Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Apparently I am Overpopulating the Country

So when I go out with all three kiddos, usually at a grocery store, I always hear things like...

"Wow, you must have your hands full!" or

"Wow, you are a busy mommy."

Today an old man said something to me I had yet to hear. I walked by the cute old couple in the bakery section. They started inching toward my cart and I was prepared to hear about how sweet the kids are or how they have a ton of grandkids or something along those lines.

Instead, they barely glanced at my children. But the old man came up to me and said....
"You are overpopulating our country."

I kid you not. I just smiled and went on my way.

I am not sure how 3 kids is overpopulating the country. He was old, maybe he has double vision problems or something.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Beginnings of a Caffeine Addict

The Miss (4 1/2) just asked me if she could have some Pepsi. But she didn't want it because she isn't allowed to have it or because she is thirsty. When I asked her why she wanted Pepsi, she said:

"Mom, I want it so that I can stay awake when we go to the park tonight."

And that my friends is how the caffeine addiction begins.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Morning Conversation With The Miss

The miss (4 1/2) was in the kitchen singing.....
"I love him. I love him. I love hiiiiiim.

Me: Who do you love?

The Miss: Nothing. I am playing a superhero game. Don't say anything. Just do your work!!!!!!!!!

Me: Superheroes walk around singing, I love him???

The Miss: No, only girls do.

Me: But I thought that you were playing a superhero game?
I then made a silly face and stared her down.

The Miss: What???

Me: I didn't say anything.

The Miss: Stop looking at me.

Me: Swan

Every time she says stop looking at me, I usually always say swan. She then says swan back and then the conversation ends.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Our Sunday Hike

Photo Credit:Infared-IR (flickr)

We recently declared Sunday as our family day. But I am beginning to think that it would be better if Saturday becomes our family day, because between church and football, our Sundays fill up quickly.

This past Sunday, we went on a hike at a nearby park that I found online after searching for easy hiking trails in the area. When traveling with three young ones and a double stroller, you need easy.

I discovered there was such a park nestled within a neighborhood about 20 minutes away. It was funny, because as we approached the park, hubby was all sorts of confused. You would never know that hidden among the houses were miles of beautiful trails.

It was so beautiful. We were immersed in greenery. There was also a little creek that ran alongside some of the trails. The air smelled so crisp and clean. The kids had such a wonderful time.

The miss(4 1/2) wanted to run through the trails, eager to see what was around the corner, or what the next trail had in store. She is like her mommy in that way. I hardly ever slow down. The mister(2) walked slowly, taking it all in. He wanted to study everything. He walked around with his finger out most of the time, pointing to the various plants, trees, flowers and even the clouds. The baby boy (6 months) slept most of the time, surprisingly. The trail was bumpy and in his stroller, he was off-roading.

We stopped at a little picnic table next to the creek to eat our picnic dinner and it was a nice time. It was great to get out of the house. The kids LOVED it.
The park is pretty close to Tiff's house. So we are going to go again on Saturday with her kiddos.

My camera is pretty much useless, so I didn't get any pictures of our hike. I did find some pictures of the park online, including the one at the top of the post, so I am going to share them with you.

Gorgeous, isn't it?

Hopefully when we go again this weekend, Tiff will bring her camera, so that I can share pictures of the kiddos with you.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Are You Ready For Some Inspiration?

Here are some projects that I am itching to try. Some would make great gifts for Christmas. I think that I could pull them all off.

This one isn't crafty, but really, this gal intimidated me...and all I was thinking was how great it would be if I were to freeze a month's worth of meals, not that I have that much room in my freezer.

Okay, Christmas will be here before we know it, and I have always wanted to make a cute Advent Calendar. This Cookie Sheet Advent Calendar will make such a fun project.

I have been thinking about making crayon rolls, for a couple of years now. This link has been in my bookmarks for a long while. It's Skip To My Lou's Crayon Roll tutorial.

These Teapot Softies are stinking adorable.

I have to make these decoupage silhouettes of the kids.

These adorable chocolate bath fizzles would make great gifts.

I want to make these lavender pillows for myself and others.

The kiddos would love to bring these nature cans on our hike tomorrow. But I don't think I can make them in time.

This T-Shirt bag looks simple and practical.

These felt sugar cookies would go well with the softie teapot.

Okay, that's enough for now. I have plenty more to share with you. You'll just have to wait until next week.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Chubby Applesauce Cheeks

I am sitting here feeding the baby boy some Gerber Applesauce. He looks so tiny in his huge high chair, as he sits sideways at times, unable to keep his balance.

Most of the spoonfuls end up all over his face, but he doesn't mind. He just giggles and adoringly smiles at me as I bring bite after bite to his mouth.

And I pause at times to stare at him and study him.....to take a moment to enjoy this time with the baby boy. I know that in a blink of an eye, he will have outgrown his highchair and will sit in a booster seat at the table. Then before I know it, he'll be climbing out of his booster and running all around the house, refusing to eat his dinner.

And then just a short time later, I will be standing at the doorway, while he plays outside, hollering for him to tell the neighborhood boys goodnight, because it's time to come inside and eat.

Yep, time really will fly by.

But thankfully, I've been given this minute, right here and right now, to enjoy his chunky neck rolls, his toothless, dimpled smile and his chubby applesauce cheeks.

And don't even get me started on his cute, little baby hands.....

Monday, September 8, 2008

Magic Marker Monday

The Miss' dinosaurs. This is what she says about her drawings.....

"That's Spike and his mom and then Little Foot and I drew them all by myself. I am giving them to GG and Papa and they will be sooooo happy."

Friday, September 5, 2008


Okay, I got misty-eyed watching the trailer. Am I hormonal, or what? :-)

Mommy, I Have to Tell You Something.....

The miss begins many of her sentences lately with those words. She has something important to say, so I best listen up.

The other day, I was loading the kiddos into the car, and the miss decided that it was time for an important discussion.

The Miss: Mommy, I have to tell you something.

Me: Okay...

The Miss: God made fireflies, right?

Me: Yep

The Miss: Okay. And then they went up to the stars and got stuck.

Me: Oh?

The Miss: Yes

Oh, and the orders are out:

The Miss: Mommy, I have to tell you something.

Me: What?

The Miss: For Halloween, I am going to be Princess Leia. You are going to be Queen Amidala. Daddy is going to be Darth Vader. "The mister" is going to be Luke Skywalker, and "the baby boy" is going to be "Obi Obi Nobi"

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

1st Day of Pre-K

We were up and at 'em early this morning. I thought I was prepared. I took out everyone's clothes last night, including socks and shoes. I had all of the paperwork for the school paper clipped together and in my purse. Her Epi-Pen was also ready to go.
We had a little bit of a late start this morning and a baby boy who decided to take his sweet old time eating. But, we were still ready to go exactly when I needed us to be.

The miss didn't wear her best outfit and had wet spots from where I quickly cleaned oatmeal off of her shirt. I thought that I did a good job of blow-drying it, but looking at her pictures, her shirt was still wet.

And although we had to quickly run a brush through her hair, my daughter still looked beautiful.

So with the baby boy in one hand, the mister in the other and my bouncy daughter wearing her way too big for her backpack, we headed out the door, only to realize that my keys were not in my purse.

I looked everywhere. They were nowhere to be found. I watched as the time on the clock inched closer to 9:00. I did NOT want to be the mom who drops their child off late for the first day of school.

After turning three rooms upsidedown in under 60 seconds, I decided to call my hubby at work, to see if he had any idea as to where my keys were. It was then that he discovered that he left the house this morning with both sets of keys. He said he would race home. Thankfully, he works about 5 minutes away from our house.

I called the school to give them a heads up. We ended up arriving about 7 minutes late.

She had a wonderful time and is excited to go back again on Friday.

She is getting too big. Tell her to stop growing!

I am bummed by the way the pictures came out...with the shadows and such. Hopefully someday I'll have a nice camera. I am thankful that the camera worked for me today. Some days, it decides not to take any pictures. So, I guess pictures that are just okay are better than none at all, right?