Friday, February 27, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Also, random, Sydney was wearing this cute outfit (gift from Mimi and Tara) and I wanted to take a picture. I realized I have no good places to take pictures of an entire outfit, other than that darn green couch that is already in a million pictures. So, we tried the rocker. It kind of backfired, because Sydney would not relax her body due to the rocking motion. She was hunched over in every picture, which, humorously, makes her jacket look like one from the 80's with huge shoulder pads. Especially in that second pic. Hee!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
OK, again with the unmade bed. (Confession: I feel like I am perpetually cleaning our front rooms, and I'm tired and exhausted and distracted by the time I'm done, so my room is the last to be cleaned. But I do occasionally make the bed, contrary to evidence on this blog.)
This is a cute video of Sydney finding herself in the mirror. It may be one of those things that is ridiculously adorable to her mom, dad and grandparents and only slightly amusing to other blood relatives and downright boring to others. But I liked it. :)
Thursday, February 19, 2009
ANYWAY, I digress. The most recent friend blogging has brought me in touch with is a childhood friend, Carrie Leigh, who tagged me to do this little project.
Go to your pictures folder, open the 4th folder and post the 4th picture.
This is a picture of Carson at my parents (then) new house in S. They hadn't moved in yet and we were living there at the time. I remember getting that blue jacket for him at Old Navy for like $3.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
2 Daddies walking on the beach with their babies: one front pack and one back pack.
Syd & Daddy.
The 2 crazy kids that started this family!
Ah, the classic game of human airplane.
We also have another tradition of borrowing a projector and connecting it to the laptop/video console (this time it was the Wii), bringing some speakers and having a HUGE screen on the wall to watch movies and play games. We played quite a bit of Wii Fit this weekend, and Carson was very good at the running. It made me laugh every time!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
The other night when he was taking a bath we were singing songs and it became quite clear that he knows approximately 2 words to this song. The words he knows? "YES, SIR!" I wanted to be creative and type the Carson version in text at the bottom of the screen, but that would take to much time. See if you can decipher his lyrics!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
I know I haven't been posting much this last week, and what I did post was boring. Our family caught the same cold bug that everyone else had, with fever and something called RSV on top of it. Now both children have inhalers. Also, Trent was out of town for 4 days. Also, I had 2 sub jobs. Also, we stayed at my inlaws for 2 nights. Also, we had a wild and crazy double b-day party for the Sweet Pumpkins. It's been a fun, tiring and interesting week!
Here's a video to hold you over until I have something more amusing to post. It is a video of the kids playing in Sydney's room. Finding another item to add to the list of "things that Sydney likes now but will hate soon" is the game Carson has of throwing soft things at her and making her laugh. The video is kind of dark (literally, not figuratively), because I like to create a cave for my children to sleep with black-out shades and white noise machines. I just hadn't opened the shades after her recent nap. I love that laugh!
Thursday, February 05, 2009
We were all pretty impressed and amused. Trent said I need to start mentioning my desire and need for some more expensive things, like a minivan! And although I don't plan to cash in on my family reader's generosity, it did give me an idea!
This is really only for anyone who reads in Oregon/Washington, but I am in big need of a new dresser. Actually, just a dresser. I look on craig's list regularly, but they are either too small, too old and ugly or too expensive. Does it sound contradictory to say now that I'm not too picky? :) Anyway, I thought I would just throw that out there in case anyone reading has or knows of anyone ELSE who has a dresser they are willing to part with for little or no money. I have a dresser with 4 drawers but only 2 work and it's quite frustrating. So, who knows? Maybe Santa works year round. ;)
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
I mean, I'm not saying that these were necessarily the handiwork of a 3 year old. It could have been an incompetent adult.
THEN, I stumbled on these 2 pictures, which will act as incriminating evidence exhibits A and B. This is clearly the torso of Bapaw Phil, who was over at our house on Friday night, hanging out with Trent and the kids while I was gone.Yeah, this may be the work of a child, but it definitely took place under adult supervision. Those Tompkins men cannot be trusted!
The whole reason I was going to post was this little video. Of course, I am loquacious, so I can't just post it. I need to remind you of a few things I have previously mentioned on this very blog. 1) Carson rarely wears pants before noon. 2)Our unmade bed is usually where the kids hang out while I get ready in the morning, and cute things tend to happen. 3)They both have colds & Sydney's got a bad runny nose. I promise I usually wipe it when I'm not getting a cute video. and 4) Sydney learned this new trick that I wanted to catch for my own posterity and for your viewing enjoyment.
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Carson's been sick for the past few days with a bad cold. Heavy cough, stuffy nose & fever. I know we have a cheap humidifier, but when we moved in it got put in the attic, so I haven't used it for a long time. I asked Trent to hunt it down, which he did. I filled it up and I remembered from the last time I used it that you are supposed to add salt to make it steam, and I hadn't added enough salt. I remember having to take it apart twice and add more salt. So, this time I figured I would just add a bunch of salt. Who needs to measure? Trent was reading Carson his bedtime stories, I plugged in the humidifier, and it was steaming away.
MEANWHILE, you should know that about 3 or 4 times a year, I get a wicked headache. It is always behind my left eye, makes me very nauseus and there is no cure but to puke my guts out, take advil and sleep for about 5 hours. I hesitate to call it a migraine, because I'm think real migraines are worse, so I'll just say they hurt so bad they make me vomit every time.
Well, I was in the throws of one of these headaches last night. Sydney was down, and all I needed to do was sit/lay with Carson for a few minutes as part of our nightly ritual. I was talking to myself the whole time, telling myself I did NOT need to throw up. I could wait. Carson, being rather sick himself, was already sleepy, so I left quickly and BARELY made it to the sink in the bathroom. EWWWW! So, so gross. I knew I'd be the one to clean it up, so I transferred quickly to the toilet.
I'm sorry to be so graphic, but to truly sense the craziness of this moment, you need to know that I was on my knees, worshipping the porcelain gods as they say, mid-upchuck when THE SMOKE DETECTOR STARTED GOING OFF! I'm not kidding you. Loud and shrill as the day is long. I immediately knew Carson would be freaking out, because he is so scared of loud noises, and I also knew it was the steam causing it, so it would be coming first from the detector in his room, as well as in the hall outside all of the bedrooms. Still, I took half a second to wipe my mouth with TP as I ran into his bedroom. (Trent was out in the living room, on his way, I figured.) Feeling like someone out of a movie who has a horrible hangover and is in pain with loud noises, I cringed as I walked into the loud, steamy room, yanked the power cord from the humidifier, pulled the curtain and blinds up, opened the window, and then held Carson. I took him into the other bathroom where I promptly rinsed my mouth out with water and brushed my teeth. I'm sorry, sweetie, that you are horrified and crying, but it needs to be done.
The alarms stopped after a couple minutes when the steam died down. Sydney was wide awake too, but fortunately not scared. I fought against the pain for another 20 minutes getting everone settled, then fell into bed. So, how was your night?