Monday, February 23, 2009

Kids say the funniest things

So here are a few of those funny things that the girls have talked about in the last week that I still can't stop laughing about.

1. I was the helper at Maddie's school on Friday so that means that Emma stayed up at grandma and grandpa J's. Since uncle Kurt had a tournament game in the evening on Friday we were just going to meet them at the game to get Emma. So we had a good day at school and were leaving and I asked Maddie if there was something she wanted to do that afternoon- just her and me, something fun. She said she wanted to go to the movie theater. I told her we had to go home and check on the computer what was playing and what time it was playing at. She proceeded to tell me that when I got home to just go to to see what time the movie started. I cracked up and couldn't stop laughing. It is so funny to me that dot com and google are part of her vocabulary. She has told me a few times before to just google it.

2. Maddie and Emma went over to auntie Susie and uncle Kip's house on Saturday morning. I had my last game and Chad was reffing at the Mount Olive 5/6 grade tournament. They were all ready to play with Sophie the dog and then also to make cookies. So they were rolling out the dough and cutting cookies out, when Maddie informed everybody that what they were doing was so cool. Like Maddie even knows what cool is or if something is or is not cool.

3. The girls have gotten real good at annoying each other. We are trying to get Maddie that sometimes you have to just ignore the other person. So they usually really get on each other's nerves in the car. So Maddie asked Emma to stop whatever she was doing that was annoying her. I then told her to try to ignore her sister, she proceeded to lalala and tell Emma that she was ignoring her. When Emma kept on talking to her and asking her questions, Maddie just kept on telling her that she was ignoring her. It kind of defeats the purpose of the ignoring if you have to keep telling the person you are ignoring them.

4. Yesterday Emma stayed home to nap while we took Maddie with us to uncle Kurt's game (remember he was in a tournament). His game was at 1 and so we told Maddie we would leave at noon and let her pick somewhere to get something to eat. She had to think about it and finally decided on King Burger (Burger King). She was very excited to go, but we told her she had to keep it a secret, because Emma wasn't coming with us and it isn't nice to rub it in her face. So she was trying to not say anything, but then went over to Emma and told her that she had a secret to tell her, but couldn't tell her. So she walked away, then came back over to Emma and figured that since it was a secret if she whispered it, it didn't really count as telling her. We just watched the whole thing and sometimes just have to laugh at her logic.

As you can see the girls are keeping themselves busy. My basketball season is over, Chad has this week left. He plays tonight and then on Friday night. It will be nice to have a few weeks off before baseball starts. It is hard to believe that it is March already. We are just patiently waiting for all the snow to melt. It was almost all gone and then Friday/Saturday we got about 6 inches, for a fresh blanket of snow.

I am excited for tomorrow- I will now be able to have an honest to goodness Sonic Cherry Limeade that I haven't had for like 7 months. Right on the other side of Miller Park they have put up a Sonic and it opens tomorrow. I told Chad that he should stop by on the way home, since he passes it every day and bring me one home, so I can take it to MOPS with me. I have a feeling that it is going to be busy until the newness dies down. Nothing like a happy hour large cherry limeade for 79 cents to make your day.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


So we have had two haircuts in the last couple of weeks with the girls. One was intentional and the other very unintentional. Maddie has been refusing to have her hair put up in any type of ponytails, so I told her that either she needed to get her haircut or she had to let me put ponytails in. She opted for the haircut. So one Friday evening we went down to the Supercuts and got it cut. She sat very still and just watched the lady as she cut her hair. She has such curly hair that no matter how many times you brush it in a day it still looks all messed up. So here is the new Maddie:
The other haircut was very unintentional and Emma gave it to herself. She had done this about 3 weeks ago and it wasn't very noticeable, but Saturday evening she decided her bangs still needed more cut from them. It is somewhat humorous, but she looks silly. We realized she was doing it when she started screaming at Maddie for trying to make her stop. Maddie was telling her to not do it and take the scissors from her and then she screamed her scream of death and that is when we found her with her new "haircut". So here is Emma with her haircut- check out her bangs and the couple of "layers" they have:

We have continued being busy with basketball and getting ready for baseball season. I have just one more practice and one more game and I will be done with basketball. Chad has 5 more games and he will be done on the 27th. He has about three weeks off before baseball starts on the 23rd. The girls enjoy going to the games at school- they have even gotten used to sitting and entertaining themselves during the game. We went to my cousin's game last night, it was her senior night, we made the girls t-shirts and they were so proud to wear them. Of course I forgot my camera, so I will have to get a copy of them from my aunt.

School is going for everyone. Maddie had a little trouble yesterday of not wanting to go. It probably had to do with the fact that Ben and Sam were here and they didn't have to go to school and she did. We are hoping that maybe if grandma drops her off tomorrow we won't have any tears or temper tantrums. Here's hoping. Emma is wanting to go to school, but still has no desire of the potty. She knows she needs to use it to be able to go to Mrs. Willer's class, but just doesn't want to. She sat on it once, but just is not interested. We have her registered for next year, but we can always pull her out if needed- I'm hoping not too. I figure it took Maddie until about the end of July to get it all down.

Ben's 5th birthday was on Friday- they were suppose to come on Saturday and we were going to go to Stone Fire Pizza, but Ben was sick. Ben, Sam, and Amy came on Sunday and we played and played and ate cake too. They hung around a little yesterday, but then headed back home.

Here are a few other pics from the last couple of weeks:

Here is Maddie's photography skills at work- if you notice she got all of dad, but completely cut out uncle Jan.

Emma has been really into dressing herself lately- this is from about a week ago. Yesterday she had the same skirt on, pink striped tights and a pink polka dotted shirt. Hey, I am just letting her creative side out.

Maddie and cousin Kate playing gameboy while waiting for their food at Max and Erma's. We went down to Schaumburg to meet up with them and also Jana and Mike.

Ben and his Spongebob cake. He wanted to blow out the candle, but we couldn't sing happy birthday to him. Everyone had a blue face after a piece of this cake.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


Well Superbowl is here and gone- I love to hang out with friends while some are watching the game and even the commercials aren't that big of a deal. We went out to our friends Ben and Wendy's house- they have two kids, so we knew that the girls would have some other kids to play with. We had lots of good food- for Pittsburgh Nick made Rothlisburgers (burger- with a fried egg and bacon) for AZ we had taco salad along with potatoe skins. It was all so good. We had lots of laughs and it was nice to be out there. We weren't going to stay for the whole game because Maddie and Chad had school in the morning, but since the game went pretty fast and then got interesting at the end we ended up staying.

The girls are doing great- Maddie is loving school even though some mornings it is like trying to wake the beast. She gets that from her dad. She is enjoying all the basketball. She is starting to actually sit and watch the games, not the whole time, but she is starting to know what is going on. She loves to play in the gym after the games and also to play in the gym during my practices. Maddie still has no concept of time, but is always asking how long it takes to get somewhere or when something is going to happen. So trying to get her to grasp is a little harder then you can imagine, but she is trying. Her new favorite games are Pretty Pretty Princess and Princess Wii (Thanks Phill and Shelly). She keeps wanting to know when baseball starts- when we drive past Miller Park she always ask if the Brewers are home yet. I don't know where that obsession comes from. We also told her that on Sunday that would be the only day that we would allow her to cheer for a team named the Cardinals. Our friend Kate- was at Superbowl- is a Cubs fan and Maddie made sure to tell her that the Cubs and the Cardinals are ucky. She is getting good at writing her name and got a realy good report at parent/teacher conferences. She is also her father's child because her biggest issue at school is cutting with a scissors. We got her paperwork done so she can be tested for speech and start some speech therapy at school once or twice a week. She can't wait for her birthday, but hasn't asked for anything yet, so we will see when she figures that out.

Emma still has no interest in the potty, but she wants to go to Mrs. Willer's class next year, so I am hoping that will light a fire. She is also very into Pretty Pretty Princess- she just likes to wear the jewelry. She is now sleeping in a big girl bed. About three weeks ago she decided that she no longer liked her crib and would scream when she had to get in. Let's just say that when Emma makes up her mind about something- it is going to be how she wants. For a few days she was sleeping on the pull out couch in the living room until we went up to Chad's parents to get the other half of the bunk beds. They are not bunked now, but both are in big girl beds and Emma likes to let everyone know that. Yesterday the girls came to practice with me and Emma was insistent that she wanted to go to day care, she did end up going which surprised me a little, but she said she had a great time.

There is just a few weeks of basketball for both Chad and I. This weekend is the boys tournament at Mt. Olive, so we have a pep rally on Friday. The basketball girls of course are all excited and so Thursday we are going to make posters and stuff for the gym. I'm sure that we will venture up there at some point, if not for the games at least for a brat. Chad then will have a couple of weeks before baseball starts. Hopefully in that time the snow will melt.

Here are a few pics of the girls from the last couple of days:
Here are the girls with cousin Nolan- this is from back at the beginning of January when Nolan stayed with us for a few days.

Maddie playing at Ben and Wendy's house on Sunday- she came out with this mask on and we call just cracked up. Well everyone except Emma, she saw her and started to cry.

Emma loves Grandma's hat for some reason- she felt that it was so cold she needed to wear it in the car last night.

Congratulations to Michael on his appointment to Westpoint. We are very proud of you and know that you will do great.