Sunday, June 28, 2009

When it's 108 Outside

When it's to hot to go outside and play a mom has to get creative or her children will slowly start to drive her nuts. We play games such as hide an go seek or find the missing item from the shelf; my favorite is can you solve this riddle this one takes them the longest and of course there favorite is a coloring contest. However when those games get old it's time to break out mom's secret weapons PAINTING and BAKING!!

Painting is always a huge success

"Where is the blue Mom"

Baking Sugar Cookies

They loved this one

Friday, June 26, 2009

He took it off himself

Thursday was Kaitlen's big day her cast was coming off. John left at 1:00 to make it to her 2:00 appointment when he got there the nurse told him that her appointment wasn't until Friday the 26Th. He called me and I told him the appointment reminder card was in the car and it says Thursday the 25Th. After he showed them his proof they told him that her doctor was out of town and that one of the nurses had called me and left a message that her new time was Friday. John knew that was a lie so in his kindest words he told them that they were LAZY and some other choice words that the girls wouldn't repeat! All they would say is that Daddy was really mad at those people. Can you blame him we live a freaking hour away one way, he told them that he would take care of it himself.

He used his leather men, a razor blade and scissors

One very happy little girl

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

John has finally won

Two years ago when we bought our T.v. John tried to talk me into letting us put it in our bedroom and I very firmly told him not a chance. When we moved in our home last September he tried again and I told him no again. Well thanks to the stupid digital conversion our T.V. only gets reception in our room. John has been so pleased with our new set up I'm nor sure if I will ever talk him into moving our T.V. back into the living room

The 13' in the spot of were our 52' is supposed to be.

Our 52' on top of our dresser

Movie time with popcorn on our BED

Pay refused to sleep until it was movie time then she fell asleep on my bed.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


A few months ago I told John that I wanted to go to the library and get some books. With him out of work our 'fun' money has been zero and my boredom has been a million. I have never read Danielle Steel books before and the library has a very large section of her novels. So in my spare time I have had my nose in a book and I have loved it; John gets his ESPN and I get my book.

However these last few weeks I have felt like there is something missing from my life I started to feel unhappy and cranky. Wishing that there was more to 'me' then mother and wife I have never felt this way before I LOVE being both a mother and a wife it's the only thing I have wanted to do. A few days ago it hit me why all a sudden I want more. In my silly books the women are doctors, lawyers, photo journalist they all have amazing careers and travel to France and the East Hampton for summer break; not to mention they are the best mothers ever.

I was laying in bed holding John's hand watching a movie with our three girls surrounding me and it hit me that this is were I want to be; not in the Hampton's or on a beach in France but here in my home on our bed with three of the most amazing little girls and a man that loves me.

I don't know why her stupid stories got to me but I do know that I love being a Mom and a wife that John works so hard for us at a job he hates.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Count to TEN

For Mother's Day Crystal gave Mom, Amanda and me one of the Lillie plants from Sage's funeral it is one of my most treasured gifts. I am not usually good at growing things and keeping them alive, however I am determined to keep my Sage plant green and blooming beautiful Lillie's. After talking to Mom about my plant she gave me some tips to help keep him healthy. Yesterday I left my plant on the kitchen table after I cleaned his leafs and watered him. I went to the computer to check ESPN for John and when I came out this is what I found.

I was so upset with her that I had to count to TEN a few times. I wanted to shake her, yell at her or just cry I was so upset with her. I'm hoping she didn't cause to much damage to my Sage plant.

Friday, June 12, 2009


First one to fall asleep!

First family pet and her frog friend!

First bubble bath!

First time using the computer chair as a rocket!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Summer Time

Yesterday I walked into the older girls room and found them each with their noses in a book I felt bad for them. Remembering back to my childhood and the fun times I had I decided that a little mud never hurt anyone!

They played outside for almost three hours!

Don't you love the bag over her cast, she was getting it way to muddy.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Chalk Family

When Haven was here in April she made our family picture out of chalk. I believe it took her almost all day to complete her drawing. It turned out really cool looking.

Haven wrote "you" for herself

Haven, Kaitlen and Daddy's picture

Kaitlen, Daddy and Mommy

Daddy, Mommy and Pay Pay

Uncle DJ's dog Cheech. We didn't have a dog at the time and she likes Cheech.

I think she did a really good job. Look at how big she made the sky!

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Ever since Kaitlen was little she has hated to be tickled. My dad, brothers, heck everyone would always say how strange it is that K-T hated to be tickled or even hugged for that matter. Well unfortunately for her, John loves to tease and yes TICKLE, this is usually how it ends for Kaitlen.

Big Cry Baby tears because "I DON'T LIKE TO BE TICKLED!"

Not some of her best pictures.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Miss Hollywood

The other day we were coming home from the library; Payten was in her car seat screaming and throwing the biggest fit. I asked Kaitlen what Pay's Problem was, K-T told me that Payten wanted her sunglasses. Kaitlen wears her sun glasses because she gets a headache from the sun. Anyway John pulled into the little dollar general and bought Payten her very own pair. Can you believe that she actually wears them every time when we are driving it is so darn cute.

Getting ready to leave, both girls have their classes on their heads.

"To California please dad"

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Barber Shop

Kaitlen LOVES doing John's hair, evey chance she gets she is always making her Daddy look like a lady! He is a great sport and will sit for hours while she combs and places each bow in just the right place. He LOVES seeing her act like a kid instead of a 40 year old worry wort.

All done isn't he lovely!