Tuesday, October 27, 2009

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

More Fall Fun

Tonight was the long awaited "Daddy's making candy apple night". Sadly, Daddy was a little over confident. When he tried to add a second layer of red candy to the apples, one apple accidentally fell over. Causing a chain reaction. Or what Bill called "a choo choo train of apples".

In an instant, all the apples stuck together. As fast as we separate two, three more were attached. And then as fast as it happened. It was over. All the apples coated and single.

But really ugly. No pictures of that! Here are a few other fall festivities we've attended:

Apple Hill Orchard Field Trip

Bill and Anna may be just under 5 ft

But Lee is definitely taller than 6'

Bill and Michael at the home school science fair. They investigated "why do teeth rot?" Didn't win this year, but there's always next time!

Moved the bunk beds upstairs to Bill's room. He's pretty exicted about that.

See the embroidered towel from our friends in Australia? He loves this towel. It has a special place in his room.
This is just Holly being cute. She loves being in Bills room.
The picture below is her "aww look, sleeping" face. It is also the face she makes for "so sad".

Hope you get to enjoy a candy apple this fall! Even an ugly one tastes delicious!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Trick or Treat!

See what you can do when you've had a little sleep? Not me really, though! I had plenty of help. 2 bakers and 6 decorators, made about 12 doz cupcakes for our schurch bake sale. Half of them look like these, and the rest were decorated in complimentary fall colors :-)

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Over the past two weeks Holly has slept through the night 4 times! Hooray! This is big news for us. I think a trend is beginning. No more Haberman. No milk at night (she's sleeps holding a cup, but not drinking it).

Other good news: No more Nexium! Have I posted that here yet? Going on our 3rd week with out!

That's good a good thing.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Interesting Relationship

Holly and Cecilia are going to have an interesting friendship... Last they met, Holly was dramatically concerned with Cecilia's well being (see the last post).

Yesterday, however. Not so much.

Me: Holly give Cecilia her teddy bear back.
Holly, while hiding teddy bear behind her back replied: All gone.

Even though Holly regularly remembers "please" and "thank you", I see there's still work ahead.

Want to see the enviable teddy bear? Check out this beautiful photo of Cecilia.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A really good friend...

would be like Holly.

Tonight at supper, we had company. Holly's small friend is Cecilia. Cecilia began crying and upon hearing that someone should get Cecilia a cracker, Holly ran to the kitchen screaming "cracker! cracker!" Her friend was in distress! Cracker!

Way to go Holly!

(Not to mention the really monumental accomplishment of saying CRACKER)

Friday, October 2, 2009

The OK Corral

Yep. There was a showdown at the OK Corral this week. I corralled our Little One Feather, with the hopes of victory over the bottle.

People always say choose your battles wisely. I agree. I have never, ever, ever fought over food. I choose sleep. Eat what you will, as long as you sleep. (Of course, I'm not fool hearty, what available makes a difference too.)

But we all know by now, the victory of an uninterrupted night for Holly (and me!) begins and ends with food. If she doesn't eat, she is hungry and that can only mean the bottle all night long. So the battle lines were drawn this Thursday: One hot dog bite or else.

She had been chewing and spitting out food all week. Not really eating much of anything. On Thursday morning, I put her little table and chair near our time out chair. And the battle commenced. 30 mins of spitting out hotdogs and time out, and finally one bite. Chewed and swallowed.

Was it really a victory? I think so. She has eaten better since. And today took a half a hot dog in about three bites and wanted more. Hopefully tonight will be a good night for both of us, one bottle and bedtime. I can dream right?

Tomorrow: water.