Friday, May 30, 2008

Can you spare a square?

I didn't think I'd have to worry about toilet paper locks at 20-months-old, but apparently I do...
This is what was going on next to me while I was typing in the blog this morning. I heard squeals of laughter and decided to check out the situation. I found the empty roll, saw the scattered remnants of paper on the floor, and then found the thief with a new roll in his hand around the corner....


Blogging has definitely caused me to pick up my camera and catch these great moments!

Once the princess woke up, we went to a friend's house for some jungle gym and sprinkler time. I met this friend through the local Mommy & Me group that I'm involved with. The Friday playgroup has grown and has some really neat people involved with it.

I was trying to get a good group picture, but of course, my two were not cooperating! Looks like they had fun, though!

Have a great weekend everybody!!

Busy, Busy Day

I meant to post last night, but Anna Elise refused to sleep in her bed unless Mama was with her. Needless to say, we went to her room about 9pm and the next thing I knew it was 10pm, so I picked myself up and shuffled off to my room. No blogging happened last night!

But, we did have a fun day yesterday. After going to the gym, which I need to do more often, we met some friends at the park that we've been meaning to get together with and just haven't found the opportunity to do so. We met these friends while living in the apartments we recently moved out of. How lucky were we to live above a family with similar interests and close-in-age kids? Doesn't happen very often, but it worked out well.

This is Bonnie. Isn't she cute?! She is so sweet and down-to-earth. She is transistioning right now, because she left one profession and is entering another one. You go, girl!

Her kids are Jacob and Cora, and they are absolutely adorable. Anna Elise and Jacob have the best time playing make believe. Cora holds her own with both of them and somehow Joseph just contentedly plays alongside them all.

Joseph just fell in love with the tricycle our friends had brought to the park. Check him out.

Oh, I must backtrack for the moment and let you see how every morning lately begins at the Polk household.....
Isn't my little man so cute? He stands in front of the pantry doors pointing and saying "dat, dat" until the doors are opened and he can pull out the bottom drawer and use it like a step stool to reach what he wants! Of course I let him, because I don't want him to wake up his sister. She needs all the sleep you can get.

Back to the park...So we spent a couple of hours playing and then headed over to Bonnie's place for lunch. She fed us pizza, chicken nuggets and cheese. The older two were too busy playing to really eat, but Joseph and Cora chowed down. Onto more playing and before you know it, it was almost three in the afternoon and none of the kiddos had taken a nap yet. The Polk family headed on home. My kids were so exhausted! Joseph took a short nap and then went to bed around 6:30pm, but not AE, no she refused to go to bed until she was made to at 9pm and then only if Mama slept with her! Oh, she told me the other day that she wanted "real" babies to keep her company in her bed. So I proceeded to tell her that once she was a mom she would have real babies to sleep with her, but for right now we should use our baby dolls. That seemed to pacify her for the moment.

And,'s the grand finale of the day. Jason and Anna Elise playing their guitars together, singing about characters from Sprout TV's Goodnight Show!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Intro Please...

Okay, I have officially joined the bandwagon now (with prompting from my dear husband as well)! He's been on me to keep a diary of our children's antics, but I can't seem to find the time to sit and write and write well about their doings, so this seems like a better idea. Maybe I'll try to shorthand some key things on paper. Who knows.
Anyway, Jason and I have known each other for 10 years and have been married for 7 1/2 years. We have two beautiful and high-spirited children, Anna Elise (3 1/2) and Joseph (1 1/2). I am a stay-at-home mom and have been since 2004...and love every minute of it (even the want-to-pull-my-hair-out moments, which seem to be happening more frequently lately and I'm not sure why!!).

This is Anna Elise (AE, sissy, sweet pea, sweetie). As you can see, she loves to play dress-up and is very girlie-girl, but also doesn't mind getting dirty, collecting bugs and playing rough. In the picture, she has her Mariposa Barbie butterfly costume on over her Easter dress...too cute! Jason took this picture, and I'm not exactly sure what they were discussing.

This is Joseph (JoBo, bub, brother, little man). He has surpassed his sister's climbing abilities at this age and is even more fearless (if that's possible!). He is 100% all boy and just as cute as he can be. Words are starting to form more and more these days and it's so exciting to watch his world get bigger and bigger. He may be small, but he's a force of nature!