Sunday, September 29, 2013
In a situation like this most moms probably would help their crying baby but it was just too funny not to get out the camera. It's not the best photo because while it may seem that I don't have a heart at all, I do, it is just two sizes too small. But even the smallest heart at some point needs to help a tiny person whose head is trapped in an arm hole and while pausing at a moment like this for one photo is completely legitimate, stopping for two seems too mean, even for me.
But really, this blue is not a chemical and it is unbelievable.
And we made it back to the car just in time to beat the rain.
Posted by Marci at 9:40 PM
Once we were done hanging out with his cohorts we wandered over to the all-campus welcome back party and joined about a bazillion freshman as we wandered around trying samples and picking up a bunch of free junk. Since as a group we were both the oldest and youngest people there we got to push our way to the front of the photo booth line and pose with part of the superhero coalition of Portland.
Every club and organization that had ever been imagined had a table throughout the EMU and almost every single one had a wheel that you could spin for a prize. Nothing is more charming to college students than a couple of excited kids so they would all encourage Rocky and Daisy to spin the wheel. Then, they would give me a little wink and no matter what the wheel would say they would tell the girls that they were so lucky that they had won a piece of candy. Daisy was beside herself with glee and couldn't believe that time and time again she had spun and won candy. Rocky was more focused on trying to hit every table so she would give me her loot and run to the next table. Daisy would follow but do so while she shoving whole candy bars into her mouth. When I realized how much sugar she was downing I insisted that I hold her winnings in my bag. We stayed for about an hour and then it was getting close to bedtime so we headed home to let the students party into the night. On the way home Daisy asked me, "Mom, can I sleep with my candy underneath my pillow?"
I myself was preoccupied during the whole thing watching all the Freshman. They are just so young and are in a moment where they are just trying to decide who they are going to be for the next few years. Part of me was a little envious of the adventures ahead of them. But, to tell the truth, the envious part is a lot less of me than the part that feels pretty happy to have a fantastic husband and three little cuties and to be a person who loves getting a full night of sleep, boring or not. I also am old enough that I don't even feel self-conscious to stand in front of everyone and have my photo taken with fake superheroes. Although, for full disclosure, having kids makes that kind of thing way less dorky, right?
Posted by Marci at 9:16 PM
They felt a little better when they remembered that she just lives across the complex and they could visit any time.
I'm not sure where she learned the peace sign but I guess it just comes with the territory.
Posted by Marci at 8:52 PM
Thursday, September 19, 2013
She spends most of her time sandwiched between her older sisters who completely adore her...more at times than she probably likes.
I can't believe that it has been a year already. I have treasured this little girl from the moment she was born and I just want her to stay small forever. Happy Birthday Rosebud!
Posted by Marci at 8:53 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013
She came in completely exhausted and fell right asleep.
She must have gotten enough rest because she just totally scared me by sneaking out of her bed, where I thought she was sleeping, and into the bathroom. I assumed I was alone because Brandon had just taken the laundry out and I jumped about a mile high when I turned on the light and she was standing there. She was climbing on the toilet trying to look in the mirror. She said that she wanted to see how she looked in the lipstick that she had finished putting on.
I love that girl.
Posted by Marci at 9:07 PM
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Rocky, true to form, jumped right in without a second of hesitation.
After school was over we took advantage of our 90 degree weather to turn our playground into a water park. Who says the summer is over just because school is in session?
Posted by Marci at 9:31 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Yesterday we got to run the first Hero Up Half Marathon. My friend Sydney introduced me to this race which was held in honor of her nephew that passed away last year from brain cancer. All the proceeds went to help victims of childhood cancer. Of course they went with a superhero theme which was absolutely perfect.
Since it was in Tualatin we also got the bonus of sleeping over at Katrina and Taylor's adorable house in Lake Oswego. I am frustrated that I didn't take any photos because we had so much fun hanging out with them.
Brandon dressed like the Greatest American Hero, a reference that I don't get, but that several of the police officers that were volunteering on the course got a big kick out of.
I was inspired by my friend Ph. Dynamite (otherwise known as Emily) to develop my own persona. The one thing I've learned about superheroes is that they can only be great if they have a great nemesis. This led to the birth of the Ice Queen (IQ naturally) and her horrible minions, the Icicles.
While our alter egos are sworn enemies, Emily and I are much closer to being BFFs. Especially because she is hilarious.
|Most people just saw a blue blur as I went by.|
Brandon came in just a little bit after me, which is kind of amazing since he has only been training for a month. It has been fun for us to train together and I will miss the two of us pushing the three kids in both strollers all over Eugene.
After our race Rocky ran in the kids race after. She looked like a little gazelle, effortlessly prancing along at a rapid pace, until she slammed into a little girl who happened to be crossing the road at the wrong time. Evelyn bounced off Rocky, who is like twice her size. She was okay and Rocky finished the race to claim her ribbon. I talked to Evie's mom after and she said, "It's all part of the experience." I thought it was awesome. I need to take that motto and use it more often in my life.
I had a great time with this race and I think that it was my favorite race so far. The family that put it on did so with class and a sincerity that brought a special spirit to the whole experience. As a mom of young kids I spent a lot of the race thinking about how much my daughters mean to me and how grateful I am that they have been healthy. I was inspired and touched by the whole experience.
Thanks to everyone for such a great time.
Posted by Marci at 9:29 AM
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Daisy is lucky that her favorite friend is also a hairstylist. Jody did a great job with the cut and Daisy has been proudly showing off her curls to anyone who will look at them.
Posted by Marci at 7:52 PM
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Brandon reminded her that the evil stepmothers always get their comeuppance. Rocky said that she didn't remember that part.
When I mentioned some of the stepmothers that we actually know she was less convinced that it was an easy job.
Posted by Marci at 9:36 AM