Happy Halloween!

The girls sorta remember last year. They knew they’d get to wear their costumes and would get candy from our neighbors. But for my Little Man, this was his first ever Halloween. He won’t be getting any candy, doesn’t know or care about a costume, and isn’t entirely sure what to do with his pumpkin, but gosh he is cute!

I hope everyone had a happy safe and happy night tonight. Here is our family represented in pumpkins. (The girls thought my Rusty one was a fox, but oh well!)

Kylie, Anina, Wyatt, Russell, Alyssa

The trio about to set out.

Happy Halloween! Now it’s time the “inspect” the kids candy. πŸ™‚

Published in: on October 31, 2012 at 8:44 pm  Leave a Comment  
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On The Move

He may not be crawling yet, but that doesn’t mean my Little Man exactly stays where I put him either. He has figured out a few ways to get around and into trouble. Oh what fun these next few months will be. And look at that face! He is so proud of himself πŸ™‚

(He started out on the blanket) Today his fascination was with the knobs on the cabinet. And he seemed really interested in the TV but couldn’t figure out how to turn it on…yet.

At his age now (7 months 3 weeks) Kylie had been crawling for about a week, and Alyssa did about 3 weeks later. I just love watching little ones crawl! I really am looking forward to all the shenanigans he is about to get into.

Published in: on October 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm  Comments (1)  

Apples & Pumpkins

This morning we visited our local orchard and did a bit of apple picking and pumpkin choosing. At first the only apples we saw were too squishy, brown, or all around yucky. But we quickly figured out a few tricks and ending up bring home pounds and pounds of granny smith apples. (Yes I have a plan for all that fruit!)

Then we threw kids in a stroller and a wagon and headed down to pick out pumpkins.

Since we went towards the end of the month the choices were not as abundant, but we found a few winners. Alyssa was desperate to find a little pumpkin and most were too big for her taste. We did tell her we could buy a little tiny one at the grocery store but she kept searching. In the end she did find one that made her little heart happy.

Kylie was easily persuaded into a simple pumpkin with some green spots on it.

Before we left we spent a little time in a hay maze. Last year the girls were too scared to go in, even with Russell, but this year they were a little braver. They didn’t quite get the concept and just wanted to climb over the bails. Surprise, surprise.

It was a fun morning that we were happy to share with my parents who were visiting. We tried taking a family picture, but with three little kids it didn’t go as easily as this Momma would have liked.

My little loves…

Published in: on October 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Um, What?

Have you seen the site Pinterest You Are Drunk? It is fabulous and funny. It puts together all the ridiculous things out there in the world of Pinterest with some entertaining commentary.

Today I feel like I found one of my own. I was reading an article called “Be happier in your home.” It has some nice tips like make your bed everyday and display sentimental items around your home. But honestly, I didn’t read all ten tips. I couldn’t seem to get past number five. Here is what I was instructed to do:

“Get into doing the dishes. Feel the soothing warm water on your hands. Enjoy the tickle of the tiny bubbles … do a couple fist-pumps while shouting β€œCan I get a hell yeah for the dishes? Hell! Yeah!”

Um, ya. I can tell you right now that’s not gonna happen. If there are people out there that do this… more power to them I guess? Also, I’d kinda like to meet them. And maybe smack them around a little bit.

Published in: on October 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm  Leave a Comment  


I have something special to share with you today. Little Man’s first tooth has finally made its first appearance in a photograph!

See it right there? That tiny speck of white tooth on the bottom? Yeah, I am one proud Mama.

Published in: on October 18, 2012 at 8:22 am  Comments (1)  

Lissie’s Lion

If you are a regular reader, you know I am amazed at my kids artistic ability. I have a new one to share today. Alyssa asked me to draw a lion for her right before I made breakfast. I did. Here is what my simple lion looked like.

A few minutes later she came back to show me her lion. Now, I do know that is isn’t an exact replica, and you have to really want to see it to even guess what it is, but I was so impressed with how she tried to reproduce what I had drawn. He has the circle head, the pointy mane, and a little detail for the face.

Either way, my kids love to express themselves through art, and I couldn’t be more proud of who they are.

Published in: on October 17, 2012 at 10:01 am  Leave a Comment  

That’s One Way

How to tell it’s time to move to the next size up?

Your clothes don’t stay buttoned during your nap.

Someone tell this kid’s mom.

Published in: on October 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm  Comments (1)  


Things have been a little crazy recently. Our second car died which means Russell is taking what is normally my car everyday. We have spent almost all of our weekend time the past two weekends trying to find a replacement with no luck. He has a short weekend (yesterday) and a long week starting today. An extra day, earlier mornings and one later night. Oh, and the girls are going through an “I’m gonna have random fits over nothing every other minute” phase. I am tired. Also between Halloween costumes, Wyatt’s Christmas stocking, diaper orders, and aprons for a family reunion I am a little overrun in the craft department. (Which didn’t stop me from buy a new machine and entering a whole new crafty world, but more on that later.)

I don’t really have much energy left to be entertaining on my blog, so I won’t especially try. I do want to share a couple things I thought were interesting with you. Funny, sad, a little of both maybe. The first is a comment left on a blog I read. It was a post about their families transition into the world of kindergarten. This is a comment left by another follower, not the author of the blog. I copied and pasted exactly as it was, with no editing.

“I am a teacher of preschooler and I think that the school put a lot of pressure on the kids and their parent for they learn to read…

when they want and be interesting in read the will do,do not worry about that”

Please don’t teach any of my kids!

The second thing I wanted to share was from Netflix. We got down to only one movie left on our queue so I needed to add some more. A problem we have is that we don’t have TV at home and never go to the movies, so I am not really up to date on what movies are out there and what might be worth seeing. So I was looking under the “suggestions for you” section. If you don’t know it’ll say something like “because of your interest in X, Y and Z we think you’ll like A” (except movie names, not letters) Here is one of the suggestions.

Really? John Adams and SNL: The best of Chris Farley?


Are there any two shows more at opposite ends of the spectrum? How could anything be suggested for me based on these two shows? While I am on the subject of Netflix, did you know “Emotional Social Issue Dramas” is one of their categories?

Published in: on October 15, 2012 at 8:22 am  Leave a Comment  

Having Sisters

My poor Little Man is sure to be forced into more than his share of tea parties and barbie play over his years. It already started this morning with a little bit of dress up. Wyatt was a good sport though.

Although maybe it was not all the girls idea and he takes after his father a little bit…

And yes, I have shared that picture of Russell before, but I’ll take any chance I get to post a picture like that. πŸ™‚

Published in: on October 12, 2012 at 10:22 am  Leave a Comment