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!

Saturday, November 15, 2014


I'm loving this picture!
It just screams "I'm off to find adventure!".

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Nana and Papa came to town to visit us!
 So, my monkeys dragged them to the zoo!
 It was so fun to get to hang out with them,
 but the zoo wears me out!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Literature Fair

We've been involved with the history fair for many years,

always helping out,

but ducking leading it.

Last year I suggested we add a literature fair,

run in  a similar fashion,

and everyone congratulated me on

volunteering to run it!

I guess that's what I get for voicing my idea!

Here's Oliver Twist:

 Hiccup from How To Train Your Dragon:
 And a camper from Percy Jackson's Camp Halfblood:
At first I was a bit dissapointed in how few kids signed up,

History fair has sixty-seventy kids,

and we had only a dozen.

But when the actual night came,

I was super glad with the size!

It was small enough that I could not only

read every board, but also

talk to each kid!

I'm super excited to host this again next year!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Brown Bear Sing-along

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?

I see a Babycakes singing to me!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Leaf Jumping

We found Fall!
 Yes, I know that sounds odd,
 but our neighborhood has zero big trees,

and our yard has zero trees,
 so leaf jumping was actually something we had to work

hard to get to do!
 I'm sure our friends thought we were looney when we

eagerly snatched up their rake

and piled up their leaves

so we could play!
Happy Fall!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happy Halloween!

"Triffer Treat!"

He hit one house

got one treat

and was done!

Let's take this candy home and eat it mom!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Painting Pumpkins

We're putting our half priced pumpkins

to work!
 Painting is WAY easier
 than carving,
and no slimy goop either!

 Each kid picked their topic
 and got to work!
So our front porch is graced with

Minny Mouse,

A Lego head,

A LOT of color,

and a TARDIS, of course!