Tuesday, November 27, 2007

My little Drama Queen

Lauren is such a crack up. She is so dramatic. Every time Chad or I get after her, she says in such a defeated little voice "I have to go pout now." Then she promptly puts her head in her hands and does a cute little breathless sounding cry. I swear, if she would only harness that and become a clean and sober child star, then we can move to our dream house in Malibu. She loves to dress up and everyday she is something different. Today she was tinkerbell and would only answer to that. Yesterday she was a little tiger cub. All the time I look around me and realize that all my dreams have come true. I love my little girl. These are some pictures of her in my church shoes. She loves the camera and is into posing for pictures now. Like I said, my little girl is a crack up.

Tag, I'm it!!

Ok, Molly "taged" me so now I am going to name seven interesting things about myself. I am pritty boring, so I might have to stretch a couple of things to "kind of interesting, but mostly mundane" things about myself. So here I go...
#1. Everyone knows that I live in Russia. However when I was in russia I lived with someone from the Russian maffia, got chased in a metro station, spit on at a bus stop, ate shark, kicked off a bus, almost ran over by a tram, and surrounded and almost mugged by a band of gypsies. Yes, there really are gypsies. And that really is not all of the near misses I had there. I was born under a lucky star I guess. And I was only eighteen at the time.
#2. I loved living in California!! I got to work for an executive producer who live in Malibu. Which means that I ran into a lot of stars. I met Ozzie and Sharon Osborn ( who told me I was F___ pritty) , Mariah Carrey, Julie Andrews, and Dick Van Dike. The little girl I nannied for was also friends with Potsy from Happy Days, Ansil Williams's little girl. So I met him too. I was also mistaken for Kate Winslet while I was shopping at the Ralf's in Malibu.
#3. I can speak Russain and I know sign Language. I use to want to be a teacher for deaf kids, but instead I teach my kids sign so that befor they can talk, we can still communicate. My little girl will be three in december and she hasn't had a full blown temper tantrum. And I think that it is because She is always understood.
#4. I have been to Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Switzerland, Finland, Canada (does that count?) mexico and Puoto Rico.
#5. I have a photographic memory. I always win the memory games at baby showers. My husband calls me Monk. I always win fights because I can recall exactly what you said in the way you said it. You would be better not to even try. :)
#6. I am a published author. Before you get to excited let me tell ya what it is. In high school I won a writing contest and had two of my poems published in a book of poetry, which they said that I could buy for $50. bucks. So I don't even have the book that they are in. Oh well, someone out there does.
#7. This may not be interesting to anybody ealse, but to me the most interesting thing about myself is my two kids. They are fun and exciting. They keep me busy and make me laugh everyday. If you told me ten years ago that I would have the best time of my life on the floor in my jammies coloring in a coloring book whilst watching winny the pooh, I would have said you were crazy. But they make everything new again and that is the most interesting thing about me.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

It has been so long since I have done anything on my blog that I thought that I would give a little update. Lauren is so cute. She uses the term "last year" all the time now. If I tell her that it is time to take a bath, she tells me that she already did it last year. If I tell her to go to time out, she tells me, mommy I did it last year. It really is cute. I have to try very hard not to laugh at her. Evan finally sleeps at least six hours at a time in the middle of the night. Finally!!! He is our little line backer! He is huge. Lauren was always so small. She was in the 2% on height and weight. Evan on the other hand is in the 90% on both. The kid already weighs 13 ibms!! But we are glad that our boy is the line backer and our little girl is the pixie instead of the other way around. We are getting ready for Christmas. Just like every year, we are going to California to stay with Chad's dad. We are so looking forward to the little vacation. But other then all of that, we are just loving being a family.