Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Today is Works for Me Wednesday, and I think I have a tip to share! After the first few weeks of struggling to get his morning chores done on time before school, I instituted a new rule: No breakfast until the kid in question is completely ready to walk out the door for school. It sounds mean, but he has only missed out on breakfast once in almost two weeks of this new rule. So, that's what Works For Me!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Preggy Funny

A good sign you're pregnant: You wake up on the toilet, with no recollection of how you got there, and you are not at all surprised.

Ummm, now what?

So. The cute little Denver Broncos football uniform arrived. I unpacked it with all three kids watching eagerly. I explained that whichever of them it fit could wear it. Yeeeeaaaah. Slight problem there. See, the helmet fits Bug's noggin nicely. The jersey is about right for Kat. And the little, and I do mean little, pants probably fit Monkey-boy. I haven't had the guts to let him try it on, because I don't think he'll let me take it back off of him til I have to surgically remove it. Since seeing the cute little thing, he's been relentlessly chanting, "Go Boppos, Go Boppos, Go Boppos!" The helmet really is waaay too big for him. But I don't think he cares. And he won't be going trick or treating without me for years to come. Maybe I should let him wear it anyway, seeing as he's the second most avid Broncos fan in this house? (He learned from his Mama, of course!)

Friday, September 21, 2007

A giveaway worth checking out

5 Minutes for Mom is giving away a dyson vacuum. And it's pink. Not too sure about the color, but hey maybe my little princess will help vacuum if she had a pink one!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

101 posts and I won a giveaway!

How's that for a pretty good day? Yesterday, a friend stopped by to visit, just because. That pretty much never happens to me, because around here any more than two kids is a lot and people don't know how to act around me, with the 4th on the way. But this friend just had her fourth, and her husband works for the same company as mine, and we have similar parenting styles, and as if that weren't enough, our kids are similar ages and genders and get along.

That would've been enough to make my day right there, so I'm glad I didn't check my email til today. That way, yesterday's goodness spilled over into today! I got in touch with an old friend from high school who emailed me back yesterday, and I won this giveaway! Woo hoo!

I hope everyone else is feeling as blessed as I am right now!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

It's Fall!

The mornings are cold, the afternoons are blisteringly hot. Last week, I got up early to mow a section of lawn every morning. This week, I have been waiting until the sun finally dries the dew off of the lawn enough to mow. Soon I'll be raking and mowing. And railing internally at the irony.

I love fall because it's warm enough still to wear my easy to slip on sandals, and we all know how important that is, especially when pregnant. And fall is also cool enough to warrant a little bit of a wardrobe change.... nothing too drastic, just a little warmer clothing.

I love fall because of the things we'll be doing soon, all the fun stuff there is to look forward to. September will be packed with soccer games and practices, and on the 22nd, I'll be holding a meeting at my church to try to start a mothers group. In October, there's more soccer, the annual chili cookoff, Nevada day, and of course, Halloween. Then, Thanksgiving, our wedding anniversary, Christmas, New Years, the new baby...... Fall and Winter are just going to be so much fun this year!

I think I've been watching too many birth shows....

Today I watched the documentary "Crazy Sexy Cancer". My daughter walked by glanced at the woman in the hospital bed on tv, and asked, "Is that lady having a baby?" That's what a woman in a hospital bed means, in her mind. Maybe that's not such a bad thing, though....