Sunning turtle

May 31st, 2007

Kid quote of the day

May 26th, 2007

Mommmmmm, when I open the worms body…he he he poops on me.


May 25th, 2007

This is PJ right before she was to get her 5 year shots.

In my mind I was going to take the picture as she was getting her shot, just like I did with her brother a few years back. However her strength, screaming, determination and stubbornness won out. My hands needed to be holding her arms down and not holding my camera up.

The terror started to creep in as the nurse walked in. PJ was prepared for A shot, not THREE. Once she saw the three needles she came unglued. The nurse tried really hard to talk her off the ledge, to give her a choice of helping or being held down by outside help. After several tries at rationalizing with her I looked at the nurse and above the shrieking mouthed, “she is beyond reason.”

I physically got in to help try and pry her hands away from her long sleeves and she wouldn’t budge. She just kept screaming and crying. As I was trying to restrain her I noticed that she was wearing a skirt, a short skirt, a skirt that showed us her whole thigh. I looked at the nurse and motioned down to her thigh with my eyes. She looked at me, nodded and went straight in on both legs. She never knew what hit her, until it hit her.

The downfall to our little tale…even though she got her shots yesterday she is now one experience smarter and will never let those nurses snow her like that again.

Shearing of the baby lamb

May 24th, 2007

It is an annual “spring time” tradition that the boys go out back and Adam shaves them down.

KP didn’t want any part of this.

But good thing we did…that tick was easier to spot.

And here he is in all his summer glory…

Fits like a glove

May 17th, 2007

And this is when I knew it was the perfect birthday gift for him.

Birthday Boy

May 15th, 2007

Dear KP,

Where do I begin? I’m not sure I can even express in words the joy you give to those around you.

Your smile, your laugh, your funny faces, your memorized movie quips, your loud and deep drawn out voice, your constant motion, your lingering loving hugs and your humor are infectious. You whirl everywhere you go and do everything with great gusto.

I couldn’t imagine life without you. Thank you for all your insanity. It is maddening and charming all at the same time.

May the next year of your life be filled with adventure, wonder and fabulous surprises.

Happy, Happy, Happy 3rd Birthday.

I love you.



May 9th, 2007

Do you have one of those “things”, chores or details that if not done the way you like to do it, just kinda bugs you? I do.

I will not take the laundry out of the dryer unless it has been fluffed and I am ready to fold it immediately. Clean clothes left in a basket to get cold and wrinkled might as well just get washed all over again.

How about you?


May 8th, 2007

I have been wanting to compost for about a year now and have never gotten around to it. My biggest hesitation in composting is that #1. I don’t want to make my own bin and #2. I don’t want to spend a ton of money on a bin.

That said I ended up finding a deal (thanks to my friend Cindy) through Hennepin County. They are working on going green and trying to spread the love to the county residents.

So if you want to give it a go and try composting, it will cost you $30 for a bin, as long as you are a resident and get there before they run out.

The NOT so Quick Strep Test

May 7th, 2007

Really… it’s sad when you consider yourself lucky that all three of your children have strep throat at the same time.

It’s all perspective.

Keep’n it real

May 4th, 2007

After we came home from the park last night I made all three kids take their clothes off at the back door and run straight away to the tub. Before they had a chance to get in, PJ noticed that the two little neighbor boys were on their way over and started yelling “T and JC are coming over, T and JC are coming over!”

As she was yelling, she ran through the house and right to the back door to great them. Naked in all her glory, she flung open the door, stepped outside, put her hands on her hips, pushed her right hip out and said, “Do you want to come in and meet my new fish Cherry?”