Friday, June 27, 2008

Glamour Girls



For Christmas this last year, Santa brought Saige a "Hollywood Glamour" makeup set. I keep it put up really high for obvious reasons (reference our hair cutting/marker incident earlier this month), so we hardly ever get it out. But last night the girls were determined we were going to play Hollywood Glamour, so we did. Don't they look glamorous?! I think the blue eye shadow sets off the entire look!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Saige's Dance Camp

Every summer the Smithville High School Dance Team puts on a Dance Camp for the elementary kids as a fundraiser. Saige loved it last year, so we did it again this year. They have three days of "camp" after school, then the performance was last Friday night. Here's the video, it's a little bouncy, but you have to consider the video camera operator was trying to keep three kids in line while flying solo (I was at work)! Enjoy! (Saige is in the back row)
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A Trip to Deanna Rose Farmstead




Last Friday we went to the Deanna Rose Farmstead with our playgroup. We had a great time, but I think Mariah and Wyatt enjoyed feeding bottles to the baby goats the best. Mariah was timid at first (the goats swarm you when they see you holding a bottle), but she enjoyed it in the end. I'm pretty sure that Wyatt shared his binky with a goat, but I didn't see it happen with my own eyes, so we'll just pretend it didn't happen!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The difference between girls and boys

I recently bought two toy brooms because the kids were constantly fighting over my broom. They all wanted to be little "helpers". You can see from the video that Mariah found one use for the broom.....and Wyatt found another.
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Thursday, June 12, 2008

For all you "Office" fans out there



Do we have another Micheal Scott in the making? Let's hope not. For some reason this is Wyatt's new favorite toy. Darn it! I'm all out of bubble wrap...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A bloody day...

Alright, I'm a nurse....I see blood on a very regular basis and it does not make me squirm, it does not make me nauseous, it does not make me freak out. BUT, when I see it dripping from my son's hand while he's holding a broken piece of glass I get a little freakish! Yes, you guessed it, another injury. Apparently Wyatt climbed up on our family room couch, and onto the ledge behind it, grabbed a framed picture of himself (of course), proceeded to break the glass, then play with it. I didn't even realize what was going on until I heard him scream. Try holding pressure on the hand of a one year old for 20 minutes! Not fun! I proceeded to call John at work, but he couldn't even hear me because of all the screaming, then called the doctor who told me to keep holding pressure and go to the ER if the bleeding doesn't stop. I'll spare you the rest of the details, but it was not the funnest day at the Carlson house. To all you moms out there who have boys, please tell me this will get better! We're considering putting him in a padded room until he's 18 (not really, but not a bad idea). I've decided that if we get him into adulthood alive and with all of his limbs still attached and functioning, then we've done a good job as parents. Are all boys this way or is Wyatt just extra mischievous? I was warned by many of you before having a boy that boys are very different from girls, but I wasn't quite expecting this. Don't get me wrong, he's a very sweet boy and we love him dearly, but oh my! In the end, the bleeding stopped, no stitches required, and we avoided an ER visit. Every table top picture frame in our house will now have to go into storage, but at least I have a blog now to display those pictures!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Toothless girl!


Saige lost her very first tooth yesterday! She was eating an apple at lunch, then went to take a drink of milk and realized something was missing. We're not sure where the tooth went......we may be seeing it later in other words! But we decided that if we left a note for the tooth fairy explaining what happened, the tooth fairy would still leave something special under her pillow. It worked!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Random thought: That evil Television

Okay, I know as "good parents" we're supposed to discourage our kids from watching T.V. It's evil, right? A bad influence? It encourages laziness? Discourages creativity? Contributes to childhood obesity? Well....I think T.V. has gotten a bad rap! Can I tell you how much my life has improved since my 1 1/2 year old, incredibly active boy has FINALLY found a show he will sit and watch for 30 minutes! Thank you to the Disney channel! We love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! Even though I have to sit and watch it with him, it holds his attention and it allows me to have at least one complete thought a day!