Monday, March 15, 2010

We celebrated daylight savings time by getting a large-number alarm clock since we keep the clock on the other side of the room. It is so bright that it burns through our eyelids and keeps us from falling asleep. So we put it under Tyler's pile of clothes on the floor and use our cellphones to see the time. Kind of pointless, don't you think? The upside to this is that I keep track of my cell phone more since I often misplace it for days on end.

I love spring daylight savings time since it makes the kids sleep in past 7, although they go to bed at 9 now. Yesterday I had to give them Cheerios in the car on our way to church since they slept until 6:40. They are rarely hungry when they wake up, so they won't eat right away.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Last week on Will's birthday, we made a trip to the Children's Museum.
Will seems to like his new bike...he makes it about 10 feet before he decides it's too hard to pedal.
The kids had their checkups last week. Will has been saying that the doctor hit and kicked him and that he doesn't like going there. She was just checking his knee reflexes, by the way. Will was a whopping 31 lbs and 39 inches and I went out and bought him a booster seat to replace his big honking car seat. Maggie was 23 lbs and has a head in the 75th percentile, height in the 25, and weight in the 10th percentile, so I'm hoping her body catches up to her head soon.
I also went to the doctor last week and have joined the throngs of people who take sleep aids. I wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep, so the doc gave a scrip for Ambien. I have a resolution to only take it 2 times a week so I don't get addicted. It only seems to work for about 4 hours and then I am awake again. What I really want is something to knock me out for a full 10 hours, so I don't have to listen to the snoring and screaming of my family and radiators hissing in the night.