Sunday, March 30, 2008

Evolution of a mess

So I'm busy studying. Learning lots of stuff about various chemical reactions different drugs can undergo - both in the lab and in the body. Do you know how many things you can do to morphine and it will still work - maybe even better??!! FASCINATING stuff, right? Anyhoo, I look up to see my adorable toddler with two things from DIFFERENT childproof areas. He's poured all of the Cheerios into our colander. Instead of freaking out, I decided to take pictures.

Clearly he fears us not.
If I could provide a sound effect it would be something like this: "aaamph"
Is there a problem lady?
I've got toons to watch and cheerios to eat.
Hmmm. Tasty and fun to play with.
Here we go!
I'm going to get every last one off of here.
The mess.
Using the colander to access the next thing he probably shouldn't be touching. Note the remorse written all over his face.
Yup. That's how we roll.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Things I never could have imagined I would say...

"We DO NOT call one another butt knuckles."

Seriously people. Who makes this stuff up?

Monday, March 24, 2008


Meadow to River: "Dude! If you don't quit hitting, I'm going to have to replace you."

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Front Tooth Part Deux

"Mom, it won't come out."

"Can I pull it?"


"Okay. Keep working on it then."

"But it hurts."

"Then leave it alone."

"But it's gross. What if I swallow it?"

"Then we'll leave the tooth fairy a note. I'm sure she'll understand."

"But I want it out."

"So do you want me to pull it?"


"Then you're going to have to wait or keep working on it."

"But I want it out NOW."

"And I wanted to take a bath by myself, but here we both are..."



Here's what it looked like.
Contemplating Mom pulling it out. Reading a magazine seemed a better choice.
Deciding to go back to work.
Here it is!
Yep, that's it.
All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth...

Happy Easter

Bubbles rule.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Long overdue

Hey there.

Well, I'm finally posting pictures. Although it seems I've mostly taken pictures of Meadow lately.

Not all that much is new here. The kids are, well kids. We had parent teacher conferences last week and nobody's grounded. So that's cool.

Mike and I both had our birthdays in the last two weeks. You know, we got older. Woo-hoo.

Meadow's other front tooth is threatening to come out soon. Hopefully it will come soon and I can post some more bloody pictures.

On to the pictures...

Mom put this stupid thing on my head to re-create cute pictures the camera ate.
This is what he thinks of the headband.
This is how you'll find Hunter most days.
She's waiting for her nails to dry.
Dollar area make-up gone so very wrong.
And again.
I showed her the pictures.
Waiting for the Easter bunny.

Do you think he'll leave me chocolate?
Good thing the Easter bunny doesn't work like Santa...

Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Hello there

This last week was LONG. School was really busy and my brain is taking a break. So I will post pictures of the kids sometime this week, but not today.

Here are a few random bits I overheard from the kids this week:

"You are totally blowing my cover dude!"

"If we don't get home soon, my platter [bladder] is going to EXPLODE!"

"I don't want you to bite my arm. Get out of my space NOW."

"He's LICKING me!"

It's never dull here.

I'll leave you with a picture of one of my favorite things...

More to come soon.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Birthday Flowers

These arrived early for my birthday from my parents.
Thank you! They're beautiful.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

A whole lot of nothing

So technology hates me. I've tried to post 3 you tube videos this week, my camera ate a whole bunch of pictures - really cute ones, and I'm sure there's a third thing that I haven't discovered yet.

Anyhow, this will be picture-less and quick. I've got a crazy busy week coming and I need to study more than usual this weekend.

So we're all good and I hope to get good pictures and perhaps a funny story or two for next weekend.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Color Purple

Okay, this could be tricky. See, I love my husband's side of the family. But there is this thing. And I'm not sure how to say this - other than to come right out and say it.

Purmple is not a word. There is no color purmple.

Say it with me people. Purrrrrr-pull. See? No M. No hint of an M. No curious N to make it somewhat ambiguous. THERE IS NO M IN PURPLE!!!

Mike came home today from a little shopping excursion and said they drove my brother-in-law (who, like me, married into this insanity) crazy between the three of them, purmple-ing away. And I just couldn't let it go. Because if even one of my children ever says purmple when referring to the color purple... my eyes will pop out of my head. And then I will be all distracted trying to find my eyeballs and I'll totally miss the teaching opportunity. Which would be unfortunate, because then I would be perpetuating the madness.

I'm just sayin'...

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Party outside

It's going to be in the 70's today and I think it's going to snow tomorrow. So.... I'm going to play and not post pictures or anything until tomorrow or Monday.

It's WARM!!! And you don't need a coat. Woo-hoo!