Friday, February 27, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Last night as I was tucking the girls into bed Rylee, very seriously, said "Mama, I have a question."
I leaned over her and smoothed her hair back from her face and said "Okay, what is your question?"
"It's a portant question Mama, bery, BERY portant!" she states earnestly as she stares up at me. I wait for her to ask me her question, but she just stares back at me.
"What is it Rylee, what is your question?" I prod her gently, wondering what is going on in that little head of hers tonight.
"Wait a minute - wait Mama!" she says as she taps her forehead with her finger. "Just wait, I have to get my brains out first!"
I choked back the laughter and said "Your brains? Where are you getting them out from?"
She looked at me like I am a complete moron "Well they are BACK HERE (slapping the back of her head), you don't know that Mama? They are back here, and I have to get them and bring them up here (touching her forehead). Then I can ask you my bery portant question!"
"Okay, my brains are ready now... Mama... can you itchy my back?"
I stare at her for a moment "That is your very important question Rylee?"
She answers "Yes Mama - that is my portant question!"
Monday, February 23, 2009
The kids and I headed outside on Saturday to take a few pictures. Out of the hundred or so shots that I took, this was probably my favorite.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Me: "Do you mean Daddy?"
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
You know those days when you just really feel like you are at the end of your rope? When you just can't take another minute of children bickering, whining or just plain being crabby?
And then you take a good look at the family dog and see that he too is at the end of his "rope" after being forced to be a miniature horse for far too long! You just can't help but take pity on him!
Well, I have the absolute best cure... really, it just doesn't get any better than this!!
Are you ready? REALLY ready? Okay then - brace yourself for what you are about to see:
Peanut Butter: $0.50
Stress Relief: Priceless!!!!!!!!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I am torn here between panic over what is to come ( the sweet silliness and the broken hearts that can come with a first crush) and having a little bit of mommy pride because she did pick the most adorable boy in the third grade. She has known the OOHA (object of her affection) for almost a year, but recently when she talks about him she gets this shy, embarrassed, adorable little grin on her face. I have flashes of people that I know (of) that met their Prince Charming at a very young age and it starts to freak me out.
So if the Mother of the OOHA still checks in on my blog occasionally - please shoot me an email (click in the side bar) we need to
Soooooo moving on. There is a boy at school that asked Hanna to take a special valentines card, and special chocolate to one of her friends, with specific instructions to not tell the girl who they were from until Monday. On Monday she is to tell the friend who the boy is and find out if she (the friend) likes him too. Seriously, third grade people? It just seems to me like these things started much later when I was younger... Mom - do you remember????????
As much as I would love to share a picture of OOHA with you - I just cannot do that to my child. She would be oh-so-embarassed so you will just have to trust me on the fact that he is quite the cutie!!!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Looking at these pictures I just cannot believe that the half filled box of Christmas decorations is still sitting in our TV room - put it away already, geesh...
The hardest part of the show I thought was watching Mike (brown team) working his heart out, sweating, crying while his Dad looked on. I mean here is your kid working so hard he is crying and he is standing there watching. I just wanted to yell at him "walk for goodness sakes, move, do something - so it's not all up to your kid!!!" I'm glad for Mike's sake that they are still there, because he is working SO hard!
So what do you guys think - have you picked a favorite team yet???
Wednesday morning round two with the stomach virus struck me with a vengeance! Just when I thought the stomach flu couldn't get any worse - well, trust me it can and it did!
Seriously, bad enough that I vow that the next time my husband is sick in bed for three days - he will have to disinfect his own stuff ;)
So picture this scene - I get sick about 2:00 am but don't start throwing up until 6:00 when the girls get up to get ready for school. At the same time my hubby crawls into the room I am in, because after 3 days in bed his back has locked up and he can't stand up. So here he is hunched over and crawling on the floor, while I am curled up clutching my bucket and we hear the girls footsteps on the stairs. Oh no - who is going to take care of the kids and get them ready for school. I mentally go through my list of friends - nope surly can't ask that of any of them. We don't have any family within 12 hours of us so we just have to tough it out.
Hanna, sweet daughter of mine, came to the rescue! She got breakfast for them both, got Ry dressed, packed snacks, told me not to worry about lunch - they would both buy it at school and got them out to the bus in time. Ahhh my girl is growing up... What I didn't realize until they got home was that she did all that for Rylee - but then wore her pajamas to school!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Today Hanna spent most of the day with one of her friends so Rylee got some one on one time with Mommy and Daddy. She really was just oozing cuteness (and chatter) all day. Man this girl can talk, endless non-stop talking - and singing!
It really says something about you when you can be cute even when you are "scooping" the yard!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
So anyway we took out big bowl of extra buttery popcorn into the TV room to watch our recorded show about ya know… healthy eating and weight loss. We snuggled together and munched on our popcorn under warm blankets – so fun! We finished off the popcorn as the partners were desperately getting in their sweaty workouts and looking extremely close to passing out. Suddenly Hanna popped off the couch and left the room. A couple minutes later she came back in with an armload of weights. She begins to set them up in various places around the room and then wants to know if Rylee and I want to work out with her. Rylee and I look at each other and then back to Hanna. Rylee snuggles in closer and we both say “no thank you” at the same time. So Hanna takes some light hand weights and starts jogging around the room. Now this room is pretty small, so she is pretty much in the line of vision the whole time. It doesn’t take long and I start to feel a little guilty for just sitting while watching my 9 year old jog around the room in mini laps. So I say – “come on Rylee, let’s do some exercising with Hanna”. So for the next 45 minutes we did sit ups, hand weights and various other exercises while we watched to see who was going to get eliminated.
It was fun to see how much the girls have learned at school about exercise. It wasn’t long though before Rylee ran off to hide in the closet - of all things (claiming that she was preparing a surprise for us). After about 10 minutes I made her come back out and join us – she begrudgingly (as in nonstop complaining) made it through some sit ups. She is definitely not my athletic girl – much more my princess girl!
Here are a few pictures of our fun!
Rylee showing off her muscles!
Scruffy looking none too pleased that nobody is sitting still long enough for him to settle on a lap!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The fundraising group sends home this high energy super hype DVD for us to watch with the kids. Rylee waits anxiously for Daddy to get home and through dinner until it is finally time that we can put the DVD in to watch. It is five minutes long and goes through what the kids can do and Rylee can hardly sit still "Yeah Mama, we get to do that!" "Ooooh, we gonna do that Mama!!!" and then they get to the parents part.
Oh, and I should mention since the auto industry has not picked up yet - I can't actually pay you... so I will sweeten the pot with these pictures of my very lovely children!
Monday, February 2, 2009
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