Sunday, May 31, 2009


We took the kids out to Desert Ridge last week to play in their splash pad and have lunch. The weather was so nice in the shade with the water spray. It took little Mimi a while to want to go play but once she did she loved it and had tons of fun too. We are definitely going to be going back as soon as my sister recovers from having a baby, who will hopefully be coming soon (tomorrow maybe? I'm getting anxious!!)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Good Babysitters

The baby loves watching the kids play and the kids love trying to get her to laugh. Works out good for me!
The number of kids I have has multiplied now that school is out. On average there are 5-6 kids here during the day (including mine). It doesn't bother me at all, though. They get along so well and stay entertained. **On second thought maybe I shouldn't write about how the kids are so entertained because then hubby may start to wonder why I still can't seem to get anything done around the house!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

So Big!

Very soon she is not going to need the boppy behind her in case she falls.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Why I Don't...

Let him pick out his own clothes when we are going out in public. Some outfits are much worse than this, but these I got pictures of:)
Above is what he refers to as a school outfit. Why you need a medal around your neck at school, I'm not sure. Below is what he calls a "selling" outfit. I believe that day he was selling candy sand. Because Daddy tucks in his shirt he thinks that he needs his tucked in as well. We discuss not needing to tuck in shirts e v e r y s i n g l e d a y. He also doesn't believe me when I tell him that long socks are for pants.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My Little Garden

It has been almost 6 weeks and most of my plants are still alive. I have basil, cucumbers and jalapenos. I have planted seeds for watermelon, green peppers and zucchini. The cucumber plant is out of season so I'm not sure how much longer that will last but it looks pretty so far:)
I also decided to start a compost pile so that I could get some good compost for the fall when I want to plant more vegetables. The city of Phoenix has old bins that they cut the bottom off for you to buy for $5 to use as a compost bin. Can't beat that.
When I move it around I can see some black soil in there so I think it is working. I have decided no more pine needles, though, as they seem to be taking forever to compost. Most of what I put in is fruit and veggie scraps, egg shells, paper and grass.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Raindrops Falling On My Head...

Bubbles, rainboots and puddles...can it get any better?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Water Day At Grandma's House

It was irrigation day at Grandma's, so all the kids got on their suits to have some fun. I can remember doing this as a kid. We use to have so much fun playing in the water. It kind of grosses me out now, but I still allow my kids to play in it:)
Little Mimi had this look on her face for several minutes after stepping in the water. She had so much fun. Her little brother is due any day and we can't wait to meet him.
The boys ran around like crazy with their beach balls having a blast.

Then it was time to swing in the backyard, another favorite activity.
It was baby's first time swinging and she had a huge grin the entire time. She is chubby as ever. I sat her on the scale at my mom's and it said 19lbs. I don't know how accurate that is, but either way she is a chunker!
After lunch the kids played with the sprinkler in the backyard.
Then they all took a bath to clean up. When should kids stop bathing together? I have no idea.
The rest of the day they played inside. My boys still aren't aware that tea parties and dolls are girlie:)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Another One

Because you can never have enough carriers (insert hubby rolling his eyes now, he just doesn't get it!)... after reading THIS I decided I had to have it. I have been wanting an Ergo ever since I became pregnant. I saw this pattern and I knew this was the one. She is finally old enough to sit in it comfortably and I do love it as much as I thought I would.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Summer Has Definitely Arrived

Since it is so hot now, everything the kids do outside tends to include water. Every day I have at least one load of wet sandy laundry!
The kids will turn anything into a pool.
And of course swinging in your underwear while the sprinklers are on will definitely keep you cool:)

Friday, May 15, 2009


Awake or asleep she is constantly drooling! This is her typical sleeping position. Hands by her side, mouth open and a circle of drool around her head:)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I Need Another Vacation

2 # Days it took me to prepare for trip
4 # Nights we were on trip
3 # Days taken me so far to unpack from trip
13 #Loads of laundry done so far
4 # Of outfits baby has ruined with her poop lately
8 # Days we are suppose to be camping next month

Camping is sooo much work, but we had a great time while we were there. What is better than having a water war with your brother and cousin.
Of course she has to wear her Camo as well.

I have a feeling they are going to get in a lot of trouble when they are older:)

Is this even legal??

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wildlife Expo

The boys went to a wildlife expo in Payson, while baby and I stayed and relaxed at the campground.
It was all about animals, fishing and hunting so of course they were into it.
It was the first time the boys shot a bow and arrow and hubby said they did really well, so I bet I know what they want for Christmas this year!
There were lots of animals to look at and touch.
Including this enormous python...I don't know if I could have gotten that close.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Brrrrr It's Cold Outside

We packed up our trailer and headed north for a few days. It is about 40 degrees outside right now and I love it. Better than the 102 it was when we were leaving town yesterday. Baby loves camping as much as the boys and she wasn't too bad in the car either on the way up.
The kids are having a blast with their cousins and Grandma and GrandMarc.
Just hanging out in the forest is cool to them.
They have been riding their bikes around the site and having fun trying to scare me by putting their legs up or standing on the seat and yelling for me to look at them.
I took a few pictures and quit looking because their lack of fear scares me!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

But Mom She Was Hungry

He thinks it is incredibly unfair that only girls can have and feed babies, but that doesn't stop him from trying!

Monday, May 4, 2009


Sweet 3 year old who is always smiling and happy has disappeared. If anyone sees him please send him back home because his Mommy misses him. A strange 3 year old has shown up in his place who is always angry, whiny and constantly crying. I don't want this new boy, I want the old one:)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Girlie Girl

I do hope she wants to be a girlie girl because it is so much fun dressing her up! I got my new camera so of course I spent the day taking pictures, mostly of her because she is just so cute:)

The boys think she needs to wear a dress, shoes and jewelry every day. They fight over picking out her dress and it is usually a fancy dress:)

She is getting to be a lot of fun. She is awake a lot more and loves attention. She is also trying to talk and likes to stick out her tongue.

She rolled over once, but she hardly lays down except to sleep so I don't know how good she is at rolling over and I'm not encouraging it. I like her staying in one place.

Here is her napping spot on the couch. I couldn't possibly lay her down in the bedroom where I can't see her, so she sleeps on the couch:) When she gets tired I just lay her down and she will watch the boys for a while and nap, wake up and watch and then nap some more. She is definitely a keeper!