Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thursday Musings

So things are moving along here in St. Louis. Still can't quite believe that I live in St. Louis but I do. (hee hee) Work is going well, Paul and the kids are doing well although I think they are all 3 ready for us to find a nice daycare for the kids to spend a couple of days a week. They need the socialization and Paul needs a break! And, we're one step closer to that day because after looking around we have found a condo to rent! YAY us! It's really nice - bigger than our house was and has a lot of space which we really need! It's 3 floors - a main floor with the usual (kitchen, living room, dining room, half bath, a upstairs with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, and a lower level with a big rec room, a storage/laundry room, a full bath and another bedroom/office space. The other nice thing is that the condo folks do all the yard work and snow removal so that's one less thing for us to deal with. And, there is a pool which the kids will LOVE! We are in the process of filling out the paperwork but it looks like we'll have our own place by mid August! Then, we can get settled in and start feeling more at home here. But, now, we can go ahead and enroll the kiddos in a school near our new house so that they can start getting out and socializing with other kids again. And Paul can look into going back to school or going back to work - whichever he decides to do. Now, I'll miss living rent and utility free but it will be nice to have all of our things around us again and officially begin our new life here.

Here are some new pictures to show you what the kiddos have been up to ...

Here is Alex - still obsessed with Spider-Man and wearing his outfit from Halloween whenever he can (although its getting so small on him, we might have to spring for a new one lol).

On our deck, being Spider-Man and web slinging -

And our beautiful Megs with a big grin as usual. Man, this girl can TALK. From the moment she wakes up until the moment she falls asleep she is talking UP A STORM. It's exhausting! Telling me any and every thing that enters into her adorable little mind!

Now, this is the fort that Daddy built for the kids using our dining room table and LOTS of pillows, blankets and sheets. They LOVED it for awhile. Thought it was the coolest thing ever!

Here they are enjoying it, laughing all the way!

Oh, and I must tell you about Alex's new superhero outfit - a PowerRanger - a RED PowerRanger. One glance and he fell in love. Now he tramps all over the apartment wearing it. His favorite thing is to stand on our bed and look in the bureau mirror, watching himself be a PowerRanger. He cracks us up!

And Meighan is obsessed with makeup. It's all my fault, actually. She hangs out with me in the morning while I get ready for work, talking and telling me everything and anything. Then, she noticed me putting on my makeup and now she's obsessed! She insisted that she needed her own makeup so we bought her some powder, a lipstick and a makeup bag. She loves to 'do' her makeup. I just hope she doesn't become as obsessed as me. I'm a little tooooooo fascinated with makeup products. Yikes.

Ahhh ... the joys of being a toddler. The world is out to get you and keep you from having fun so you throw yourself to the ground, scream NO over and over, while crying and generally being obnoxious. Gotta love it! Please say that 4 years old is easier than 3 years old. 3 years old has been a bear! They are either the most wonderful, sweet, curious little people or they are the most obnoxious, ornery, disagreeable little monsters. There is very rarely an in between. It's a good thing we love them so much! And the wonderful moments really do make up for the monsterous ones. But, it's tough sometimes.

I'm going to go - Paul and I are going to watch a movie tonight so we need to get watching since I have to be up early tomorrow! Be back soon ...

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