Sunday, January 24, 2010

Slacking off

So, we haven't really been using this blog the way we thought we would. Imagine that! Life with two boys, and two dogs, and all the things that life requires leaves me little time to blog. I think I may change the "format" of this blog just a bit.
We are at a stage of parenting where there are very little "firsts" left. I thought that we would be less amazed by our children by now, but with their little personalities blossoming, this is the most fun I have ever had. That being said, I am going to attempt to keep a record of the hilarious things that they say or do by blogging daily, or at least weekly.

Here's an example of what you have to look forward to:

"Momma, I like Beyonce because she is black AND blonde!"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Busy, busy, busy!

The Carlin family has been full of mini adventures recently.

Stephen and I just celebrated our five year anniversary. We spent our actual anniversary in typical parent fashion, going to open house for pre-school and getting a new battery for one of the cars. Aren't we so romantic?

The next day the grandparents took the kids so that we could have a much needed break. Let me tell you, it DOES NOT STINK to be wealthy, even for one night. We were spoiled to a luxury suite at the Grand Hyatt by a dear friend that included champagne, fruit and cheese.

I wish that I could tell you all that we went to a swanky restaurant without the kids, but we really just ate at the hotel bar. I know that it was the GREATEST burger that I have ever eaten, and possibly in the top 10 meals I have ever had. (I think I am going to have to do a blog about food soon. God, I love food.)

It was so nice to not have the Disney Channel on, or to trip over toys, or have a kid climb in bed with us, even if for one night. I was able to relax in a bubble bath TWICE and take a nap. By far the best anniversary ever!

Connor had his first day of three year old pre-school on Monday. He is going five days a week this year, and love love loves it. (So do I!!!) He is tired afterwards, but is generally better behaved after getting away from us for half the day. In true Connor style, he was fine when we dropped him off while all the other kids were crying. However, when we picked him up he cried and cried because he didn't want to come home. He has made another child cry because he talked to her too much. She wasn't quite prepared for his level of energy, and he wasn't sure what to do because she wasn't answering him. The poor girl has the seat across the table from him all year. I hope she comes out of her shell or it will be a long year for the teacher...