Tuesday, September 29, 2009

This baseball season, I think we went to eleven or twelve games. The beginning of the season was pretty fun because we were thinking that maybe, just maybe, the Royals might not be so awful anymore. But nope. Still terrible.Last Thursday we went to what will probably be our last game of the season. I think Noah really actually likes the baseball aspect of being at the game, but I'm pretty sure Emma is mostly in it for the junk food. Although I'm usually a bit of a stickler about not letting them eat crap, the regular rules don't apply at the baseball games. Hot dogs, for example, completely gross me out in my regular life and we never eat them, but we get them all the time - and LOVE them - at the ball park. Look at these two scarfing their cotton candy. They are complete savages!Even though the Royals are no good, I'm still sad baseball season is almost over. And even though their fielding is terrible and they can't hit and they have no speed, I'm still looking forward to next season. Because maybe, just maybe, that will be the season when we finally aren't terrible. Go Royals!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Last week I was trying to think of something to order from Netflix for the kiddos, when I remembered Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. I saw that when I was little and really liked it, so I figured my kids would too. We watched it Wednesday afternoon, and both kids surprised me by being really scared during the movie. Noah started crying way before anything actually scary even happened, and pretty much continued to cry fearfully throughout the rest of the movie. Even though he was apparently so terrified for the pets' safety, he wouldn't let me turn it off. He continued to torture himself for the entire movie, completely unable to tear himself away. Then yesterday morning he begged me to watch the "scary dog movie" and even though I tried to talk him out of it, he insisted. I turned it on, and returned to the living room a few minutes later to find him hiding behind the couch, peering around the corner to watch the TV with one little frightened eye. I suggested we turn on Mary Poppins instead, and the relief on his face was evident as he shouted, "Yes! Watch Mary Poppins!" Unfortunately, I forgot to mail it back yesterday, and this morning he was again pleading to watch the "scary dog movie". Reluctantly, I turned it on. He wanted me to sit right next to him so I did, and he still sat there and watched the movie like this.About ten minutes in, he couldn't handle the terror anymore so I talked him into turning it off. Believe me, today I will not forget to send that movie back!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Well, I was all set to abandon this poor blog but apparently some people are missing it, so here is an update, lest any of my readers think we all fell off the face of the earth. After such a long break, I think I should be able to manage at least semi-regular updates now.

Let's see...Emma started kindergarten, and I think so far it's a raging success. I am very pleased with her school so far, and she seems to love it there. I posted this picture - from her first day of school - on Facebook so everyone reading this might have already seen it, but it's the only one I have of her so far that relates to school.
Noah is pretty much the same, still busy busy busy, except now he is also quite the chatterbox. I love listening to him talk to me all day long. He is really into shoes these days, and is very particular about which shoes he wears, when. He never lets a single raindrop fall from the sky without pulling on his rain boots and running outside to play. Today, pretty much an entire day of rain, was no exception.This beautiful baby is still wonderfully sweet and cheerful. She has a new trick that she'll show off with enough coaxing. I wouldn't call her an honest-to-goodness walker yet, but it probably won't be too much longer until she is.