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Good Things

Good Things

Yesterday was the best day. We woke up to POURING rain – I’m talking torrential downpour. It was dark, wet, windy and cold. I was so not in the mood to bundle the girls up in rain gear and send Ellie to preschool. (Stuck indoors with hyper-active children… I remember all to well from teaching school what rainy days are like!) Plus I wasn’t in the mood to take off my pajamas. So I didn’t. I kept Ellie with me and the three of us stayed home. All day. We never left the house. Usually this isn’t possible with my little ones because they get stir crazy and start to drive ME crazy, but for some reason the stars aligned and everyone was happy and in the mood to be home. We watched the rain (so did Ellie’s “friends”), made Valentine cards, watched a movie together (Return to Neverland), and then the girls played together while I cleaned, did laundry and a little scrapbooking. Kenny came home from work that evening and we all looked just like we did when he left. It was a perfect pajama day and I went to bed that night feeling very lucky to have spent such a fun day at home with my girls.

Spring sandals are in! I love Target sandals for my girls. They are so cute and so cheap! AND how cute are these shirts for $5 each. Love them! I’m still actually debating if Target is really a good thing since I go there for paper plates, cereal and toilet paper and leave with new clothes and shoes for the girls, a pair of earrings, new scrapbook supplies, seasonal home decor, organizing bins, and ANOTHER pair of pajama bottoms. We have a love/hate relationship with Target at our house. I (the buyer of all things too cute to pass up) love it. Kenny (the family financial planner) hates it. Don’t worry babe. Target just may have a surprise or two for you as well.

The sound of popcorn popping. Great sound. Means the girls are in bed and it’s time to sit down, pull out my laptop, turn on the tv, and chill with Kenny.

Daddy’s home from work!

The smile on Ellie’s face when I pick her up at pre-school.

Listening to Addison playing pretend. Especially when she puts all of her little “friends” in time-out. Clearly she has spent a great deal of time there herself.

LOVE LOVE LOVE Golden Spoon yogurt. A hangout I frequent often. I banned the place for awhile after my Coach sunglasses were stolen there. I left them on the counter, stepped outside to check on my girls, and when I came back they were gone. They were an anniversary present from Kenny and I was SO mad. But…sunglasses have been replaced and I couldn’t stay away from Golden Spoon for long. The place calls my name. (New York Cheesecake is to die for!)

So we’ve had a bit of an obsession at our house. The show: Yo Gabba Gabba. The plot: there is none. The music: terrible. The characters: hideously strange animal/alien things. The host: strange, skinny black man in awful orange wig. The problem with all of this (aside from the obvious): my girls love it! This show is so bad I never know whether to laugh or cry when it’s on! It came on once at the end of a Little Bear we had recorded and Addison fell IN LOVE with the characters. She has assigned us all one to be…she is Toodee (the blue cat/dragon), Ellie is Foofa (the pink flower thing), Kenny is Muno (the one-eyed red guy), I’m Brobee (the green one “because mommy loves green”), and Dayna – my sister-in-law is Plex (the yellow robot). Addison worships Dayna. Are these names for real? Anyway – the show is awful but I get the biggest kick out of seeing my girls when it’s on. They are GLUED to the TV or they are up dancing along with the weirdos. So…because Addison learned to go potty and Ellie was such a good helper my cute mom mailed them their own Toodee and Foofa dolls. They were ecstatic. (thanks mom!) Guess I’m stuck being Brobee and watching this strange show a little longer…

Girls…these are vegetables. And a blue fruit we don’t usually eat. I’m TRYING to feed my girls more veggies. It’s not going well so far… Addison exclaims “pee-yew stinky diaper!” every time she sees them on her plate (that’s what she says anytime she doesn’t like something). Oh well. I feel good about making an attempt and plan on being persistent. I don’t scare that easily.

The current edition of CK (my fav scrapbook magazine). First of all my idol Becky Higgins is on the front – AND get this… it’s a special organization issue.
I was beyond giddy when this came in the mail!

Along with Addison’s Gabba Gabba obsession she is also in love with this outfit. This green shirt and white skirt are all she wants to wear anymore. Has to put it on first thing in the morning…then if I have the strength… I fight her to get other clothes on to leave the house. Then the second we’re home again the outfit goes right back on. Most days (if it’s warm enough) I just let her wear it. She has had this on everyday for the last month. I’m so sick of this outfit! I have to wash it at night when she’s asleep. Good thing? Not really right now, but I’ll save this outfit and I’m quite sure that someday I’ll look back on it as a good thing.

So I love zoning out and letting my mind wander. Something about the random randomness of my thoughts always makes me happy. I tend to zone out at various times throughout the day. (Often happens whenever Kenny starts a discussion including words like taxes, finance, or bills) Some may call this being spacey, but I like to think my mind is extremely complex and always needs to be in motion. :) This happens whenever I’m on the treadmill, which is why I like treadmills so much. A few random thoughts during this morning’s jog…

Is today only Tuesday? ….I have GOT to call and find out what I need to do to get Ellie registered for Kindergarten ….wait – today is Koni’s b-day! Crap. Forgot to send a card. Why didn’t I write that on my to-do list? Oh yeah, I did. I just didn’t read my to-do list….I wish I looked like Natalie Portman….thank goodness for this song (So What by Pink) because it’s the only thing keeping my feet moving right now….I need new gym shoes….is American Idol on tonight?….I should wash sheets today….my new camera is probably too big to carry around with me everywhere….wish I knew how to wink….why am I thinking about winking?….love it when my mind wanders….I should put this as a good thing on my blog.
xoxo, Erin
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13 thoughts on “Good Things

  1. Just wanted to give myself a shout out for being the first to comment!! woot woot!

    I love reading about all your daily happenings. Miss you guys!

  2. You are hilarious, I think you need to do a post everyday for my entertainment! Hilarious about Yo Gabba Gabba, we feel the same way except I laugh at how bad Joe hates it. It really is annoying. I seriously need your help with organizing. :)

  3. Love it! You really are a cute writer, Erin. I especially loved hearing the random-ness that went on in your head. That’s what my mind sounds like ALL DAY LONG!

    I have to get my photo card hook up thingy. I miss blogging!

  4. Cute post…can’t STAND the Yo Gabba Gabba…maybe because one of them looks just like a giant penis with one eyeball! I think we’re talking about Muno here, er Kenny. Tough break dude! Luckily Claire is still into Miss Spider for now. Love the yogurt, the cheap sandals (we have 4 new pairs already!) and those random thoughts that make you you. Love it!

  5. Erin,

    That was such a cute, cut post. I absolutely love that you stayed home all day with your kids. I loved those rainy days too. It’s so rare here! That is just so much fun!!!

    Secondly, I heard about that show over Christmas but still haven’t seen it!!! I need to watch it. It reminds me of Teletubbies (sooo bizzare but kids go crazy over it!).

    Lastly, I’m still mad about your glasses!!! :)

  6. I am happy I hit the mark with the little surprise in the mail….although I really hate that show. :)
    Funny Addie is still into wearing that outfit. I bought her that shirt while we were in Target one day and she spilled her sippy cup on her shirt…and pitched a fit! So I found the cheapest shirt on the rack I could find and put it on her. The clerk was very understanding when I just handed her the tag at checkout…apparently it happens all the time in that store. Gotta love Target!

  7. You are a lucky girl to have such creative diverse thoughts while getting in your run. If I am on a solo run I usually get primary songs..stuck, stuck and they go over and over and I am not talking about the cute ones…think articles of faith. yeah baby! Did someone just use the “P” word on your blog?!!;)

  8. I too cannot wink…some people (my husband) say that anyone can learn to wink–but I am very persistent in the argument that it is in fact an inherited ability that some are born lacking.

  9. Oh and I forgot to praise you about the cut up veggies!! I read or heard somewhere that it takes at least 14 times of exposure to a new food before kids will give in and try….or something like that.

    Keep it up!

  10. Can I just tell you that I love reading your Blog? Oh wait, I’ve already told you that many times before! I love that you post about your random thoughts, from rainy days, veggies, target sandals (and shirts) and of course conversation hearts (my favorite)! Just reading today was random, but I love, love, love it. Keep up the good work. You make me smile. So do your girls. Can you say chip off the old block?

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