Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy belated Easter!

We didn't end up doing much for Easter (it was rainy outside, Grandpa and Grandma J weren't feeling well, and Aunt Temi and Uncle Matt were out of town), but we did at least get to color eggs! Giovanna squeeeeezed both of hers a bit and they cracked slightly, but we went ahead and dyed them anyway. Roman did so good and didn't crack either of his! We colored on them with crayons, then the kids picked which colors to dip them in.

The gray and green ones on the top are Roman's. The orange and bright blue ones in the middle row are Giovanna's, the yellow and pink ones on the bottom row are mine, and the 3 in the right column are Kyle's:

We also went to a birthday party for our friend Audrey's 1st birthday! The kids had blast and eating pizza (and ice, lol), and of course, the cupcakes with bright blue frosting and rubber ducks on top:

And we met with a group talking about setting up a new intentional community in the area. The kids played with 3 other preschoolers there and completely wore themselves out, lol!.

In developmental news, Giovanna is pooping on the potty all by herself now! She just gets up, strips down, poops, and comes back out to get cleaned up and re-diapered! Neither she nor her brother seem particularly interested in peeing on the potty consistently, or wearing underwear. Sigh... oh well. 4.5 more months until we have a newborn in diapers too... ack! Today, Kyle peeked in on Giovanna on the potty and she screamed at him "Daddy go 'way! No look!" LOL! Guess she's getting bashful!

The kids have also been starting to tell stories (like about what the neighbor is doing that's making noise upstairs) and preschooler jokes (like the birds on TV are eating tacos) - they really like to crack us up! And each other - they seem to have private jokes that we don't always understand, lol. They are both using long sentences and they pretty much pick up any new word we say. Including "dammit" and "son of a bitch." Oops. Now if someone says "dammit," Roman corrects them by saying "DARN it!" And we're playing with other things that they can say "son of a" about (i.e. "son of a taco... hamster... scooby doo... sock... fish...")

I'm feeling ok. Tired, and still having some nausea in the mornings (blah) and am reeeeaaaally picky about food. Luckily, the food aversions and nausea have kept me from gaining much weight! I dropped about 4 lbs in the beginning, and I think I've gained back 2 or so. And it's all in my tummy! I'm definitely poking out more than I used to!

Well, it's off to bed. More pics at


Rachael said...

My friend Brooke always says "Son of a Chicken!". Your kids are totally adorable, off to look at more pictures of them! BTW, congrats on Ginny, it sounds like she's doing great with the potty training! Lots of kids get the peeing down first, then have trouble with the pooping. So I guess it's good that she just got it out of the way!

MommyP said...

Oh, they look great!