as a parent of more than one child you get to know who likes what, how, when and where... nothing is the same for both children. nothing is easy. for example if i want to serve breakfast one likes oatmeal and the other hates it. one likes milk in their cereal and the other won't touch milk (in cereal or otherwise) ugh! here's lunch...
so a few weeks ago i took a candlelight tour of woodstown, a town nearby where we live. this town also happens to be a neighboring town to the place I grew up. and also where many a aunt, uncle and cousin live/lived. and this place holds the greatest house that ever lived (do houses live?) my grandparents used to own this house. i grew up spending much time in this house and many a christmas evening here. turns out that specific house was on the tour this year...(actually that's why we went). being in that house again (my grandparents sold it when i was 10) was a wild feeling. it brought back tons of memories and feelings. it seemed sooooo much smaller than i remembered it. that's logical since i was so much smaller when i was last in it. i loved that house intensely and was super sad when they sold it. i always secretly hoped to one day own it or really i hoped my grandparents would come back to rescue it back to the family. below is a pic of me sitting on the steps.
fyi the ghost of christmas present was great, May seemed to have a good (and fairly oblivious) first christmas.
so i'm doing this series VERY slowly (i'll try to be better) where i'm posting my blog posts from years ago that i put on myspace.com i'm trying to move everything over here so that i can finally close my myspace account (that i haven't used in years) but i don't want to lose these memories!
is it possible that now that im a mom of a girl i actually like the color pink? i told myself, along with most everyone i know, that if this baby was a girl i would be stearing clear of all things pink. now i must admit May's wardrob consists almost entirly in every shade of pink imaginable. and every peice is super adorable. of course i welcome with open arms the occasional non-pink outfit we get from time to time. but pink just seems to suite her...for now anyway
today May is 5 months...ive been trying not to cry about it all day today. here's a picture from tonight before bed in whatelse but her pink hat
we had plans to go to the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade like we've been doing for a couple years now2009,2007, plus before children were born... ahh those were the days! but this year the pending rain, which actually turned out to be SNOW (!!) kept us home for the morning. it was very nice to stay cozy inside and watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.... and dream of a time when the kids are old enough to make that pilgrimage!
seriously good Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls that will be made each and every Thanksgiving (any maybe even Christmas) from now on!
parade watching, the kids were very excited about the parade this year!
Cameron has a strict no kissing Camo rule in effect and it's driving me crazy. each and every time i kiss him (it's a pretty hard habit to break after 3+ years of kissing that face) he yells at me a wipes it off. sad. this rule does not just apply to me but everyone so consider this your fare warning! i'm hoping this faze leaves us soon... i need my Camo love!
Cameron's use of the English language has been improving every week. he's starting to say things that make me laugh. for example, this morning i asked him if he was ready to go watch May's soccer game and he said
"i did, it's enough"
i guess the boy is sick of going to watch May play soccer!
another favorite thing he does right now is use the words "ever" and "never" ooooooh man when he gets mad he goes on these rants that i don't even fully understand but the words NEVER and EVER stand out big time.
blah blah blah NEVER, NEVER do that blah blah blah
blah blah blah EEEEEEEVER blah blah blah
i guess you have to hear it to get the full effect. trust me, it's funny.