Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Kids say the darndest things

Yesterday i guess we explained the anatomy of eating to Dumpling. She asked where her food went.

  • you eat it
  • it goes down your throat to your belly
  • through your intestines
  • out in your poop
Seemed liked the easiest way to describe it!

So after dinner last night she goes and uses the potty. She runs out saying

"I pooped the food i eat, OUT!"


Sunday, June 27, 2010

E-Man Pool Jump

Here is my big boy jumping into the pool all by himself. Don't worry....its only 7 seconds. It won't take up too much of your time :o)

Weekly Happenings

I am going to aim for every weekend to post our weekly happenings. Summer has been keeping me busy and blogging a little less.

So this week probably in the beginning wasn’t the most exciting week for the kids.  It was a week where really not much was planned. I did however have the babysitter come over Tuesday for a few hours while i got out! That was nice and it was needed. This summer has been a little more difficult then i had expected. I guess with the ages of the kids 3 and almost 6, they are at prime wanting to kill each other stage. LOL.  Which means, do i want to grocery shop with these two that can’t stop bickering….HECK NO!

Thursday we packed up and headed down to Augusta to visit with Grammy and Nana for a bit. This is when the fun started! Thursday evening we went swimming. Sadly enough, this is really the kids first time in a swimming pool minus a few occasions here and there. They loved it though. E-Man mastered jumping into the pool. Dumpling mastered tiptoeing around the pool by holding onto the edge. Dumpling is going to be a natural swimmer though. Which is good.

Friday we hung around Grammy’s house and just vegged out. It was nice! And i think that's about all we did Saturday too!

Over all, it was a great weekend. Now we have PJ the Chihuahua visiting for the next week or two.

Have a great week!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

this is how brooke prefers her room. wanna make bets she grows up to be OCD with a spotless house? wouldnt surprise me :o)

Friday, June 18, 2010


i had a good laugh at walmart today. i could not believe my eyes when i saw a gift card for the popular facebook game farmville! i used to play it and every now and then join a differant facebook game. however...i didnt know people actually used their real money for such games.

Oh was quite a laugh to be had and i suppose any farmville addicts out there would love to get one of those stuffed into their christmas stockings!

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Letters of Intent---to the flies (this one is gross)

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Dear Flies,
You are pests, really! Only now, besides the normal amount of money i spend on bug control, you just cost me $85. You pests ask how? Apparently one of you landed on one of my kitties face at some point. You left your larva on her face. Your nasty larva then climbed into my kitty either through her nose or her mouth. THEN your larva crawled through my kitties body until it found somewhere it liked according to the vet. Then what did you larva do TURN INTO A WORM THAT WAS EATING MY CAR FROM THE INSIDE OUT!!!!!!!! Disgusting, absolutly disgusting. My car has a hole in the side of her body the size of a silver dollar! Its got pus and blood and just gross. My cat is going into a depression because she has to wear a cone on her head. She can’t figure out how to sleep with it. She cries all day. Thanks flies! Now everytime i kill you pesky things i won’t feel bad!
one mad kitty mama!


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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer Fun

Here is a taste of some of the fun from our summer so far


Now don’t you wish you were having out kind of fun! Happy Summer!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Video from E-Man’s graduation

(if video does not work, here is the youtube link CLICK HERE )

For those who don’t personally know my son, he has on a plaid shirt. He is between the boy with the blue plaid shirt and the boy with the blue stripped shirt. My son’s plaid has orange in it. It might also help to say he is the cutest boy there.   :o)
I wish we could have zoomed in more (need a new camera!). His face singing was hilarious! It was so serious. He would be singing all seriously and then yawn! It was great.

Its Been an Awesome week!

Really, the week was great. No complaints that i can come up with.  The kids were great for the most part. They played well, and it seems like we are finally getting into our groove for the summer. The kids going to vacation bible school in the evening was wonderful too. It was great for the kids to go play for 2 hours and me and hubby were left home for 2 hours together. Which usually involved quite TV watching or reading.

Friday my mom decided to get the kids for the whole weekend! So i got friday night to myself while hubby had to close at work. We had all day saturday together and here Sunday morning he left for work and i get a quite sunday morning to myself.  I feel so spoiled by this break!

The summer is going great! I hope it just keeps on! 

Friday, June 11, 2010

Read it Forward Winner

And the winner of my read it forward is.......commenter number 6! (i have no idea how to make a copy of that little widget. can anyone tell me?)

Adreinne from All these Things! Congrats!

I will send you out an email and get your book off to you soon!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Silly Bandz

Silly bands....i thought we might avoid those with Dumpling being only 3 and at home. I figured E-man had no interest. Then...there was vacation bible school. Now we own two silly bandz. Two...thats it. And who do they belong too? E-Man. And now i have two kids who want SILLY BANDZ!!! So...the craze has hit us. I see them in our future. Really, they are cute and a neat concept. Luckily not to expensive. Now I am off to find someone with at least one pack in stock. :o)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

VBS and Hubby’s Bday

So this week is vacation bible study week. This is something we have never really done. E-Man went one year with aunt and cousins.  So, this year i decided it might be fun for them to do. I knew E-Man of coarse would handle being dropped off well. And he did. This was Dumplings first time being in a setting like this. And she did amazingly well. If she didn’t want to stay, i wouldn’t have forced it. I would have let her come home. She took right to the teacher there which was great. She stayed. Upon pick up the kids came running out. Dumpling chattered her little head off about all the fun stuff they did and can’t wait to go back. E-Man was a bit grumpy because it was so late (7pm-9pm). This morning though i can report that he is ready to go back too.

So, YAY! The kids had a blast and i am glad. And hey, i got two hours to myself last night with no one else around. And that doesn’t happen to often!!!  Tonight it will be the hubby and I.

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband! I love you and love that i am spending my life with you! Hope your next 30 years are filled with happiness, laughter, and relaxation.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Read it forward--June Edition

Its time for Read it Forward brought to you by Foursons and Confessions of a Working Mom.  Below will be a link to click to add your book to the book giveaway of June.

So basically, I post a book here to give away to my fellow book loving bloggers. This friday i will announce the winner using a system at (most likely in my letters of intent post).   As the winner, you will read the book, hopefully enjoy it and then pass it along eventually in your own blog or to a friend. Inside the cover, my name and blog will be placed.

So the book.............

Jennifer Crusie, The Cinderella Deal. She is a FAVORITE author of mine. She is hilarious in her writing. Best way to say it. Basically a comedy romance. I love getting lost in her books, because i feel like i smile the entire time.

Whats it about : (this is taken from amazon)

Daisy Flattery is a free spirit with a soft spot for strays and a weakness for a good story. Why else would she agree to the outrageous charade offered by her buttoned-down workaholic neighbor, Linc Blaise? The history professor needs to have a fiancée in order to capture his dream job, and Daisy is game to play the role. But something funny happens on their way to the altar that changes everything. Now, with the midnight hour approaching, will Daisy lose her prince, or will opposites not only attract but live happily ever after?

So, to enter to win this book, simply leave me a comment. please leave your email adderess if it isn't already linked to your blog account.

Now to add a book to the link up or to even enter more book giveaways, click the read it forward picture below!


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Friday, June 4, 2010

Letters of Intent


Its Friday and its letter time. its been quite a few weeks since i have done this. Life took over and the blog got connected. Maybe it should have texted me to remind me to blog, lol.


Dear kindergarten teachers of E-Man's,

You did an awesome job with my son this year. There were times as a parent i doubted certain discipline actions.  There were times i thought, holy cow, this is a lot of work for my child. Especially the week they sent home the ten sight words for the number word (one, two....) and an additional 4 sight words. However, it was more overwhelming for me, then it ever was for E-man.  He went through kindergarten like a rocket. He mastered everything. He is well on his way to 1st grade.  Actually, only 65 more days, lol! I hope that E-man gets similar teachers next year, who understand him and have the patience in him that he needs.

E-mans mom


Dear Dumpling,

my facebook status's lacked of anything about you these last few weeks. Its so easy sometimes to forget your accomplishments, simply because you have an older brother and he has done most of them. I however want to say, i was very impressed with you the other day. You are a tinker like Tinkerbell. You had a broken crown that just wasn't fixable. We had tried super glue. the way it was made, it just didn't work. Yes, we kept putting off any other ways to fix it. Finally, you picked up that crown and you used a rubber band to fix it and you plopped it on your head. You smiled so big and you were so proud. Yes, you are smart. You just don't get to hear it as much.

your mommy

and finally....


Dear Kids,

your mommy who is really trying to keep her patience!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Wow, has it been awhile! Life just sweeps you away sometime. I have several big things i should blog separately about...but probably won't! thing was the hubby and i took off on our own vacation. And it was so nice. We rented a cabin in the mountains and had basically 4 days all to ourselves. It was so nice. We visited a wax museum and did some shopping. We went for our 6 year wedding anniversary. That's just crazy...6 years. This August will be 9 years from our first date. It sometimes feels like i have known my hubby forever, but times where i think doesn't feel that way. Happy Anniversary to us and i am so happy to have spent these years with him. There is no one else i would want to be with.

And, next, my son graduated kindergarten. It was so cute. He got a diploma and everything. Too bad he can't go get a job! LOL. His teacher had a small party after graduation where they showed a slide show and we had homemade ice cream. Next is first grade! Wow...i can't believe it. And even worse, my baby girl starts a 3 year old morning preschool next year. I told her i was going to cry when i dropped her off. Her response, "mommy i am going to cry to, i will miss you!" My babies are growing up.

So, now its time to entertain these kids for the summer. I am trying to get a lot of things scheduled, so hopefully i will still have my sanity by August 9th!