Thursday, October 16, 2014

Daily Struggles: A List From The Two Year Old

Blue would like you to know about his daily struggles:

  1. Socks. No one should have to wear socks. Ever. Even in the rain or snow or freezing temperatures.
  2. Shoes. See above note about socks.
  3. People who put on their shoes and socks when told (like the sisters) and then leave the room/ house/ area. Even though socks and shoes are unnecessary, no one should go anywhere until a shoe/ sock tantrum is complete. 
  4. Sleeping, including naps and bedtime. Sleep is stupid and forces you to miss out on fun.
  5. Sitting at the table to eat a meal. Siting on the floor in the middle of the kitchen while everyone else is at the table makes food taste more delicious. Sitting at the table for meals is ridiculous.
  6. Parents who refuse to hand over their electronics. All phones, laptops, and miscellaneous electronic items should be easily and readily accessible upon demand.
  7. Requests, suggestions, demands, orders, gentle nudges, hints.
  8. Adults who won't dole out candy by the handfuls.
  9. Diaper changes.
  10. Requests to get potty trained. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oh Boy

I don't know why these are upside down, but you get the point. Does it really start this early? Is this the future with a boy? Why are we constantly telling him to get his hands out of his pants, even when he's asleep!?!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

These Cuties

Fall school pictures arrived! I can't believe how grown up they look. 
I still can't decide if they look alike. Some days I see it, some days I don't.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Time's A Wastin'

Approximate amount of time I estimate I have spent on the following:

Creating ponytails and braids for dolls: 3 weeks

Washing Tot's clothes because she has "nothing to wear": 2 months

Cleaning water off the floor outside the tub where Blue is frolicking: 2.5 weeks

Sunday, October 12, 2014


One of the cool things about having this property is that we can do things we couldn't do in our old house. Because we had no mature trees and lived on a neighborhood lot, there were few things we could do. The first order of outdoor business at our new house is the slackline. Although Blue isn't quite big enough, the girls were thrilled. 
I think it is pretty darn fun too!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

My Love

Today Bee and I celebrate eleven years of marriage.
He is my best friend.
My favorite person in the whole world.
I tell him everything (despite him not wanting to know it all).
I am a very lucky girl.
Our children are so blessed to have such a role model in their lives.
Yay us!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Night Leftovers: The New Old Remodel House Edition


  • I don't know why I haven't mentioned it, but we are currently remodeling our kitchen. We are about a week and a half in. Things have been hectic with the microwave in one room, the food and pots and pans on shelves in the living room, and the coffee maker on an end table. Cooking sure has been interesting. Pictures to follow. 
  • Tot continues to impress me with her interest in soccer. Although she's still learning lots of the rules, she keeps pushing along. She happily goes to practice twice a week and to the games every Saturday. I guess we'll see if soccer will be in our future this coming spring as well. 
  • Blue is finally settling into the new house. He is determined to have his room painted orange. I don't think that's going to happen. 
  • Tot and I did a drive by of our old house. It looked the same except there were new cars in the driveway. 
  • Work is kicking my butt. Busy, but happy!