Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Falling Leaves

L (DS) and I put our scarecrow in the front yard yesterday in anticipation of welcoming the first day of Fall today. When I greeted L this morning I asked him right away, "Good Morning, do you remember what today is?". His head immediately spun around to look at me with the biggest grin on his face (the kind of smile that most likely meant he thinks there is a party, big holiday, a birthday, something, anything that means TREATS, the kind of treats that usually come in the form of cake, candy or cupcakes). I then remind him, "It is the first day of Fall today.". Thinking he is going to be incredibly disappointed that it means no cake, candy or cupcakes he says with as much excitement as his initial smile showed, "YEEEAAAHHH!!! All the leaves are going to fall off the trees today!!!" and smiles just as big as he had before while dancing around the room.

Oh boy, not only did I have to explain to him that all the leaves are not going to fall off all the trees today but also explain Southern California's climate and why we just might not see any leaves fall off any trees today, tomorrow or ever.

**sigh**just another gorgeous sunny day in So Cal today**another sigh followed up with a happy smile**we might just live in heaven you know?!**

Thursday, September 17, 2009

School Year 2009-2010

Today was DS's first day of the new school year. We started it off with the obligatory picture by our home's front door with him showing me his age in fingers.
I can not believe we are already sending him off to (pre)school & I don't care if it is only two days a week for only 2 1/2 hours each day ... Mommy is still weepy *sniff sniff* seeing her little boy go.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wall Paintings

The two *older kiddos* are enjoying more of the same type of activities and having more playing together lately! Although DS barely got a drop of paint on his hands (not to mention none in his hair) he had just as much fun as DD#1 painting on the butcher paper I taped to our backyard wall.

The benefit of outdoor painting ... I just used the garden hose to rinse her off (next time I won't even bother putting the smock on her)!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

2 x 2

Our littlest girl gained exactly TWO pounds in exactly TWO weeks ... and (I think) most of it has gone straight to her cheeks!!!

We our in awe of our thriving, healthy, GROWING baby girl!!!