Saturday, April 30, 2011

They're At It Again

Hugo coaxed Papa into nailing down a few floorboards for his long anticipated tree house.  The little bugger sneaks up the scaffolding every chance he gets.  He has also fallen off the scaffolding a few times...  The monkey that he is, doesn't listen to barely a word out of my mouth these days.  I must say, that he does still come running for a kiss upon his injured finger, back, head, or eyeball.  The other day he slid down the stairs wrong and wanted me to kiss his bare foot, I drew the kissing booboo line right there.  I told Hugo that I was not about to kiss his dirty, smelly foot, for nothing.  That got his attention and before I knew it, he was laughing.  Laughter is the next best medicine to the kissing kind.

That last shot of Marlo is a close up of her version of "sand lipgloss", she wears it well don't you think?  I'm enamored with Sabine's wispy waves.  I know they wont last, so I'll take pictures while I may.  Oh yes, Sabine is wearing the latest of summer bronzer from the oh so chic cosmetic house of Daddy's Dodge Tailpipe.  It is going to be a long, long summer.


Friday, April 29, 2011

Morning View

Sabine, nor I, slept well last night.  Eventually, I brought her into bed with me in hopes we could then both rest.  It must have worked because I didn't stir again until 7:30am when I woke to Marlo calling for me.  I opened my eyes to this lovely sight and reached for my camera.  I snuck out of bed and into the nursery holding my finger to my lips as I whispered sshhhhh to Miss Marlo.  She sshhhhhed back to me with her own finger in front of her lips as she bounced up in down upon her crib mattress.  Back in my own bed, Marlo was delighted at the sight of her sleeping siblings, trouble was, she wanted to play with them.  It was a struggle to keep her from mauling them both, the quiet, peaceful scene above lasted maybe 10 minutes more. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring, Spring, Spring!

The children are loving being out of the house and in the wide open air of the yard.  Stomping through my weed patch of a garden, tossing Hugo's parachuting army man high up in the sky, fetching the mail, climbing on the "turtle", walking with Evie The Cat, discovering mud puddles, and rolling through the dandelions are filling our afternoons and helping Sabine to finally slumber in till 8am.  Life is pretty grand.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lightning Strike!

One of our big pines was struck by lightning last night.  I heard it.  I screamed/yelped/jumped while on the phone with my sister Millie late at night.  I told her I was pretty sure that the back of the house was hit by lightning.  It was kinda freaky.  Millie suggested that I hang up and unplug the computer, which I promptly did.

This is the third time our property, our immediate property, has been the target of lightning in the past 10 years.  The saying goes that lightning never strikes the same place twice.  I'm not sure this is true.  Or maybe it just doesn't apply to us.  Lightning rods ARE being installed asap.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Long Summer Ahead


We met up with the Hoyt's at the park this afternoon.  I used the outing as a giant bribe all day long for Mr Hugo.  I needed something to hold his attention to keep him on track with listening to me.   A trip to the park to play with Amy and Hannah was the golden ticket.

Today was also the day to have the staple removed from the back of his head.  Really, we could have done it yesterday after school, but he was scared and I wasn't sure what to tell him, if it would hurt removing the staple or not.  I guess neither of us were mentally prepared to have the silly staple come out yesterday.  He did a grand old job of freaking his classmates and teacher out with all the head scratching and pulling of the staple in class yesterday.  He hasn't touched it at home.  Barely tolerates me to part his hair for a peek.  Somehow or other he managed to twist the staple around in his scalp, the Doc had to untwist it quick before he could use his dandy tool to remove it.  The staple was out in a flash and the staff sweetly prepared not one but three balloons for us, the girls came along for this quick trip.  I can't say enough about what a trooper Hugo was.  I believe he was full on prepared for the worst.  He stretched himself out flat on the table, held one of my hands tight, squeezed his eyes shut and held super still.  Hugo is my brave boy.

The girls loved the park.  Loved, loved, looooved the park!  More and more Miss Sabine is proving to me just how fearless and determined she is.   Marlo I don't feel I have a complete picture of.  She keeps surprising me, so more on her in the future.  I can see ..........Hold your horses, Marlo just flushed the toilet for the first time.  She is crying now.......  What I was going to say is that this is going to be a long summer for me.  I am going to be running a lot.  I am going to be saying, "No, no, no..." a lot.  I am hoping that my heart wont have cause to skip too many beats.  I think I need a massive baby gate.  And baby leashes.  With loud bells.