Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Making Beds and Chickens

This just happened:

*Stomping sounds from upstairs*

Me: Please stop stomping!

*More stomping down the stairs*

Me: Please stop stomping! There is no need to do that.

Flustered and very frustrated Trynica flops into a living room chair: I'm trying to make my bed... *big sigh followed by fighting back tears* I am trying to make my bed, but the chickens keep showing! *Completes with a rolling of the eyes and another big sigh*

At this point I have to turn my face away "to attend to Kye" and hide my smile: What? There are chickens on your bed?!

Trynica: Yes! And every time I pull the blanket up the chickens are there! And my feet will be cold!

Me, really turning away to laugh: Um, just a minute.

I turn back to Tryn with my fingers pressed over my mouth: What are you talking about?

Tryn: When I move my blanket this way *motions with both of her hands to the left*, when I move it to the left, it won't cover my feet and I will be cold!

Me, finally understanding: You mean the birds on your sheet?

Tryn: Um...yeah.

Me: Did you try turning the blanket the other way?

Tryn: No.

Me: Well, why don't you try that?


Friday, November 18, 2011

Before I Forget, Halloween

Every year Halloween gets more and more exciting for the girls. We don't make a big deal out of Halloween at all, I'm not really fond of the holiday. I don't like ghosts and goblins, I don't like what Halloween stands for, and I don't like mountains of candy in my house. This year the girls were princesses - dressed up in their own princess dress up clothes. But, seriously, every year gets so much more exciting.

The girls just seem genuinely surprised that every house they walk up to gives them candy. Like they can't believe that it works at every door. And they get SO excited about each piece. I think that after every door Berlin ran up to us, "Look!!! Look what I got!" Every single piece.

The girls thought this year was especially fun because their cousins came to go trick or treating with us and got to have a sleepover! The girls think sleepovers are the new best thing.

Haha! This is hardly costume for my girls. You could come over any day of the week and the chance that you would see them just like this is pretty high. Regardless, they do look pretty darn cute.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Longest Day Ever

I tried shortening this enough to make it a Facebook post, but I just couldn't make it fit. So here goes my day thus far:

Wake up at 6:30am with a baby who does not want to go back to sleep. Decide to take advantage of the situation and get ready for the day so I can leave at Kye's first nap time. Have breakfast with my girls and walk Tryn to the bus. Leave at 9am with Berlin to finally run some errands that I have needed to do for weeks. Seriously, one was to return something that I bought in August. Stop at the first store Target, near the Knollwood Mall, because it's the only errand I have that I can do before 10am. Buy coffee asap since our new coffee maker is still en route to Zenith Ave. Shop, leave Target, load the car, try to start the car...it doesn't start. At all. Call Steve. Open hood of car. Close hood of car. Walk to Old Navy, which later realized is 0.4 miles, carrying Berlin to make a return while Steve calls car dealership. Walk back to Target, making Berlin walk, to buy a wrench to disconnect car battery in hopes that it will reset the chip in the key - which the dealership thinks might be the problem. Also buy a bottle of nail polish incase Berlin needs a significant distraction at some point. Nice man who parks next to me offers to disconnect the battery for me. Car still doesn't start. Thank the nice man. Go back into Target to buy lunch. Eat lunch standing in the Target parking lot waiting for a tow from AAA. Watch as AAA strange man has to push my van out of it's parking spot in order to tow it. Drive with a strange man up to Brooklyn Center while Berlin plays games on my phone in the backseat of the truck. Get dropped off at Honda dealership. Guy says it's probably not a key issue. I say, "Sweet." Gather my groceries and carseat, get a ride from strange Honda man to car rental place. Get a rental car which Steve set up for me. Get home approximately 1:30pm.

4 Target purchases + 1 Old Navy return = nowhere near finishing all the errands that I needed to do. Not a successful outing.

4 1/2 hours away from the house = longest 4 1/2 hours ever.

Conclusion: Might never return the thing I bought in August.

And we still don't know what is wrong with the car.

Thank goodness for a wonderful husband who got us home.