Do I remember how to blog?

Hey my family, friends and followers! It really has been almost a month since I posted anything. So many things have happened the last month. Once again many blog posts were written in my mind with no one to appreciate them, but me. Aaahhhhh, oh well.

WH Nov13 09 4

October was my busiest work month ever {and I mean ever}. It has taught me that limits need to be set. I’ve decided to only make up to 3 appointments a week in the future so this amount of drama and stress doesn’t happen again. By drama I mean for us as a family, because mommy and wifey were way too busy working much of the time.

These kangaroo outfits I had made for the kids are the cats meow! Love them. In case I neglected to mention it months ago our babies are officially dual citizens with citizenship in both the United States and Australia. We think it will give them options when they are making life decisions.
WH Nov13 09 5

Our cute little Aussie’s! Yes, Madison really does have a red face. It gets red whenever she is active or someone so much as hints at touching her. Unfortunately she just has sensitive skin. I only edit it out in the pictures I print and not even all of those. It’s a part of who she is.
WH Nov13 09 3

We converted the cribs into toddler beds this week. The first night was amazing! We could not believe they just went to sleep without getting out of their beds. Naps and night night the next three days required us to sit in there with them as a visual reminder to stay still. Within 2-10 minutes they were out every time. Madison has been inspired to learn how to open their door with this change. The first time after a nap I just thought it was a fluke. But the next morning and then this morning proved this is just not the case. The little stinker is so smart.

The kids love to bring us shoes! Their shoes or ours. It doesn’t matter. They are really persistent about us taking those shoes when they are offering too.
WH Nov13 09 2

“Really, dad, you Want the shoes!” ~ Blake
WH Nov13 09 1

Tonight was a whole new level of drama when it came to the toddler beds.
WH Nov13 09 7
It started out with me deciding we needed to move on to the next step of leaving the room immediately after getting them into bed. Madison was so quite I didn’t even hear her get out of bed. WH Nov13 09 8
After only a few minutes I went in to look at one full and one empty bed. I found her sitting on the air vent behind the chair playing with the just unplugged night light. I told her she needed to get into bed for night night, only to meet with a major crying jag. m a j o r . WH Nov13 09 9
She calmed down after a minute so I left. I hear a little something in there, and go in to find Madison sitting on Blake’s back. Another meltdown being put into her own bed. WH Nov13 09 12
This time I was a lot harsher with her saying she had better stay in bed and shut the door as I left {it now has a cover over the handle}. She cried and cried then quieted. Then she cried, cried right by the door and then quieted. The third time she cried, cried by the door and quieted I went back in. WH Nov13 09 6
We were cuddling in the recliner when I hear some not so happy whiny sounds from Blake as he’s moving around. I thought maybe one of them dropped a bomb. Nope. I cuddled them both sitting on the floor for a minute. When Blake moved around and got off my lap I asked if he would like to go back to bed. He said, ‘Yes’ while moving to get in, but started crying as he did it. Pulling him back out just made him cry harder as he obviously wanted to go to sleep. WH Nov13 09 11
I felt along his legs to find yet another charlie horse! Man this kid gets knotted muscles way too much.
WH Nov13 09 10 Madison was just trying to let me know her brother needed help. Oh, I can’t wait until they can just tell me what they need and want. After spending an additional 30 minutes to work out the knot & give them a snack & cuddle we totaled two full hours of them ‘going’ to sleep tonight.


  1. I know everyone complains about how kids just talk and talk once they start, but it's been so nice to have Alex tell me when he needs something or isn't feeling well. I'd take talking over silence any day!

    Cute pics, and thanks for the updates!

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