Friday, September 24, 2010

Five Question Friday

Please join by copying questions into your own blog and linking up!

1. If you could speak with a different accent, what would it be (ie Australian, Scottish)?

2. Can you fall asleep anywhere? (ie floor, couch, deck)?

3. Do you use public restrooms? If so, do you sit on the toilet?

4. If you were stuck in an elevator for 24 hours, what celebrity would you most want to be stuck with?

5. Where did you & your significant other go on your 1st date?

1. I love Scottish accents because I love Scotland and the people. They seem to be so friendly and easy-going to be around. I would love to have a nice thick brogue!

2. When I was living in Europe and frequently train traveling, I learned how to fall asleep just about anywhere - on a very crowded train car seat in the hallway, in a train station when all the hotels and hostels were closed for the night, sitting at the bus station and waiting for our bus to arrive...I haven't lost this skill, but I haven't been able to use it for awhile since it seems I always need to be awake with my kids!

3. I do use public restrooms because I can't hold it forever. But I heavily line the toilet seats with toilet paper. This helps me in a few ways:
  • I pretend like the toilet paper is a special force field that will protect my backside
  • I never accidentally sit in someone else's squat-gone-wrong because I see it when I line with paper
  • I never get in a situation where I have gone and there is no toilet paper "spare a square" problem. I only choose stalls with lots of paper.

4. I'm not sure which celebrity because I think I would want a good conversationalist with a sense of humor and someone who doesn't embarass easily or that I wouldn't be embarassed in front of - after all, 24 hours is a LONG time and it seems like some bodily functions would most likely need to occur. Maybe someone like Patricia Heaton? She seems funny and down to earth.

5. On our first outing, we went with my sister and her husband to Houston's and then back to their house to play Phase 10.

On our first "alone" date, he took me on his catamaran on the lake (where I fell in fully clothed) and then we got cleaned up and he took me out to a now-closed restaurant, where we talked until the restaurant turned its lights out! Great first date!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Playtime at Our House

I love watching my kids play. It is amazing to me how their minds work and create entertainment and interest around objects and observation.

Meg would rather play with any of JD's toys than hers. This causes no end of frustration for JD.

But how can you say no to a face like this??

JD is going through a major "Toy Story" phase right now. He switches between Buzz Lightyear and "Booty" (Woody) daily.

He comes up with whole dialogues and scenes with his little guys. I love eavesdropping on his play scenes.

Meg can often be found in this corner of the room, digging through the book basket and flipping through pages.

And of course, my little girl loves to finish off her day playing in mommy's big bathtub with the cups!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Going, Going, Gone!

It is amazing how quick this year is flying by!

Meg just celebrated 9 months this past weekend! We took the kids out to a park near our house for some pictures (that were technically for Baby Meg's 8 month pictures) in some very humid and sticky weather. This is why Mommy and Daddy aren't featured - we were dripping in sweat!

This little girl will be ONE in just a few short months!!

And this handsome boy is just two blinks away from turning FOUR! (Okay, so it is actually more like 7 months, but still!)

My kiddos are just my most favorite two little monkeys in the whole world and I wouldn't trade them for anything! They just brighten my day with their smiles and hugs and cuddles.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Stairway to Heaven?

Hmm...I wasn't ready for this benchmark yet in my young daughter's life. I should have known it was coming.

Meg loves the stairs. Scary!

I have a baby gate, but JD goes up and down all day to his room, so it is tough to keep it closed all the time.

So far, I have caught her by the first or second stair, but we followed her up one time last night to see if she could do it.

And she can!

Now we need to start working on the backwards crawl to get her down the stairs safely!!