Band and Time-Out and Squirming, Oh, My!

My parents always say their grandchildren (they have 14) keep them young. I think this only applies to grandparents. If they’re your own kids, somehow they make you older. Or feel that way, anyway! Between taking my dd to all-county band practice, to 3-yr-old time-outs and nightmares, to a very squirmy-all-over-the-place-and-crawly baby, I’m not feeling all that young! So I’ve come up with a...

March 25, 2009

Troubles with Nightmares.

My poor little guy has had nightmares time to time. Once it was alligators in the living room. But a few nights ago it was an eagle beak dancing in his room. No eagle attached, just a big, scary beak. Kinda freaky, huh? He woke up 2 nights ago and went in to his sister’s room and told her.  He climbed into her bed...

March 24, 2009

Biggest Tantrum EVER!

My dd was picked (she had to audition) for all-county band (for school) a few weeks ago. So on Tuesdays, I pick her up from school, take her to band practice, go grocery shopping, pick her up and on 2 Tuesdays a month, take her to church for activities. She has a couple friends from church at band and I told her she could...

March 18, 2009


I have a weakish stomach. Certain body fluids really make me cringe, gag, dry heave, etc. Like my husband or kids or anyone else blowing their nose. Or seeing someone spit. Bloody noses. If it’s my kid (a little one) it’s easier. But once they hit 3-4 yrs old, it’s over for me. And if it’s someone else’s kid, forget it. Pets really get...

March 13, 2009

Weird and We Have a Crawler!!

Ok, 2 things today. Last night, dh got an IM from someone he didn’t know. It said, “u gonna pick up a bottle i’m ready.” So we were coming up with things it could be about…his mind went to a baby. “You gonna pick up the bottle (I left downstairs) I’m ready (with the baby, he’s hungry)” I thought a romantic dinner. “You gonna...

March 12, 2009

I’m Loving This Weather!

Yesterday I took the boys out to play. I put Dean down on a blanket with some toys and opened Pierce’s sandbox. They played for an hour before Dean wanted to be picked up. That’s a long time for a 9-month old!! It was great. I did some more yard work (raked branches) and then dd got off the bus. After a bit, dh...

March 7, 2009

I Made the Krispies!

Remember the jumbo rice krispies I bought a few days ago? I made krispie treats last night. I only did 2 cups of jumbos and then 4 cups of regular ones. I wanted to save some of the jumbos for the boys so I didn’t use the full 6 cups. Anyway, they turned out good. A little sweeter than the normal ones and they...

February 28, 2009

It’s Official…I AM Crazy.

We’re planning our summer vacation trip. Yeah, we have to plan now because my parents and a brother/his family want to go to Nauvoo, IL on our way back from Wyoming/Utah (where all my family lives, where our main vacation will be).  So they have to get time off from work to plan the Nauvoo trip, so that’s why we’re looking at dates now....

February 25, 2009

Jumbo Rice Krispies

I don’t do reviews or anything like that, since I started this for my family and for fun. But, I did buy something you need to check out. The new Jumbo Rice Krispies. I got them for the baby as a snack…baby food snacks are so expensive. I opened them up when we got home from the store and of course had to try...

February 24, 2009

I’ve Heard This Happens…

I’ve heard stories of toddlers touching their mom’s tummy and saying, “baby!” then the mom finds out she’s pregnant a couple weeks later. I’ve also heard of toddlers knowing what a baby will be before it’s born…like they have a 6th sense about it. Happened to a friend of mine…her kid was right about the next 3. Recently, Pierce has been saying he wants...

February 19, 2009