Yesterday afternoon when my sweet children were supposed to be napping, the older child was creating a bit of harmless mischief in the kids’ bathroom upstairs. With toilet paper. But sometimes harmless mischief goes horribly wrong and yesterday was one of those times. He clogged the toilet. He flushed the toilet. He flushed again. And again. By the time he came downstairs in defeat to … Continue reading Battle Scars : Clogged Toilets and Holey Ceilings
I am slowly taking pictures of the various rooms in our new house. Today I took some pictures in MM’s new blue bedroom. Wanna see? This is his sanctuary and we’ve tried to make it a fun enjoyable place to spend time during “nap time” or bed time or any time during the day that he’d like to head upstairs and play by himself. We … Continue reading Room Tour: MM's Blue Bedroom
It’s time for another Nightstand post, a blogging carnival hosted monthly at 5 Minutes For Books – the premise is pretty simple: write about what you’re reading, read recently and / or plan to read in the future. Here’s what I’ve read in the past month: Shadow of the Wind (kindle) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (March Book Club Pick) – Finished March 24, 2011 – This was … Continue reading Nightstand : April
First off, because I’m sure you are going into withdrawls for some close up shots of this stunning face. Your welcome. So this weekend was Easter which means egg decorating and pretty spring dresses and Easter egg hunting. Even better, my dad is in town visiting which means the kids are over the moon having someone new to devote all their attention to them. It’s … Continue reading Some stuff. and other things.
On Sunday we celebrated MM’s 5th birthday with friends – in our new house. (I may never get tired of saying that) Many moons ago he requested a dinosaur racecar pizza party and I worked diligently to deliver. He picked out the cake, frosting, etc. and even helped me make the cake – such a big kid. He chose a strawberry cake with chocolate frosting … Continue reading MM's 5th Birthday Party: The Dinosaur Race Car Pizza Party
So last Friday (like April 8, aka forever and the heck ago) we finally closed on the purchase of our first house and then promptly started moving the heck in. We rented a u-haul truck for the weekend, enlisted the help of one of Dan’s coworkers and little by little brought everything over. It took forever. It didn’t help that Dan was on call that … Continue reading Honey, I'm Home!
i’m still here, I swear… If you didn’t guess or figure it out or didn’t really care at first but you’re curious now, we got the house. Let me repeat that: WE GOT THE HOUSE. It is ours. We moved in. We’re drowning in boxes and broken stuff that needs fixing but it’s OUR broken stuff that needs fixing so we don’t mind as much. … Continue reading i'm still here, I swear…
Today my little baby, my tiny little bundle of joy, is turning five years old. Those five years? Went kind of like this… Sweet little moments. Silly silliness. Loveable cuddles. Amazing milestones. Major ch-ch-ch-changes. His five years on this earth have been a rollercoaster ride of constant change, constant growth, constantly amazing his proud, proud momma. And to think it all started like this… With … Continue reading five.
Did you ever have a creative writing class in high school or college where the teacher wanted you to pair up with another classmate and you’d write one chapter and then they’d write the next chapter? Maybe even the whole class collectively tried to write a story together in this fashion and it inevitably ended up being some ridiculous zombie apocalypse love story treasure hunt … Continue reading I Read: Heads You Lose by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward