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Too Quiet

I was going to use this as my picture for my Oct. 1st photo challenge...waiting. But since it's technically still September for a few more hours, I won't. But here's what I could have said for it: "Waiting for mom to notice I'm still here. Waiting for mom to put me to bed, awww heck I'm done waiting I'll put myself to bed." I crack me up!

So I'm a bad mom. 9:30 at night and all the sudden I realize it's been quiet...TOO QUIET! Yeah...I was into chit chatting and doing whatever and didn't realize Eli was still up. Well sort of. Here's where he fell asleep...don't worry I did pick him up and change his diaper and put him to bed. He's there now...but be QUIET! I'd like him to stay there for another hour or two...shoot the whole night would be something to call home about! OK, just had to share! Nighty Night!


So the last couple of days we've had a lot of dew, muggy weather and just all around sticky feeling. The other day I noticed all the spider webs around the house were covered in dew. For as much as I don't like spiders and their webs, I do find them 'pretty' (I use that word loosely) when they are covered in dew.

This big web is in front of my bedroom window...but as long as it's outside and that type of spider isn't bothering and let live! Until of course they are in my house and then it's Game on! Well, only if I don't think they'll make a loud noise after being flattened...even I have my limits people! Just can't get over some of the big drops on this web and that it's still holding up! Not to mention I'm sure I walked into 90million of these when I mowed the lawn the other day! I was not impressed. I decided that along with the kids going on poop patrol before the lawn is mowed, that they now have an added job of goin…

Wigging Out!!!

What the heck is with all these creepy crawly bugs that seem to be procreating more than they should be???

This THING in my garage!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And mind you it has walked away...yukking it up in MY garage somewhere!!!! I am no longer safe in my own home!!!
I went out there for cereal and didn't see him/her...IT, whatever, when I went out there! I could have been jumped on by that thing!!! Lunged at I tell you!!!! Either way, I decided after perusing the selection of cereal I would just make oatmeal. So I turned around and THAT is what I saw!
I know you people are out spider lovers!!! You certainly don't run in any circles I am in...but tell me. Tell me what kind of spider this is...cause right now my mind is running rampant to Wolf Spider...Brown Recluse...NASTY kinds of spiders!!! Sigh....Of all the places and all the joints.... My skin now crawls...I know twitch...I have issues. I need a can of hair spray and a lighter...essential items! And now that I hav…

Rainbow Shooting Stars

Friday was the first big game for the green team! They finally decided on a team name a few days before. Are you ready for it??? They settled on Rainbow Shooting Stars!!! Now I want you to imagine as a parent rooting for the team and yelling: "Go Rainbow Shooting Stars!!!" I personally can't quit giggling, it's hysterical! Dru and team went with this name because Dru and his buddy Caden were really pulling for Orange Team. Caden was backing his Wing Man up. But the girls had a different color in mind...they wanted purple, or pink or something. Something other than Orange (much to Dru's horror!!). Someone also wanted shooting stars in there. So to make it even they went with Rainbow Shooting Stars, which covers everyone's needs/wants. All 4 year olds on the team are happy and that's what counts right? RIGHT!

Coach is giving the kids the run down of some rules and we pass to green only and we shoot for that goal on this side. And to remember to…

Can It Be? Is It Possible?

I quit counting the times I've asked, yelled and whatever else I've done to get my boys, Ian and Lee to clean their room. I'm tired of being blue in the face and yet most of the time I am. Most of the time I'm looked at like I've grown a second head also when I ask them to do something, anything really. I have no idea if this is typical of children, I do have my suspiscions though. I really think it's all a conspiracy

Well on Friday for some reason the big boys decided to work together and get it done. This was not done with out much screaming, punching, wrestling, crying, and name calling between Ian and Lee. I don't get it but whatever they got it done.

So Frank took a picture for posterities sakes he took photo documentation. Here is the entrance into their room! We can actually get IN the room! The closet...a bone of contention with me. I have a child who shall remain unnamed who likes to shove things under the the dresser and the little corner b…

Dru's Turn!!!

I'm not exactly sure when it happened but it has. Somewhere along the line he got big on me, big enough to attend preschool! What in the world right? I do have to admit if he didn't go to school and soon this kid was going to find him self plastered to the wall! He is SO bored!!! And he's constantly hungry...or he so he says...every five minutes! Just so you all know I do feed my children, just wanna be clear on that. They act like I don't but I do. He hasn't figured out that because he's bored he thinks he's hungry.

Last week was his turn, finally! Finally after 3 years it was his turn to go to school! What a day! How can it be that it's already time for that? Sigh....
Here is Dru on our way to school. This boy means business! No if's, and's, or but's about it. He's got his Batman backpack and hurry up mom!
We sign in and then we wash our can you not have fun when you can actually reach the soap dispenser …


A day in the life of a 23 month old. It's Wednesday...and on our block that means garbage day! Life can't get better than that! Well it can but why when the garbage truck brings kids such joy and happiness!?!

Here Eli hears the truck, he'd been hearing it for a few minutes now and it was finally coming down our street! Such excitement! Captivated by the recycle truck! Sssshhhh don't bother Eli!

Is there anything more wonderful than watching a child be so enraptured with the little things that happen in our lives? Flowers, birds, name it they are engrossed in it. One of my favorite attributes of children and one the things I miss the most when they get older and are like that so much...they grow up just a little too fast in my opinion!


I know you all thought I had a little boy, buuutttt as luck would have it I had a little girl! Shocking to find out 2 years later I know...what can I say. I get confused so easily these days. Sigh...
Here is Ema...a.k.a Eli. He was being funny and putting balls in his shirt...I just helped do a bit of adjusting. Here he does his own adjusting...we must...we must...we must increase our bust! I know you guys know what show that's from!
They are a little crooked but honestly whose aren't?

Had a good weekend and I have SO much more to blog about...BUSY is the adjective I am choose to describe my week!

Deep Lake

Well I was going to take more time in doing this post but Eli has other ideas. So I will make this quick as he's yelling at me from his bed because I put him IN his bed. He's now trying to get Dru's attention and wake him up to see if he'll help him out. It's not working out in his favor. I had a feeling this would happen with a nearly 4 hour nap today.

So today we went on our last park playdate and we went to Deep Lake. I like this park because it's got a trail to walk around the lake, it's a 1.4 mile walk.

So first we played at the park. Eli loves slides and he's got no fear...scary at times! Dru and Eli...these guys crack me up. They virtually have the same look on their face and are looking in the same direction. I don't know how professional photographers have the patience to take pictures of kids...
I love this one...big brother Dru helping out his little brother. Just was cute and touched my little heart!
The boys with their sticks and walking …

Check Out Those Apples!

SO...this is what I have been up to Friday and Sunday...APPLES! It didn't matter how many I cored they kept multiplying! These were all the apples I worked was a lot. Apples getting clean in my sink. My cute (huge understatement there) helper.
My reward for backbreaking work! that's not all of it mind you...just the first batch from my stack of apples. I made a big batch of regular applesauce and then a huge batch of cinnamon applesauce. We will be sitting pretty this winter. For the first time making anything for canning I managed to burn a really BIG batch of applesauce...oh it was foul tasting! So I had to toss that batch out...what a waste!! I am so upset! All those apples gone!
Silly as it sounds and as tired as I am...I need more apples. I need to make/freeze pie filling. Also I need someone to clean my house and fold my laundry. Everything has been put on hold since I started on Friday and today I am making Zucchini Bread (with chocolate chips in i…

Soccer Jamboree

Alrighty folks...on a ride with me you go! Today was the soccer jamboree for Ian and Lee...we had 4 games to go to...whew! Thankfully after three of the games were played we went home for a breather before Ian's last game! I took a small nap...could have been longer

And away we go! I also need to tell you these pictures are in no particular order, other than the order they were uploaded in. I'm too lazy/tired to go through and make them in the right's too much tonight.

Here is Dru and his buddy and his grandma. It cracked me up later on when I looked and Dru was all cuddled up with his friends grandma while his buddy was playing with his Uncle. I had to laugh...the third born was snuggling and getting some he couldn't get it anywhere else. Of course this woman is also his teacher at he knows just struck me as funny. Here is Ian in a team huddle with his coaches...yes you see right, that's Frank there …

The Value of Comparison

I wish I could get these to go side by side but I can't so you'll just have to bear with me. Yesterday I was walking around the house doing what I do and saw this. I've seen this some where before...

OH! That's right!!! Back in November...4 days after Eli was born we had this. I can't believe this much time has passed! I want this all back (even if right now I want Eli to sleep in his own bed).
Those two babies have changed so much in almost 2 years...bigger and more handsome. Where has the time gone? I know I'm suppose to want them to grow and get bigger but I don't. I will be kicking and dragging my feet the whole time!!!

Sigh...just wanted to share. I thought it was so cute...up until it really showed me the change...