Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Life with Lauryn: the musical

Sometimes I think that I should change the title of this blog to reflect the title of this particular post. Lauryn sings everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I drives me crazy and cracks me up all at the same time. Yesterday she really wanted to share my tea. On a random side note, what 2 year old likes tea but won't touch juice? So she decided that maybe mommy would be more likely to share the tea if it was in song. "I want tea today, today, I would like to drink some tea TODAY!!!!" It was great. Then, of course, she forgot all about wanting the tea when she found something else to do. So I actually got to drink all of my tea with sharing. Woohoo for me :-)

Birthday time

So yesterday was my birthday and hy hubby took the day off to just hang out with us. We had a nice, lazy day at home. Then the plan was (I thought) a quiet dinner out just the 2 of us. Dinner was's so nice to sit through a meal without having to share with anyone or listen to a one-sided conversation in song delivered by an almost 3-year-old :-)
When we got home, we walked in the door and I was greated my most of my family and friends! I can't believe that Brian got this all organized without giving anything away. We had a wonderful time and it was a great end of a very lovely birthday.

Now that my birthday is done, I guess that it's really time for me to get to planning Lauryn's's coming up quickly.

Friday, January 25, 2008


Sometimes I wonder if it will ever be quiet in my house again. I like it quiet, but my children have different ideas about what quiet really is. To Lauryn quiet is running around singing at the top of her lungs. I have no idea why she thinks that is quiet. Collin thinks quiet is when he bangs toys together. I, on the other hand, think that quiet is when I can hear myself think. If I want some quiet time to study or read or exercise without my kids climbing on me am I going to have to start getting up with my husband at 4:30???? Because I'm really not a morning person and I've found that I need more sleep than he does. Granted I still get up once in the middle of the night with the baby (when will he sleep through the night consistantly?) Do I stay up later than everyone else when it's cold and dark in my house? I don't know what to do. I just need some peace and quiet.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Here I am

OK people, as a response to friends and family wanting me to get this blog I am. It may take me awhile to make mine as cool as some other people I know, but I'll get there. Collin's napping right now and Lauryn is wandering the house talking on Brian's old cell phone to who knows who. The girl never stops talking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It may be the death of me, but I love her.