Archive for August, 2013

August 16th, 2013

post #210

I spend a lot of time blogging about the kidlets–as you know–so I wanted to take a break from their cuteness and share a little about myself.

A few really honest things about me:

1. Hate me if you want to, but I’m not really fond of animals.

2. I’m lazy. I’ve been trying to deny it and pretend otherwise my whole life, but I’m lazy. I can hear some of your eyes rolling, but this is about me being honest, and if I’m honest, I’m lazy. Not the sit-on-the-couch-all-day lazy (okay, maybe some days), more the I’m-always-looking-for-a-shortcut lazy.

3. I’m motivated by results, so when I do things I like to do A LOT of things all at once. Thus, I seem like a really productive, non-lazy person. Fooled ya.

4. I’m vain. Another thing I’ve been trying to pretend I’m not. If there’s a reflective surface, you better believe I’ve already looked at myself in it. I wear make up to take out the trash.

5. I’m a really bad dancer. BAD. I’ve been told many times that I dance like Elaine from Seinfeld. Not growing up watching the show, I didn’t understand the reference, and then I watched it on YouTube. People aren’t wrong.

6. Today was the first time I showered since Sunday. It’s currently Friday (reference #2 for more information). I promise I wasn’t too gross.

7. I hate crying, going to the bathroom, and the smell of raw fish.

8. Every night before I go to sleep I always think about my kids.

9. I make up random, nonsensical songs, pet names and expletives.

10. I would still play with Barbies if it were socially acceptable. Yes, I’m counting down the days until Lilly is old enough to play with the two hidden in my craft stuff.

August 14th, 2013

a day in the life on a monday

6:40am Wake up to smoke detector beeping and listen to it for 15 minutes before finally getting tired of it and going downstairs and finding a new battery

7:00 Snuggle back in bed and read emails (all junk ads) and the news

7:35 Joined by David for more snuggles. Wake up Lilly and go downstairs. Unload dishes, eat breakfast, make lunch for Matt, send Matt off, get kids dressed, start some laundry

9:00 Clean kitchen and load dishes, watch the kids play in an old box, write a blog post, write emails, pay bills (yuck), switch laundry

11:30 Snack time and bubbles

12:00 Put Lilly down for a nap

1:10 Lunch with David (PB&J and fresh fruit & yogurt parfaits)

1:40 Start a movie for David, fold two loads of laundry (no matter how many times I watch the YouTube videos I can’t fold a fitted sheet to save my life), vacuum the carpet, clean the bedrooms, read a book, browse Pinterest

3:00 Play trains with David, post a picture on Facebook, eat homemade popsicles on front step, catch a grasshopper, let grasshopper hop away (David calls them “grass POPPERS” because they “pop” out of the grass), feed Lilly lunch/snack


4:20 Take kids to a park to walk explore (David finds a walking stick to whack things with–ouch), pick up some milk, ice cream and special surprises for anniversary next week

6:30 Eat dinner, have family night, play games, clean up toys

7:30 Bedtime routine, put kids in bed (Hallelujah chorus)

8:00 Start an episode of Doctor Who with Matt

8:45 David gets up, Matt goes to be the parent and I load the dishes

9:15 Finish Doctor Who and talk to Matt about life, houses, kids

10:35(ish) Go upstairs to get ready for bed

August 12th, 2013

say cheese!

Clear back in April (I know, I know forever ago, sigh) I was trying to unpack after we moved, and David was getting into everything and driving me nuts. I found an old camera, popped some batteries in, and told him to take pictures of his favorite things. He took a lot of pictures of his fingers, but he also took some cute ones. It’s fun to see things from his perspective.

David's pics

August 8th, 2013

dinosaur sickness

A few months ago I checked out a special take-home dinosaur theme bag from the library. David loves dinosaurs, and we were so excited to enjoy all the dinosaur goodness. The bag had a T-Rex puppet and a dinosaur book called T is for Terrible. And it was terrible. From the time we opened the bag until I took it back to the library, all we knew was sickness.

terrible no good sickness bag

First of all, the book really was awful. The basic plot was the T-Rex saying that he couldn’t help it if it was terrible because that’s just the way he was because he was a dinosaur–not a positive message for kids at all.

As soon as a hand went into the little dinosaur puppet, sickness fell. The first night David got up at 2 or 3 in the morning with the stomach flu, which lasted a few days. Then Matt got sick with a stomach/digestive combination for a few days. About the time it looked like all that was over, Lilly woke up with large welts/bumps/pox/bites on her arms. I took her to the doctor after they were there a few days, and he had no information for us whatsoever. We still don’t know what they were for sure.


One thing is sure though, we aren’t checking out any more specialty theme bags.

August 3rd, 2013

road trippin

In June we drove all the way to Seattle and visited our favorite friends the Davises, and then continued up to Whidbey Island for Matt’s family reunion to celebrate his grandma’s 90th birthday. We had the most wonderful time (okay, except Lilly who was teething and hating being around strangers). I could bore you with lots of words describing everything we did, or I could just share some of our pictures.

together time