Saturday, June 13, 2009

Finally getting around to it...

This is Baby girl at one week and at one year.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I do not like socks. My kids to not like socks. But now I have to keep socks on her to keep her off of his bed. I put baby legs on her thinking that would slow her down a little. No, not so much. So now I have to keep socks on her.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


I have been feeling crappy/blue/angry/mopey lately. I have been strumming a sad self pity song. But I have realized that there are people that have things worse off than me and I need to pull my head out of my butt and look at the positive side of things. If there is one thing in life I hate is whiners. I am a strict, deal the hand you are dealt, blossom where you are planted type of person. So needless to say I have hated being around myself the last few days(months) and tonight that changes. There are so many wonderful things that I still do have in my life and I need to be grateful for what I have, not what I think I should have or what other people have, or what I hope for some day. I have today and what is in it.

-Summer in Washington. I especially love that it stays light out until almost ten. Although it is kind of tough enforcing an eight o clock bed time while the sun is still very much awake and will be for the next 2 hours. "Mommy, it can't be bedtime. It is still day out side!"

-Coke sluprees. 28 ounces of pure caffeinated heaven.

-My Jeep. Yes it is not my "fun" jeep, but it is still pretty fricking awesome. If I haven't been in it for a few days, I still can smell that new car smell. And the kids each have sky lights for crying out loud.

-Grocery shopping and cooking. There is something so incredible about taking different ingrediants and then making them into something that tastes good. Might not always be good for you but hey, sometime you have to make chocolate chip cookies.

-Speaking of cookies, Otis Spunkmeyer cookies. That is all I should have to say about that.

-Toys. After they are in bed, and I am picking up after them, I love finding toys in funny places. I don't see it as annoying, I see it as a little remembrances of my kids.

-Wall knocking. After Bear is in bed, he will knock on his wall periodically just so I don't forget he is there.

And last but not least, my kids. They make me laugh every day. Bear with his joke telling every five minutes. The same joke every five minutes. "When is a car not a car mommy?" "When it turns into a gas station!" And he will laugh and laugh. And my little Bug with her dancing at anything that sounds like music.

I am very blessed I just have to remind myself sometimes.

Monday, June 08, 2009

If I were going to live on a deserted island...

And could only bring one thing from home, I would bring my camera. I don't think I can leave the house without it with me. What would you bring?

We came in the door from Costco this morning and Tela walked right out on the porch and laid down in the sun. So Bear says, "I am going to lay in the sun too!" And he did:

Notice the sponge in his right hand. It just didn't do the job like his hand. He washed my bumper the entire time I washed my car. And made me rinse it off about five times too.

Sunday, June 07, 2009


Oh my soul, just these last few days she has just taken off.
Today I walked in to find her on top of Bears bed. His bed is four feet off the ground with the only access points being a vertical ladder and a slide. My first thought was, I am going to kill who ever put her up here and left the room. And then I realized that we were the only ones home. So I put her on the floor thankful she had not decided to throw herself off the edge. She immediately went right over to the slide and scaled it within 5 seconds. She made it to the top and turned around and gave me her most proud smile.
I didn't realize I had made a little stair case for her either. I had my sewing kit, my scrap booking case, and another case all lined up next to a table that has my cricut on it. I found her at the top of that today playing with my cricut.
She has taken to walking places now. As long as she is not in a hurry and people are not encouraging her to do so. I watched her for 10 minutes yesterday on the back patio. She had a water bottle in her hands and she walked all the way across it. She would take about five steps, lower herself to regain balance and continue on. She has been doing that all day. If she is walking to a person, she gets within a foot and just dives forward into that persons lap.
The child has no fear and is already pretty banged up. She is also very stubborn and will try to do things until she gets done what she wants done. I have been watching her try to push a stroller into a space that is not big enough for the last few minutes. She has turned it upside down, sideways and backwards. I love her persistence.