Thursday, February 5, 2009

What's on my mind...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Two gross things...

Yes the stomach virus has moved on to it's next victim - Tres.

Poor little thing was up fussing at 2am this morning - which brings me to gross thing #1.

She puked all over our bed and all over me, including IN MY EYE!
Yes, I had my eyes open (obviously), and a piece of what I am guessing was curdled milk flew into MY EYE!
I had to tend to her with one eye closed while The Coach got me a towel. In a matter of a minute, after the puking - I had wiped my face, changed my shirt, & wipe my arms. The Coach had gotten my towel and pulled the blankets off the bed.
We turn around and she is asleep!!
Poor thing.
Gross thing #2
I knew that there would be more to come - there always is. So I couldn't sleep.
Instead I lay there listening to her sweet breathing and willed the sickness to go away.
Our youngest cat, Skittles, decides to pay me a visit on the bed. He is a night owl and is always up to great me during my middle of the night potty breaks.
He starts sniffing around on the bed and what does he do???
HE STARTS EATING THE PUKE CHUNKS that were on the fitted sheet!!
Of course. I should expect this from him, he eats his and his cat sibling's puke. Why not his human siblings???
Howie Mandell would be admitted to an insane asylum after that night!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Have you ever....

Been driving along thinking about something and thought -

"This would make a great blog post!"

And then you plan out the post in your head.......and forget it :( Boo hoo....

So, the post that was to be will not be unless I get over my post amnesia!

Other than that - did you see the little "What I am reading.." that I put on the left sidebar??? You should seriously check out this book. I haven't finished it yet. It is borrowed from my pastor or his secretary but I am going to buy it! I will have to dedicate a post to it once I finish. It is a fiction book but definitely has a message to it. So far, my thought, without spoiling anything, could my Father really care like that for me??? Check it out - it is unlike anything you have ever read!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Can I just say.....


Just as I am getting ready to go to bed, what do I hear but something splashing in the other room! The kids were all in bed so there was no one in the tub. So, what is it - DOS PUKING!!!

Oh no!!! Please Lord, just let it be him....please don't let the rest of the clan get it! Have mercy on us!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Writer's Workshop: Top 10 things that disappear here

It's time for MamaKat's writer's workshop - thank goodness!

The Prompts:

1.) Describe a New Year's where you would have been better off just staying home.
2.) What do you do that drives your mother crazy?
3.) Share your favorite gluten free recipe (hey, so what if I rig the topics to suit my life...)
4.) Close out 2008 with your own TOP 10 list!

I chose to write my own top 10 list.

The Top 10 Things that disappear in this house

10. Milk

Our kids and my husband drink milk like crazy! I swear we go through atleast 5 gallons a week. Uno, Dos and the Coach drink 2% and Tres drinks whole milk. Me, I usually just have 2% on cereal. But when you go through that much milk a week, we are talking $60+ a month! We should buy our own cow....

9. Pens

The Coach is a teacher. You would think that we would have a plethera of pens around here. Nope. Dos kidnaps them and they disappear. I have written many a shopping list in crayon or colored pencil.

8. My cell phone
As part of my Christmas, I got a new cell phone with a full keyboard. Dos steals it when he thinks I'm not looking and then it mysteriously appears with some lame excuse like "It was all alone"

7. Brushes
It never fails that Uno cannot find a brush to comb her hair at about 10 minutes until go time in the morning. She is also know for not being able to see things that are right in front of her - this does not help things. In the end, the brushes are generally chilling out under the couch, table, bed, etc.

6. Bananas

Holy cow! Uno & Dos love bananas! I will buy a bunch of 6 and they last 24, maybe 48 hours. The Coach and Tres strongly dislike them. Tres gags - it's funny! I think they are ok but they aren't my first choice for a snack. On top of cheerios they are pretty tasty. This is something that I can't get the kids to realize. They are purists.

5. Sex
Yep, I went there. The Coach will appreciate this one but will wonder why it is ranked at #5 and not #1. I'm a woman honey....that is just they way my mind works. I have heard of couples that say that they have had sex every night of their marriage. I just don't see how that is possible. Personally, after I have had 3 kids saying my name all day (see below), Tres clinging to me like a baby monkey, and Uno and Dos picking at each other, sex is not the first thing on my mind when I hit the bed. My thought is "Ahhhh quiet" not "Ahhhh, please someone touch me!" :)

4. Our sanity
Yes, there are days when the kids argue all day and every little bickerment shaves away a sliver of our sanity. Plus lets not forget that Tres can't walk through the house without leaving the aftermath of a tornado behind her. For example, at this moment, she is ripping ornaments off the tree.....we are taking it down tomorrow anyways. Personally, I could easily be admitted into the insane asylum from hearing "Ahmee yawmmy" or "MOOOOOOOMMMMMM" or "Maaaaaahhhhhmmmmmy" numerous times a day....frequently said atleast five times in a row.

3. Trix yogurt

This is like heroin in kid-colored yogurt form. I don't know what they do to it that makes it so desirable to young children. Personally, I think it is nasty - and I do love me some yogurt. Maybe it is that Dora is pasted all over the package. Or maybe because it comes in carpet-staining flavors such wildberry blue and rainbow raspberry. Regardless, if we don't set the "One trix yogurt a day" limit, it would be gone within an hour of it getting in the fridge.

2. Money
I asked for The Coach's opinion on this post and that was his answer. No explanation needed other than an example.
Smoking out of the hood of the van = need new radiator = $410
'nuf said

and for the big #1
1. One piece of a toy

Tres recieved A LOT of toys this year with numerous pieces. She got Melissa and Doug toys out the wazoo - such as these:

Now these are a barrel of fun! Seriously, they were the best gifts! But, they have numerous parts and in our house, things get lost very easily. Things also get scattered easily.

See this toy

Dos got this toy for something probably about 2-3 years ago. When Tres decided to come along, we had to convert the playroom into an extra bedroom and a computer room - yes it was that big and it was wonderful! Anyways, above puzzle was packed away. When puzzle was taken back out a few months ago, there were 15 of the 16 pieces present. That makes for a cow with half a hoof! I was digging under our bed for something last week and what did I find? The half a cow hoof piece - yeah! All is well in the world again.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I haven't even posted the list!

I haven't even finished my 101 Goals list and I have finished one goal - woohoo!! I'm still going to count it as a finished goal :)

9. Sell the maternity clothes on ebay

Well, I technically didn't sell them on ebay but they are not in my possession anymore. Our town is opening a crisis pregnancy center that our church is providing a building for. So, I donated all my maternity clothes to the crisis pregnancy center. That would be one bug rubbermaid, a 1.5 ft by 2 ft. space bag, and 3 kitchen trash bags worth of clothes. Yep, I've had three kids and have grown over the years. So hopefully a few someones will benefit from my multiple sized maternity wardrobe!

And as a side - it is really hard to come up with 101 goals!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas and a little mancave!

It seems we celebrate Christmas for weeks on end! We actually won't be done with our festivities until New Years Eve. Here are just a few pictures.....

Oreo Bonbons - yum!

We sprinkle reindeer food for Santa's reindeer every Christmas eve. See the glitter sparkling in the air?

Santa must not have got the memo about the kids being on the naughty list!! :P

We have had a great Christmas! One of my favorite parts is the Christmas Eve service at our church - it just sets the mood and reinforces why we celebrate.

Clean up we did on Christmas morning! The kids got some of their very favorite things. Santa went a little crazy with the candy, as he always does. I must have been very good because the Coach gave me that lens for my camera I had been wanting!!!! He also gave me a camera bag!!! The Coach got lots of clothes from me and a digital picture frame which I'm not sure that he really likes but he hasn't said otherwise. I think his favorite gift was the wii points that "Santa" put in his stocking. At this exact moment, he is reliving his youth buy playing some old Nintendo games that he bought with those wii points!


On to the mancave - we have gotten quite the use out of it lately! The Coach had his basketball team over for a Christmas party the 23rd. Wow - those girls were loud! We have a four bedroom house with the partial finished basement. They sure did fill the whole place with noise! But I do have to say, when they left, the house looked just as it did when they came over and they were really good girls!

Then today, Tres finally got introduced to the jacuzzi tub that is in the mancave! The jacuzzi tub was there when we bought the house so it wasn't part of our remodel. As a matter of fact, I have plans for it in my head but it will be a little while before they happen. Anyways, Tres had a great time and I got some great pics!

There Tres is in all her nakey glory!

If only Dos was looking at the picture!

An action shot!

In case anyone wonders what the orange stuff is in Tres' ears - she had tubes put in this July and we have to put wax in her ears whenever she is in water.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!