Friday, April 24, 2015

Does He Talk?

We're in the elevator with a daddy and his son.

The Daddy "He's SO cute!  Does he talk yet?"

Me "Oh.....yes, quite a bit.  Princess, hit the up button....3rd floor"

The Daddy, to Babycakes "Up...We're going UP....can you say up?"

Babycakes says nothing, and gives his a scowl.

The Daddy: "Uuuuppppp.  Can you say it? Uuuupppppp."

Babycakes "I don't want to say that.  I want to say elevator, level three!"

The Daddy "Oh!  I guess he can talk!"

My kids snicker.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Someone around here

is really close to having her driver's licence.

And we, her parents, are both


and terrified.

Her daddy had a very strict list of what he

wanted in her first car,

and safety was at the top

of his list.

The top of her list?

Big enough to haul a cello!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Spring is Sprung

The weather here

is always so


One day we're sunburned,

the next day,

it snows.

So when I saw we had

a couple nice days comming

we headed to the zoo!

The big kids have

essays due,

so they stayed home,

but the rest of us had FUN!

We say penguins, and bears,
 giraffes and alligators,
And this:
This was Babycake's favorite exhibit.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

New Neighbors

We met our new neighbors tonight!
They're very nice,

if a bit shy,

and thoroughly enjoyed sharing a meal with us!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Stool

In the bathroom at a fast food place,

 washing my hands

With my helper,

as always.

Him: I wanna wash too!

Me: OK, let me dry my hands and I'll pick you up.

He steps on my big toe with all his weight,

leaving me locked frozen in pain.

Me, frantic: Ah, Ah, Ah!  You're standing on my toe!

Him, totally calm:  Yes.  I use it for a stool.

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Babycakes, looking concerned: Where my pizza go?

Me, confused:  I don't know.  Where is it?

Babycakes: Somebody eat it!

Me, really confused and concerned: Someone ate your pizza?  Who?  Who ate your pizza?

Babycakes, with  a sly grin: Me!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Birthday Pie

This boy.

This boy loves him some pie.
So when it came time

to choose a birthday treat,

what else would it be,

but pumpkin pie!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Happy Birthday Big Boy!

I can't believe it's been three years!

I can't believe it's already been three years!

I'm so glad you are in our family Big Boy!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Ice Skating

Since it's spring her,

that means it's wildly fluctuating

between nasty

and nice.

Rather than complain, let's just run with it.


Ice Skating!

He loved it!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

April Fools

My kids can testify

to the fact that I love April Fools day!

I love that it's silly

and doesn't require shopping

and makes me laugh.

Every year, we prank Hub's underwear,

so no surprises there,

and this year we pranked dinner!

This is a "meatloaf"
 made of chocolate rice crispy treats!

These "peas"
 are actually candy!

And this lovely meal:
 meatloaf, peas and ice cream "potatoes" with caramel "gravy"

was a huge hit!

(Hey moms, I fed them a REAL dinner first,

so no going crazy about how unhealthy it is!)