Sunday, January 30, 2011


Drummer and his family are here now. So we have a very large group for dinner. It was very nice. Even though it was freezing flipping cold, we grilled. It wasn't raining and it seemed like a good idea. It was good!
Bugs had been out "hunting" the last few days. Here is some of his catch. He had them in his tank but was turning them loose today. He put them in the little pool for a bit so I could take their pictures.

Sally the Salamander

Toad and Midget


Fat Albert

Heir and Buster and the back of Princess's head.

Heir had Buster giggling so hard it was cracking Heir up!


Drummer catching up on the news.
We had cake for Buster's first birthday. It was earlier this month but we didn't get to go, so we had our own today. He doesn't like cake.

Auntie this should look eerily familiar.

REALLY didn't like the cake. I guess he doesn't like Spiderman.

I didn't get a picture of T2, he ate then went to bed. He has to get up early for work.

Heir and Roommate and Dh looking at old music video's

Monkey showing me a puzzle

She would squeal then Heir would put her down and then she would grab him and say Do it again!

Papa and Princess dancing to the video's. Buster and his daddy doing a bit of dancing too.
I hope you have a blessed week.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thought Salad

I have written about 30 posts in the last few days, in my head. They have since disappeared. My mind is a scary place.

I have a lot of things weighing heavy on my mind but don't want to just post angst and crabby so I guess that's why I haven't done much writing this week.

I saw the headless bird again in the tree this morning. I of course did not have my camera with me today. I actually thought it was a very big owl. When I saw the head today I don't think it is, I think it's a hawk or some hunting bird. He was very big.

The other day I was sitting down to eat lunch and I had a salad in my lunch and I poured the dressing on it and put the lid back on the salad and shook it and the lid popped off and I was showered with salad and balsamic dressing. I smelled like subway. What a waste!

Charlotte had her 3 month check and she is doing great! Nothing on her scans.

Dh has been working a little bit. That's GREAT.

Why do people think/feel it's OK to be rude to someone they don't know just because it's on the Internet? What on earth has happened to common courtesy and decency? Some people just bug the tar out of me!

I guess that's all for now. I need to start keeping track of the wonderful idea's I have while I'm cleaning. Sigh.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Lee

Mr. Lee is 7! SEVEN! I was there when he was born. I can't believe how fast he's grown. He had a wonderful turn out at his party. He seemed to have a good day.



Jessie and Buzz

Jessie and Buzz2



Thursday, January 20, 2011

I can't get enough

All from today!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

They're here!

Buster is here. He is so close to walking. He lets go of things and stands. He is such a cute boy!

Princess riding her horse.

My Littles!

I was at a total loss today for dinner today. I asked for suggestions but everything I was getting are things we already do. We are in a horrible rut! But it's hard to change things when you make things that do go over well and no one fusses about eating it. I ended up making stroganoff. We have enough for leftover tomorrow. I'm glad that meal is already planned.
The kids are on holiday tomorrow but I'm not. :( Bugger
I hope you have a blessed week!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I honestly don't want my Auntie to reach through the computer and smack me but these are from today! I was almost vibrating with excitement. I will NEVER get tired of watching them.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Our Handsome Son

Skater LOVED his middle two fingers. I looked for a pictures of him sucking them but I can't find the one I'm looking for and don't have a scanner so it wouldn't matter anyway. Sigh. He sucked his middle 2 fingers and played with his ear. It used to make me gag to see his dirty hands EXCEPT for his 2 fingers. NASTY. We started telling him when he was 3 that when he was 5 he couldn't suck his fingers anymore. Just gentle reminders. That's what the dentist said to do. And you know for the most part when he was 5 he really did let it go. The damage was already done. He has some GNARLY teeth. The dentist kept wanting us to go to the ortho when he was young, we just couldn't do it. In Skater's Sophomore year we made it happen! He did have 4 teeth pulled and a expander. It's been an almost 4 year process.

Before - May 8, 2007


Wanting it done but very nervous.

Impressions - LOTS of impressions
After - Jan. 11, 2011

They came off a lot faster then they went on.

Brushing his teeth after so they can polish the cement off.
After his polishing!
He got balloons and a gift bag of all the things he couldn't have with the braces on.

After..... He really is happy.
I think he looks beautiful! He loves his teeth. He keeps rubbing his tongue over them and says his lips feel funny.

Monday, January 10, 2011

We meet Santa in Walmart

This is an old story but I want to get it down so it's not lost.
Bugs has been able to talk in complete sentences and everything since he was 18 months old. He was a little freak of nature. He never talked baby talk, he just started talking. I used to have to remind people, I know he talks really well but you do know he's only 2 right? OK, that's the back story...
We were shopping at Walmart when he was 2 for whatever we were shopping for. A very large man with snow white hair and long beard came by. Bugs has HUGE brown eyes and he looked at him and squinted and said in a quiet clear voice "Are you Santa Claus?" The man looked at him and smiled and got very serious and said "Do you think I'm Santa Clause?" Bugs looked at him with eyes as big as saucers and as dark as marbles and silently nodded yes. The man reached into his pocket and pulled out a candy cane and handed it to Bugs and said " You just never know".
We all looked at each other and we KNEW we had just meet Santa Claus!


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Still Here

I figured I had better make a public post to let you know we are all still alive.
It has been a very quiet back to school/schedule kind of week. Yesterday I went North with Rescue Rita to see her mom. We took a round about way and on the way we saw Snow Geese. I did NOT have my camera. WTH! I'm almost never without my camera! They were beautiful. On the way home the snow started. We don't really have any here but it's supposedly coming. I would like a big beautiful snow storm please.

A bird from this week. She had been staring at me in the window but shifted around.

The other day I came home and this is what I found. T2 sleeping with his gun. By the number of Nerf darts all around I'm guessing it had been some war!

Today was our normal family dinner day. There was no football (Go Hawks!) since they played yesterday. Mindy came with Heir and Roommate. She LOVES my fried chicken and missed it the last time we had it. So when they came in the house they said they could smell it outside and they said it smelled WONDERFUL! I love cooking for those kids! We had fried chicken, coleslaw, mashed potatoes and gravy and a big salad and rolls. It all turned out so good. I will cook for Roommate any day of the week. I do not know where that boy puts it. I love them all so much and can't wait for Drummer and his family to join us. I love that even if we don't/can't touch base during the week we come together on Sunday and talk and laugh and re-connect with each other and hear about every one's week. LOVE IT! The only thing better would be my parents being here too but I know they would be a bit over whelmed at how loud it gets. :) Today after dinner the kids were all here for several hours just talking and we were laughing and I got the giggles so hard I was crying. My stomach hurts from trying to stop laughing.

Monkey finishing his dinner. He ate most of a bag of crouton's. A few other things but mostly crouton's.

Post dinner nap!

A nap was clearly needed.

Skater's nap.

Roommate and Mindy waiting for dinner to settle.

Dh resting.

Heir and his mini Bugs wrestling. I think they had run out of Nerf bullets.

Mindy and Roommate showing me funny websites. HILARIOUS!

I hope you have a wonderful week.