Thursday, January 29, 2009

Our Little Devil

I took Graham's Valentine's Day card picture today.  So deceptively sweet!  His shirt says "Daddy's Little Devil"- hhmmm, that last part says it all!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Family Fun With The Harlem Globetrotters!

Last night we went to see The Harlem Globetrotters.  We all had a blast!  Owen & George laughed & danced all night while Graham enjoyed an evening of sleeping in Mommy's arms- yep, he slept through the whole thing!  Owen & george both got Harlem Globetrotter basketballs that we got signed after the game & they have been bouncing them upstairs ever since.  It sounds like a herd of elephants is going to fall through my ceiling, haha!  Greg was excited about bringing the boys because he went with his dad as a child, but I was a little unsure about going.  It turned out to be a lot of fun & a great family night out.  

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Boy & His Dog

I took pictures of the twins today for their photo Valentine's Day cards.  They wanted pictures with the dogs on them.  The top picture is Owen & Ivan & the bottom picture is George & Seymour.

Friday, January 16, 2009

You Could Hear a Pin Drop

It's been a few days since I've posted anything. It's been crazy as usual around the Nassif house. I took Graham to the doctor & he has the beginnings of a sinus infection & fluid in his right ear so the doctor wrote us a script for an antibiotic & a steroid. The antibiotics have really been upsetting his stomach. He had 2 diaper blowouts yesterday & has been very gassy & throwing up a little. I feel so bad for my poor baby. They must be working though because even though he's still very congested he's perked up a lot & isn't just clinging limply to me. The biggest news about Graham lately is that he slept through the night for the 1st time Wednesday night! I put him down at 10:00 & he slept all the way until 7:30- 9 1/2 hours! When I woke up I had to go check on him to make sure he was still breathing, haha! He did pretty good last night, too, & didn't wake up until early this morning. I hope he does the same thing tonight. He's sleeping over at Gran's house so I hope it doesn't disrupt his new pattern. The house is so quiet right now you could hear a pin drop. It's strange being alone in the middle of the day & everything being so quiet. Graham has been gone 15 minutes & I miss him already. I wanted to chase the car down the drive way when he was leaving. I forgot how much I hate it when he leaves.

I spent the morning painting handprint tiles at the twins' school for Grandparents' Day. Owen's class did theirs today so I got to help him make his. I was there helping on on Monday when George's class did theirs, so I helped his class, too. It was a little messy but a lot of fun. It's always interesting to see them at school & how they interact with the other kids. George was running around the playground chasing another kid & screaming at the top of his lungs & Owen was climbing the "spiderweb" quietly. I think that pretty accurately reflects their personalities.

Greg & I are going to tour Bocage Racket Club this afternoon. It's a social club here that is popular & we are thinking about joining. We have a lot of friends who are members & we both want to start playing tennis again so this might be a good fit for us. They have frequent social events as well that I think we'd enjoy.

I think later today Greg & I might go see a movie together. I'm somewhat unsure what to do with myself without the kids. I hope we can find something to so tonight so that I don't just sit on the couch missing them. WIth Graham sleeping all night the idea of a good night's sleep isn't even enough of a temptation to distract me from the silence. It reminds me of a quote I saw once "Silence so loud it hurts your ears". I'd much rather my noisy rambunctious boys...

Monday, January 12, 2009

I Have A Follower!

Ok, it's my husband, but that's not the point!  What's important is that someone is following the blog.  I feel a strong sense of accomplishment over this.  In fact, I'm doing the happy dance.  It helps kill the time while I wait for the baby to cry himself into his nap!  Speaking of which, he had been bellowing for 45 minutes now.  Every time he drifts off he startles himself awake.  We were doing so good with Ferber-izing him, but then he got a cold & that went out the window.  Today it's back on the proverbial horse.  

Graham is going to the doctor today for the cold that ruined our sleep training.  It doesn't seem to be getting any better & I'm worried it's becoming a sinus infection.  This is his 1st cold so I'm a little apprehensive about just waiting to see what happens.  His pediatrician, Dr. Wood, is booked today so he's going to see the twins' doctor, Dr. Ronnie.  I saw both of them when I was a child so it's nice to see them at appointments.  It would be nicer if seeing them didn't mean someone is sick:(.  I'll update things once we hear what the doctor has to say.  

I'll close with a cheerful HELLO FOLLOWER!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Dreaming of Summer

I started trying to plan our summer vacation today.  Right now it looks like we are California bound- 4 nights at Disneyland & 2 nights at Sequoia National Park.  I'm really excited about this idea!  I've always wanted to see the giant redwoods & it will be fun to bring the kids to Disneyland.  Surprisingly, it's not as expensive as I would have thought, either.  It seems really early to be thinking of summer vacation ideas.  I feel like we just got back from last summer's vacation!   But I know that once it gets closer to Easter & things start getting really busy that I will be really glad that I took care of all of this now.

The twins were 5 when we went to Disney World so I think this time will be a more interactive trip for them & they'll remember more.  Graham will be 8 months old when we go, so it will be his first Disney experience.  None of us have been to california before so if we go this summer there will be a lot of first time fun for everyone.  

Saturday, January 10, 2009

My First Post!

This is my very first attempt at blogging.  I'm not sure how much time I will have to commit to updates, but I thought this would be a great way to update all of our family & friends that live out of town.  Life is a little crazy, but a lot of fun with 3 boys running around so I'm sure to come up with some "interesting" topics.  Welcome to my family blog everyone!