Thursday, May 28, 2009

What The Freak?

Warning-TMI Post about poop...turn around now.


I' have just been reminded that my daughter and I are definitely still on the same poop schedule. While doing my bizness upstairs she decided to take her dipe off downstairs. I come downstairs, after I dropped the other kids off at the pool, and I see my dear daughter is naked on the couch-I also smell poop. I go to the kitchen to see if she made a deposit in the potty and Yay she did! I walk in and say, "yay babe you did it again, great job!" But she then points to her baby brother on the floor who has just stuck his little index finger in another smaller pile. I reach him just after he sticks it in the pie hole. LITTLE DUDE WTF! Poop-1, Momma-0. I have nothing else to say.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wardrobe Wednesday


Okay my WW is kind of pathetic but I guess internally I think of it as "Whatever Wednesday." Meaning I can post a pic of whatever cause today is the day for that. But I guess that doesn't stop me from posting pics any other day. I think I should regroup and follow the rules huh? Perhaps...I'll think about it!

If you are interested in participating click on the WW button on the right side of my blog and it will take you to The Heathen Family Revival blog, our fierce (to quote Tyra Banks) Wardrobe Wednesday originator. (I almost said fantastic instead of fierce, which is equally true, but I felt that just was not a cool enough word you know?)

Here is my Wardrobe Wednesday-but-not-really-so-much-of-a-wardrobe-picture-but-cute-nonetheless-Wardrobe Wednesday picture.

Buy a Bracelet For Ezra?


Amy from Swag Studio and Erin from Pour Some Sugar On Me are attempting to raise some funds for this little guy, Ezra. He was just diagnosed with Leukemia and will have to receive chemo for the next three years. I just wrote a post about him HERE. The ladies are selling bracelets for $5 and all the proceeds will go to a fund for Ezra. Thanks again dear readers!

Here's the LINK if you are interested!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Help A Momma Out?

Beth over at Manic Mother just found out 2 days ago that her youngest son has cancer, devastating. Some maintenance needs done in their house to insure that the home stays incredibly clean. But her hubby is only employed part time b/c of a full time committment to school and Beth stays home with her babes. They don't have any extra money to do the required maintenance. Can you help in some way? She mentions on her blog that she would be grateful for just $1. Please consider if you can contribute..anything even a tiny amount. She has a donation button via paypal on her blog if you decide to support her in this way. Thanks friends!

What The Freak?

Second born stole my glasses while I was sleeping and doesn't know where she put them. The huz and I have looked and looked...ugg.


UPDATE: Found the glasses after 36 hours of looking and a close call with double conjunctivitis, yay for contacts and allergies! Blah!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Big Kids

I told my sister that I would take care of her boys while she is at school this summer. That means I'll have them from 8ish in the morning until 2ish in the afternoon monday thru friday. I know too that sometimes, at least once a week, they'll stay for dinner and also stay the night.

I have a mixture of feelings going on in my brain. I'm happy to provide a safe and consistent environment for them but I'm scared because of the committment to provide for two more children. I think logically and logistically it will be fine but emotionally I know it will be a challenge for me.

Some things I thought we'd do are COSI, the Zoo and go to a pool I recently got a membership for. Does anyone have any other ideas? We do crafts, gardening and bake sometimes, the boys can help with those things but what else?

I cannot believe it's almost summer...crazy!

I pick up the boys today so they can hangout with us and have dinner with us. I hope they can over time see our house as a place to chill out or to relax, I want to provide that for them.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Super N Silliness

video

You don't have to watch the whole video but the first minute is a riot! Don't mind the mess we were getting ready to put our house on the market so things were everywhere. Oh and I have no idea what she said after she whacked herself.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I Must Say...


If you choose to purchase a margarita at Chipotle when you've had a rough day with 3 kids 4 and under, not naming names here, and less than 6 hours of sleep...Don't then go grocery shopping at Whole Foods where you are likely to spend $345 on groceries...not a good idea. I'm just saying. If you choose to walk the margarita road...go home afterwards. I'm just saying...Those margaritas are powerful little buggers I hear.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mother's Day Gift


My 13 month old took his first steps on Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tidbits


From My 4 year old.

W: Should I call you Momma or Mommy?
Momma: You can call me both.


W: Momma do chocolate chips grow in the dirt?
Momma: No (I then go on to explain where chocolate comes from.)
W: Ohhh


Last night over dinner.
W: What's this daddy?
Daddy: It's spinach.
W: I don't want it.
Daddy: But mommy grows it in the garden.
W: Mommy didn't grow this in the garden she got this from the store.
Daddy: Yes but she's growing the same thing in the garden and we'll eat it soon.
W: OH (He seems happy with this answer and thus eats his spinach.)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

13 Months Old




He's not ready to walk just yet but he has some mad crawling skillz.



Saturday, May 09, 2009

Fish Craft


We opted not to stuff the fish and instead just decorate them. I need to get some larger than normal craft paper so we can make large fish and then stuff those another day. Super N opted out of the craft for a nap...come again? Yep my 2 year old apparently needed a nap.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Clothesline Challenge



I joined the Clothesline Challenge over at Gift of Green. I'm shooting for the advanced level, industrious of me perhaps but I like a good challenge. I'll post an update weekly so ya'll know how I'm doing. Head over to Gift of Green if you'd like to participate.

I managed to get a load out today and hope to get one more out. Come join us and be all eco friendly and stuff!




Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Wardrobe Wednesday

new glasses


**if you would like to participate in wardrobe wednesday, click on the pic on the right side of my blog.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Melancholy Moments and The Beach

As some of you know my house was in contract to be sold and we were in contract to buy a house this past winter and then a mistake was made and it all came unraveled. I drove past the house today. The house we paid for an appraisal and inspection for. The one I drove past almost every other day for a couple of months trying to map out different routes to all the places we frequent weekly. Painful. There was furniture neatly arranged on the porch, evidence that someone else has now named it home. I know it's been 4 months but I'm still having a difficult time. We are unmoving, unpacking and trying to get back to normal but it is still difficult.

I'm really trying to be grateful for what I have but I'm still really bummed and each time I unpack a box it's a painful reality of the whole stinky house process we went through. I really want to feel better about all of this. Why can't I feel better?

I feel like I should apologize for being so down about this. And I feel like I should just move on. Believe me I'm really trying to move on I just don't know how to.

On a more positive note though. My parents asked me today if me and my family would like to go to the beach with them this summer, I'm so grateful. I called the huz at work and he was okay with it so I started to look online for beach house rentals. We first discussed going to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, cause I love it there. But we then thought of Virginia Beach and ultimately came to the conclusion that we were going to rent a big ol' 12 passenger van and drive to Pensacola, Florida. Crazy! But yes we are going to Florida in August! Very, very exciting.

As kids we lived in Pensacola, Florida for a time when my dad was in the Navy. I have not been there since I was a young babe. I'm very excited to go and rest on the beach, go fishing and just watch my babes have fun in the sun with their grandparents and my nephews, who will be going as well. Can't wait!

What To Do, What To Do...

Went away from friday to Saturday night...very good. Got to reflect on myself, my life, my marriage, my kids...I feel more clear minded.

This week will be another week of getting the house under control. We are unmoving and it's still overwhelming. I'm trying to just focus on a bit at a time so as to not get overwhelmed to the extent that I just stop and cry and then retreat to my bed, when the huz comes home, or store it all internally and panic then yell at my babes. Does any of this makes sense?

To do list for just today.

Do as many loads of dishes as I can possibly stomach.

Vacuum the pretzel hell off my floor.

Shove loads of clothes into big black non eco friendly trash bags to get ready for a "clean start" laundry mat run.

Breathe. Art with kids- stuffed, colorful, BIG paper fishies. Something like this. Pics later.

Have a great week everyone!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Art



Clothesline Challenge


This week so far I have done 7 loads of laundry and dried 6 of them on the clothesline. The load that went into the dryer, it was night time and I didn't want the clothes to sour so in the dryer they went. I am really enjoying hanging clothes on the line to dry. I hate laundry-HATE. And for some reason doing laundry this way is somewhat enjoyable for me. I hang it, fold it as it comes down and then I want to put it away. I don't understand but I'll take it. This way of life sure beats the endless piles of dirty laundry that overwhelm me sitting next to the endless piles of clean laundry that too overwhelm me.