Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Birthday Present

So on Friday while Dan and the girls played outside, I played inside. For those that know me, I am passionate about home remodeling, decorating and in particular organization. Nothing makes me happier than to absolutely maximize a small space. Well since the dogs needed to start sharing my laundry room, the laundry room situation became dire. I promise not to do too many of these posts. But this one just has me giddy so I couldn't resist.

My biggest challenge is FOLDING LAUNDRY. So the consultant in me finally analyzed the situation and realized that I was wasting so much time and did not have an efficient process. But now....Wa La.

No more piles and piles of clean laundry in the family room or our bedroom. Rod, brackets and shelf are compliments of Home Depot and the wall cubbies are Ikea.

My first Ikea purchase and I am IN LOVE. So are Brianna and Mia. The girls can't wait for their cubby to have clean clothes in them so that they can take them to their room. I also (all done with birthday money) got a wall mount ironing board. Brianna asks me almost daily how old does she have to be before she can iron.

If only I could somehow bottle up this 3 year old enthusiasm so when they are 13 they can't wait to put their clothes away and iron. A girl can dream.

First Time Bowling

The Deeble girls went bowling for their first time on Saturday. My favorite highlights:
- Mia quote "Mommy I just want the ball to go faster and I just want to get better"
- Bri - 9 times out of ten didn't even look to see how many she knocked down. She just threw her ball then went back using the handrail as a microphone
- Hadley by the end did NOT want ANY help (what a shock)

So Fun!!!

Untitled from Elise Deeble on Vimeo.

Untitled from Elise Deeble on Vimeo.

Untitled from Elise Deeble on Vimeo.

First Taste of Spring Videos

Untitled from Elise Deeble on Vimeo.

Untitled from Elise Deeble on Vimeo.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Taste of Spring

Daddy and the girls were headed to the backyard for some fun outside. What a breath of fresh air to the soul. Some videos to come tomorrow of our fun weekend.

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Wicked Witch of the West Is....

Hadley screamed herself to sleep. Why? She decided she wanted water after she smacked it out of my hand. Here is how Dan found her near midnight. Look for pink. We are still laughing.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Healthy Again

Yes, the rumor is true. There was a sighting of all the Deeble Girls at church on Sunday and they made it to their Valentine's Day party on Tuesday. Woo Hoo!!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

She Hates Chocolate but Loves Brownie Batter!!!

Mia does NOT like chocolate but we discovered that for whatever reason she likes brownie batter. She doesn't like cooked brownies but she was crazy about the raw thing. Brianna of course likes ANYTHING sweet.

Hadley didn't get to try it because she was at the doctor getting her arm popped back into place.

Our Dogs New Life

As if our house isn't crazy and loud enough, we now get to spend half the day listening to our dogs cry about their new Winter life. And we were just rejoicing on how we don't have any baby gates anymore. Well.....

The hard thing with two dogs is that you don't really know who to blame so they both have to endure the consequences. But the net net is that every Winter we have suffered through bad behavior. But when they were our ONLY children and we were obnoxious, childless dog owners it wasn't as big a deal.

But on Saturday, after the second week of peeing in the house at least once a day, the straw that broke the camels back is that one of them left me some other presents up in the hall (of course on the carpet).

Ironically I came up with the laundry room solution so that they could see us and have their food and water with them. But they WON'T eat while in captivity. They wait until I let them out and have the gate open.

For those dog lovers out there, don't worry they don't spend the whole day in there. Just some of the key times when they are naughty.

And the Trend Continues.....

  • Tues: School cancelled due to snow
  • Tues: Hadley got sick
  • Thurs: Mia got sick and still no school due to snow
  • Thurs PM: Elise spent night at friend's house while their youngest was admitted to Children's Mercy hospital with croup (best night sleep in a long time). Friend's little one now fine.
  • Sun: Brianna got sick
  • Mon: Mia got sicker
  • Tues: Spent 2 hours during nap time at pediatricians with all THREE girls in 6x6 room
  • Tues: Spent rest of evening trying to recover from foul mood
  • Wed: Mia diagnosed with strep
  • Wed: Took Bri to be tested for strep
  • Thurs: Hadley threw up in sleep
  • Still waiting on Bri's backup strep results
  • Yet another week of no preschool and a typical Winter with the Deebles*

* Honestly thankful that minor illnesses are our only complaint. We are truly blessed.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Deeble January Review

  • Jan 1 - Fri Jan 14: Blur of sick kids, sick parents, snow days, missed stuff
  • Jan 14 - Jan 16: Elise's Sisters and nieces visit. A little plumbing, a little tiling, a little sledding, a little sleep and a LOT of sick kids and sick adults.
  • Jan 16 - Jan 21: Elise stuck in house for 6 days straight. Serenity Now!!!
  • Jan 22: Elise OUT OF THE HOUSE!
  • Jan 22: Elise and Brianna spend 4 hours (8pm to midnight) at Children's Mercy Urgent Care. Diagnosis-ear infection, eczema and sinus infection
  • Jan 24 AM: Hadley to doctor. Diagnosis-sinus infection
  • Jan 24, Noon: Elise to doctor. Diagnosis: sinus infection
  • Jan 24, PM: Dan to doctor. Diagnosis: sinus infection
  • Hundreds of dollars later. Four happier drugged Deebles
  • Jan 25 AM: Girls finally healthy. Elise rejoicing. Preschool!!!!
  • Jan 26: Woo hoo. Girls all out at Mother's Together and Kids Together
  • Jan 28: Nana and Poppy visit. Deebles do inaugural babysitting swap with Swobs.
  • Jan 29: Dance class, birthday party
  • Jan 30: Elise and girls back to church, flying high, all girls healthy, life back to normal
  • Jan 31st: Hadley back to doctor. Diagnosis - dislocated arm (sister ). Popped back in
  • Feb 1 AM: Elise back to crying. 12+ inches of snow, preschool canceled
  • Feb 1 PM: Hadley wakes up from nap burning up with fever
  • Here we go again.

Grateful for Amazing Neighbors

Our neighbors lent us their snow blower. I am just hoping and praying that Dan doesn't fall in love with it because our neighbors are moving.