Showing posts from November, 2009

Trimming the Tree

Richie and Sophia were so excited to decorate our little tree tonight. I put on the lights, but the kids put most of the decorations on and I didn't even have to fix very much and the tree looks great. Both kids are getting more and more anxious about Christmas. Sophia has just learned about Santa Claus, and ever since seeing him on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade she has been saying "Santa Claus is coming! Santa Claus is coming!" (Which actually sounds more like "Sa-uhcausicomeen.") We are looking forward to a great holiday season!

Sophia and Friend

This morning I put on a DVD to "baby sit" while I worked on getting the house ready for Thanksgiving, and I guess Sophia invited a friend to watch with her. I thought it was too cute how she sat her baby doll in the princess chair.
Lately this doll is always undressed; Sophia's new obsession seems to be undressing her dolls. So if anyone is wondering about what Sophia might like for Christmas, I think dress-up dolls would be a hit--they will probably be undressed all the time, but still a favorite.

One year older (and one day late).

Yesterday was Dad's birthday!
Little Richie helped me make the cake. He was very pleased that he helped, but very impatient to eat it. Dad had to work most of the day, and he kept asking "When is Dad coming home so we can have his birthday cake?" We didn't have enough candles for the all 29, so it just has 9. When Dad got home we sang "Happy Birthday" and the kids helped him blow out the candles . . . . . . and unwrap his presents. Because of our limited budget, we made presents this year. Richie drew a picture of himself. I drew polar bears. Richie has wanted me to do this for him for years and he seemed really happy about it. As an added bonus, Aunt Sissy and Raddick came for a quick visit. We love you Dad! Hope your birthday was awesome!

. . . priceless.

Tonight before going to bed, little Richie gave me a big hug and said, "Mom, I love you so much for all the fun things we do, so I want to give you something." I asked him what he was going to give me, and he thought about it for a while before he answered, "Uhmm, six dollars."

Revenge may be sweet, but sometimes Sophia isn't.

Remember when Richie bit Sophia?
Well, she finally got him back, but much worse.

He was trying to give her a hug and she REALLY wanted her space. When it happened he screamed in pain and came running to me and told on her. I had told him to leave her alone, but he is obsessive about giving her hugs and kisses. I hope he has learned a lesson, but I have a feeling this is not the last of this kind of injury.

Playtime at the Park

This morning we went to a park and played with some friends. It was a beautiful, crisp morning and the kids had lots of fun playing while we moms visited. We finished the day down by the lake feeding the ducks and geese. The kids have colds, Dad is getting over the flu, and we have been stuck in the house all week, so it was great to get out. We had a really fun morning.

Home Made Goodness

Today I made bread, and I don't think it turned out as well as Great Grandma Call's--I just couldn't remember all the tricks she taught me--but as little Richie was eating a slice I asked him, "Do you like my bread?" and he said, "It's awesome!"
That's good enough for me.

Halloween, Halloween!

We had a busy, fun Halloween weekend. It started on Friday morning with Richie's preschool Halloween party. He was beyond excited to finally wear his Spiderman costume and see what all his friends were wearing. In the last hour of school the parents were invited for a costume parade and some Halloween songs they have been practicing. I love seeing Richie at his school and to see how much he enjoys it. Sophia enjoyed playing in the leaves outside the school, and other kids joined in the fun too. Friday night we went to our ward Halloween party. There was food, crafts, and games. Richie and Sophia would have played the little bowling game all night if I would have let them. At the end of the party there was trick-or-treating in some of the class rooms of the church and it got the kids really excited about the real thing.
Saturday we took Dad to Hoboken for his show and a costume parade. We were going to walk the parade with him, but ended up not staying. It was nice to get to …