Friday, December 12, 2008

News Flash!

We interrupt your regularly UN-scheduled blog posts, to bring you this one, sponsored by Our Three Wild Ones. Yes, folks, sit back, this is Kristie's favorite sister-in-law Andria (or I'm in the top 2, at least!) guest-posting on her blog.

Kristie has been feeling a bit, um, behind on her blog. She misses it. And, honestly, she could really use the therapy it provides! With computer issues and having actual work to do (while at work), her blogging time is limited. Of course, there's also soccer games to attend and, um, those terrific almost-three-year olds that keep her occupied. So, I'm not here to help her out in any way....NOOO.... just to keep any readers from having to wait 3 weeks for another post to appear! Go figure, Kristie sneaks in a post tonight!

I thought I'd post a few pictures of the Party of Six girls that were recently taken, as well as update you all on my beautiful nieces:

Peyton (aka Perrica) is a shoe-lovin', busy little girl with curls and full of energy. She will attack her baby cousin with juicy kisses whenever given the opportunity - usually after being dismissed from the eyes of daycare. Constantly patting his head and making sure his binkie is nearby, Peyton makes sure that her Devin is content. Peyton is a talker! When silence is present, it's usually Peyton that breaks it. She's got a LOT to say. I'm not sure how much she tattles on her own sister, but I sure hear about what Donovan did or didn't do most of the time. She keeps me informed... and everyone else too!

Sydney (aka Monkey) is a raspy voiced, silky haired Diva. She prefers to soak in the knowledge, instead of tell it, like her sister. She, too, loves her Devin - which often is labeled "MY Devin". We tend to have a custody battle when I come to get him from Grandma's after daycare. Sydney loves Chapstick and lap-cuddles with her mom. Sydney loves candy. Gummy worms and M&M's are her favorite. She certainly has her Papa trained.

Shampoo hair commercials are her calling - after she figures out not to chew it. Her hands are in her hair a lot, usually moving it away from her face. And a beautiful face she has.

I am loving the closeness these girls have with my son, Donovan. Often mistaken for triplets but only 6 months apart in age, this trio has formed a special bond that I hope will grow with them as they get older.

Bianca (aka B, Bonka, Flaca, B-girl) is our first niece. This girl is a dream! She loves to read, is very inquisitive, an honor roll student and the BEST big sister. Bianca has the ability to take a flock of kids under her wing and manages to keep them occupied enough to allow the grown-ups to take a break of their own. The kids love her to bits.

Bianca recently decided to make a trip to the E.R. for herself a few weeks ago. Blood spouts, stitch-refusal and a little glue later, her cut to her thumb hasn't slowed her down any. (I'm sure there's a blog post in the works on this! I wonder if I just spoiled it?) Bianca continues to love her soccer and lately, volleyball and stays very active. She's got her parents genes, that's for sure!

As Grandma's Guest for our Christmas trip to Orlando, I'm looking forward to some girl-time and joining Bianca and her quest to get an autograph from a Prince or two while at Disneyworld. She's game for anything (usually). I guarantee we might get a little nutty at that happy place.

A little tease for what might be an upcoming post:

I think my welcome here is up. My trio is still awake! I'll probably regret something I wanted to mention in this post later, oh well. Perhaps if Kristie doesn't change the password on me, I can hack into her blog more often... whatever shall I blog about? tee hee!

Congrats Kristie on passing your exam and getting your promotion. What a gift that is!


  1. Hey thanks for the news flash. it got me all teary eyed.... I'm lookin forward to a few more of your visits.

    so did you see me sneak out? My nose is running still.

  2. LOL your guys are too cute! That was a treat, Because yes, Ms. Kristie has been way behind on some bloggin. I myself feel like I am in a blogger rut...