Thursday, October 26, 2006

The joys of parenting.....

I remember my mom telling me, a long time ago, that when they first began on the parenting journey she made a deal with my father. She'd take permenant diaper duty- if he would just clean up any time we kids threw up. When she first told me that, I thought it sounded really lopsided. Now... well, my husband does the same for me, with one litte addition. When I'm pregnant, my nose gets really sensitive. So then, he takes on the mommy-gagger diapers for me too. Isn't he the best? Granted, I have to handle things on my own when he's at work, but kids are really great about saving most of that stuff for his days off!

So what brought that all to mind, you might ask? Well, last night, poor Bug got up twice to throw up. The first, and worst time, was while Hubs was home. He really wasn't too thrilled about that, but he did really good at not showing it too much.

Right now the younger two and I are waiting for Bug to wake up to see if he's feeling well enough to go to the Halloween stuff going on at the library. I hope so. They've all been looking forward to it. I was even going to keep him out of school for it, since today is only a half day for conferences and tomorrow they have the day off for- get this- Nevada Day. Nevada Day! Do any other states make the day they became a state an official holiday that includes days off of school and work, and a parade? Sheesh.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Monkey-boy is the baby of the family... for the time being, anyway. Who knows what the future holds? He is a very independant 16 month old. He loves to play with his big brother and sister's toys more than his own, and he makes sure he's included in everything that anyone else is doing. When Bug and Kat unload the dishwasher, he'll hand them dishes to put away. When I load it, he shuts it and turns it on. He is very capable, and determined. I probably won't have to push him to learn anything, if I just catch him at the right moment and present him with it happily.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Kat is my one and only daughter. She is four years old, absolutely beautiful- if you can find her under the mess that was her most recent meal. The kid is almost as messy as her baby brother! She's obsessed with all things princess.... not a big surprise with a little girl. Of course, she loves pink, and purple.


Bug is my firstborn. He is six years old, and in the first grade. He's learning how to read, how to add and subtract. He takes great care of his little brother and sister. He's a very happy kid. This morning when he hugged me at the bus stop, he said the same thing he says every morning: "I love you, Mom. I'm going to have a great day!" He's infectously optimistic. He is also so very sweet and loving. He gives hugs and smiles to everyone who'll let him. I'm so glad he is my first because he's so wonderful it made it easy to want more children!
Hi! Welcome to my very first post, on my very first blog.

For anyone who doesn't know me, I'm probably the biggest dork you'll ever meet (or get to know, anyway). Except maybe my husband, or kids. In fact, Dork! has become quite the term of endearment around here. If you have already met me, well you already know all that, and have (hopefully) forgiven me. I have one wonderful husband, three (usually) adorable kids. Bug, 6, Kat,4, and Monkey-boy,16 months. We have two cats, one kitten, one dog, and soon one puppy. Yes, I'm insane for that, but who'd want to be normal anyway?

So this blog is about my adventures as a Stay at Home Mommy in Northeastern Nevada. I hope those who read will enjoy my take on all things Mommy!