Monday, May 19, 2008

5 Reasons

I have not been blogging much lately, for a variety of reasons:

1. We've been sick.

Today is the first day I've felt good since May 7. I'm on antibiotics now so I should be as good as new soon. Unfortunately, I passed on my sickness to my oldest and she developed an ear infection. This child has had tubes in for the last 2 years. No sooner does the tube grow out and she gets an ear infection! In May!

2. My in-laws arrived.

My in-laws arrived last week from Ireland. They'll be staying with us for 3 weeks. I had lots and lots to do to get ready for their visit. I made my To Do list and started cleaning. And then I tried to look past all the things I usually ignore and tried to see my house like my in-laws would: dust, clutter, cruddy fridge. And I started cleaning a lot more. I eventually had to give up though. First of all, I could never thoroughly clean it in time (of course I waited until the day of their arrival to start) and I was thoroughly sick and feverish so my efforts were not paying off. Anyway, I don't think my in-laws care about the condition of my house.

3. I'm learning French.

Don't be too impressed. We have new neighbors who are from France so I am learning about a word-a-day in French. I have a beginner's book that I'm using and it helps that their 2 year old speaks only French so I feel like I am kind of learning along with him. My goal is to go to Paris (for a couple days the next time we take a trip to Ireland) and be able to communicate with the locals. I have no experience with French (I took Latin and Spanish) but I am loving the sounds and am enjoying learning something new. (My husband thinks this means that I have too much time on my hands and that it is time for me to go back to work.)

4. We're going to Disney.
We'll be heading to Disney World soon so I've been busy planning our itinerary and making sure that we have everything we need for our trip, which of course means I have to go to about 4 different stores, get kids haircuts, etc.

5. Hmmm. I can't really remember my last reason. I did have one though! Maybe I am not fully recovered and my brain is not getting enough oxygen from being sick! Or maybe I am just getting old and forgetful.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Today is the start of the kids' birthdays -- we celebrate 2 kids' birthdays in May and the other 2 in June. My youngest turns 3 today. Hard to believe how fast time flies!

May 13, 2005

May 13, 2008

Here he is rocking out on his guitar (his birthday present from us). He is a future rocker for sure!

Friday, May 2, 2008

What is this?

Any guesses?

It's my birthday cake. Ice cream cake. My favorite flavor: coconut cream pie. And IT'S MELTED. My thoughtful husband got me this cake as a surprise and one of my negligent children just HAD to get into the freezer to see what the cake looked like; and then didn't shut the freezer tight and now it is coconut cream slop. I am so VERY annoyed.

On the bright side, I won't be ingesting a thousand calories of ice cream today.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

So Much To Share

It has been a busy couple of weeks here in Langanland. So much going on, so little time to blog.

We've been spending a LOT of time outside, the weather has been amazing! We've been planting and painting and mulching and putting in a new walkway.

Our 2 year old is a Mini Me of my husband, constantly following him around and trying to be like Daddy. The pictures below were taken as the walkway was being created. (I am such a sucker for a kid wearing goggles, just too cute.)

And here is a pic of the completed walkway, very professional-looking, don't you agree?! My husband is AMAZING at anything DIY.

I need to add a blurb about Webkinz 3rd birthday. Apparently the Webkinz company turned 3 last week and every store that sells Webkinz was having a Webkinz Extravaganza so my kids had a great time going from store to store in the mall and getting free prizes. They decided that they wanted a blog posting about their Webkinz so they arranged a photo session and so I'm posting the pic of the kids with their Kinz.