~~~We got our first dusting of snow here in Palmer, Alaska. I recognize that another part of the country got much more than that, but my kids and I are very excited for the snow to be coming. Please Lord send the snow!!
~~~I wanted to share this tweet I saw from Bank of America. Uploading pictures using the #troopthanks code donates $1 per item to support troops. See Troop Thanks for more details.
~~~Just in case you missed it, my father had a birthday this week. My favorite part of the post are the old photos that I got from my grandfather. My dad had the cutest ears when he was a kid!! Hop on over to Happy Birthday Dad if you would like to see the pics ;-)
~~~I have just been exhausted this week. There is some nerve tingling in the general sensations of healing going on in my broken arm that is causing me to lose sleep. I just can't get comfortable lugging this stupid cast around the bed. On top of that I have a two-year-old that insists on making massive messes every day, then throwing a fit when he gets in trouble for it. We had to put one of those hook and eye latches on the outside of the pantry door because he can open doors. The darling little bugger has learned to use the broom to knock the hook out of the loop to get into the pantry to create messes in there as well. Doesn't that sound ingenious?? Yeah :-(
~~~I think one of the coolest things about my two-year-old is that he has a fantastic vocabulary. All four of his older siblings were late speakers. That tended to lead to frustration and fit throwing because communication could not happen. Not with Noah! I know exactly what he wants and needs most of the time. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to at least be able to communicate with the child.
~~~Can I tell you what kind of geek we are in this house? I happen to love opera. My favorite modern opera is Phantom of the Opera. I have passed the love of this style of music onto my children an we have the Broadway soundtrack on our iPod. This week, in order to get our attitudes on straight and prepare for school, we had Masquerade cranked up in this house. I still think Michael Crawford is the best Phantom voice ever. But did you know that I was first introduced Michael Crawford when my folks enjoyed watching Hello Dolly with us as kids? On the second video if you jump ahead two minutes 2.50 you will see a very young in a very gangly Michael Crawford.