Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Borrowed Happiness

Forgive the bad focus, this was right before bedtime. Our friends loaned us this bouncer thing since the girls outgrew their rockers. Boo's pretty indifferent, but Anna, well...

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Casualties of Sleeplessness

I poured Paige some milk and cereal this morning, told her she could put in a TV show when she was finished, and went back to sleep. It's been kind of a rough week.

The girls haven't been sleeping well this week, and it's hard to tell why because there's a lot going on for them right now: they're teething, they just started solid food, they've switched from rockers into their cribs, and it's suddenly very cold at night. Whatever the reason, no one here has gotten more than a couple hours sleep in the last 5 days. Awesome.

One of the few nights that they went to bed without too much of a fuss, I spent making (very, very simple) Halloween costumes. That night I woke up at 2:30 and flipped out because I'd forgotten Paige's dentist appointment. I checked the calender, then woke Jeff up, sobbing about how we schedule it 2 months ago, and the insurance would be mad, and they'd kick us out of the dental practice, and all of Paige's teeth would fall out because she'd never see another dentist. It took me a couple hours to calm down and go to sleep. When we woke up the next morning, I braced to call the dentist and apologize while Jeff checked the calender...the appointment is next Tuesday.

Today we what I thought would be the ward Halloween party, but which turned out to be just trunk-or-treating. No games, contests, or socializing, just a dark parking lot with hyper children. Dumb. Why did I even make costumes? They only wore them for like, 20 minutes, and no one even saw them. Anyway, Pictures! Yes, these are the best pictures I got.

Anna Banana and EmmaBoo the Ghost
 Anna was the wiggliest banana I've ever seen. And Emma kept staring at her hand, which in her costume, made me think of Lady Macbeth and Hamlet all night. Doesn't she look Shakespearean?

Paige was a butterfly, but she refused to have her picture taken in her full costume of black clothes and a tutu. She wanted to wear her candy sleeper with her wings. Whatever. Happy (almost) Halloween.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


 It's been raining a lot lately, so we've spent a lot of time inside. We've all been going a bit stir-crazy, but the other day, Paige just couldn't take it anymore. She put on all her rain gear, grabbed her umbrella, and stood out on the balcony in the rain, just to be outside.
 One thing that I did while facing the rain was try to fill some holes in the kids' wardrobes. Paige got this grandpa-cardigan that she's worn every day since I finished it. She loves that she can do the buttons herself. Honestly, we do too.
She's showing off her painted fingernails, if you can't tell
We're trying to foster as much independence in her as possible, since most of the time we're busy with the little(r) girls. This means though that she's allowed to go to church in a sparkly blue ballgown, her red cardigan, pink and green striped tights, with half-brushed hair and shoes on the wrong feet.

Meanwhile, these kids are sucking on each others fingers and not wearing any clothes at all! Well, they do at church. And occasionally at home.
Not now, Emma, there's a camera!
Sometimes though, I get them dressed and realize that they look more like little boys than little girls. But, the pants I made for free, the onesies were on clearance for a dollar each, and I really love the shark bait onesie. It makes me think of Finding Nemo all day.
 Shark Bait, Ooh Ha Ha!