Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Has anyone heard of this movie?  I've been waiting for the past year to see it.  I've been a Bzzagent for a few years now, and usually don't share my campaigns on my blog.  But I'm just so excited to see this film that I was excited to sign up and share this upcoming movie with everyone. 
Make plans to see it.  It opens Mother's Day weekend (I think my husband should take note...)

And in case you are wondering about what I am talking about when I say that I'm a BzzAgent, here's a link.  Some of you may be interested in joining, so check it out!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Decent Photo... Or Not

I've mentioned on multiple occasions how hard it is to get a photo of Joel actually smiling at the camera.  You know, a real smile, eyes looking at me, not making some goofy face with his eyes rolling and tongue sticking out.  So imagine how pleased I was to be able to get this photo of him today:

Cute, right?

Believe it or not, that wasn't really the picture I was so keen to take.  Here's the actual non-cropped photo.  I just couldn't resist...

Yep, THAT'S why the kid is smiling.  He loves his sparkly dress up skirt! 

Future blackmail material?  I think so.
(I can hear it now... "You WILL do these chores, or so help me I will show this picture to EVERY ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS!)  Hehehe. 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday Museday

Recent musings:

When returning from the basement with a load of laundry, it is far better to learn that your children can now reach the steakknives by the gouges in your television, and not gouges in one another.

When children are capable of reaching the steak knives, it is important to permanently keep the knife block facing backwards in order to keep children alive and other furnishings from being destroyed.

("Hurray, we're still alive!")

Bottle brushes will not survive the garbage disposal. 

Taking a photograph of the inside of the kitchen sink will most likely result in a sudden urge to really scrub inside said sink.

Is it better to have folded laundry and lost, or better to have not folded laundry at all?

Will ingesting peat moss cause serious harm?  (Short answer: No.)

Is there a reason a baby prefers peat moss to celery? (Short answer: No.)

(Bet you can guess this question.)

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Quick View of St. Paddy's Day

Valentine's Day pictures were a wash this year, since we were all sick.  Luckily, St. Patrick's Day is another simple holiday for attempting a photo shoot.  Here's a current look at Luke (10 months), and Evan and Joel (who are now officially 2 1/2 years old!)

I love taking pictures of babies, because they actually are interested in looking at and smiling for the camera.  (Granted, it took about a hundred shots in order to get these two decent pictures.)

Then I attempted to take photos of the twins.  Two-year-old boys are MUCH harder to photograph than babies.
It wasn't too hard to get a somewhat decent shot of Evan.  Ignore the messy hair; I've resigned myself to the fact that I am a mother of boys for a reason, and that reason is that I am terrible at keeping kids' heads looking neat and fashionable. Anywhere, here's cutie pie Evan:

Then, I had to attempt to get a decent shot of Joel. Joel acquired the stubborness of his mother.  When he doesn't want to do something, such as, say, smile for the camera, he lets me know it. So he's not actually looking at me here, but I'm willing to use this as my best shot of him:

(Here are two of the alternatives.  You see why I chose the one above.)

Finally, a picture of dinner.  Todd had to work late, so he and I planned to have Reubens for dinner later (we both LOVE corned beef and sauerkraut, so this is a holiday meal we look forward to.)  However, the kids still had to eat, so I decided to try out my snazzy new GT Xpress 101 (which I saw on an informercial a long time ago, decided not to buy based on a high price and horrible reviews, then saw in Target a few days ago at a super low clearance price.)
Ooh, ahh

Pancake mix + corned beef + cheese =
A nice little sandwich-type wrap for the boys!  I love it!!
And of course, no St. Patrick's Day is complete without green mashed potatoes.  (Which the kids absolutely refused to touch.)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Real Men Eat Worcestershire

Because soy sauce would just be gross!

(I never caught the boys in the act, but came into the room to find this on the recliner.)

The Bane of My Existence

(Not the child, just the object.)

Oh, the power they have over our household!  Yes, we are STILL fighting the pacifier addiction.  Yes, that is Joel with a paci in his mouth.  No, I did not give it to him; he stole it from his baby brother. 
Yesterday I caught him in Luke's room, standing atop an overturned rubbermaid container, midway through climbing onto the dresser in order to reach the pacifiers in the container on the shelf above.

I guess in order to break the addiction, we are going to have to rid the house completely, including taking all of Luke's. 

Curse the pacifier!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Burnt Toast and Torn Clothes: A Story for the Kids

One day, Mommy decided to work on thewhile
was taking a nap, and  were watching tv.

Suddenly, Mommy's recognized the distinct smell of burning.  Charging up the stairs, she got stuck on .  Pulling away, she ran into the smoky kitchen to find

Apparently the twins had decided to make themselves a snack!  After unplugging the toaster, Mommy looked down at her shirt, only to find a giant

From now on, Mommy will only work on the when the kids are all asleep.

The end.


It snowed a lot.
We celebrated Todd's birthday.
We all got sick with bad colds that lasted the entire month.
I hate winter.
That's it.