Thursday, October 23, 2014

Potty Ponder

A little History:

Several years ago,

Hubs accidentally potty trained Mac

in a weekend.

I was at a homeschool conference,

and he stayed home with our,

then four,


Mac was two, and pondering the idea

of possibly being ready to potty

at some point in the future,

but not especially interested.

Hubs decided he'd work on it a bit

while I was gone,

and boom!

Mac was potty trained!

Impressed, I told him that he was in charge of potty training

 all the kids that came after.

Since we were done having kids,

he agreed.


We added a fifth child!

This week I asked when he was going to get started

with Babycakes.

He argues that the agreement isn't valid

since when he made it we were done

adding kids.

I say he has to follow through with that deal.

So, I'm putting it to public vote:

Should Hubs have to fulfill his agreement

and train this little boy,

or do I slog back into the soggy pants party mayself?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Friends and Berries

I've really been missing our big city friends.

Sure, we see a few of them,


when we're there on Mondays

for co-op,

but it's just not the same.

I'm so delighted that some of them

were willing to toss aside their schedules

and meet us here:
 A swim in the corn,
 a pursuing of pumpkins,
 a picking of berries,
 and friends!

PS-While we were berry picking, a certain toddler was crazy

about berries.

I joked that we should have weighed him on the way in,

and out,

and paid for the pounds he ate!

 Alas, once we got home, he decided they were yucky

and refused to even consider one!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I Broke It

I broke my house!

I broke my house!

Not just a little broken,

but a lot!

I had the grill too close

and melted it!

My brand mew house!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Happy Birthday to my favorite

tree climbing boy!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Red Handed

I caught him right here,

sitting in the sink,

leisurely eating the potty training rewards.
No, he did not get punished.

I was too busy laughing and taking pictures!

Saturday, October 11, 2014


We're home!

Did 'ja miss us?

 We've kinda got a fall break tradition going.

This year was awesome for so many reasons.

There was hardly anyone there,

which makes it so much more fun.

 This year  Babycakes was tall enough,

and smart enoug,

to play in the little kid area without

attempting to drown himself every

10 minutes!
 Being here did remind me about what was happening exactly a year ago,
 when we were waiting to see if Mama E, Babycakes birthmom,

would be signing over baby brother.

This year was DEFINITELY a lot less stressful!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Can We Keep Him?

We had a little visitor this week!
 He hang out in the garage all weekend.
 I'm not sure if Milo the Wonder Cat brought him in

or if he came in on his own.
He disdained the strawberry, and when set outside,

he took his time, but eventually

hopped away.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Plus Side

There aren't many things about MS

that I can put into the "pro"

side of the pros & cons list,

but I am enjoying watching

all those shows I used to love

and have forgotten so much about

that it's like watching them for the first time!


We're watching a Gilmore Girls Marathon!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Mommy's Little Helper

Furniture shopping assistant:

The kid has good taste,

as these were the most expensive chairs

in the WHOLE store!

Saturday, September 27, 2014


"Mama, I please have

P-I-E punkin pie?"

My two year old can spell pie!

Should I be proud

or ashamed that we talk about P-I-E

so often he knows what it means??