Jenny brought me this piece of paper this weekend and said, “I think this would make a great t-shirt design. Don’t you, mama?”
What do you think?
It’s not clear in the picture, but her idea is that the heart in love should look like the earth.
Isn’t she sweet?
And just to add a little extra useful information to this post, let me tell you something interesting I learned this weekend that I still can’t believe. Or at least I can’t believe I didn’t already know. As a mom of girls, this is helpful, I think. I went to buy Jenny white tennis shoes she has to have for hip hop class this weekend. I was looking at the girls size 4 shoes and the very helpful person at Payless Shoes told me that girls size 4 is exactly the same as womens size 6. Did you know that? I certainly didn’t. Now there are so many more shoes to choose from for her! And she will tell everyone she knows that she now wears a women’s size 6 in shoes. Aren’t you glad I shared this information? You’re welcome.Read More
Brinky’s started pulling off his pants. And then shoving his diaper down as far as he can because he hasn’t quite figured out how to actually remove it. He’s also getting very difficult to change because he flips over and tries to get away when I’m changing him (I think he’s better for Lee). So yesterday I struggled through a poopy diaper change and then gave up once I wrestled him into the new diaper and just let him walk around without pants.
First he had to do a little no-pants sweeping. Because he loves to sweep.
And then he headed outside. He loves being outside. He headed right to the car to get dinner with me. Don’t worry – we were just driving through. I would have made him wear pants if we’d actually been going inside a restaurant.
It’s time for another random #iPPP post from me with a few pictures taken over the last week, beyond the ones I’ve already shared of the girls’ school dance over the last few days.
Do you think it’s hard for Reagan to read now that her baby brother’s climbing all over everything? She looks like she’s still managing to concentrate, even with the baby and the dog and the bag of goldfish, and I think the laptop’s up there, too.
Here’s Jenny’s squinty-eyed face right before the Hunger Games started at the movie theater last week for the midnight premiere. She may not look it, but she was really excited. And she was probably excited when she went to see it again the next night.
I already shared this on Twitter, but I think it’s worth recording here for all time, too. We call it: Poopface!
Isn’t this octopus Reagan painted awesome? I’m calling him the suspicious octopus because look at those suspicious eyes. Anyway, I thought it was an awesome enough piece of artwork to be worth sharing.Read More
I haven’t posted in a few days (no great excuses), but it’s always easy to get back in the swing of things with a picture post on Wednesday. Here are a few random happenings from the last week in our family.
This is what it looks like if all three of your children torture you by getting into your bed at night. Reagan up front, clearly a little crazy. That’s Brinky’s blue butt on top of Jenny, and those are Jenny’s arms flying out of Reagan’s head. And Lee and I were under all of that. We got rid of the girls, but Brinky didn’t go to sleep for another two hours that night. I’m blaming the new molar that poked through.
Brinky does eat in the actual highchair instead of the table highchair sometimes. And he loves cheese sticks. The ham that looks like a kind of gross blob on his high chair? He didn’t like it.
This was Brinky’s first experience hanging out in the play area at Chick-fil-a. He liked it. And Jenny was mad that she’s now officially too tall, but I told her I thought it would be fine if she got in with Brinky since he’s not supposed to be in there without an adult, and I didn’t want to climb in.
Just showing you how cool Brinky is with one pant leg up and one down. He actually ends up this way with any pants he wears. It would drive me crazy. I’m not sure what’s up with the very mellow dog in the foreground.Read More
Jenny had three friends over for a sleepover Friday night. It was weird because they all suddenly seemed so much older to me – like kids who will be in middle school next year. Apparently fun at this age involves fashion shows, with all girls wearing Jenny’s clothes even though two of them are like a foot taller than her.
Doesn’t Jenny look like she’s having fun?
Then it deteriorated (or got a lot cooler) into a fashion show of the most ugly, mismatched outfits.
I mean, I wouldn’t want to wear Jenny’s underwear on my head, but what do I know?
Jenny actually admitted she was trying to look like a crazy Helena Bonham Carter. I think she succeeded. She may also look drunk. But this picture will make me laugh for the rest of my life, so it’s cool.
And the little sister was constantly popping in and getting on their nerves. I know that will get worse over the next few years.
And the next morning, baby brother crashed the party and woke them up at 6:30.
A fun night for everyone. Though we did tell Jenny that it will be awhile before we agree to having three spend the night again (plus the bonus friend we had Reagan get so that she’d leave Jenny and her friends alone).Read More