Wednesday, May 31, 2017


You know the rule

that you should never ask a woman

if she's pregnant?

Because you might be wrong,

and boy would that be embarrassing?

I've got a new one:

Never ask a woman with a baby if she's grandma!

Better to assume she's mom, and delight her

that she's still young enough to pass

as the mom of a newborn.

than assume she's too old to be the mama

of that baby!

Saturday, May 27, 2017


Having this baby has taken over my life.

There's the colicky baby stuff,

(which I, the mother of five,

have never done before!)

Then there's the always changing visitation schedule,

and all the social workers, GALs, visitation workers

who need to see us monthly.

Add court dates,

communicating with mama,

and the never ending paperwork,

and I'm tapped out!

Ironically, we are licensed for two,

but I can't even imagine saying yes

to another baby right now!!

Our Hawk

I was backing out of our garage this morning,

when I saw something in the tree in our yard,

and saw this HAWK!

In our tree!

Good thing Hubs was home to see,

because he LOVES birds of prey!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Never Say Never

 I think I'm a pretty laid back mama.

I mean, we even had a tarantula!

One of the few things I've always

said I'd never let my kids do

is martial arts.

Never say never!

He LOVES it.

I am completely astounded at

how much he can pay attention,

follow direction,

and stand in line at karate,

since he can do NONE of that

anywhere else!

So, after our free five days,

I did it.

I signed the contract!

Never say never!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Colic Stinks

The first reflux med didn't work

at all.

The second formula helped

a tiny bit.

The second reflux med helped

a tiny bit,

and I just thought we were going

to learn to live

with a LOT of crying!

I've got my fingers crossed

right now, because we've had

two good days with our THIRD formula!


Monday, May 1, 2017

Settling In

Our poor Squidget had reflux.

I've never had a baby with reflux.

We've done food intolerance, but reflux is awful!

He's settling in,

and just as importantly,

Babycakes is settling in.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

History Fair-The Last?

This was probably our last

history fair.

That makes me so sad!

Mimi graduates this year,

so it's her last year for sure,

and Princess and Mac are

not as excited as they were when

all the other attendees

were our friends,

so I think we're done!

Why, yes, I did sew like a madwoman

trying to get these costumes done

the day before!

Mac didn't participate,

and I chased one little boy

around while a littler boy

was strapped to my chest,

but the girls looked fantastic!

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hamilton:

Thursday, April 20, 2017



I usually post stuff

here on our blog

after my kids are in bed,

and it's peaceful and quiet.

Now, I just go to bed!

For privacy and safety reasons,

we won't be showing his face,

or sharing his name,

but we call him Sqidget

or Peanut.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Part of the Package

I'm feeling quite overwhelmed

by the schedule that came with this

tiny guy.

He has almost daily visits with his mama,

medical appointments,

court appointments,

and social worker appointments,

to add to our crazy days.

Lets add that to the loooong nights

he also brought with him!

Even with the added level of chaos,

we're all really enjoying all the

cuddles and baby squeaks that

are a part of the package!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Chaos Level Red

You know a typical family

would say to themselves

Hey, we have a new baby,

a there's that Chuck E Cheese birthday party,

which includes a van full of

loud, wiggly boys,

 that seems like enough chaos.

 But we at Casa Chaos,

we would call that not even trying!

Lets scheduled a little

home improvement project!

I mean,

why live with probable

or even expected chaos,

When you can have CERTAIN chaos!