Monday, March 19, 2012

Birthday Weekend Extravaganza

Ok not quite, but the girls had a good time.  Saturday was the birthday party, so the girls helped clean the house, and then headed off to do errands with Daddy while I worked on some homework.  Then, around 4pm a host of little girls showed up, and they giggled and played for about an hour and a half until the pizza showed up.  They ate pizza, cake, ice cream, and watched Hannah open her gifts.  She was genuinely pleased with everything she got, and is even getting excited to make out her thank you cards.  Then, the best surprise, she found out she was getting to have her friends sleep over.  Unfortunately Mimi decided she would rather sleep at home, so we had four giggly girls here overnight.  They finally settled down after minor threats, and slept great until 6:30 Sunday morning.  An early start isn't my favorite, but they all played reasonably well until Kat came to get her monkeys. 

Sunday was exciting for the girls because Grampy and Mimi were coming to visit, and they know they can always get walked up to the park to play when they come.  Not that I don't take them to the park, but I usually go to a nicer one that we have to drive to.  They spent most of the weekend outside in our gorgeous, non-spring like weather, and are still enjoying it even now.  Norah is outside playing while Amanda and I finish homework.  Well, I'm finished, for now. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Four Year Appointment

Today was Norah's 4 year well child check, and all checks out.  She weighed in at 31lbs, which is heavier than I anticipated, and 38" tall.  No supermodel height, but big enough.  Her doctor is very pleased with her and says that some of her quirks are just how she is, and some she may outgrow.  She took her four shots like a champ, and now aside from a seasonal flu shot every year, she's finished with yearly shots until she's 11 or they change the rules, whichever happens first!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sporadic posting

I realize since January the posting here hasn't been awesome.  There isn't a whole lot going on, but I'm also massively busy with school work.  This week so far is the absolute worst with 4 homeworks, a quiz, and a test in algebra and a lecture, notes, a quiz, a lab, and studying for a test in biology.  Add all of that to my regular things I need to get done around here and it's pretty much a circus.

This weekend the girls are going to Meema's on Saturday for a sleepover, and I'm taking Steven out since it's his birthday.  We're doing a quick trip to Ikea, with possibly a stop at Sonic on the way home.  Then I don't know what else we'll do, but it will be fun and quiet, hopefully.  And hopefully I'll have finished all my pending school work that is due before my spring break next week.  No trips anywhere warm and wonderful for me.  However, I think reading a book I'm actually interested in, and being able to play with the girls after dinner will make it fabulous regardless

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Norah had a fabulous birthday weekend.  Saturday after a couple quick errands we headed down to the CT Science Center for some fun.  We spent quite the day there, exploring and playing.  Both girls loved it the first time, and even again so soon, they loved it again.  They're excited to go back for the dinosaur exhibit that opens next month.  After that we headed home for a break, and then out to dinner at Red Robin.  Norah and Hannah were sung to after dinner and got ice cream sundaes along with dinner.  Then it was home to dance along with the wii.  This morning they woke up early and we did some errands, but the best part for Norah was that Daddy made chicken wings with our pizza for dinner.  Norah loves chicken wings, and she had second helpings of them tonight.  So far she's enjoying being four.

Hannah is looking forward to her birthday next Monday, and her birthday party on the 17th.  She's inviting some of her friends from school, that will be a first.  Up until now it's always been family friends who also had kids of a similar age.  So we'll see how that goes.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Fourth Birthday Norah!

Four years ago we had a beautiful baby girl, and she's just as beautiful now, if a bit more complicated.  Norah is fun all wrapped up in an especially cute package.  She's hilarious and sweet and loveable.  She has been telling us all day "I'm FOW-er"  You sure are four now baby.  She gets sarcasm and jokes, has fabulous timing, and is all around wonderful.  I think I'll keep her.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Four Years Ago

We were sitting down to dinner out.  Our last dinner out in a while.  We hit Olive Garden, and I enjoyed freaking the waitress out because I kept having random contractions.  Four years ago I had an email conversation with my friend Joanna about how there was NO WAY I was in labor, and I would talk with her the next day.  Four years ago I timed contractions until I got too tired and they were ridiculous anyways and went to bed.  Four years ago tomorrow morning, I had a sweet baby girl.  The last one we're having in this house.  She's so SO excited to celebrate her birthday tomorrow.  Crockpot chicken, chocolate cupcakes, and birthday gifts sounds like heaven to someone who is going to be four.