Sunday, February 6, 2011

Closing a short chapter....

Well, Nathan's show officially closed today and in so doing, we have closed a short chapter in this Grad School adventure we are on here.  We are so proud of all of the work Nathan put in, and he had a great experience so it was a success!  I must say, though that we are all relieved to be able to get back into a rhythm together again as a family and actually be able to spend some time together.

Zoe and Owen got to spend some quality time with Grandma and Peepaw this past weekend.  They came to see Nathan's show and stayed for a few days to soak up some time with the kids and we all had a great time together.  We hung around the house mostly because of the cold and snow, but one day we did get outside with Grandma for a bit for a little bike riding and playground-playing.  We put Owen in a little swing with Zoe for the first time and, as usual he was a little bundle of smiles and giggles.  That kid loves life and isn't afraid to show it!

Zoe, Peepaw and I spent some time one day working on some marshmallow/toothpick structures.  We all kind of got sucked in and probably ate more marshmallows than we built with.  Zoe won the prize for most innovative with her "necklace for a house".

We also went to the WOW Children's Museum in Lafayette.  It's a cozy little museum and Zoe was able to work off some winter time crazies so that's always good...

Finally after a pizza party with our neighbors, we closed out the weekend with a long, drawn out bedtime which is always fun for everyone involved.  If you've ever wondered what life with a 3 year old is like, just picture conversations such as the one I had with Zoe during her second bathroom trip after lights out:

Zoe:  Mommy, is tonight bath night?
Me:  No.
Zoe:  Why?
Me:  Because you had a bath last night.
Zoe:  When was last night?
Me:  Yesterday.
Zoe:  Tomorrow?
Me:  No. Last Night.
Zoe:  When was tomorrow?
Me:  Tomorrow is tomorrow.
Zoe:  Yesterday?
Me:  No....  Never mind.

Now picture having similar conversations at least 15 times each day.  Depending on how long it's been since I've eaten it can either be really funny or really annoying.  In the end I always feel so lucky to be able to find it funny, even if it is a few hours after the fact.



  1. Is the feather boa part of the official "teeth brushing routine?" Cause that would be awesome. I can picture her as a glamorous superstar. "Fetch my feather boa, darling; my teeth want brushing."

  2. Last night was the first time for the boa, but I wouldn't be surprised if it sticks! :-)

  3. Conversations with 3-year-olds are the best.....and the worst! :) Thanks for posting my blog on your site. I'm your newest fan, too!
    Cheers, and here's the motherhood!