Thursday, December 25, 2008

What A Merry Christmas?

Well even though we are going through some tough times right now and even though someone that once loved me was hurtful again today, we have managed to have a good Christmas. For once in my life I feel like I was not trying to have the catalog Christmas and it feels good for a change.
The Babies got good gifts and this is a first in many years. It felt really good to be able to give them things that they wanted rather than just things that they needed.

I went to the movies with my BFF , which in turn happens to be Baby Girl's BFF and one day possibly a spouse (the BFF's brother that is)

And the only sound that can be heard in my house today is the TV blaring the sounds from a gift from Santa....a wii

I know we are behind times a little but they are having so much fun, we have not had a gaming system in this house in many years.

I now have a little more leverage on getting chores done.

Hey you kids want to play rock band?

Well then get your chores done first!

Could Christmas be any better?

Well I am sure that it can, matter of fact I know it could.

But guess what, I don't really care because right now I think that my kids are happy and I am happy just to be living and breathing and listening to those annoying songs on rock band over and over and over.

Thank you to all my friends and family that continue to pray for us. I love you and you mean a lot to me.

I hope that you too are having a very Merry Christmas and I think I might go see if I am rock band material.

Peace
Momma

Monday, December 22, 2008

Changes

Why are changes so hard for most people?

I usually go with the flow and have taught the same to my babies.

But for some reason I am in a major mind battle with changes that are happening to our family.

One moment I think I am ready for change and then the next moment I not sure of change.

I really think that it is the future that I am scared of.

I am one of those people that take a while to make a decision because I am terrified of making a wrong decision.

God knows I am not perfect and that I make mistakes all the time but these decisions not only effect me but my babies.

I really don't have a voice in this change so it does make it a little bit easier for my battle.

I want to thank everyone for their prayers they really have helped.

At one point all I wanted to do was crawl in bed and not wake up for a while.

Now though I am feeling stronger.

Not quite in the Christmas spirit that I would like to be in but at least I don't want to sleep all the time.

Please continue to keep us in your prayers as our changes have not yet occurred and are going to be long in the process.

But I think I see a light at the end of my tunnel.

I am even thinking of baking today, too bad my stomach does not feel like eating it.

There are way worse things out there then what I am dealing with.

I am a woman and I am strong!

I am a mother and that makes me even stronger!

Happy Cold As Heck Monday!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lots And Lots Of Breathing Moments

I hope to be writing again soon but for now I am going to take a unknowable amount of time off from writing to try to get some family issues resolved.

Please pray for me and my children as we will be thankful for each and every prayer!

Happy Thursday!
Momma

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Comic Relief Tour 2008

We went out to eat at a pizza buffet at the local pizza mill and for some reason Papa sat down at this little table that was not big enough for the five of us so the two older girls had to sit at the table next to us!

Ahh the little things that will drive you crazy!

My older babies were doing a lot of talking and laughing that I could not hear what they were saying and that really bugs me!

But I was stuck in the booth with Papa as the big rock in my road.

I would take a bite of salad and hear giggle giggle giggle

Momma: What are you two laughing about?

Babies: Nothing!

Giggle giggle giggle

Momma: You are laughing about something and you better not be talking about me!

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Then I look over and the girls are sitting at this table right next to a wall, on the other side of the wall is more tables but they are much higher than the ones that the Babies are sitting at. Like these peoples bottoms are where the Babies heads are.

The man on the other side of the table has laid his arm over the top where it is within reach of Not The Baby.

I keep eating my salad and hear giggling that is getting so loud that I turn to tell them to quiet down and what do my eyes see??

Not The Baby is slowly reaching her fork up the unsuspecting pizza consuming mans arm that is on the other side of the wall!!

Momma: NOT THE BABY STOP!

Not The Baby is in some teenage ignorance , going to have some fun anyway trance.

Momma: I swear Not The Baby if you touch that man with your fork I will , I will, I will take your phone away and answer all your text messages myself as I am impersonating you!

Not The Baby did not respond the trance is too deep.....Brat Baby is busting a gut

Not The Baby has an evil smile on her face and just as she is about to touch the poor mans arm with her fork.......


He moves it!

Thank Heavens

Papa is crying he is laughing so hard, Brat Baby has mascara running down her face from her tears of laughter, Baby Girl is just worried that the boy five tables away might have seen that since he goes to her school and I think she thinks he is cute.

Not The Baby walks away like she has just put on a successful performance.

I on the other hand walked away with sorrow for myself.

Sorrow knowing that one day I will not be there to stop Not The Baby from doing those things that will get her kicked out of restaurant and shopping mega stores and malls of all types and sizes.

Oh you don't think she will get kicked out of restaurants?

Well the record so far is not good.

I recall two separate occasions when Baby Boy was a attitude sporting teen and we went to pull into a restaurant only to be told by him that he was not allowed into that particular establishment!

I just want to know what I have done in my life to deserve this torture....

Would I trade one second of it?

Hell No!

Happy Wednesday and please if you see Not The Baby near forks, please promise me that you will not dangle your extremities near her fork, I can not promise that I will be there to save you!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Cookie Time Is Soon Upon Us

I am looking forward to baking cookies for the Christmas holiday.

So what is your favorite Christmas time cookie, I need new ideas!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, December 1, 2008

One Down ....One To Go!

Well Thanksgiving went over quite well if I do say so myself.

We had a great time with Aunt P and Uncle R just like we always do and we ate way too much just like we always do.

Then when we are done eating we older girls go to Aunt P's bedroom and order a movie off of the satellite and I talked them into ordering a scary movie (The Strangers) just like we always do.

I should have apologized for asking for that sick and scary movie....I kept my eyes covered almost the entire movie.



Aunt P and Cousin T and I all went shopping bright and early Friday morning.

My alarm on the phone went off at 3:20am and I was out of the door before 4am and drove 25 minutes to Aunt P's house and then we got in her car for another 30 minute drive to our shopping destination.

I think that I am getting old because shopping with thousands of other people up your butt just doesn't seem all that fun anymore!

I really like just clicking with my mouse what is it that I wish to purchase.

Then I promised to take the kids to the BIG city mall on Saturday.......well that went just fine, we didn't buy anything we just looked around and we talked to Santa and Oh yes I met Billy Sims and took a picture with him. (Papa was oh so jealous that he wasn't there to see him but I guess that is what happens when you always choose to stay home!)

Oh and I peed my pants while I was at the mall and had to go and buy new pants!

See I have this cough that is a killer right now and well you know after giving birth to four kids there is not a lot of control in that area!

We saw the millions of lights at the Bible College and ate Chick- fil- a (my favorite place) and then well the Krispy Kreme light was screaming that it had HOT donuts so for some reason the car took control of itself and drove us right into that parking lot and forced us to buy a dozen!

Then last night Picture Momma and Miss S and myself made the most delicious homemade turkey pot pies you can sink your teeth into and we fed a party of 12 at my house all while listening to Christmas music (another one of my favorite things).

So I would have to rate this holiday a 8 on a scale of 10 (8 because the only thing that would make it better is if my sister could have been here to share it with me......then after about five minutes of togetherness we are ready to kill each other, but oh well).

I am choosing not to remember all the family arguments that we had with Baby Boy while he was here or the fact that Not The Baby got in trouble about five times for saying the word Freakin!

Or that Baby Girl broke our remote because someone would not get to her quickly enough to restart the dvr of a show she was watching or that Brat Baby FREAKED when she came home to four kids playing in her room or that Papa was RUDE at Thanksgiving dinner to can you guess who.......Momma.

No Not this Momma....I will not remember any of that, I am going to just remember all the good times we had together this holiday season.

Man I don't need medication with the ability to forget!

Now if I could just forget that I have to go back to work today!

Happy Post Holiday!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It's Back Aching Time!

All day I have been slaving away in the kitchen cooking for tomorrows feast that we will have with Aunt P and Uncle R and of course my cousins!



Here is why my back is hurting:



I found this great recipe for a Iced Pumpkin Cookies and so I had to try them.


They turned out beautiful!



















Baby Girl worked really hard on Thanksgiving decorations......








Thank goodness I found a way to put those pumpkins to use that we never did carve at Halloween.


I have my dinner rolls in the fridge slowing rising until tomorrow.


My Caramel Pumpkin Pecan Gingersnap Cheesecake is cooked and ready to chill over night.


All I have to do tomorrow is make my little sausages that my principal at school told me how to make...

Take little cocktail sausages and wrap a little bacon (about a fourth or less of a piece) and roll it in brown sugar and bake it....YUM


Then I have Jalapeno Poppers still to make tomorrow but I already cut the peppers and got rid of the really hot stuff inside of them.


I need to have Brat Baby make the potato casserole and then I have a veggie try to prepare.


I feel like a need a veggie to take so I may make some sweet potato's if Aunt P isn't already.


I feel like it should be about midnight but by the clock on the computer it apparently isn't even 8pm.........


I am really becoming a wimp!


I hope you all enjoy good food and good company and have the greatest Thanksgiving day every!


Love,

Momma


Oh and I got everything that we will need to make Tropical Sunrise to keep us going tomorrow while us women are slaving away in the kitchen:







Monday, November 24, 2008

How Old Were You When It First Happened?

Now check all sick minds at the door because no this is not a sex talk.



What is that you say?



You were not thinking about sex............Oh sorry I guess I will be the only one checking in my sickness.



No, what I wanted to talk to you about is how old were you when someone, well actually someone of the opposite sex told you that they loved you.



No we can not count our third cousin who said it.



Oh stop it, I did not have a cousin in love with me, but hey it happens.



The reason I bring this topic up is that Baby Girl had a phone call this past Friday night.



While Picture Momma and I met some friends for dinner Friday night and our children were under the care of other family members something happened that enabled me to write this blog.



I cant remember if I have told you that all secrets and stories told to me by Baby Girl happens in the bathroom at our house.


When Baby Girl is in the bathroom getting ready for bed she can talk for hours...literally!



So the conversation went something like this:



Baby Girl: Ok Momma I have something that I want to tell you!



Momma: Oh Ok sweetheart what is it?



Baby Girl: Chuckle chuckle



Momma: This must be good!



Baby Girl: Well you see B.I.L. (Boy In Love) called me tonight while he was at Burger King with his Grandma.



Momma: On a cell phone?



Baby Girl: Yes



Momma: Did his Grandma know?



Baby Girl: I am sure she did... but why does that matter



Momma: Oh nothing, I just can believe he wanted to call while they were out to dinner.



Baby Girl: Yeah he was bored..



Momma: Well did you talk to your BFF also?



(Note that BFF is the sister of B.I.L.)



Baby Girl: No she was playing



Momma: Man he must really like you....



Baby Girl: chuckle chuckle



Momma: Well what did he talk about?



Baby Girl: He just wanted to make sure that we are still boyfriend and girlfriend.



Momma: I thought you were boyfriend and girlfriend with Baby Cheeks boy at school.



Baby Girl: Well we were but he wont talk enough to me so I told him we were done!



Momma: Well I would have to agree, a girl needs someone who will talk to her and more importantly actively listen to her.



Momma: wise choice Baby Girl



Whoooooo ........wait a minute who am I talking to, I am talking to my 8 year old daughter not to my 20 year old son or Brat Baby who is almost 17 and no boyfriend to speak of, or at least not that she is telling us about.



Baby Girl: I hear ya Momma, I need a boyfriend who will talk to me!



Momma: So is that all that B.I.L. wanted to say?



Baby Girl: chuckle chuckle



Momma: what?



Baby Girl: He wanted to tell me that he LOVES ME!



Momma: What?



Baby Girl: Yes that he loves me and Momma I had no idea of what to say to him.......I just wanted to get off the phone fast....I mean was I suppose to tell him I love him too?

I just freaked out and said I have to go NOW!



Momma:Oh my gosh Baby Girl.........Wait till Picture Momma finds out!



(Note Picture Momma and B.I.L. are related, as in that is her Baby Boy)



I wish I could remember how old I was when someone told me that they loved me for the first time.



I can tell you that I think that Baby Girl has beat me!



I think that I may need to invest in locks and ball bats........No I could never use a ball bat on B.I.L. since we all love him in our house but I am talking about all those other little puppies that will be coming around!



I really thought that I had paid for my raising with the other three previous little bambinos but apparently someone as other payback plans for me or at least that it what it seems like.



Happy Sweet Nothings Monday!

Friday, November 21, 2008

T G I F

I ran to Dork-Mart this morning during my usual blogging time ....so forgive me!

Happy Freezing Cold Friday!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Those Moments When You Say .....Why?

Last night I was reading Ugly ( a classic Fairy tale retold by Donna Jo Napoli) to Baby Girl and Not The Baby.

Every time we would read a word that I thought she had no idea what the meaning of that word meant I would first ask her if she knew what it meant and if not I would explain it to her.

So we get to this sentence in the book: We swam along, heads erect, from one feeding area to another. (we are reading about ducks)

I say to Baby Girl "Do you know what that means when they say that their heads were erect?"

Baby Girl: No

Momma: That means that their heads are held upwards, straight up.
(I even tried to pretend that I was a duck and demonstrate what it might look like, don't ask me why I did that)

Baby Girl: Oh....OK

I then continue to read.......

Baby Girl: I am going to go to class tomorrow and ask the class if they know what erect means!

Oh crap I ask myself why I thought I needed to point out that word, the teacher is going to think that we are letting her watch porn or something of the sort, I mean my stars how many kids go around saying the word erect!

Momma: Oh that's ok Baby Girl I bet everyone knows what it means, I mean you better just let Mrs F. teach the class Baby.

Baby Girl: No I bet they don't know what it means

Momma: My gawd I hope they don't know what it means

Baby Girl: Why?

Momma: Oh nothing honey, don't worry about it , your fine, one day we will talk about the word celibate and then you can go tell the whole school.........but that is later....much later!

Maybe it is just me!

Maybe when you hear the word erect you think of a duck sticking his head high out of the water.....and if that is you, than I am sorry for bringing this up ........and if your kid comes home today knowing a new definition and chooses to say it in daily conversation and your kid happens to be a boy....then I am really sorry for explaining the meaning to Baby Girl......


Happy Standing Erect Thursday........you know it will prevent back problems later!

(and I wonder where Not The Baby gets her goofy nature from????)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

This Is Another Reason Why I Love My Job!

I know I have said before how much I love my job.

But let me tell you how funny these kids are!

Every year we put together what is called our turkey book and we ask each child by their selves details about how to cook a turkey.

The first question I ask them is : Where do you go to get your turkey?

Now of course we get a lot of wal-mart, dollar store answers but thankfully we still get some from the farm or the woods.

Not like I go hunting for our Thanksgiving turkey but secretly I have always wished we lived in the woods and Papa would go out hunting for our Thanksgiving meal.

I am not even sure if Papa has ever shot a gun off .

Any way another question I ask is : What do you have to do to get the turkey ready to cook?

My favorite response this year was you have to cut it up ........but the turkey doesn't like it!

Or What other kinds of foods are you going to have with your thanksgiving dinner?

So far at our pre-k children's thanksgiving dinners there will be eggs, bacon, ice cream, cookies and chicken nuggets served a plenty!

I cant give away all the funny stuff that the kids have said in our little book since Heather has a baby in our class and I dont want to ruin it for her.

This makes me want to try to dig out Baby Girl's turkey book to re-read what she said when she was in pre-k.

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Baby Girl's Dream Come True...A Dance With Her Favorite Man!

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This I think would be one of those stories that Baby Girl would say ......."That story is not true."

But I am here to tell you that the story is true.

I was eating lunch at school in our little room that a few friends and I eat in that is inside the library.

When I looked up to see that Baby Girl's class was in there listening to Heather teach them wonderful things about books.

I start to look around for Baby Girl.

I don't see her.

I continue to look and I don't see her!

Then all of a sudden I see her teacher and I am thinking "Are you alarmed?"

"My Baby is missing."

Then all of a sudden I spot her!

She is shopping at the book fair that is in the library with her teacher.

Ok, first I think to myself, well that spoiled little brat get over here and listen like the rest of your class, they are going to think that you are the teachers pet and ridicule you for ever!

So I watch them a little while and she is acting like nothing is going on but shopping.

I am embarrassed that Baby Girl is not over listening to Heather and I am worried that Heather will think she is a brat!

So I decide to go back there and find out what on earth was going on with this little puppy dog of mine.

Right away Baby Girls teacher walked over to me and started laughing!

I give Baby Girl the eye!

Teacher: Oh we were looking for you!

Momma: Oh!

Teacher: Baby Girl has had an accident.

Momma: Baby Girl are you alright?

Baby Girl: ..........

Teacher: No, not that kind of accident, she is not hurt.

Momma: Oh good, then what kind of accident?

Teacher: Well she has wet her pants.

Momma: Really?

Baby Girl:.........

Teacher: Yes. I guess Little Jazzy said something really funny on the playground and Baby Girl laughed so hard that she wet herself.

Momma:OHHH.....well that is a good kind of wet pants, I guess she has her mothers bladder.

Baby Girl: chuckle chuckle chuckle






I hope that someone makes you laugh so hard today that you wet your pants!

Happy Wet Pants Monday!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Guest Post!!!!

Hi this is baby girl!

Yesterday it was the last day with my favorite team .
Now lets get on the real subject my mom, isn't she a heck of a writer she even cracks me up everything she writes about baby girl is not true!
Well that is what i think but don't believe her because mom is not true what she writes .
Now who loves baby girl say AAAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
peace,
B.G.





(Apperently Baby Girl was not happy with one of my stories about her and she has been wanting to guest post for some time now. She liked writing this so much that she now wants her own blog space!
Soon to come another another guest post by none only than Not The Baby.

Peace,
Momma)

It's Cold Outside And Guess Who Get's To Sit In It?

The temp is freezing outside the wind is whistling through my sorry windows and we are going to let Baby Girl go play soccer in this crap!

Baby Girl is thrilled about it, she is playing a team that she can not stand and it is her last game.

I however am hoping for snow so that we have a reason to cancel the game, that way I can lay on the couch and snuggle with my blanket and do whatever floats my boat!

Can you tell I am ready for soccer season to cease!

I would really like to snuggle up to a good love story that my cousin T needs to tell me all about!

We missed you for dinner last night, I am dying to hear all about him!!!!!!!

Wish me luck today as I brace the Arctic winds and cheer on my smallest of Babies and pray that she doesn't get sick from this crap!

Happy Keep Yourself Warm Saturday!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My New Idea

Lately Not The Baby and Baby Girl have been fighting a lot.

I think that they are fighting for that Baby position.

Heck now that I think about it Baby Boy and Baby Girl fight a lot as well, though Baby Girl is not fighting for a position when it comes to Baby Boy. It is Baby Boy that longs to have the Baby position back.

I wonder at what age he will stop longing to be Mommas #1 Baby?

Can you guess what position Brat Baby is fighting for?

That's right NOTHING.....she pretty much does not give a damn if she has a position or not. I do love that about her and then sometimes it worries me.

Anyway I have always taught my kids that they must not pick on the little ones in the house and the little ones are not allowed to pick.

Now I must admit though that Baby Girl can do a good job at getting to just about anyone in the house and for some reason she and Not The Baby like to fight to the point that they are about to rip each others heads off!

So here is my big idea:

I have told those two knot heads that when they start to fight that I will give them one warning and if the fighting does not stop then they will have to chose a chore off the "Fighting Chore List".

This list will contain chores that we do not get done on a regular basis and chores that I do not like to do.

Now Not The Baby had no comment, she was just angry at Baby Girl.

Baby Girl however did have something to say:

Baby Girl: Can I be the one to write the list of chores?

Momma: Do you think I was born yesterday?

Momma: NO!

I will let you know how it works, I am certain that they will give it a trial run this evening.

Happy Fighting Free Thursday!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

God Bless The Veterans

Yesterday was Veterans day and each year at our school the fifth graders put on a veterans day program and our school invites any and all local veterans to attend.

Each year I cry during this ceremony and if I was not working at the time I would probably bawl like a baby.

The fifth graders tell how veterans day started and then they sing some very moving songs.

One of the things that they do is sing the song of each branch of military and invite the veterans that served in that branch to stand during their respected song.

Several years ago there was this elderly marine that stood and sang and cried to his song.

I lost it!

This year I thought the fifth graders did a more than usual good job, each student stood and sang their hearts out and each student seemed as though they understood the importance of the events that they were singing about.

I know almost everyone has someone that served in some branch of military and know the effects that a war can do to a persons soul.

My Papa Willie God rest his soul would have nightmares even thirty years after being out of the army. He served in WWII and in Korea and if I have my facts straight he was a 1st Sergent Major.

My Papa Williams I am thinking I was told that he served in either WWII or Korea, I will have to get my facts together.

And My Uncle R who had to have that crazy dinner with us the other night served in Vietnam.

I am so proud of all of them and I am ever so thankful that they helped keep the freedom that we are living in today.

Who is the special veteran that you love and remember?

Monday, November 10, 2008

My Life Was Changed Forever

Eight years ago yesterday Baby Girl entered this crazy life of mine, had she know me well enough and known what kind of crap she was getting into with this wild family we have then she probably would have told the nurse to send her home with the Jones's (arent they always more normal)



Then 14 years ago today Not The Baby entered this world with her hand beside her head ripping her mother to shreds as she exited me and entered our life.



Baby Girl surprised us with her presence eight years ago, I really thought that me having babies was over, done with, completed, over and out!



But there were other plans for my life, as one of my children was graduating high school one was entering public school. Talk a about a roller coaster ride of emotions.



My first baby growing up and then my last baby going to school full time!



Let's just say that I should have been medicated and heavily but being poor and frugal kept me from being a drug addict. Plus the fact that I have opened my big fat mouth on numerous occasions declaring that people are weak who have to take medication just to get through their daily lives. (please do not take offense if you are medicated, I now do not have the same beliefs)



Sucks for me since I am not willing to eat any crow anytime soon and now I think I could really use some. Maybe I should start taking up donations.



Pills for the Poor



Pills for the Poor



I promise to use it only when seriously needed!



Maybe like tonight........



Baby Girl got to celebrate her birthday in the hills of Arkansas watching her sister play soccer.



Now if you ask her then she would tell you that it quite possibly might be the worst birthday ever, even though she was able to swim at the hotel with a friend not once but twice. The part that might be so terrible is that she and Not The Baby received their gift early!

An ipod at that. I told them that would be all they get from us since that was a costly gift.
I will never give them any gifts early again!

How soon they forget.

I did take both of the girls out to eat on separate occasions also.

Yesterday morning we left the house around 7 am to hit the donut shop for a birthday breakfast before school and then to suck-mart for two cookie cakes. One for Baby Girl's class and the other one for Not The Baby.

Not The Baby wanted me to bring her cookie to her at her lunch so that I could have lunch with her at school and we could share her cookie with all her friends, so I did.

I changed my lunch schedule around so that I could cram food in my mouth at Not The Baby's school all in under five minutes. (ok maybe we had just a minute longer than that but that is what it seemed like) After that I felt sick as a dog eating that fast.

After school we took all the girls to the mall, both of the birthday girls had money to spend and it was killing them to get it spent. We only had about thirty minutes before we were to meet up with Aunt P and Uncle R for Not The Baby's birthday dinner.

So that made the girls angry that they were not able to shop for very long. I told them that we would shop after dinner. Still for some unknown reason here on earth Brat Baby was angry!
Not The Baby had a look on her face like we had just decided to cancel her birthday.

EMBARRASSING!

Aunt P is asking what is wrong with the girls.

I tell her the story.

Oh

Oh I know.

Now anytime we go out to eat that is another battle for me to fight.

We were eating somewhere that is pricey and I always get this really great salad. So I thought that I could get the salad and split it with Not The Baby since she likes it also.

Baby Girl could get her usual kids meal.

Brat Baby could have what she wanted or she would send death rays through me and whole damn restaurant will be blown to smithereens.

Papa of course will try to find the largest meal there is both portion and price. So I usually try to go cheap.

Well Baby Girl decides that she no longer likes kids meals and that she wants the salad that I get.

Momma:I am not buying a $9 salad for an 8 year old..........see Baby Girl, you must at least be the age of the price of the meal to get it.

Baby Girl: But I wont eat the kids meal, I don't like the kids meal, I just wont eat then!

Momma: Fine we will get the salad and split it three ways, that is unless you would like to get one Brat Baby and split it with your sister or me.

Brat Baby: (Looks at me like I must be nuts) NO

Not The Baby: I am not splitting that salad three ways, there will not be enough for all three of us!

Momma: FINE FINE FINE.....I will eat the Freakin kids meal! Happy Freakin Birthday!

(a look of joy spreads across the face of Not The Baby for the first time that we sit down for dinner)

Then the waitress comes over to take our drink order. Baby Girl says, I will have a Mountain Dew.

Momma: No, no she will not have a mountain dew, Baby Girl did you know that is one of the worst kinds of pop for you! Do you not remember your brother having a kidney stone, what about the obesity rate here in America.......it's the pop I tell ya.

Momma: How about a root beer?

Baby Girl: That sounds good.

Momma: Oh wait a minute, waitress does that come in a bottle?

Waitress: yes it does.

Momma: Well then forget it Baby Girl get something else because they charge extra for that.

All while this is going on, Brat Baby, Papa and Not The Baby are making fun of me and eyes are about to roll out of Brat Baby's head for the level of embarrassment that I am causing her.

So Baby Girl decides to go with something safe like lemonade.

Brat Baby pretty much shouts JUST GIVE ME A DR.PEPPER! (I think she rolled her eyes again)

Then Not The Baby has the audacity to order.....can you guess what?



Not The Baby: I will have a Mountain Dew!

Momma: Like hell she will, what are you doing Not The Baby we just had that conversation!

Then ...Then....The waitress decides to speak

Waitress: Umm we don't even have Mountain Dew!

Why the hell could she not even tell me that many Kate (you know the mom off John and Kate Plus Eight....she is such a witch) moments ago!

At this point I am seeing that this evening is head no where fast....

I order the girls their salad asking the waitress to leave out the blue cheese crumbles (like I always do and like they very often forget to leave off)

So what does Papa do?

Papa: Oh here we go again with the blue cheese crumbles!

Momma: Have you ever had blue cheese crumbles...I know that answer.....No you have not and so therefore you would have no idea how hard it is to pick out Crumbles (hence the name crumbles!)

At that point I was trying to blow Papa to smithereens with my death ray look!

Dinner went well.....no issues that is. Brat Baby and Not The Baby still kept that end of the world look on their face though.

Then the waitress came and asked me if anyone will be having dessert?

I said well what do you guys do for birthday girls?

Oh we will give them a shake said the waitress.

Ok then, we have three birthday girls. Baby Girl and Aunt P's birthday was yesterday and Not The Baby's birthday is today.

So they bring out three big chocolate shakes......yum yum

There was enough there for the whole table.

I tell Baby Girl to get closer to me with that shake so that we can share, so she does.

Now please note that the solemn look is still upon the older girls face.

We are going along just fine eating our free ice cream when Baby Girl turns and knocks the ice cream to the floor (note that the ice cream was in a nice glass) and glass goes everywhere, ice cream goes everywhere. The ice cream gets on Baby Girl and all over the front of my purse.

Brat Baby jumps up like there is a snake at her feet doing her usual talk...

Brat Baby: WHAT THE HECK........BABY GIRL, LOOK WHAT YOU DID!

Baby Girl: Not my fault, you should have gotten out of the way!

Brat Baby: WHATEVER FREAK

Baby Girl: Freak yourself, it was Mommas Fault!

Momma: What......Oh whatever, blame me ok! Everyone else does in the forsaken house!


Now while ice cream is all over the floor and Baby Girl is declaring that she needs to change immediately and Brat Baby is standing ten feet away from the mess like it might get her, Not The Baby is reacting.

Not The Baby:HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Aunt P: Oh my Not The Baby!

Not The Baby: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Crap I think she might have to go change her pants she is laughing so hard!

So to end this long drawn out story, Not The Baby finally smiled at her birthday dinner after we totally embarrassed ourselves.

Brat Baby never did smile.

Baby Girl was pretty much ok with the chocolate on her jeans.

Papa high tailed it out of the restaurant after the mess was made and before the check was delivered.

Aunt P and Uncle R like always is asking their selves why on earth they ever meet us for dinner!

I start getting ready to pay only to see that the waitress is charging me double for the chips and salsa and $12 for the free birthday ice cream!

So once again I have to make a scene, no I was not rude but just talking to the waitress at this point was not something I wanted to do, I just wanted to get out of there fast!

So the waitress had to have the manager fix the ice cream but she still over charged me on the chips and salsa!

Oh well I just want to get the Heck out of Dodge!

After the dinner I dropped the girls off at the mall so they could start their shopping while I ran to get gas and a free movie at red box.

I reached in my wallet to pull out my debit card so that I could get the movie I had picked out for the kids only to discover that I had left my debit card at the restaurant!!

Boy were they glad to see me back!

Today's Post Is Way To Important

That is why I must wait until I have time this evening to write....because right now the donut shop is calling me to celebrate a birthday breakfast!

Friday, November 7, 2008

I Am Way Too Busy Today!

I told myself that I can not sit down and write something of any importance or length today!

I am co-hosting a party this evening with Picture Momma, I am working today, I have laundry that is staring at me, I must gather all the things for the party, I have three lunches to pack , breakfast to make (and the kids will be mad at me because we are out of bacon) , a cat box to clean, six cats and a dog to feed, I need to pack for our trip tomorrow (out of state soccer tournament), I need to find out how in the heck to even get to the soccer tournament ( Not The Baby is convinced that I will make her late for her first game tomorrow morning seeing as though she is sure that I will get us lost), Oh yes and Baby Boy has surprised me by showing up a day early for his weekend since he needs help with resume for a job he has always wanted.

Don't worry he is not quitting school, it is a part time job.

Ok, well enough looking for pity from my friends. I have too much to do to be sitting here on my tail!

Happy Flipin Friday!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I See A Light In My Feline Darkened Tunnel

I have told you that I house and feed six cats right?



Or maybe I was ashed at how many actually live here. Now I did not search out these reproducing fools.


The first cat came to us ten years ago, just showed up at our door and me and my children not being able to turn down anyone or anything that is hungry fed her.


She is Blackie:

Now I could not find a picture of her but this is essentially what she looks like plus I happen to love this artist so I wanted to display her work.











Now Blackie's name soon changed for me and she had names like hooker, sleaze bucket, white trash (oh shoot that one really didn't fit since she was black) but you get the picture. Luckily all of her babies were wild and cared nothing for us!






Then a kind old neighbor took her to the vet one day and had her catting around days put to a stop!


Catting around....I crack myself up!


What it is not my fault that I am not that funny, I work with little kids all day and I could say fart and they would laugh, huh Heather?


Then one day as we are about to go outside the door to a soccer game we hear these little voices crying, it sounds like a baby, I was scared to even look at the door because if someone left a baby at my door step I think that I would be the one crying, shoot I can barely afford to feed the mouths we have here especially when Baby Boy is home!



But we look out anyway and see two tiny kittens in search of food, crap they are hungry and I cant say no to anyone or anything that is hungry.


Don't believe me just randomly show up for dinner I will feed you. Now if payday is to far off you may be eating free bread and chips. Since we tend to have an overabundance of those.


So we fed the kittens and went to our game, all the while I am hoping that when we return home they will have beat feet out of there.










No such luck, this is who we call Chester.....but really he is a she and apparently related to Blackie! You know she has her social skills.







And this one who we call Sky he really is a he! Look at her excitement about the fact that they never run away from home.














Well then lets see here, Oh yes Chester went out in search for cheese one day and came back with:


these two...Rollo and Peach. Yes I know different names but hey the kids named them.



Peach found a new home despite all the tears from Baby Girl. We put an ad out and thankfully got rid of her.



Rollo however was just to cute to give away and I decided that we could have one indoor cat. So this little one is not going to get outside at least not until she has a visit with a doctor.



But Hoochie Momma (aka Chester) was not done painting the town.



She recently came home with these:

We are not naming them!

And Papa has found a home for them together and their mother!

Oh it is a happy day when we are rid of three cats at once.


sniff sniff....Ok I will miss them but I am not going to admit that to the kids!

Happy Fewer Mouths To Feed Thursday!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I Am Proud Today!

Last night Not The Baby, Baby Girl and myself fell asleep with the lap top on the bed logged into cnn.com which had four live streams showing all very important happening with the election.

I printed off the map of the USA and Baby Girl was penciling in each state that was won by each candidate and how many electoral votes each of those states had.

Then she was keeping a running total on the back.

Well Baby Girl did not last past 10 pm but the fact that she was so interested and was commenting on what states Obama really needed to win was more than amazing to me!

I mean it took me thirty plus years to get so involved and still I don't think that I am as involved as maybe I should be.

But what really hit me the most last night was when Baby Girl and I were watching a live speech by Martin Luther King Jr's son.

Momma: Baby Girl, do you know who is speaking?

Baby Girl: No Momma who?

Momma: That is Martin Luther King Jr's son.

Baby Girl: You mean the man with a dream that I have read about in books?

Momma: Yes Baby that man.

Baby Girl: Oh Momma!

And at that point she put her hands to her chest and sit down to listen with sadness for the loss of his father and joy for the opportunity to hear him speak.

When he was done she clapped and said to me:

Baby Girl: Clap Momma Clap

However you voted and whoever you wanted to be in office we all must be proud that our country has opened it eyes and it hearts and its minds to what they believe is right regardless of the color of the skin that those words are coming from.

I am thankful that I was able to see this new beginning and I more than thankful that my children are able to experience this history in the making.

Happy New Beginning Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

ELECTION!!

I was so worked up about voting this morning that I could not even sit down and write a post.

Now Baby Girl and I are going to watch how each state does and she will document it on the map that I printed off for her from abcteach.com!

If you haven't voted yet well then what are you waiting for, get up and hurry and get to the polls!

Happy Voting!

Monday, November 3, 2008

It's Over???

Well I can't believe that Halloween came and went already!

Every year we have a pumpkin carving contest within our family.........not this year!!!

I bought everyone a pumpkin and before you knew it it was Halloween and no time to carve so we carved one yesterday just so we could have some pumpkin seeds so I think we are just going to carve one each time we run out of seeds and I am going to try cooking them different ways.

Maybe it was having three sick people in the house one each week for the last several weeks!

Maybe that is why Halloween did a Jason and crept up on me, or maybe and more likely I am loosing my head!

I keep telling myself that I am not able to get things done like I used to and I cant figure it out!

I know I dont have the energy that I used to but that is thanks to extra baggage that I am carrying.

Then Baby Girl figured it out for me this weekend in front of a row full of Momma's at Not The Babies soccer game........

Baby Girl: All you do Momma is sit on the computer, all day long sitting on the puter!

Momma: Oh Baby Girl, aren't you cute! (zip your lips you little toe head!) That is not all I do honey!

Baby Girl: Uh huh!

Momma: Well then who cooks for you and who washes you clothes and who takes you to your soccer games and who helps put a roof over your head and who sees that you are properly dressed for the weather and who who who........

Baby Girl: OK Already!

Momma: That's what I thought! Now don't go pickin a fight with this soccer Momma again!

Don't this child know that Momma's Always Win!

(Sad part is she did make me think though, before I started writing this blog I used to get up at 5 am to do laundry and clean up the house before going to work and now I get up early to write this thing! I think I better go do some laundry)

Happy Post Halloween Monday!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Thanks To Everyone!

Well all the prayers worked because Baby Girl is up in my face as I write and has been awake for some time!

She is invading my quiet time!!!!!!!!!


She said "Do I need to spell it out for you Momma?"


"I am not sick anymore!"

I told Baby Girl then let me see you eat something!

So she is sitting here in her High School Musical shirt and her panties (by the way I hate that she is reading this right now as I write because she is fighting me about writing that she sleeps with no pants!) eating an apple.

She has deleted it several times but them decided if I would let her have a Popsicle then she would let me write about her pantie bottom only sleeping!

Any how I think that we are off to school today, off to a field trip, and off to collect as much candy as our little legs will allow us to this evening!

I hope that the goblins don't eat you tonight and that you are able to fill your bags full of wholesome sugary goodness!

I really hope Baby Girl gets some of those Mary Jane sticky gooey candy......they are my favorite!

What is your favorite Halloween treat?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Vomit, Vomit Everywhere!

I swear it feels like I have called into work every week!



And only one of those were for a mental health day!



I hate having to call in for real illnesses but Baby Girl can not stop vomiting, that poor baby has thrown up five times already through the night.



No fever just up chuck!



So another day of no work and another day of no posting.



Yesterday I did not have a moment to spare to write as I was making two pumpkin cheesecakes and trying to finsih decorating my pumpkin shirt for our classroom pumpkinpatch field trip.



But that was yesterday's fun. Today I get to wash all the vomit blankets, Baby Girl finally soiled our last big blanket last night so Not The Baby and I were left with having to dress for the winter just so we would not freeze in bed.



I know you must be asking yourself why did she just not turn on the heater!



Well because I am cheap and I refuse to turn it on for a while, plus I try to beat out everyone else on turning theirs on to see if I can save more money than them!





I know STUPID!



But thrifty......





Happy Thursday I hope that your day is Vomit Free and when you get a moment say a little prayer for my Baby Girl!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What Do You Make Of Your Dreams?

This morning I OVER SLEPT, which stresses me when I do that .

I do blame Papa though since I was awake at 4am having an argument with him before he left for work.

I did not choose to start it mind you, I was sleeping quite nicely.

So after that moment of nightmare I feel into a deep sleep of dreaming.

I was dreaming that the girls were going to be late for school and I was contemplating whether or not to just call into work because we had a disaster happen at our house.

My bedroom ceiling came crashing down, the whole ceiling!

There was a mess everywhere and I could not possibly leave that mess but I had called in once a week already for illnesses and other family affairs and I did not want people to think that I was just calling in because I did not want to work.

I was crying not knowing what to do!

So I decided to go to work and Mrs. F was having a party with the kids and their parents and did not say a word to me about it. I was mad at her for not telling me. And then wait there was this great looking English accent speaking man in our room helping out with the party.

Well hello Mr. Lovely how are you today!


Scratch............bang.........scratch.....bang........

What the heck is that Mr. Lushish Lips?

scratch....bang........scratch.......bang..........

Wait where are you going sweet thing?

scratch........bang........scratch........bang

Oh Mr. Sweet Talker your breath reminds me of something......

scratch....bang.....scratch.....bang.........

Oh Mr. Take Me In Your Arms, your hair reminds me of someone I once cared for.

scratch....bang......scratch.....bang........

Oh Mr. Body From Heaven Above I'm not much into licking each other but if you want to then call me your....slurp........UUUGGGHHH.......Cough........choke........Hair Ball..........

Rex!!!!!!!!!

Did you have to wake me up THIS morning???





Now you don't really think that I licked Rex?

Do You?


Wait a minute don't answer that!


I was not that deep into sleep!

Monday, October 27, 2008

I Think It's All In The Music!

Well I cant believe I am typing on my beloved PC.

Yesterday as I was cleaning up after dinner I notice the Baby Girls ipod changed the screen (and it was plugged into the computer) so I thought what the heck, I will try for the 100th time to start the computer again.

And guess, what it started!

All of the kids are scared to touch it, heck I am scared to touch it.

But I am so proud of myself because I did not freak out!

Normally something like this would throw me into a frenzy!

Because that would mean $$$ and what if they could not fix it and then that would mean more $$$$.

But not me, I didn't have a freak out moment and so I am just so proud of myself.

Probably because I have had so many of those moments when I really did need to freak out.

I do think that i tunes is out to get me though, I mean why is it so touchy?

Do I not tell it how much I love it enough.

I mean who could not love something that will give you any song in the world that you want in a matter of seconds for you to dance and sing badly to as often as you want.

I think I will sing I will sing it a love song and see if will start being nicer to me!

Then again according to Not The Baby maybe I should keep my voice to myself!


Sing your favorite song today LOUD and either badly or good if you like either way SING IT!

Happy Singing Monday!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

It Is A Sad Day In My House!

My beloved computer is not working, it will not even turn on and I am beyond words.

I have nothing to say, I can not imagine life with out my friend the PC.

I will call a doctor tomorrow to see if he can help me!

Please keep me in mind!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Now The Truth Comes Out!

Now that Baby Boy is 20 and in college for some reason he feels like he should confess all those things that he did in high school to me (Like I want to know).

Now before I go on I remember Baby Boy getting into some trouble with a assistant principal one time for having a argument with another student.

I told that principal that I wish that I could be a fly on the wall so that I could see everything thing that my children do.

His response was: "No you don't"

At the time I thought what a bold A-hole he is!

But now I know what he is talking about and No I do not want to be a fly on any wall much less my own flesh and bloods wall!

Those of you who's kids are still young may still wish to be a fly but trust me later on you will see that being a fly would be no fun.

Kids are going to do and say things that they don't really want to do or say when their peers are around.

I will tell you this though Baby Boy made me a lot smarter and more skeptical.

Am I a master ?

Oh I would like to think that I would be a master at this parenting stuff by the time that Baby Girl hits the streets as a teen humanoid but shoot who am I foolin?

Each child is full of their own little tricks and treats so I will have to continue to take each day like a ninja waiting for her next battle.

Armed and Ready this Momma is! (I think)

Would you like to hear a story that Baby Boy chose to share with me?


"In his last year of high school Baby Boy and he best friend (whom I love dearly but since have learned that he was not the best of influences but still I love him) were driving around the mall when all of a sudden Baby Boy spotted his sister in a truck with a BOY!

(Ok I can tell you that two years ago Baby Girl was not allowed in any ones truck much less a boy's)

So Baby Boy slammed on the brakes and threw the big caddy in park. Walked over to the driver and ever so gently pulled the male truck driver out of his fuel suckin four wheel drive. Then his best friend came over to his assistance. And then................

That is where I asked him to end his story!

We had dear Miss S. with us and we were at a restaurant and I frankly did not want him to continue right then and there.

Oh the crazy stuff that happens in this house!

And just think Baby Boy is going to move back home and go to a school locally for a whole semester before transferring to a four year mega bucks school!!

Please just say a prayer every time you see me or think of me, because trust me I will need it.

Happy Ninja Friday!!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Our Bathroom Is A Confessional

When you live in a small house occupied by six people and one bathroom there really is no privacy, anywhere!

Which is fine with me because I have this little issue of not being able to shut the bathroom door.

Part of it is simply what if someone else needs something, what if you are not using the toilet and someone else needs to go really bad.

I think it is rude to lock the door while you are in the shower at our house because you never know when someone else is going to have to GO!

But not only that but all of my kids find that when Momma is in the bathroom that it would be the perfect time to have a conversation with me.

Probably because they know that is the one place that I can not get occupied with any distractions and can give them my full attention.

I can be in the bath and any of them at any given time will walk in and tell me their problems or something funny that happened.

I guess it is kind of my fault since we are not very shy.

I frequently walk around the house getting dressed, just ask Picture Momma (she happened to show up in my living room when I was walking in with no pants on!)

There is no question about the size of my a** in my house we all know it!

Anyway I am getting lost here in the moon.

I really wish I could video Baby Girl when she is in the bathroom taking a bath simply because she really gets with her stories when she is taking a bath.

They go something like this:

Baby Girl: Momma did you know that is boy was chasing me on the playground yesterday?

Momma: Really?.....Did you know that if you don't run they cant chase?

Baby Girl: Momma! Just listen!

Momma: Sorry

Baby Girl: See Momma there is this fourth grader who likes me...

Momma: What! What kind of fourth grader likes a second grader, stay away from the cradle robber!

Baby Girl: What?

Momma: Oh nothing, just stay away from him!

Baby Girl: Well he likes to chase me so when I get tired of these boys chasing me I just go and stand by my teacher, then I look at them and say "Uhh Huhh, now what are you going to do there big boy, I am safe by the teacher, what you goin to do now!"

Momma: Smart, Baby Girl

Baby Girl: I told those boys they better pick on somebody their own size!

Momma: Baby Girl have I told you how much I love you?

Baby Girl: Yes Momma only about a million times!

Momma: Promise me you will always be YOU!

Baby Girl: Well what else could I be?

Momma: Oh you will find out later in life honey how hard it is just to be YOU!



Happy Be Yourself Thursday!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Under The Weather!

As it is storming outside Not The Baby is feeling very sick!

So I am going to try to get her to the doctor today if they will see us.

Please say a little prayer for her.

She has been up throwing up all night!

I hate it when the kids are sick!!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I Have Been Working On This For Days...

Instead of writing this morning I am trying to finish the new Indiana Jones movie that I have had from Redbox for a week!

I am so terrible about not being able to sit still for a whole movie.

So since I am trying to finish it I thought I would share a couple of picture with you that I took this last weekend

:
Baby Girl was not open to listening to Baby Boy about having a better attitude.
Tell Her Baby Boy!
Happy Tuesday all!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Oh My Gosh She Is Home!



Finally a day off for Brat Baby!

So all the girls, myself and Rex went for a walk downtown.

I love it when all the girls get together, I hope that we are able to do this when they are grown and out on their own.

I am so glad that Brat Baby is wanting to stay close for college then that gives me a little while longer with her!

I know I have an illness but hey I have had a very rough weekend so be nice and don't tell me about myself.

You can see how windy it was between the buildings!

Have a great Monday everyone.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Who Are You?

I told you how Thursday night Baby Boy ended up in the ER with abdominal pain and was miss led on what his problem was and then I got a phone call Friday morning and he was at the hospital again so I went and picked him up and brought him home so that he can try to pass this kidney stone, which by the way he has not passed yet!



When we got to the hospital I was walking up to the ER and Baby Boy was just walking out.




I went to him as quickly as I could but the closer I got to him the more that I was convinced that it was not my Baby Boy.









This child had something wrong with him:









Are you seeing what I am seeing?







The nails!







This must obviously be a girl!







It has black nail polish on.







But why would Baby Girl be taking nail polish remover to this stranger and in our in home!






That's because those painted black nails belonged to none other than my Baby Boy!


Apparently a couple of girl friends of his thought it would be funny for them to paint his nails and go up to the local crap-mart and play Rock Band II kind of as a joke for those teens that are there playing as if they have really hit the mother load and are currently on tour.

The bad part is that he had to go to the hospital with that stuff on and he said he was so embarrassed.

I took it as a challenge for myself.

I told myself a long time ago that if any of my kids turned out to love the same sex that I would deal with it and except it and love them all the same. Even though I know he loves, loves, loves the girls!

But Oh my Gosh, I could not handle the nail polish, I mean I could not look him in the face with out saying.......GET IT OFF!

So as soon as we got home I told him where the nail polish remover was and well he was not moving fast enough so Baby Girl took it off for him.

Isn't it funny what little things bother us, I mean he has two earrings and that does not bother me.

You know that having two earrings is in now for boys but not when I was a teenager, if you wore two.....well you were swinging for the other team.


But hey what do I know .

I am just an old lady.

Have a great Sunday!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sometimes Life Throws Some Stones In Your Path And Then Sometimes Life Throws Some Stones Inside Ya!

Last Night I got a call from Baby Boy that he was a little swollen down in his private area and he wanted to know if we could afford for him to go to the doctor.



I told him that we have reached the 100% mark on insurance this year and so if he has a pimple on his a** to go to the doctor.

So Baby Boy went to the ER and they told him he might have a bladder infection and gave him a shot and some medication.

I said "What do they mean you might?"

They should be able to tell if you have one.

Any how he went back to his dorm to sleep it off.

Then the phone rang around 7am and it was a nurse at the emergency room and told me they had my Baby Boy.

Again!

Well apparently they discovered the he has a kidney stone.

So I woke up all the girls and dressed and headed for the 45 minute drive.

I am currently nursing my Baby Boy and hoping that the stone passes soon and with out a lot of problems.

So if you have a free moment say a little prayer that everything moves quickly through the passages of Baby Boy.........Yuck I hate this kind of stuff!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ain't They Cute!

I am feeling very Martha this break.





Well not as Martha as I used to feel but still a little Martha.





Yesterday Baby Girl spent the whole afternoon and evening with friends and Brat Baby was working her tail off again earning lots of new clothing!





That left Not The Baby and I all alone together, which now that I think about it does not happen very often and she and I needed that.





We went shopping (not the fun kind like for clothes or anything like that) for groceries and coupon shopping which I am so glad that the kids normally support my coupon shopping and don't complain much or get embarrassed if some stupid idiot turns down my Internet printed coupon only because they are a moron and have not heard of the computer before........ Sorry I had two bad coupon experiences yesterday.





We also went to Hobby Lobby to get some stuff that I have been waiting for them to put out a 40% off coupon so I could get it cheaper.





They only let you use one coupon per customer per day. So I had Not The Baby use one too.





Here is what we made with our 40% off stuff:



These are hair clips made with fabric and buttons. Not The Baby and I had fun making these and the other girls were mad that we did them without them.

We will be making more of these and you can bet that all their little friends will be getting these for Christmas!

Have a great Thursday and let me know if you get a little Martha feeling and tackle something that maybe we would like to try also.

If you want to know how we made these I would be happy to let you know.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Can I Get An Amen!

I am on Break!

Hey guess what?

I am on break!


Oh did I tell you?

I am on Break!


FALL BREAK that is!


So I kind of forgot that I usually get up and write a blog before getting ready for work.

Man I love my job!

Now do I love the fact that it takes me a whole month to earn what Papa earns in one week?

Heck No!

But guess what?

Papa does not get fall break , thanksgiving break, Christmas break, spring break or out of work when the snow has covered the roads.

Nor does Papa get eight sick days a year or a Personal day, heck Papa does not even get the holidays off.


So I just want to let everyone know that I LOVE MY LOW PAYING JOB!

Hey and I bet the average person does not get told every single day at work that their hair looks nice, their shirt is pretty and heck I have even been told I smell good.

Top that with your high payin job (ok maybe not high paying but higher than mine) Papa!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I Messed Up!

So I chose to say some things today that were not necessary and I did not keep to my word of "If I have nothing nice to say then I will say nothing at all."

So I am going to try again tomorrow!

Better luck next time!

Try and Try again!

If first you don't succeed then try try again!

Never give up!

Got any other words of encouragement for me?

I Must Not Speak!

I know today I promised to speak kind words about Brat Baby since she thinks that I don't talk enough about her.



Then yesterday when she left for school she was rude!



When I got home she was rude!



When I picked her up from work she was rude!



I love my Brat Baby but I think it is a good time to go by what my mother always told me, "If you don's have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all."



So mum is the word of the day for me.



I will pratice it anytime a rude thought comes to my mind at work as well.



Heck I will even keep all my rude thoughts about Papa in my head too.



No ugly stuff from me today only pleasentness.





May The Force be with me today. (I wish Luke Skywalker could come and help me with this, was he not the cutest thing back in the day?)

Monday, October 13, 2008

I'm In Big Big Trouble!

Yesterday the girls and I drove an hour for Not The Babies soccer game. (which she happened to kick butt at!)

While we were leaving the girls spotted this young man mowing a yard, he had his shirt off and shorts on.

The girls right away noticed that this poor boy was way too skinny.

I explained that some people just cant gain weight (the butt heads...that includes you P.M.)

Then Baby Girl chimes in:

Baby Girl: I am glad that I am a little chunky!

we all giggle

Baby Girl: The boys obviously like it too!

Ok Not Funny.

Baby Girl you may not leave the house until you have graduated from online University and have been working from our home earning you first $100,000 or better before I let you out!

I swear I don't know why I deserve this, my mother said I was a bad baby but have I not paid my dues!

Next time you are at church and they ask if anyone has any prayer request, go ahead and say my name.



*Please not that after Brat Baby read this blog she was angry at me for not mentioning that she had commented that she wanted to put Baby Girl in the dungeon. And that I don't talk enough about her. So my next blog will be all about Brat Baby.......sometimes I feel bad about calling her Brat Baby and then again sometimes I don't.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

And She Said She Didnt Want To Go!

Yesterday Baby Girl and I were all alone for the whole day since Brat Baby was working and Not The Baby was staying with her BFF No Sugar For Me Girl.


A local historial site that houses a muesum in it was holding a festival and luckily we were done with soccer for the afternoon. Baby Girl's reaction to me taking her to it was "How boring, I dont want to go!"



I told her to zip it and she was going and she was going to like it!




The theme was recycling and we got to see some really cool art work that was all made with recyclable material.




There were so many fun crafts for the kids to do as well like this one:




This was a canvas that was like a paint by number only you chewed a piece of gum color of your choice and then placed it on that number on the canvas..Sounds gross I know but it really was fun.











My gum had little pieces of free popcorn kernals in it, now that is gross!











Then there was this lady that was trying to do who knows what to my Baby:




Get off my Baby you sorry lady you!










Oh Ok, well still it looks like she was putting a death grip on your poor little head.





All and all we had the best time ever and I wish we could have stayed longer but we went and had lunch with Brat Baby and then had shopping to do and more soccer!






Baby Girl's reaction to the festival was:


Saturday, October 11, 2008

I Know It's Saturday!

I normally write nothing on the weekends because I am just too busy with the kids to even think about writing but Brat Baby has to be at work before 8am so I thought I better get up and have coffee before going behind the wheel.

Plus Baby Girl lost a tooth yesterday and well the Tooth Fairy had to respond to a note she left. I just wanted to make sure that she visited and did not disappoint my little toothless toe head.

More to come on Tooth Fairy notes...........

I hope you have a great Saturday!

I'm going to watch some SOCCER....

I think I will learn a new song to sing to my soccer players like they do over in England.

Here goes:

Good old Arsenal,Good old Arsenal,we're proud to say that name.And while we sing this song,we'll win the game.Who's that team they call the Arsenal?Who's that team we all adore?They're the boys in red and white,And where f***ing dynomite,'cos Georgy Grahams mother is awhooore,yeah she's a whore, yeah shes awhoooreChim-Chimeny Chim-ChimenyChim-Chim-Chero Who Needs Anelka When We Got KanuVieira wo o e o, Vieira wo o eo,he comes from Senengal,he plays for Arsenal,Vieira wo o e o, VieiraHe's blond, Hes quickHis names a porno flick,emmanuel, emmanuel

I am telling the truth this came from a soccer website.

I was thinking that I could change the team name and throw in a few kids names in stead of Arsenal's teammates.

Do you think that I would get thrown out of the park?

I think I might too.

That is what is wrong with America.

No passion!

Here is my ideal vacation in case you wanted to know:

Go to England to see the Arsenal team play and sing this song while I chug down a few.
(well it cant be beer because I just don't like the taste of that stuff.....do you think they have Coke Zero over there?)

Anyway have a great Saturday and let me know if you come up with a good soccer song, I need one.

Friday, October 10, 2008

True Love At It's Best......

Just the other day Baby Girl came home with a note, not just any kind of note though.



This was of a love kind.



Now before I let you in on all the juicy details of this love note I must give you some back ground of Baby Girl and her mesmerizing ability.



Since Baby Girl started pre-k she had all the boys in love with her as a matter of fact her teacher said that she had seen nothing like it before.



Baby Girl has this way of making every boy she meets fall in love with her.



I swear I am not making this up.



For instance she frequently comes home with gifts:



flowers

(and fresh ones at that)



jewelry



jewel stones



stuffed animals



You name it she has been given it.



So when she came home with this note, it was no surprise to me.



Now of course I have covered the names on this note to save both parties the embarrassment.



And I am sure that you will keep this just between you and me that I posted this on my blog right?



Otherwise my life could be in danger, I mean Baby Girl is getting bigger and she may just try to take me out.



The last time I wrote something that she did not approve of......well lets just say that I had a lot of explaining to do and I am way to tired to try to explain to her how she will think this is cute one day.



So here goes:





I know it is hard to read and I cant seem to get it to adjust any so I will tell you what it says myself:

Dear Baby Girl,

You are the cuttest girl i have ever met in the world and i like your white dress that you were to bing third saturday night and are super beautiful.

From,
Boy in love


The dress that he is talking about will soon be posted on my blog, it is a dress that should only be wore to something like a royal ball or a wedding that she is in or oh I don't know a inauguration of herself as the new president.

But guess where we had the first chance to wear it to was a smoke filled bingo hall for a school fundraiser, man did we stick out like a sore thumb.

But Baby Girl pranced around like she was in dress heaven.

Man am I ever in trouble!

The sad thing for me though is that Not The Baby has the same effect on boys!!