Thursday, May 31, 2012

g on the phone. What kind of a mommy do you take me for?? We're waiting in a drive-through.)
Rocking out to Jackson 5 in the car. Jack is muppet-dancing and Evie is drumming on her tummy like a mad woman. :D

(No, we're not driving with me textin

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


For picking strawberries!

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Nappy time

She made it to literally one minute from the beach!

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Beach day!

Heading to the beach with Mr. Daddy for a memorial weekend family day. :)

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

chicken pox?

We've been exposed to chicken pox a ridiculous number of times in the last few months, and Miss Evie is suspiciously grumpy and tired today! Are there spots in our future?

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Monday, May 21, 2012

just another afternoon :P

So I'm standing in the kitchen working on dinner when Jack comes in from the playroom.

"Mom, can I have some juice?"

"Sure, honey," I reply, and turn from the stove to help him out. 

And that's when I see it -- his eyes are locking on to a sippy cup on the counter next to the sink.  "No, Jack, don't!"

But it's too late.  For the third time this week, he has seized a sippy of rancid milk and taken a nice, big swig.

Why does he keep doing this????  And now he's standing there, spitting furiously with the most hilarious, disgusted, angry-at-the-sippy-betrayal face on as chunky milk spit cascades down his front.

"Jack!" I squeak, trying my very best not to laugh, "WHY DO YOU KEEP DOING THAT????"

(spit, spit, cough, dribble, spit)  "I DON'T KNOW!!!!" 

Puddle stompers

Enjoying the inevitable puddles after the main deluge died down.

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ing on my leg: "Oh no, Mamma! Oh no rainin' puddles! Big rainin', oh no!"
It's raining BUCKETS. The kids and Iare out under our patio.... While Jack runs around at the edge of the roof hitting puddles with a bat, Evie is hang

Sunday, May 20, 2012

More proof

"Mama, KITTY!!!!"
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I have no idea how she managed it, but Evie got the kitty to snuggle with her!

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What a handsome guy!

After a haircut. I knew he was under the mop somewhere!

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Friday, May 18, 2012

rough night

Miss Evie and I spent over an hour in the middle of the night debating whether I would be permitted to return to my own bed....

Eventually she wore me down through sheer exhaustion and I fell asleep in her bed. But I can't really say she won.

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Cleaning Evie after breakfast: "Thank you breffast off tummy!" :D

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

After our mothers day trip, every time I put Evie in her car seat she yells, "the beach, mama! Go the beach!" :D

Sunday, May 13, 2012

They really are pretty adorable. :)

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happy mothers day to me!

Three of my kids enjoying some TV time while I enjoy some tea. :)
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Friday, May 11, 2012

and lil' tiny Beaker

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Well gosh, Becky. Make yourself at home!

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Becky Sharp

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Evie is snacking on frozen "boo-bebbies"!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Did I seriously just leave my son unsupervised with a bowl of brown sugar?


Found something to do. Will play with Jack's laptop while he's not here to steal it back!

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Jack had an upset tummy in the night and ended up in our bed. Evie is anxiously awaiting his wake-up! She doesn't know what to do without her brudder.

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Monday, May 7, 2012

The flock!

There's a stockpile of other pictures on my phone that I want to get up here, but here are my ladies as of today. Yes, we have two new ones. Lady Bird had a tragic accident -- she was smushed under a board. That was my real introduction to farming, I think. Anyway, the kids and I didn't want to just leave our flock depleted, so we got two more. Meet Daisy and Beaker. We've only just gotten them fully integrated with the others this morning!



Attila, Red, Becky, Colleen

Red with the babies

Peep, peep!

The big girls kept leaving the babies in the dust....

Chasing after "mama" (Flour)
By the way, this morning Jack let me know that he didn't name her "Flower," he named her "Flour".  This seems actually very appropriate to our family.  :)

Look, a flock!  I was worried the big girls were going to have a harder time accepting the babies, but they did great.

I love how they all stay in the shadow.

I started by having Daisy and Beaker penned off separately with Flour and Red.  You can see they still want to hang together with the ladies they know.  Yay, friends! :)

Attila in the back, Flour in the front.

Jack really can't resist them.  Especially since the others are so big already!

Becky was the worst pecker when I first tried to introduce them, so I'm really happy that she isn't even attacking them in the hen house now!

And here's where the girls go to bed.  You can barely see Daisy's bum right down near Becky.  :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Nerf at Daddy Work

The kids like to come into "Daddy work" because they are convinced all I do is play nerf all day:

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Gross, the kids just found a gnarly dead bird in our driveway.