Saturday, May 23, 2015

Bored Braids

Someone's mom got bored while watching a movie.

One hour and 27 braids later....

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Babycakes: Can I have a treat?

Me: Nope.  You already had dessert.

B: Pleeeeeeeeeease Can I have a treat?!

Me: No!  You already had a treat today,  You can't have treats all day.  Please don't ask again.

B: Please can I have treats all day?

Monday, May 18, 2015

Big Boy

I finally managed to get

someone's picture taken,

and only two months after his birthday!

I was pretty torn about whether

to go with the locs in his hair,

which can make him look

a bit girly,

or hack it off.

I think he looks just like a little man!

Friday, May 15, 2015


And just like that,


Oh, how I wish that was true,

but Mother Nature isn't cooperating,

and it's still cool enough that

no one is wearing shorts yet.

But we're already planning

a trip to Colorado to visit

Nana and Papa,

hit the museum,

the mountains,

and our favorite zip line place.

I fully intend to nap




until then.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

No More Manic Monday!

School's Out!

Ok, just sorta.

The big kids are done with

their highschool co-op,

which officially ends Manic Monday

for the year!

I'm so excited!

We still have our at home schooling to do,

but with all the homework finished,

that feels like nothing!

We've already declared next Monday

as an official jammies day,

and you will find us all clad

in our favorite pajamas all day!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Just when I thought this week was finally over....

Hubs has strep!

and we have out last

day of homeschool PE.

This year I taught

three through seven year old kids

how to kick,





and play every kind of tag imaginable.

While I loved it,

I am looking forward to not doing it next year!

Next year, Babycakes will be in that class,

and I know both of us will appreciate

me not being his teacher for this level of chaos!

I am unimaginably glad this extra long week is over,

and now lets just pretend

my house doesn't look like it was bombed,

my kids didn't eat more then their

fair share of junk,

and my toddler's clothes are clean


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Still Keep Going.......

I loaded up my herd

and trekked back to the city today

for my monthly MS infusion,

Since the idea of taking them

to the infusion center with me

is rather nightmare-ish,

they stayed with friends.

Don't feel too sorry for them,

cuz I think they had fun without me:
 After that, we headed to the history fair.

This year I brought George Lucas,
 Ireana Sendler,
 and Ms. Jane Austin

I can't tell you how much my kids

love this event,

and it was worth the


fight with the printer to get here!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Keep Going....

Tuesday should be the day I rest

after manic Monday,

but this week I needed to

prod some teens into finishing up

their end of the year  projects for co-op,

and do a massive

menu, shop and cook-a-thon

because this was pretty much the only day we didn't

have too much going on,

and these people want to eat EVERY DAY!

We were also trying to make up

for some procrastination.

I had some sewing to finish,

while the kids had some writing to finsh

for the history fair on Thursday!

That would mean that our ancient printer

would take this moment to stop

co-operating with anyone,


Wednesday, more sewing, more writing,

more fighting with printers,

and one quick trip to urgent care,

for one sick kid!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


This week....

This week was too long for

this tired mama!

Monday was our usual

manic Monday,

with crazy runs to

the city, music lessons, co-op classes,

bible studies, and.......

where are we supposed to be now???,

but with the girl's orchestra concert

added to the end.

They did a wonderful job,'

and I was so proud of them both!

You can thank Babycakes for this (not) awesome photography.

I was forced to sit in the "bleachers"

about a million miles out,

to keep the rampaging chaos to

a bare minimum.

Classical music, delicate instruments

and wild three year old boys

are a rough combo!

I'm sure our fellow concert goers

appreciated his sing-along,

but I did not appreciate the

fart sound chorus he added at all!

Monday, April 27, 2015


We went to see the movie



It was super cute,

and I loved the emphasis on

family and friendship.

I REALLY enjoyed the fact

that the main character was


It's amazing how rare that is,

and I never noticed before

Babycakes became my son.

It's very important to me that he see

kids like him in movies,

so we will be adding this one to our

personal library for sure.

Babycakes favorite part of the movie

was the bottomless popcorn.

That kid can eat a whole bag

by himself.

Not kidding!

On the way home, he wanted to carry

what popcorn he hadn't finished.

As I buckled him in,

I told him not to eat popcorn in the car,

because I didn't want the mess.

When we got home,

there he sat,chowing down!

I scolded him for eating it

and he replied:

"I just puttin' it in my mouf!".