Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I love this video. I had to do some searching to find it again. It reminds me of my nephews. :)

Monday, December 17, 2007

My hair

Well, if you voted for #2, you win! That was my favorite of those two.

And today I went and got my hair cut! It's not really either of those pictures, but I suppose it has some elements of the second cut. Anyway, I love it! Love, love, love it!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Esther is a little over 18 months old and doesn't talk yet. As of right now, I'm not concerned because she understands so much and is able to communicate in other ways. But I find myself thinking about it a lot because this is so different from my experiences with Autumn & Heidi.

Autumn started talking at about 10 or 11 months and would walk around our apartment pointing at things saying, "What's that?". What's that came after mommy and daddy and then she quickly moved on to colors and animals. She was so interested in everything around and wanted to say the names of everything she saw. Heidi was much the same, although not as early.

Since I've been thinking about her speech (or lack of) so much, I've been paying more attention to the noises she does make and it seems like there are words there. But it's so random! Where Autumn & Heidi started with Mama, Daddy, please, thankyou, hi, and basic things like that - there are no words that Esther uses on a day-to-day basis. She says Da-da every once in awhile. She used to say Ma-ma-ma-ma but doesn't anymore (now she just makes loud noises to get my attention....).

But a couple of days ago she was chasing Heidi and wanted Jessie-Bear and said "Bear" as she was running. And yesterday she said, "I go" in conjunction with a song we were listening to.

Have any of your children done that? Any ideas?

She didn't walk until she was 15 months, so I wonder if she's just a late-bloomer, a perfectionist of sorts, not wanting to do something until she can do it all the way.

Monday, December 10, 2007

I really want to get a haircut! I'm not sure when, but hopefully soon. I'm so tired of long, half-permed hair. Urg.

So what do you think of these hairstyles? And do you have places on the web or good magazines to suggest for other hairstyles?

Hairstyle #1

Hairstyle #2

Any guesses on which one I like better out of these two? And no cheating if you already know (yes, that means you Rachel!).

Sunday, December 9, 2007

is by singing loudly for all to hear. (Quick, name that movie!)

Um, after seeing our tree on film, I think it needs a little work.
Maybe next year we'll have a real tree.

Here's another shot to show a little more of the living room and how we ended up arranging it.
(I don't think I've posted pics of the living room yet...)

Autumn, Heidi and I made these salads as part of our lunch today.
We got these from a Betty Crocker cookbook for kids. I love kid's cookbooks!

Heidi. Being Heidi.

The girls asked me to put up hammocks again (we hang sheets to the bottom of the top bunk since it has metal slats all the way along it) but I was a little too slow for them.
Heidi decided to make a hammock on her own.

They started with only two chairs but for some reason decided they needed three.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Broken Record

Hi. I am a broken record, otherwise known as MOM.

Now clean your room - pick up that paper off of the floor - put those clothes away - clean your room - pick up that paper - put those clothes away...Wait, didn't I just say that??

Really, it's not rocket-science.

Today, I feel like this:

This is fun. I got this from Heidi's blog. Apparently I'm MOLLY WEASLEY. Do you see it? I think I can go with that. It works right?

Pirate Monkey's Harry Potter Personality Quiz
Harry Potter Personality Quiz
by Pirate Monkeys Inc.

Eric is:
Pirate Monkey's Harry Potter Personality Quiz
Harry Potter Personality Quiz
by Pirate Monkeys Inc.

**the ESFJ under the name stands for: Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling and Judging and is explained more on the webpage after you take the quiz.
**the ENFP stands for: Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving.

Who are you??

Monday, December 3, 2007

I had a weird dream last night. In my dream, I had known Kristin Chenoweth forever. I hadn't seen her for a long time and ran into her and told her how much I love her in Pushing Daisies. Then she squealed and hugged me and was really excited (think typical Kristin Chenoweth...). I'm sure there must've been more to the dream than that, but that's all I remember. My conscious-side probably woke up in the dream enough to think, "You know Kristin Chenoweth? What?!"

Did you know she was classically trained? She's also set to debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010 in the opera The Ghost of Versailles. I already thought she was cool and after perusing her webpage here, I still think so. I love that she has been successful in musical theatre, concert settings, opera, TV, and movies.

Check out this interview between her and Amazon. It's old...2001...but cool!

And if you don't feel like looking at either of those links, at least look at this one. This is Kristin singing one of the songs from her CD Let Yourself Go and I LOVE it because it shows just how much she can do! What a VOICE!

** I also LOVE this picture of her! Not what you usually see of her.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Has anyone else heard of Jack Johnson? Eric introduced me to his music and I love it. It's got kind of a funk-beat and maybe belongs in the same family as John Mayer. If you click on the title of the post you can listen to one of his songs.