Friday, February 27, 2009

One - Two - Three

Jemma is officially in love. She LOVES her pajamas. takes some serious coaxing to get her to choose to get dressed in the morning AND she is always begging me to get back into her pajamas at like 2:00 in the afternoon! Silly girl. Sometimes, if we're not going anywhere else, I let her, but most of the time I tell her that she really ought to stay dressed in her "day time clothes" until we're done with dinner. Most of the time it just doesn't matter what I say though...she just disapears for a few minutes and the next thing I know, she comes out of her room in another set of PJ's!

Jemma really likes feeding Carter...hmmm, Carter's feeding sessions are already messy enough, but with Jemma behind the spoon, messy is newly defined!

You can't see it here, but this boy had food in his ear too...Gross!!! How do you get someone's ear if you're aiming for their mouth?

Carter has his first tooth! If you look closely, you can see it just barely poking out above his little's the best shot I've been able to get ... he's a little stingy with the BIG grins when I pull out the camera. But ANYWAY, he's got a tooth!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Valentines

I had THREE Valentines this year...Brandon, my all-time Sweet Heart, and my cute kids Jemma and Carter. (Jemma was a little stingy with the photos today...the one below Brandon and Carter is the only one I could muster from her... at least she's not frowning!)

Yesterday, just because it's tradition to decorate sugar cookies on holidays, Jemma and I did just that during "quiet time"...that may just be one of the funnest quiet time activities we've ever had!
Just a few of the statements Jemma made OVER, and OVER, and OVER again...
"Mommy, this is so fun!"
"Uh-oh, I make a mess!"
"Mmm, this is so GOOD!"
Hopefully you can tell which plate Jemma did and which one I did... in Jemma's eyes, more is deffinitly better! More frosting and more sprinkles that other words, the less cookie you can make out, the better! :o)
Today, while Carter was napping, Jemma and I decorated for our Valentine's dinner. Jemma was SOOOO excited about the balloons. When she first saw them, she said "Oh Mom! They're so pretty! Good job!" Oh the simple joys of childhood!

For dinner, we had shishkabobs (even Brandon wasn't sure how to spell that one...) Veggie and Chicken with bbq-ed asparagus, rice and broiled pitas...if you're tired of french bread/rolls/or whatever, pitas with a little butter and garlic salt, broiled in the oven, are quite tasty!
So the picture isn't that great, but the food was ExCeLlEnT!
For desert we dipped strawberries in first they started out looking pretty good, but they just seemed to get less and less appetizing in appearance...we ate 'em anyway! (Strawberries and chocolate...I like them seperate, but I like them even better combined!)
And then for "second deserts" we had a TON of candy. We recieved Valentines from some family and HoLy CoW! It looked like it was Halloween, only with a whole lot more pink!

To finish off the night, we watched "The Princess Bride" as a family, ate treats and gave back is pretty good!
I sure love my family - not just on Valentine's Day. But it sure was fun to do a little more today just to show it.


Carter has this perfect sideways ringlet on the back of his head. I LOVE to play with it and I REALLY hope he ends up with curly hair all over his head. I think a little boy with lots of curls all over his head is AdOrAbLE!!! (Brandon would beg to differ...) All the same, I LOVE that little curl!

Jemma is a HARD-CORE Leggo girl these days. She's always pulling out the bag of "MEGA BLOKS" and saying "Mommy, you want to build sumping?!?" And I say back enthusiastically, "YA!!! Let's build 'sumping'!"

Not Bad!

Carter's favorite snack these days is a little TOILET PAPER! Yuck! If the bathroom door gets left open, he HAWLS in there as fast as he can, and the FEAST begins!