Kids & Family


Yesterday I ended up taking the boys to the dr…ds1 has croup. Dean’s illness is just a passing virus every other kid has. Kids shouldn’t have to get sick! My bday dinner was good…I made honey-orange duck and broccoli and potatoes with cheese sauce and a cake, of course. Dh got me a Wii Fit!! I’m stoked…can’t wait to get it up and running....

January 27, 2009

2nd Post for Tuesday!

I forgot to mention…today is my dd’s 11th birthday!! She was induced 3 weeks early due to complications. I had gone into the hospital for ultrasound and they said, Ok, this baby is coming out today! I called into work and told my boss I wouldn’t be in that night to do inventory. He was not happy until I told  him what was going...

January 6, 2009

Need Diapers?

First, no, this is not a paid post. It’s something we do that I want to share. Paul and I order diapers for our kids from, an online (obviously) place. That way I don’t have to worry about boxes taking up space in the cart or carrying them.  They’ve got formula and all kinds of other baby stuff, too, so it’s really convenient....

January 5, 2009

It’s Called “Mommy Brain.”

First it’s called “pregnancy brain”…the cells in the brain actually shrink a bit. Then that goes away and the brain is devoted to what’s in the diaper bag….plenty of diapers, wipes, burpy cloths, bib, toys, formula adequate for enough feedings plus an extra just in case, bottles, water, tylenol, gas drops, tissues enough for 3 kids, cars for the 3 yr old, snacks for...

January 3, 2009

My Clumsy Family.

I’m tellin’ ya….my family has got to be the most clumsy/klutzy one I know. One of us is constantly doing something ridiculous. Poor Pierce…That kid just can’t seem to catch a break. Yesterday Dean had just fallen asleep on my lap when I heard a noise. I looked up and there was a little ball of boy in red pj’s rolling down the stairs....

December 11, 2008

Scary Thing!

Pierce (my 3 yr old) nearly killed himself yesterday. We were all up in my room; I was getting dressed. Dean (baby) was on the bed and I was at the foot. Pierce was pulling a drawer out of hubby’s dresser to see what was in it. I turned around just in time to see the dresser, tv, and all that was on it...

December 9, 2008

Spoiled vs. Spoiled Rotten.

Glue4Families has a great post about spoiling kids. And I thought of a lot of things to say, so I figured I ought to just post it all instead of dragging her blog down 😉 My kids are definitely spoiled. They have so much stuff it’s crazy; more than what they need. Our son regularly gets new little cars, just because he likes them...

November 26, 2008

Got the Tree Up!

So we were just sitting around last night right before kids’ bedtimes and dh pulled out his latest new toy, LCD Christmas tree lights. He plugged them in and they were BRIGHT! After teasing him for a few minutes, I told him he might as well get out our tree and put the lights on, to see how they look (he got 5 strands)....

November 24, 2008

Do You Fight?

Over at Glue 4 Families, there was a good post on marrital conflict. It’s funny she put it up because this topic came up at our November Girl’s Night last night. We were playing a game where everyone is given a card with a different beginning of a sentence. Then each finishes the sentence and everyone else guesses if it’s true or false. It...

November 9, 2008

It’s All in the Parenting.

Robin has an interesting post that made me decide to write this one. His point is right on. My husband and I have always discussed getting a gun for the house. I grew up in Texas where everyone and their dog and the dog’s fleas have guns. Babies pack pistols in their diapers and toddlers shove a shotgun into their diaper bag. My dad...

November 8, 2008