Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
You have been such a good girl all year. I have watched you move to a new school and treat your new classmates with such care. I have watched you do so well in school and work so hard. I have watched you welcome a new baby brother into this world with such patience, and such a loving heart. I have watched you help your daddy and mommy, and I've watched you treat your family so kind. You are a very good girl, with a very gentle heart. I am sorry your friends at school do not believe in me. You don't have to try to convince them that I am real. As long as you believe, I will visit you. As long as you believe, your heart stays young. Never stop dreaming, Taylor. You are a very bright girl. I hope you enjoy your toys this year. Something tells me, you will have many presents from many people. Let's work on keeping your room cleaner this year, so that next year there will be room for more presents!
My life is a very busy life. It is a very cold one too! Christmas Eve is my busiest night of all, when I must visit all of the good children's homes! When I come home, Mrs. Claus is waiting with a hot cup of cocoa with marshmallows and the fire is burning in the fireplace. Forgive me for moving your couch a bit. It was a bit difficult to get in through there. I think your Dad and Mom will understand why it's a bit out of place.
Keep up all your hard work (and tell your Dad and Mom to give you a better pen to write with next time. That pen didn't work.) I took your note with me so that I could show Mrs. Claus.
I hope your Dad and Mom aren't too upset that I used their computer. Please tell them to save this letter for you somehow.
I enjoyed your cookies very much, and was very thankful you left milk. Some kids don't leave milk, and it makes it very difficult to wash the cookies down. I ate one and will share the other with the reindeer. I hope I didn't wake you tonight.
Never forget the reason for today's celebration.
Dream Big, Sweet Taylor.
HO HO HO!
Until next year,
P.S. Your dog is very kind too. Good thing she didn't bark and wake you.
So Taylor, was SO excited! She beamed and exclaimed, "i KNEW there was a Santa, Mom! you need to save this letter or print it, and i can show my friends that there really is a santa!"
Oh, Sweet Taylor.... my life will never get old with you in it.... =)
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
today, we all went on our first bike ride as a family of 4, and it was SO much fun.
Lewie's seat is on the back of my bike, because i'd like to get him out of the house during the week as well.
he had an absolute BLAST and ended up falling asleep right at the end....
i took the camera out there to take pictures of him and, of course, RIGHT when it turns on, it turns back off.
"change the batteries," it said....
"grrrrr i don't HAVE batteries," i said back to it.
i was really looking forward to taking pictures of "Lewie's first bike outing."
funny, how with your first child, the bike ride would likely have been put on hold.
child would have been loaded into the vehicle and you would have driven to the nearest store for 2 double A batteries, but with child number 2, a quick, "that sucks," and a "oh we have the memories in our head. we'll take pictures next time," and you're OFF on your bike ride.
so, no first bike ride photos of Lewie.
taylor went to watch her friend in an Alice in Wonderland play today, so jason and i went for chips and salsa, boneless buffalo wings and a few drinks at On the border's patio (while Lewie slept)
i love days when i get a few extra minutes with the hubby, alone. =)
while picking up taylor, i left my phone in the truck with jason and lewie.
i came back to find that jason had used MY phone and text messaged my sister with "Hey. I have a rash on my butt but i can't see it. can you help me when i come by?"
my sister's response?
Jason is CRACKING UP!!!!
my sister REALLY thinks i'd ask her to check out a rash ON or IN my butt???
we chuckled about that for a while.
earlier today, we had a conversation about our finances and how we've been doing a really great job sticking to our budget... we're driving through a parking lot and he's just going on and on about how we've come so far.... and i'm looking out the window (to the right), and i'm just kinda nodding as he's talking....
then he said something, that took a second to register, but when it did, i'd had a double take....
"you know, if we just keep doing what we're doing, we'll buy a home and fubu jerseys in no time."
i quickly looked over towards him, only to see something like this:
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
b. bed size: queen. although with the last name of "King," i think we should have a bigger bed.
c. chore you hate: i HATE scrubbing bathrooms.... showers and toilets.... and i do NOT like dusting. it's one of those chores that after you do it, it looks like you didn't even do anything. everything's all dusty again. bleh.
v. vegetables you dislike: cauliflower. gross.
x. x-rays: fingers, teeth, tailbone.
z. zoo animals you like: not a big fan of zoos. a whole lot of walking through stink to look at a bunch of animals being held captive (I agree Ally), just to watch them eat and poop and look sad.... ohhhh if they could speak....