Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween...

...from Emma as Tinkerbell and Molly as an Egyptian Princess, aka a blonde Cleopatra.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

One down...

On Oct. 5th, Molly lost her first tooth.  Let's just summarize by saying it was a stressful couple of days while it was on its way out.  Molly wouldn't let me come near her, would actually run away if I came close whether I was wanting to check the tooth or not, and constantly complained of it hurting.  The message "it will stop hurting once it comes out!!!" was not received well.  Finally, in the morning before school, after tears during breakfast, I said "Molly, that's it, I'm taking it out." One little tug and it was out, much to everyone's relief. 

How many more of these do we have to do, again?

The tooth fairy left $1 and a sweet little note.  Wasn't that nice of her?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thank you, Emma!

We have called Emma "the Emma-nator" (as in terminator) for some time now, because she loves to get into mischief.  Most moms might think her antics aren't all too bad, but when we're used to Molly who never really got into anything, it seems like a lot.  She is always on the go, barely has time for books or a movie, and is beyond curious.

On Monday, while I was in the shower, she got into my purse and somehow opened one of my Bath and Body Works lip glosses.  If you've never used one, they are incredibly sticky.  She had it all over her face, hands, the wall in a few places, and put a huge spot on our couch, that for the life of me I could not get out.  Our couch has been bugging me lately anyway as it is practically falling apart and one of the cushions is flat, and that pretty much just sent me over the edge.

So, I hit Craigslist.  I don't feel like I usually find the best of things, or it takes me days of looking for one item to find something worthwhile (it took over 2 months to find our piano) but I guess when you're cheap and picky, you get what you pay for.  I somehow hit the jackpot this time. Within 3 minutes I saw exactly what I wanted.

Behold, our new couches: (in use while the girls watched a movie.)

Yes, they are big, and no, they don't really fit in our space.  But they are practically brand new, in excellent condition, bought for amazingly cheap, and above all, super comfortable.  So I guess we should thank you, Emma, for our newest additions.