Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Tree Adventure

It was just another day in the life....
  • Second tree attempt
  • First began with meltdown disaster
  • Freezing cold and windy
  • After dark
  • During bath time
  • Wild, excited girls
  • No employees near trees
  • Daddy not dressed very warmly
  • Daddy can't find wallet
  • Hadley falls in cart
  • Mouth bleeding
  • Mommy pushes giant cart with girls and pulls tree to car
  • Daddy searches for wallet
  • Home depot searches for wallet
  • Chili's searches for wallet
  • Mommy searches for wallet
  • Daddy finds wallet in car
  • Girls buckled in
  • Tree hoisted on top of car
  • Drive Home

Another priceless day with the Deebles

Monday, November 29, 2010

Grandparent of the Year Award

Here is Poppy assisting with playing Mr. Potato Head on the computer. Poppy hands down earned the grandparent of the Year Award by his efforts over Thanksgiving day alone. I think he single handedly entertained 8 grandchildren on his own for 10 hours straight. His games consisted of the following:

30 rounds of Mr. Potato Head

Spinning on a chair

Breaking up numerous fights

Treadmill walking and toy jumping*

Humpty Dumpty (on Nana's bed)

Hide and Seek (in the house)

Watching "The House on the Haunted Hill" (Deeble girls were banned from viewing)

However due to my niece receiving second degree burns on the treadmill his award was REVOKED. So instead the award goes to Nana for handling all the aforementioned games being played inside her house . And for giving Poppy a firm scolding and telling him I told you so regarding the treadmill.

Better luck next year, Poppy.

*WE do NOT recommend this game. In all seriousness, one grandchild suffered second degree burns on her hand and is meeting with a burn specialist today. You can pray that the tendons on two of her fingers will be ok.

Barton Grandaughters

Girls, girls, girls.

NOTE: two girls are missing


Yep! The Deeble girls are addicted to the iPad. Both my mom and sister have one and it was the favorite toy. It is amazing how quickly each of the girls learned how to operate it. Here they are watching a netflix with Aunt Mei Mei.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sky on Fire

The girls got their first taste of autumn leaf raking last night - set to the most glorious sky as our backdrop. So glorious that they all got to climb their first tree to drink it in.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mia's Latest Quote

So last night Dan and I were praying for Mia at bedtime and Dan leaned down and said "I have a secret for you, Mia." She said, "What?" He whispered in her ear "I love you ." Mia then said she had a secret for Dan and Dan said expectantly, "What?" She leaned up to his ear and whispered, "I want to play soccer every day."

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Heaven Help Us

So my mother is getting her payback. I was a VERY strong willed child. I use to hold my breath until I passed out if I didn't get my way. Well, I have more than met my match. Hadley has to do EVERYTHING by herself. Dan likes to say that "Hadley needs Jesus". Oh boy does she ever.

Well when Hadley is sick and on a steroid. Look out!!! Last night I fought her going to bed for an hour and then called the pharmacist and gave up. I realized that I was fighting a losing battle. Dan got home at 9pm to which I told him I had a surprise for him. Hadley was high as a kite after self administering her bong. When I quit fighting her will, she was actually hilarious.

Now to make my life even worse she is potty training herself. I just heard her go into the bathroom take off her diaper and get on the potty. I go in to find that she has taken care of business but not waited for me to help clean up. I AM SO NOT READY FOR THIS!!!!!!!

Brianna voted

Dan and I continue to be amazed at our girls' preschool. It came to us highly recommended and we feel that we are getting every penny and more from it.

The girls new unit is on dinosaurs and yesterday I picked up the girls and took off Bri's coat to put her in her car seat. I just sat stunned when I saw her sticker which said I Voted: For My Favorite Dinosaur. That just took a lot of creativity and planning. Way to go preschool!!!

It also helped remind me of my civic duty.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

This was the first Halloween that the Deeble girls dressed up and trick or treated. We were too chicken in the past to brave it. The girls had a blast and have done nothing but cart around their buckets of candy all day.

They trick or treated with their best friend Eva. It was too cute.

Untitled from Elise Deeble on Vimeo.