Friday, April 24, 2009

Look mah, no cavities!

Veronica and I had dental cleanings/check-ups today. Veronica was very excited to go and "be brave" and I was quite dreading it. Veronica was so patient and cooperative and was a great example for me. Anyway, I promised her a special treat if she did a good job and she did and she didn't have any cavities to boot! So, we hit the store and she asked for marshmallows (go figure) and then she thought about smores and so that's what we decided to do.
David was a good helper when we started but then he realized that he would be more helpful if he put the chocolate in his mouth.

Finished assembly of the smores.
Ahh...so so yummy! Veronica inhaled her dinner so she could enjoy her smore. David has yet to try it because he didn't want to eat dinner.

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A video of us putting the smores together.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Nothing like a good book to relax. Yeah, this is our first attempt, not very successful. Is potty training a boy the same as a girl? That's all I know so any advice would be helpful. I'm tempted to just do the no diaper thing for a few days, but it will have to wait until I'm not pregnant because I can barely keep up with this little guy let alone clean up any accidents.


We took the kids miniature golfing and I pretty much knew that David would just hold the ball the entire time...and I was right.


Veronica requested a pink ball and they actually had one. Anyway, she was more willing to at least play along with us. It looks here like she has a really good stroke. Veronica is painfully uncoordinated and so this shot really took some effort...at least she tried!


At the pool where, again, David refused to participate in the touching of water. I was a bit more relieved than annoyed because that was one less kid to worry about in the water. He was just as happy sitting and watching.


Veronica loves any and all hot tubs. She justed soaked and let her stresses, what toys she forgot and the dimishing pink in her wardrobe, just soak away.
Veronica so helpfully openned all the eggs and David ate everything that was in them. I don't know if that was very helpful, but she certainly thought she was being helpful.

Winnetka Park has undergone some playground rennovations and this is Veronica enjoying the rock that they placed on the sand portion of the playground. They've added this soft paddy-floor thing under the slides and then a huge sandbox with swings. I wonder how long before it gets trashed.

You know how long I've waited for this to happen? It's too bad Veronica gets as tired of pushing David on the swing as I do.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Day 254, 36 weeks and 2 days

I am not any less nervous than I was a couple weeks ago about this soon-to-come baby. We still haven't decided on a name nor have we transitioned David into not sleeping in the crib. David loves the crib and sleeps really well in it since he was a newborn. I'm worried that he will not like to sleep in a bed and will feel some kind of issues when he sees the baby taking over the crib. We're going to try next week to get him into a bed...not this week because surprise surprise, Jeff is out of town.

Easter came and went. We weren't really prepared for it so it kind of snuck up on us. Luckily, I had some candy and special things for the kids but it was pretty low key. The whole "Easter Nap" thing didn't work for Veronica this year. We did make her lay down and have quiet time but I know she was just waiting for the "special eggs." Our Easter dinner consisted of frozen pizza and a bunch of junk. And we did manage an Easter picture, Jeff always insists on these for some reason. I think it's kind of funny what he deems a "mandatory Easter thing." He'll forget to take pictures on Christmas or birthdays or special ocassions but the Easter picture is always a must.

Sorry Rachel that I can't come to your wedding. I was hoping that I would be able to but alas I must stay here. I am so excited for you and Darrin. Loved your pictures!


What you can't see in this picture is that David's legs became like spaghetti after the first shot and we had to bribe him with jelly beans (that is what he is chewing on), Veronica kept waving her hands in front of her face and Jeff made the poor girl cry (he's very serious about the Easter picture) and I am still trying to control my hair and my dress and not be bothered that we're late for Church because of this picture session. Fun times!