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Deprived

Yes I'm deprived of many things but as I was making these last night I realized something...this is the first time (well last night anyway) that my kids have EVER had homemade blueberry pancakes! Can you believe that!?! Then it dawned on me and I started laughing cause I remembered something else. Last year Frank and I took the kids to FT. Ebey to camp as a family and we stopped somewhere to eat. I believe it was Dairy Queen and as a treat we bought the boys an ice cream cone. Those kids were so silly, we kept telling them they could eat the cone and they kept looking at us like we were from Mars. Finally I had to show them, that YES you could eat the cone, it's eatable! I finally realized as we were driving away why my kids were acting that way...they had never had an ice cream cone! How could Ian go 7 years of his life and NOT had an ice cream cone? That doesn't even seem fathomable does it? Seriously! Now I'm trying to figure out what else my kids have been deprived…

Accomplishments and other musings

These are the boys last April Ian, Lee, and Dru...April 26Th to be precise. They have changed so much in the last year I can't hardly believe it. I don't notice it sometimes when I see them every day but I sure do notice it when I find pictures from a year ago. I hate it when they get bigger!





My Cherry Tree in the front yard last year...looks the same this year too! I do love it though! Let's see.... Today I got a shower in...YES!!! I have even got some laundry done today...it's not folded yet, let's not get ahead of ourselves here people. I'm still waiting for the washer and dryer that fold AND put away, like Auntie Sharon suggested I wait for. :) Thanks Auntie! This weekend I also was able to torture Frank AGAIN with another fabulous movie...Mamma Mia! Got some ABBA fix that way. Frank isn't sure why I like the movie but if I have to tell him then...well...he doesn't get it. Of course he one of THOSE people that doesn't like ABBA! I know! Almost sac…

Tom Petty

So, I got the laundry ALL folded! And would you believe that I am still doing laundry! I don't think I was fully prepared for the amount of laundry I will be facing for the next few years! Secretly I can't wait until my washer and dryer bite the dust (again...and that's another long story). Anyway, when they do I'm going to buy my dream washer and dryer set...hopefully. It's those front loaders and they steam dry and kill cooties...it's multi purpose! Just like me!

Yesterday Frank ended up not having to go into work and had to go into work today. His boss had some 24 hour cootie! ICK! Anyway, so we went to G.I. Joe's to see if we could find a big tent like we want. They were having 20-40% of everything in the store. A half way decent sale...but no tents for us. We want a BIG tent to fit all of us and all our crap! And if you go camping you know there is just a lot of stuff that just comes with you. Eventually the big boys will be big enough to…

Hitch 'em UP, Head 'em Out....

Raaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwww Hide! You can thank me later for getting that song stuck in your head. Frank already does...HA! I'm such a lovely wife! No really I am! What you don't believe me? Hhhmmm...wonder why?

Well yesterday was kinda crazy and I really wanted to post this last night but I walked into the perfect storm when we got back from...drum roll please...Kindergarten Round-Up! Lee was the man of the hour and boy were we all excited! (I can honestly say I didn't cry with Lee, I thought I might. Thought about it, but no tears came! Yeah me!) I do have to laugh though, we were waiting in line to get the forms and all that extra not-so-fun stuff and the Principal was there. Frank and I were placing bets on whether he recognized us...well we both won. He knew us and he knew all about Lee. Suffice it to say, Ian had told his principal ALL about Lee and how excited he (Ian) was to have his little brother start coming to school. So the principal gives us the run down and we g…

Here We Go Again

So here we go again...Dru has started wanting to potty train...again! I know this is a good thing but he's doing things different than the others. Again not a bad thing just throwing me a curve ball, a wrench in things so to speak. And here I wonder why Ian is the way he is about change...he gets it from me. Sigh... So here we go again...and actually so far today he's done quite well...no accidents and we've been able to bribe him with cookies and candy. So we'll see. I'm just tired of his antics that it's just time. Every time he goes outside he ends up taking his diaper off. To the point that he even took a dump in the backyard. Yes, you read that right...the backyard. What possessed him to do this I don't know, you guess is as good as mine. And what I don't get is he took the diaper off, then pulled his pants up and THEN took a dump????? How many people do you know that have to actually poop scoop in the back yard after their kid does this? I don'…

Pretty Oh So Pretty!

Okay so I'm a little late with doing a decent post so here I am. I been out playing outside all day today, yesterday was just busy! I have a few pictures from when I went to the Tulip Fields with my friend. We had a good time and the weather was just perfect. Not too hot not too cold...juusssttt right! I like these tulips cause they have sharper edges as opposed to the rounder petals on your basic tulip. That and I like the color purple. This one was just different than the other tulips...


I liked this color too...like I said pretty!
As you can tell not ALL the tulips were blooming but enough were so you could enjoy the color...vibrant color. I needed to see this...just boosted me to see color...

I think I might be impressing myself with this picture! Really cool! *patting self on back*A tulip looking like it's just taking a peek, like it's not sure it's safe to bloom or not.
Because Auntie Nikki asked her son to smell the tulips...Dru was not going to be left out so he to…

Eli

Eli is doing good! He had his check up to make sure his Pneumonia is gone or on it's way out. He's much better (which we knew) and sounds better. The only thing is he's still got fluid in his ears but we are hoping that will just go away soon. It may not. Dr. said if he saw me for anything it would be his ears. So we'll see. Obviously I hope we don't go back in, but things are never the way I'd like them. So now we are off to the Chiro appointment for me and I would LOVE a nap cause I'm tired. My boys are bothering me just so you all know! They would like to know why they can't fill a water bottle up AFTER it's been used for some kind of dirt thing. Okay off we go! Still enjoying the nice sunny weather!

Busy!

As I'm sitting here thinking about my day I am realizing what a busy day I have in front of me. I've decided I'd like to go back to bed and just ignore it all. No such luck on my end though.....sigh. Today I have MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers), Eli's check up appointment for his pneumonia, I have a chiro appointment, then last of all we have Tai Kwon Do. And all the other little millions of things that go on in between all of that. WHEW! Like I said I just want to go to bed. I hope everyone has a good day today, the weather is going to be WONDERFUL!

Missing You...

Isn't that part of a song? Either way, I'm missing our former pets (mostly my cats). I think for our dog if it had been a different time in our lives it would have been better for the dog and us. But as it was...well...it wasn't. This was our dog Abby. She was a Treeing Walker Coonhound and a basketful of energy. Too much for me. I had a brand spanking new baby and a new pup was too much!!! Potty training the dog, teaching Abby manners....sigh....it was a very sad day when we gave her away. I had no idea how hard it was until the day it happened. We gave her to the Animal Shelter in hopes that someone would adopt her. Actually we had to give away all our pets because the kids were allergic to the pets...especially Lee and Dru. And one of the other major reasons we gave up the pets was a bug problem...and for as little as fleas are we had a HUGE problem!! I bathed the animals (cats included!) at least once a week if not more. I don't DO bugs and least of all THOSE kinds…

A Tease

So today was a day filled with many accomplishments and exciting things. Today ended up being a lovely day. Dru and Lee played outside for a long time and when Ian came home he played outside also. Many Dandelions were picked in my honor...I'm blushing! All for me!?!

Today I finished my first book since the last book I finished...obviously! The last book I read was a book by Stephanie Meyer ( I really have no idea if I've spelled her name right or not) and it was/is the last book in her Twilight series (see what a fan I am, I don't even remember the name of the book). Anyway, I finished that book I believe last summer towards the end of it, the end of summer I mean. So the book I finished today is called Multiple Blessings. It's about the Gosselin family and it was a very good book! The woman has OCD bad (that's not what the book is about by the way, it's about her septuplets), but not with out reason...with that many kids I think you have to...and le…