Wednesday, April 28, 2010


No, get your mind out of the gutter! That was our high for today. It. Was. Gorgeous.

I told myself I was going to go to Lowe's and only get a few plants to plant in our back flowerbed for a very small garden.

But then I got there and saw these cool foxgloves (the tall lavender, white things) and then I saw these cool dahlias- and a couple of other things that I thought were cool too:) Ezra thinks eating dirt and rocks is cool too.

Then these random little boys came over to our house and ruined our gorgeous day. They picked on Taylor and told her if she didn't let them jump on the trampoline they would put bubbles in her eyes. I don't know where these kids came from, but I asked where their parents were and they said, "my daddy's at work" or "my mom doesn't care where I am." Stay home with your children. You think they're being cared for and watched by someone responsible, I'm sure. But, no, I'm watching your little darlings- run through my yard, harass my kids, and disturbing the peace. And guess what? Your little darlings- ain't so darling.
No makeup today- blagh- feeling fat and ugly and ready to throw it in- but look how cute Ezra is.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A million crusts go down the drain...

After a million crusts have gone down the disposal we finally had a breakthrough. Tates ate her crust! Yes, I realize it was slimy white slice, which is very easy crust to get down, but...she ate her crust! I'm feeding Ezra just the crusts now so maybe he'll eat the crusts when he gets a whole sandwich :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010


I was finally able to speak in sacrament meeting today- what a load off! I opened with a story about my sister. When we were little we used to play in the woods outside our house. One time, while imagining ourselves as circus performers, my sister accidentally poked me in the eye with a stick. She gave me this tiny little cut on my eyelid. That tiny little cut gushed blood. My poor mother. We were always doing this or that in the woods. I miss my sister and my brothers. Man, those were some groovy shorts I was styling- you're all jealous :) oh and while we're on the subject of enviable fashion here's another...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Taylor Documents

I slept in a little too long this morning after Percy woke me up at 6 with his squeaking stomach and incessant scratching. Taylor documented what they did while I slept. This is the short of it. There was a 13 minute video on the camera - just of the cartoon she was watching.

Tater's team won their game this Friday. She got a hit and she made a couple of good stops. But, if I have to hear "keep your eye on the ball," one more time. If you're swinging a bat trying to hit a ball don't you instinctively look at the ball? And really, how much do you think it's going to help a little girl swinging the bat like it's a bug net trying to catch fireflies? I'm going to count next game how many times it's said and I will report back.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Don't judge me...

Because you know your pan cupboard looks like this! And if it doesn't... HELP ME PLEASE. How in the heck are you supposed to organize your pan cupboard with these shelf things? I was rummaging around in there forever 3 times over trying to find the exact dang lid I needed. Jeebs bent down and found it in 2 seconds. I hate that cupboard.

Buggy was tired of waiting for his breakfast

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Taylor had the cutest outfits

and that was the cutest haircut she ever had.

Cagey's were pretty cute too. That sweater and hat had a raccoon on them.

This was before I gave up fighting her over her clothes :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

I want my baby back (baby back baby back baby back)

Jeebs put ALL my old photos on my computer- I was enjoying myself, reminiscing...until I saw thisand this...

and last of all...Time, please slow down.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wanna come over for dinner?

a couple of highlights from dinners this past week:

feta stuffed chicken, salad with boston lettuce, instead of gross nutritionally deficient iceberg:) and the yummiest made from scratch southwestern style creamed corn (MS Everyday Food)

Ricotta and Asparagus grilled pizza- really fun to grill pizzas btw- it was my first time- while this looks really pretty- it was totally flavorless blagh I could make it better (MS Everyday Food)
Post edit: Jeebs actually liked the chicken, not crazy about feta, but I have complained so much about how they starve me for good food that he just eats what I make ;) He also made an alternative pizza- it was regular tomato sauce and sausage and I have to admit- I liked his better than mine :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Opening Ceremonies

Taylor had her first softball game today. She did well, but they didn't win. I wish I had done something special for her opening day, but I knew the day was going to be long and all I could think of was getting through it and keeping 2 little boys from throwing a big ol' coup up on us :) Jeebs took a lot of pictures and Taylor was really disappointed she didn't get a hit, but she has about 12 more games to go! I think her favorite part was wearing her uniform- she wore it all day long and told everybody we saw that she had a game today.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Poor Percy

They cut off his poodle tail poof. What kind of dog groomer shaves off the poodle tail poof off a poodle? Oh well, I have just given up on caring what he looks like. I'd feel worse for him except he was laying in front of the open window this morning polluting the breeze that was drifting into the living room. I swear something has crawled up him and died and is seeping out at will.

I'm weird

I have a weird thing about sounds. One of my favorite sounds has always been the sound of tires on a gravely road. I used to ride my bike on gravel and try to turn it and make the same sound that car tires make when they turn on gravel- it was not as satisfying, but it's all I had :) When we take Tates to the softball field for practice we get to ride all over the gravely parking lot- still love the sound. But, tonight at practice there was a new sound I enjoyed- warning: I'm going to brag on my child, but it's my blog :)- the sound of all the oooo's and ahhh's when Taylor was up to bat. She was knocking them way farther than anybody else and all the parents were amazed. Yep that was MY Tates. One dad asked another dad, "is she yours?" he said no and I wanted to yell "SHE's MINE", but I didn't. I just yelled as loud as I could when she started running :) that is my way of being humble :) I was never good at sports and I was too shy or embarrassed to try, but my Tates is not afraid and she is good. She has quite the arm- during try-outs she threw her first ball and the whole crowd awwwwed. I thought I might cry I was so proud of her, and just between you and me, I did a little bit :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


This weather has been fabulous- so I have had to be creative to get my kids outside to enjoy it. I told Tates to go out and take pictures of all the different colors in nature and I told Cagey to go find as many different shapes of leaves he could find. They both only lasted a few minutes.

But, that's not what this is about...this is about Cagey's creativity. In sacrament meeting on Sunday we sang "I am a Child of God". Cagey is constantly asking, "are we done yet?" and laying all over the bench, but when we sang that song for the closing hymn he sat up in his seat and I heard him singing his little heart out. I could only sing a few lines and then I was done. I love hearing my kids sing the primary hymns- there's nothing sweeter to me. As he was singing the 3rd verse- the line is "I am a child of God, rich blessings are in store..."- well Cagey sings it, "I am a child of God, rich blessings are in STORES...". I just wonder which store Cagey thinks he can find blessings. (for me it's Super Target:)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


When I was a little girl I wanted to be a gastrointestinologist because I wanted to know what was wrong with my dang stomach. It was always something. I used to have these horrible sharp gas pains in my belly and I would be in AGONY laying on the couch waiting for it to pass. OR, I would be up in the middle of the night on the verge of throwing up. I spent many a nights on the bathroom floor- my mom would make me a little pad on the bathroom floor and I would sleep there all night. Today- I am so glad I didn't choose that as a profession or even a course of study. I get enough poo and vomit to last me a lifetime. My kids are the most VOMIT-O kids I know. When they were a little younger, me and Jeebs would count our many blessings if no one threw up during dinner. Today, Ezra's diaper was somehow put on wrong- one side was up his crack instead of fully over the cheek. He had a large poo and I had a large mess. I unzipped his sleeper and reconstituted raisins and totally unchanged sunflower seeds started rolling out on the bathroom floor. I have caught his vomit 2 days in a row now- he gags on something and it all comes up (following in his big brother and sister's footsteps). So- now, as a mom, I am fulfilling my dreams up to my elbows in puke and poo- and I wouldn't change a thing.

Monday, April 12, 2010

after church...

Ezra is so glad to be home:)

After practice. Breaking the Sabbath or not? vote now in the comments :)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

while I'm thinking about it...

Is anybody else watching Dancing with the Stars? I only watch it when I catch it on so I can watch the train wreck that is Kate Gosselin. OH my GIOSh- the jive? that she danced was the first time I saw this horrific display of grossness. Wow. Don't ever dance again Kate- I mean step away- and NOT a dance step- go do something else, fast, fast, fast- never ever dance again. Bad, bad, bad. BUT- I cannot look away and I think that's why she keeps getting voted for. I never liked her on Jon and Kate- I thought she was horrible to her husband and I got so sick of her acting like she was the best thing that has happened to multiples since fertility drugs (instead of sliced bread ha!). I feel terrible for what has happened to their marriage and those POOR CHILDREN!! get it together people!! BUT-now she is making a horrid display of herself on this show. This past week she danced the paso doble- no no no no no no no no. Her face was devoid of any emotion except for the half snarl she gave her partner at the beginning. She has no concept of body placement and she moves like a 5 year old in a tutu. Please Kate- for the love of dance- get yourself out!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Dinner Blahs

I am so sick of the mediocre slop that I make for dinner night after night just to avoid all the weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. So as I was trying to think up new recipes to make I remembered my MARTHA STEWART EVERYDAY FOOD MAGAZINES!! Thanks to my mom I have a nice collection- also thanks to my mom I have a Martha Stewart Living collection as well...I am also loving this little face...

Anyway, back to the task at hand- I decided to run to Walmart and get a few things to make out of the March and April issues. But for tonight I decided to do a recipe my mom was telling me on the phone that she saw on Martha- a beef bolognese pasta sauce and a Paula Dean recipe, Spinach and Strawberry salad. Cagey complained and said he wasn't going to eat, but in true Cagey formhe said "actually i want some." He ended up liking it. I say again, there's hope!
Ezra liked it too :) and I am loving my new scarf from Target. I swear I'm gonna sue them for MAKING me spend so much money :)

and I'm out!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Our neighbors are always having parties- we finally got invited to one!! hehehe- we're movin' on up!! movin' on up!! movin' on up!! Anyway the kids had a blast hunting for eggs, jumping in the jumpcastle and jumping on the velcro wall thing- yeah seriously. They had one of those velcro wall things where you put on the velcro suit and get stuck. I even did it. The velcro wasn't strong enough to hold me :(

Easter morning:
Jeebs slept in and missed it. He missed it!!! He was watching "V" and he couldn't fall asleep until 4:30. No, not his wife "V" the tV show, "V". Wouldn't it be sweet if he had stayed up to watch me sleep? (no really, that would be creepy)

I bought the kids these cute little poof ball stuffed animals at Harris Teeter. I first spotted the hedgehog and since Cagey is obsessed with Sonic the hedgehog, I had to. Well, I thought they were so dang cute- they ended up throwing them like balls around the living room and now they sit all alone on the side table in the living room. oh well.