Tuesday, October 27, 2009

old macdonald had a farm

Don't panic. I am alive.


You see, Luke is out of town for a few days which means I'm flying solo. Translation: at the end of the day, my bed is my new best friend. I'm not even kidding. Have you met my child?! He's a darling little boy about the size of your average kitchen trash can. If you haven't seen him then just listen because it's very easy to hear him seeing as how he talks non-stop.

While he runs around me in circles. With Savannah on his heels. And Wonder Pets on TV in the background.

Now do you see why I'm exhausted at the end of the day? In fact, the little guy was so eager to start our day together this morning that he woke up at 4:45. You read right. FOUR FOURTY FIVE IN THE MORNING. And not even some snuggle time in Mommy's bed could convince him to go back to sleep. He was kind enough to play with my hair, though, while we were laying there. It was a sick joke, really, because just as I was about to drift off to sleep, he'd grab a handful of hair and pull really hard. Thank you, Austin. And even though early mornings with my son really are a sweet time, this morning's debacle made me want to march myself into the nearest Walgreens and demand that they point me in the direction of the No Doze. Needless to say, I am SO looking forward to having my sister over this afternoon and welcoming my sweetie home late, late tonight.

But enough about these last few days. Let's back up a little bit so I can tell you about some of our most recent adventures. Because that's what The Keiffers are all about...Adventure. First of all, some of you might be aware that Halloween is just around the corner. And by "around the corner" what I really mean is this Saturday. It's no secret by now that Halloween is my least favorite holiday. BUT. There is one thing that I do love about it and that is picking out a super cute costume for Austin to wear. This year he was Old MacDonald. Remember? I've mentioned it before so this should come as no surprise to you. There are no words for the massive amounts of cuteness so I'll just show you a picture instead. Here he is folks...Old MacDonald and his "farm."

I told you! No words. Oh, you want to see it again? Well, ok.

Seriously, this put a smile on my face for the rest of the day. I cannot tell you how excited he was when I put his costume on him to wear for the Storybook Parade at his school. He kept calling the hat his "cowboy hat" and the pitchfork a "fork." Little did I know that getting him into his costume would be the easy part of the day. You see, it had rained...and rained...and rained...the night before; thus, causing some of the roads to flood. Most of these low water crossings exist near his school.

Cool, right?

So there we were. Trying to get Old MacDonald and his farm to school. The first road we tried was closed. No big deal. I just went a different way. Imagine my shock when it was blocked too. However, I noticed that several cars were heading down that road, so like the smart girl I am, I decided to follow. Don't worry. I wouldn't have done something like this if I wasn't 99.9% sure I could get through. As we approached the low water crossing and watched several cars smaller than mine make it through, I couldn't help but feel as if Austin wasn't Old MacDonald after all. Suddenly, he was Noah riding in an ark that strangely resembled my red Escape. Ironic, right? Seeing as how if I'd REALLY screwed things up and misjudged this route we would be needing a serious escape. Obviously, we made it through with no problems, which is a good thing seeing as how the only paddle we would've had was Austin's pitchfork. Something tells me that just wouldn't have cut the mustard.

No one was more relieved to pull into that parking lot than me. And Noah? Well, he was just thrilled to pieces to walk up to his class in all his Old MacDonald glory.

I feel like there is just so much more I could tell you, but I just got a text from Luke saying they were leaving Dallas. This means that he'll be home much sooner than I expected. SCORE! It also means that it's time to kick it into high gear and get this pigsty cleaned up so he won't think I'm completely out of control when he's gone. Because what he doesn't know can't hurt him.

Happy Wednesday, friends!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

a week in the life

Well, once again I've let too much time pass between posts. I wouldn't say that things have been crazy lately, but I would say that our days have been full. So. Here's what we've been up to.
This past weekend, Luke and I traveled up to College Station to see Britt and Jon. We left little A with my parents and I think it's safe to say that all parties had a blast. We were able to do grown up things like sleep in 'til 7 and Austin got to ride the zoo train with Gigi, Papa B, and C. Monday was spent at the grocery store and doing stuff around the house. I also may or may not have eaten a couple of slices of bread from a loaf that was getting moldy. Sick. I will say though that I didn't notice any mold on my sandwich. Still, I throw up in my mouth a little every time I think about it.
Austin and I also had a photo shoot. And by Austin and I, I mean I took pictures of Austin. It was during this precious time together that I realized girls are not the only ones with unexpected mood swings. Here's the proof.

Such a happy boy!

Still happy. Meltdown will commence in about .2 seconds

Officially not happy

Meltdown almost over

And scene.

I also snuck in a picture of Savannah. It is quite possibly the funniest picture I have ever taken of her, but I'll let you decide for yourself.

We don't believe in drugs or getting drunk in this house. Clearly, Savannah is going through her rebellious stage. Here's hoping the Holy Spirit will do a work in her life in the near future.

Ok, I'm only kidding. This is really just a picture depicting her afternoon slump. You see she spends her mornings sleeping, laying around, and venturing outside every once in a while to go to the bathroom. So I'm sure you understand that by the time the late afternoon arrives she is too tired to do much of anything. Such a rough life!

I know there's more I could tell you but the bathrooms are already dirty again, laundry is piling up, and floors need to be vaccumed and mopped. I keep hoping that one day I'll be able to take a page out of Mary Poppins book and just snap my fingers and the job will be done. So far no luck. I tell you what between her and the Proverbs 31 woman, we girls have alot to live up to.

Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

a little of this and a little of that

Ok, first of all I need to thank all of you for reading my blog. I've had a few people tell me how much they enjoy reading about our daily activities, and I've got to be honest, it always blows me away. I'm so honored that you would take time out of your day to "catch up" with us. So thanks again for being such a blessing in your compliments. I hope I can be the same to all of you. :)

Yesterday, while Austin was at MDO, I ran a plethora of errands. The first stop was Hobby Lobby- or my home away from home these days. That place is amaaaazing as Austin would say. And it was so nice to just wander down the aisles all by myself even though Austin is always good when we go there. I also ran into Home Goods while I was over that way. Can I just say something? I LOVE that place. As I walked the store I was overcome with a feeling of deep appreciation for their goods and prices. Unfortunately I didn't find what I was looking for but that's ok because I had fun just looking around.

Today we went to story time at Barnes and Noble. It was awesome except for the fact that they read some books about Halloween. I'm sure Austin was like,

What the heck is all this talk about witches, mummies and bats about?

We celebrate fall in the Keiffer house because I hate Halloween. I'm sorry to all of you people that love it. I just think all the decorations are tacky, and I can't say that I'm a fan of stuff like spells and creepy monster stuff. I prefer to stick to stories about vampires falling in love with mere mortals.

I won't judge you if you won't judge me.

However, we are having a Little People Costume Party at our house this year. And yes, you have to capitalize that because it's the very creative title for the most awesome party of the year. Austin is going to be Old MacDonald. Thank you, Michelle, for making Luke love me more by providing us with a free costume. I'll be sure to take a picture and post it on here. Just know this. It entails overalls with animals velcroed all over them.

You're welcome for that hilarious mental picture.

After lunch we headed upstairs to read Goodnight Moon. Love that book! Austin's favorite part is the cow jumping over the moon. And now I'm sitting on the couch soaking in the peace and quiet before I start some serious cleaning. Speaking of that, I better quit procrastinating so I can make some good progress before the little man wakes up.

Oh! One last thing. I promise to post some pictures soon. And by soon, I mean before October is over.

Oh I kid because I'm a kidder! :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

when i want to procrastinate this is what i do

Good morning, Blog Friends! This is going to be just a quick entry today because I need to get some soup in the crockpot and hopefully recieve a call from the husband about a lunch date. So. The topic of today's entry is blogs. Believe me when I say that not only has reading them become a pastime of mine, but I also feel that finding great blogs has become a talent. Hmmm, if only I could find a way to capitalize on this talent. And now, because I care about you, I give you a whole new set of reasons to procrastinate. Happy Reading!!
{ I totally want to be her when I grow up}
{amazing eye candy}
{fun ideas can be found here. and no, i'm not talking about the Halloween crafts. Hello, my name is Aimee. Have we met?!}
{Ok, if the name doesn't convince you to visit then frankly I don't know what will. Also, please scroll down and take a look at the fabulous shoe bling followed by her amazing fall doors. And what the heck is a horse apple? That is all.}
And for all you people that sew, check these sites out:
These websites alone have convinced me to try to learn to sew for my next trick. Hey, if my mom can make all of us matching Easter dresses, surely I can learn to make pretty things too. And just in case you were having a panic attack, those Easter dresses were worn when I was like 8. You know, right on the cusp of thinking that matching with your mom and sisters was totally uncool.
Alright. Luke just called and I've scored myself a lunch date! Yes!! Have a lovely Thursday.