Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"Eva, Where is that Bag I gave You?"

So ... I went to the Tanger Outlets yesterday with a friend. The Children's Place was having this incredible sale. I didn't spend more than $2.99 for anything (plus 15% off). When we were done shopping, we had 4 kids, 2 strollers, and 4 BIG shopping bags. Needless to say, there wasn't a lot of room for much. We fit things here and there between the 2 of us, and I still had one bag left ... so, I handed my sweet 2 year old the lightest bag and said, "Eva, can you hold this for mommy for a minute." She did for a minute.

We go on our way to a bunch of other stores, and then loaded up the car and came home (40 minute drive). We get home unload all the kids, coats, snacks, drinks, trash, my purse, and of course the 2 big shopping bags. BUT WAIT - I had THREE!!!!

SO, I frantically search the car - NO BAG. Then I call my friend - NO BAG. Then I call The Children's Place - NO BAG. Then I call every other store that we stepped into, and the main office - NO BAG! I was so sad. Then my friend remembered seeing Eva holding one. SO the conversation with Eva went something like this:

Mommy: "Do you remember the bag I gave you to hold in the store."

Eva: "YES."

Mommy: "Where did it go?"

Eva: "Under the pants."

Mommy: "What pants?"

Eva: "I put it under the pants."

So, I called the store and told them my 2 year old told me she hid the missing bag under "the pants" in the store. After a few minutes of searching every T-stand and rounder, the manager comes back laughing. "She was right, the bag was hiding under 'the pants'."

At least they found it - but, I wasn't very excited to have to drive back there today to pick it up. Serves me right for buying so much stuff, and giving one of the bags to my 2 year old!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Lil' Guy Ties

I've had some fun this week making Lil' Guy Ties. I had a good friend having a baby shower, so I made a few for her and a few for me. What do you think???

P. S. - The one on the right isn't quite done, I ran out of an important material. But, hopefully soon. I think I'm addicted!

Kicks with "Kix"

You know how they say "Double Trouble." They were right. They are fast and messy TIMES 2!!! So darn cute, but so darn messy!!!

Splish Splash x2

Why is Tub Time so fun? I know for the twins it's all because they love to ...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Winter Wonderland Part II

So, this is day 5 of our winter snow storm house arrest. It's been snowing all day today and supposed to snow tomorrow, give us a break on Friday, then snow for the next 7 days straight. This will help you better understand Malea's prayer tonight.

Malea:" Please bless the snow to go away ...
and NEVER come back.
So, I can go back to school."

But, the girls have gotten a little braver. They went out and played with our neighbors across the street. They built snow caves, and went sledding. Yes, Malea did start this activity with gloves on. But, Kiah didn't - and half way through sweet Malea gave her gloves to Kiah. Maybe her fingers are still frozen and that's why she wants the snow to go away so bad. I think it's really because we are all getting a little crazy and she desperately wants to go back to school.

While Kiah and Malea were out in the snow Eva was having a dance party inside. Well everyday is a dance party with her. Today I just caught it on film. And yes, she always dresses herself (a hundred times a day) hair accessories and all!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Our Wonderful Winter Wonderland

Pittsburgh (as well as the rest of the East Coast) got a great storm over the weekend. We got about 2 feet of snow. They said it was the biggest storm in 100 years. It started on Friday night about 1pm or so and snowed for 24 hours straight. It was perfect timing, Saturday we just spent the day inside and loved it!!! We took the kids out in the snow for a short time. Honestly, they were pretty wimpy and being in the snow didn't last very long. But, it's been a great relaxing break from the busyness of life.
This is the beautiful view from our front door
This is the view looking out our front window
Passing the Time(we tried blueberry and strawberry this time along with our cinnamon rolls - YUMMY!!!)

Malea has this thing with hanging around the house. Anything she can find to hang from; the table, chairs, even the side of the couch. It is hilarious. Maybe I should start doing it, she has some killer abs!