Wednesday, October 31, 2007

While I like Lord of the Rings...

I am not a fanatic...

I haven't even read the book. But this is still funny!

The characters are an Alligator (Left) and a Zebra (Right)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

More things that you never thought you would say

Mama: Abbie, don't brush the dirt off your pants!

Abbie: But they are dirty!

Mama: Do not brush your pants with your tooth brush!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New book

My mother in law gave me a new book called Divine Confinement. It is written for people confined because they are caring for elderly parents or preschoolers. It sounds like something I really should read. But I cannot get past the line in page ten, "The life lessons that we learn today in our tough places will better prepare us for those that are to come."

I could really use a break. But clearly the answer is, "No".

Today, I spent the afternoon at the ER with Amie. The open/close the door game (With assistance of other children) included her right thumb getting stuck and needing stitches. Her thumb will be fine. I will be fine.

If ANY day would be a bad day to go to the ER... today would be the day. One year ago, (Tuesday, October 24th) I had to take my aunt to the ER and she died. I really didn't want to go to the ER today.

But, it was a different hospital and a much better experience!

On to the blessing part. My aunt always purchased a little squishy doll for the babies in the family. Each one was a different color. With Amie... we ran out of colors and my sister wasn't too keen on sharing the "pink" one. Well after my aunt died, we went to her apartment and found a "pink one" in her closet. She may have been waiting for my sister to mature on the topic. My sister gave us the pink one! All 3 of my kids slept with them... Maggie's yellow, Abbie's multi colored and Amie's Pink one. So when their rooms were completely incinerated, I mourned the loss of this tradition. The company no longer makes them. But just yesterday in a bag of dirty stuffed animals that were downstairs during the fire, out pops a perfectly clean "pink one"...

I am still crying.

In my mind it is just a stupid stuffed doll... but thank you Lord for the blessing, this dark week, for stupid squishy dolls coming out clean from the ashes!

Egypt - according to Maggie

"People, in the desert, walk like this in parades." - Maggie, Age 6

Monday, October 22, 2007

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Quote of the day

Don't mistake longevity for wisdom.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

Did I mention Amie likes to climb?

The scarecrows to the left are "no touching." Yes, she is very proud of herself. And NO, I cannot keep clothing on my children... it is only 48 degrees outside!

Stamps vs. stickers

Abbie is now exploring her 2 year old self. She never went through the typical 2 year old behavior. So starting it now at 4 is slightly dangerous. I used to think I could trust her... with somethings... because she is 4. But unfortunately, she covers herself and the bathroom with lotion and then tries to use soap and water to get the lotion out of her eyes.

So today, I decided to take a shower... and while I was basking in warm steam, she completely unloaded my new book of stamps (An $8.20 value) and stuck them all over. Luckily she didn't push down real hard and most were saved. I informed her that stamps are no touching. Most 2 year olds would nod and accept this fact. But my 4 year old informed me, "No, those are stickers." Well... yeah, they are stickers... but these are no touching. EVERYTHING on mamas desk is no touching!

"But stickers are for touching for sticking"


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Baby back home!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


An online friend, pastor's wife, and home birther has had her 6 week old baby violently removed from her home at gunpoint. Read the court case here. If you have any idea on how to fix this atrocity... please let me know... I am all fired up! And have no place to aim!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Crapping computer?

I feared my computer was crapping out on me today...

Every time I pressed "W" a window would close. Every time I pressed "N" a new window would open. All sorts of crazy things were going on! I shut down the computer twice. The second time... Windows didn't even load. Yep... computer gone!

Then I noticed that my 1 year old had moved something on my desk, causing it to partially press the Ctrl key. Occasionally activating it's wonderful functions.

The computer is fine... the operator is not.

Because I cannot express myself properly...

When everything is wrong - Move along

Move along - The All American Rejects

Because when life is falling apart... there will always be a swimming pool of people to catch you.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

At least it is polite?

Abbie screaming: I DON"T LIKE THIS SHOW!!!!

Mama: How do you use your good manners?

Abbie whining: I don't like this show please.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Birthday card

Abbie received a birthday card from her great grandparents. She loves opening and re-opening cards. She even tries to re-lick them! EWWW! But in this one card... there was a $20 bill. Abbie has kept the card/money safe. Upon reopening it for the 100th time, Maggie took notice of the money.

Maggie: "What is that?"

Me: "It is a birthday card from Oma and Opa"

Abbie: "It has a dollar in it"

Abbie opens the card all the way...

Maggie: "TWENTY DOLLARS!!!!"

Abbie: "It is my favorite dollar!"

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Why maybe you should have a gun instead of a doctor. . .

A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.

(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.

(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.

Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health Human Services.

Now think about this:

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is
80,000,000. (Yes, that's 80 million..)

(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is

(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188.

Statistics courtesy of FBI

So, statistically, doctors are approximately

9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Remember, "Guns don't kill people, doctors do."



Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.

We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!

Just in case you need a good scare!

Saturday, October 06, 2007


People regularly remind me that Breastfeeding is offensive. Here is their alternative:
Because a disembodied breast is sooo much better!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Abbie is so big

Abbie had a birthday party at school today. She now believes that she is 4... The song was sung, the candle was blown, and a gift was given... DONE DEAL!

My girls

My mom sent Halloween clothes and dressy clothes from previous years. Here is the cow girl outfit and a dress from my little sister.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Routine Adventures

Like usual, we cannot have an evening without an adventure. This time, the adventure included hours without electricity. We couldn't find the glass hurricane for our lamp. But I have the bag of "Christmas" candles (off white tapers for pennies the day after Christmas!) and put them in every bottle and candle holder we could find. We also had some touch lights that the girls played with. I have had the flu and was so sick, I was trying not to cry. Everyone went to bed early! Today I feel better.

I could really go for some routine right now... even some monotony!

Monday, October 01, 2007

During a stop in the car, Maggie rolled down her window to watch kids playing. I was amazed that after six hours of school and four hours of Jac Pac (An after school club), she wasn't tired of kids.

I asked her, "Maggie, you were at school and Jac Pac all day. Aren't you tired of kids?"

"No." she replied, "I am a kid, and if I was tired of kids, I would be tired of myself."