I'm flying out to big D tomorrow, peeps. So, here's a whole lotta scoop all at once.
As mentioned in a previous post, we went to Disney on Ice at the Kansas City Sprint Center over Spring break.
It was a challenging, but fun time.
Saw Jillian (bless her soul) there with her 3 daughters. Precious.
Lainey helped Meow Meow watch the show.
Jack escaped a minimal amount of times and I only lost him once. Of course, I was on the phone with Jillian at the time of losing him, so if you add that to my daughter telling her to "Shut up!", I'm positive I can count on her vote for Mother of the Year.
Lots of fairies and flowers. We saw Cars and The Lion King and Little Mermaid, too.
Carter did his best to act enthusiastic. Don't you worry about him. He slept over at a friend's house, saw The Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie the first day it was out, saw another one with Dad and spent the night at The Great Wolf Lodge. Spring Break was good to Carter.
Here we are after the show......we made it through! Yes, I'm wearing a princess crown.
Saw Daddy's fancy office downtown. (not Chef Burger)
And, Lainey was wiped out upon returning home. Being a princess is hard work.
I bribed the kids with ice cream yesterday if they agreed to behave during school while I attend my bible study class. They did. Next week, I'm raising the bar with gourmet cupcakes at a cute little shop in town. Obviously, I'm not above a good bribe for compliance.
I bought a "baby station" for Lainey recently. Bath tub, sink, a bed, high chair, monitor, food, lotions and baby supplies galore.
Her brother likes it as much as her, despite its obvious lack of trains!
They are potty training Meow Meow.
I've been thinking of creating a fan page for Meow Meow on Facebook. He's quite popular and could make a real impact on the internet. And, I'm not talking about one of those, "I bet this maggoty dead skunk on the side of the road can get more fans than George Bush" types of fan clubs. I'm talking about the real deal. Stay tuned.
Blake and Carter have made their pics for March Madness. (Is that how you say it? My only knowledge of this event coincides with some pretty fun fraternity parties in college.)
KU losing was a downer......and a big hit to lots of brackets.......but it looks like Carter is still leading the way. Between this and the bowl games, Blake is in hog heaven with his sports-loving son.
Little hand prints on the window make me happy. I'll be even happier when our trees fill in and cover the balcony again!
Alright. Brace yourselves for this one.
I recently found this cool bubble project on How Does She...? Super cute blog.....check it out.
Abbreviate directions: Cut the bottom off of an empty water bottle. Attach a small piece of fabric to the end with a rubber band. Dip the fabric end of the bottle in a soapy solution and then blow on the other end. A bubble snake will emerge.
(Or, bubble train if your name is Jack).
Carter was successful.
Jack was initially. Seconds later, he threw the bottle across the drive way and proceeded to choke and cough for 5 minutes. Mistake: He breathed in the bubbles. Why didn't it occur to me he might do this?! He's 3!
Meow Meow watched with exaggerated anticipation. It was quite a scene.
Lainey tried next and although I stressed the importance of how to use it, she also breathed them in and coughed up bubbles for not 5 minutes, but 10. (Lainey Land is full of extremes).
So, in summary, I give the Starnes kids (and more precisely their mother) an epic FAIL for the bubble project.
I cut bangs recently. And, I'm ready to cut the rest of it off, too. Let's see if Caroline can talk me out of the Mom Cut this weekend.
My latest obsession: Shopping for shoes for Lainey.
My new favorites....
And, they have an itty bitty heal. While I usually think this is a trampy look for a 2 year old, I was smitten with the bows and polka dots. So, I'm not channeling Suri Cruise with this look. Let's get that straight right now, people.
OK, was that enough? I'm bringing my laptop to Dallas, so I might check in from time to time.
Thanks for the great response to my request for help with meals for Caroline and Ryan. Between the blog, Facebook and emails, they will receive lots of help. I'll be in touch next week to set up dates and provide more specifics. Until then, let me know if you still want to help if you haven't contacted me already.