Friday, January 27, 2012
The Twinners moved to thier butterfly and dinosaur rooms downstairs this summer. The transition seemed relatively smooth for the first week or so, until the novelty of their new decor and surroundings wore off.
You see at home, or when out as a family of 4, Marly and Dean tend to behave like a "unit". At home they play together, chat together, and make many decisions together. If Mark or I attempt to take the kids out for errands as individuals, they often resist and attempt to decline the opportunity.
And so, I can't say I was surprised when Dean began to sleep in Marly's room, in bed with her, instead on in his own dinosaur bed just across the hall and within view. This went okay for a while... but Marly LIKES to sleep, and began to get annoyed with brother Dean. I should also point out they each have a twin size bed.
For a while he returned to his own twin bed.
And now.. well, now you just never know where you might find a kid.
Sometimes Dean sneaks into Marly's bed after she is alseep.
More recenty over Christmas, and in the past two weeks we have had some general health bugs. Each kid has spent time sleeping in the guest room upstairs, next to Mark and I.
Now and again, the kids have started the night in their own rooms, and been discovered in the guest room by morning. They have found their way up and into bed overnight. Sometimes Mark and I hear them creep up, sometimes not. Sometimes there is one, and sometimes two.
This past week, both kids have taken to starting the night in the guest room double bed. Niether Mark or I have any problem with this, as long as they GO TO SLEEP.
...so, we shall see what happens next week. Only time will tell in with the musical beds at the Thomberg's.
**Disclosure - Mark is going to read this post and say,"There is NO photo! It is boring with no photo." I suppose he is right, but I haven't taken the initiative to snap a photo first thing in the morning when I hunt down the little people.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
It is a great, easy, free, get-out-of the house activity.
And.. parking is a breeze in winter.
I grabbed the camera. We have year after year of photos of the kids in the exact same spots. Here we are last year and taking it WAY back to Christmas 2009
It is a great way to watch them grow. They grow too fast.
Marly has on Hello Kitty socks. She loves Hello Kitty. The socks don't match her dress. It turns out little girls who are nearly 5 years old don't have the same fashion sense as their mommy's.
Mommy had on her Prairie Underground hoodie with brown shearling boots from Costco.
Dean still loves Polar Bears. There are Polar Bears at Como Zoo. His socks are green and have a white Christmas bear on them, most likely a polar bear. He really likes those socks.They are each their own person. They don't look alike.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
We had sick-ie Twinners at the Thomberg House last week.
Mark and I tag teamed our schedules on Monday to take care of Marly.
Dad came to the rescue Tuesday and took care of two sick-ies.
It was back to trading work-from-home time on Wednesday, with a 2 co-pay clinic visit. The cough and fever was was nothing more then a nasty cold, for which we are thankful.
Monday, the work-from-home-trade-off occurred at 11:30. Dean was at school solo, since the bug hadn't yet hit full force. Sweet, sick Marly and I cuddled while I read her her several Hello Kitty books. Then she ate a little lunch with a cheery demeanor. While I was busy working on the computer at the table, she wandered off quitely. I discovered my babe sound asleep in our bedroom with her blankies and a couple of Hello Kitty's.
The kids were back to school on Thursday, not even close to 100%, but fever free.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Here is some of "this and that"...
We were lucky enough to have an overnight with the H-we's on Christmas Day night, as they were between family activities in the metro.Four friends in their matching shirts (of course, purchased off Etsy, and our Christmas gift to P and M).
We also took in the Muppets movie, took naps, played games, watched movies, visited my friend Amy Schafer (and family) who was home to her mom's for Christmas...oh and Dean puked all over somewhere in there too. Friday we checked on the MN Landscape Arboretum on a balmy day. As you can guess, I took several days of PTO.
So... here we are TWO WEEKS LATER, finally wrapping up the holiday posts.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
silver and green... cheap and expensive, all mixed up...
A framed Christmas photo in the bathroom of years gone by, some garland on the light, an Angel here and there. Of course the buffet in the kitchen was dressed up, and downstairs bathroom had jingle bells and a welcoming holiday penguin statue. Oh, and this and that here and there and everywhere.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Arts and crafts.