2. An idea popped into my head this week that I'm excited to share. When Collin was a baby, I started a list to document milestones, funny things he said or did, etc. When Drew came along, I had less time to add to it, and by the time Livia came along, I hadn't touched the list in years. So I thought...why not start a new (private) blog to document some of those fun things! And so my new blog "The Things They Say" was born.
Now I can just type quick little things that made me laugh that day, and they're all organized by date. Cool, right? I made three blog buttons, one with each kiddo's picture on it, linking certain posts to certain kids. When the kids get older, they can pull up the entire blog or just click on their picture to see all the posts that were specifically about them. Does this make me seem incredibly organized or what?!
Here is a little glance below. I haven't decorated/designed the blog and since it's a private blog, I probably won't. I can write things that other people wouldn't find particularly funny, but that are funny to me. There won't be any pictures, just some ramblings that my kids might like to read one day.
3. Moving along. There was some interest last week as to why my husband's socks can't be washed with the rest of the family's socks. To clarify: if you remove your sock and it remains in the same shape as your foot after being removed, it gets its own wash cycle.
5. The Cliff Notes:
a. Yes, this snowman (and I'm being generous with that term) was made by Doron.
b. No, the snowman had not melted in any way before I snapped the picture.
c. I guess when you marry someone from South Florida, what can you expect?
d. Seriously though, you've never seen a picture of a snowman???
e. It doesn't help that the 2nd grader down the street made a whole family of snowmen/women/children who are all correctly assembled with three distinct balls.
f. To avoid shame and embarassment, I went out the following morning to try to "correct" the snowman. To my horror, it had turned into an ice sculpture (read: inpenetrable block of ice) and I fear it will be attending our summer block party.
g. Perhaps I did look a bit silly out there with an extension cord and a hair dryer.
6. Do you enjoy exercises in futility? Teach a Kindergartner to snap his fingers.
Ignore picture below of Kindergartner who (although he previously agreed to cooperate and pose for finger-snapping picture) now refuses to come out from behind his DSI.
7. Are my kids always eager to take pictures that correspond to my thoughts of the week? (See #6).
8. Why is the pretty pink stroller that Livia got for Christmas getting the most use from the boys?
9. My 9 year old is going to make a great husband someday. Encouraging, supportive, always on your side, you get the idea. Two minutes after we got the Fisher-Price Loving Family Minivan home and the twin babies buckeled safely in their car seats... OFF came the door. (Compliments of the Tornado). I hear Collin telling her "it's not your fault Livia. It's the company that made it's fault."
10. A friend once told me her daughter was not a "pretty crier."
I wasn't quite sure what that meant.
Ohhhhhhh. I see.
Not to worry, grandparents. I'm familiar with the Tornado's routine. See how she's opening one eye, just to make sure I'm still present and observing the show? This means she'll be done soon.
10. Occasionally I'm wrong.
And with that, you're now caught up on current events around the Bonnie household. :-)
Truly...thank you again so much for all your kind words! XOXO