Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
I found this darling set of wall stickers at the $tree today, it was such a great find! I put them along one open space of Leah's wall, and it looks so cute! I love it! When I showed her I said, "Wow! I really like your flower garden!" She soaked that up, and was so pleased to find tiny lady bugs on the flower petals, and called the grasshopper a frog, and kept trying to match up each bug as 'mommy and daddy'. Too cute!
She is doing fine today after her bout with that nasty wasp, you can see the spot where she was stung, then the two bite marks on either side...it still makes me so mad! DH found the nest. It is under and in the lawnmower...of all places! So, he has to get rid of it soon, since he cannot mow till it's gone anyway!
MOOD SPOILER FOR THE DAY: While we were perusing the dollar store, Beau suddenly decided to just poop his underwear standing right there beside me and the shopping cart! I was livid! What the heck is gonna make him stop this??? I ran him back to the bathroom, and stripped him, luckily I had an old pull up in the diaper bag, LUCKY I SAY because he had diahrrea to top it all off. So I just threw his underwear away! GROSS! I am so tired of this....help me please!
A FUNNY: I got these little tidy bowl pellets to put into the toilet tank, supposed to keep the toilet looking and smelling clean, but they turn the water blue...Beau went to go pee at bedtime and he darn near had a heart attack..." OH NO, MOM, COME QUICK, YOU GOTTA LOOK AT THIS, THE WATER IS BLUE!" He would not pee till I came and explained to him that it was okay, the blue was gonna clean his pee out when he got done...
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
On a lighter note: A funny for all...Today we were spending some time at 'Grandma's house', and Beau just would not stop buggin' about "takin' a baf" at Grandma's, was driving me crazy! Finally Grandpa put on the sprinkler and that distracted Beau. He quickly stripped to his underwear, which then had Leah stripping naked, and they took off into the sprinkler. Next thing I hear Beau say, "Uh oh, I gotta pee!" My Mom told him, "Well, then pee!" (in the bushes) Then Leah follows suit, "I gotta pee tooooo!" She walked over stood next to Beau, naked, and literally, I KID YOU NOT, pee'd a straight line out with better aim than that boy! I could not stop laughing! I could not believe it! HOW DID SHE DO IT?
Friday, July 20, 2007
My 3rd Delphinium (left), but my favorite one, 'Gaurdian Blue', isn't it beautiful?
And, Echinacea(below). It is a wonderful addition to my back flower bed since it attracts butterflies.
And, a couple favorite books for today:
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Rocky Road candybars, I also love Reese's peanut butter cups, and Bubblicious bubble gum in strawberry (does that count as a candy?) I prefer the mini peanut buttercups and orange bubblicious, but they stopped making the orange flavor :( Hmmmm, I also LOVE chic-o-sticks, and Reese's pieces. I can't wait for easter to come so I can stock up on Cadbury eggs...Ooooohhh I love those things!
Candy I hate would be: black licorice, and any hard candies or candy canes.
My kids...they would live on M&M's!!
One year I made a cake for Grace, on her 10th Birthday, of 2 M&M characters stranded on an island, and bordered the cake with mini M&M's, and used brown sugar for the 'sand' and tiny cake palm trees from another cake, and wrote S.O.S. on the sand in cake writing gel, it was too cute! She loved it!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Found this great hotwheels steering wheel toy for Beau at the Goodwill today as I was browsing while Drew and Beau were at VBS. It was a rare find, made in 1999, and in completely perfect working condition. He has been running all around the house and backyard pretending to be a race car driver, crashing and speeding, shifting and stopping...HE IS SUCH A BOY!
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
On another note: I keep recieving this email from many contacts, a 'chain' email of sorts. You know, the ones that promise some grand experience if you forward it to 10, 15 or 20 people? I most often just delete them and move on, I don't even bother reading anything with a FW: in the title. I HATE THEM, I REALLY DO! But, this time, I read it, my Dad fwd'd this one, and my Dad, well, I have to read it if it's from my Dad and it must be worth fwding to someone else if it's from my Dad right? Well, this one was read all, fwd to 15 contacts, and your wish will come true in the number of minutes that equals your age. Okay, so 30 minutes for me...My only wish is to reconnect with my BF from HS, Christa Johnson was her name. We did so much together, and she is lost to me. I have not seen her since my oldest dtr was around 1 year old I think? I loved her! I adored her! The me that I am with her is different. I want a little of that back. I miss seeing and being in contact with MY friends. Since my friends are now, my husbands friend's' wifes. Know how that goes? Not that that is not okay, or not better for me, but I just need a reconnect, just once, that's all, so...I fwd'd this stupid email to more than 15 people, did it work, NO NO NO! Did I really believe it would? NO NO NO! So, from now on, I will continue to delete in bulk ALL fwd's anyone sends me...NO 'must get this one back', NO 'read all then forward to...' THEY ARE GARBAGE!
I will say to Donna...I did sign the mastectomy bill. Thanks for that one!
Mama Speaks is a new website showing the newest and most sought after inventions for moms, with reviews by moms! Wow! I missed alot as a new mom, but then again, I did just fine without all these gadgets...however, would be nice to try some now!
Monday, July 16, 2007
Can you believe this sky? This is the sunset from last eve just above our road! I had to take a pic, it's just amazing to see such drastic color!
Random ramblings from Beau: "Hey, mom, peter pan has a pickled pepper. I didn't know that, but he won't let me have one!" What?! I wonder where this came from...
Sunday, July 15, 2007
At the same time, when Beau becomes angry with me he will say, "Mom, your so amazin'!" "Mom, your just a genius!" Or a new one, "Mom, your just carin' too much!"
Yesterday when we were visiting my Mom, she asked Beau is he was gonna give her a kiss goodbye, he went over to her and said, "I can't, if I give you a kiss it will make you sick!" He is trying to understand her surgery and healing...lol.
When Beau gets mad at Leah, he always says, "She's such a stinkin' baby!"
I got this new flower plant called LANTANA, I love it! My mom had one in her flower pot, and it changes colors! Like a kaleidescope. And, best of all it thrives in full sun! It is only showing some yellow right now, but it will change to orange and pink, gradually. The variety is called 'Sunset Paradise'. I planted 2 in my new wine barrel along with 3 white petunias and a bright pink geranium.
We have a wonderfull program here through the firefighters association. Whether you trade in your old bicycle helmet or not, you can get a free one! They size your child, ensure the straps are tight enough, and that the correct thickness of padding is in the helmet! Beau was very much in need of one, and so I took him down to the city hall, and he got a red one. He had wanted one that was $25.00 (ouch!) at Fred Meyer because it had hotwheel cars on it, but instead we got this free red one and dressed it up with disney 'CARS' movie character stickers from the Dollar Tree. He loved showing off his helmet for Mom to take a pic. Drew wanted a new one too (mostly because Beau got one), but hers still fits, so she revamped hers by adding spongebob stickers. A fun easy cheap way to specialize thier own helmets! I did this with my oldest Dtr when she was 2 as well.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
1. I wash windows everyday, I hate looking at smudges from little people's hands, they don't last forever I know, but they make thier mark everyday!
2. I love to vaccume. This is one chore I will not delegate. I have toned down, but used to vaccume almost every day.
3. I love flowers. I think it is so amazing and satisfying to put a seed in the ground and see the end result. I have many flowers, most all bloom in spring/summer time. Watering/weeding is MY time, well, usually.
4. I cannot stand diet pepsi, my husband has decided that is what he will drink, and that it is what I SHOULD drink, and I probably should, but this should be MY decision. I sometimes buy a 1/2 case of regular and hide it...and drink it when he's gone.
5. I like to eat spicy pork rinds, something I get from my Dad, something my DH hates to see me eat!
6. I have NEVER vacationed outside of Oregon. :(
7. I can't stand to swim in a lake, the thought of something slimy touching my foot or leg freaks me out!
Monday, July 09, 2007
Of note: My Grace went to Camp this past week, of her own will she went through some bible study classes and chose to accept Christ into her life. I am very proud. Hopefully she keeps on the right path through the upcoming challenges of being a preteen/teenager in todays world. I want nothing less than the best for her.
I did get them to bed early this evening anyway since I plan on taking them all to the zoo tomorrow morning. Only thing is, once I got them down I still have to run around watering all the flowers, doing laundry and getting the drinks and food ready to pack up for the trip tomorrow. Can't pass up 2 buck tuesday even if it's supposed to be in the upper 90's, which means over 100 in the valley d/t the humidity levels. My plan: up at 5am, get shower, finish getting everything together, water the back yard flower beds, turn off pool pump, wake kids up one by one and get them all ready, fed, and cleaned up to leave not later than 7:30am. Crazy? Yeah, I probably am, NO...I AM FOR SURE! But, hey, one day, I can handle it, so surely they can too! It will all be worth it once they see the animals, and the butterfly exhibit will blow thier little minds! It's amazing! Pics a promise!
Frustrations for the day...kids no naps, behaviours were insane at times, trying my every nerve...I swear I cannot do all I need to do in one day's outing! I know this, and everytime, I do it anyway. These crazy late summer nights are gonna kill me!
The kids swam a little after Daddy got home from work and we were all out sitting in the back yard...Beau is a maniac in the water and Leah loves her floatie. I am amazed that it even holds her wieght, since she is 35lb, and Beau is only 30lb!
A bit later as I was watering the front yard flower beds and strawberries, Beau and Leah came running out in diaper and swim trunks, with thier rubber boots on, lol, and began racing on the paver step stones I had placed in the strawberry patch for them to walk on, Leah emerged first, "I winned!"
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Oh, and must add, 2nd day...we let the kids play at the park area, and I sat down under a tree for shade when shortly afterward Darrin was observing many birds eating cherries off of another tree, moments later I feel something drop on my chest and leg, and...you guessed it, BIRD POOP, RED CHERRY BIRD POOP! Auugghh! He found it quite amusing.
Monday, July 02, 2007
Drew, she better straighten up or I am gonna lose my mind! I know she needs some sleep, as is the usual when she behaves this way. We'll see how this trip goes!