Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Good news Good news. All the issues in the house are getting worked out and fixed. The toilet is now running and not leaking. The bathtub is ready for a swim, the internet is FINALLY working, and things seem to be getting back to normal around here. Now we just need to make some friends to go on play dates with which I am sure will come soon. In the meantime we are learning to entertain ourselves and have fun in our new home.

Today was really a great day. We had to stay home because of all the work getting done on the house but it turned out to be just what the kids and I needed. We woke up and watched some cartoons while we ate breakfast. Then we went upstairs and played in the toy room and raced cars. Lizzy raced are caterpillar car while Jackson raced his Lightning McQueen Car of course.

Then we went outside and played for awhile. The weather here is so nice. Around 65 degree which I love. The sun is out so we can wear jeans and a tshirt and not get cold. I have to admit I am glad to be out of that AZ heat (it is already creeping up to the high eighties low nineties there). Then we had a picnic outside and both the kids ate their lunch which is AMAZING! After that we read some books and Liz took a nap while Jackson watched Megamind for the 100th time so I could get some school work done. I have to admit this is the first day in a long time that I wasn't stressed or short tempered. It was nice to appreciate my kids for who they are and spend some quality time with them with nothing distracting me.

Then Brandon came home early and we ate a yummy dinner together. I guess Brandon was a little jealous of all the bonding today because when the kids were taking a bath in the BIG BATH TUB he decided to get in on the fun. So he threw on his swim suit and hopped in the tub with them. It was so cute watching them play in the bubbles with dad and they thought that was really cool. Brandon even turned on the jets, which made Jackson freak out of course (he is so cautious) but Lizzy LOVED them. She was lounging in the tub letting the jet bubbles rub her back and tummy. So funny. She really is a little doll baby.

I usually don't give a play by play of my day but it was just such a great day I wanted to write it down so I could remember it. It has been awhile since I have had a great day like that.

Other funny notes:

This seems to be Jackson's attire lately. I thought it was funny so I decided to post it.

Lightning Car beanie (usually with the matching gloves but not when he is eating), Thomas the Train PJ shirt, Thomas the train underwear (but still refuses to go to the bathroom on the toilet, don't even get me started), eating nutella on wheat toast, hence the chocolate smile. He wears several outfits every day and insists on getting dressed on his own with no help which means most of the time his pants are on backwards and his shoes are on the wrong feet. I am just glad he takes this initiative to put his clothing on himself. He now refers to himself as Jackson or big boy.

Also Elizabeth's hair is finally getting long enough to do something with it. YEAH! I put it in pig tails and it was so cute. She loved having her hair done too. I think she realizes how cute it is with all the compliments I give her so she actually wants to wear bows and girly stuff now. She is so cute I just want to give her kisses all the time.


Shannon Smith said...

So happy you had a better day!!! I am jealous of your weather!!!!

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Jill Carilli said...

So glad things are getting better :) Love you