Friday, November 26, 2010

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

I love this video. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Do I have to post a long post if I haven't posted in 100 years?

Good, b/c I'm not going to.  I've been gone a long time and a lot has happened since then.  The kids have grown up, I graduated, Madi started kindergarten, Max started pre-school, Becca's almost 2.  Madi's still wicked smart, Max is still over-the-top kind ("Mommy, you da best Mommy in da ho wowd."  or "Mom, thanks for making such a yummy dinner."  I could go on...), and Becca is about the funniest thing running around on 2 legs.  I feel like life's moving so quickly I can hardly take everything in. It's kind of like the feeling you have as a kid on one of those spinning tea cup rides... at first, you try to look around while you're spinning, but pretty soon, you just have to close your eyes and enjoy the thrill of the ride.  While, on the one hand, I wish I could document all these terribly funny and terribly difficult moments as I'm experiencing them, on the other hand, sometimes I feel like I should just close my eyes and enjoy the thrill. 

I would lie if I said I really wanted to blog (if that weren't really amply evident from my 4 month hiatus). I have such mixed feelings toward this funny type of communication.  It sometimes irritates me that even when I try to be honest about how imperfect our lives are, recording only snippets of the memorable times tends to paint a rosier picture than reality.  I've noticed myself comparing my own imperfect self and family life to snippets of others' best moments recorded on their blogs. 

I will probably still occasionally post, if anyone still follows this.

Here's a classic picture from this summer...

Until the next time,
Jenn

Madi strikes again

MADI (from upstairs, hearing me down in the kitchen): Mom, what are you making?
ME: Nothing.
MADI: Are you making chocolate chip nothing?
ME:: No.
MADI: Are you making peanut butter nothing?
ME: No, Madi.
MADI: Are you making pumpkin nothing?
ME (laughing): No, Madi.  I'm not making nothing.
MADI: Oh!  So you're making something?

I think she's training to be a lawyer.

On a different day, I heard her from the other room... "Six kenobi, seven kenobi, eight kenobi..." Then she pauses and says, "Mom, are there all those kenobis in Star Wars?"  (She derived this from the name Obi Wan "One" Kenobi... )

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A teaser...

I know it's been ages since I last wrote.  A lot has happened since then, and since I only seem to blog at 2am these days, I'm way too tired to catch up right now.  Until then, here's a video to give you a sense of why I've been so busy the last few months...


Friday, March 12, 2010

Let's not leave you out, Becca...

(drunk on Crayola brown marker ink...she sucked the thing until it was completely white...how do they know so young when to hide while they are getting into trouble??)
She has grown up so much since the last time I posted.  Love you, too, Bec!

Bye, everyone! Will post more after graduation...

Sweet Max

See, I do love you even though I ignored you in the Madi video. :)

Did you miss us?



I have been debating about whether or not to post this video... it was never meant to be public.  But it's been 3 months since I caught it on camera, and I still get so much pleasure from watching it, and laugh so hard every time, that I just have to share it.  I can't decide if I like the part where her robot dance turns to Primary stand up/sit down motions better, or if it's the part where she transforms into Rudolph before my very eyes (replete with prancing run).  Oh, Madi. 

I'm sad that I COMPLETELY ignored Max in this video... like not even an aknowledgement, really.  I am posting a follow-up with Max pictures to compensate and ease my guilty conscience.

I'm in the home stretch with my thesis.  One more month and life should be settled enough to put a little more effort into this blog 'o mine.  If you are still around and read this, YOU ARE A TROOPER!

p.s. I'm totally technologically impaired... I have no idea how to shorten/edit this video, so sorry it's 3 minutes... the best part is the first minute and a half or so...