Sunday, July 19, 2009

No swearing.

Tonight as I kissed A at bedtime, I kissed her repeatedly and got back an equal number. In between kissing her and receiving her kisses, I told her how much I loved her and always would. I told her that even when she grows into a teenager and has crabby moments, I would love her.

"I won't get crabby." she told me.

"Really? Can I have you swear that...." I asked

"I can't." she interrupted.

"You can't get crabby? I'm so glad but when you get older I want proof that you said you wouldn't. I'm going to video you saying you swear you won't get crabby."

"But Mom, I can't swear."

Oh. Right.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Not now honey, Mommy's Facebooking.

I'm on Facebook. I enjoy it. I love Scrabble, Bananagrams and as of this week--Mafia Wars. It always seemed like a mean sort of game so I'd put off playing. But then the DaddyMan started playing and needed another member of his 'family', so I joined.

When I was performing some Mafia Wars jobs, A asked if she could have a turn on the computer. I told her as soon as I was done with MY game. She asked what I had to do and I told her, "A few muggings, hold up a corner store, rob a warehouse and beat up someone."

She responded, "Ooh, sounds like a lovely family game."

She might be right. Maybe I should go back to wasting time on Webkinz.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Small Fry

While her big sisters have been at a day camp all week, Miss M aka. Small Fry and I have been spending lots of quality time together. Yesterday at lunch, she was being so adorable I could've eaten her with a spoon! And she knew it.

This is what I got when I kept asking her to look at me! She was trying very hard NOT to.

And all of my children have an odd knack for making goofball faces when I try to take their photos. What's up with that?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Potty humor

Today we spent the afternoon swimming in a friend's man made, big pond/lake. They have a wonderful set up and are very hospitable, right down to having a readily available port-a-potty.

After a few hours of playing in the water, M felt the call of nature and I directed her towards the small blue building. She came back a few minutes later with hastily pulled up swimsuit bottoms and informed me, "It's clogged!"

I told her it was okay and not clogged but that instead they only flushed it every few days so to go ahead and use it. She hurried back inside.

About 30 minutes later I saw her head for the small building again. But, it was occupied. She stood outside the door, holding herself and informing me she had to go 'really bad!' Finally it was her turn and all was well.

Does anyone else think she didn't really go the second time she went in there? I'm thinkin' not. I guess that it's been so drilled into her to not use a clogged toilet that she couldn't bring herself to do it. That is, until she HAD to.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fourth of July

A few pictures from our Fourth-of-July-Wienie-Roast-over-the-firepit. First of all, my plan was to do this on the 3rd, since that's the night we went to fireworks but due to a breakdown in communication, we had no wood. Secondly, when you have all girls, the word 'wienie' only refers to 'hotdogs', not body parts.

We started with some hula-hooping. I must say, that I think their skill comes from playing WiiFit.
(and yes, that is their pathetic excuse for a trampoline in the background...okay?)

G has also become a master hula hooper. Super de dooper hula hooper. Gosh I need to pooper hula hooper. Sorry.... I'll stop now.

M on the other hand..... she needs help. Thankfully, she has an obliging sister as you can see from the following.

G eating a slightly warmed wienie. Some of my children don't have enough patience to fully cook the wienies.

Here's a slightly different angle and crop on the same setting. NO, that is not her drink. The DaddyMan's chair was next to hers so he borrowed a cup holder. It made me laugh when I saw it which is why I'm including it. I was raised in the 70s and there are tons of pictures of me with beer cans. I turned out just fine. (shut up!)

Piper the Wonder Dog guarded the food. She's very good at what she does. So good in fact that you had to step over her to get to the food as M's demonstrating. :)
A and I had a s'mores eating contest. I let her win. She ate 3, I had two. I so could've beaten her but every so often I like to give her self confidence a boost. Okay, really, I was saving room for all the Twizzlers I knew I'd eat during the fireworks.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Things that make you go 'hmm'.

G was playing at the computer. From the next room, I could hear her singing a song that she was making up as she went along and randomly clapping too.

It sounded rather....odd. I asked, "Honey, why are you clapping?"

There was a brief pause and then in a slightly confused voice she responded, "I have no idea."

It's always good to know that I'm not the only one plagued by "why am I doing this??"

Friday, July 3, 2009

That's my girl!

A has learned the joys of garage saling. And can I just say how insanely proud of my young protege I am? This is a girl that can spot American Girl dolls from the curb and knows to ask if they'll take a little less if she presents the seller with a whole pile of books. Gosh, I love this girl!

The other week she was visiting dear friends of ours. They were discussing the movie, "High School Musical." A told them that she hasn't seen it yet, because..... (are you ready??) "we haven't found it at a garage sale yet." I especially love the 'yet' she added to the end. She knows that sooner or later, we'll find what we're looking for. :) (We found it a couple of days later, for the low, low price of only $1!)

A day or so later, she told the same friends that she couldn't stay up to late, because she had to get up and ready to go garage saling on Friday. They didn't believe that she really was willing to get up early to go garage saling. She informed them, "But there are bargains to be found!"

She definitely is a chip off this old block. And gosh, I'm proud. Sniff.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


I think the DaddyMan's been gone too much lately. He came home a bit ago and went upstairs to change. I heard M exclaim, "Daddy! What are you doing here?" and he responded, "I live here."

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


G has a stuffy nose. As I kissed her at nap time, she demonstrated the funny noise she could make when she attempted to breathe thru her nose. I told her to breathe thru her mouth and if that didn't work, try breathing thru her ears. ;)

She just brought me a coat that had been hanging outside airing out. She told me she sniffed it and it smelled good. She informed me, "I can smell a little bit. But breathing thru my ears....that didn't work so good."

Ya think? :D