Thursday, January 28, 2010

Yesterday some mothers from church got together at our church to let our kids run wild in the gym. Will was so excited that he was going to church to play instead of going to primary. He kept on telling me that he was a "wittle boy" again and that he would be in nursery again. I think I will have a hard time getting him to go to Sunbeams on Sunday.

I also changed my email address. Some shoe company must have hacked into my email account and was sending emails out to people on my contact list. So, I am sorry if you've been getting junk mail from me. My new email is kimhellis@gmail.com.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010







On MLK Jr. day all the museums in Indy are free if you bring in a canned good. Two years ago Will and I went to the zoo on a frigid 20 degree day and we had a blast. There were almost no other visitors, I was able to drive my stroller without having to dodge people, and Will got to get up close to the animals. I thought it would be the same on this past Monday when we went. It was about 32 degrees and I guess those 12 degrees make a big difference in how many people visit on free day. It was packed. Maggie didn't want to be in the stroller and Will would not get out of it. I had to force him out of it, kicking and screaming so that I could get a picture to prove that we went. I don't think I will ever go to the zoo while my kids are in a stroller ever again. I have almost uncontrollable urges to ram my double stroller into whoever is in my way.


Today we went to Castleton Square mall to go mall walking. I miss the days when I had the Muncie Mall to go walking in. I was a regular during the winter. The Washington Square Mall is pretty scuzzy and I just don't have the urge to go there and mall walk. However, today I got a few laps in before the kids couldn't take it anymore. Then we went to the park they have in the food court and the kids played for almost 2 hours while I zoned out. I also compare the cuteness of my kids to the others playing. My kids were almost the cutest kids there(totally unbiased opinion) except for this gorgeous Middle Eastern boy with a mop of black hair and big brown eyes. After I dragged the kids away I resisted the temptation of mall food (this time) and we went home.















Sunday, January 17, 2010

I don't know what's happened the past couple weeks, but apparently I have not been online for most of that time because I had well over a hundred emails in my inbox (mostly junkmail) and my last post was on the 6th. Well, I put Will in front of the tv and Maggie and Tyler are headed to Muncie for the afternoon so I will have a bit of time to veg. Will went to his third week of primary today. He still asks if he can go to nursery but he doesn't throw a fit now when he doesn't get to go. I play the piano in primary and I love to watch him. Most of the time he sits there looking around, not paying attention, but I guess I can cut him some slack since he isn't even 4 yet. I thought I had gotten over being a competitive mommy, but it's obvious that I haven't. There is little boy who is just over a month older than Will and he already knows some of the Articles of Faith. I've tried to teach Will these, but if he sniffs out anything to do with church he refuses to listen or to sing along with me. I will have to be more crafty or maybe chill out a bit.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I just thought this picture of Maggie was so cute. Her hair is finally getting long enough to put in pigtails.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year everyone! We didn't do much on the last night of 2009. Tyler worked a bit more in the kitchen and the rest of the night we played with the kids. I didn't make it much past 9 and Tyler didn't even make it to midnight. We were awakened by our neighbors who were out in the street banging pie pans and making a ruckus and we muttered to ourselves what lousy neighbors we had. We are officially old grouches. That's ok, though.

Tyler goes back to work on Monday, which he is unhappy about. It's been nice to have him home so I don't have to haul both the kids around with me.