Thursday, August 28, 2008

In the Buff

Why is it that my son will make it to bathroom every time when he's naked, but try to put clothes on him and we soak the world? It makes this potty training thing awful difficult. I can't go anywhere! And today, the ADT man came to check our house alarm and of course, my son makes it to the door before I do and he opens the door, butt naked! I feel like a total white trash mom as I apologize to the technician and try to explain that we are potty training. The technician couldn't have been a year over 24 and he just looked at me with this blank stare. All this while Zack is running around in his birthday suit, Josh is screaming in the highchair because there are no more cherrios on his tray and Gabby has the TV blaring Sponge Bob.

This IS the life of a Mom of 3 under 5.

That's what I get

Yesterday about 10:30am, the kids were about to peel the paint off the walls at my house, so I stopped the housework and took them outside for some playtime.
We were visiting a neighbor, playing in their backyard when Joshua started yelling which meant it was way passed his lunch time and hurry up and take me home mom!
So, as we were packing up to leave and walking to the front yard, I was walking backwards, pulling the stroller along with me, I tripped over the basketball hoop stand, twisted my ankle and got 2 bloody knees.

That's what I get.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Great Kids Music

My Sister gave me a copy of this CD. Miss Ella's Playhouse It's the best kids CD ever! I wake up singing, "I'm a Bean Bag" or "Two Little Men in a Flyer Saucer". I can't tire of Miss Ella. Can you?

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hey, That's a Grandma

Today, we were out running errands and had to stop at the gas station to get gas. While I was filling up the truck, the kids were in the car, talking, fighting and just generally complaining. Zack looks out the window and says, "Hey Mommy, that's a grandma!" "Hi, Grandma!". Parked in front of me was the "little old lady from Pasadena." She was so cute with her long silver hair in a bun. She must have been somewhat technologically savvy because she used the pay cash at the pump machine.

So, as she heard Zack say hi, she turned and said hi back stating that she didn't see him in there. Zack again yelled, "she's a grandma!" She heard him say something but she didn't understand his I repeated, "He said, ""That's a Grandma""."
She told me she was a Great-Grandma and then stopped herself and said, "Oops! I'm a great-great grandma!" I forgot the new one that just came this year.

I hope that if I make it to Great-Great Grandma, I'm able to drive my car, walk unaided, able to put my sliver locks in a cute bun and pay for my gas at the pay cash at the pump machine.

Friday, August 22, 2008


Today Joshua had his first experience on a swing. I think he really liked it.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Best Feeling in the World

The best feeling in the world is when your 2 1/2 year old bruiser of a boy snuggles up beside you, puts his chubby hand through your arm and wraps his arm around yours, leans his head onto your shoulder, gives you a "baby kiss" and says, "Mommy, I love you." and then proceeds to tell you that he just kissed you.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Many Meanings of "Yugga"

Yugga can mean any number of things...but here are the top choices:

1. Cover (noun or verb)
2. Color
3. Crayons

Used in a sentence:

1. I need my yugga's.
2. Yugga me up.
3. I wanna yugga.
4. Where are my yuggas?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"Yugga Me Up"

Zack has a favorite blanket. It's his AllyZabba.

He's had it since he was an infant and if we go anywhere where sleeping is involved, it must come with us. He's grown taller than the blanket is long which is starting to really upset him. He wants to be completely covered...toes and his AllyZabba. At night when it's time for bed, he must be covered. "Yugga me up!" he says. "Yugga me up!" It might be time to bite the bullet and order the MegaZabba.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Crispy Green

I've never been a fan of freeze dried fruit but this company does it RIGHT! The fruit tastes so fresh...not a hint of processing. Both my boys gobbled them up today! I bought a case (12 bags of 6 each) in an assortment of flavors. Ingredient list? Exactly what you think...the fruit only. No additives, preservatives. Peanut Free/Nut Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Vegan
I think it's the healthiest thing I've ever eaten.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Daddy's Joy Jar

I've been teaching the Fruits of the Spirit in Gabby's children's church class. Each week, I try to give the kids something to take home that helps them apply what they've learned.
Two weeks ago, we learned about Joy and each child made a joy jar. They were to put a bead into the jar each time they did something with joy in their hearts (first time obedience, doing something kind for someone etc)
So, last night, we took the kids to the train station to watch the "real choo-choos". Our boy LOVES choo-choos! We picked up some take out and were sitting at a picnic table at the station, watching the trains come and go. As we sat there, a homeless man came up to us and asked Dave for some money or food. I just looked away, trying to ignore him, but Dave asked him how long it had been since he'd had a meal. The man replied, it had been a few days. Dave handed him a piece of our KFC chicken and told him to enjoy it. The man took the chicken, said thank you, and walked away.
As the man walked away, I wondered if Gabby had caught any of the conversation. Without fail, she said to me, "Mommy, if Daddy had a joy jar, we could give him some beads. He gave that man some of our dinner".

So, what we do teach in Children's church DOES get through!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Mom 4 Life Giveaway

Mom 4 Life is having a contest for some neat baby nail clippers. I"m constantly cutting Josh's skin because I get too close to his tender fingers!
Click here to read all about them and enter the contest!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

More Camping

Just a few more pictures for your viewing pleasure!


We've been enjoying camping this summer. Although camping for Mommy is a bit more high class than your average tent. I used to tell Dave that camping for me was plastic cups at Holiday, he bought me a hotel room with wheels that I could fill with my own cups! Enjoy!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Bedtime Verna

Don't know how many of you found out what your inner M&M looked like, but my friend Verna did. Thanks for sending! Readers, isn't she cute???