Friday, April 30, 2010

Figuring Things Out

My three year old will be four tomorrow. He has spent the last few days practicing how to put up four fingers instead of three. It's really funny watching him stick out/bite his lip, furrow his brow and concentrate so hard. Then, when he gets it, he holds out his hand to you and smiles. Love it!

Thursday, April 29, 2010


I sure am starting to be thankful I started this project. When I am having a day like I am today and can not think of a single thing to write, at least I can go back and read previous posts and almost smile.

If I have anything later I'll just come in and change this.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I love it when you say something and little kids have NO clue what you are talking about. Some new friends of Jack's gave him presents today. He said thank you then gave them a hug. When he went to hug one the other couldn't wait for his turn so it ended up one of those hugs that just about knock you over with all three of them. When I said, "Group hug!" the little girl looked at me, raised one eyebrow, cocked her head to one side and said, "What's a group hug?" It was pretty cute. It sometimes takes a second for us grown-ups to realize just how weird we sound to little kids.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


My six year old was riding his big wheel on the sidewalk. We were going under a big tree that had dropped it's seeds, you know the green fuzzy things that are about and inch long and curl a little bit? Well he had the most horrified look on his face as he crunched over these seeds. After a few seconds in which I thought he was going to barf he says, "Wow, that's a lot of dead caterpillars!"

Monday, April 26, 2010


Two 3 year olds were having a conversation. It got pretty heated. One ran up to her mom almost in tears and said, "MOM! DINOSAURS ARE MEAN AND HE SAYS THEY ARE NICE!"
The other one just calmly said, "They are nice."

Friday, April 23, 2010

My Van!

I got to spend a week driving around a 2010 Dodge Ram with a Hemi and I am soooooo excited to get my little Mazda Mini Van back. Weird right? I am just glad that I don't have to park that monster anymore.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Do you remember the first time you were aware of dreaming? Jack does. The other night he came into my room scared and told me, " I don't want anything in mine eyeballs!"
I asked, "Do you have something in your eye?"
"There's ghosts in mine eyeballs."
So I told him to climb in bed with me. I could tell he was scared and didn't want to go back to sleep so I told him that he was in Mommy's bed now and Mommy's bed is safe from all the scary things. He started to fall back asleep, but pretty soon those eyes just popped open, and again he looked up at me and said, "There's ghosts in mine eyeballs! I saw Ben 10 (a cartoon character) and he was orange and I was Superman and I smashed him!"
I couldn't resist a giggle or two and told him, "Those aren't ghosts, those are dreams."
"Yes, dreams are like movies when you sleep."
"They are?"
"Yep, dreams are fun."
He wasn't buying it and refused to go back to sleep. I decided I needed to get his mind off of things and I took him to the couch where he could watch some late night tv and I could get some sleep. I told him to go get his pillow from his bed, but he ran out of his room and told me, " I saw something (sounds more like sussing when he says it) in the window!"
I told him that he didn't, but went and got his pillow for him. He was so worried about dreaming again that he just refused to go back to sleep. The problem of him not sleeping is that to keep himself awake he kept taking to me. At about 3:15 I went to bed and told Timm it was his turn. After I finally got some sleep I realized just how cute that whole night was. He has a great imagination when he's awake, I can't even begin to imagine what his reams are like.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sweet Child

Yesterday my kids went and played in a neighbors yard. She has a big fenced in yard, a swing set, a tree perfect for climbing and two dogs. The kids all had a blast. ABout 20 minutes after they got home
Jack came up to me and said, "I need help with the door."
So I helped him outside and he walked over to the sidewalk and looked across the street at a plot full of dandelions.
He said, "I need those flowers".
I took his hand and we walked across the street. He started picking all the "big" dandelions.
As he was picking flowers he said, "I'm gonna give these to a girl."
I said, "Really? What girl?"
"The girl I just saw."
I looked around and didn't see anybody, "What girl did you just see?"
"The one with the dogs."
Then it dawned on me, he was picking flowers for our neighbor who had let him play in her yard. After he had gotten a nice handful of flowers I walked him over. He made sure to hide the flowers behind his back while he waited at the door.
It was probably the sweetest thing I have ever seen a three going on four year old do.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Look Of Relief

The look on my husbands face when his new boss told him they would start this week was priceless. That look said so much...... wow!...... I get to drive a truck every day!....... I am actually going to have time to do the things I need to do for MYSELF for once!........ I have a new boss!

I think that last one is probably the best. My husband, in just a few short days, will no longer work for the most despicable man in the city, wait, the state, nope that's not right either... the country! I'm pretty sure that's as far as I can take it. Hmm, maybe the continent.

Anyway, the point is YAY!

Monday, April 19, 2010


Five words......
Eight kids on a trampoline.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Kissy Heads

I LOVE babies! I love skinny babies, fat babies, bald babies, hairy babies, cute babies, ugly babies, I just love all babies. You know when you look at that baby with all of that hair and you just want to put bows and tiny ponytails on the top of their heads? I know that's fun, but there are very few things better than holding a baby with just an itty bitty amount of hair. Their warm little round head is just BEGGING for kisses!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


My little guy is getting so big. I'm already planning his 4th birthday, can you believe it? As he gets big he changes. All those adorable little things that kids do like always saying mine instead of my, like, "Mine elbow hurts". They are all slowly going away. I have noticed these things more and more with him so today I was tickled when he picked up two of his matchbox motorcycles and said, "I'm gonna play with mine mogorgycles." I love that word!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


When you have a long day, when you can't wait for the next day, when you crammed too much into today. No matter what the reason, sometimes you can just hear your pillow calling to you. Sometimes you hurry the kids to bed so you can get to your own. Sometimes you don't need that extra time with your husband while the kids are all in bed, you just need that extra time with your pillow..... your lovely pillow that you can just flip over when it gets too warm........ and then you just sleep. Let's make it a marathon and see if we can get 10 hours!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Sometimes rain just makes everything better. Everyone is just craving sunshine right now, but I love this season and I love the rain. It was perfect that it rained last night too. While it was raining I felt like my bad mood was justified, then this morning everything just seemed so fresh, a new day for a new mood. Also, and I know this isn't so happy sounding, but it really is a good thing.... The rain makes great cloud cover for that pesky sun when my head hurts. I guess that would be the literal silver lining right?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sesame Street

I'm having a hard time trying to find something to fill my cup today. I had a bad night, my head hurts and I just want to sleep all day. I got on the computer and checked my facebook and saw a post about Mister Rogers. Well, a friend and I have been having a friendly argument on what was better, Mister Rogers or Sesame Street? It's a no contest sort of thing for me, I mean Fred Rogers was a great man, but his show was boring! Anyway, one of the things my friend likes about Mr. Rogers is his love of jazz music. He had never even heard of Hoots so I spent the morning finding him some youtube videos of Hoots and they made me smile. I found one video in particular when Hoots was having a bad day and John Legend made him feel better. I don't know how to add a link, but I'm trying. Enjoy it.....

Friday, April 9, 2010

Taking People By Surprise

I went out with my husband last night and saw a great band from Vancouver, Canada. We had lots of fun. One of the highlights of my evening was when I went up to the bar and ordered myself a Shirley Temple (seltzer water with cherry grenadine). A particularly drunk girl sitting on a stool looked at me and said, "Did you seriously just order a Shirley Temple?" I said yes and was promptly offered a high five.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


We had a church party last night. One of the games we had for the kids was a pile of hay that they dug though to find prizes. It was pretty cute watching them get covered in hay. The really little ones didn't even realize they were digging for prizes, they just liked playing in the hay.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


My kids have been cooped up during Spring Break but still having fun. First day they had their cousins to hang out with. Yesterday and today both Andrew and Jack have had their best friends over all day. Eli also has tons of fun with Porter. Tomorrow both girls will be hanging out with their best friends. I just love watching how these little people handle friendship. They don't hold back at all. If some body is annoyed they tell them and they get over it. They also are so willing to let each other know how much they love them. The girls went out and got best friend necklaces that they bought with the money they work so hard to earn. I love the way kids are so open. I have only had a few friends I could be like that with in my adult hood besides my sisters. It's nice to watch the kids and learn all over again how to be a friend.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


It's spring break here for the kids. There is also 7 inches of snow in my back yard and the xbox isn't working. That is why we love museums so much. Especially the free ones. Sure we've seen the airplanes thousands of times, but at least they aren't at our house. We may go see some trains this week also. Yay for museums!

Friday, April 2, 2010

People Watching

Yesterday while running errands I did what I usually do and was just watching the people around me. While sitting in a waiting room I saw a woman just staring at the woman in front of her. Finally she just looked at her and said, "Where do you work?" It totally caught the other woman off guard and it was pretty funny to watch. The best part? After about five minutes of talking to each other they figured out that they are family. They knew they should be able to place each other, but just couldn't quite get there. I had a pretty hard time not giggling at them.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mountain Dew

I have a headache. My brain is trying to explode out of my head. All I can do to be ok right now is to look at my cup of Mountain Dew sitting next to my bottle of Excedrin Migraine and know that it will pass. I just hope it's sooner than later.