Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ok, just one more post this year

 Baby got back!!  I think we have been in Milwaukee too long, Hazel is getting some serious ghetto booty!
 Hazel not only inherited mommy's booty, she also got mommy incessant thirst.  If it's not my Diet Coke (Waawaa as she calls it) it's the bath water. 
 I just love this smile.  Such a happy little guy.
 As you can imagine, I got to mop the floor after this.
 Hazel loves her new tutu skirt almost as much as she loves her Daddy.... almost.
I can't believe what a big girl she has grown into!  I love her unique personality.  One minute she can be playing in the dirt or throwing the ball with Oliver, the next she can put on a tutu and be a princess.  So well rounded, just like her booty.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Book Review 2012

It's been a great year for books!  I have been on a hot streak, seriously, just about every book I read this year was awesome!  Here are the awards.  Drum roll please....

Most unexpected awesome book of the year:  Tell the Wolves I'm Home
I hadn't heard much about this book ahead of time, all I knew was that the cover was awesome and it was about the AIDS scare back in the 80's.  As it turns out, it was less about AIDS and more about coming of age and finding love in unexpected places.  Honest and beautifully executed. 

Most disappointing book:  Shadow of Night
This was book number two in the All Souls Trilogy.  Where A Discovery of Witches was refreshing and intellectual, Shadow of Night was long (nearly 600 pages), boring, and stuffed to the brim with endless name dropping.  It felt like the author wanted to prove that she personally knew every famous person that has ever lived.  Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth, Sir Walter Raleigh etc.  I'm still planning on reading book #3 in hopes that it has some redeeming qualities to make up for this drag of a book.

Favorite Book of 2012:  The Fault in our Stars
This book was sad, sweet and real.  I read it when I was having a particularly difficult time with life and it helped lift my soul.  I am amazed that the author could find such a perfect balance between love, life and comedy in a book that is essentially about death.  Just perfect!

Most Anticipated Book for 2013:  Clockwork Princess
I am so excited for this book to come out in March!  Happy Birthday to me!  This is book 3 in the Clockwork series.  It's set in Victorian London and is the prequel to The Mortal Instruments (I have read and loved all 5).  I will be sure to give a prompt review come March!

Books of 2012:
1. Clockwork Prince
2. Crossed
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
4. The City of Lost Souls
5. The Night Circus
6. Divergent
7. A Discovery of Witches
8. Insurgent
9. Shadow of night
10. Divergent
11. Delirium
12. Pandemonium
13. Heaven is Here
14. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
15. The Evolution of Mara Dyer
16. The Fault in Our Stars
17. Reached
18. Before I Fall
19. Tell the Wolves I'm Home
20. Unearthly

Any recommendations for 2013?

Have a Merry Christmas 
We will see you all next year!
The Wisconsin Wheatleys

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Two weeks of the sniffles Wheatley style

 The last two weeks have been rough here at the Wheatley house.  The kiddos have been plagued with sniffles, boogies and coughs.  Since we haven't got out much Matt and I have had to devise creative ways to keep everyone happy.
 Have you ever had a day like this lol?
This is the box that the kids Christmas present came in, but I'm pretty sure the box was more fun anyway.
 I can't for the life of me figure out how germs get spread so easily from child to child. 
 We played homeless baby.  Hazel thought it was awesome!
I forgot to wrap her buba in a brown paper bag. Darn it!
 Notice the super ugly blanket the kids are snuggling under?  A few weeks ago I was looking at fabric on line and Hazel saw this peach flannel sheep fabric and went bonkers.  "Baaaaa!  Baaaaa!"  She kept poking the screen until I caved and ordered 1 1/2 yards of the great peach disaster.  The kids love it. 
 While Hazel was sick she ate nothing but Oranges.  Seriously, she ate 3 in one sitting!
This is what Matt like to call the iparent.
 Scary but cute.
 Hazel got an early Christmas present.  We call them her dancing boots.  She loves to wear them and every time she puts them on she does a little dance and I sing "My name is Hazel, I like to dance!" (from Yo Gaba Gaba)
 What a good daddy
This is the apron I made for Miss Hazel to go with her kitchen we got her for Christmas.  She wont wear it but hopefully she will want to when she gets a little older.  I think it's pretty darn cute.