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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hello, hello???

Hello all! What a long time (again)! So sorry. These last few months have been crazy.

As a short recap, Mini #3 joined us almost two weeks ago and is a perfect little girl that the older minis are crazy about.

We moved (again). We are all adjusting to a new place and Mr.'s new job (again). Wow...all of this is deja vu.

I quit my job so we could move and am now a stay at home mom again.

I have started a new blog, Under this Umbrella. I feel that my life is so full of so many things and I need a fresh start. I hope you will join me over there, It is always entertaining, and I'm sure a bit crazy at times.

I look forward to navigating my way to catching up with all of you old friends and making some new ones along the way.
(More mini pictures at the new blog, come on over!)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Did I Fool You?

The 1st of April. April Fool's Day. Blah. Why on earth is this a "holiday?" I just don't really get the appeal and how it became so wide spread that it is celebrated around the world. I know it isn't an official holiday, but some people think very highly of this day and spend days, weeks, months planning the perfect practical joke. Random Fact: I read that in some countries, the foolishness and jokes are only played until noon and anything after that makes you an April Fool. Feel free to share that around the water cooler today. I don't mean to sound like a total "Scrooge." Is there another term for a grump on this day??? I just wonder how this day became such a COOL thing that everyone had to do it. We have all had to live through the awkward laughs, smiles, good natured "hearty har hars" after someone tells us an "April Fool." I would much rather celebrate World Icecream Day June Pedicure Day September Book Day October Hug Day January Hot Chocolate Day May Tell People What You Really Think Day July Lemonade Stand Day August Shopping Day Feel Free to come up with any others or let's band together on one of the above and turn it in to a world celebrated day like today!!! Have a great day and weekend! Happy Friday and Happy April Fool's Day!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Born to Aggravate?

There has been a lot of arguing going on with the minis in our house. I truly didn't think that at this age there would be so much of this. People always told me three years was the "perfect" age difference...oxymoron??? My sister and I fought all of the time, but I don't remember it being until we were older and she was just a general pain in the bum. Surprisingly, we don't argue much anymore and the latter is still the same. This is a scene that happened yesterday in our crazy house yesterday. Mini 1: "Stop doing that. You're a baby. Baby, baby, baby, baby!" (Insert evil big brother laugh) Mini 2: "I am not a baby. You are a baby. Mooooooooooooooooooomy, he called me a baby. I am not a baby." (cue the dramatic crying, foot stomping, etc.) Mini 1: "Baby, baby, baby. I am big and you are not. You can't do anything that I can do. Leave me alone. Stop looking at me and go away." Mini 2: "Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooomy, Mini #1 is calling me a baby and says I need to go awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay." (She gets way more dramatic and her southern drawl stretches things much more when she is tired, mad, other words a lot.) Mini 1: "Stop it, Mini #2. Seriously, no one cares that you are crying. See you are a baby. Now, leave me alone and go somewhere else." Mom: Ignoring the screeching and dramatic tears. I am in my happy place. Children? I don't think I have any children. More screaming ensues and I am pretty sure that I hear bodily harm happening. Snap back to reality. Mom: "What is going on in here. Stop arguing. Seriously, what are you even arguing about? You were playing so nicely together a few minutes ago. And stop the teasing, Mini #1. I hope you didn't just hit your sister. We have talked about this and you know it isn't nice to tease and you are to never hit your sister. You, missy also know exactly what you are doing to aggravate your brother and we don't hit our brother either. Do we need a time out?" Mini 1: "Seriously Mom, she was born to aggravate me just like you say Dad was born to aggravate you. I can't take it." Score 1 for Mini #1. Ahhhhhhhh, life is grand!!! Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pity Party of One

What do you do when you are tired, stressed, snotty, angry, and just plain want to scream???? You put the minis to bed a smidge early and you drown your sorrows in a carton of ice cream and watch mindless television. It's truly amazing how calories and television can make most things better.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Picking Favorites

I don't have a favorite child. I really don't.

However, if we are all honest, there are fleeting and some lingering moments when one child or another may be first in line to the throne in your mind.

Case in point:

At Target yesterday, Mini #1 says

"Target is the best place in the whole world. I think I should have my birthday party here. All of my friends could come, we could play with the toys, run around and see the cool stuff, get an Icee, and maybe we could even sleep over here."

This conversation is happening while an adorable blonde headed little girl dressed in a smocked orange South Carolina Palmetto dress is flailing on the floor screaming because she cannot get a second pair of gold glitter "Dorothy" shoes. I quietly ignored her and listened to the boy as I searched for her mother.

Score 1 for Mini #1.

Happy Tuesday.
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