Sneaky Nugs took some markers out of the trash can and hid them in her room before her nap. And if you have been to our house any time in the past year you know it isn't hard to hide things in her room. :)
These weren't the washable crayola markers either. Fortunately they came out of the pillow case, the blanket, the PJs, and the sheets.
It was pretty easy to get it off her hands.
But how in the world did she get it on her back?
It sort of looks like a tattoo (below)
Her tummy on the other hand... we still haven't gotten it off.
But look how much fun she had.
Obviously I need to:
1. clean this girl's room.
2. remind her that markers are for paper only.
3. Convince her that doing something naughty doesn't mean you get a blog post....
4. Rethink number 3 because what is more important? well behaved children or an exciting blog?
Do you see what is going on here? This man of mine spent all Saturday cleaning the house. For what? Well basically because I asked him to.
Or because I threatened to hire someone to do it for me. Nothing like the threat of spending money to get the man working. :)
Did I mention his birthday is tomorrow? Well, it is. And I am baking a homemade-from scratch- peanut butter reeses cup birthday cake. I won't post the recipe until we try it tomorrow and I find out how amazing it is.
I chased Ryann around this morning trying to get a good picture of her in this cute stocking cap a co-worker made for us. I was unsuccessful but Ryann thought she was pretty clever. I however, realized that in this instance I was just one step ahead of her when I was able to get her picture in the mirror.
In 14 years I will not be one step ahead of her... ever... she will always be like 3 or 4 steps ahead of me. AAAK!
Enough of that... back to today.
Look at this pretend sad face below. She is practicing. For what? Daddy? (nope- daddy stands firm- mommy gives in)
Don't let that face fool you because if you look below you will see how much fun she really was having.
Happy Saturday! We are off to a birthday party. Pictures tomorrow I am sure.
While walking through California Adventure we stopped to watch some Soldiers from Toy Story. I pushed Ryann up to the group and even though she was the littlest one she thought it was awesome!
She had so much fun playing with the soldiers. They started off by clapping to the beat and Ryann thought that was so cool that she didn't stop when they went on to the next activity. She just stood there and clapped. The soldier then told her that she "marches to the beat of a different drummer" and knowing Ryann this is true.
They then played follow the leader and then they tossed these lady bugs into a barrel. Ryann was the first to throw and the first to go back and grab it again. Hysterical really. I wish the video did it justice, but it doesn't.
So do you want the long or short version of how disneyland went today?
Long: Girls woke us up at 6am. showered, played, got ready, went to continental breakfast at 7:15. Put Cara down for a nap at 7:30am!! Rich left with his brothers to go to the park for the early birds and then I left with my sister at 9:30 to get to the park by 10. Shuttle is late, double strollers stink, weather is perfect so we are all stinking hot in the sweaters I put on everyone. By the time we actually get to the park I am exhausted. We go on its a small world- FABULOUS. Ryann and grandma mingo have the time of their lives. We go on peter pan, dumbo, winnie the pooh, pirates (where I nursed my baby easily!), Buzz and more. Eat an expensive lunch and around 2 we start to leave to give the girls a nap back at the hotel. Once again I am braving the shuttle with just my sister and 4 children and two strollers- horrible. Then Cara doesn't nap, Ryann jumps on the bed for 20 minutes before finally falling asleep and then I actually have to wake her up 2 hours later to get back to the park. A couple carousel rides and a monorail ride later we get to our dinner with my aunt and uncle. Great food and the kids are surprisingly well behaved until we realize we missed the last shuttle and have to walk home. That leads to Ryann pretending to be a dog and not getting up off the floor. Eventually we get the kids in strollers, slings, and arms to have a 30 minute walk home without Rich again. And as soon as we walk in the door of the hotel Rich walks right back in behind me because he was able to get a ride home. Ahhhh.... and here I sit. Still writing and still wanting to go back for more tomorrow.
Rich finished my Christmas gift yesterday and hung it on the wall for me. I found the idea from my friend over at Ducks in a Row and LOVED it so I asked for it for Christmas.
Rich often goes above and beyond and he actually burned out each notch and the numbers. We still haven't found a cute idea on how to write in the names- so for now they are written in pencil and we haven't measured Cara yet.
My little Ryann is 3 feet tall!!
We decided to hang it right inside our front door so that when people come to visit we can measure them if they want to. How fun is that?
The debate went on the other night about how to say the year 2010. Is it two thousand ten? Two thousand and ten? Twenty Ten? Oh Ten?
Well ladies and gentlemen. It is pronounced "twenty ten" according to someone, somewhere, something official.
That being said... I really want to do one of those fun posts on what has happened the past year. AND I will... someday...somewhere...sometime.
Until then I will just leave you with these cute girls:
They make me happy.
I also think I will post how I started teaching a new age group at church today. I am teaching the 6 year olds. They are cute and sweet and sometimes a little nuts. Like today one of them said a prayer so that dinosaurs can return to earth and be nice and not eat people and that a meteor won't come and destroy them again so they can live with us.
Out of the mouth of babes.
But really? Dinosaurs? I would pray for a million dollars.