Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Bonus: we even know what they are without her telling us. :)
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Brianna: Thank you Mommy for making my favorite cookies!
Me: Your welcome but I've never made these cookies before.
Brianna: Then how did you know they were my favorite?
I guess I'm a mind reader. Although they have oatmeal, pecans and chocolate chips so what's not to love? :)
This is the conversation we had this morning:
Grace: Can I borrow your cell phone?
Me: What for?
G: I want to send Daddy a text message.
M: Ok let me just get to the right part.
G: Oh I don't need you to do it, I can do it myself.
M: Ok here you go.
Grace: How do you spell crazy?
another slight pause
Grace: Ok I sent it but I couldn't find the period.
So I send Josh another message that says Grace sent the last message and I have no idea what it said, then he sends one back that says I should read it because it's funny. Here is what she sent:
Hi how are you doing at work i hope you are crazy if you are im glad
I think she missed a word or two!
So I'm sure you're wondering what the point of this rambling post it! Well this morning Josh called to have me bring him his razor (he's on duty and has been gone since yesterday morning) so after we dropped it off I figured I would run by the commissary real quick to get wax paper since I was already out. Well while we were there I thought I'll just check one last time for the sausage and IT WAS THERE! I could have cried I was so happy.
Strange I know.
Apparently I have issues.
Blame my mother.
Just kidding Mom!
Friday, December 19, 2008
On another note Brianna keeps calling Josh "step-father" and it's driving him crazy! :) I told him it should make him feel better that she calls me "step-mother" at least she only does it when she is pretending to be a princess. He tried telling her not all princesses have step-parents but alas his logic is lost on the four year old who watches too many Disney movies.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
She was standing looking at some pictures and says "Guess who I love more then you?" so I asked who and she said "Hopper" which translates to Harper her cousin in California.
She then said she loves Hoppers whole family in California but they live too far away to walk.
Unless you're Jesus that's a walk you won't be making.
So last night was pretty quiet. Our lights flickered twice so we got the candles and flashlights out just in case but nothing happened. It's still raining this morning but the wind seems to have died down.
So a funny thing. I went off base yesterday after I picked the girls up and keep in mind everything on base has been canceled and places are closing early. As I'm driving down the main road I see a couple at a park on the beach dressed in their wedding finery with a photographer clicking away!!!
I thought the contrast between the two things was funny.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
My neighbor mentioned something when we were outside, in the pouring rain, when the power was out and now I just got an email saying cheer leading practice was canceled and places were closing early today. Plus tomorrow is their last performance and it may be canceled also due to weather. Crazy!
Maybe I should go to the commissary?
Eh maybe not. :)
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Brianna is always ready to smile for the camera!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I cracked up at the thank you for your support addition!!!
She came back out a little bit later with another note that said "I love you Brianna and Mommy and Daddyyyyyyy signed by Gracie Cotterell"
Personally I like that she puts her last name also, you know just in case we thought it was another Gracie! :)
Friday, December 5, 2008
One cheesy thing though was the first number pulled belonged to one of the guys who bought and wrapped all the gifts so of course what gift did he pick. The Wii! Of course the best gift in the bunch! We all thought it was great he won but he should have let someone else pick for him since he wrapped the gifts!!!
When we got home we found out Grace had been great but Brianna wouldn't go to bed AND had broken Grace's collectible Christmas snow globe. Ugh!
Can't wait to see what is in store for the weekend! We have a cheer leading show, a pool party and a birthday party!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
So we had parent teacher conferences a couple weeks ago. The school sets up the times and when you have more then one child in the school they schedule them one after the other. How nice is that!!!
Anyways we went to Brianna's first (thankfully it was on a day Josh had taken off!) and had a very good chat with her teacher. Brianna is doing very well. She knows her letters, colors, shapes, and body parts which is what they stress working on this quarter in pre-K. Her teacher said she is very smart and catches on very quick when learning new things. She also said Brianna is definitely a leader, in other words bossy, which we have noticed also. I think it comes with having a strong willed older sister. :) We had brought up an issue with Brianna not being able to take a nap because of being in the afternoon class and the teacher had also noticed that sometimes Brianna does seems tired so since some kids are moving from the morning class we decided to try her out in that one and see if it helped. So far so good! She does really miss her friends in the afternoon class though so we will see what happens.
Next came Grace's conference. As usual Grace is doing very well in academics but is still struggling with behavior. Her teacher is great though and has tons of patience and really works with her. We couldn't have asked for a better one! Her teacher has something called centers that the kids can do when they finish their regular work. Well Grace really likes the centers so her teacher makes sure she has plenty of things for Grace to do since she finishes quickly. She even got out some extra activities for her to work on. Her teacher also works on giving her extra tasks which she loves. We were lucky last year because Grace was in such a small class so she received lots of attention but this year she is in a MUCH larger class so it's very different.
We really like both of their teachers and the girls really like them as well so I think that this year is off to a great start.
um I think she means "Barbie and the Christmas Carol" haha!
We went to the exchange today because we got a flyer that said Santa would be there from 11-2. Well turns out it was a mistake and he is only there on Saturdays. Talk about two disappointed little girls. They handled it very well so we got the Barbie movie instead.
Maybe we will see Santa next weekend...
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Oh wait it's not.
Not at all, not even a little bit!
We had a good Thanksgiving. We got together for a potluck with several neighbors and I think a good time was had by all. I brought stuffing and baked homemade pecan pies. YUM!! Plus they were super easy! Only bad thing about pot luck is no leftovers! Oh well there will be some at Christmas.
Today we are going to bake sugar cookies. Grace and I made the dough while Josh and Brianna were out and about and now it's chilling in the fridge. When Grace gets home from Judo and Brianna gets up from her nap we will roll them out and set the girls loose with the cookie cutters. I'll be sure to post pictures after the girls decorate them!
After the cookies we are going to put up the tree. They are VERY excited about it. I was thinking one good thing about have kids who are getting older is I don't worry about how to block off the tree anymore. Nice!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Josh isn't as excited.
He likes Guam.
He said he would like to retire here.
I know I couldn't believe it either.
I'm sure going to miss him.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
2. It's 2am and she is watching House Hunters with me (hey don't judge unless you're willing to come out here) and got all excited because they are in Las Vegas.
3. It's now 225am and she is sleeping on the couch, and I'm not going to wake her up. I'm just going to let her sleep there. So there.
4. It's now 235am and she woke up, do you see why I didn't try to move her? haha
5. 245am I sang her Hush Little Baby and she went back to sleep.
6. 320am she fell off the couch. Feel free to judge.
7. 325am she insisted on going back to sleep on the couch. This time I put a pillow on the tile floor.
What are the odds I will get any sleep tonight?