Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

you better believe it...

...this kid's hair has refused to grow
(daddy didn't have any hair until he was three!
she is almost three)... has no style...
...sometimes I use gel on it...
that's pretty cute... we cut and styled it..
pixie style...
..."like Tinkerbell," I told her, "like Pixie Hollow."
"You better believe it." She replies...
...this kid cracks me up...
...I thought she was saying something she'd heard from Jungle Book...
...maybe, maybe not...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


M just told me, as I put her to bed:
"Mommy, you're a right, good listener!"
thanks, kiddo, that's good to hear!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

EYE spy...

...i know...this is a little weird... but can you tell who's is who???
...and this is why I did this, because aren't these just the sweetest eyes:
...and, eye color, it's so fascinating...

Friday, February 5, 2010

few books...

..some recent winners for reviews are usually posted on my Goodreads (see link to the right)...
Parenting with Love and Logic: Birth to 6 Years
(even my first-born loved it, could hardly put it down!)
a FUN approach giving me the attitude: "Yeah kid, mess up, make mistakes, hit those terrible twos, hooray! Do it now and learn from it now cause the consequenses now are soooo much easier and less permanent than when you are older..."
...and Potty Training for Dummies.
Two books that gave me attitude adjustments about parenting.
This quote from Potty Training literally brought tears to my eyes:
"Show your child respect in this awesome discovery process, and he will return the favor tenfold."

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hmmm conversation...

...this is how it went this morning: (by the way, we had just had a Family Night lesson on kindness and following Jesus example in being kind when we see people hurt like the Good Samaritan):

L: Mommy, if you get hurt, what should we do to help you?
Me: ummm, I guess you could call 911 (they have no idea what this means)
L: ...and what if we don't help you?
Me: ummm, I might die? (maybe a little to harsh for a 4 yr old?)
L: well, then we could get a new Mommy.
Me: you want a new mommy? who would it be?
L: we would have a grandma mommy! "Bing!" (with a wave of her hand, you know, like "bibbity bobbity boo!") and she would come to our house!
Me: Grandma, huh? Well, how about T & H, could they be your new mommy?
L: no, they are not a grandma. and Grandma Bobby could come to our house.
Me: and what about Grandmama?
L: she could come too. that would be good!
Me: where will I go if I die?
M: to Heavenly Father!
Me: that's right! To Heaven with Heavenly Father. Will I be happy?
M: Yes!
Me: That's right, I will be happy in Heaven with Heavenly Father! He loves me.
M: And you will be happy with Jesus and with Santa Clause!
I guess these are important conversations to have with our kids, right? Sure wouldn't want anything to ever happen to me! Though, they sure seem well adjusted to the idea...hmmmm :(

Monday, February 1, 2010

where have I been?

...well....I did it! I did my 2009 photo album. finished it. this is a big achievement. in our 7.5 yrs of marriage this is our first and only year scrapbooked! and my new goal...get each previous year done by Valentines Day, and it will become "we love our family" day where we look at the previous years events and celebrate family. that way, with all these girls, I figure valentines day will always be about just loving each other and they don't have to have it ruined by some sappy boyfriend in the future...haha