Monday, December 29, 2008
Boy, it sure is not fun. The two boys had the courtesy of coordinating their efforts by puking at the same time, They finally settled down to go to sleep around 3:00am. Good times. Good times.
Anyway, Big Mare was great when we were sick with the stomach flu. We always had 7up for our tummy, crackers and soup. Big Mare would set us up on the couch w/ a puke bowl, blankets and the TV. Most times she would lay with us which was a comfort to us and it also gave her a little extra sleep. Anyone that knows Big Mare--understands that she loves her sleep. And yes--all 4 of her daughters take after her. (From what I understand, this is a family trait on the Bossinger side:)
When we were sick w/ a cold, Vicks was the cure all. She would slather it on nice and thick.
'Rub Vicks on your chest, under your nose, etc. It will make you feel better and help you breathe."
OH-- and I can't forget the Caladryl Lotion. Ya know--the thick, minty smelling, pink stuff that was used when you got the chicken pox to stop the itching. It was a common remedy for any type of itch in our house--any!
Going to the doctor was always fun. Good ole Dr. Tanrikalu at the Whiting Clinic. If we were lucky enough to be sick enough and go, we would get McDonald's afterwards and sometimes coloring books and crayons.
I sure don't know how Mare did it w/ 4 sick kids at a time. Perhaps it was the age difference from the older two and the younger two but I give her "props" for doing it.
Thanks mom for taking good care of us. I hope I could be just as good w/ my kids.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
‘Twas the night before Christmas at 936 Spruce Drive.
Big Mare’s daughters were excited and felt so alive.
The kitchen was packed full of good stuff to eat,
Turkey, Ham, and of course something sweet.
On weekdays the cupboard was stocked very full,
Cupcakes and Ho Ho’s, Ding Dongs and Swiss Rolls.
For holidays we would bake dozen of treats,
To take to Grandmas --to enjoy and to eat.
The Cookies wrapped in foil-- made a big twinkle,
Peanut butter, chocolate chip and Mare’s famous Crinkles.
It was time to go,--out the back door we went,
To fill the blue Ford Escort –the one with a dent.
Then all of a sudden, arouse such a crash,
We saw Big Mare’s arms--- fly up in a flash.
We looked down to see and made a big gasp,
Only to find Big Mare had fallen on her ass.
She looked up perturbed, as if woken out of bed,
“GET THE DAMN COOKIES”, was all that she said.
We wanted to ask if all was OK,
But if we didn’t save the cookies ---Oh the price we would pay.
Go Ree Ree, Go Leenie, Go Megzy and CoCo,
Pick up the cookies or we’re stuck with just Ho Ho’s.
Big Mare lay like a tick ready to pop,
Pointing her finger—“Be sure to get every last drop.”
We scattered and scurried to pick up the crumbs,
Frost bitten and cold with bleeding knuckles and thumbs.
The last cookie we salvaged from winters cold frost,
Our attention turn to Mare, who looked very lost.
We laughed at her hysterically to get her upright,
She glared and responded, “Kiss my ass you bitches-stay home tonight.”
Monday, December 22, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Well...I don't have baby wipes in the bathroom and Aaron was sleeping so I know she didn't get one from his bedroom. I ran upstairs and yep--she wiped her little bottom with..
Apparently, she loves Clorox wipes as much as I do except she uses hers in a personal way. Needless to say, she received an early bath but never complained of any burning or issues down below.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Each year, at Christmas Time, my 3 sisters, mom and I try to go shopping together and then out to dinner. This years shopping took us for a little visit to the hotel where my Uncle Larry and cousin Sean were staying. We decided to surprise them, knock on their door, cover the peep hole, and proceeded to sing Deck the Halls just like they do in The Christmas Story---FARR LA LAARR. Anyway, we arranged to meet Sean for dinner after our shopping at Olive Garden.
We somehow got on the subject of smoking, (probably talking about the last Mare-ism). We were discussing how smokey it can get in restuarants and how most places do not even allow it anymore. In true Big Mare fashion--a big light bulb went off above her head. She perched herself on the edge of her , back straight as a board and put her hands in the air making a box shape and said:
"I just don't know why, with all the spacemen flying up into space, and all that space up in space, why those NASAWWW (NASA -but Mare pronounces is w/ the AWW at the end)-why those NASAWWW people cannot just find an invention to just suck this smoke right up into space."
We stared at her, looked at each other and burst out laughing---hysterically laughing. Our cousin Sean was politely trying not to laugh but how could one not.
Again, in true Mare fashion, she started rocking back and forth--back still straight--chuckled w/ us, ran her fingers thru her hair and scurried out to have a cigarette. I believe she may have called us a bunch of profane names before she walked out but I couldn't quite hear her. I'm surprised we didn't get kicked out of Olive Garden for being so loud.
We are so blessed that Big Mare has a sense of humor and does not hold grudges. I found out that she has read the Mare-isms and said, "Ya--I guess they are sort of funny."
Monday, December 8, 2008
My sisters and I have always gotten on her case about smoking. In fact, one of my greatests visions of Big Mare, is sitting at the kitchen table, head lowered with her thumb holding up her forehead with her lit cigarette between her fingers. All the while, with her other hand, grasping her luke warm cup of coffee made w/ a half of cup of milk and 3 full tablespoons of sugar. Or, "occassionally", (def of "occassionally: 3/4 of the time), Mare would also try to wedge the phone between her opposite ear and shoulder, telephone cord stretching as far as it could go because sitting right by the phone was out of the question. Lastly, out of a nervous habit, she would shake her legs, later to be known as restless leg syndrome, so the entire table would rattle. Oh what a site to behold. Multi tasking at its greatest. I guess that's who I get it from.
I often wondered as a child and even question now : How the hell did she never set her hair on fire? Who the heck could spend so much time on the phone? (I realized the answer to this just in the last few years.) What or who does the word "typical" refer to? How the heck could somone smoke so much without even a breath of fresh air in between?
When the latter and similar questions about her smoking has been asked of Big Mare, the responses were:
"I don't puff them all. I let them burn and put them out."
"My cough is not from smoking, it's from the radiation from the whooping cough as a child."
"They never told us smoking was bad when pregnant." (Hence the low birth weight of us all.)
"Smoking was never as bad 20 years ago, now they are more addictive."
"Everyone that smokes has Emphsema."
"Second hand smoke doesn't cause cancer, it's just an old wives tale."
Cough Cough Cough, Hack Hack Hack, Puff Puff Puff "I think (Puff) I have pneumonia (Puff)."
"I cut down to 2 packs a day."
"Hey, if you go to the store, pick me up a pack of cigarettes." Me: "You just got a pack this morning?" Mom: "It for tomorrow."
Ok-so maybe this sounds a little mean, but maybe it's the motivation she needs to get on track to a non smoking life style. I want Big Mare to be around for a long time for my own selfish reasons. I want her to watch my kids graduate high school, college and get married.
SO GET ON IT MARE! START LIVING A SMOKE FREE LIFE!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Guess I'm just blowing smoke (ha ha) but I paid good money for these items and am sad that they are stinky. :(
UPDATE: The USPS DID call me back. Funny---the guy said that no--he our temporary carrier doesn't smoke cigarette's, he smokes cigars. YUCK. He is not allowed to smoke in the truck and only on breaks and lunch.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Our mother is a ...umm...cough cough...hmm hmmm.. a little different. I'm not sure if it due to growing up the only girl w/ 4 other boys but she is definately a little strange. She loves the comfort of her own home and her lounge clothes. So it is not uncommon to go for a visit and she is wear pajama bottoms, hoodie w/ the hood on, and a robe all at the same time. INSIDE the house. We are not sure what fashion magazine or show she saw this ensemble on, but I, and my sisters do not take on her fashion sense.
Don't get me wrong, we love our mother. She was great to us growing up, made dinner everyday an did what she could for us. But boy....did she, and still does, come up w/ some doozies. Perhaps it is the cigarettes that have burned off a few cells in her brain, --not sure --but here are a few that might seem "typical" from mother and others that will make you scratch your head...
'I'll give you something to cry about.' (However, she would be chasing us around the house, not once catching us as we laughed and ran into our rooms. She was so tired from chasing us that she never made it up the stairs to finish the task.) Now, I know what you are all saying. My parents said this too but did yours follow up w/ "You better not let me catch you, 'cause if I start beating, I'll never stop." Like I said, not once, were we caught, nor do I think it was her intention to beat us but to just scare the heck out of us.
"I once knew a kid...." ( She has and still uses this line whenever she can. She will finish it with comments such as... " who choked on a superball" or "who died, walking up hill both ways to school w/out any shoes on" or something really outlandish about a kid dying.)
One of the latest and greatest is regarding my little nephew Mason. He was running a fever yesterday and she said "Maybe he has a fever cause he ate too much"... HUH? What the HECK???
Where does she get this stuff? More to come in the future... Stay tuned.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I wrote a letter of course:) I never thought we would have been stalked by the beef lady.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Dan's friend and kids are coming over tonight and Dan said he would pick up dinner. Since he has a Doctor appt after work, he will be in the Highland area. Here is how the conversation went..
D: How 'bout I pick up a bucket of chicken.
K: Where the heck are you gonna get a BUCKET of chicken?
D: I don-no, maybe Browns?
K:-(Thinking, not really saying DO THEY REALLY STILL MAKE BUCKETS OF CHICKEN???) so I said--I really don't want a BUCKET of chicken for dinner. How about Buffalouies. I don't want fried chicken in a BUCKET.
D: I already talked to Kyle and told him we are going to get a BUCKET of chicken.
K: FINE! Get your BUCKET of chicken and me and the kids will eat something else.
D: FINE! CLICK--and I hung up.
I immediatly started laughing hysterically wondering who the hell gets in a fight over a BUCKET 'O Chicken??? So I called him back laughing.
D: So what do you want for dinner if you don't want a BUCKET of Chicken.
D: But you said you didn't want chicken.
K: I said I didn't want a BUCKET of chicken.
So again, we started arguing about the BUCKET of chicken again.
Is it me or is it just wrong to put chicken in a BUCKET? It just does not sound appetizing to me. I guess it's because I get DEATHLY ill when I eat KFC. This was the most ridiculous fight we have ever had and most humerous. It makes me laugh everytime I think about it. Has anyone else had a ridulous fight like this?
Monday, November 10, 2008
Please let me know what you suggest.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Yes.. for those that don't know, we have a dog name Sydney. She is old as you can see. She also has horrible gas and apparently it's explosive..... HA.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Aaron actual was very good too. He sat in his stroller eating teddy grahams and actually got his teeth looked at. I was concerned that all his molars weren't in and his eye teeth aren't in yet.
But all is normal and the kids got a trip to the treasure chest and received a new tooth brush.
I was so happy with them that I bought them chocolate shake from McDonalds.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
She loves to brush her teeth so maybe it won't be so bad. I've also planned to 'play' dentist later today so she is familiar with what will happen.
Ohh-- and I've also signed her up for preschool 2 days a week starting in 2 weeks. Hopefully she will stay healthy we won't have any flair ups of her past breathing problems. She's been off her meds for about a year now. YEAH.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Although I do not claim to be the best mother. I do TRY to be the best I can be, which, as you mom's know can be tough.
I am proud that I am raising them to have faith. I am proud that if they need to go to the doctor I can take them. (This includes the shrink in about 5 years when his parents are sort of nuts, just kidding, uuuuhhhh hopefully.)
I am proud that they mind their manners (for the most part).I am proud to buy them clothes at Walmart and Target. (We did not have a lot of money growing so we did buy our clothes at such places and we were taught not to be ashamed of it.) Hey--remember Venture? IT ROCKED.
I'm proud that my child will never go to school saying that a Presidental candidate is a baby killer.
I'm proud that some of my kids best friends will be their cousins. (Oh, I've been informed by Aidan that Olivia and Brandon his cousins also:)
I so happy to have my sisters and good friends to help me thru my parenting when I need it. Thanks guys.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
It now will ring a whole 5 times until the answering machine picks up....I think...I hope it worked.
PS: WARNING: I'm very crabby today...Just ask Megzy. It was a LOOOOOOONNNNNGGGGG night w/ the kids.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
-Climb on the kitchen counter, table and anything else that stands taller than 4ft?
-Climb into and now out of his bed?
-Be a very very picky eater?
-Poop 4 times a day?
-Scream out the door as if he is calling his best friend over?
-Hate wearing shoes and sock?
I can't remember how the other 2 were but I know they weren't as daring and fearless as Aaron! HELP--what will he be like in 2 years???
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
-When you get slobbery open mouth kisses from your 1 year old.
-When your 3 year old asks you..."Mommy, are you happy?" (Totally took me by surprise.)
-When your hubby asks if you want a massage after a grueling work out.
-When yours sitting among 3 kids that are fighting to hug you.
-When you pray to God for help with something and He comes through for you.
Monday, September 22, 2008
We took Abbey to the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique and she got her hair done and nails done. She didn't want makeup but she looked so cute and after it was done, she was really happy. They sent her home w/ a bag full of goodies and mommy even bought her a new night gown which she has worn almost everyday since.
I promised Aidan that we would buy him a new halloween costume and after 3 rides on Star Wars, he decided he wanted to be Darth Vader. We bought tickets to Mickeys Not so Scary Halloween Party and it was definately worth the money. The kids dressed up and they were able to get goodie bags of candy. They had special firewords and parade and NO lines at ANY ride. We were able to go on rides over and over. Aaron's costume was too hot so I included a few other pics that are my favorite.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
1. Preparing for the Bowl a thon for my nephew Mason. Which means running at least 3 places a day.
3. Preparing for our vacation to Disney. We are leaving on Sunday Morning. Yep---not even 24 hours after the bowl a thon.
4.Running to Ree Ree's house to help her out while she takes Matt Matt for stiches.
5. Running to the Doctor for Abbey because she was eaten alive by Mosquitos and now her eye is half way swollen shut.
Busy busy busy is my excuse. I didn't even notice the big orange light that was on until I started sputtering past the stop sign...Go Figure :)
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Do you get irritated at the people that shove their party down your throat and look down at you because you are one or the other? I do.
Do you vote because McCain simply is a Republican?
Do you vote because Obama simply is a Democrat?
Are you going to judge the candiate by the changes they want to make or the policies they are going to keep?
If you watched the Democratic Convention and are swayed to vote for Obama, are you going to watch McCain's speech next week as well?
I did watch the Obama speech the other night and will watch McCain this coming week.
If I had to vote right now, it would be Obama. Change really is needed and McCain will have to convince me that he is the guy to do it.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
It has nothing to do with nakedness.
It's how Abbey says: Kitty Cat.
Dan recently went to Arizona for work and brought back a stuffed cat for Abbey, a webkinz for Aidan and a football for Aaron. In addition to a TShirt for himself and a hat. Me...nothing. I feel so left out:(
Not really but isn't it funny how priorities change as you get older?
--How birthdays no longer want to be celebrated the older you are.
--How Christmas presents no longer are a priority for you but love to watch what you got other people.
--How the best thing to do on a Saturday night is to go see a friends new baby and be totally excited about it. CONGRATULATIONS SHAWNIE AND BRIAN ON YOUR NEW ADDITION JACK ANTHONY!
--How sitting at home just chilling out is so nice.
--How once, your clean and organized home, is now sprawled with toys everywhere and cleaning is not such a priority when friends are coming over.
--How you wouldn't be caught dead watching the daytime "Judge" shows but actually love watching Judge Judy. (Ok, Ok...maybe just me.)
By the way....while I am on the subject....when she retires, I gonna take over. I could be her daughter. I love her and I love that she can say what she wants and get away with it.
That is what I want to be when I grow up....How about you?
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Aaron decided to throw, no..not drop, throw a can of Hormel chili on my foot. Needless to say, I cried for 10 min straight holding on for dear life to the kitchen sink. I really cried...tears and all. Aaron was so scared from my bellowing that he, too, cried with me. The little stinker, after I sat down with a bag of corn on my foot, tried to go back to the lazy susan to get more amo to throw.
After I bribed Aidan to take him in the family room with him. Aidan starts yelling that Abbey has a screw driver and she is going to poke Aaron in the butt with it. With all the energy I had, I ran down to get it and yelled at Abbey like I never had before. I feel really bad cause it made her cry.
After about 10 minutes Aaron made is way up stairs and I was cuddling w/ him and CHOMP--he bit me in the shoulder so I started crying again. (I think since my foot was still throbbing.) Needless to say he took an early nap.
I had my mind set on going shopping so I wedged my fat swollen foot into a flip flop and took the kids to Old Navy after lunch. Took them to the park and picked up DQ.
The end to the day was not bad. I cooked meatloaf for dinner and had Ree Ree, Megzy, and Shawnie over. We ate pie and homemade choc chip zucchini bread that I made yesterday for dessert. Sorry if I was so crabby girls.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
-How to make car noises when he plays with matchbox cars.
-Where the real fun is when changing his diaper.
-How to pull down my shirt to expose me for all to see.
-Have selective hearing.
-Know that a ball is one of the most important things in the world.
Only 6 more days until the big day. I can't believe I was big and fat this time last year.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
-saying --I'll give you something to cry about.
-saying--If you say that again, I will give you soap.
-saying--You have to wait until your food digests before you go back in the pool. (I now have found the real reason for this. We, adults, are too lazy after we eat to get our butts up and watch the kids in the pool.)
-Watching the news. I find myself looking forward to watching the news. Disgusting--I'm getting old.
-Kicking my kids off a TV so I can watch my own show.
-Kicking my kids off their video game so I can play.
-Driving a minivan.
-Listening to the oldies--yep-- songs from the 80's and 90's.
-saying--Let me go pick some money off the money tree out back.
What about you?
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
THANK YOU LORD! YOU ARE GREAT!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Yep--mine was... I better back up all my digit photos before I forget because if my PC crashes then I will loose all my pictures. As I sit here and literally cry, that has happened to me to me this weekend. I am praying the gods of the PC world at Dan's shop could at least extract my pictures from the PC. Please pray. I have been talking to the man upstairs all weekend hoping for a miracle. All of Aarons birth pictures up until the present are on that PC and I have not printed out many of them. PLEASE PRAY! Thank you.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
2. "This is my wreck, this is my check". Anyone seen this commercial for an Attorney, underneath the people saying this it says "Dramatization". What does that say for the Attorney and if they are not real cases, then has he ever won?
3. The Bachelorette: need I say more? How desperate can one person be? She is gorgeous and can't find love anywhere than 25 idiots?
4. I survived a Japanese Gameshow--didn't watch it but saw it flash on a commercial. How strange would that really be to watch?
5. 5 hours of the Today show on channel 5. Is the network that hard up on good shows for the morning?
Monday, June 30, 2008
It was a great visit. I was formally designated the favorite auntie. (Ree Ree, just let it be. You know it's true.) Everytime I talked to Mason, he just had to open his eyes to look at me and bat his beautiful long lashes at me. That was the best part of the trip.
However, we did get about an hour of shopping in the city and Big Mare bought us whatever we wanted. She even bought us lunch and dinner. Today, she told me she had such a good time that she is going to start saving so we can do it a few times a year. This was the first time EVER that my mom and sisters actually have done an overnight trip and it was so nice. We stayed at my sister and brother in law's house in Carmel. Their house is HUGE. Tyler, my nephew, was gracious enough to give his bed to Ree Ree and myself. Just as we fell asleep....I fell out of bed....screaming the whole way down. I must have been dreaming but I don't remember about what. Normally, when you fall, you brace your self but not this time, just one large THUD...entire body on the floor at one time. Needless to say, we laughed out loud about it for about 15 minutes before we could fall asleep. I'm still waiting to see what type of bruises appear but so far, nothing.
Monday, June 23, 2008
I twisted around so fast to yell at Dan that it was not appropriate to do such a thing at a BB field w/ a gazillion kids around but I looked down to find that it was.........................................................
MATT MATT-my 5 year old nephew :)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
They just got a new puppy and have a pool and already started taking the fence around it.
What do you think?
Thursday, May 29, 2008
They say girls are easier to potty train......
I DON'T THINK SO!
She just does the exact opposite. I tell her to pee in the potty, she goes in her pants. I tell her to poop in the potty, she goes in her pants.
Is she not ready?? She will be 3 in July. Is it bad to say she is lazy? She can do it, I know she can, she's done it.
Oh, another thing the sweet princess did.... picked her nose, then wiped it on my couch. I caught her just as she was wiping it on the seat. Mean Ole mom, wiped it up with her precious blankie and she had a fit! Miraculously, she was able to clean up her blanket with a Kleenex.
YUK--I'm thinking of taking up a job sucking Porta Potty's clean. It might be more sanitary:)
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Please help my children sleep. Please give them the peace they need to settle into sweet dreams. Last night was just aweful and I was woken up every hour by one or the other including my husband, which I will forgive since it was our 8 year anniversary yesterday. Thank you for giving me "some" patience today to deal with them as they were all cranky, crabby and I was exhausted. AMEN
PS----Thanks for the sunshine but it if it was 10 degrees warmer, that would be nice --Please and thanks.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Last week, Dan told Aidan if he could keep his room clean, he would pay him $5 after a week.
He has been doing a great job until today.
Me: Aidan, I see that your room is not very clean.
Aidan: I quit my job.
Me: You quit your job?
Aidan: Yep! I'm done cleaning.
That was it! End of story.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
The only disappointment---we just happened to forget to pick up the $48,000 diamond ring we saw! Darn!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Thank GOD for synchronized naps and Kindergarten. It's such a beautiful day outside, I took my laptop out side w/ me and enjoyed the weather while I worked. It's so quiet inside and out. In about 65 seconds, the school bus will pull up and the hub bub will begin but that's OK. 55 minutes to myself was GREAT!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
After numerous sleepless hours-last night was the last straw. We put him down this evening at 9:35. He of course fell asleep but popped up. So we decided to let him Cry it out. Cruel? Not really sure. We have let him do this a few time in the last few weeks and he either cried for 1.5 hours or crapped himself so of course we caved. So now it is 9:53 and he just stopped crying. Hopefully, this is a start to a new sleep pattern for him.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
1. Birth Control is not in their vocabulary.
2. They a just plain nuts.
3. I think when the camera's off, they really beat their kids into submission to get them to act so well.
4. I think if they could afford a month long trip, afford the 2 campers and beautiful new house, they could spend a few hundred dollars getting appropriate car seats for their children. For goodness sakes, the baby's car seat looked 10 years old and half the booster seats did not have the strap to go across their chest.
5. How about some birth control, huh? I do have to say, most people that have lots of babies are not taken care of.. at least they are great people to take good care of their kids.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
3 months from now, they will be running around in the swimming suits and splashing in the pool. chasing the beach ball as it flies away in the wind with gobbs of sunscreen on.
3 years from now, they will we attending kindergarten for the first time together, chasing each other on recess, staying away from the boys.
13 years from now, they will be running around town in the convertable car, with their string bikini on chasing boy with ZERO sunscreen on.
23 years from now, they will be running down the wedding aisle with their husbands with the other close behind as their Maid of Honor.
30 years from now, they will be running after their own children, slathering them up with screen and having couch days of their own posting pictures like this of their own.
Friday, March 7, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
1.What is the one BIG goal you hope to accomplish this week?
Go on a shopping trip w/ my gal pals and sleep thru the night WHOO HOO
2.What is the one household chore you do NOT like to do?
LAUNDRY-especially folding. Yep--it will sit and sit and sit until I get up the urge to fold.
3. What would you buy if someone gave you $2,000.00
Spend it on a lavish massage/make over--oh yeah--and a big Mac and a batch of oreo balls.
4. Describe yourself using one word.
5. What is the one saying or theme that you live by?
Always say I love you to my hubby and kids everyday--alot.
6. What is the one household item you can NOT live without?
Clorox Cleanup--cleans EVERYTHING and makes it smell good.
7. If you had one chance to go any where in the world where would you go?
Anywhere with a sun, hammock, and ocean.
8. List the one person you admire the most.
Hard one--Supernanny--She has the skills I need to be a "Screamfree" parent:)
9. What is one thing people may not know about you?
I have to sleep with a cotton blanket under my ears. Pillows make a crinkly sound.
OK- Jen it's your turn & Megs, I double tagging ya since I know need the extra nudge.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
9. Oreo Balls? Need I say more?
8. Judge Judy? Yep....Brian B. I am a closet Judge Judy lover. I want to be her. She always says what is on her mind.
7. Putting your fat Jeans on and they fall off a little bit.
6. Oreo Balls.
5. The first day it is warm enough to go outside and let the kids play? Still waiting for this.
4. Snugglin in bed w/ the whole family on a cold day, including the gimpy smelly dog.
3. Maid service. Had this when I worked full time. It was awesome.
2. Oreo balls.
and the #1...
When God answers your prayers for something you have been praying really hard about
-- not for your own purpose but for those friends and family members you love!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
1. BIG MAC: who can't resist twoallbeefpattiesspecialsaucelettucecheesepickleonasesameseedbun? And a large Diet Coke--pretty ironic huh?
2. DOUBLE STUFFED OREO'S: ice cold mik and an oreo cookie--they forever go together--COME ON--it's a classic combination.
3. CAKE: usually around birthdays or special events--I have to be a good mom and not let Aidan and Abbey's leftovers go to waist.
4. BOLOGNA SANDWICHES: I will use low fat bologna sometimes but it just doesn't compare.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
I really need to start taking time to do special things w/ each of my kids alone.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
A never ending line of fun things going on in my life at night.
10:00pm I finally get Aaron to sleep and in bed-settled (with bumper pads).
10:45pm I hunker down to sleep myself
12:15am Aidan wanders into my room, and tells me he can't sleep. I tell him then to just lay in bed and not to wake his brother up.
1:00am Aaron wakes up for his Midnight feeding-yeah-he was an hour late w/ it. He did go back to sleep in his crib-YEAH
2:15am Abbey wakes up, turns her light on-yep she can reach it now because I moved her furniture around. She immediately proclaims that she wants water. I tell her OK--if she is a good girl, I will give her water in the morning. (I do realize that this will probably only work for a few more months until she starts figuring out what I said.)
5:30am Aaron wakes once again for ANOTHER bottle. He was on the other side of the bed but not banging his head on the rails. Dan did help out by warming his bottle.
6:45am Aaron finally goes back to sleep.
7:45am Aidan and Abbey get up.
8:15am Aaron finally wakes up.
And that folks is a night in the life of my Circus.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Now that I work part time from home, I can see why that a SAHM would say some of that. IT IS HARD WORK! Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought it would be this hard. I love it! But it IS hard. I have NOTHING against working mothers. It is a choice and there is nothing wrong with it at all. I fully support anyone who makes a decision to stay at home or work.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Baby #3--OMG--he rolls everywhere! I put Aaron on his back on the floor in the living room and he ends up 12 feet away. Not even 5 months yet and he is mobile. HELP. I thought things were getting easier but I think #3 is going to give me a run for my money. Maybe it will burn off some calories chasing him around.