Onesie Fun


I’ve always loved this one. I have even given it as a baby shower gift before.

This one reminds me of my brother and his fiance, since they are so great at supporting local farmers. (And what could be better than getting to pick your own fruits and veggies… upcoming post?)

This one I added as a joke, because seriously… how funny would this be on our baby?

And 5 points to anyone who can tell me exactly what Jesus is supposed to be doing in this last one…

Happy Monday All!

Published in: on October 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

Time Out Times… Three?

No, little Sprout isn’t being sent to the corner just yet. Both girls had to go yesterday simultaneously, but there was already someone else there.

Luckily Leila didn’t distract them too much, and neither did me taking a picture of the situation.

Published in: on September 21, 2011 at 3:46 pm  Comments (2)  

Nursery Rhymes And The Pup

The other night at bedtime Russell was reading nursery rhymes. If you haven’t read any nursery rhymes lately let me be the first to tell you, these things can be really weird. I know they all have hidden political meanings or something, but seriously… who ever had the idea to write these for kids? I had two I wanted to share with you, the first is just to prove my point.

Oranges and Lemons

Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of St. Clements.

You owe me five farthings, say the bells of St. Martins.

When will you pay me? Say the bells of Old Bailey.

When I grow rich, say the bells of Shoreditch.

When will that be? Say the bells of Stepney.

I do not, says the bell at Bow.

Here comes a candle to light you to bed, Here comes a chopper to chop off your head.

Chip chop, chip chop, the last man’s head.


Seriously, is that the kind of stuff kids need to hear before going to bed? The other rhyme is something that may not be funny to everyone, but Russell and I have laughed endlessly about it since he first read it.

Higglety, Pigglety, Pop!

Higglety, pigglety, Pop!

The dog has eaten the mop;

The pig’s in a hurry,

The cat’s in a flurry,

Higglety, pigglety, POP!

I am not sure if any of my readers have dogs, or if they have a dog like we do, but Rusty will eat anything and everything. He eats sticks, cardboard, rope (whole), and just about anything you can imagine. And I am sure if we kept it accessible, he would have eaten our mop long ago. I can imagine walking in and finding mop pieces all over the place and Rusty hiding under the bed (knowing he would be punished, but not letting that stop him) And since I don’t have a picture of him eating our mop, here is one from a time he ate a bunch of flour.

Published in: on July 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm  Comments (1)  

The Case Of The Missing Numbers

We have about a dozen or so magnetic colored numbers on our fridge. They have always had a way of disappearing. I’ve found them in drawers, in pots and pans, even in the recycling, not to mention the toy bin. But a few weeks ago I started to not be able to find them in any of the usual places.

Our fridge started getting pretty bare.

So where did the missing numbers go? I looked everywhere.

Well, apparently not everywhere.

Check out what I discovered when I pulled Alyssa out of her high chair yesterday.

Published in: on June 25, 2011 at 8:24 am  Comments (2)  

Sure, That’s Reasonable

I understand I had to walk out of the room for about 40 seconds. Really… I was just asking for it.

Here is a side view so you can see what is actually going on.

Published in: on June 22, 2011 at 5:58 pm  Comments (4)  

You’re Not Going To Believe This

Well, if you’ve read my blog or you know anything about my kids maybe you will.

Kylie had a little fun on the rocking horse today. I think she might have a career as a trick rider in her future. What do you think?

Let me preface this by saying, this is not the first time either of my kids have done this… it just happens to be the first time I was able to catch it on film.

So, the part of the horse she is standing on is already about a foot and a half off the ground, when you add that to the fact that it bounces and rocks too… you’ve got something pretty impressive here I think.

A while ago my friend Allison commented saying she sometimes felt like hers were the only kids who got into stuff all the time. Things like this make me wonder if other parents of 16 month old kids deal with this type of stuff as well. It sure doesn’t seem like it.

Published in: on June 10, 2011 at 5:56 pm  Comments (6)  

You Are Not Alone…

… if your kids seem to get into everything and cause trouble everywhere.

Tonight Kylie decided it would be fun to take apart the blinds from our living room door and bring them into the kitchen for me.

Thanks Bear.

Published in: on June 5, 2011 at 8:25 pm  Comments (5)  

What Are Kids Learning These Days?!

This morning I was taking advantage of a free service our library offers and downloading some music for the girls. One of the songs I chose to get was the Alphabet Song. (You know the one… A B C D E F G, etc) Well I found out that apparently there is some new version out there different from the one I learned as a kid. I know what you must be thinking, how can the alphabet song be different if the alphabet is the same? Well, it is all in the ending. I learned it to go:

“Now I know my Abc’s, next time won’t you sing with me?”

But when I was listening to the selection of artists availaible I discovered a whole new ending out there. This one goes:

“Now I’ve said my Abc’s, tell me what you think of me.”

Which is just wrong. And weird. Is this the version any of you learned, or have your kids learned it this way?

Published in: on June 1, 2011 at 9:00 am  Comments (3)  

How Many Books?!?

A while ago I read a blog post that talked about money saving ideas, and specifically tips for getting children’s books cheap. Thrown into the middle of this was a fact I thought could use a little more discussion. Check out what it said: “Additionally, researchers have found that children growing up with 500+ books in the home go on to more years of education, no matter the level of education of the parents.” 

I’m sorry, what?

I thought we had a good collection of books for the girls… but 500? We are not even close. So I am wondering, how many people have that many books? We sure didn’t when I was a kid. Is this something the average person can actually accomplish for their children? Granted, our girls are only one and I am sure we will collect plenty of new books for them over the years, but that number still seems a little bit outrageous to me.

Published in: on May 13, 2011 at 7:25 am  Comments (6)  

A Full House

I spent a good portion of today doing a little spring cleaning. I got the guest bedroom, guest closet, hall closet, master bathroom, and my shelves in our closet cleaned and organized. Whew! It felt amazing. While I was hoping to get a few more things done, I feel pretty good about what I accomplished.

In cleaning out the hall closet I spent some time reorganizing some of our games. We have a lot of them as we really enjoy playing all kinds of games. But I did find quite a few decks of cards. Well, more than a few. Actually more than 15 decks of cards. So it got me thinking… how many decks of cards does a reasonable family of four usually have? (Yes, I am counting the girls even though they are years away from playing cards!) Do understand, not all are traditional poker cards. We have at least two decks of Pinochle cards, and four decks shuffled together for when we play Hand and Foot. But what do you think? How many is too many?

Published in: on May 3, 2011 at 7:58 pm  Comments (2)