Thursday, April 30, 2009

It's my party and I'll...

mop the floor! That's right folks, it was my birthday yesterday! I'm 29. For real. Don't check with Keith though, he'll lie to you and tell you I'm older than that. Anyways, it was a good day. Henry has figured out how to talk so he's been jabbering to make up for the last 2 years. All day he'd come up and say "Mom, it's YOUR birthday?" like that was the strangest thing he had ever heard. Keith was so excited to give me my present. He kept telling me how much I'd love it, how great it was, so I had to open it first. Guess what it was... a Swiffer Wet Jet! So, and I quote, "you don't have to use a BUCKET when you mop the floor anymore, mom! You just PUSH A BUTTON!!!!" Gotta love kids - how sweet is that? Now, if it was Ed who gave me a mop for my birthday it wouldn't have been as cute. Caroline gave me a giftcard to the book store, and Henry gave me, to quote Keith again, "a box that you push a button on that wine comes out of." Gotta love Henry. I think the little guys had a bit of help from their father. AND I got a midwifery book that I've wanted for a while from my parents, AND flowers! I haven't gotten flowers since I had Keith! So we spent the day mopping the floors. I guess that's what moms do for their birthdays! Oh, and I almost forgot - a former client of mine called the day before my birthday needing to hire me - my first repeat client! So all in all it's been a good birthday!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The end is near

Caroline is STANDING UP. It's all over. Next thing you know she'll be cruising, then walking, then in preschool, then driving.... ACK! She pulled herself up on the couch yesterday with the biggest smile ever. Then she did it again. And again. And of course, Keith and Henry are encouraging this behavior. Help me!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Another late Friday Five

I was at a birth Thursday night/Friday morning, so I came home and slept the rest of the day. Sorry I missed posting, but, you know, it wouldn't have been a coherent Friday five. I was pretty tired. Anyways, I'm thankful that...

1. A baby girl was born on Wednesday!
2. A baby boy was born on Friday!
3. Wednesday and Friday are not the same day, nor are they consecutive days.
4. I don't have any babies due at the moment so I can sleep and not wake up in a panic that I missed a phone call.
5. Easter is tomorrow and I won't miss it this year!

Sunday, April 5, 2009


It was a nice day today so we decided to do some yard work. Ed got a new lawn mower from my parents, and today was the perfect day to try it out for the first time, seeing as the grass was getting to be a bit on the long side. But first we had to weed. and clean up the flower beds. And rake the leaves (did you know leaves don't just disappear if you ignore them in the fall??). Henry "helped."

Fun at the park

The other day it was really nice out (one of the first nice days in a while!), so Ed took the kids to the park. They had a blast. Some lady was riding her horse (pony?) by the park and let Keith sit on it - he was thrilled.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Henry's favorite video

Cross your fingers that Henry wants to grow up to be like Elmo!