Friday, April 22, 2011

10 Random Things For Friday

1) I saw a canon sitting on the side of the road, complete with an American flag and a For Sale sign.
Like this. Except with a flag attached.

2) My kids need a bath in a major way.  They haven't had one since Sunday.  And they've been playing outside.  Think this:
Except with modern day clothes. And dirt.
3) I got new glasses and I hate them. Abhor them.  Despise them.  Which validates my point that it's stupid to shop for glasses when you actually NEED glasses because you can't see what you look like.  At least, when your eyesight is as bad as mine you can't.
This is not me. But I look like this in my new glasses.

4) I fell in love all over again with my husband this past week.  We're doing a  jogathon fundraiser at church and were supposed to get pledges.  Josh took all 3 kids around the neighborhood for me after he got off work one night.  As I watched them walking down the road, it melted my heart. And I fell in love.  Literally. I fell.  It might have been due to the fact that I was enjoying the view of his retreating backside, but I wasn't looking where I was going and tripped.  That's love, I tell ya.

5) I can not find black jelly beans anywhere.  You know, the kind where the whole bag is black ones? What is up with that???
6) I want an ice cream cone.  One scoop of Peanut Butter Cup and one of Mint Choc Chip on a waffle cone.
Look! Someone else wanted the same thing!!
7) When I was younger I read all the Nancy Drew books but none of the Hardy Boys.  I loved Nancy Drew!

8) The very first movie I ever saw in the theater was Honey I Shrunk the Kids.
Or maybe it was Harry and the Henderson's.

I don't remember for sure, but I *do* remember I drank Dr. Pepper and my love for it continues to this day.  

9) Josh and I have been watching Better Off Ted. It's hilarious.

10)  I hate Peeps.

But I love Easter! Happy Easter, all!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pretty Pictures

I'm working on my third installment of my kiddos, featuring this guy:
Owen Joshua
But in the meantime, here are some pretty pictures for ya:

Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Fabulousness

I know, I know.  Fabulousness isn't a word.  But does anyone really care? I didn't think so.

The other day Christian was discussing what he wanted me to pack in his lunch, when he goes to "all day school".  This will be happening in 2 years, but it's good to be prepared, right!?  He decided he wants a sandwich, a pickle, some chips and a chocolate chip scone. :-D  That's my boy!

Owen was telling me about his dog, whom he's named "Fraco"... I don't know where he came up with that name, or even if I'm understanding him correctly.  I do know, because Owen explained in no uncertain terms, that his dog is fake and doesn't pee.  Good to know.

I could do with this:

Doesn't that just look so happy and peaceful!?  Ah, yes please!!

We're going to our church conference center this weekend, and the boys were so excited to pack their stuff.  Christian announced he was all packed, and proved it:
The little blurry blue thing on top of the monkey are his swimming goggles.  Dream on, boy.  It's currently 45 degrees. ;-)
And here is Owen's pile of stuff.
There's Fraco and the sticker on his backpack is "his note to remind him to take his stuff".  ;-)

Kate was at school while the boys packed, so she doesn't have a pile yet.  But she's working on it.

She has also started calling her doll (whom, if you remember was originally named Juliette, but Kate couldn't remember that name so she called her Christina instead)... Rosie.  So Juliette AKA Christina AKA Rosie will be joining us this weekend.  Usually *I* get stuck with the babysitting.  For real.  Every day when Kate leaves for school she asks me to watch Juliette/Christina/Rosie.

Next Friday I'll be in Arizona.  Did I mention it'll be 87 degrees with 0 humidity? I can't wait.

My good friend will be accompanying me on the trip.  It was a last minute decision.  I had my ticket purchased and jokingly asked if she wanted to come.  Turns out 29 consecutive days of rain was driving her mad, so she jumped at the chance.  So we started working out the flight info, trying to get on the same flight.  My flight was sold out (well, the cheap tickets were) so she got an earlier flight.  As in, leaves at 6a.m. early.  Then we decided I should just join her on that flight.  So I changed my ticket. 

Then she went back in to buy hers (we were on the phone, trying to do it at the same time) and she noticed there was a seat open on the 8:10 flight (the one I'd just changed from).  Turns out, it was MY seat.  Cuz she bought it, then I went back in to get on the later flight and couldn't. Unless I wanted to spend another $140, which I don't.


So somehow *I* ended up on the much earlier flight (meaning I have to be at the airport at 4:30a.m. instead of 6:30a.m.) and I had to pay an extra $40 while she got the later flight and the cheaper price.  Hmmmm.  :-p

So my husband is going to call and see if he can finagle them into letting me get on the later flight at the cheaper price (since that was my original ticket).  Did I mention I love that man? I do.

My neighbors down the street just recently started taking down their Christmas decorations.  Up to this point they were still spreading Christmas cheer, complete with candy canes leading up to their door, lights on the roof and a big wreath over the garage.  The wreath is gone, the candy canes are gone and half the lights are gone. The other half of the lights are still lit up like, well, like a Christmas tree.

I love Twix. Love. Them.

The other day as I was making dinner, Kate wandered into the kitchen and nonchalantly asked me, "Mom, how do you know if it's water or wodka?"  I was like, "Say what!?" She said, "How do you know if it's wodka? Cuz it looks like water."  Wow.  I don't even know when I've said the word "Vodka".  Mimosa? Yes.  Mike's Hard Lemonade? Yes. Wine? Yes.  Vodka? Not that I can remember.  I told her she didn't need to worry about it because we (the children and I) don't drink "wodka".  Daddy sometimes has wodka and cranberry juice, but usually the kids are in bed by the time he makes his drink. Usually.  Apparently not always.
Vodka. It's what's for dinner.

A friend of mine recently built a chicken coop and has a dozen teenage chickens.  I am super jealous.  I want chickens and a coop and fresh eggs!!

I also want a baby goat.  For real!! Look how cute they are!
Dear People Who Work At Google: If I search for "baby goat" in images, please don't post pictures of dead, skinned baby goats. It's traumatic.  Thank you.  It's also NOT fabulous and doesn't go with my Friday Fabulousness theme.
I need to get my rear in gear and finish my housework and packing for this weekend.  Look! They even have a logo for that!
Amazing what you can find on the internet these days.  But for now, I'll leave you with this:

Tee Hee :-D

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A good motto

I saw this today on 320 Sycamore and absolutely LOVED it.

I love everything about that little quote.  The quote itself, the font, the frame, the colors...
Maybe I'll use it as my inspiration for Kate's room... when we eventually get around to decorating it. ;-)

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


For 3 healthy, happy children.

Even when they drive me absolutely nutso bonkers!!
Once upon a time they were little and cute and quiet.
And now they are not-so-little, not-so-quiet, but still just as cute.
I think I'll keep 'em. =)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Things I've Seen and Heard

*Owen walks up to me with a perplexed look in his face, holding out his hand.  His hand appears to be wet, so I ask him what's on his hand. He looks up at me and says, "Bless You."  You know, when you sneeze you say Bless You?  Well, apparently he thinks that is what snot is called. :-D

*I walked into my bathroom the other day to find this:
The funny thing is that the balloon actually has 3 princesses on it, so they definitely wouldn't be standing at the toilet with the lid up. ;-)

*Today we were running late so I put the kids' toast and turkey sausage in a baggie so they could eat it in the car on the way to take Kate to school.  Christian finished his food and threw the baggie up front and it landed on Kate's lap.  So she started blowing into it, because she wanted to seal it and then pop it.  Well, we got to school before that happened, so the bag was just sitting there, blown up.  Christian asked for it because he wanted to use it and I told him no because there was spit in it now.  He asked why and I told him it was because when she blew the air into the bag, some spit got in it, too.  He said, "Oh.  So she got spit in her blow?" Hee hee =)

*As I dropped Kate off at school today I reminded her that Grandma was going to be picking her up.  Christian piped up with, "Oh! I know why you aren't picking her up! Cuz you don't have enough energy."  Well, that IS true-I have zero energy. But I'm not going to have my mom start chauffeuring my children around just because I'm tired. :-P  I actually have a physical therapy appointment.

*After picking up the dog from getting groomed, Owen (who is 3) exclaimed "OHHHH! She doesn't look like a ragamuffin anymore!!" I guess I use that term more than I thought!

*Christian was busy playing with trains one day and excitedly told me to come look at the hexagon he'd made.  Sure enough!!

*We're going to be painting our master bedroom soon, so we were looking at paint chips the other day.  Kate decided to pick out a color she wants on her walls.  This is what she chose. In real life, it's so bright it comes close to being neon.  ;-)

*Proof that my children are messed up from the time change.  Owen fell asleep at the dinner table.

*We got new bedding and a new dining room light and I LOVE them both. 

*I apologize for the severe lack of quality in these pictures.  They are all taken with my cell phone camera. =(