Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A flashback.....

Steph and Jen have those toothbrushes that sing a song. The point of it is that they are supposed to brush the entire time the song is playing (I believe it's either 2 or 3 minutes) to ensure a nice long brush time.

This morning Steph came in to me and said that she was upset because Jennifer was playing the song on Steph's toothbrush while she brushed her teeth instead of the song on her own toothbrush.

It gave me a flashback.

A few months ago Jen was supposed to be brushing her teeth and she was being WAY TOO quiet. I snuck over towards the bathroom and peeked inside and saw her cleaning the counter and nozzle with Stephanie's toothbrush. As soon as I said "What are you doing?" she jumped out of her skin, threw the brush down, and said "nothing". I can only imagine how many times she had done that before and what else she decided needed a good scrubbing courtesy of Steph's brush. *shudder*

Clearly I didn't tell Steph what I saw (in order to save my ears from the inevitable whining), I just replaced her toothbrush.

Flash forward to this morning when she was complaining about Jen listening to the song on her toothbrush. I couldn't help it. I blurted out, " least she's
not cleaning the counter with it."

To which Steph replied, "Yeah. That would be GROSS."

Yep Steph, I concur.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ocean City, NJ - post #2

On the second day of our Ocean City trip we woke up in the hotel room with every intention of having another wonderful beach day, but Mother Nature had different plans. It was raining buckets. And it did so nearly Instead of heading home and letting the weather ruin our trip we decided to spend the day at Adventure Aquarium in New Jersey.

It was our first time there and we had a great time. The girls really enjoyed touching the sharks, the sea anemones, and the starfish. My favorite part of the entire day came during the 3D Spongebob Squarepants show. You don't know this before the show starts but they have sprayers in the backs of all the seats which spray a mist of water from them. There's a part in the show where a sailor takes a BIG drink and spits it out towards the camera. At that exact moment a mist of water hits you right in the face. Steph, who was sitting next to me, yells out "He just SPIT on me!" She's wiping the water off with this disgusted look on her face and I am trying my hardest not to laugh at her. It took 3 or 4 sprays from that thing for her to realize that we were all getting wet and that it was coming from the back of the seat and not from the movie!

A few shots from the day.....

Thanks for looking!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ocean City, NJ - post #1

I still have so.many.posts to do in order to catch up on all the fun things we did this past summer. That's what I get for being a slacker-blogger. I vow to catch up. It may mean beach pictures in December.....but at least I'll be caught up!

Speaking of beach pictures....our trip to Ocean City, New Jersey this year was one of our favorites. On our first day there we hit the beach and had fantastic sunny/warm weather. We played in the water, played in the sand, had a great time checking out the food and shops on the boardwalk, and rounded out the evening with a few hours of carnival rides for the kids. It really was a great day.

Here are the pics from the beach, I'll post the aquarium pics in post #2.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

First day of second grade!

Last week (or maybe it was 2 weeks ago....I can't remember anymore) Stephanie started second grade. I almost can't believe it, kind of like it's one big joke. Everyone always SAYS that time flies and that once your kids get into school it goes warp speed....but I never thought it would go THIS fast.

It seems like just a few weeks ago when I took her to kindergarten orientation and she was so nervous that she hid behind the door and didn't even want to go into the room. Then I swear it was only a few days ago when she switched schools for first grade (because they built a fancy-schmacy new one and re-zoned everything) and she was nervous because she didn't know who her teacher was or what friends she would have in her class.

Fast forward to the first day of second grade and she knew who her teacher was (a Mr. this year instead of a Mrs.), she knew who some of her friends were, and her only worry was getting lost in the halls and not being able to find her classroom. She picked her own outfit, picked how she wanted her hair cut a week before, and knew the entire bus routine like it was nobody's business.



So instead of freaking out and trying to invent something to permanently stunt her growth I did what any self respecting mom-who-loves-photography-and-scrapbooking would do. I took over 500 pictures of my (gulp) big kid walking to the bus stop.

Here are just a few.

I'm gonna go cry now.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Anyone out there?

Comments in blogland have been super hard to come by lately.

Maybe everyone is busy with summer activities, or maybe everyone is busy with back to school stuff.....

or *shudder*....

maybe no one reads my blog anymore.


I think it's just you and me, mom.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

July 4th, 2009

Yep....just slightly behind on posting these pictures. Don't judge. It's not like it's September or anything!

Actually, I thought I posted these and when I looked back I realized I didn't. So, here they are in all their glory.

We went to Ron's parent's house for a BBQ on the 4th and it was a fun day of eating, swimming and looking at Jen's cutie face. Steph finally got the nerve up to jump off the diving board after watching Jen do it over, and over, and over......

After the party we went to Memorial Park in Pottstown to catch some fireworks. We parked on the side of the road and got some blankets out and laid in the bed of the pick-up truck to see the show. It was really cool!

Some shots of my dare devil Jenny jumping right at her Uncle Chris with no fear. She's crazy and I love it!

Check out that form!!!

Then it was Steph's turn. First she went off the side of the pool, then she finally got brave and went off the diving board. YAY Stephanie!!

Jen "helping" daddy play a game of horseshoes.

That's all for now. We're surprising the kids and taking them to Hershey Park today.

Have a great Labor Day weekend!
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