Thursday, October 30, 2008
Me (after sitting Sadie down on the floor in Ethan's room): Sadie, why don't you play with Teddy for a minute while Mommy brushes her teeth? (Teddy is Ethan's teddy bear)
Ethan: Yeah. He's a nice guy.
A few days ago:
Me: Ethan, it's snowing outside!
Ethan: (big gasp) Mom, let's get the presents!! (referring to Christmas)
Ethan, talking to Sadie: I love you, Sadie! (turning to me) Mommy, when are you going to have another baby in your tummy?
Me: You want Mommy to have another baby in her tummy?
Ethan: Yeah! Let's have another Sadie!
Me: Wouldn't that be kinda confusing, having two Sadies?
Our good friends Troy and Denise are coming to visit us next weekend (yay!). Ethan is super excited to see their kids, especially Josh and Becky. He has a toy garage with a little button that makes a phone ringing sound; in the last week he's started "answering" it and talking to Josh and Becky. He always ends with "Okay, see you soon Josh and Becky!"
Way back when Sadie was first born, Ethan wanted to hold her all the time. So, he'd say:
"Come to poppa!" It was hilarious and just a teeny bit creepy.
Ah, the joys of preschoolers!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Thanks for the props, Denise. I'm glad there is at least one soul out there who reads my drivel.
So, the seven things I am thankful for:
- My husband. Paul is very busy with school these days, but he always tries his best to make time for me and the kids. Plus he's just cute and sweet.
- My son. Ethan has turned into such a loving child. He adores his baby sister and is always asking to help me with her. He is good natured and full of energy.
- My daughter. Sadie is the cutest baby anywhere. Watching her discover new things is so much fun. She looks up to her big brother so much and squeals in delight at just about everything he does.
- My parents. I am so grateful that I've finally reached that point in life where you are able to be friends with your parents. They are so incredibly generous and loving, especially with their grandchildren. I'm so excited to see them in a few weeks!
- Renters! I can't tell you how thankful I am for them!!!!
- Good friends and neighbors. You know who you are and I love you!!
- My health. It's something I take for granted most of the time, but really- I am so lucky to be healthy so I can take care of my family and enjoy life.
I will spare others the duty of continuing this, but I do love reading all of your blogs!
Friday, October 24, 2008
The temple took forever, and by the time I got back to the hotel we didn't have a ton of time to site-see. So we decided to go to Concord (because it was only a few miles from our hotel) and see Minute Man Park- Paul Revere, Redcoats, the beginnings of the Revolutionary War, the whole nine yards. We drove through the town of Concord to get to the Old North Bridge (site of the "shot heard round the world") and decided it is the absolute cutest, quaintest town you've ever seen in your entire life. Seriously, if I had several million dollars to plunk down on a house, it would be there.
Anyway, we got to the bridge and only had time for a few pictures before Paul had to take off for a meeting downtown. But that's okay. We're only in this whole travel thing for the sweet pictures to put on our blog.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
This is from our trip to the Naval Museum down in Southeast DC back in February. This was back when we were trying to fit in as much DC siteseeing as we could before Sadie was born and we moved away. I really liked this museum, as did Ethan.
Man, what did I ever do with only one kid???
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Now on to the pictures:
Ethan had so much fun that he now asks us to visit the stones (i.e. headstones in the graveyard). We're trying to explain to him that not all graveyards contain ice cream flavors.
This is just a sign we saw on the highway driving through Vermont. I thought it was hilarious so we stopped to take a picture. 'Cause that's how we roll.
After we toured the Ben & Jerry's factory, we went up the street to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill, which is one of the larger apple mills in the area. We got some cider donuts, which were AWESOME. And the hot cider was really yummy too.
Just across the river from Hanover in White River Junction, VT is the King Arthur Flour Company. Obviously, they make flour. But they also have a baker's store (in which I could have spent HOURS shopping) and offer baking classes. We stopped by last night on the way home and Ethan wanted to sit in the throne next to the armored guy. He was very upset when he realized his sword didn't detach.
Friday, October 17, 2008
At the parade, in downtown Hanover
Here is the mass of over-privileged freshmen running around a tower of flamesI'm not sure why I look so scared in this picture. But doesn't Sadie look stylin' in her cute little coat??Burn baby, burn!