Thursday, September 27, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Alex: Show! Show!
Mom: Ok, mommy will turn on a show for my little naughty girl
Noah: And for her really nice, good, big brother!
So, no more pretty pink crocs for Alex...oh well, at least now I don't have to worry about her leg being amputated by an escalator : )
Friday, September 21, 2007
I learned today (the hard way) that I'm not very good at stacking cakes. Oh well, this chocolate cake may not look appetizing but it tastes great! I'd share the recipe with you but you probably already have it (see back of Hershey's Baking Cocoa box) : )
Alex did not get to enjoy the fruits of her labors, she was fast asleep by the time this piece of art was finished. Noah however, enjoyed a nice big slice before bed. I said, "Isn't it delicious?" He paused for a minute then replied, "No...it's just good." Well, I didn't know I had a chocolate connosieur on my hands. I think it's delicious anyways, and so does Paul!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Noah: "Ooohhhh, this is re-dick-alis!" (interpretation - ridiculous)
Alex: "Gosh dangit, gosh dangit, gosh dangit!"
Apparently that's the worst thing they've ever heard me say - thank goodness : )
And yes, I did get the screen door "un-stuck." Why doesn't Noah ever call me a superhero?
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Congratulations Paul! I'm so proud of you and I love you!
Alex loves to "scare" people - another little trick she learned from big brother. She runs up to you and yells "RRRAAAAAAA!" Terrifying, I know. After eating oreos though, it's a litte scarier than usual - I was afraid I was going to end up splattered with chocolate goo
After oreo cookies Noah and Alex were taking a bath together. I got Alex out first and stepped out of the bathroom for a couple minutes to get her diaper on. I know, I know, you're never supposed to do that...and I did get freaked out for a minute because when I poked my head around the corner to check on Noah I couldn't see him. I raced over to the tub and found him like this...laying on his back, submerging his head (but not his face) underneath the water. He smiled up at me and said, "Mom, did you know I got baptized?" Hilarious! At least he's not afraid of it anymore. I took him to his first baptism about 6 months ago and after Noah watched the kid get dunked he looked at me and whimpered, "Mommy, I don't want to get baptized!"
We drove through Wendy's and raced home (with Alex screaming half the time because she didn't want to share the Sprite with Noah) just in time for babysitting group. The family we swap with wanted to go test-drive some cars and the dealreships are closed at night...so we were scheduled to babysit from 3-5 and then we'd take our kids to their place from 6-8 for our date night. Alex was talking a nap, their little boy Caleb was falling asleep in my lap, and Noah and Ammon were coloring...at least that's what we thought they were doing. We could see them sitting in the dining room with the paper and crayon box out and they were laughing and having a great time together. Noah walks in a few minutes later with a look I know all too well - that guilty smile. I think he's thinking something like this: Mom, I want to tell you what I did because I'm so proud, but I know you won't be. Here's how our conversation actually went:
Noah: Mom, I've been cutting
Me: With your scissors?
Me: What have you been cutting?
Noah: Ammon's hair!
I thought I was going to throw up. I raced over to Ammon who proudly showed off his new haircut...I brushed the top of his head with my hands and big chunks of hair fell to the floor. Panic. I was sure his parents would never trust us with their kids again or even want to have anything to do with us. Luckily, that was not the case. They thought it was pretty funny actually. I have to admit, I was relieved he'd cut a little boy's hair, who can get a buzz cut, and not a little girl's (like Alex)!
An hour later we were dropping our kids off and heading out for date night, just me and Paul. Considering what we'd spent on the kids clothes that day Paul suggested we head to McDonald's. We probably would have if it wasn't in the ghetto : ) Instead we treated ourselves to a shared burritto at Chipotle and a stroll through the book store. It was great! I don't think we'd have made it happy and sane through med school without date night.
That was our almost perfect Saturday - minus the haircut and I'd have called it perfect! Sorry to bore you all with the details, but for me it was one of the funnest days we've had as a family recently and I want to remember it (ok, I know "funnest" is not a word but I like it). Hope you all had a great Saturday too!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
University of Washington
Oregon Health and Science University
UC San Diego
University of Arizona
University of Utah
University of Colorado
University of New Mexico
University of Minnesota
University of Wisconsin
University of Iowa
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Wake Forest University
Now we just wait to be invited for interviews. We won't find out where we'll going until March 20.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I had already begun removing some stickers from her when I thought to take a picture. Noah, thinking that Alex was crying about getting her picture taken ran over to her and said, "Oh, you don't have to be alone baby!" He sat down next to her and said "Cheese!" That, and her trusty blanky, cheered her up.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
So here's my goofy kid on his first day of preschool. He was so excited! He was running circles around Alex this morning chanting, "I'm going to preschool! I'm going to preschool! I'm going to preschool!" Noah was especially excited to use his backpack. He helped me pack it last night with all the necessary preschool supplies and then he wore it around the house the rest of the night. Among his backpack items were 2 of his most cherished possesions - toy airplanes, which he brought for show and tell because the letter of the day was A. Noah had asked me several times if I was going to stay with him at preschool and I explained several times why I wasn't - so I wasn't sure how he would react when I dropped him off. Well, Noah marched up to the front porch and was ringing Madison's doorbell before I even had Alex out of her carseat. He seemed a little unsure about things once we were inside but as more kids arrived and sat down at the play-doh table with him he warmed right up. Next thing I knew he was waving at me saying, "Bye mom, bye Alex!" Well, that was easy...sort of...I'm a little embarassed to admit this but I got a little teary on the way home. Now, at the end of the day I'm feeling a little teary again but for the opposite reason - does anyone want to adopt 2 naughty, screaming, crying, fighting, defiant, smart-mouthed, tantrum throwing children? No? Ok, ok, I guess I'll keep them. : )
Alex's reaction to Noah's first day of preschool was funny as well...When we came home, just the two of us, she had a silly grin on her face. She kept pointing back and forth saying, "Momma...Alex!" and giggling. I think she was excited to have some time alone with Mommy. But when I told her it was time to go pick up Noah she ran for the door chanting his name.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Saturday, September 08, 2007
1. Favorite toy - My airplanes
2. Favorite color - Green
3. What I want to be when I grow up - A Doctor
4. Favorite food - Fish
5. Name of pet(s), or pet they would like to have - I want a fish named Norman
Interesting that the pet he wants to have is also his favorite food...I was thinking about getting him one but now I'm a little nervous
Friday, September 07, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Jen and I had a lot of fun running together but we're obviously not in that great of shape because we were to out of breath to carry on a conversation. Our conversation over that 28min 30 sec run went like this:
"You doing ok?"
"How's the pace?"
We're doing good"
"Keep it up"
"One more mile"
And that's it...Thanks for keeping me going Jen! Next step...10K!