Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy birthday to you...

Happy birthday to you... Happy birthday dear KEVIN...
happy birthday to YOU!!

We had a fun day celebrating Kevin's birthday!! Kevin woke up bright and early to go to class, only to find out his professor had canceled it. What a great way to start out the day!! So Kevin went to Burger King and surprised us with CinniMini's. He then had to go to work and back to school. While he was gone the kids and I made preparations for the evening when Kevin would come home. I cannot express in words how excited Andrew was about everything. When I told him this morning that it was Daddy's birthday he said, "Oh, he turned 10!!!" I told him no, Daddy is turning 29... and his response was, "Cool!!" So we got busy cleaning up the house, making cards, making a happy birthday banner, and decorating the cake. Once Kevin did make it home we didn't spend a long time together before it was time for the kids to go to bed, but it was so perfect!! There are times where things just feel good, and you just feel happy... this was one of those times for me. There is no greater thing than spending time with my little family, and I cherish those moments so much!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEVIN!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

the month of HEARTS...

Our project for today... Andrew's valentines!!

Andrew is excited for Valentines Day (mostly because he knows he gets to have a party at school on Friday!!). We whipped up some paint today so he could make some cards for the other kids in his school class. He loves to paint, and was all over this project. The greatest part, it kept him quietly busy (key word there is quietly... he is usually busy... just not quietly!!!) for at least a good hour!! Turns out he layered the paint on pretty thick... it is good we got an early start since they will take quite awhile to dry!!! All in all it was a good project (assuming they really do dry!!)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Snug as a Bug...

We put up the toddler bed for Carrie to try out. I must admit I was very hesitant about this. Carrie is an amazing sleeper, and I didn't want to do anything that might interfere with that. We are still working with Andrew to help him become a better sleeper, but when he was Carrie's age and learning to sleep in the toddler bed (we had to with him fairly early since he learned to climb out of the crib) it was a lot of work, stress, tears, and not as much sleeping as we would have liked. I didn't really want to go through that again, at least not yet!! The first night Carrie came out of her room a few times, until we decided to just put her in her crib. However, a little later Andrew went to bed, yet Carrie was still awake. We decided to give her one more chance. The crib was still up in their room, along with the toddler bed and Andrew's bed, so the room was crowded to say the least. With this arrangement the toddler bed was right next to Andrew's bed. Carrie saw Andrew in his bed sleeping... and we were very surprised, but after that she didn't get out of bed again, she went right to sleep.

How did she do the next night!?!?...

... AWESOME, that's how!!!

We have now had 3 successful nights, and 2 naps in the bed. YAY Carrie!!! Most of the time she doesn't come out of her room at all. She likes to look at a book in her bed, but then will go to sleep. She has slept all through the night, and the earliest she has gotten up was at 8. Hopefully this trend will continue!! Like I said, she is an amazing sleeper, and has always been one to want her sleep! Andrew likes the thought of her in a bed too, so it is pretty exciting all around.