Thursday, March 24, 2011

Midnight Spa

Pregnancy-induced sleeplessness is my second most-disliked bit of growing a person. Usually I wake up about 2 and can't get back to sleep until about 5, but last night it kicked in around 11:30. My skin felt tight and I felt just a little too warm.

Diagnosis: slight sunburn and mild dehydration.

Middle-of-the-night spa treatments may seem odd, but it since I wasn't sleeping anyway. . .

Step 1: Drink lots of water.

Step 2: Oatmeal mask/scrub and oatmeal bath.

Step 3: Deep condition hair.

Step 4: Heavy-duty body moisturizer.

Conclusion: I now look a little bit tan.

Sound the Alert

I was holding the pouty-faced Rosie when she announced, "We are people."

"Yes, we are people."

"But I don't want to be people. I want to be an Octonaut!"

Monday, March 21, 2011

Toddler Times

Anybody remember the commercial where the parents are telling some friends how their kid slid a grilled cheese sandwich into the VCR machine? Here's the modern version:

I just asked Rosie where my debit card was. (I'd given in to her screams while I conducted a business call.) She told me it was in the computer. Indeed it was -- she'd fit in into the CD slot. Thank goodness for tweezers.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Foot Fetish -- Thanks to Jason for the Title

Rosie just came downstairs, dressed in her daytime clothes. She proudly told me, "Look, my toes are naked!"

For Natalie

Natalie, a friend in Australia, has requested a couple of "what does Starr look like with a bump" photos. So, I had Jason take these about an hour ago.

For those who want the details: I'm 33 weeks pregnant. #4 (gender is "probably a girl") is due on May 4th, but my expected delivery date is May 18th or 19th.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Pancake Week

Shrove Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday) is interpreted as Pancake Day -- an opportunity to use up all the eggs, butter, and milk that would otherwise spoil during Lent. But since we usually make pancakes multiple times week (and occasionally multiple times a day), I thought I'd record the variety of pancakes consumed this week.

Tuesday morning: American pancakes with Nutella.

Cami's lunch: leftover pancake "sandwich" with Nutella (she purposely reserved two pancakes during breakfast for this purpose).

Supper: Scandinavian pancakes

Cami's Faith in God activity at church: English pancakes with strawberry filling.

Wednesday supper: German pancakes.

Friday breakfast: buckwheat pancakes (a favorite for Graham to make when he and I are the first ones up).

Saturday morning: Swedish pancakes with powdered sugar or strawberry glaze.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I Wish You Could Have Heard This

Cami made cupcakes, which are currently being consumed. Rosie licked all the chocolate frosting off the top of hers & was reaching for the next when I stopped her, "Rosie, eat your cake!"

Rosie took a deep breath and then responded, "Alwight, alwight. I will eat my cake."

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Since you are curious

Hi Everybody,

Since there's some interest in where we'll be in Scotland, here's the link to the house we are renting. I think it'll be fun to be in an upside-down house (the kitchen & living room are under the rafters, with the bedrooms on the ground level).

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I'm Excited About. . .

What are your spring break plans? We're going to Scotland!