Monday, December 8, 2014


I heard a little noise

coming from the pantry.

A rustle,

a crackle

so I opened it up,

hoping it wasn't a mouse.
It wasn't!

Happily, the rice crispy treats are stored WAY up high!

Friday, December 5, 2014


Let it snow

let it snow

let it snow!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Yes, Yes, No

Yes, I agree drums are very cool.

Yes, I do think they make great noises,
 Yes, I do think you'd have fun if we bought one.

Yes, I understand you can plug in headphones

so I don't have to hear them.

Yes, the other kids would like them too.

Yes, I do think Daddy would like them too.
No, you will not be getting them for Christmas.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Blankie Wait

His blanket is in there.

He's not very happy with me.

He's been there for twenty minutes
and he'll be mad when it comes out wet

and has to ride in the dyer too!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Crispyhenge, Again

I'm a big fan of the

Story of the World books,

and I've used them with my kiddos for a while,

and this hands on activity

never seems to lose it's charm!

I present

These books walk you through world history

in story style,

and have lots of ideas for making history come alive.

Now, guess what we're having for desert tonight?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Corndogs!

Yes, it's that time of year again!

Having corndogs for lunch on Thanksgiving

is a tradition my family started the first year

we moved away from "home".

We were young, alone, and broke.

Hubs was working all day

(retail life!).

and toddler Buddy and I met him for lunch at the only

place that was open

and cheap enough for us to afford it.

The next year was a repeat,

with baby Mimi joining in on the fun.

Even when Hubs finally,

finally, had a year off,

just for fun, we had them again!

Now our little silly tradition is 16 years

and going strong!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Two New Boots

Babycakes and I ran to Target today

to pick up some snow boots.

Just in the nick of time,

since it started snowing on our way home!

We tried on a few pair

until I found some we both liked,

then headed to the checkout.

On the way, he asked if I would put the boots on him,

right then and there.

I slipped the first one on,

then reached for his foot to slip the other on

when he gasped

and said

"They have TWO?!"

Yes baby, you get to have TWO new boots!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

No Goats!

Last night as I was heading to bed,

I heard Babycakes cry out.

Since it was long past his bedtime,

I peaked in.

He was now crying loudly,

and Hubs was comforting him.

He was struggling to get out of bed,

but not really awake.

Finally, he said

"I don't like goats!"

laid back down,

and fell asleep.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Measuring Up

My kiddos were playing with the tape measure tonight,

so on a whim,

I measured them.

Then I measured myself.

I'm shrinking!

I'm now a 1/2 inch shorter than I was when I was younger!

And to make matters worse,

my teen daughter is an inch taller than I USED to be!

I'm going to be the short one at this house someday!

Someday soon!

Here's the tally:

Buddy 6' 1"

Mimi 5' 9"

Princess 5'2"

Mac 4' 11"

Babycakes just short of 3'

Hubs hasn't shrunk,

but I have!

I'm blaming the kids!

They're sucking the height out of me, I just know it!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bandaid Magic

It started with a scrape

on his thumb.

It was bleeding, and he was quite upset by that fact.

First it needed a kiss.

When that didn't help

he requested a bandaid.

After about ttwo minutes, he asked me to take the bandaid off.
I did.

he said "Not yet! Put it back.".

Ten minutes later,  he asked me to take it off again.

I did.

I asked if it was fixed.


and off he went.

I wish bandaids worked that fast on my owies!