Sunday, January 17, 2010

Dream Come True

Last night at dinner, William's dreams came true:He was handcuffed to Mommy.
...and eating pizza at the same time. Could it get any better?
William has been earning rewards for staying in bed at night...or at least staying out of our bedroom. These fine plastic handcuffs are his recent reward, selected out of a basket of other goodies. We sat down to dinner, and he wanted to handcuff me...didn't take him long to realize that we could be hooked together. He announced that now he would finally get to sleep next to me--something he wishes he could do every night.

I wonder how long that'll last...I expect the day will come when I'll have sneak little hugs and kisses to him. I'll try to enjoy the cuffs while they last. :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Tricked Ya!

That's the kids' favorite thing to say lately...and they create many opportunities to say it, too.

Actually, Samuel tricked ME. I should have known--it's happened before. What looked like Poison Ivy starting up was actually HIVES. I'd rather hives, though, than PI. I have no idea what triggered it, but it comes and goes, and only bothers him sometimes.

Funny Trick!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

What in...!

We are slowly getting back on track after our long trip up north. Sam stayed home from school 2 days with a little fever, and whatever crud that Tim and I had. Saturday we got the Christmas decorations down.

We've had a fire four nights this week. I love it. It really isn't cold enough out to warrant one, but, we have to take every opportunity to enjoy the fireplace. Here's the guys getting it started:The boys wore their new clothes to church today. They still like matching
Here's their "cheese" picture:
Here's their goofy picture that they got as a reward for doing the "cheese" picture. I don't know any other way to get them all to at least try to smile.
Oops...looks like Sam is giving someone "the bird". Ha!

He might want to give someone the bird--I think he has poison ivy! I found a little patch on his face, and after doing a full check, found it on his arms, legs, chest, back and neck. We did a whole wash-down and covered him with Tech-nu. Hopefully that works!

Here's a tid-bit: The other night while we were getting dinner ready in the kitchen, we overheard one of the kids exclaim, "What in carnation?!" I love it. I'm going to try to say it every chance I get.