Thursday, January 27, 2005

Chloe made sense!

Chloe has finally made sense! If you don't spend much time talking to my 3 year old you won't know this but she uses the word "because" mostly as a conjunction. For example " I want to eat cheerios because Daddy ate some because there was germs in it because I want to eat them." Well, yesterday she actually used "because" correctly! She said "I want to go to Wendy's because I want to go inside." Well, with a little more prodding she said she would like to go inside and eat. I'm actually sad about it though because it means my little girl is growing up.

In other Button news Halle is cuter than ever. She's doing the smiling, cooing thing and she seems to want Mommy over anyone else- yes, I know I'm her dinner. :)

Travis seems to finally be over his bout with Bronchitis and Sinus infection and is quite happy about that.

I am taking the girls to the mall today. Since everyone has been sick (one of us would get well just as someone else was getting sick) we've been mostly homebound so the outing will be nice.

Oh yeah, Amanda! Silly me! We are homeschooling and it's stressing both of us out. We are taking walks for PE on this great walking trail and it's been a nice bonding time for us. She rattles on incessantly about all things "teen". It's been really nice. It reminds me of the good ole' days we used to have when she was little before Travis and I got married. I think we'll keep it up.

Gotta go Halle is HOWLING!

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

I own a tomato

I own a tomato. You know, I always thought I was way to cool to own a tomato. Of course, there are lots of things in life that I've always thought I was way to cool for. Driving a Ford Taurus for instance. Doesn't it just scream "I'm in my 30's, have children, and am slightly overweight!!!" Speaking of overweight- I was always too cool for that too. And then the stark realization hit me; I'm really not who I used to be. Of course, the me I used to be was completely unrealistic. College doesn't prepare you for real life at all. But I think in a lot of ways I'm better- you know- more mature. Unfortunately, more mature doesn't equal more fun. I'm sure there's more fun in my future, I just haven't gotten there yet.

Oh yeah, the's not the mushy disgusting tasting kind. It's the stuffed variety that holds pins...for sewing. Yes, I'm taking a stab (ugh!) at sewing. I have some jeans that need to be hemmed and I'm doing it. I guess the sewing parties finally rubbed off on me.

Oh, and just out of curiosity, who decided that it should be a tomato that would be the holder of the pins? Yes, I know there are plain pin cushions, but I've never seen a pin zucchini, cucumber, or raddish. Or maybe someone could make pin cushions in the shape of an ex-boyfriend, ex-girlfriend, or a really disliked grocery boy? Oh wait- those would be voodoo dolls; never mind.