Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday Facts

Thankful For:

My hardworking husband. He is a great dad and a wonderful person. Yes, there are days I want to hurt him. There are days we don't see eye to eye so please don't misconstrue the compliments as an indicator that we are perfect and I have the perfect life...Blah. That is not me. We are not perfect. We have had our crap. Lots of it. But I can honestly tell you that his parents did something right with him..he is a good person. Honest, loving, giving and teaches me everyday to look on the bright side of everything life gives us. He has made my life better. He has shown me how to love, how to protect and how to love God.

I am so Thankful for my children. Matthew received an award this week. it was a big deal award. Only one of these awards are given out. It was for the Happiest/joyful student in the school. I was SOOOO proud. I mean his mother is crazy and he some how walks away with this award???

Maybe this is a good indicator he won't need Prozac when he gets older?

Listening To:

A bunch construction going on is quiet. Kids are sleeping...

What's For Dinner: Hot & Ready...feed my family for 6.00? Oh, yeah...

Looking Forward To:

I am planting a garden. My first one. It is a bit late. I am not sure how this will work but we shall see. Let's look on the bright side..I might just get lucky and have nothing grow...not forcing me into making Zucchini bread, muffins, pancakes, name it..

The sun shining, the sun coming around and the sun staying here...

I am Missing:

A baby around the house..I know I am crazy, crazy, crazy. crazy...but the whole new baby thing is so addicting.

Quote of the week: AMEN! ...Carter walks around the house yelling AMEN!

What are your Friday Facts??

What!? No Big Screen TV?

I was laying in bed last night watching Bethanny Getting Married on BRAVO. I am a reality TV junkie. I have no idea why I get sucked in. These ladies are crazy and I love it. I can see myself in Bethanny, She is a REAL Housewife from New York , ya know? I am Real Housewives in a small town of perfect we could really be good friends.

She is having a baby and getting married and the show is based around those 2 big details. Her and her soon to be husband had to register for gifts for their upcoming wedding and when watching them it reminded me of when we ( Jeremy & I ) went to Target to register for Olivia.

Having 9 years between our oldest and her and thinking that having more kids might not be for us we had purged all of our baby things. I saved the crib. it was outdated when Miss America arrived but I didn't care. I wanted all my kids and grandkids to have the same crib. I am sure there has been a massive recall or our crib or by the time I have grandkids it will be deemed unsafe.

We had never registered together for anything. Not for our wedding nor our first child. I registered by myself for our wedding as the Mr. was working out of town all the time.

So fast forward to our second child...I should have never brought Jeremy. He was like a crazy with the registering gun thingy they give you. He was going through out the store a bit bored at first until he realized he could register for anything...

and I mean anything....

When your cousin announces at the baby shower that she was sorry she couldn't purchase the big 52 inch plasma big screen for us ( as noted on our registry) I could have died.

Really? You registered for that?

And you can bet he did.

I LOVE that guy...

and we wonder why people don't take us to seriously...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Last Derby

Matthew was 4 when we took him to his first fishing derby. We had no idea you had to be 5 in order to compete. The only way we found out is when he got first place and they asked him how old he was he said 4 . Good thing they all know us...they did not break his heart, they let him keep his prize. This year was his last derby. I was a bit sad. We have been doing local derby's for the 9 years.
Time doesn't stop, sometimes I wish it did.
As for Miss America & Carter John...they are still to young.

A room with a view..

Or a front porch...Seriously, My bedroom window is right next to this big mess. I am looking on the bright side , Carter is fascinated for hours with the all the dirt moving....He even made himself comfy during the whole process..

Monday, June 14, 2010

Potty training sucks.

And it is gross. It is messy. I really really really wish I could send them away to a potty training boot camp. Somebody PLEASE start one up.

I am joking. I don't anyone else helping my kiddos in the training process.

You would think I have potty trained 2 kids that I would be a pro , Super Potty Training Mama.


Not here.

The beginning is always gross.
Every child is different.
Matthew learned by peeing outside. Olivia received bandaids as her reward. Carter likes candy.
Screw the reward chart. I can't hardly remember to balance the checkbook let alone put a shiny star on a chart.
What are your ideas? Even if I have 3 kids..I still LOVE other moms advice.

Super Busy

Although the weather has been horrible lately the sun decided to come through for us this weekend. I decided to have an impromptu garage sale. I did a sweep of the house the messy, everywhere you turn there is crap and put it for sale. The one thing I wish I would have taken into consideration is that it was the first nice Saturday in a long time. Nobody was really out to garage sale. They where at home cleaning their garage.

I love the ones who show up at 7:30 as you still have tarps on your stuff and the rip off your tarps, you get back from hanging out your signs only to find them digging through everything. I love the ones who pick up an item that is priced at 25 cents and want you to take a dime.


My favorite has to be when 2 customers get into a fight. This is priceless. One has to be 70 and the other maybe 30 and they fight over ONE shirt. I keep thinking I am going to grab the shirt and put it back into the donate pile. Thoughts of punishing them as I would my 2 & 4 Year old children.

Listen people, if you can't get along I will remove the said item until one of you can play fair.

Good Times.

Jeremy took the kids to the fishing derby. Olivia was to young and Matthew was right at the cutoff for his age. He caught his limit and then had to come home to clean them. GROSS. Carter LOVED the whole concept of fishing. Jeremy told me he was so excited. Carter actually touched the fish and tried to kiss it. DOUBLE YUK!

We closed up shop and went to a going away party for Jeremy's Cousin. She and her family are moving to Idaho. It was great to get together but sad to know she is moving 10 hours away. Just another reminder that family is important.

Sunday we finally made it to church ( as we have missed at least a good month) only to see our number flashing on the screen ( 2nd time in a row) to go and retrieve one of our darling children. Have I mentioned before we sit close to the front? Carter had to come sit with us for about an hour during service ( he had gotten sick , not flu sick just his tummy stuff) he did great sitting on our laps minus the spilt coffee and kicking the elderly ladies chair a few times.

After church the rain started AGAIN. Blah.

We proceeded to head to our local Log Show event. Matthew loved the show and Olivia was excited to see the tug of war between the loggers and the kids. Of course the kids WON!

And the sun came out!

This weekend was full and I loved it.

Kids snuggled into bed at 7:30 and me 8:30.

I was wide awake at 3am by 5:30 I was back in bed.

I was reminded that for me to complain about how busy I am or to complain about how my weekends fill up with obligations for others , it is not about us. It is about others. It is about showing respect, love and admiration and I am okay if my summer looks like that.

Friday, June 11, 2010

It's just a poll

I was watching a show yesterday, I don't remember the name , it was on Bravo and they where talking about sex and the average married couple with children are having sex once a month. Now without being to graphic I just thought that seemed a bit low. I mean who answers these polls? Are those polls out there really a reflection on the average American people? Sometimes I see a poll and I wonder " who in the heck did they poll? " The polls on my blog CANNOT I repeat CANNOT be traced back to you. I will never know who clicked on what. I SWEAR. I just wanted to see what the average blog reader , average married, not married person ( but a couple with children) has to say.

Are we half dog?

or pig..or what ever animal looks like this after they are done eating..
Who watches these kids???

Just like Brother

He was in the shower, I took him out and the next thing I know he out side naked pushing his lawn mower....I brought him back in to get dressed...made it as far as the diaper and he was off again...

Keeps me on my toes

This motorcycle thingy that is obnoxiously loud really needs to find a home outside....I mean c'mon my walls, legs and feet can only take so much crashing into...
He got big boy undies...and thought they would be grand on his head...

Carter, you never ever cease to amaze me or keep me smilin...

Who's To Do List?? I don't normally make list for my husband. That is not me...So when I is what I got as a response..
He gave it to his dad....I wrote To Do ...he spruced it up by adding " Papa Darrels To Do List " Stinker.

Mother's Day

We had a Mother's day lunch here. ( I know that was SO last month...Better late then never)

I am so happy the weather was nice then...the kids had fun playing out side and we had a great visit with my mother in law and sister in law.

Camping in the rain

Sucks. We made the best of it .....

Her cousins suck their thumb..maybe she thought she should try it????

We had fun..created memories...but if it rains like that again..I am staying home :)

Dentist ROCK ( at least mine does!)

Carter had his very first trip to the dentist. I love our dentist. I have been going for over 15 years..They are great with our kids.

No cavities! YIPEEE ( trying to save the money to fix a Laptop) and a trip to the prize cupboard makes them want to go back!


Turn you back for a MINUTE and this happens..

They really do think we are made of money.

Big Boy Haircut

Yeppers I finally got Carter a big boy haircut. He is now due for another haircut. That is how far behind I am in the blogging world. You see one of my kids broke my computer front, not allowing me to download pictures on my computer. I have to use the hubby' you will see in the another post typing on his computer has it's challenges...

I can't believe how long I let it go..It has to do with ME not wanting him to grow up...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Yes, I am proud..very Proud.

My Sweet hormonal teenager has been working his tail off making money for his stuff this year. He has always been a worker and dreams big. I love that about him.

I would consider us giving parents whose children never lack for anything. Yes, their shoes may be falling apart or Jeans have holes in them before I make it to the store.

I have taught them to buy used, search clearance racks and clip coupons.

Since he was 9 he has learned then if he wants anything above and beyond he must work for it.

This summer he has paid for 6 months of texting ( in advance) and 4 ride passes to our local fair and he still has money in the bank trying to save for Summer camp.

I am a firm believer in teaching kids to save, I wish someone would have taught me.

We are so proud of him.

You ROCK Matthew! Keep up the good work!