Thursday, April 16, 2009


I think we are all better from our bout with ear infections and pink eye. The twins are feeling much better and have finally moved into another room and a bigger bed - the have moved out of the cradle and into the pack-n-play. I think they like having more space to move around but it is taking them a few days to get adjusted. We had a great Easter - we enjoyed the service at church, then had dinner with my parents and aunt, uncle and cousin. After Sunday lunch, we went to my brother's for an Easter Egg hunt with some other cousins and my sister-in-law's family. On Saturday, we did "Easter" in Gray with Ken's family. We did a egg hunt there with all the cousins and the older kids had a great time playing water fight with the dollar store water guns that Ken bought them.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

For The Love of Pink!

Now you probably know, that as a family of four (five if you count me) girls that pink would naturally be one of our favorite colors. And it is - despite the fact that when we found out Karlee was a girl, Ken swore no pink, ruffles or hairbows - our MOSTLY favorite (as Eloise would say.) We LOVE pink and have, use, buy, pick it when ever we get a chance - cupcakes, markers, shirts, cups, shoes, syrup (yep - Strawberry by Smuckers - yummy!), bubble gum, soccer balls, cars, pencils, underwear, Pink Princess Punch (our version of raspberry lemonade), bathing suits, blankets, pants, socks, sunglasses, toothbrush timer - toothbrush - toothpaste (Karlee went to the dentist today), baby bottles, ice cream, books (Pinkalicious is one of our favorites), bath water (Crayola color dots!), Barbie clothes, plates, sheets, straws, towels, applesauce, crayons, purses, bouncy seats and most recently this afternoon, Easter basket grass.

In fact, I have this conversation at least once a day:
Karlee: "Mommy, can I have the pink one?"
Kendall: "No, pink - me!" (Although I'm not so sure she really knows pink since almost everything you show her and ask the color, she calls pink.)
Me: "Stop - there are two pinks so you can both have one"

There is one time place that we do not love pink and that place is in our EYE! Yes, three of the four girls have pink eye - Karlee is the lucky one for now. We took Kourt in to the pediatrician because she has had runny nose, cough, gunky eyes and this morning, a fever. Well, turns out she has pink eye and an ear infection in her left ear. We also asked him to check Kam - she has pink eye also and an infection in her right ear. Since Kendall was also with us, he checked her eyes too - and you guessed it! - pink eye. So everybody is on eyedrops (you would not believe the price for a teeny, tiny bottle) and the twins have an antibiotic as well.

So today we did not have so much love for PINK- but ask us again next week - and I bet we'll be back to lovin' it again.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Not Me Monday

It was not me who got TWO parking tickets today while I was at school. I was running late this morning so I had to park along the same side of the street as all the other cars from school where I normally park but about five feet outside the school gate. When I got back to my car at noon when I was leaving, I saw two pieces of paper on the windshield. It was TWO parking tickets - one for $10 for parking on the wrong side of the street and $15 for parking on a yellow curb. People park there all the time!!!! It was right outside the school gate!!!! In 17 years of driving, I have never gotten a ticket for anything - "not even a parking ticket" - and now I get TWO tickets at one time!

It is not me who says "don't hit your sister in the face", "hey, get off her", & "let go of your sister" NOT to my almost 2 yr old and 5 yr old, but to my 6 month old TWINS!!! I know that it is because they sleep practically on top of each other and are with each other all the time but, come on, they could leave each other alone for a second. I never thought I would say those things to them.

During the "Spring Clean out" we did over the weekend, it was not my family that had enough junk to fill 10 12 14 large - I'm talking lawn & leaf-sized - trash bags. Ken did not have to back his truck up to the garage and load all the garbage and drive down the driveway because we had so much!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Easter Bunny

Karlee & Kendall spent Saturday morning at John Scott & Jacob's Birthday Eggstravaganza where they enjoyed an egg hunt, a visit with the Easter Bunny, cupcakes and ice cream and candy. Those Griners really know how to throw a party!!!

After the party, Ken took the girls to Harris Shoals Park to have a Happy Meal "picnic" in the back of the truck. We spent the rest of the weekend working around the house. We cleaned all the junk out of the guestroom and got the bed set back up, the new comforter put on the bed and the pictures hung. We also set up the pack-n-play for the twins to move in soon. Kendall still sleeps in the crib, so in order to get them out of the cradle (where they are packed in like sardines) they will have to sleep in the pack-n-play for a while. We also cleaned out the garage and set up a play area with toys, cardboard blocks, a Dora tent, a playhouse with a slide and tables and chairs. The girls have already had a blast playing out there - especially Kendall - she loves to climb and slide. Good thing too since it is so cold it must be WINTER again here!!!

On another note, the twins are almost 6 months old and we weighed them a few nights ago - Kamryn was 16 lbs 4 oz and Kourtney was 16 lbs 2 1/2 oz. Kourt has almost caught up to Kam - they both love their oatmeal!!