Monday, June 28, 2010

My Karate Kid

Blake had been dying to take some karate lessons.There's a place around the corner of our house. We did 2 trial lessons, and, man did Blake LOVE it. This is his sport. Now we just have to figure out a way to get him in to real lessons all the time. (This place wants $90 a month, and well...that out of our budget.)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Just to make you all smile......

You might be the mother of Many Small Children if...…
you have 100 or more finger and toenails that you are responsible for clipping.
…there is sand in your bathtub.
…someone at the pool asks you if you run an in-home daycare, and you respond, “Yes, for my own children.”
…there is Play-Doh in your carpet.
…you can’t give anyone a ride anywhere because your car is full to the hilt with carseats.
…when your husband says, “I have a really sexy idea!” you secretly hope it has something to do with you sleeping in or him buying milk, because that sounds sexy to you.
…you may as well own stock in a diaper company.
…when talking about your children, you use fractions. “Well, half of them are sleeping,” or “Two fifths of them take swimming lessons,” because it’s simpler that way.
…there is a toddler on your kitchen table right now.
…when you do laundry, it’s about 8.2 seconds before there are enough size 2T pants and miniature underwear to already make another load.
…you can recognize the phrase, “Boy, you’ve sure got your hands full!” in twelve different languages.
…you dream about Clifford the Big Red Dog.
…you don’t introduce your children to chocolate milk, because you know that once you do, making it is all you’d ever be asked to do.
…you lie awake at night thinking about how much peanut butter is left in the jar in the pantry.
…you own grubby sweatpants. And nice sweat pants. And maybe even church sweat pants.
…if you harvested all the dirt from under your children’s fingernails, you could plant a small garden.
…your fantasies include getting a permanent bladder catheter or at least a nice pack of Depends. For yourself.
…you’ve ever used a bunny rabbit hair tie in your own hair in a pinch.
…at the checkout at the grocery store, when stocking up for your family for the week, the clerk asks you, “You havin’ a party?” and you respond, “Yup, every day.”
…if you had a penny for the number of times you were asked “Are they all yours?” you could buy China. But you’d probably use the money instead to buy Desitin and baby shampoo.
…when you overhear another mother say to her child, “What, do you think I can just pull cheese out of my pocket?” you have to laugh. Because it’s funny. And because you’ve said something similar before.
…you commonly find small underwear, wet or dry, laying on the floor near the toilets of your home because someone didn’t want to go through the effort of putting it back on.
…your husband can get away with not mowing for longer than your neighbors can, because Many Small Feet trample the lawn down in your yard.
…your friends at church can’t remember which child of yours is which. And sometimes you can’t either.
…you’ve had to get over your dislike for worms, frogs, toads, mice, slugs, ants, snakes and beetles with claws.
…you’ve masted the art of pretending to be sleeping when you hear small footsteps coming into your room at 6 am.
…it’s not uncommon for you to look out your window and see at least two children of your streaking through the sprinklers in your backyard. When you thought they were reading library books in their rooms.
…you can’t hold all of your children in your arms at once, unless they are all piled on you on the couch, which happens on a nightly basis.
…when reading to your children at the library, other parents and children join you
because they think it must be story time.
…you have so many babies, that when you hear one crying on the baby monitor, you don’t even know who it is until you go check.
...your oldest son embarrasses you by asking another mother, “So, you only have two children!?”
…your family goes through more than a gallon of milk a day. Sometimes two.
…you wish garbage pick-up day was twice a week

…you are so accustomed to noise that when visiting a construction site, you wonder why everyone is wearing earplugs.
…there is more love in your heart than you could ever have imagined.

I got this from MckMama's blog, and could so relate to it.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Yearly pictures

Here's some of the kids' yearly pictures. Or if you want to compare them to last year's pictures you can click on their names.
Makenna's 3 year pictures

Klaire's 9 months pictures

And Jakeb's 6 year pictures.

I just love those freckles!!!


Eric's been working long and hard on building a shed from SCRATCH. Check it out. I think it looks amazing. I think he's AMAZING!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Makenna's THREE!!!!

We had a birthday party for Makenna two day sbefore her birthday. We invited lots of friends from church to come over for hotdogs, cake, and the big water slide! Talk about a great time. Here's some pics from her birthday party.

Then here's some pics from her actual birthday.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

the strangest places...

Here's some of the strange things I've seen here at my house lately.

On the front walkway! You know what? I didn't even think about this until today, but maybe God was reminding me of THIS!

Seriously?? a bowl of cereal on the crib??? What in the world? I was just glad there was no milk in it.

Found out that Jakeb set these up. Love the bunny ears, huh?

Toy Story 3

EXCELLENT MOVIE!!!! Take your kids to see it!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

enough hair

to put a bow in. Oh, and check out the smiles she gives me when I pull out the camera! Love that face!


Here's how I found Klaire in nursery the other day, plumb tuckered out.
To eat or sleep???? Sleep definitely won out.
Makenna taking a nap

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Not Me Monday - a little late

Mckmama- Not Me Monday

MckMama has this Not Me Monday thing going where you list all the crazy things that you "didn't" do.

I did not not have the following conversation with Jakeb yesterday:

"Jakeb your yellow shirt does not match with your red, white, and blue plaid shorts. There's no yellow on there."

"Yes there is, Mom, Look." He did not proceed to show me a small mustard stain on the inside of this thigh."

I definitely did not proceed to laugh heartily out loud. Man, that kid makes me laugh.

I also did not start this post with the intent of writing something, and then completely forget what it was that I was gonna write. I am NOT frantically searching my brain trying to remember. (The above story is simply a story I thought of afterwards, a good story nonetheless, but not the one I was planning on.)

I did not save this post only to come back to it later hoping that I could remember still, and my brain is still failing me! Oh well! Such is life.

Oh, but here's a good one...... I did not think it would be hilariously funny to take a picture of my husband with his head in this hole. We did not have a slight hole in the main water hole. It did not take us over two weeks to figure out why we had this one wet spot in our yard. He did not have to dig almost 4 feet down to find the pipe, and when he did I did not run and get my camera. That would be just plain awful! What kind of wife would I be?

all right, so have not given up on trying to remember the original reason for this post. I will not keep trying to remember it until the middle of the night when I'm sure I'll not gasp and say...."OH...yeah, now I rememeber. I'll save it for next week," and then I'm sure that I'll not forget it again next week too.

children's choir

Father's Day songs

Check out this deal, baby!

I went to CVS, and I got an AMAZING deal on diapers. All that you see here, I spent a little over $5 out of pocket.

I did two transactions. I bought the big box of Huggies ($19.99)and the three Reese cups ($.89 Buy 2 get one free) to make my total go over $20.00. I had a $4.00 off a $20.00 purchase coupon, a $3 off Huggies coupons, and $13 ECB. (I wasn't sure if I had to go over the $20.00 for the $4.00 off coupon, and that's why I bought the Reese's). Anyways, it made the total $2 something, plus they gave me a $10 Extra Care Buck back.

Then I turned around and bought the Jean diapers and the CHEERIOS with $3 Huggies coupon, a $2 Huggies coupon, and then the $10 ECB making my total $3 something. Who-hoo!!!

OH and FYI, did you know you could get a rain check at CVS including your ECB? I originally got a rain check for the diaper deal at one CVS. I'm thinking that I'm gonna get my mom to sign up for a card, and then use the rain check whenever I get a chance.

Loblolly giveaway

My friend, Brodie, from college is having a giveaway on her blog, and well, you guys know me...I can't pass up a good giveaway. Check out these cute skirts and dresses!!!! She's giving one away free of your choice.

Monday, June 21, 2010

vera girl

My baby girl has some good taste!

Thanks Niki for the amazing wallet and fun toy for Klaire!

I won!!!

Remember this post???? Well, I won!!! Yay!! This will be great for Jakeb's b-day! Thanks Mama-Jenn!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The unthinkable happened...

Blake has shown that he loves his sister. He won't admit it, and he'll give some silly excuse for why Klaire is on his bed now, but still....look at how he covered her and how he gave her his chicken. That's love, huh?

However, I'd love to know why he feels the need to personalize his bed. I was sooo not impressed with this part.