Aren't Granparents the best? All those new Christmas toys and its a bow that makes her laugh!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Yea! We've got snow! In the last two days we've gotten a blanket of snow (7 inches at last count- and still snowing!) We bundled Laney up and took her out to see it, she wasn't really sure what to do! She just walks around and kicks the snow- the last time I took her out the snow was so deep in some places she got stuck, she reminded me of that kid in The Christmas Story movie! If this keeps up we're gonna have to buy her a sled!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Yep- its true, on Tuesday I locked Laney in the car, with the keys (I would have written sooner but let's face it- it's taken me awhile to find the funny- in fact, I'm still kinda looking.)
So here it goes- we went into town to run some errands, beginning our day at Craft Warehouse. I went in, ended up buying fabric to make my first quilt (more on that later) then headed out to the car. It should noted that when I arrived I was thrilled to get the first parking spot in the lot (this tidbit will become important later). I put Laney in the car while mentally planning ways to talk my mom into helping (doing for me) with my latest sewing project. At some point while I was buckling her car seat Laney started to play with my keys (this is a critical point in my story- for if I had only stopped daydreaming about flannel I would have heard to door locks click). When I finished with the car seat I took my keys (grateful that she didn't hit the panic button like she did last time at craft warehouse- seeing a pattern here?) and tossed them into the front seat. Then I made another, in a series of critical errors and shut the door.
Still unaware of my predicament I went to open my door and realised it was locked (insert your favorite curse word) my heart rate rising I tried another door (insert favorite curse word x2), then, in a full panic, tried every other door and window (insert a series of colorful, rarely used curse words- shocking a very old women going into Craft Warehouse to buy her cat a stocking).
Now about to have a panic attack- I call my mom and dad (who are in town) and tell them the problem. Then I called AAA (A word from our sponsors- AAA is totally worth the money- buy it) They tell me a locksmith will be there sometime within the next hour. A HOUR ( I then spend several seconds looking for a hammer-no luck- guess all those crafty people left their tools at home)!!!???
Up until now- Laney thinks we're playing some kind of elaborate game of peek-a-boo, but she suddenly figures out that somethings wrong (could be me crying and shaking- who knows) and begins screaming and crying. At this exact moment, every single crafty person in a 200 mile radius decides to go shopping. Did I mention that I was parked in the FRONT SPOT???? So God and everyone see me running from window to window trying to calm my hysterical child while alternately saying "it's okay" and "I'm sorry your mommy is a *&^%&* idiot".
Finally, the locksmith shows up (it only took 15 minutes), unlocks the car and I get Laney out. She just looked at me like "what kinda joke was that- mom, you're not very funny! Shortly thereafter my mom and dad showed up, dried both of our tears and we finished our day of shopping (although I still needed SEVERAL glasses of wine that evening).
I hear they're going to be sending my trophy in the mail....
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
P.S. If you don't get a Christmas letter from us but would like one (bored anyone?) then leave your address and I'll send it, but keep in mind I'll expect one in return :)
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Here's her latest stats:
24.4 lbs (50 percentile)
32 1/4 inches (she's grown a little over an inch since her last check-up and is in the 70 percitile)
and the big news.... (drum roll please)... her head size has dropped to the 60%
She had to have four shots, and screamed like a little howler monkey while trying to break free from my strangle hold to push the nurse away... then she discovered a little thing called a sucker- and all her problems were solved!
On a side note- does anyone else get nervous when they have to take their kids for shots? Seriously, I am a basket case every time- I really hate it. I get so strung out that I'm cranky and stressed all day before we have to go in. It's way more tramatic for me than for her I'm sure.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Husband: "maybe I just need to go buy a ladder"
The finished product- this is the first year we've lived in a house and gotten to put up lights- we're pretty excited.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
While unsupervised (any by unsupervised I mean sitting on her daddy's lap) The Laney bug found a plate of brownies and proceeded to take take one bite out of all of them and then hand them to her Dad. Guess she was just making sure they were safe for the rest of us to eat. Wednesday was my mom's birthday (Happy Birthday mommy!) and we all met at the Bonefish Grill to surprise her, while we were waiting for them to arrive Delaney explored her fascination with buttons. Not to worry- we were parked in a parking lot, not driving, and she only managed to turn on the emergency flashers three times.
Speaking of jammers- here she is carrying all of hers at once. She disappeared in her room and came out with all of her pjs in hand. I took it as a sign she wanted to go to bed....
Monday- Jess came over and we had a pajama party :). I love it when we get to spend the day together. She and I always seem to see things the same way, and I always feel better when I'm around her... Anyhoo, Delaney is in love with Emersyn and was chatting with her- and then Emersyn waved, it was pretty cute.
(for those of you keeping track, yes laney is sitting in Jessica's lap, and yes she asked Jess to pick her up, miracles!)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
So here they are now- they still need faces and to be put together... the one on the left is mine, then Beth's and the one on the right is Frans.
Here's what they're supposed to look like when they're done... are you impressed or what?
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
* She is currently on some kind of hunger strike- eating only small portions of everything, and unbelievably large portions of Mandarin oranges and raisins. (I know- I can't explain it either)
* She loves to climb on things- I spend most days telling her to get off our coffee table.
* She can say; Doggie, kitty, woof woof (noticing a theme?), Ma, dad, no no, uh-oh (a new one), hi, bye and yes. Today she's been using no no a lot (particularly when applied to me)
* She loves to play in water- I can't let her have a sippy cup without supervision because she will find a way to make a puddle and play in it. Most days I have to change her clothes at least twice because she's found some kind of water to play in. (seriously, this kid could witch for wells- shes that good)
* She loves her doggies... and likes to share her food with them (with the exception of her oranges and raisins)
* She understands the power of a temper tantrum- and goes running from the room crying if something doesn't go her way (sound like anyone you know?)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
By the way- the thermometer was a gift from Ryan's Grandma Wieseler- so credits go to her too!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
FYI- Fran, these are this year's ornaments- sorry to ruin the suprise! :)
I am also grateful for my mommy who came down and babysat so we could go out- it was a nice break!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Today I have a list:
1. Red cups at Starbucks!!
2. My friend Jessica, who went shopping with me today. She tells me when clothes don't look good on me- that way I don't end up looking ridiculous. Being around her always makes me feel happy! Thanks Jess!
3. My husband- last night my daughter was having a whine fest (seriously- she whined and threw tantrums for almost 3 hours straight-shes got stamina) and just before I gave her a lesson in shaken baby syndrome (joking) and then ran out of my house screaming(not joking). Ryan took her and let me close the door to our room and read quietly. I was able to regain my sanity and reemerge as nice mommy.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
If you find yourself with a few spare moments- read their plan. Maybe it will help you decide!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Trick or treating with dad
Look mom, I don't even have to wait for you to open it for me, I'll just eat off the wrapper!
Laney and Gracee checking out their stash.
At the station called the witches cauldron Laney REFUSED to pick some candy out of the jar (she still has issues with stranger danger and won't go near people she doesn't know). Check out the muscles on this one, she just kept arching her back and trying to get away. It was really funny- but I don't think she appreciated us laughing at her!
Friday, October 17, 2008
I have no idea what kind of face Laney's making here...
Grandma Wieseler made both of these outfits for the girls, and in this picture they are both munching on some goldfish crackers!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Here are our best and worst cookies ( mine is the tree, and the retarded leaf)
Ryan and Bobbie showing off...Thanks for coming over Bobbie!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Meanwhile, the girls picked pumpkins (grown by Grandpa Schafer)
Laney helping pick pumpkins and riding in her red wagon
Here's our craft project, my mom saw this in a magazine and got all the stuff to plant, we just carved the pumpkins out, drilled some holes in the bottom and planted some cold weather plants, I think they turned out really cute... who knew?!
My pumpkin- hopefully I can keep the plants alive for awhile!
After hunting Grandpa took Laney for a 4 wheeler ride and let her walk around the farm and get into trouble together- look how cute they are!!