Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I am finding it rather hard to get back in the groove of blogging. I desire to, I really find it a great way to document the little tidbits that might otherwise get forgotten in the constantness of life, but we currently are routineless and life is suffering. So while I try to get redirected and back on track, here are a few random moments in our life.

At church after the service our kids are all going bananas and Isabella will not stay still. Our sanctuary is in the middle of the building so you can walk around it in a complete circle. Isabella likes to do the half circle, cutting through the sanctuary and so we let her go for it. It's pretty easy to keep an eye on her knowing how long it takes her to run her route, and the church had mostly emptied out. A few too many minutes had gone by so I went to look for her. I'm walking and all I can hear is someone knocking on a door and a small voice saying 'Hello?'. I call out to that small voice; "Belle where are you?". "I'm stuck in the bathroom." She managed to push her way into the men's bathroom but could not pull herself out.

After a long day we went to McDonalds for supper before picking up Nick from work. We were in our booth and the girls were doing a great job of eating. A man with two boys entered and sat at the booth next to us. The youngest boy looked about Belle's age. They began making faces at each other et cetera. I noticed the man wanted his son to eat so I tried to coax Isabella into turning around to eat her food. I was met with this reply; "But mom, I'm checking out the boys."

Isabella has learned to use a book to push up her lightswitch and everyone knows when the lights are on it's time to play. We put her to bed at 7:00 and she was up playing until 1:30am. We tried several times to turn off the light for her and such, all to no avail. One thing we learned though, she has an amazing imagination.

You will notice Brooklyn missing from these tidbits. She still isn't talking and she will not sit still. I'm not exaggerating, we cannot get her to be still unless she is sleeping!


kelle said...

I loved the one at Mcdonald's!! Too cute!!

Bloggy Mama said...

Your kids are a riot. Give them a hug from me ;)

Lindsay said...

Those are incredibly cute stories. Hope all is well your way.

Kim said...

I wonder where she learned "checking out the boys"!!!!?

I miss you all sooooo much.

karen said...

Those are great stories!

I hear ya on the 'intending to blog' thing. I totally inted to do that this weekend! :)

wandi said...

How sweet. All the best to you and your family. I know you will find your groove as a mommy. As my kids were growing up, one thing I learned is, no matter how crazy and harry scary things got, stop and take time to just hug and love on your babies. As far as the light switch and Belle goes... Try putting tape on the switch so she can not put it on with the book.

Tanneal said...


So good to catch up a bit on you guys! I can't believe how big your baby is already...and that Belle is 'just checking out the guys'. Too cute!