Sunday, February 08, 2009

But Why?

Eden at Target today:
Eden: Can I sit there?
Mom: No, we're sitting here
Eden: But why?
Mom: Because we'll block the door there.
Eden: But why?
Mom: Because the door is right there and people need to get out
Eden: But why?
Mom: Because I said so!
Eden: But why?
Eden has definitely entered into the but why phase of life. I know that it's a normal progression but it's wearing me out. All of the sudden Mike and I are realizing that the response that our parents always gave us, "because I said so", makes a lot of sense- just not to her.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


Are we pathetic or what? (Don't answer that). I guess I should start this return to blogging with my dearest apologies for our 6 month plus hiatus from the blogging world. Three words for you- back to work! New Years resolution- blog at least once a month. I know I will look back and be glad I did (especially since the baby book isn't exactly kept current). We are good though. Busy, but good. Eden has since had another haircut and is actually on the road to a diaper less life. Our house is still for sale (anyone looking for a great house in beautiful Little Rock, AR?). Eden is a preschooler and loving every minute of it (wishing she was at Nan's school, but we get by). I am now a preschool teacher 5 days a week and still monogramming away (not near as much now that Christmas is over, but hoping that changes soon). Mike is still working at home and enjoying that.

We were able to go home for Christmas and had a great time. Eden was quite a joy this year and really "got" the whole Santa thing. On Christmas Eve Nan let her open one present and it was a Belle doll (for those of you who don't know- princesses are everything right now). She immediately started playing with her and her imagination took hold. She took her to the ball (Nan's entryway) and then got this awful look on her face. Where was Cinderella? So we took to writing Santa a last minute letter. And he came through for her. There were defiantly a lot of other gifts to be had and she was overjoyed (and a little overwhelmed). On Christmas afternoon we were able to go down and have Christmas dinner with Mike's family. It was a great blessing to all of the family that we were granted another Christmas with his Grandmother. She was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer earlier in the year and we all feel blessed to have gotten another Christmas to spend with her. Overall it was a great Christmas, even the drive wasn't all that bad!

Thank you to all of you that check the blog in spite of our lack of attention to it- we'll get better with the new year! Here's a little montage of the past 6 months or so- love to you all!