Monday, May 31, 2010


Our long weekend wasn't too productive. . .we are counting down to the end of Mike's class and he has been busy and exhausted trying to finish his final project. On Saturday, June 5th ant 2:00 am it will be over, and we can't wait. We did try to have a little fun. Saturday we went to a "messy" birthday party. The kids got to paint and play with shaving cream, noodles, water and pudding. Then when we got home I worked in the yard. I've decided to extend the "farm". I've seriously over planted my squash/cucumber garden. . .I just need more land. I do have squash and cucumbers actually growing. My biggest squash is about 4 inches. I also just started my next round of "crops" with my leftover seeds. I've decided to dig up the grass (more like weeds) on the side of our house. Its an area that is about 3 ft. by 30 ft. so that's where my new stuff will go. Pictures to come. . .I dug up the weeds and covered the area with tarps to kill the junk.

Sunday, Obie started feeling sick. He complained of a tummy ache and he had a fever. We thought he was feeling a bit better so in the late afternoon we went to the pool. We all had a great time. . .except for Obie. We didn't stay long. Obie was exhausted and went to bed early.

Monday morning Obie's fever was gone and he seemed better, so off to the pool. We took both cars so I could stay longer with Grace and Mike could take the other two home early and give them naps. (that would also give him so work time). Well when Grace and I went to leave we realized we had a problem. Someone, who will remain nameless, gave us the wrong set of keys. . .we only had the van keys and we did not have the van. Slight problem. So we got a hold of Mike and he was able to get the neighbor to stay with the sleeping kids and then came to drop off the keys. The wait wasn't too bad. Grace and I sat under a tree and played Indian Princess. She ripped off some big leaves and stuck them in our hair. . .which obviously turned us into Indian Princesses. Once we were home we all enjoyed naps, then Mac & Cheese. Overall we had a good weekend. . .but are really looking forward to June. Here is a snapshot of June. . .

-Mike completes Master's Degree
-Babysitter Saturday night to celebrate completion
-Mike's 29th Birthday
-Summer Kick Off BBQ with Friends
-9th Anniversary
-Grace's Swim Lessons
-Stephanie starts water aerobics

Friday, May 28, 2010

A Song, Stuck.

I've had a song stuck in my head but the problem was I couldn't remember the words. . .all I could remember was "do a little dance, some thing some thing some thing, get down tonight, get down tonight." So because I couldn't remember the words I was singing "do a little dance, shake a little tush, get down tonight, get down tonight." Mike came home and Grace and Obie were dancing while I was singing this. The kids and I thought it was hilarious. Mike just gave us a weird look. So yesterday I was driving in the car somewhere and the song come on. . .apparently Mike knew the words. . ."do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight, get down tonight." I was laughing so hard. He never told me the right words or said anything...he just had a weird look and let me sing my version for a week or two. . .Grace even started singing it. So after hearing the real version it is officially decided that my version is better, way better.

My Favorite.


Cheeseburgers on homemade buns. . .need I say more?

Bowl full of cherries, and then some.

A friend has two of the three kids, so M' and I are enjoying a quiet house. So so easy with one baby. . .anyways, we have been enjoying ourselves quite a bit. The morning started off with a few pictures, because a baby's bum is oh so cute, then we went to Lowe's. I bought a dresser for the kids room on craigslist (from a very scary man in the middle of nowhere) and now I need to refinish it. Actually, hopefully soon it will be a nice shade of yellow. We also found a hydrangea for 50% off so we had a little impulsive buy. I already planted it in the front of our porch. . .I'm very tempted to pull up the big ugly bushes and plant hydrangea's everywhere. Seriously. Then we went to the fruit stand. I splurged on my favorite cherries. . .the problem was it there was a little sign that said "you may taste one and only one." So I tasted one. And it was amazing. It brought me back to two lovely memories so I had to get them. $4.99 a pound, so I got a little bag and they were good. Then we came home, M' took a nap, and I had lunch. Now I'm here. Blogging, but soon, very soon I will be enjoying my red, red, cherries.

*the two memories with cherries are. . .

1. Walking the back road in Germany, and picking cherries from random cherry trees with good friends.
2. Mike and I went to Paris before visiting BFA one year. . .I convinced Mike I needed a big bag of cherries, so he bought me one. Then we walked all over, all day long munching on them.
*one side note. . .
If you want old ladies to talk to you. . .wear a baby.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wii Weigh in. . .

Ahhhh. So finally. I've been stuck at 149 for the past 3 weeks. I was starting to think I was going to have to fork over some money to the good old Dad but finally today there was a change. 147.7. Hope. 2.7 pounds to go and I have 5 weeks left.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Splash Day.

Its been hot. Like its been in the 90s for the past few days, so parks are a little hot, but inside is just no fun. So today we decided to get strategic with our planning. First we washed the outside of the car and got all the junk out. Well kind of, Obie emptied a piggy bank in the back so now there are coins everywhere, but I figured that was better then the trash that was there before. So that was our productive event for the day. Then we went to the park. Heat+Playground=Exhaustion=One happy mama because everyone takes long naps. So that was our strategic event. We had lunch at home, which is my new favorite thing. I call it lunch in a cup. Basically I mix up a bunch of little snacks in a colorful small bowl and tell them its their lunch. Today I was super nice and let them watch Barney as they at from their fun little bowls which were filled with goldfish, raisins, blueberries and a string cheese. Then after naps we played in our little plastic pool. This was our cool down, fun event.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Oh so true...this is a problem.


The doctor asked Grace if we eat meat at our house. . .Grace said yes. Then the doctor asked what kind of meat. Grace stood in the middle of the room with her hands behind her back. Thinking. "Bear!" The doctor giggled and said "What?" Gracie replied "Bear!" "I've never heard that one." Said the doctor.

The lastest.

Its been a week and I just don't feel like blogging. Really, I just feel like laying in the sun or shopping. Neither are really doable at this moment...sleeping would be nice too but I shouldn't get into the habit of napping or I get angry when a little one decides she doesn't want to nap and then messes up mine. So here I am...updating. 90 degrees. Pretty nice. The pool opens this weekend so hopefully we will get to go. G' and M' had doctors appointments this morning. It was traumatic to say the least. G' got two shots. . .which she was dreading. She didn't want the nurse to touch her and she was sure to make it known. She wasn't very quick to get over it either. G' weighed in at 35 pounds (45%) and measured 41 1/4 inches (80th). She did great following directions and answered everything the nurse asked her. We has has a little test for her two do. Just basic questions, colors, drawings, explaining things. She got all the way up to the 6 year old questions and we ran out of time and didn't finish. She was able to spell her name for the doctor. . .which was a surprise to me. . .she won't let me teach her anything, I just have the make the info available and let her do the rest. So that was pretty impressive. M' did well too. She's are little peanut. Since her last appointment, which was two months ago she hasn't even gained a pound. So she is now a whopping 14 lbs. 9 oz. (25%) and she grew two inches for 26 inches total (50%). All is well with her. Still not sitting by herself yet but she can roll and roll and roll and she has started pushing herself backwards while laying on her stomach. Last Sunday we also had M's baby dedication. She and the other two kids did great at the beginning of the service. (I was loaded with crackers) Then when we had to go up M' was not a happy camper. G' and O' then moved on to bigger and better things and enjoyed the Swedish Fish I had in my pocket. (Be prepared always, that's my motto) So other then the M's screaming during the actual dedication she did great. If her goal was to get attention from the whole church she definitely succeeded.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Green Thumb Me.

Green Thumb Me. Yep. That's right. I'm amazing. Well, not really. I just pretend. Still nothing to eat from our "garden" but I'm hoping. I've never grown anything in my life. . .except weeds. I'm a little worried that if things do grow I might want to become a farmer. We'll see. Here is the progress I've made. . .
Pumpkin (appeared in our compost pile so we officially planted it today)

And he's off.

Mike left today so he didn't go into work, instead he hung out with us. We went down to the river and went for a walk. . .well kind of. G' rode her bike, O' rode in the wagon, M' rode on me, and Mike and I walked. The weather was perfect, the kids napped, we gardened and then we all did a drop off at the airport. Here's a peek at our walk. (It started with a tear.)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Who is this?

Alrighty then.

So two weeks off line made me a bit more productive. Less distractions=More work. I finally was able to get online last night, I checked a few things, which took about 15 minutes and then thought what do I usually waste my time looking at on here. . .I'm sure it won't take me long to figure it out again. Until then, maybe I'll be productive again. Here is my update in point form. . .thoughts, updates, news, randomness. . .

-another business trip for Mike this week.
-O' has been doing great on the potty
-we seem to constantly be getting sick this year
-I have laundry everywhere
-two weeks ago I finally made it into the 140, 149.3 to be exact (now I'm stuck)
-I went for a walk in the rain, by myself and two dogs. . .and it was fun. . .I was soaked
-so soaked I couldn't wear my shoes today
-Mike has less then a month left of school left...June 4 its over. (Masters in E.E)
-G' is fighting naps. . .I WILL win!
-M' is sleeping 12 hours at night. . .uninterrupted. . .its amazing.
-Still no teeth.
-Doctor's appointment next week for G' and M' (checkups)
-Its been raining a lot.
-O' has started asking "Why? Why Mama?" any time I ask him to do anything. . .he is like a recording.
-August and September is going to be fun. . .visitors.
-my living room is a wreck
-M' is crying upstairs
-a nap would be nice but there will be no nap
-signing off. Good bye.