Thursday, January 31, 2013

those kids and their "comments"

i am sitting at the computer and it is barely 8am. my son is summoning me to come and sit with him as he has his morning movement. i think i'll sit here as long as i can.
so far this morning i have:

 got 4 children sent off to school... fed, hair straightened, lunches and signed papers in hand & carpools finagled

dinner roasting in the crockpot

kitchen cleaned

emails checked

prepared 3 breakfasts for the boy

dogs fed & watered

hose turned off... that i noticed had been trickling all night

so much more to do, but whew that felt like a lot.

i am looking forward to a quick shopping trip with a friend, paully has been gone all week and i am looking forward to some adult conversations... with complete sentences and all.... well maybe.

the little cherubs have been making me laugh lately... here are some quotes from the dears....

little S:

has discovered using "quotations" with her fingers when she talks. this morning she said while eating her cereal...
 i bet bats "wake up early at night"... smiling, feeling very clever for using her quotation fingers.

last night during soccer practice wait time, the kids were playing horse, which meant they were running around the field pretending they were horses. stopping to rest under trees and eat clovers. after recently reading an article about always being on your phone and missing your childrens' childhoods... i thought i should put down my very intense angry birds game and join them.
i overheard them say:
  "mom's huge. let's make her a buffalo. no, let's pretend she's an elephant".


as much as i don't like it, my son has really taken to potty talk.
he loves to twist his little toddler body, squat a little, crank his neck around and say:
"hey look! butt!" then laughs hysterically.

the other day we were cuddling in the bed after lunch. i said oh man, you smell like garlic! he said, no i don't. i said , yes you do, it was in your lunch.
he said "come on!, i just took a shower!"


was having a hard time during the sale of the puppies last weekend. i have to say, they were much better behaved then when my siblings and i were little selling our kittens. we used to hide the kittens when people came over to see them and then say we had no idea where they were. so bad. my sis said she hid some under a blanket on her bed one time. good thing they lived through that.
anywho.. when people were over looking at the puppies, D was playing in the backyard. we were trying to ignore her somewhat hyper behavior. she was running wildly thru the backyard... scaling trees then shouting look at me! LOOK AT ME! then she would dash over to the swingset and throw herself over the bars... upside down and shout mom! DAD! MOM! LOOK AT ME!!! not that bad, but kind of distracting when trying to talk to people about puppies. well when the people would mention one puppy in particular, she would shout out "that one's not for sale!" or "that one is sick" or "that one bites!" anything to prevent the sale of her puppies. they did all sell in one weekend. dad promised they could keep one puppy from the next litter.... if there is a "next litter".

L has said some funny things too, but generally is obsessed with her new ipod touch that she saved and spent ALL of her money on.

S is such a tween is unbelievable. i have been letting her stay up and watch a show with me at night. she is loving quoting the show constantly. it's pretty funny.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

merry christmas!

carolling brigade

every year we have a christmas cousins sleepover.
this year we also added a carolling brigade in the evening. we got my dad's trailer, hooked it up to the ol' burb and carted the kids around the neighborhood.

 there was a lot of excitement in the house.
 my sis made hot chocolate galore. we got the kids all hopped up before heading out.
 i think they all had fun.

december randoms

well what do you know? just in case you have those letters.... you can think of me ;)

this child needed an elf costume for her christmas play at school, so by golly we whipped one up. she loved it. i was so glad.

we had a few more bouts of sickness....

once we were feeling better, we hiked a few mountains.

the end.


my grandma & grandpa were able to come to sunny az for thanksgiving.
it was so special having them here.

the kids all loved the attention and would do anything to get my grandpa to do his big laugh.

i wish they would move here.

 we hosted the feast at our house.everyone brought a lot of food, so it wasn't a big deal. i was bummed that my turkey was dry. but my grandma saved the day by making gallons of gravy.

gravy fixes everything.

it was a beautiful day. until one of the children opened the rv gate and let the dogs out. it was like a scene from a movie. the children ran in terror. my grandma braced herself. the dogs jumped up on the tables and were in heaven eating the food off the childrens' plates. luckily we were pretty much finished eating. it was mayhem.

quick trip to the windy city

pscrubs and i got to have a quick getaway to visit my cousin and her husband in chicago.
it was COLD!! 
they just moved into a huge fancy house, which was awesome. 

we made the most of our time eating, eating and eating some more.
it's pretty much my favorite thing to do.

we found my favorite...gino's pizza. 

paully wanted to explore the polish neighborhoods. so we found an authentic polish restaurant.
soups, sausages, blintzes, potato pancakes, stuffed cabbage and some weird red juice.
it was amazing.

we also went to my cousins' favorite sushi restaurant. paul was more adventurous than i, but i still enjoyed trying new things.

it was a very fun relaxing getaway.

 our wonderful hosts spoiled us.

although part of me thought it just didn't feel right being so close to an american girl store without my little cherubs.

little s's 6th birthday!

my teeny tiny baby girl turned 6.

back in november.

she wanted to have a class party. that in itself was pretty funny, trying to reason with a 6 year old was somewhat challenging... deciding who she wanted to invite and who she didn't.

we decided on all the kindergarteners in her class.
it's montessori, so the classes are mixed ages.

anywho, it was a fun party.

it was a trampoline place.

a good time was had by all.

thx to my sis for making the cake & cupcakes.

i look back and laugh because i must not have been feeling too hot that day.

the kids' hair is looking a little un-tended to and the clothing choices?? well i guess you have to pick your battles when hosting a class party and puking at the same time.

oh well. she had a blast.

catching up

i am going to attempt to catch up. i am still having trouble figuring out space on my blog. it says i have to have a monthly payment and i'm just not digging that. does anyone else have these issues?
i would like to have a one time payment to add more space, but that is not an option. ugh.

why me??? why me???

just kidding, i'm being melodramatic.