Friday, March 30, 2012


What do I do with her hair? It sticks straight out all over her head until everybody starts kissing all over her head. Then it lays down in the middle. Oh well she doesn't have teeth yet either so...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Our door is always open

I don't even go to the bathroom without kids interrupting or wanting to be in there with me. Really? You want to be in the bathroom with me? Another one of life's mysteries. Another one I'll never understand is why my baby's poop smells like stinky feet.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Snow boots and shorts

This really speaks for itself. I created a monster (or the next Napoleon dynamite) when I bought those snow boots.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Updated: Lipstick shape

Apparently the shape of your lipstick tells a lot about you. I don't wear lipstick very often but every time I do I think about this. Yesterday I put on my one go to pink lipstick and had to snap a picture. Then I found my other go to lipstick I wore a lot in high school. I shaped them both the same- flat across. This apparently means I'm to the point, have high morals, very dependable, quick minded, love challenges and careful about appearances. I don't know how accurate that is but it's all in the lipstick folks.
And these are a couple of my sister's old lipsticks. Yes, we keep makeup a long time. These are more her colors- browns and peaches. She looked best in those colors because she was the golden every way. (except when she used to pop my toes at night because I wouldn't let her go  to sleep) This shape means she was easy going, a peacemaker, even tempered, steady, likeable and generous. I don't know about the easy going, but everything else seems about right...miss my sister!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Big sister

Tates always tries to help me with the mooks even when she should be doing her school work. Today as I tried to make bread and peanut butter balls, do school, finish laundry, and keep Ezra from screaming at the top of his lungs Mooks decided she needed a front row seat on my hip to be satisfied. Anything less would result in her man cry. Yes my little girl has a man cry, the more you ignore it the more manly it gets, eventually intensifying to a roar. I got her to sleep and she slept a total of 20 min... Taylor ran to get her and immediately made her a playpen out of my laundry basket. She wasn't real excited about it as you can tell, but I had to snap a picture of it before I got her out.

Friday, March 23, 2012

My view every morning

Ok not every morning because I do take one day a week and Sundays off. So for 5 days a week I get up put on workout clothes, my funky tennies and pull my hair back with a rubber band and a headband. Then I quietly tiptoe downstairs and meet up with my old friend jillian michaels for the next 40 minutes. She kicks me in the rump and then I head to the kitchen to start breakfast and start my day. I have been doing this since October. I still look like a tellytubby. It's great fun!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Ezra is here to pump (clap) you up.

Road rage

Monday, March 19, 2012

A green booty filled weekend

There was green wearing, Irish soda bead and of course... Root beer chugging contest. Taylor won. I guess I was so stressed about not winning that at church the next day I walked into the men's restroom. Thankfully some prophetic person foresaw this day and designed the bathroom to be concealed with 2 doors. I nonchalantly turned around and acted like I meant to go check things out through the first door. When I got home my children informed me that my skirt zipper had broken and my beautiful boo-tay was there for all the world to see. I just pray it happened in the car ride home and my poor children were the only ones scarred by the sight.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


We went to the Up house yesterday. I couldn't get the kids to get out to take their picture with it, but after a week of flu bug we needed something to lift our spirits.


Ezra has been racing around the house in my heels. He is just a blur and I could barely capture him in a picture. I have to say he is pretty dang good at racing in heels... Scary maybe?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Peeking through

It's time for a new sleeper I guess. Or I could just cut the feet off again. Maybe I should just leave it alone because mooks did sleep 5 hours straight last night. Could it be she likes her piggies to breathe? Ahh the mysteries of life.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Poor Cagey

You know when your child is sick and all you can do is wonder when they'll get better? Or how many days can they go with no food? Or how many times can one person throw up? It's been going on since Friday. He is STILL sick and I have a pounding headache from the constant worry. Not to mention the screaming non sleeping 10 month old following me around and the loudest 2 year old on the planet AND my I hate every school assignment you give me an I'm going to pout about it fourth grader. Ok rant over... Tomorrow will be better... Please let cagey feel better.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring is springing

I found this in the backyard. I love snow but I'm ready for flowers and container gardening. We are supposed to make a butterfly garden for Taylor's science and since my butterfly bush is back in NC we will have to plant another one. Now I have to get my baby to sleep so I can smooch on Jeebs. My new perfume is irresistible, eau de 'spitup'.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Chunky monkey Ice cream by Tates

Taylor can't get enough of her chunky monkey ice cream for a sister. She was watching kilmeny while I cooked dinner and had to snap a few pics.

Hair-ay for Utah

Land of big hair and raw milk right in the health food store. I was discreetly taking a picture of this woman when I realized my flash was going to go off. I quickly put the phone against my leg and tried to muffle the light. I guess I need practice covering all my bases before I completely embarrass myself!!

I'm sitting on the couch with a very sick cagey and now I have to clean up a broken bowl of Mac n cheese... Awesome day

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Ezra goes full out all day until around 4 and then wherever he is he sacks out. It's either stop or full out there is no in between.

Friday, March 2, 2012

New hat

She tore this sucker off 2 seconds after I snapped her picture. She's starting to hate hats which is not good since it just decided to be winter here.

Homemade granola

From mi madre...thanks bag. If anyone would like to flush their flews feel free to come on over.