Thursday, August 27, 2009


the kids are in a really cute phase now of yelling insane orders at eachother. if there is not something specific to yell at, they will just make something up. i just heard little S yell out an order while sitting on the toilet... (she has a really loud bellow)

"D! will you please be quiet! i can't even hear my poopies!!!"

i can't wait for this phase to pass.

p.s. i just found my bra, in the guest bathroom, with an ice cube in each cup. when did this become my life?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


i have a new obsession. (again) well, 2 actually. it takes me a while, but i know i will get this cooking and cleaning thing down someday. clorox cleaning wipes. now, i am sure that i have purchased these before, maybe even several times, but i didn't recognize their power until now.
i am not really a paper towel kind of girl... among other things i never use that people use on a normal basis (e.g.) a blender, washcloths, croutons, a microwave, meatloaf,
not for any particular reason, i just never use them or have found alternative solutions. anyway, while i do feel bad about using the wipe and then throwing it away, it has made bathroom clean up SOOOO much easier and more efficient. i love them.

my other new found love...... coconut m&m's. it may have been my weakened state (post wedding depression, bad day had to get out of the house.. i guess i'll go to wallgreens situation, constant chocolate cravings) or maybe it was just the fact that the lady who checked me out made me an offer i couldn't refuse. i was just innocently checking out and then she had to go and ask me if i had tried the new m&m's yet. she said they were on sale for .49 and i could get 2 for less than a dollar. wow. can you believe i actually fell for that? well, i said sure. i can tell you that i also never buy candy bars while at the register. i may buy candy at the movies, or for birthday gifts, or at the grocery during halloween, but never just a random bag of candy. i do have about the biggest sweet tooth you can imagine, i could eat chocolate chip cookies day and night, but i was in for it this time. i had one bag gone and the other ripped open by the time i got home (wallgreens is on our corner)
this is ridiculous, but i wanted more the very next day. i was able to pacify myself until it was time for carpool pickup. i loaded the little girls in the car a little early and thought it would be nice to pick up a few bags and surprise the kids in the car for an afterschool snack. i pulled up to the corner and realized i didn't have any cash, so i rummaged through the loose change (always a scary thing in our car) and came up with $1.40 of a sticky, gum-coated mixture of dimes, nickles and pennies. i went in, picked out my 2 bags and carefully counted out my .40 and confirmed that i did not have enough for a third bag. the nice lady must have seen the sadness in my eyes. she said that someone left a bunch of change that day and that i could take another bag if i wanted. it was my m&m angel!!
sadly it does not end here. while it was hard, i did actually share my 3 bags with the 5 kids in the car which means... i did not get enough. that evening i wanted more so badly (i may have mentioned a few times that the sale ended at midnight that night) so at 10:30, my knight in shining armor and a possey of men itching to run an errand, went out on the hunt. they arrived at our corner wallgreens to find out that they closed at 10. so 3 wallgreens later, they finally found a 24hr store and went in to find the stupid m&m's. after being harassed by the attendant, they were able to buy out the rest of the coconut m&m supply for .49 a bag. they came home like they had just won a great battle. and the good news is that i will have a heafty supply to keep me happy for a good amount of time.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


big excitement!! my mom's refrigerator went out the other day. she brought some food over to our house to put in our refrigerator until she got a new one. i went with her to look and price some new ones out. i decided to take D so that Paul didn't have to be home with all of them. it usually makes things a little easier with even just one little darling out of the mix. D wanted to play with my iphone ( a popular activity with my kids, usually causes many arguments) and since she was the only one with us, i happily gave it to her. well she decided to record our refrigerator searches. these pics were all taken by her without our knowledge. pretty funny stuff...

i look really excited here..
thinking hard....

claudio.... he loved all my questions..... hahaha....
our feet....
i think this one would be good.....
D's view of noni....
views from home depot....
D's feet.....
noni trying to decide.....
finally we went to spencers and found a great deal and the perfect fridge for noni. this was very exciting for the kids. i wasn't really sure why they were so interested, but i was just as excited. so we went right over to noni's after school and watched the new fridge be delivered and installed. L ran right up to noni and asked in a serious voice...
"how did your refrigerator get shot?" while looking for bullet holes.
she must have heard noni say her refrigerator was shot and she needed a new one. haha. we explained that it was broken and that was just a phrase. no gun shots.
D was just excited about the afterschool snack.
nothing can compete with a little Arthur action...
L and noni's new fridge.

very exciting stuff...

all done. now off to the grocery store! thanks for all the excitement noni!!!


these 2 girls got their back to school hair cuts and they were cracking me up. after my first attempt at home, i decided i had better take them in for cuts. their hair is just so thick and hard to get even. i specifically (2x's) asked the the hair cutters to not make the front shorter than the back. i wanted the front slightly longer than the back. what do you think they did? yep, both of the hairdressers framed their faces. so the front is about 2 inches shorter than the back. hello?? i should have just done it at home. oh well. now they have nice healthy ends and it will grow out.

anyway... they were cracking me up because S is so much like me. it was impossible for her to sit still and just wanted it to be over. she was fiddling around and kept asking if the girl was almost done.

now this little one... she sat right down and got comfortable. the hairdresser asked how her day went and the girl did not stop talking until she had to get up. she went on and on about what leah and jordan and what so and so did and she couldn't believe this and that. she sounded like a little old lady chatting away about her day. too funny!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

this one keeps rubbing her eyes and saying...
"my eye's feelings are hurting today"
poor girl.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

it came and went TOO fast!

what an event! now it's all over :( we were a little tired after the fact...

everyone looked beautiful. with only a few little bumps in the road, the ceremony was amazing. the music was perfect, priest was funny and the party was awesome.and they will live happily ever after!

Friday, August 14, 2009

it's getting very close!

as in tomorrow! nails are done, cookie jars are filled, dresses are ready. ahhhh! i'm so excited!

S and S enjoying a cupcake.
flower girl shirts.
maid of honor gift.
cute plates for the kids at the bride's luncheon.
the yellow club.
hand stamped hershey kisses.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

escaping the heat

i am going to miss the summer days of no schedules. p dubs had to go north for work, so we tagged along.

this is much better tham 115*!
slide rock here we come!

the water was so cool and refreshing.

they were a little excited.

what a wonderful day.
p.s. apparently i am the last one on the planet to find out about the polaroid iphone app. , but i am happily obsessed.