Monday, February 11, 2008

Snapshots

I put pictures of everyone else's kids on my blog, I thought it was time to put my own kids on. Before church on Sunday, I was taking some pictures. Just random...not in the studio...the girls were on my bed, the boys wrestling before church. I was being dumb and using my flash on my camera. Helpful photography tip: real light is always the best. Not direct sunlight, but real light, open the blinds, go near a window, it makes a world of difference. You will see real colors, instead of flash induced over exposed colors...

Anyways, here are my kids...Haley is learning to point to her nose, and yes, she thinks it's quite fascinating when she gets in in the holes. Haley still isn't walking yet. She taunts us, and will stand up for a few minutes at a time by herself, in the middle of the floor, and then sit down, and then she gets herself to standing and will do it over and over. If we try to get close enough to see if she'll walk to us, she immediately sits down. Since she is my fourth, I am definitely not worried about the age she is when she walks. Kristin didn't until about 15 months, so in our family, it looks like it's a girl thing. But Kristin was potty trained by age 2...keeping my fingers crossed that is also a girl thing...I'll take that over walking early...Haley is the sweestest thing. She's a snuggler, and a screamer. We always know when a toy was taken away...nobody gets away with anything around here! Well, except for Haley.

Lately, I have felt like a crappy mom. My temper is short (may be due to the fact that Kyle was off-track for 3 weeks) and I feel grouchy constantly. I think it may be due to lack of chocolate and ice cream. I am really trying to do better. I don't want my kids to remember a grouchy mom. I hope they realize how much I do love them. I bought some heart shaped pancake molds, that I can't wait to try on Valentine's Day. Not for breakfast, of course, that would take me waking up early, but it will be ideal for dinner! My mom is out of town this week, but brought them a present last night. It is a sugar cookie decorating kit that we will have to do. I am helping in Kyle's class at his Valentine's party. That should be interesting...it always is...Well, Happy Valentine's Day to you all out there...my advice? Forget going out...get take-out, stay in, avoid the crowds, and just have a quiet fun evening...I know that's what we're doing...except for the take-out...we're dining on pink pancakes!

2 comments:

NASA said...

Your kids are so stinking cute!! I just miss them! Sounds like fun Valentine's day plans! I bought some of those silicone heart molds to make cupcakes...we of course couldn't wait to try them and and had a "mock" Valentine's party a couple of weeks ago!! I have a meeting on the real Valentine's night...gotta love it!!

Nurse Heidi said...

Love the kid pics! Especially of Hailey discovering her nose...