Monday, May 26, 2008

My Sleeping Babies

Have you ever had one of those nights where after they are finally asleep you want to wake them up and give them a cuddle and try again? I did tonight.

The first time I said goodnight it was quite sweet. Then they asked for a problem....still sweet mommy. Then E fell asleep and A wanted him out of his bed so I moved E to his bed(the upper bunk) he woke up. Then the negotiations began to get E back in A's bed because he doesn't like to sleep alone. By this point the sparkle has left my eye and I'm getting a little cranky.

Then they are back in bed together and now they are goofing around. "Oh, how cute", I think since it's the first time they haven't been fighting all day. After 10 minutes of escalating hysteria it's no longer cute. It's now after 9p.m. and I'm reduced to my tried and true, "Seriously......go to sleep".
Several dozen repetitions later and I have now separated them and threatened them and have hope that they are maybe falling asleep. And then......I hear whispers.....and movements. Like a charging rhino I stomp down the hall and say...."That is enough....get your butts in bed and go to sleep". At which point my darling A looks at me with eyes filled with tears and says, "But I was just passing E a pillow he forgot".
Now they're asleep and I feel like the meanest mommy in the world. Oh well......hopefully I'll do a better job tomorrow night.

No matter how they day has been, the minute they fall asleep this is how I see them.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

A Date with My A

On Thurs. Grnny was nice enough to pick E up from school so A and I could go with my Friend down the street and her little girl to see the Deego Show. A loved it and watched the whole thing. He participated by lifting his mask up to his face and roaring when requested.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

That's What Friends Are For

So I received a call from my friend in Calgry. She expressed concern that the boy's haircuts looked VERY much like I had used a whipper snipper while blindfolded. So here are their "before" pictures.

And their "after" photos when they got home from the hairdresser's.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


AuntiJnn called with a great idea this a.m.--the farm--what a great way to spend the morning.

We watched the dogs heard sheep.

Then we watched a shearing demonstration.

Then the park.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Same Old Same Old

I meant to include this photo of the kids on the way home from the airport. They were so happy to see K.

While we were away on our Househuntng we went for dinner at the home of the man that M is replacing. Now we are lucky enough to get to have them for dinner while they are up here on their househuntng. To that end, E mowed the lawn for me yesterday and today we are tidying up the house and prepping dinner. We will be serving JamaicanFlnkSteak and DillPotatSalad and SnapPeeswithSesmeSeeds. M has requested lemnmeringue pie and GrndmJean's DtchApplePi.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


So here's the walk up to our place.......and the front door and courtyard.
Now we're looking at the front door from the inside......the bar in the first floor living area.
This is the first floor living area.....
This is the second floor dining and family area and the kitchen.
More kitchen......and the master bedroom.
This is the view to the right of our gate door and a closer view of the river from the end of the court.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Whew----Last Day

We visited the TomboftheUnknwnSoldr and watched the changing of the guard.
We visited the VietnmWarMmrial--It is hard to see all those names.
Then the boys decided to go duck huntin'. That's E and his wingman A.....and then the three of us.
A pic of the LinclnMmorial, also, A and I on the bus at the cemetry.

Friday, May 09, 2008

So Much--But In No Particular Order

Here's E trying to lure some baby ducks from the reflecting pool over to visit. E dancing on the square.

The WhiteHouse(thank goodness for zoom on cameras)....Grnny with the boys in front.

The boys zoned out in front of the T.V. M eating at the OlveGRdn...they have those here!!!

We have been to the pool every night since we arrived. One day we went two times.

This is E being a shark.

Christmas Flurry....of Pictures