Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tagged by Elisa

Elisa tagged me. I do not think I have ever been tagged...if I have I do not think I responded. Says a lot about my consistency (or lack thereof) in blogging. This one is pretty easy, though, and light-hearted and fun so I thought I would give it a whirl...

What three skills or hobbies would you learn if you had unlimited time, money, and tools?

1) COOKING- this is one that I stole from Raina, but actually totally agree with. I would love to pay someone to teach me to shop and cook on a time and money budget. I would love to have a large index of recipe's that I am confident making in my brain. I'm not a terrible cook, just never have time to think through the meals that I fix ahead of time and I am not creative at all.

2) SWIMMING- What I really want to do is a triathlon, but the major hurdle is swimming. I am not necessarily afraid of water, but I am not very confident in it, either. I would love to be a strong swimmer and have an "efficient" stroke- not one that leaves you worn out after half of a lap.

3) DRIVE STICK SHIFT- Ok, I know this is lame and I debated even listing it, but I really would love to learn to drive a stick shift car. We do not own one so there is no need for this skill, but it is just something I have always wanted to learn. In college Mel would occasionally let me shift while she drove (and did the clutch) which was the coolest, but doesn't really count. I seriously used to have nightmares that I would be out somewhere and someone would get hurt or something terrible would happen which would lead to me being the only one available to drive for help. I would jump in a car with great urgency only to realize it was a stick shift and I was STUCK.

Does it say a lot about my life right now that those are my 3? Maybe one day, when my boys are grown or at least big enough to tie their own shoes, I will pursue cool hobbies and skills. Until then...this is me!


Sunday, April 13, 2008

"No time to say 'Hello', Goodbye...I'm late, I'm late, I'm late"

The title, as stolen from a line in one of my favorite stories, pretty much summarizes my life these days. I cannot seem to get it together, in general, but especially when it comes to communicating. If you are one of many who feels disconnected in relationship with me right now, just know it is not a lack of interest, just lack of sleep. I'm sorry! Someday soon, hopefully, I'll make time to stop and at least say "hello" to those of you who are significant in my life. In the mean-time, here are some pictures of the boys I spend time chasing after (and dressing, and feeding, and changing, and loving on).

First, my BIG 3-month-old. I can't believe how time has flown by with this little dude. He is developing quite a personality. There is no "luke-warm" with this child. When he is happy, I've never seen a baby smile and laugh and talk like he does...but watch out when he is not happy.

Easter was great. We went to Saturday night and Sunday morning services, both were uniquely wonderful. The first two pictures here are Saturday night and the last two are Sunday morning. In the second one you get a glimpse as to why C's eyes are HUGE and look a little scared in most of the pics of him with KJ.

We love playing with CT and LT. Recently when they were visiting at our house they were both so sweet to our baby C. LT gave him his paci so gently (big brother should take some lessons) and at one point even went into KJ's room to find a book to read to baby C. See him "reading" below...HOW SWEET!
At 22 months, KJ finally got his first ever haircut. The "mullet" is gone. If you look closely in the Easter pictures you can see that it was pretty long in the back. Daddy did the honors and it was all I could do to keep from crying. I video-taped the entire thing.

Here is a post-haircut picture.

We took a recent trip to the Zoo with our friend AKH. This year is so much more fun than last year at the zoo because KJ really recognizes animals, knows how to watch for the animals and was just so very excited. I made the mistake of telling him a couple of hours before we went that we were going to the zoo to see all the animals. He kept saying "zoo, see animals". I tried distracting him by saying "we can't go yet because the animals are asleep", to which he answered "be bery twiet" as if that would fix everything. Next I decided to just shoot straight and tell him that the zoo did not open until 10 o'clock. Then the broken record changed to "time is it?" I have learned not to tell him anything before it happens!
Quick disclaimer about the next picture, there were adult hands very close, my baby was not in danger. Also, check out the rolls on those little thighs!

Here is one tired little boy, after a day of watching animals!

Ok, hope that gives you a glimpse into life around here!

Better run, I'm sure I'm late for something...