Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

9 Month Hulk

Winston had his 9 month check-up yesterday. Poor guy has had a double ear infection for more than 2 weeks now and it still hasn't gone away so he couldn't get his shots and was put on another round of antibiotics. Which means Mom gets to perform circus tricks for another 10 days in order to get the medicine down. He weighed in at 21.9 lbs (between 50th and 75th percentile), he measured 30.5 inches (above the 95th percentile) and his head measured in the 75th percentile.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Adele was watching her favorite Charlotte Diamond Dvd, Crunchy Carrots, in the car and singing her favorite song and said, "Mom can I have a Sasquatch?"

Me: "Where would it sleep?"
Adele: "In the car."
Me: "What would it eat?"
Adele: "Mulch"

A totally predictable response given it is one of her major food groups.

Easily Entertained

Papi recently stuck his finger where he shouldn't have and almost lost it;) When he came to visit last week the girls had fun blinging up his cast.

Monday, October 22, 2012


So if you are wondering why I haven't given the blog much attention, this is why. We have been busy planning for the next phase of our lives. We close on our new home in South Minneapolis on Dec 17th - probably in the midst of a major snow storm;) Every day Adele comes downstairs, looks at the boxes and asks, "Where we all going? Minnesota?" Then she does roll call to make sure we are ALL going to Minnesota. "I go Minnesota? Veda go? Winston too? Mommy and Daddy? Baby Hudson?" No Baby Hudson. "Oh."

We have to be out of our house in Ohio on Dec 1 so we will be wearing out our welcome in Iowa City, Clear Lake and Madison for most of the month.

Adele's Pet

I think I stared at Adele in disbelief for a good 15 seconds. I kept trying to process what she was SQUEEZING in her hands. "Look Mom. It a birdy!" I screamed and she threw it on the kitchen floor. After disinfecting the premises I began my lecture on avoiding dead animals. "Please do not ever touch dead animals". Veda chimes in, "like a dead moose?" "Yes Veda, we do not touch dead moose."

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Soldier Sweaters

"Look dad. Soldier sweaters. You put those on, then you go fight and beat people up...or you wear them when you go kill deer." ~ Veda @ Walmart

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Friday, October 19, 2012


Haley, our babysitter, took the kids to the park this morning. On their return Veda ran into the house dangling part of an old earring she found at the park. "Mom! I found the Key of Legends. This will be great in my diorama!"


I was working in my office this morning and Veda walks in as I'm inserting a USB memory stick. She grabs it out of my hands with excitement and says (wide-eyed),

"Mom! Is this the kill code"?
"The what?" I ask.
"Ya know, the kill code to keep the giant meatballs from falling from the sky."
"Yep Veda, that's exactly what it is."


Papi and Didi were in town this week and helped us move a couch from the basement. We found some huge spiders hiding underneath... thankfully dead. Veda got so excited that she ran to find her bug box. When she couldn't find it she returned with her sparkly purple purse and carefully placed the dead spiders inside. I left the room because I couldn't handle it - I do NOT like spiders - dead or alive. Later I went downstairs and found one of the spiders on the staircase.

"Veda - why is this sitting here?"
"Well - he was my favorite but then all his legs fell off."

Friday, October 5, 2012


I took Adele to an allergist at the recommendation of our pediatrician. She has been having some skin issues and stomach discomfort. In order to test for all allergies including Celiac disease we had to have blood drawn. NO FUN. Five vials of blood and lots of tears and all she wanted afterwards was to be held and to ride up and down repeatedly in the glass elevator. She kept saying "higher" "higher" like I was pushing her on the swing.

We got the call yesterday that everything came back normal - she isn't allergic to ANYTHING. Surprised but relieved. No crazy diets in our house.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ice Cream Social at School

The Parents Committee held an Ice Cream social and committee sign-up. Against my better judgement I signed up to help with Teacher Appreciation. Hopefully I can find time in my sleep to help out;)

School Fun

Field Trip to Young Chefs Academy

Taste testing frosting flavors for their cupcakes

School Fun

 Cool tractor art
 Singing "Wheels on the Bus" while driving the "bus"
Adele throws a fit just about every morning I take her to school. Here's my proof that she's having fun after I leave. I love that she is always singing new songs that I haven't taught her and that she can count to 10 in Spanish!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

No Underwood Farms

So I was a little down on our Pumkin Patch experience this weekend with our friends, Steve and Jennifer and kids. Only because I miss our outings to Underwood Farms in Moorpark, CA sooooooo much. To top it off, my friend Christina called from Underwood on Monday to tell me she was in line for the tractor ride with Halle Berry and her daughter Nala. Blooms and Berries outside of Cincinnati is a fine experience with lots of fun free activities for the kids but Underwood - it is not.