Sunday, November 30, 2008

Snow day!

It's snowing like crazy outside right now, though the kids can't be bothered to look outside...why? Because the Christmas tree is standing in the living room of course! Geo is at work and the kids and I decided to bring the tree downstairs and get it looking more like a tree than a crunched up mess of branches. So luck ha ha. Gabe and SarahAnne, however, are having a blast hanging various things off of the tree branches. We have a full sized Kermit the frog, a baseball, and a penguin balancing precariously off of the branches so far. Goofy kids.

We've all become *slightly* obsessed with Andrea Bocelli as of late. I just downloaded his Christmas album. If you've never heard Bocelli singing "Silent Night" or "Ave Maria" you do NOT know what you are missing. His voice is beautifully suited for this kind of music. (I'm actually inclined to think that his voice is beautifully suited for pretty much any kind of music, except perhaps, gangsta rap or maybe headbanging metal, but I digress ha ha)

We've been listening to Christmas music for the last few days. In our five disc player are the following discs "Winter Song" by Sarah McLachlan, "Noel" by Josh Groban, two Trans Siberian Orchestra discs, and a mix of classical Christmas songs sung by contemporary artists. It's really a nice mix of old and new music and a couple of different styles to keep everyone happy ;) Next to be added into the collection is "The Nutcracker" Gabriel, much like a certain someone I once knew, loves the Russian dance scene/song. I actually think that's one of my favorite parts as well...and will share it with all of you. For those on dial up, you probably won't be able to see the video, I do apologize!

Back to the laundry pile and silly children hanging things off of Christmas trees!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Party is over :D

We had a wonderful weekend with family visiting and eating cake...he he, isn't that what birthday parties are all about?!?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


The past few days we've had snow flurries...and as a result, we've had very happy children. Gabe keeps insisting that we are going to make snow angels or snow men, unfortunately for him, the dusting of snow that stuck isn't enough to make a snowball, let alone a snow man! I do have to say though, that the snow falling and our Christmas lights twinkling did make for a pretty picture ;)

This weekend we are having a birthday party for George. We have many family and friends coming to have dinner with us and celebrate Geo being around for another year ;) Tori is coming down on Thursday, which has Gabe excited beyond words, and we are hoping JD and Katie will be able to make it as well. Even if they don't, it'll be a fun filled night for all of us.

We've embarked on something that every parent dreads...potty training. *shudder* SarahAnne, God bless her, loves the "bob" (her word for the toilet, she has a spongebob squarepants potty seat and refers to any toilet as bob) and will happily tinkle every five minutes. However, she's just as happy to tinkle on her brother's bed, the living room carpet, or the stairs going to our bedroom. *sigh* It's like having a puppy in the house! Slowly but surely she is telling us WHEN she has to go, it's just a matter of her getting to the potty in time...

I'll leave you all with a few new pictures of the kiddos...

Monday, November 17, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

The "not nice" police

The captain of the "not nice" police resides in the Witkowski household. Yep, that's right, the smallest, blondest member of our family is the captain. She is very quick to tell you if you are NOT NICE or if something is NOT NICE. In fact, she's even started telling you when other people are NOT NICE. Case in point: Last week, Gabriel, Geo, and Captain NN were upstairs goofing around. Dad was apparently tossing a stuffed animal in the air and it was irritating Gabe...SarahAnne proceeded to tell daddy he was "not nice" and came downstairs to tell ME all about it. "daddy not nice. daddy NOT NICE, momma" and pointed upstairs toward the now not nice daddy. Not nice people, beware, Captain Bits is on patrol and WILL tell you when you are "not nice" :D

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A real update :D

Now that things are settling down here, I can make a real update post.

Things are going well here, Gabe and SarahAnne are both adjusting really well to their new surroundings. George remarked yesterday that the kids both seem more relaxed and happy here, which I'd have to agree with. We have more room and a huge yard to play in. There is a library across the street that we've been to a few times now, a playground across the street that we've gone to everyday we've lived here, and it's quiet here. I think that makes the biggest difference. It's quiet and dark at night, other than the freight trains that come through town every 25 minutes or so, but honestly, we don't even hear the trains anymore. I know that might sound silly, but it's true, we don't hear the trains when they come through, it's just part of the background noise like traffic was at our apartment.

We're trying to get used to everyone being so friendly and "neighborly" here. People will stop on the street to introduce themselves and tell you where they live. The neighbor across the street has a dog named Jake that Gabe and Bits have adopted as their own. The neighbor lets them come across the street and play with him whenever she is outside with the dog. I guess we are going to have to get them a pet of their own so that our neighbor can enjoy hers!

I'm glad we made the decision to move out here, a lot of people were really skeptical of it at first, and I'm sure they still are, but I am confident in our decision to move here; the proof, as they say, is in the pudding. Happier children and a more relaxed can that be a bad thing??

Hope you are all doing well...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Crisp fall days

When I get to Heaven, I hope it's a crisp fall day. That's MY idea of Heaven...and apparently Gabe and Bitsy's as well!


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