Monday, March 26, 2012

Ah, Dandelions

It's that time of year.  Most of our dandelions are still yellow, but you can find a nice, puffy white one if you look hard enough.  Our neighbors spray weed killer...but we haven't gotten around to that yet....  One of our little white dandelions can ruin it for the whole street!  Especially when your kids know that blowing all those seeds off in a single breath can, in fact, grant you a WISH!

Bo was teaching his little sister about the wish thing, and actually managed to get all the seeds off in one breath.  He was very proud of that.

Bo:  "Mom!! I got a wish!"
Me:  "Oh, that's great, honey!"
Bo:  "Yeah, I blew them all off, all at once!"
Me:  "Cool!"
Bo:  "Do you want to know what I wished for?"
Bo doesn't know that if you tell a wish, it might not come true.  He motioned for me to lean my head down, which I did.
Me:  "What did you wish for?"
Bo (whispering):  "I wished for you to be pretty!"

Ah, well.  There ya go.  And since he told me...well, I guess it won't come true now!
I'm staying up late  tonight, hoping for a shooting star.  :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Hay-Hays and Other Cousins

This past weekend was so much fun, y'all.  It's one of those times when I have to thank God that I came from a big family.  Because whenever we get together (as many of us as we can), we all have so much fun!
*(Maybe someday the rest of y'all will move back to this side of the world!  I'm just sayin'!)*

The highlight, at least for most of us, was meeting the Hay-Hays.  They are just one week apart in age (they're 21 and 20 weeks old now).
Rocky with the Hay-Hays
(The nickname is because their real names are so similar - which I'm not going to put on this site, but if you know Rocky & Arrow you can look them up on Facebook.  Or you can message me on FB and I'll tell you...if I trust you...!)
I love babies!!!  Look at those cheeks!  Those legs!  That hair (or lack of it on Hay #2!)!!!  Those SWEET FEET!!!!!!!  I got in some major baby-time, not that it's ever enough.  Sigh.  My baby days are over.  :(

We also got to play with some other cousins and aunts and uncles....
Dub blowing bubbles for Aunt Katie and Hay #2

Big Guy!!!!! (He's alright, he really is...!)

If you can't tell whose kid this is...he's Rocky's.  Now it's so obvious!

Bubble wands and whoopie cushions...Thanks, Aunt Cary! :)

Arrow, etc.

It's peanut butter jelly time!!!  Living room picnic :)

Uncle Kenny's and Aunt Cary's awesome trampoline, full of crazy cousins
At first I thought about how sad it was that I didn't take more pictures, but then again, we were having too much fun to think about cameras.  That's how you know it was fun!!!

We miss them all so much!  Hopefully they'll come again S*O*O*N!!!
Hay #2, overwhelmed with attention

Dub and Rocky

"I need Arrow" (she's been wearing us out with that since everybody left!)

We love you, Hay-Hays!  And ALL our cousins EVERYWHERE!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Place for Everything

I know I'm not the first Mama to wake up and find a half-eaten Pop-Tart in her shoe.

And I know kids will leave things wherever they want to, just because that's what they do.

Truck ON the trailer
Our new little brother, Pablo

That's a milk cup.  On the back of the couch.
Close-up of the milk cup
Another random milk cup

 And obviously the world is their playground....
The picnic table is ON the trampoline
An art show, using the hooks for our Christmas stockings

That same hook has been used many times.
Bo's cars can drive anywhere - the top of the flag...

...on the handrail....

But then there's other times when I happen upon something that somebody has put somewhere...and I have to wonder what their thought processes were that led them to their decision.
A princess in the louvered doors

A bear on the stairs...with a flashlight
A bottle of water on the narrow ledge the truck

A crayon in the flower vase
A back-scratcher...under the cutting board
An upright sandwich

But then I realize who I'm dealing with.  Dub, Bo, and Little Lady have limitless imaginations.
Dub's hat on the lamp

Bo needed a place to set his banana for a minute
Those hooks weren't busy...might as well hang my shoes there
 And last but not least...can you imagine going into a cell phone store and seeing YOUR DAUGHTER'S picture as the phone's wallpaper???  This is Little Lady, NO JOKE!!!  What's up with that?!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I'm Back - or Still Here

I'm back!!!!!!!


Should I act like I didn't take a few months off?  Or should I explain myself????

Well...after a few months (or almost a YEAR!) of pursuing other interests (no, that does NOT mean massages, manicures, and unlimited bon-bons), I have decided to get back on the ol' blogger.  I'm sure both of you are so thrilled.  :)

Actually, it has a lot to do with my friend Cara who just had a baby not too long ago.  She said, "I used to read your blog...."  How sweet was that?!  So now that I have it in writing that someone actually did read this blog, I couldn't stay away any longer.

As for the other interests I was pursuing....  I have a new hobby!  And that's all I'm going to say about it!  :)

Be prepared for pictures...lots of pictures.  And no, my new hobby isn't photography.  Although....  Just kidding.  I'm a stay-home MOM, and therefore I need to pay attention to my kids at least part-time.  I just take tons of pictures.
It's so good to be back!  (round of applause)