Monday, March 31, 2008
And, were they SURPRISED! I really thought that Drew, and The Boy would be most interested. Not so much my little Lulu. But, I was SO wrong! All the kids, including little Lulu were lovin' it! D took Lulu around the yard holding on to the handle. Drew was fearless! The boys did pretty good, but D did help them. And, good thing, it came with a control that D can use to kill the engine if he thinks they are going too fast, or getting in trouble. It didn't work so great initially, and he eneded up coming to the door covered head to toe in mudd after one of the boys revved it up, and D couldn't get the control to work, so he held on the back of the quad to keep it from crashing into the back of the house, all the while the wheels were still spinning out grass and mud straight at him! It was a mess. WISH I had a pic of that! So much for D reassuring me, "Oh...it's not gonna hurt the lawn!" Ha!
Honestly, now, I am just so paranoid that one of them is gonna break an arm, leg, or neck falling off that thing! I would be mortfied!!! So, it goes. No matter how careful I try to be, or try to make my children be, eventually, something will happen to atleast one of them.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
The kids have absolutley NO idea! They are gonna have soooo much fun with this in our backyard! And, the cousins will love being able to come and ride as well!
Well, off to a day of BOUNCE with the cousins!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Things are turning so retro in the schools these days, it's like a late 80's early 90's flashback when I enter her school and see what kids are wearing. Outside of the fact that boys haircuts mimic the Beatles. But, I see neon colored leggings, ballet flats, fishnets, stonewashed denim, shirts with holes, tons of old rock band tee's, etc. The girls make up too. I don't allow my dtr to wear much in the way of make up but, a lot of the girls are again wearing blue, or green, or pink mascara. Nail polish in every color you could imagine. My dtrs fave's are dark sparkly purple and green.
Anyway...getting back to my real point for doing this Throwback Thursday...my dtr insists on wearing all 4 of the NKOTB T-shirts to school now...regularly. Now, I would imagine that she will be the only, if not one of the very very few girls that will have had access to such an item in such good conditon at that. It just cracks me up. If I am thinking right, I wore one of them back when I was either just at her age, or another year older. I LOVED Joe McIntire. He was my dream. Ofcourse it was all current for me back then, and for her now it is just a 'cool' thing to have and show off at school. I can't wait to hear what her teachers say, I'm sure a lot of them are near my age, and probably also had a crush on one or more of the NKOTB boys.
Now on to the little ones...
My MIL recently brought over some Lincoln Logs. In fact, it was in exchange for one of that Boys christmas presents that ended up being a real flop. She got the Ranch themed one, it came with horses, cowboys, a cowgirl, which was quickly discovered by Little Lulu. I helped them build it all up yesterday. They were so excited!
While Lulu immediately took the cowgirl & had her ride the horse to the ranch, get off the horse & then made her go in each little house or barn...
The Boy became upset that all the blocks had been used to build the Ranch when he needed them for making a race car parking lot, and his little Muck truck needed some to scoop up!!!
Oh, the minds of little boy & girls!!!
Needless to say...it all ended up being demolished during a knock down drag out brawl for logs.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
This child was anything but cooperative over the last 2 days.
My home is full of little beasts. BEASTS! Thanks to all the sugar! Lulu was found yesterday hiding in a corner of her room, eating all of the chocolate she could smash into her mouth. When D opened her door, she yelled out, "NO! Go out, I'm playin'!" Yeah, right...the ring of chocolate around her mouth told a much different story. Seems to be it might be an annual thing for this little lady...just look at her telling Momma off in the camera at the mere age of 1 while eating her 1st chocolate bunny, lol.
That boy seemed to think the easter egg hung was a special event reserved for his high-ness. With every egg that Monkey Girl or Lulu found, that boy screamed in terror! "Look at me! I don't have anyfing!" or "NOOOOOO! That was mine!" It never failed.
Not only would Lulu not allow me to put her easter dress on her, she insisted on wearing her new princess nightgown all day long. ( THANKS MEL!) Even out in the wetness, rubber boots and all, to hunt for eggs. Hair wild, no pretties! She was big fat ball of FIRE!
I was the host, or rather hostess this easter, and spent pretty much all of my day in the kitchen. Don't get me wrong, I loved making dinner for everyone, trying some new things. But, it just baffles me at how you can spend a whole day cooking, only to serve and be done with the meal within 30 minutes, kids, I'll give them 5 minutes, and then be off to clear the table and wash dishes...remaining IN THE KITCHEN. Not my idea of a grand 'ol time. But, dinner was very good, and I think everyone enjoyed it. I cooked a ham coated in brown sugar, citrus roasted asparagus, maple glazed new potatoes, and some very yummy orange-raisin bread from scratch.
We ended the afternoon playing with a balloon. WHAT? Yeah, kids blew up a balloon, and we all ended up somehow gathered in the living room tossing a balloon around. EVERYONE! Kids loved this. Especially the boy, and Lulu...after she finished with one of her many tantrums.
Why does a holiday always bring out the worst in a child???
Now, I am cursing at the skies for the torrents of rain all day yesterday, only to have had beautiful
blue skies with bright shining sun the day before, and, you guessed it... TODAY!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Wanna see some more Nekkid-ness???
Check these bloghers out! Just so you know...I'M NOT THE ONLY CRAZY ONE HERE!
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Monday, March 17, 2008
I got home from work last night at about 11pm, and I see his recliner with TV tray at it's side, empty beer can with camo insulater around it, and his boom box plugged in beneath. Okay now. Granted, a man needs his SPACE. But, I was all for the idea that once he planted that last and umpteenth seed, HE LOST HIS RIGHT TO STAKE HIS MAN FLAG!
Even D has repeatedly stated how he really wants all the work we've done to turn out nice, and really look good. But, then he goes and slaps a 'free' cat scratched recliner in the corner of our bedroom, AND a boombox that has paint splattered all over it, AND an old scratched up wobbly TV tray for his beer!
Testosterone no longer has much of a place here D....JUST GIVE UP!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Have a Happy Sunday...I'm off to read the paper, and enjoy some more coffee...then off to work!
Stumbled upon this site...YOU GOTTA SEE THIS! Grab a kid, and make your own virtual flower garden!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
I even found a great page of instructions for making a giant hula girl cake, Drew wants it for her birthday. Busy day, now I've gotta go clean up...auugghh!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
On another, more challenging note. It has become so terribly difficult of late to give the little ones a bath. I have held off much longer than I usually would, just because I cannot stand the struggle that I have been having not just with Leah, but also now with that boy. They scream something terrible whenever it is time to wash thier hair. Now, that boy never used to do this, not sure if it has something to do with regression, seeing little sister do so. But, I can't stand it!
I had to give in and give them a bath this morning, and they even tried climbing out long before I got them washed down, and hair washed. I am not mean, I talk calmly to them hoping it will calm them down and trigger cooperation, but sometimes I get so frustrated that I do raise my voice. Being a Mom of 4, I have given so many baths, and I have never had any of them behave as Leah Dee does about getting her hair washed. I am at my wits end. Nothing calms her. I just have to force her under the faucet, and do it as quickly as I can during her hysterics. Any suggestions or tricks you might use, would very much be welcomed. Check out the video below, see it for yourself.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
My pink hawaiian. It's truly beauiful, worth the money I paid. Peonies go for as much as $50 at this nursery if identified. So, I have a treasure trove of sorts, being that once they really begin to multiply, I could sell starts from my peonies for $10, and easily make my money back, and then some. Which, I intend to do. But, also, I have yet to see what 2 of my peonies are. I have no idea! Only 1 of my 3 mysteries bloomed last year, so I have 2 more to discover. It's like christmas! Ha!
Simple, a Mom review site, is hosting a contest to win a $100 shopping spree for use at BabyScholars.com. This darling little crayon apron is just one of the many things they have to select from. I would love to have this for my sweet Leah. I can just picture her now in her little pink crayon apron. Just lovely! Go check it out yourself, and enter to win!
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Also, I was tagged by Sher, over at Everything Moms. I won't be tagging anyone since, NO ONE ever completes the meme's I tag them for anyway, or most of you have already done this one I'm sure.
Here are 7 wierd things about me….
1. To this day I cannot sleep without the TV on, and a light, if D is working graveyard. (Thanks Dad, for that scare nearly 20 years ago!)
2. I love to eat pickled okra, and spicy pork rinds.
3. I hate to tie my shoes, so I pretty much survive the winter in my slip on Dansko's and the spring/summer in my flip flops.
4. I love to settle down into my cold pillow at night, I can't stand if someone else lies on it before me and warms it up!!! (Sorry kids!)
5. I sweep my floors atleast 2-3x per day
6. I still blot my lipstick with tissue after putting it on, like my Gma taught me as a young girl
7. I cannot sleep if my kitchen is not cleaned before I go to bed
Ok, there you go. Maybe not so wierd, afterall, but a few of MY little quirks.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Our dog died. I found him dead yesterday morning. He was very old. He is probably much better off. Funny, he had gotten himself in the coziest spot in his dog house, and stayed there for a whole day before I found him. He knew.
I tried to explain to the kids. Grace and Drew took it hard, Drew cried a lot. Beau just had so many questions. Leah has no idea what it means. Beau kept asking, "Okay, so, tell me. How long is it gonna take for him to get fixed. When are 'they' gonna fix him, and then he can come back?" 'They' meaning, the angels in heaven. I just tried to explain the best I could. He still just wanted to talk and talk about it. Very curious boy.
D came home from work last night, and dug a big hole in our back yard behind the shop to bury the dog. Muddy, rainy weather. But, that is the first thing he did when he got home. He was upset, but the dog was very very old. They can't live forever :(
Friday, March 07, 2008
Not to mention, we have also found a free recliner that D wanted for our bedroom to watch T.V. And, 2 new 'fancy' bar stools for the dining room, $50 for both.
Well, gotta go get this set wipe down, and cleaned up. Looks like they let thier son spill juice on it, but nothing a little hot water and soap won't clean right up!
Slideshow done. Take a peek at how it now looks. Before, it was very dark brown carpet, old, worn down. Walls were white, and when we moved in there was more wallpaper on the walls than I had ever seen in my life! Still haven't figured out what window treatment for the big picture window. Either wood blinds, or drapes, not sure, any suggestions? I also kinda like it just open, lets a lot of light in. Still sorting through picture frames to decide what is going back up, so walls are still bare. And, trim is still yet to be stained and put on, also doors are all going to be changed out, so they are still old dark wood ones at the moment. Little by little it goes...
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008
Saturday, March 01, 2008
I took them last summer at the Zoo. It was the hottest day of the summer, and it was so so humid in the butterfly garden. I was miserable. But, she remembered! Funny how kids can bring things to mind, even being so small. She was just over 2 then. She ran around like crazy with all those butterflies flying around her. I think one even landed on her head at one point, but in this pic if you look closely, you can see the butterfly on the post to her left. I think we'll have to go again this year...hopefully NOT the hottest day of the year again. Hey, maybe we'll make it a group thing...Melly Mel, that means YOU!
Finally, at about 6pm, I was done with living room, and hall, even a 2nd coat. Now, we have the entry, and flooring to do. Very hard to believe this will all be done by Friday. Gradually, we will be replacing all the closet, and bedroom doors. And, I really need to find out how you clean fireplace brick. I'll be surfing for that info. Ours is hideous. We have an insert that is proposed to be coming out, and being discarded as it is way out of code. No one will even buy it from us.
My plan is to transform it into candle use. Just set various sizes of candle inside, and find a cheap-er screen to cover, and keep kids out!
I cannot even begin to tell how utterfly difficult it was to do all that painting all day long with kids everywhere! I thought I was going to lose my mind!
"Mommy, I'm hungry. Mommy, I need somethin'. Mommy, I wanna watch a movie. Mommy Mommy Mommy!"
Hence, the reason why it probably took me until 6pm to finish.
Now, my back aches, my arms are so sore, and my hands feel as if they've been rubbed raw. I will be most glad when the painting is over!