Thursday, February 26, 2009


So I am sitting calmly talking to my neighbor and Cooper comes down. She is quietly trying to get my attention and I am casually dismissing her until she finally says in a pretty tiny voice, "there is a bird in my room?" I look at her and say , "A what?" "A bird, a Bird" Huh, so I excuse myself from my neighbor and scoot upstairs to try and see what she is talking about and sure enough there is a bird flying around her room. So I calmly close her door and begin to chase the bird around the room with Barrett's laundry basket trying to catch it. I then trap it and call for Cooper to bring me a cookie sheet and as she opens the door, the bird escapes. I then get it trapped in the tiny bathroom and have to take a breath. I close myself into the bathroom and try and figure out what to do. I call Chad and he says to open the screen to let him fly out. So here I am trying to force open the screen and this birds darts back and forth at my HEAD, diving and fluttering this way and that, dive bombing me every few seconds. I cannot get the screen open so I end up trapping the bird in a trash can between the screen. I have to then call to Cooper who really has to think for a minute before coming in the bathroom to bring me something to slide between the screen and the trash can. We get a cookie sheet, slide it in between and then carry the bird and all of its glory outside to fly away free. Huh, it sure did seem much bigger in the bathroom......

Friday, February 20, 2009


My house smells super yummy right now....there is something so soothing about a hot pot of soup on a cold day to make all your worries and cares drift away. So, I dumped all the ingredients into my crock pot, mixed them up, and turned that sucker on. Now all I need is to chop up the toppings and slice the bread and Dinner is served! After that, jammies and snuggle on the sofa with my favorite people in the world for popcorn and a movie. I could not ask for a better Friday night.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I am cold......we have had our heat on the fritz for several weeks now and I am OVER IT!!!!!! Serves me right for trading a kitchen for heat. Hopefully with the guys here today it should be fixed soon. However, as I sit at my computer in four layers of clothing and slippers, I am still cold. The knowledge of them upstairs gives me little warmth.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Good Point

I was reading at one of my favorite blogs yesterday afternoon and was fairly impressed by one of the stories she wrote. It really raised some questions and good points. It is a blog I have spoken about before for people who have larger than normal, 3 or more kids. Here is the link for you to read:

I do not know if the link works, but it was worth a try for me. Anyway, the story is about the lack of good television shows for us to watch as a family. SOmething I can I sit down with my children and look forward to watching every week. Also, there are no sitcoms that portray larger than normal families that are NORMAL. Families of 3, 4, maybe 5 children. NOT 8 or more. Let me know what you think.....

Which would you choose?

Okay, here was my quandry this morning. I went to the gym to work out before Park had his beast class. When I arrived, I was notified that they had no hot water. Huh! I was to take a shower at the gym before beast class. So here was the decision I had to make, take a cold shower at the gym and be warm and toasty afterwards OR take a warm shower at home and be cold and frosty afterwards. I chose the later but am regretting it a little now. (FYII, our heat is not working in the house so it is very chilly at home these days, we cannot get it above 60 degrees at any given time; hence the chilly me after the shower)
So I am asking you guys out there, which would you choose????

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I am doing my best and trying to continue to update my blog as much as possible but I have seem to run out of stuff to write about. How boring is that! My life is the same old same old each day and I am NOT a fan of posting gripes and complaints about all the hectiness (if that is a word) of our lives. So, if I still have some readers out there, let me know that you are there and I will keep on trying to find something to post about.......if not, than you would not be reading this anyway!

Friday, February 13, 2009


One day early, I know but I do not think I will get a chance to post tomorrow so......
I hope everyone of my readers and friends out there have a wonderful day tomorrow filled with loved ones, candy, good food, and smiles. That is how I plan on spending my day........

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Push me higher

Love the weather! The kids and I have spent a lot of time outside enjoying it. Scooters, playhouse, sandbox, and swings. What is it with swings? Kids LOVE them! Push me higher are the three words I have heard more than any other today.......
could the day get any better:):):)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


What is that number you might ask? It is the number of valentines we had to complete for the four classes in our house. Whew!! i guess it will I was lucky Parker has only 12 in his class......

Monday, February 9, 2009

Recharged and ready for action

I just got home late last night from a 4 day getaway with my wonderful husband. He was in Las Vegas for World of Concrete and flew me out to join him for the weekend. There are no words to describe how perfect the weekend was. Timing could not have been any better, the room magnificent, food mouth watering........even my flight out was awesome. We got bumped off our flight for no reason so to make it up to us, they put me back on the flight and in FIRST CLASS no less. Four days of adult conversation and real meals with no high chairs and kid menus, sleeping in and waking to a quiet and peaceful room NOT MOMMY MOMMY MOMMY......
Even the rain on Saturday, did not damper our mood. We used it as an excuse to nap. So while everyone here in Richmond (the fab four stayed in Amelia with the grandparents ) was enjoying the beautiful spring like weather, I was snuggled up in a gorgeous room with the love of my life napping. Seems to me, everyone had a good time.
So thank you Chad for bringing me along and thank you to everyone here in RIchmond who made it possible for me to go. I needed it and am a better mom because of it!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Day Off

Mommy needs a day off......I do not think I have been away from all four kids since before Christmas with holidays and Disney and sickness SO, mommy needs a day off. One is coming soon though!

Monday, February 2, 2009


If any of you read my 25 things on facebook you would see my comment about lists and making them. I do not think you could really understand my passion for lists. I LOVE writing them. My next favorite thing to do is cross things off. Sometimes, I even ut things on the list that I hve already done or have to do, just so I can cross them off.
Taking a shower, for instance...on the list.....
eating breakfast.....on the list.....
making a list of what I need to guessed it...on the list
Anyway, all this goes back to last night. I had to get out of bed at 11:30 pm just to make my list for this morning. I could not go to sleep until my list had been drawn up. My mom even bought me a pad of paper with the seven days on it with room under each day for your daily lists. YEAH. It still amazes me how good and content I feel, after making my list, then of course crossing things off.
But now I can cross something else off, UPDATE MY BLOG!!!