Saturday, October 23, 2010


Or, as some people call it, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. You know, the movie? It is Caroline's absolute FAVORITE movie in the whole wide world. We have Netflix and can used to be able to before someone (cough cough Henry) broke the Wii stream movies through the Wii. The most popular of which was, as Caroline calls it, Meatnalls. So after Henry broke the Wii, I decided to be the nice mom and got Caroline her very own Meatnalls DVD. You would have thought that I gave her a gold brick. Or a pink tutu. I made the mistake of giving her the DVD right before bedtime (well, ACTUALLY, Henry gave it to her. I was going to hold on to it until morning) and she flipped. All we heard for the next 20 minutes was "MEATNALLS! MEATNALLS! MEATNALL! FATCH MEATNALLS!" until Ed got her to bed. Of course, she had a death grip on Meatnalls so he had to tuck in her AND her movie. Fast forward to 3am. I wake up to Caroline staring at me holding Meatnalls. As soon as I opened my eyes it started - MEATNALLS! Fatch Meatnalls Mommy! GIVE ME A BREAK! So I threw her into bed with me, and Henry, and Ed (you know, the guy who was snoring through all of the Meatnalls?), and for the next 3 hours she tossed and turned and whispered "meatnalls... meatnalls... fatch meatnalls..." Finally at 6am Ed woke up and put Meatnalls on for his little princess.

Friday, September 3, 2010

I'm back!

For now, at least! I'll really, REALLY try to keep up with posting this time around. I swear though, three kids did me in. I was so with the program with two.... now, not so much. Speaking of kids...

Everyone's been doing pretty well, finally. Caroline broke her arm back in April (fell off the couch. WHO DOES THAT?), and had to have emergency surgery on it in the middle of the night. That was great fun - I've never had a kid 1. break their arm or 2. need surgery for anything. Fortunately she did fine, and I financed another room at good old A.I. duPont.

THEN, Ed went and tried to kill himself in a tractor trailer wreck on May 12th. Fortunately he's fine, too - shattered his pelvis and had some nasty road rash on his arm, but he's well on the way to recovery. Nothing like a few more gray hairs for the whole family...

And that's about it around here.