Thursday, March 31, 2011


So tonight was a "bath night"! Can you tell? Wonder what the "snow princess" will think on their little "date" tomorrow night? Maybe they'll match?!?!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Break part 2

Day two brought... A little SWEETNESS!!! More SWIMMING!!!!!!!!!!

Of course, more SPLASHING!!!!!!!!
another SNAKE!
some SHOOTING!!!!!!!
and a lot of SILLINESS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Break!

So far, our "Spring Break" has been filled with... SPLASHING! SLIPPING!
SNAKES! (water snakes, that is!)
and more SMILES!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Another Birthday!

This time it goes to our FABULOUS niece/cousin/babysitter...Teek!
These pictures are pretty typical of her. She's so great with our boys! They LOVE her!
Life with her is NEVER DULL! Must be why Slick gets along with her so well!
Teek, we LOVE you and your very contagious personality!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Spring!

Well, after two attempts at Rita's for our FREE water ice, we ended up at Dairy Queen! Both times we went to Rita's the line was about an hour and a half long! Daddy was not about to stand and wait! The boys were good sports about it!

So, WELCOME spring! We're so happy you're here!

Friday, March 18, 2011


Dirty boys are HAPPY boys!
And that makes happy mommies!
We spent the ENTIRE day out side today! Boy, if that doesn't make THIS mommy happy, then I don't know what does! Bring on the HOT SUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Ok so you might be wondering about my "new adventure" with vegetables. Well, I'm going to have to say 2 strikes! My muffin/brownie/donut thingys, I'm the only one who's tried one. I didn't care for them. It wasn't because of the veggies, but the recipe. I don't usually care for homemade chocolate things, but I thought I'd give them a try. I didn't taste any of the veggie mix, so that was good. I think I'll try to just add the mixture to some plain old brownies and see how it goes. I've not given up on that one yet.
However, the mac and cheese that I tried tonight gets a thumbs DOWN. I told the boys we were having mac and cheese. Spike took one look at it and said, "that doesn't look like macaroni!" I tried to talk him out of it, but he would have no part of it! Slick at least TRIED it. Took one bite and said, "Ew, there's no cheese in it!" Tried to argue that one too, cause I know I put cheese in it, but all I keep getting was, "I don't taste it!" I took one bite of it and tasted the cauliflower immediately! We'll leave it for the final judge when he comes home. He'll have to cast the final unbiased vote! We'll see what he says! In the mean time, it's the drive thru on our way to church! I now know that I've got to have a "plan B" for the next time I attempt. I really thought this was going to be a hit. OOPS! Not so much!
Oh well, at least Slick's eating "cheese chippies!" I picked up some veggie chips the other day, he LOVES them! We'll get those veggies in one way or another!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A first!

Take a good look at this cutie. He won't be looking like this for long! Today, he felt his tooth wiggle! The bottom left (right if you're looking at him) is loose. I've been feeling it move just a tiny bit for a couple of weeks now. Today when we felt it, his eyes got really big and he just laughed. He finally felt it. Now he can wiggle it with his tongue. Won't be long now!
Aw, my baby is growing up! WOW! Will the excitement ever end? I love it!
PS. Don't you love the hat! HAHA!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy Birthday!

A very HAPPY BRITHDAY to my fabulous niece, C-girl! Love you so much, Brookster! Thanks for making me an AUNT!!!!!!!! One of my favorite names I answer to! (Also, thanks to my wonderful sister and brother-in-law for making it happen too!)

Wrodless Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Converstations in the car!

So I was getting Slick in the car yesterday and he says to me, "You know mommy, if Jesus gave me a DOG, I'd be so happy!" To which I just laughed, then of course texted my hubby, mom, sisters and mother-in-law! I got a few responsed from them that made me laugh. Then as I was driving, I just started laughing. He then asked what I was laughing at. I just told him I thought about his comment and it made me laugh. So he says, "Oh so you LIKE dogs now?" NOPE, can say that I do! He says, "Oh that's ok, cause cats are better anyway. They don't pee on your leg!"

HAHAHAHA! Gotta love that kid!

Monday, March 7, 2011

10 Loads later!

Yes, you guessed it (well at least those of you who share my love for ironing!), I've got about 2 1/2 hours worth of ironing right here! Working on a little this morning before heading to work late. Slick is still not himself, so I've got a few extra hours at home with him till my mom's available to watch him. So Slick and I will have a date with Playhouse Disney this morning!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

"Sneaky" around

Those of you who know me, know my "love/hate" relationship with veggies! You know I WANT to love them, but reality is I hate them! So for some time I've been trying to figure out a way to get myself to just LIKE them! I've tried different ones here and there. Cooked/baked/steamed them all different ways, to no avail! The really bad thing is, my kids are following right along. So, I've finally decided to embark on an new adventure. I've dug out my cookbooks, borrowed some from the library and search the web. I've picked out a few recipes to try SNEAKING them in our "everyday meals". Now this is going to be extremely difficult considering that I KNOW they're in there. When my mom or sisters try to "sneak" them into something, I always figure it out. We'll see what happens!
Here are just a few of my "supplies"
Of course, we must wash them all!
Now really, I do think this looks SO YUMMY! Just can't get my taste buds to feel the same way!
Got to admit here though, not nearly as appetizing! Nonetheless, here they are!
Now, this is what the top shelf in my freezer looks like! Better get cooking and baking!
Ok, so here her have "legal donuts" ready to go in the oven. Yes, that's what they're called. Since I don't have a donut pan (hint, hint, mom), I had to make them into muffins. Not sure how I'm going to get this one by Slick, but I'm sure going to try! Spike, he doesn't care what "shape" his sugar comes in!

Remember that yummy looking mix of blueberries and spinach, well, that's nicely hidden inside! Can't wait for them to cool enough to try them! I'll let you know how it goes!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

New Bed?

So, after "bullying" on his brother this morning, I sent Spike to his room for a time out! When I went up to talk to him, I found him sitting on my "hope chest". Of course, right away I got on him for not being in his bed like I told him. His response was, "Mom, I AM on my NEW bed!" HAHA!
Here's a little background. (First of all, I guess it had been so long since he saw the top of my hope chest! He didn't even know what to do with it! (See prior post picture for more detail!) HAHA!) So last night I let the boys sleep in my bed since Slick wasn't feeling so well. I went to bed with them. Spike INSISTED that he was sleeping on his "new bed", so I let him have a little fun thinking it wouldn't last long. He made a comment about how he was going to make his own bed in the morning. I was thrilled to hear that. Not really fully understanding, I guess, that he was talking about THIS NEW BED! HAHA! I totally had forgotten about this when the morning came. He OBVIOUSLY didn't! Don't know why I'm surprised, this kid doesn't forget ANYTHING!
Gotta love him!
PS. Don't you love how he even "decorated" it? He took the pictures off his dresser! Too funny! I really don't want to break it to him that it's NOT his "new bed"!

In like a Lion!

March greeted us on Tuesday, very much like a lion. Since I started working "full time" in October, I just haven't been able to get into a routine! I know, October was 5 months ago. I've for the most part been able to "survive", but not THRIVE! SO this week, I took a dive! I had all I could take. IT (my house) got the best of me. So the BIGGEST "THANK YOU" ever goes to my fabulous niece! I picked her up from school, bought her lunch and she entertained my kids for 2 full hours! Oh the things I can get done in 2 hours! It was "just what the Dr ordered!"
Now, I've posted pictures of IT! Viewer Discretion is Advised! Keep in mind though, pictures do NOT do it justice! You know it's bad when the hubby says, "Yea, you're right, when I got home last night, it was pretty bad!"
Below is the boys room. I had already begun picking up in there before I took the picture! Still, I think Spike's dresser threw up! Oh my!
Next we go to the play room. Now mind you, I'd been in the playroom twice already this week only to have picked it up, turned the light off, to find a little guy meet me at the doorway to go in to play! UGH!
Oh and our bedroom, there really are NO WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!
And the living room, well let me remind you that these pictures just didn't portray the REAL LIFE situation the way I wanted them to!
Now, the laundry, well, there are 10 loads busting out of the hampers here!

I'm happy to say that when I went to bed at 8:00, EXHAUSTED! 6 of the 8 rooms were cleaned and 6 of the 10 loads were clean, folded and put away.

Good thing, cause today, I've got a little one with a fever who just wants to sit on the couch and have mommy hold him today! So while I finish the laundry, at least I'm not feeling TRAPPED! Little by little I'll finish the other two rooms! (one of which is the PLAYROOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Spelling Practice

So today, it's another BEAUTIFUL day! Well, it's about 50 degrees, but for March, it's wonderful. I just didn't have the heart to make the kids come inside all afternoon. So, anyway, Spike needed to practice his spelling words. Mommy got "creative" and we had a "spelling test" on the driveway!
YAY for SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!! (almost anyway!)

Current Obsession

A stocking cap?
Yep, even sleeps with them on, ALL night!