Sunday, November 16, 2014

Family Growth

I do this weird thing when it comes to measuring our family's growth (and eating habits). I measure how our family is growing based on what we eat.

I can't tell you how many times I've made something and then said afterwards, "I can't believe we're a two boxes of mac and cheese family now" or "We've become a two large pizza with barely any leftovers family all of a sudden."

Over the years I've slowly seen our meal plans grow and grow and it's amazing how much these little bodies turned bigger bodies can eat now. 

For the record, we're a:
* Two family packs of turkey open-faced turkey sandwiches family.
* Dozen doughnuts is laughable family.
* Two loaves of bread must be purchased at a time family.
* A pack of bacon is barely enough for us family.
* A dozen eggs for breakfast family.
* A bag of apples at a time family.
* There are not enough berries in the grocery store family.
* We have to buy our cheese at Costco now family.

Saturday, November 15, 2014


A little backstory:
Back in July a friend contacted me because her father in law had recently passed away and they were looking for a new home for his dog, Molly. Since we were in the middle of the selling and buying of the house process, I told her that even if we did take Molly it would have to wait until we moved and even then, we would have to see how she interacted with the cats. We decided that we would meet her though because if it was a good match, we could make it work. Just before we were set to meet, I got a message that the sister-in-law wanted to keep Molly close by since it was a connection to her dad.
Fast forward four months. Molly started having difficulty with the new owner's other dog. It wasn't working out.
Immediately, I raised my hand.
Bee and I agreed that we could do a test run with Molly to see if she was a good fit for our family. I picked her up this morning.
She is five years old and she's been through some trauma (burned in a fire and attacked by another dog) but she is possibly the sweetest Jack Russell I've ever met in my life. So far she has been wonderful with the kids and she is a phenomenal listener. She is even tolerating the cats!!! And the cats tolerate her (well, except Martin who seems to fight with everyone).
Despite the fact that Bee said we'd never get another JRT, I'm seeing that Mollygirl is winning hearts.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Night Leftovers: The Boring Edition

  • Despite the fact that we had a germ free fall it seems like the germs are now starting to creep in slowly but surely. Booo! Hissss!
  • Bean has decided she knows what she is asking Santa for this year. An American Girl Doll wheelchair. I'm not sure where this comes from, but she's talked about it for some time and now she is determined to get one.
  • Tot had a patriotic show this week that included her entire grade level. I really do love these little shows they put on. So cute, so fun.
  • In case I haven't mentioned it, I am loving my new job. It's so great to just have one area to be responsible for.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Our Little Daisy

I know I always sing the praises of Girl Scouts, but it is really awesome. Last year when I contacted the council about allowing Bean to join, I never imagined how much she would love it. Although she is a grade level below most of her troop, she is staying in the troop she started in last year. This past week the girls had their rededication ceremony. It was super cute to watch all the girls go through the ceremony.
Of course the rest of the pictures I have include Blue posing in between all the other girls. He's going to be really disappointed when he realizes he can't be a Daisy too.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Fedora

This girl has always loved hats. She's still shopping for more.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This Boy

This boy of ours is something else. A few so-I-don't-forgets...

  • He says the "t" sound for the "c" sound. "tat" = "cat" "tall" = "call"
  • He is obsessed (OBSESSED) with measuring tapes, bungee cords, and flashlights. Seriously. OBSESSED. He sleeps with a measuring tape almost every night. He is constantly carrying around a bungee cord if he is outside. Every flashlight is fair game for play.
  • He calls a bungee cord a leash.
  • He loves smoochies and hugs. 
  • If you call him anything (cute, silly, difficult) he'll say, "I not , I Blue" 
  • Sometimes he calls himself a racecar.
  • He still refuses to wear any shoes other than "trocs" (that's crocs for the rest of you).
  • He loves, loves, loves fruit.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Two Year Old Logic

Blue: "You're ridic-lus"
Me: "No, you're ridiculous."
Blue: "NOOOOO! I not ridic-lus, I racecar!"

Because that totally makes sense.