23 February 2011


I haven't mentioned much about the family in a while because we've been busy and sick and tired. But if I wait until we are NOT busy (or sick or tired) to update then I would see you back here in about 16 years! Hi! I don't think I could bottle it up for that long...

I feel like the family-ness is settling in for the Little Ones. We're bonding more and more each day. I am enjoying watching all of them experience new things and they are quick learners. Not that any of them necessarily applies immediately what they've learned...

Cheez Whiz

Emi made all A's and is busy with soccer, girl scouts and basketball. Now she wants to add volleyball to the mix.  I would LOVE for her to try out volleyball now (or soon) so that before any of the other children get into extra-curriculars, she will have whittled hers down to those she truly loves...  We used to do so much together, with our Girls Nights In and hadn't had much chance for that this past year. So we recently got the chance to see Justin Bieber's new movie. While I have had Bieber Fever in the past, I don't think of The Biebs in that way. I had proud tears in my eyes for much of the movie when I saw how far he's come and especially when the shots would show his mom and dad with tears in their eyes. We enjoyed the movie and the girl time away from the rest of the family. Our biggest family project with Emi right now is selling Girl Scout cookies!


David is potty-trained and going to the toilet by himself (and I am not scraping dried pee off the bathroom tile!!)!! He is so smart and so talkative (just like his big sis) and now he has taken to calling his little sister "Captain Obvious" when she says things like "It's raining" ..and it is actually raining... Hmmmmm...wonder where he might have heard that before... He's gotten better about not totally freaking out and throwing a tantrum when things don't go exactly his way and I am So Happy to report that. I get the feeling that he didn't have to deal with the word "no" much before us and he capitalizes on the extra attention he gets for being so outgoing. Also, that "curly hair and brown eyes" combo has everyone eating out of the palm of his tiny hand. Kudos for my boy for being so sweet and understanding and smart, more and more each day. For a few weeks he would tell me at dinner that he wanted to marry me and then he would ask Daddy if he could borrow his ring. We explained to him that he would have his own wife someday (WAY off in the future) and now he tells me "I am your son and one day I will be a daddy".

Yes, they do!

Aubri is also potty-trained! She is officially in panties and I can't believe it. I was really impressed with this until I saw a news story about "Infant Potty Training". Wow! I am still impressed with Aubri's progress. And what a sweet precious little baby girl she is. She wakes up in the morning full of sunshine and greets me with "Good Morning, Mommy" and lots of sweet kisses.  She can arch her left eyebrow up on command too! She is always showering me with attention and telling me "I love you, my mommy" and "I am your daughter". I love holding her until she falls asleep and the smell of her curly haired head...

Wearing Mommy's Slippers (and cheesin!)

21 February 2011

Dancing with the Stars

Ok, maybe not...but it was cute to watch the Little Ones learning Zumba dance moves with their Lola this morning...

08 February 2011

Hold Me Now

So, last week...was not good. And the jury's still out on this week. At the end of January the Littlest One started to come down with something so I pushed fluids on the kids to try to fend off any sickness. This started a chain reaction of events that I have yet to recover from. In the middle of dinner the next to littlest couldn't sit still because of the influx of fluids, so being the understanding mom that I can sometimes be, I escorted him to the bathroom for relief and then we came back to finish dinner.

When I sat back down my chair shattered and I landed on my elbow on the brick hearth. I was stunned and scared (of a trip to the ER); we iced my elbow and determined that it had not been shattered, but that I got lucky in that I landed on the elbow meat (woot!).

The next morning Breezy had a slight fever and runny nose so I kept her and Damien home with me to rest. By the time Scott came home at lunch it was obvious that we were not well. And so for the next 2 days 4/5 of the Morgan household were achy, feverish, suicidal (maybe that was only me) and bed bound. Emi stayed healthy and I can't help but wonder if her fish oil supplements kept her protected. When I was her age my parents forced us kids to take cod liver oil and as disgrosting as it was, it kept us from getting sick too.

Luckily for us, the weather and streets were bad enough to warrant snow days so Scott and I caught up on the first 2 seasons of Dexter. We ended the week with a bad case of Cabin Fever - the kids were especially afflicted... but we are all doing better now!