Monday, February 26, 2007

A Winter Wonderland

The kids spent a long late afternoon in the snow yesterday after God dumped us with a foot of fresh powder. Their specialty was "tunnel creation." Here they are with their handiwork!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Delayed Gratification

Well, a visit to my OB and an ultrasound of this peanut brought to light that the peanut is actually lentil-sized yet. Dr. Bob pushed the due date back (insert shrieking "Nooooo...) to Oct 18th, and scheduled another ultrasound in two weeks to check on the little legume. Not exactly the words I was going for. I was hoping more for, "Man, I think you're about 6 months along! No weight gain yet."

On another note, little Bella had her 5-year-old shots. She is terrified of medical procedures. It wasn't pretty, but our nurse was good and for now Bella is completely vaccinated. Hopefully at 12 it won't be quite as traumatic.

I could curl up and nap, but have things to gather for church tonight.
And a lasagna to pop in, thanks to De. What a treat! Thank you so much!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Well, all is well at the Dahl house. Everyone (Daddy especially) is excited about the baby. Bella and I are headed to the doctors' offices tomorrow. Her to the pediatrician for her 5-year check-up and I to the OB. At least at this point we all have a great relationship with him and there is little anxiety. I'm thankful for our doctor.

Bella had a grumpy day. She has a bit of a cold and just wants her daddy on days like today, which leaves us all wishing he were here. She went to bed early, so hopefully the morning will bring a more chipper Bella.

Doodle and I have been plugging away with school. We are working hard with some high-frequency words. Reading them is easy for him, but spelling is a totally different story. A couple of times I have said, "Close your eyes and picture it," and he seems to do better. I do not learn like he does. He's got me stumped some days. I'm not giving up on him, though. The day will come too soon when he doesn't WANT to curl up in a ball on my lap and "do school just cuddling." :) I'll be sad when it does.

Noodle is doing well in school. He's been jumping rope with a bunch of other 3rd graders at recess for quite awhile now and really seems to enjoy it. Ahh, the sweet innocence. I'd like to bottle him up. :)

I'm off to bed. I'm trying to plug my way through Wicked before we go to see the show in Chicago in March. Very different book. I'm interested in how it will be done onstage.
Good Night for now...

Friday, February 16, 2007

The big news

Lilypie Expecting a baby Ticker

I'm putting this ticker on the bottom of our page, so you can keep track of where we are at!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Birthday, my Bella!

Our sweetheart, our valentine!
We love you so much, precious girl.
For now, enjoy the thought that all the pink and red, hearts and flowers of this day are all about you.
I won't tell you otherwise.
You are loved.
You are cherished.
You will always be our sweetheart.
We love you, Bellagirl.
(even though you're sideways and your mother can't seem to get you upright.)

Monday, February 12, 2007

A princess and Her Tea Party

Bella had a tea party with her friends this weekend to celebrate turning *FIVE*. Here she is with her fine maidens- in a sea of pink and purple...

And here they are enjoying "tea." We had juice (some had real tea- OH, the faces!), finger sandwiches, grapes and pink cupcakes! What a beautiful group of princesses! Thank you for joining us, beautiful princesses!
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Friday, February 09, 2007

A little update

Ahhh... It's Friday.
It's been a weekful! We were busy every night this week. Good things, just busy.
Add together one truck that didn't start (circa 1985, windchills of
-20- it's no surprise, just inconvenient), two away games, one church night, one "working-mama" night, and parent-teacher conferences (1 parent + 1 teacher/parent)- well, that all equals one wife and one husband that didn't see much of each other!

The kids are tucked snugly in their beds. I drank a hot mug o'joe TOO late in the evening (which leaves me able to be awake for my DH's arrival home).

Tomorrow is Princess Bella's FIFTH birthday tea... We did some preparations today and I really should do a little more cleaning in the morning (but I might not- consider yourselves warned!:)). Tomorrow's the boys' last morning of basketball, though. Excuse? maybe. Priorities? definitely. :) (I'm learning, people, I'm learning!)

I really need to post photos soon. Is it bad that I think Noodle's birthday photos from a month ago (Has it really been a month?!?) are still on the camera? Ooh- I'll get on that.

G'night all.

Monday, February 05, 2007

From the Frozen Tundra...

School was cancelled due to an air temp of -20, wind chills up to 50 below here in the northwoods (But not before my diligent husband was at his desk getting report cards finished at 5:45am!). The kids are still snuggled in their beds, I got to have a quiet devotion hour and ahh... another day is before us.

Going with the "freezing" theme of the day, I thought you fellow Wiconsinites might enjoy this- and you who don't hail from the cheese-state may come to appreciate how hard core we are!

Cold vs. COLD
60 above zero:
Floridians turn on the heat.
People in Wisconsin plant gardens.

50 above zero:
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Eagle River sunbathe.

40 above zero:
Italian & European cars won't start.
People in Wisconsin drive with the windows down.

32 above zero:
Distilled water freezes.
The water in Green Bay gets thicker.

20 above zero:
Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
People in Wisconsin throw on a flannel shirt.

15 above zero:
New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Wisconsin have the last cookout before it gets cold.

People in Miami all die.
Wisconsin people close the windows.

10 below zero:
Californians fly away to Mexico
People in Wisconsin get out their winter coats.

25 below zero:
Hollywood disintegrates.
The Girl Scouts in Wisconsin are selling cookies door to door.

40 below zero:
Washington DC runs out of hot air.
People in Wisconsin let the dogs sleep indoors.

100 below zero:
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Wisconsin people get upset because they can't start the Mini-Van.

460 below zero:
ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale.)
People in Wisconsin start saying..."Cold 'nuff fer ya?"

500 below zero:
Hell freezes over.
Wisconsin public schools will open 2 hours late.

Friday, February 02, 2007

A new "layout"

Those who have updated to blogger beta, check out the "customized look" section. I've been playing with mine, can you tell? On the homepage I just clicked on "Customize your look" and then had fun with different colors from there.

I wish I could use fonts I have stored on my computer- their choices are very limited.

It allows for a few more choices than the old templates- and it was kind of fun. Definitely much easier than before!


A contest!

I have a confession to make. I LOVE contests. I dream of winning something big. I don't play the lottery or go to casinos- but I do like to sign up to win things. Like this.
Good luck, ya'll.