Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mommies cook dinner, daddies ???

Tonight, I made a big family size tray of chicken parmesean and pasta. We were all sitting down at the table enjoying dinner, with Steve complimenting me, and asking the kids if they knew what a great cook their mom is. To this, we had the following dialogue:

Emma: I want to be a mommy when I get bigger.
Me: Are you going to cook dinner for your husband and your kids?
Emma: Yes!
Jack: And I am going to be a Daddy when I get bigger.
Me: Well, Jack, what are you going to do when you are a daddy? (I am thinking lawn mowing, working, projects, etc in my mind when I ask this question.)
Jack: I am going to use the microwave, because daddies use the microwave to make dinner!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Baby In My Belly

Well, it is official. I am 9 weeks pregnant today. Due date is April 20. We broke the news to Jack & Emma yesterday. We had been leading up to it for a couple weeks, asking them if they wanted mommy & daddy to have another baby. They both agreed it was a good idea - however - Emma has decided that the baby needs to sleep upstairs in her room so that she can sleep in the little room next to mommy...
We had thought they wanted a boy baby, so Jack could have a partner and Emma could be the only princess, but yesterday they changed their mind and said they wanted it to be a girl. I was not surprised Emma said this, but was surprised at Jack's change of heart, so I asked him why he wanted me to have a girl, to which he replied, "Because I like girls!" He is going to be a heartbreaker...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Emma and Ariel




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Jack on a Train

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Jack & Emma are 4!!!





And what better way to celebrate than their first trip to Walt Disney World, compliments of PaPa & ReRe. We went with the Bennett's ~ Jason, Alisa, Jake, & Bryce ~ who are regulars, and were great at getting us around. We had NO meltdowns, which is pretty incredible, and all had a really great time. The weather was great, there were little to no lines, which meant we got to take in a LOT of the park. Jack's favorite part was the train, that ran around the outside of the park. The conductor probably said,"Make sure everyone keeps their heads and arms INSIDE the train at all times," more times during our 20 minute ride than he did all day! Emma's favorite part was seeing Ariel in her grotto (not to be confused with the Heffner grotto), where she got to sit with her and get her picture taken. They also had on their birthday buttons and were wished a Happy Birthday by many of the employees of the park, and had the entire lunch crowd in the restaurant sing to them. At the end of the day, a somewhat strange employee broke out in song and followed us to sing it to completion, at which point Jack & Emma suggested we remove their buttons for the rest of the day! LOL I guess you can get too much good birthday cheer!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Germ Sponges

Jack & Emma are my official little germ sponges. They carry home all kinds of neat stuff they pick up at school, it will make them sick for maybe a day, and then they give it to me! I have been battling a cough/cold/sinus infection for a few days and finally got some antibiotics to wipe it out. It is a good thing kids are so resilient! Needless to say, I haven't been much up to posting, as I have been spending my free moments in bed. Back at 'em in a few days.