samantha liz

October 2011 archive

Why yes, that is an entire box of Grape Nuts on my steps, and no, I’m not happy to see you.



Why yes, that is an entire box of Grape Nuts on my steps, and no, I’m not happy to see you. – 365, 293, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

This is one of the caveats of having a washer and dryer in the basement. Apparently while I thought I was being all sly and sneaking away while the kids were occupied working independently on their school work, Marcus was all sly and took the almost new (read very full) box and Grape Nuts and proceeded to dump and then throw handfuls of them covering the steps.

Please excuse me as I vacuum up the 25 billion (gross underestimate) nuts off my floor.

For the next 25 years.

Serves me right for doing laundry.

I was replaced!



I was replaced! – 365, 291, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

Marcus fell asleep on me today for his afternoon nap. After a bit, I placed him down on the bed to get some things done while I had a free moment.

About an hour later, I was sitting on the bed beside him while playing with Molly. He woke up, crawled right past me and picked up the water bottle behind me on the windowsill. Took a couple good sips, grasped it tightly, and fell back to sleep.

Is it possible to be jealous of a plastic water bottle?

Yes. Yes, it is.

The one where Thomas is sleeping.



The one where Thomas is sleeping. – 365, 290, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

I made a promise, and I’m totally a girl who keeps her word.

Here’s my photo of the day coming to you half awake and at 11pm. I stayed up to take a photo of the eldest child sleeping to complete my three part series.

I didn’t think I was going to make it. There were several times I laid down and closed my eyes and jumped up and yelled at myself to stay awake!!

It is now done. Was it worth it? Only time will tell.

Signing Time with Marcus and Molly



Signing Time with Marcus and Molly – 365, 287, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

Molly, in her toddler heyday was an avid signer. She would sign whole sentences with ease and sometimes she even taught me a couple things.

Marcus? I think, will give Molly a run for her money. He quickly picks up on new signs, and is engrossed with watching Signing Time any free moment he gets.

Yes, yes… My children are soooo smart. Have I mentioned how beautiful they are lately?

Testing Mobile Posting



Testing Mobile Posting, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

Uploading to my blog from Flickr on my iPhone has always been a challenge for me over the past year and finally I think I’ve got it all figured out. Cross your fingers that this works!

(I took this photo of the kids last night, so this is NOT a 365 post, think of it as a lovely bonus.)

Sleeping Princess



Sleeping Princess – 365, 286, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

I usually wait until the end of the day to choose my 365, but today I knew what it was going to be the instant I awoke.

Some time during the night, Molly had snuck in to our bed. I figured out that much in the darkness.

But as the sun rose, I realized that she was accompanied by her bunny and princess pillow.

Perfect for a sleeping princess.