in our clubhouse pool. Meg was really excited to swim, especially with her Grandpa.

We love Meg so much and are so happy that we get to have her in our family. She has such a spunky little personality. She loves to sing and dance. Today, she started singing the hymns at church (her own words, of course) very loudly. She loves animals and has to carry some sort of animal with her at all times. She especially loves monkeys. She loves the tv show and movie, Curious George. I found some little underwear with Curious George on them and am hoping that they might get her interested in potty training (one can only hope). She is a very sweet girl and loves everyone. Her nursery teachers tell us that she hugs the other kids in class until they both topple over and then they laugh their heads off. If someone is crying she will pat their head and say, "No cry." She is a very nice big sister and loves her baby brother. She is very kind to him. She kicked him accidentally one day and made him cry. I told her to apologize to him and she wouldn't. I left the room and I could hear her say, "I sorry baby, I sorry." It was so cute. Meg loves apple juice, beans, tomato soup and fruit (especially mangoes and blueberries). She loves shoes and is constantly trying someone's shoes on (mine, Dave's, Will's, anyone whose shoes are off). She has pink snow boots that she insists on wearing. Dave hid them in our closet since it's summer and she found them and came out wearing them saying, "Look Daddy, boots.". She loves to swim and is getting to be very daring in the pool. She is so beautiful. Whenever we are out in public we get comments from strangers on how cute she is. I think it's because she looks people right in the eyes and smiles or says hi. She is such a joy to be around and makes our home such a happy place. We love our little Meggie Bug. Happy Birthday!!!

Meg loving her 'Baby brother' (he is rarely called Will).She is very protective of him. If someone is holding him that she isn't so sure about,she will cry and say "My baby!" until he is given back.

Gotta love snow boots in August.

Bean mustaches are the best!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Yesterday, Dave and I celebrated our 5-year anniversary. Dave arranged a little party with some family and friends. We had a great time. He told me that entertainment would be provided but I could never get out of him what the entertainment was. He had made a little video and sang and played guitar to the song "Megan's mom has got it going on." It was so funny, sweet and thoughtful. Dave is such a wonderful husband. He is so interesting and smart. I tell him that he can be the one that learns things in our family and then he can just tell me what he has learned. He has such a unique sense of humor. He is such a wonderful dad to our two kids. I am definitely Will's favorite, but he is giving me a run for my money when it comes to Meg. All day, every day, she asks "Where'd daddy go?" She sometimes will even answer her own question and say "Work." but she is always thinking about him. Dave is such a hard worker and such a good provider for our family. He is very passionate about me being able to stay home with our kids and I am so grateful for that. I love you so much, Dave. I look forward to many more wonderful years to come. Happy Anniversary!

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