Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentines Day...a slightly new tradition

So, we moved since last V-day and Oregon has no White Castles. We had to change our Valentines plans a little bit. Here is the whole group ready for the occasion. Our friends Jim and Mel celebrated with us and our friends Julie and Jeremy came from Southern Oregon to join the celebration.
We started the night with roller derby... never had an experience quite like it! It was really fun and so interesting, I am only beginning to understand the scoring.

After roller derby we headed to Jack In The Box for a romantic dinner. We had to bring our own table cloth and candles and the guys working there even let us light our candles.
See... they could feel the romance that was created by the candlelight.

After dinner we got gelato at my favorite place ever (Mio Gelato) and then headed back home to relieve our sweet babysitters. Happy Valentines Day, I hope you all enjoyed yours as much as we did. I am so grateful for my sweet Valentine who enjoys a good time just as much as I do!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Still needing to learn their numbers

A couple days ago, after dinner, I offered Jacob 3 or 4 cookies. Wisely, Jacob chose 4. I gave Claire the same offer - surprisingly, she took 3.

The next day, I made the same offer. Jacob chose 2. Claire chose 3.

I guess I need to teach these kids their numbers!

Here's a little preview of some pictures we took at the park on a beautiful sunny Saturday!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The Birds and the Bees

AHHHHH... I was not ready for this! These two are asking too many questions.
Here is a recap of the conversation we had in the car today...
Me: "Jacob and Claire, did you know that Lucy is going to have a baby brother?"
Kiddos: "Oh, a baby brother"
Claire: "Is her baby brother at her house?
M: "No, it is in her mommy's tummy" (short silence)
C: "Did she eat the baby?"
M: "uh, no, no she did not eat the baby... she uh, well the baby has to grow in it's mommy's tummy until it is big enough to come out"
J: "Is she gonna spit it out?"
M: "No, no uh... she, well the baby will be born."

Anyhow, I was obviously not prepared to answer those questions and really surprised by some of them. Ten minutes after this conversation we were walking around Costco and Claire points to the really short lady behind us and says "oh, is that just a kiddo or something?" I told her no and sped up a little bit just to be sure she couldn't hear whatever came from my dear children next.