Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Life at our house

I found Malia pushing Claire around in her little doll stroller. It was pretty cute, Claire fit in there perfectly. She's just a little peanut!

Claire had her 6 month dr. appt last week. She weighed 13 lbs 10 oz and was 26" long. She had to get five shots. She's not sitting up yet, but rolls everywhere. She is entering the "everything I find in the floor enters my mouth" stage. It should be interesting, since our floor is frequently covered with little lego parts, polly pocket accessories and bits of paper (Cole love to cut paper!) It's going to be a chore to keep everything picked up all of the time. She is sure a cute girl and has become so much easier and happier since she's become a 100% formula girl.

The kids love to entertain themselves by jumping off anything they can find. Yesterday they were jumping off of some stools onto the couch. I took the picture of Jacob right before he biffed it hard and scraped up his forehead on the edge of the couch (you can see the stool slipped out from under him)

Malia ran in her schools jog-a-thon fundraiser Friday and ran 14 laps. She was a trooper. Jacob starts preschool next week and cannot wait, and neither can I. Cole is my mellow little troublemaker...quiet but deadly. Just last week he wrote all over our leather sofa in pen. Which I cannot get out! We even had one of those salespeople come by yesterday selling some miracle cleaner. I told her, "if it gets pen off of leather i'll buy it". So she came in and spent about 5 minutes trying to get it off. I'll admit, it did fade, but you can still see the pen. Of course she says, if I LET IT SIT....then scrub it, it will come off. Sorry, not enough to convince me! She was sent on her merry way. Well, I need to go change a diaper...the fun never ends. :)


Annie Ditto said...

Laynie wrote on our leather couch with ball point pen, so I read on the internet how to get it out. The thing I read over and over was to squirt perfume or cologne on it and us something mildly scrachty to take it off. It did the trick beautifully! I was shocked but so glad! So there's something to try if you haven't already!

Ditto Family said...

I had forgotten how beautiful your house is!! You are such a fabulous decorator. Good luck with the pen marks on the couch. Sounds like Annie has a good suggestion. The only thing I could think of was the Magic Eraser.

Dad said...

Well it happens there is no way around it. One of the kids drew on the table with ball point pen and I scrub with soft scrub and magic eraser there is bleach circle around the table where the pen was! The pen is gone and bleach circle is there to stay. I told dustin its a good thing that it wasn't a spendy table or I might really be upset. That's why with 3 boys I can't put anything valueable around!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome action shots! Cute kids, Deena! (Even if they do love that pen on the leather furniture!)

Ditto Family said...

I love the pics of the kids flying through the air! I can vividly remember Brent and I doing that same thing!