Tuesday, December 21, 2010


So.... I am chasing after Henry pretty much his entire "awake" time, trying to get him to quit taking off his doobah, or at least make his "wee wee" and "poo poo" into one potty or the other. Kid made wee wee in his potty at least five times yesterday... and once or twice on the floor, which is OK, I guess. His enthusiasm is there, he just has no clue what is going on. The night before last he pooped in one bathtub, got transferred with his sister to the other upstairs tub so I could scrub it out and while I was doing it, he snuck out and pooped all over the girls room floor, then ran down the hallway crying about it with poo all down his legs and on his feet.

There was a lot of scrubbing going on considering it was the Sabbath. Ox in the mire and all that.

Any questions why I insist on having all my kids completely PTed before we get a dog? No? You want to know why the heck I am gonna get a dog at all? Good question. Don't know.

Yeah... Sunday night was a bit of a farce. He ran through six outfits from the time that he got up from his nap at five, to the time he went back down at 8:30 (he gets a late nap on Sundays because of church).

(I should have taken a pic of this before the kids got out there to play. The snow was higher than the swing seats)

Today was supposed to be the last day of school for the girls; Christmas parties and a field trip to the movie theater to see "Beezus and Ramona" and all that fun, but instead we awoke to some pretty epic amounts of snow. The tears over the cancelled parties didn't last long though, when the friends started showing up, with the snow forts, snowball fights, games of snow fairies, snow blower fountain ducking and all the rest of the outdoor fun. Plus one neighbor was giving kids rides around the block by pulling them on a sled tied behind his four runner. Henry didn't get to go on the sled, but he certainly loved his rides on my lap in the passenger seat, cheeks bright red and boogers streaming out behind him.

(For a sense of scale... note the snow shovel stuck in the snow next to the driveway across the street.)

For the adults there was the fun of neighborhood digging out, and I have to say- our snow blower wins the prize for being the heavy hitter. It pretty much ran all morning long between Dadguy, and I and then two of the other guys from the neighborhood. We got everything dug out and y'all? It was FUN! Right now I have a bevvy of thawing little girls and one little dude downstairs watching "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and eating popcorn.

Witness: only a portion of the snowsuit chaos!

What a cozy day; a lost day. A day to make a few loaves of bread and maybe some fudge.

Speaking of making... the other night I made each kid a Christmas pillowcase and let them open it for their advent calendar treat. When we put away the Christmas decorations and books, the pillowcases will go with them, so I wanted the kids to get some use out of them this year. I am VERY proud of them, unreasonably so since they were crazy-easy to make.





...and now I have to go do piles of laundry and dishes and, and, and... it's a good thing we are done with Christmas prep aside from a grocery run, 'cause I am snowed under in more ways than one! This is probably it for my Christmas post, sooooooo

Merry Christmas!

Edited to add: the link to a tutorial to make those pillowcases.


Lindsay said...

Bonnie, you are such a sewer! Those pillowcases are darling! My kids would love that...but... :) I love all your snow! I miss that.

You are such a cute mom. See you soon.

Lindsay said...

Gosh I kind of feel like i need to amend that last post, I didn't mean to say you are a sewer (ugh) I mean a seamstress! :)

Superwoman said...

what the???? You're amazing. My children get nothing homemade from me this year. They are lucky I am going to have a clean house on christmas. . . . mabey.

bon said...

Seriously you guys... check out this tutorial.

They really all that easy to make. I made all four in one evening after the kids went to bed. And now that I know how, It' would take me even LESS time to make more!

bon said...

And Linds.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAA! At first glance I was all, "Sewer? Really? But I have minded my language so WELL lately! How can she know I am a sewer?"

Maecy said...

Love your posts, Bon. I always get a good visual and this time for me was the boogers streaming behind. Exquisite.

JenK said...

Love the pillowcases! They are adorable. I might have to attempt those... next year.

I love the idea of a snowday. I bet I would hate it in real life.

bon said...

The snow day was amazing, the day after with all the melting and the raining and the flooding window well? Not so frogging much.

Becky..AMHW said...

Get three cats. I have three cats. I cannot tell you how awesome I am since owning lots of cats.

Excuse me, must put on tin foil hat now.

Mama D said...

I love how you have such a great attitude towards things that would likely make others just throw up their hands in defeat. Love the pillowcases. Wish I had a sewing machine... and some skill... Late Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!