Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Couch & Sock Fights

Well, it's not new, but it's reupholstered. My wonderful mommy spent a LONG time working on this for me. I helped, but she really did the lion's share. I'm very happy with the results. Wouldn't you know it though, the night we finally brought it up and put the living room all back together, Justice got up in the middle of the night and slept on it. As luck would have it, that was the night his pull-up chose to not work. I got up the next morning to find a huge wet spot on my new couch!! Luckily I seem to have chosen good fabric, because you can't even see the spot now. It has already had to endure that plus muddy dog feet, and snot. I'm afraid it's in for a rough life. However to date, it is holding up very nicely. Those dog foot prints came right off too!

I was disappointed because it rained all last evening, ruining all my plans for walking through the lights at a nearby park that goes all out for Christmas. However the impromptu sock fight in the living room was a fun family night time too.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Geographical Idiot!

It takes a special kind of person to be able to drive somewhere about 25 minutes away from home, which you've been to about 5ish times in the not-so-distant past, with directions from mapquest in one hand, and a Garmin on the dashboard, and still miss your turn and arrive 15 minutes late. Yep, that's me! Oh, and for the record I would have been on time without my Magellan moments.

On another note, it's nice to come home from choir practice to find the house quiet and the kids in bed, but it's extra cute when you find three boys all snuggled into one twin sized bed.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

There is a Comedian in the Family!

Someone put baby powder in my hair dryer. I believe it was Lydia, but she's not talking.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

What is Up?

So I haven't blogged for a whole nine days? Wow, that must be a record! On the whole I feel pretty good about that. I spent entirely too much time on the computer formerly, and I'm happy to report that I'm doing better.

So what's been happening in our household? Much of the usual. Lydia is growing up, and though she has pretty much achieved the status of "teenage girl," she is still as sweet and helpful and wonderful as ever. (I'm going outside to knock on a tree now.)

Ross continues to make me laugh nearly everyday, he's been writing a comic strip. I keep meaning to post some of them, but Bruce has my camera with him, so I can't at the moment.

Mark continues to be the ladies man. I had to tell on a little girl from school, because she keeps calling here, literally 15 times a day, and texting at 11:30 at night. It's getting a bit annoying. What will we do with him when he gets older?!!

Justice continues to be his regular nut-ball self. I honestly don't know how we got that kid. I'm blaming it entirely on Bruce's genes. In the past couple of weeks, he has broken a window by throwing a shoe at his brother, who -darn him- ducked. And last Sunday he was running around like a maniac and accidentally ran headlong into Bruce's gun cabinet, breaking the glass front. It was rather scary! He was very fortunate to have walked away with just a few minor nicks and cuts. At the moment he is standing on the outside window ledge, knocking to come in. I told him to get down and come in through the door.
A few days ago, he was standing on something high, and Lydia told him that he should get down "before you fall down and break your face."

His response was, "We could just fix it with tape."

"You can't fix your face with tape."

"Okay, we'll use a hammer and some nails."

Where oh where did we get this child?!

Clayton is doing his best to follow in Justice's footsteps. But really, is there anything better than short two year old arms around your neck, with a kiss and a "I wuv you Mommy."

My blessed, wonderful, better-than-I deserve-mother has been busy reupholstering my sectional couch. I've been helping some, but she gets pretty much all of the credit. It's nearly finished. I can't wait!

I've been working on a music project that I don't want to talk too much about until it's finished. I don't know, just in-case ... what? I don't finish it? Or it turns out suckish? No, I will finish it! I've invested LOTS of time, and I think it will be cool when I finish. Let's just say that I'm working hard on it whenever I can. I'm studying theory like a fiend, and I'm trying really hard to develop a new skill. It's too early to tell it I can call it a talent. I'll never know if I don't try though, right?

So that's what is up with me. Life as usual. Living it and loving it!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Pros: Depending on which kind it is, it can be very nutritious. It is extremely quick and easy to put on the table to feed your crew.

Cons: It can also be just like eating candy for breakfast. It is not always so easily cleaned up. Occasionally you will have to wash the table, chairs, and floors twice and then bathe the dog (from one morning's breakfast) for your lack of preparing a breakfast less spillable and less enjoyable to throw. Gotta love it!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Caught in the Act

I just caught Justice and Clayton in the kitchen getting crazy with the whipped cream. Now Clayton needs his fourth outfit of the day, and my kitchen needs a scrubbing down. Justice says "Just one more... no five more."

A Day in the Life of My Toothbrush

In the past five minutes, my toothbrush has been dipped in the toilet, stuck into a two year old's mouth, and then carried around in the dog's mouth. It's next adventure is a trip through the dishwasher.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

You Can Pick Your Dog, and You Can Pick Your Nose...

Last night as I was putting the little boys to bed, Justice says, "Dogs don't have bugers in their noses do they?"

"Sure they do."

"But how do they get them out?"

"I don't think it bothers them, or they can just (blows air out through nose)."

"I can help Ally get her bugers out!"

"No, just leave it alone!"

Monday, November 01, 2010

Stinking Stupid Computers!

Both of my internet browsers are being dumb. Mozilla wont let me sign in to my blog, and it won't let me comment on anybody else's either. So, I can't post from that browser. Explorer won't open my blog at all. I don't know why. It will show the page, but then a pop up window will say that it can't open the page. However, it gave me just enough time to click on my dashboard so I can post from here, but I can't actually view my blog for more that 5 seconds at a time. I'll have to figure out what is the deal with them and fix them, but what a pain! Okay, enough rant.