Thursday, January 21, 2010

Very Proud To Announce....

....that I am 100%, positively, NOT PREGNANT! :-)

First....I'm SHOCKED by how many of you thought I was pregnant again. I even received some texts and emails asking me if I was housing another little human being. So I hope I'm not disappointing anyone too much by clearing that rumor up.

SHOP IS CLOSED UP! For a while. Sheesh. Can't a girl catch a break! :-)

No, truthfully, life caught up with me. I realized I can't do it all - and keep it together. I'm not supermom. The whirlwind of the holidays, lack of schedule/school, the bitter cold temps that kept us inside for 10 days - not to mention FOUR KIDS. My emotions and hormones got the best of me. Flat wore me out. It was bad. And I learned a lot. But I don't want to bore you all with that right now.

Being in a fog the past 2 weeks, I didn't take many pics. But here are a few updating you on what's going on around here.

This little man...all 13 1/2 lbs of him...well, he's about to give us a run for our money. Boy, as soon as he learns to get around, life will be upside down. Not to mention when the other kids figure out he can get to their stuff and eat/break/tear it up! It's going to be hard to keep an eye on everything in the house!

He's doing the usual cute things 4 months old do. Squeal, laugh, coo, try and sit up, stare at his hand, grab on to whatever he can and put it in his mouth.

I've found him in a few awkward predicaments lately. Mainly ones that involve him playing "house" against his will. And what-do-ya-know....he plays the part of baby.

Olivia had him all set up in her room.

Bless his heart.

Just wait until they dress you up, my little man! I will surely have the camera ready.

This reminds me of when Olivia and Landon did THIS to Lillian.

He's also working on some hair. And it's always sticking up. I think it's going to be wavy. Kinda like Robert's hair. But I guess it's still too early to tell. At least it's looking like he won't be bald for 18 months like Lillian! This picture makes me want to nickname him "Fuzz".

This little lady is still hilarious as usual. Her vocabulary is getting bigger and bigger! She says some pretty funny things.

Oh, and she is staying drier than EVER!!! Talk about a breeze to potty train! Hardly any accidents since STARTING. And not ANY #2 accidents! :-) Though she does like to do it everywhere we go - Publix, pediatrician's office, Target, friend's houses.....I mean seriously, of all places to go! Ok, no more potty talk. BUT, she loves her Cinderella panties and WILL ask you if YOU are wearing panties too. And just may, or may not, ask to see them. Just sayin'.

She's also still wearing a lot of these. Mainly because the static is so bad around here, her hair goes wild!

Landon is just chuggin' along! Loving school and sports. Duh. I think we're gearing up for baseball this season. Lord, help me now.

Most of all, I'm SOO thankful for the sunny days we are getting lately. I'm not sure how people do it in dreary states. Seriously.....that vitamin D makes a HUGE difference in my attitude!

We've been soaking up a lot of that lately. We even revisited the MOTHERLAND. So much fun, and much better with kids a year older!

And on one of those sunny and warm days, me in my delirious state took my dog from this:

to this:

I'll spare you what the rest of her body looks like. Let's just say I am NOT a dog groomer and thank goodness my dog could care less what she looks like. But we refuse to pay $45 for poodle cuts every 3 months.

Sadly, I don't have a pic of Olivia recently! :-( I'm a bad mommy photog.....

But I do have a pic of her current obsession.

And I am completely, utterly, 100% over them. They are EVERYWHERE IN MY HOUSE - vacuum, washer, dryer, floors, etc. I told her that if I find one more on the ground, I will throw it away. And throw away I do. The only thing is, they keep finding their way back into my house When will it END!!

Well, friends, sorry for my absence. I just had to unplug for a while. But plan to be back. :-)

Here's to hoping my kids do some crazy things so that I have something to tell you about!

And again...sorry for getting y'all all worked up. Well, not really. It was secretly fun to watch my counter go crazy! The best guess was from Elizabeth - "Hope it's because you went on a surprise vacay with Robert or somehthing fun like that!"

Because, OH, that would have been GREAT!!! One day....the kids are just passing through....we'll have plenty of time for that soon...well, a couple of dozen years give or take.

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