Friday, July 31, 2009

Headed up north!!!

40 hours of driving for 4 days. I am nuts.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thanks...I think.

Me: Reading my favorite blog and probably not fully paying attention.
Biki: Who's blog is that? Who is that lady?
Me: Oh, it is lady that is going to write a book.
Biki: You should write a book.
Conqueror: Yeah, you could write a book!
Me: Thinking to myself about all my hidden talents and glad my kids recognize them, "Wow, I should write a book?"
Conqueror: Yeah, you know, like an easy reader.

Motherhood, always good for the humility!

Monday, July 20, 2009

It is getting buggy around here!

We recently had the bug man out, as it was getting out of control around here. As a result, there have been surges of bugs as they all go crazy trying to get away from the poison. The bug man assures me this is normal and I tend to agree since most of them are sort of dying when we find them. There was the one who took up residence on the ceiling of dining room before P. got him, but that's another story.

Anyway, I was trying to have rest/prayer time this afternoon but of course everyone followed me into my room and started rolling around on the floor. Why, I didn't understand. But then I hear Biki talking about crabs and then Beanie yells over the conqueror, "YUCK!!!!!!!!!! A giant cockroach!!!!!!!!!" and then pretended to smash him. Yes, my kids play cockroach. It is that bad, but at least they have enough self-respect not to call them palmetto bugs!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fruit Eaters Anonymous

I am really beginning to rethink our "you can have a snack as long as its healthy" stance. It is not that the girls don't eat their regular meals, it is just the sheer volume of fruit they can go through. Our son, on the other hand, is at risk for scurvy.

A few examples, Beanie is really a monkey. If I bring home a bunch of bananas, they are gone in a day. On Monday morning I went to Sam's club and bought 5lbs of clementines. By Tuesday 5pm they were all gone. I had 2 I think, the babysitter had 2, but the others were all the kids, mostly all the girls.

Did I mention that Beanie's not toilet trained yet?

"I wish...

I could schedule my birthday for tomorrow!!"

That's what happens when packages start arriving a little too early! Mortification of delay kid, start learning it now!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Overheard in the playroom....

  • Want to play scary dentist? (YIKES....I will be paying for therapy for years!)

  • One Guinness, coming up! (That's my girl!!)

Friday, July 10, 2009

I knew it.....

The turkey wads!!

A quote in part:

You may actually be a size 14 and, according to whatever particular store you're in, you come out a size 10," said Natalie Nixon, associate professor of fashion industry management at Philadelphia University. "It's definitely to make the consumer feel good."

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Power Hitter

Real kid golf clubs for my son...$30

102 balls at the driving range...$7

Hearing my son utter "WOW!" in disbelief as his dad obliterates golf balls into the trees with his new birthday present driver...Priceless.

Friday, July 3, 2009


  • I overheard the conqueror talking to the baby today and squeezing her chub, "Fat Mole! Fat Mole! You are a fat mole!" I think he was talking about about fat rolls, but either way she'll probably have a complex when she gets older. As will Beanie, formerly known as fatso friend and bean stean the fatso fiend.
  • We've added a new saint to our nightly dinner "pray for us" section. P. wanted to do St. John Vianney for the new year of the priest. Well, he pronounces it differently then I do with my STL "v-Ahn-eee". His is more like "V-ah-nee" with the last two syllables slurring together. So immediately Bean started laughing, "St. Beanie!!!"

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My new favorite word...


(that would be computer as in, "We have skype on our palmpooder!")