Tuesday, April 29, 2008


LEAH..where do I begin? i will be SHOCKED if she makes it to her 4th birthday. So I told you about jumping from the top bunk which led to her insisting that her 8 month pregnant mother carry her around. FYI..not fun. Then the other day she pushed a stool up to the microwave while i was cooking oatmeal and opened the microwave when it beeped, lost her balance and was dangling 3 feet above the floor, holding on to dear life. You should have SEEN her face. Priceless. You know you are an unhealthy blogger when you consider re-dangling your child from a microwave for a good photo OP. Yesterday, hayley informed me that Leah tried to hang from the garage door while it was opening. i was not a witness, so this info may be fabricated, but it would not suprise me. NOW its time for a CONFESSION. Feel free to leave nasty comments..the other day was a BAD day for me. I am not sure why but everything made my blood boil. And as I was driving with the kids in tow, my precious soda spills all over my front seat...and my reaction? And I quote " oh S*#T" . I know, I know, bad mommy, bad mommy! And since Leah has selective hearing for everything destrucutive and nothing constructive (and cant say her S's yet) she asks "mom. why ye yay YIT?" So there you go. And I have just come to the conclusion that just maybe she was in the birth canal a little too long.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Parenting Skillzzzz

So today after church, Matt and I were sitting on our front porch. We usually ask our kids what they learned at church that day. Matt asks Hayley what she had learned and her reply was "umm.... stuff". He asks her twice more. She's not sure. AND THEN HE SAYS as he spots what he thinks is a dime out of the corner of his eye.."If you tell me what you learned at church I will give you money." UMMM...WHAT? What was that tactic? I was laughing so hard that she thought Daddy was joking and blew off the conversation. Then we ask Leah. Response: nuffing. What did you learn about? Response: playing. Did you learn about Jesus? Response: nope. i also feel the need to mention that Leah jumped off the TOP bunk last night and i thought she broke something. Dont worry people, we have this parenting thing under control...right?

Friday, April 25, 2008

Doughnuts anyone?

As i mentioned before, I just had my 30th birthday. And as one of my suprises, Matt took the time to do THIS. If you read my "about me" on my blog, I mention that i would like to eat powdered doughnuts all day on my birthday. Well guess what people, powdered doughnuts have CHANGED! I dont know if these were simply not fresh, but after testing the 6th box (no joke) they were all kind of gross..they had a chemical flavor to them..like they had been sitting at the doughnut plant alittle too long. Sad huh? If anyone knows where to find really yummy powdered doughnuts, let me know. i have only 6 weeks left to splurge a little before I shed the baby weight.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


We just celebrated Leah's 3rd birthday! I seriously cannot believe it has been 3 years since she was born..one of the BEST days of my life. I am a firm believer that birthday celebrations should last longer than 1 day, so we have been doing lots of fun things like Chuck E Cheese, going to ride horses and harassing the animals at the petting zoo. And of course a birthday extravaganza with lots of cousins, good food and presents. So here are a few shots of the fun. I love my Leah-lum.

Friday, April 11, 2008

No furry pets in this house..

This picture is for Judy Hribar and Kathy Garnica.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Motherly Love

Sometimes i cannot believe the words that come out of my mouth in response to the behavior of my 2 almost 3 year old. I understand that this age can be difficult, but I am having a hard time drawing the line between age appropriate behavior and just plain craziness....for my 2 year old that is. I have concluded that I am already crazy... here are some commonly used phrases that are uttered..
Leah! get off the counter!
Stop putting your toys in the fridge!
Please dont kiss the snake..she might bite you.
Get your hand OUT of your pants!
Stop gagging yourself..you might barf.
DONT bite your toenails!
Please stop stepping on your sister!
Do NOT drag Jax (our lizard) around by the leg OR tail!
No, you CANNOT play with the mealworms..they are Jax's dinner..take them OUT of your pocket please.
Please dont spit on the floor
WHY did you pee on the floor? Again?!
Stop licking the glass!
No, you cannot watch Gremlins..it will give you bad dreams!
PLEASE, PLEASE dont clog the toilet..we have exceeded our toilet paper allowance.
No, we cannot go back to Tarzans treehouse until you get therapy!
Okay, so the last statement is not actually uttered, but almost.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I just wanted to let everyone know that my mom voted for David Archuletta TWENTY ONE times last night. So if you wanted to vote for him and didnt, dont worry, she took care of it.