Friday Night Leftovers- Untouched Backpack Edition

by HereWeGoAJen on April 18, 2014

•Elizabeth came home from school today with her backpack in mint condition from when I packed it on Monday. (Her class leaves their backpack at school for the week and it is only sent home Friday.)
•The Easter eggs I sent for the class Easter egg hunt (which was today) were still in there untouched, the stickers she brought home from Disney to share with her class were still there, and her nap blankets were exactly as I had put them in.
•I asked her why she didn’t take the Easter eggs out and she said she forgot. Then I asked her why she didn’t take the nap blankets out and she said she couldn’t see them under the eggs. And I asked her what she used to sleep on this week during nap time and she said she just laid on her mat with no blankets. Except one day a friend offered to share half her blanket.
•Seriously, child. You didn’t figure out that the same items might be in your backpack in the same places they always are?
•On the plus side, I don’t have to run an extra load of laundry this weekend to wash those nap blankets.
•I randomly made Easter cookies today. I really like cookies.
•Due to scheduling issues, we aren’t having any visits from the Easter bunny until next weekend. I have most everything for baskets already, but I do plan to go out this weekend and see if I can find anything on good sales. Particularly actual Easter baskets, as we could use some nice permanent ones. So let me know if you see anything.
•Every time I sit down anywhere, two children pile themselves on top of me.


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Milk Head

by HereWeGoAJen on April 17, 2014


“Elizabeth, do you know why Brother’s head is all wet and crunchy looking?”

“I thought it was funny to pour milk on his head.”

“Please do not do that again, I do not think it is funny.”

“Well, Brother and I think it is very funny.”



April 16, 2014

I bought a box of Peeps at the store the other day. Elizabeth was enchanted and spends most of her time now begging to be allowed to eat one. Only she calls them Peepers. Which is basically the best thing ever. She’s doing very well in Peep consumption simply because we enjoy hearing her talk […]

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Nap Baby

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Ryan woke up from his nap this afternoon about fifteen minutes before we had to leave to pick up Elizabeth from school. Normally, I give him a few minutes to roll around in his crib and get his bearings, but today I wanted to run a quick errand on the way to school and we […]

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Car Car Shoes

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This afternoon, I was carrying things up and down the stairs and I left Elizabeth and Ryan downstairs together. When I came back down, they had been in the dress up closet together and had both put on dress up shoes. Elizabeth had on “click clocks” and she had helped Ryan put on his “car […]

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The Better Option

April 13, 2014

Tonight after dinner, I took Elizabeth and Ryan to the ice cream shop. We waited in line for our ice cream and then went to find a table. This store doesn’t have any high chairs, so I just sat Ryan on a real chair next to me. He likes that anyway because he likes to […]

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Babies in Dresser Drawers

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I am an improviser. Elizabeth started out sleeping in our room because we didn’t want to lose our guest room and we thought we were moving soon anyway. Then we didn’t move and it became clear that her sleep and ours was being ruined by the room sharing. So she slept in our walk-in closet […]

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Disney Restaurant- Grand Floridian Cafe

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One of our favorite Disney tricks is to make a breakfast reservation for the day we go to the Magic Kingdom. We always make this reservation on the monorail loop- either in the Grand Floridian, the Polynesian, or the Contemporary. This way, we can park at the hotel, eat a nice breakfast there, and then […]

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