Saturday, May 31, 2008


What happens when you nest after your baby is born- You get your backyard cleaned up and ready for summer and get almost all of your garage cleaned out in one day!  Much to my dismay however the boys enjoyed having mommy and daddy just coming in and out and semi-trashed the downstairs that was neat and tidy when we got up this morning.  I am reminded of the song "Water Colored Ponies"- the line says "seems an endless mound of laundry and a stairway laced with toys give a blow by blow reminder of the war.... but the water colored ponies will one day ride away."  I thank my God for allowing me to be a mother.  May I never weary of cleaning and be thankful for each and every day with my children!  

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Old Eyes/ Fat Eyes

I went to the eye doctor today for the first time in about 10-11 years.  I have always had good vision 20/20 so imagine my surprise when I realized that I couldn't see Zoe's features without my eyes crossing and watering.  I bought me some cheaters and I could see her sooo much better.  So I decided to get them checked.  Oh Man, basically I was told "yep, you are close to 40 and that means your going to need some cheaters because your eyes are getting older."  When did I get old - I mean I don't feel like I am still in college or anything but I didn't realize I was getting "old".  I was also told that when your hormones are surging your eyes can retain water.  I guess after having a baby not only do I have to worry about losing baby weight but now my eyes are retaining water.  What is that about?  Which leads me to this question "Do these cheaters make my eyes look fat?"  Here's to growing old with dignity and grace!

Friday, May 23, 2008

What to do in the summer

I am looking for fun crafty stuff that is easy and cheap to keep idol hands
busy this summer.  I want my kids to do fun stuff but it needs to be stuff they
can do on their own while I am nursing the baby and that will keep their attention.
I already have new sidewalk chalk, new paints of various types, new coloring books,
new playdoh, etc (all of which are hidden away for now).  I want to set them up in a 
routine for the summer as if it is a preschool so that there is a plan.  This will help
keep the fighting and mindless snacking down a bit- Any ideas out there- let me know
either by responding to this post or emailing me at  

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I am back in!

OK so I am back in to the system.  You know what happens when one is pregnant, has nausea for most of the pregnancy and is put on bed rest while attempting to still be a mom and wife?  You forget your password and you can't blog.  So this is catch up:
Bedrest for 6 weeks
Lots of help from friends
Birth to a baby girl 7 weeks early
Children in day care and school
Back and forth to the hospital for 17 days
Baby home before Mother's day
Things somewhat settling down 
Now figuring out how to be a mommy of 4.
Well that sums it up and now I will learn how to be a better blogger