Friday, February 29, 2008

Random Stuff

Ryli got me to sleep last night...
I know it is against all universal parent rules but sometimes it just has to be done. We got Ryli in bed last night around 9pm. Which is normal for us, we are all night owls around here. Anyway, she kept coming up with all of the standard reasons that she didn't need her beauty sleep quite yet. Finally I got irritated enough that it was time to start threatening the loss of privileges until I looked at my sweet 4 year old daughter....She was standing about 3 feet away with her huge blue puppy dog eyes and her worn out FAVORITE night gown, I decided I would break the rules. I brought her into my bed, put on my flannel p.j.'s and snuggled up on her shoulder. We watched House Hunters (one of my favorites), she set her hand on my cheek and put me right to sleep. I woke up about an hour later and she had been replaced with Shane, who is equally as fun to snuggle with just not in the same way!

Cannon's I just woke up from a nap
get the camera out of my face look!

Other recent happenings:
We went to Fayetteville last weekend for William's 6th Birthday. We had a great time with Steve and Marisela, Hugh and Erin and all of the cousins! Thanks for the hospitality Steve and Marisela! The party was at the movie theaters and the movie was The Spiderwick Chronicles. Whoa! Tyler and Shane loved it, Ryli spent the movie buried in Shane's arms and me and Cannon went shopping of course! Since the movie Ryli has suffered some severe nightmares, I would not recommend it for the weak. Most of the children at the party ended up in the hall. Tyler and Shane started the book this week and Ryli isn't aloud to read it with them. She does better with stories of love, magic, and happily ever after!

Ryli and I went to a new shopping center while we were there with Marisela, Erin and Haley and they actually had a Sephora! Oh how I have missed the overwhelming feeling of cosmetic wonder! I bought a new mascara by Urban Decay called Big Fatty. Yes it is as volumizing as it sounds! My little Ryli got her first taste of cosmetic wonder as well and tried everything that was on her eye level (which at Sephora is just about everything). She walked out of there with hot pink lines across her eyelids, sparkles galore, bright lips, and some terrible smelling perfume. Wow it was quite the sight, and some serious female bonding had occured. I love having a little girl! The boys all packed up and went to Lokomotion for some go-carting and miniature golfing. Apparently Ty hit the jackpot on a roulette type game and walked away with 750 tickets! Maybe we'll have to sneak him in to a casino while visiting Vegas?!;) We left Saturday night, got home late, and ditched church the next day because we were really tired!

I bought Cannon a little potty this week because I got a great deal at a huge consignment sale. He has been carrying it everywhere and wants to put his "guys" in the toilet part to bring on his adventures around the apartment. Then I caught him sitting on the potty on the bench at our kitchen table eating his cereal. Boy does he scream if anyone else tries to sit on it, he is very territorial being the 3rd child and all. I have had to put the potty away for now. He isn't ready to use it and I really don't want him to think it's a toy.

Ryli inherited a dress up chest from Haley and has had her dress up about 90% of the time since we got back. She is pretty much obsessed with anything and everything girl. She wants lip gloss on ALL the time, only the kind with sparkles. She is constantly asking me when she gets to get on stage to dance. Her recital isn't until June but man she is counting down the days. She is quite the ballerina! She has broadened her horizons with food lately and Tacos (including ground beef) and Lasagna have made the cut. We are thrilled!

Ty is our complicated thinker. He wants to understand everything. Lately it is space, time, money, and everything revolves around counting down the days. We are going to Disney World in December and today he asked me why we have to save money for so long before we can go!! TEACHING OPPORTUNITY (neon sign blinking)! He probably asked because lately everything relates to it, if there is something he wants to buy or if he is playing rough around someone elses big screen t.v. (which happens more times than you might think)I always go back to "would you rather get that or go to Disney?" "if that breaks we will have to take it out of our trip money". Anyway back to the teaching opportunity, I explained the obvious answer and his reply was I wish it just costed a dollar. I guess that makes sense, but then I told him, it wouldn't be so special! He is obsessed with Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii right now (shane and I are too).

We are school hunting for he and Ryli for this next year, we will find out next week if we made it into a new charter school in downtown Little Rock that sounds fantastic. We are keeping all options on the table right now! We are also going to be moving in April to Little Rock, we will be house sitting for a family from church, more to come on that...

All for now, guess I had a lot more to say than I thought - Gotta love blogging!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Sadie Grace

Congratulations to Eric and Sarah on the birth of their adopted daughter Sadie! She was born today 2/25/2008 and weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. From what I hear things are going great, the baby is nursing well and they should be able to go home either tomorrow or the next day! Welcome to the Sharp clan baby Sadie!! Can't wait to meet you in April!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

My Heroic Bangs

a little convo with the hubby after getting my hair cut last night:

me: i know you can't tell but i have bangs now (they were pulled back in bobby pin)

shane: you have what? i've never seen you with bangs, what made you do that?

me: i don't know, Sayra just asked what i thought about cutting bangs and i said why not? hair grows back and far be it for me to deny an expert.

shane: it just surprises me because you aren't the type to do something just because someone suggests it, that's like you wearing something that you wouldn't normally wear just because someone else says it looks good.

me: are you calling me a follower? (smile) i like being the kind of girl that doesn't cry when trying something new with my hair. what about broadening my horizons, going out on a limb, being open-minded, maybe it's heroic to do something you've never done before on the spot.

shane: thats it hun, your bangs are heroic

me: i think so too

I had a friend from church do my hair last night, which I love by the way. I'm still getting used to the bangs but the cut and color are fabulous. (picture to come soon)

P.S.- Shane likes the bangs he says, he thinks my hair looks great no matter what. Good Answer.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Valentines Day Extravaganza

Valentines day started on the 11th for us this year at approximately 4:30pm when Ryli brought me a note from her school stating that the Valentines Party would be on Tuesday the 12th instead of the 14th. Some how that note made it into my car, my house and her bedroom without me seeing it. All of my wonderful plans of baking cookies, decorating her box, and of course signing Valentines turned into frantic mom-nazi orders of HURRY UP and GET IT DONE! My handsome Valentine worked feverishly on the cookies whilst I sat at the table with Ryli until 11:30pm cutting, gluing, drawing and signing away! Needless to say, everything thing was finished to my girlie's liking and the party was a success. Here is a little video of Ryli doing what she does best at her Valentines Day celebration....(don't mind the amatuer photography please, it was my first time doing video on my digital and I didn't know the frame wouldn't auto adjust,be patient I finally figure it out;))

Tyler had his party on the 14th and we had lots of fun. Not quite as frantic with the preparation however I'm the room mom and the party could've been more enjoyable if I hadn't had my other two little ones with me. In the end all went well, Cannon loved the cupcakes (see picture), and Ryli always enjoys hanging out with Ty's friends! Now to start planning for the next big whirlwind, Easter and Miss Thang's 5th! I can't believe she is turning 5 in April! Our day of love ended with dinner at our favorite Sue-wee's house and plenty of chocolate for sweet dreams!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A little V-Day luvin'

A big Valentine's Day SQUEEZE
to our friends and family near and far
Your love and kindness make up who we are
We're so excited to see everyone in April and May
Phoenix, Vegas, Salt Lake and Evanston
Watch out we're coming your way!!

(Lame little poem...yes, all of the best intentions...always!)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

My Grumpy Valentine.......

This was Ryli getting ready for church this morning. She is quite the drama queen and today the drama was mean mom making her wear long sleeves to the winter, oh the horror!!!
Right now as I type (9:20pm) she is screaming in the kitchen because dad ended her "ice skating party" because they (she & Cannon) were busted sneaking cookies. Ty made sure to let me know he did not buckle under the sibling pressure, he did not partake.
For some reason my children hate to wear long sleeves and Ty especially hates to wear any kind of jacket or coat. Maybe this is a subtle sign to get back to the desert??!!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Ty's 6th B-Day

Well, Ben-10 took most popular toy category for the birthday boy this year! From the Omnitrix to the PS2 game, to the Sumo Wrestlers and action is safe to say Tyler was satisfied with his loot! Thank you to everyone who gifted! Thank you notes to come soon.... Celebration #4 at Sue-wee's, chocolate M&M cake, YUMMMM

Some photos of the 4 time celebration in a 2 day time period! We decided not to do a large kid party because I was able to take pizza and cake to school which was with all of his friends anyway (that and we are saving for DisneyWorld;))!
Tyler and his best friend Shamar
(P.S. - cake did not turn out quite how I wanted, the kindergarteners were impressed though!!)

Monday, February 4, 2008

Homemade Goodness

I haven't purchased bread in about 3 months, I've been perfecting my recipe. I am so glad I have finally figured out the science in baking bread. Yes it took me three months to get it exactly how I want it, but well worth it, I could live on this stuff. I also rest easy knowing that my family is just a little bit healthier! Whole white wheat flour is the best I've found and no less nutritious than red wheat. I even grind my own grain (when I have the time). Ahhh, SELF gratifying!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Oh My Eli!!!!!

I am so excited the Giants beat the Patriots tonight! The game finally got interesting with 10 minutes left into the 4th quarter, but those 10 minutes were so worth it! We had a great time hanging out with the Montgomerys and the Clausens. I am so glad that Eli will finally get to share some spotlight with big bro! GO GIANTS, or anyone else but the Patriots. Tom Brady needed to eat some grass!