Monday, November 19, 2012

Weekend Roundup

How on earth is Thanksgiving this Thursday? Whoa. I know I always say time is flying, but holy moly it's been going by so fast. Tomorrow is picture day at the kids' school too and I picked out the cutest bowties for them to wear.

This weekend we spent a lot of time in our jammies. Well, to be perfectly honest, Mr. Howard and I are not really jammie people. We usually shower and get dressed before the kids wake up - just in case we go somewhere (which, with us, you can almost bet we'll at least make a trip or two to target in a weekend).
Daddy was tickling Isabella and I sprinted (literally sprinted across the house) to get the camera. I mean, could you die? Look at her smile!
And then I had to get a sweet one of them looking.  
 We have to hide our iPad because our little three-year-old has figured out how to turn it on, unlock it, and put Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on. It cracks me up that my 7th graders say they "can't" study and take notes for quizzes, but someone 1/4 their age has the ability to figure all that out. Talk about the difference between learning through motivation. Now, if only I could figure out how to (a) buy iPads for all my 7th graders and (b) teach world history through it...I'd be in business. Why don't they have a wii game for 7th grade world history?!? 
 This little climber (note: he wanted to touch my hair while I was sitting on the couch, so he moved this car over to me and climbed on it) has learned how to shake his head "no." His sister learned how to shake her head "yes." I think that pretty much sums up their personalities to a T!
 In addition to spending some time in our jammies, we've been spending A LOT of time at my parents. We've had multiple showings (I think we're up to 14 now) and when they're spread out over 2 hours or we have one in the morning and one in the afternoon, we usually head over to my mom's house.
 The kids were being so wild! I thought it was hilarious that I caught this picture of all three of them laying down in a row. They were trying to do somersaults.
 I haven't been feeling great for about a week and I haven't been able to figure it out. Mr. Howard thought it was maybe the stress of selling the house or the stress of parent conferences. I haven't felt stressed, but I thought maybe it was just my subconscious. Of course I want the house to sell and for it to go easy, but I love the house we're in. I love the neighborhood. I love our daycare. I don't feel this immense pressure to sell - because I know we'll be fine if we have to stay for a little bit. (Although, I will say that the 1am chat sessions Aiden and Isabella are having are getting a little old. What do you mamas do with little ones who share a room?). Just recently we have fallen in love with a house and so I have a sneaking suspicion my oh-so-calm and relaxed it's-fine-if-our-house-doesn't-sell zen-like state I'm in is going to fade fast. I'm praying for patience.
Last night, at my mom's, I felt especially and increasingly sick - so I took my temperature. 100.4! At least there was a reason for my headache this past week. Today I feel great. I'm just praying that I haven't been contagious for a week and giving all my kids my cooties. Eeek.
Ooh - on a completely unrelated note: I don't know if you have a good Sweet Potato Casserole, but if you've ever tried the one from Ruth's Chris - here's the copycat recipe I make every year. I also usually make a batch for the hubby to take to work the day before Thanksgiving and I ALWAYS get requests for the recipe. It doesn't use marshmellows - it's more of a butter and brown sugar one.


Andrea @ Life in Dawleywood said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

sounds like a good weekend, sorry you weren't feeling good! Isabellas smile is soooo cute!!!

Tickled Pink said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi girl! Hope you are feeling better!! I can't imagine the stress you're going through plus being sick! And oh my word- we are having the twins share room and when they get older we will prob have the boys share. I am totally freaked out about the chat sessions!!

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34 more days can't wait! Hope you have a great visit with Tim and Amee. Miss you guys!

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Missed reading your blog (feel like I say that every time I write a comment) Sorry that I haven't been keeping up...I have never been this busy during the school year, not sure what is up!

Anyways, I completely agree with the wii game...they should make more educational games and I would SO buy them! I found a 2nd grade Math game for my daughter and am so excited for her to use it. But you should definitely think of designing something :-)

Love the pictures! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving <3

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