Thursday, February 16, 2012

Don't see me

You have to love a  two year old's logic, when Sam wants to do something he knows he shouldn't he'll come up to me and say "Mom, don't see me" and then proceed to do what he knows is forbidden.  Today already he has come up to me twice, once right before he grabbed his beloved paci (which is for bedtime use only) and then again at lunch right before he dipped his finger into his ketchup.  If only all kids did this every time they were about to do something they shouldn't!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


We were out to eat at Acapulco, we had talked about how it was a Mexican restaurant.  When Nora went to use the bathroom the paper towels came out automatically, but unlike most places you didn't just get a small sheet of paper towel, instead a LONG piece of paper towel came out.  Nora simply stated, "Wow those Mexicans must really like paper towels!"


My little Ian has figured out how to soothe himself to sleep for nap and bedtime.  While it is nice not to have to rock him to sleep when I've got other kids wanting/needing me, I will miss our special snuggles!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bowling Fun

We gathered for some bowling fun today...
Riley was the only kid to "bowl" a strike...

Sam was super excited to be a "big kid" and took his bowling very
seriously.  It has fun to watch him wait his turn, he jumped up right when Riley was done
because he knew his turn came next.  Here he is yelling, "go ball go"...

Nora had her own style, notice her fingers in the holes...

Uncle Matt showed us what true form looks like...

and as usual Nora was the best cheerleader, here she is jumping for
Ahmie after she bowled a strike!

Ian had fun chewing on a meat stick wrapper...

and these little heartbreakers, who couldn't love 'em...

An afternoon full of cousin memories!!

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Bragging on Riley

We went to Riley's conference last night, and got a glowing report!  Mrs. Bergeron said she is a delight to have in class (wish I could be a fly on the wall in her classroom).  Riley is now reading at a 7th grade level!!!  She is also performing well and above grade level in math and spelling but not 6 grade levels ahead.  Riley just LOVES to read, she routinely asks for books rather than toys and is usually reading more than one at a time.  So we brought her home a book from the book fair to let her know how proud we are of her for being a good student.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

What's in a name?

I'm not really sure where I come up with the nicknames that my kids get but I love how the other kids get on board and use the names too!  I also think that the kids know they are special when I use one of their nicknames, notice I said one of, they all have multiple.  I will list a sampling of them below:

Riley:  button, peanut, cakes, riley-cakes, riley roo, roosa, ri-ri, risa

Nora:  nori, nora boo, nora rini, norsie

Samuel:  sam, sammy, sam boy, samster, sampson

Ian:  ian monster, "e", e bo-bo