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Fun Bits for the Week… April 28, 2009

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Fun Bits for the week of April 20th…

  • While taking a shower the other day, I had 3 little girls unwrap all of our extra soap bars (there was probably 10 or so) and pretend to wash themselves as well as draw on furniture with soap.  The ring leader….guess…yep, you got it…Brooke!
  • Brooke has decided that since she can’t have the markers – she will take the paper off of any crayon she can find and draw on any wall, table, or chair that gets in front of her!  Aaaahhhhh!
  • Leah corrected my English the other day.  Fun having a kindergartener that’s smarter than you. 😉
  • Brooke has decided she needs to go potty everytime that Kami goes (not really – I wish).  She runs to sit on the training potty everytime Kami announces that she’s going to go potty. 
  • The girls and I enjoyed our local POW WOW (school PTO fundraiser) on Saturday.  I had to take Brooke home early to stay with her Dad.  She was not happy holding Mom’s hand nor would she listen to a word I said.  Kami and Leah enjoyed getting their nails painted, jumping in the bouncy houses, playing the tootsie roll raffle and eating ice cream!  I loved the “cake walk” game!  It’s my favorite! 
  • My very good friend Jen visited from Iowa this past weekend.  We always have so much fun together!  Thanks chickie!  We had a “girls day/night” on Saturday.  We took the girls to the POW WOW and then went out for dinner.  On the ride home we were pumpin’ and groovin’ to “All the Single Ladies”.  Jen and I were reminiscing about the good ole days and how our “girls night out” has seroiusly changed!   Who would have thought 15 years years after our fun college days, we would have a “girls night out” that  we’d be whooping it up with my daughters and it would end at 9:00pm! 
  • I finally got some Easter pics.  Well, not Easter pics but pics of the girls in their Easter dresses.  It is almost IMPOSSIBLE to get the 3 of them to cooperate for a family photo so I’m sharing individual photos. 






  • Poor Brooke – not too excited about taking pics on Sunday.   She’s starting the terrible 2’s and we’re seeing more crying fits. 

Have a great week!



Fun Bits for the Week… April 20, 2009

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Fun Bits for the week of April 13th…

  • Kami looking at my profile and saying “Mommy, you have a big nose like Pappy”.   Sorry Dad.
  • Brooke loves to get up on the 2nd bunk of Leah’s bunk beds.  Today, she refused to come down.  Everytime I tried to grab her, she would back away so I could not reach her.  Finally when I got her to the ladder, she pretended like she was going to jump.  Friendly reminder…Brooke is 21 months old and will probably give me a heart attack before I’m 40.
  • Leah was the special person at school this past week.  Her classmates each make a page for her “special person” book where they draw pictures and make comments about Leah.  Here are some comments:
  1. I like Leah because she all was (always) helps me.
  2. I like Leah because she is a very special person and very kind to pipel (people) and I like her so much.
  3. I like Leah because she is nice to evrey body (everybody).
  • That makes me a proud Mama!
  • Hubby recently called Kami his “buddy”.  She said “I’m not buddy, I’m toad”.  “Toad” being his favorite nickname for her.
  • I enjoyed some scrappin’ time this past weekend.  My friend Karen invited me to join the Tarragon scrappers for a crop.  I got a few layouts/cards done, ate some good food, met some new people and had some great laughs with the girls.  Thanks Lori for organizing!
  • One evening last week, the girls and I took a trip to the mall.  I’ve been venturing out more with the 3 of them by myself.  They’re getting a little easier to manage.  Anyhow, I don’t get to do much shopping anymore so I was VERY excited to pick up some $12.99 knock-off Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses from a kiosk in the middle of the mall.  They were more hip than anything I’ve purchased in a while.  Somehow, during the course of our stay at the mall…Kami managed to lose the sunglasses that I had just purchased.  As I’m loading everyone in the car for our trip home, I started realizing that the sunglasses were nowhere to be found.  Crap, I just bought them.  There went my bargain sunglasses!  I looked everywhere when we got home…purse, under seats, diaper bag, everywhere.  BTW…thought I lost my Blackberry at the mall too.  After the girls went to bed, I was bummed about the sunglasses.  The next day, I checked the stroller again and they had fallen down between the seats.  My Blackberry was there too. Yippeee!We probably won’t be making a trip to the mall anytime soon or I will be going by myself. 😉     


  • Cool, huh?  I know…you can’t really see them.  Take my word…they’re cool for me!

Have a great week!



I wish… April 15, 2009

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“I was a grown-up so I could stay up and watch Dancing with the Stars”.  This said by my 51/2 yr old who LOVES to watch the show (and only gets to watch the first 15 minutes before she has to head off to bed).  She is funny about keeping track of everyone’s scores too.  The other night, after Lil’ Kim received her scores, she said, “Mom, I knew she was going to get  a “10”.  

That’s my girl!



Fun Bits for the Week… April 13, 2009

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Fun Bits for the Week of April 6th…

  • We are down to one child with diapers now!  Woo Hoo!  Kami is wearin’ the big girl panties!  Just think…I can finally go shopping with all the money we will be saving on diapers.  Only one child to go…
  • Lily got a new collar last week.  While playing with her the other day, Leah said “Lily has a magic collar – it makes her stronger.  She doesn’t usually play that tough.”
  • Kami is all about singing for people now.  She announces everytime she’s going to sing, then she stops for a minute…thinks about what she’s going to sing and then sings a solo for whomever will listen.  That’s my girl!
  • Brooke managed to open the screen door the other day and escape.  Good thing hubby was paying attention or who knows where we would have found her. 
  • Leah is into a naked phase.  She loves to run around naked.  The other day she ran around yelling “we should have a naked party”.  Yep, ah hah, that’s what I was thinking. 😉
  • We enjoyed having my brother and his family for Easter weekend.  Got some pics to share…


  • We went to the zoo for “Eggs, Paws and Claws”.  Of course my camera battery died after taking one shot…this was it.  The girls enjoyed the “treat stations”.


  • Here’s Alyssa heading out for the egg hunt in our backyard.  Love the action shots.


  • Run Leah…we only have 236 eggs to find!


  • Camille trying to gather up as many eggs as possible.


  • Brooke and Kami don’t move quite as fast as the older girls. 😉


  • Camille’s basket is overflowing…


  • Here’s Camille counting her eggs (and checking to see what’s inside them).  She had some help from Lily. 😉


  • Coloring eggs brings back so many memories!  Now they have some really cool tools to help you.  I love the old Paas tablets…great colors.


  • We found this spinning thing…the eggs end up looking tie-dyed. 


  • Alyssa taking pride in her eggs.


  • As we were looking for our Easter baskets Sunday morning…we looked out the window to see this friendly rabbit.  I mentioned it might be the Easter bunny but Leah insisted “it’s NOT the Easter bunny”.


  • Kami found her Easter basket first…love the face.


  • Here’s Kami helping me peel eggs to make deviled eggs (yum!).  She was very serious about it.  Love the sunglasses on top of the head!
  • We were in a hurry to get to church so I did not get one photo of the girls in their Easter dresses.  Hoping for a sunny day this week to get some…

Hope you had a great Easter weekend! 

Have a great week!



Fun Bits for the Week March 23, 2009

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Fun Bits for the week of March 16th…

  • It’s spring!  Woo Hoo!  The weather has actually felt like spring too.  We’ve spent several evenings outside already! 
  • I need to do a shout out to my SIL Laura…congrats on the pregnancy!  Looks like I will be an auntie again!  This is #3 for Laura…welcome to the club. 🙂
  • Kami and Leah had blue taffy after dinner the other night.  Guess what happens when you eat blue taffy and then suck your thumb…


  • The other day Kami (2.5 yr old) told Leah (5.5 yr old) she did a “good job” eating her dinner.  Then she proceeded to give her a high five.
  • We enjoyed a trip to the zoo yesterday.  Some of the animals were making funny faces…




  • Ooops, looks like the “animals” have some of their lunch on their faces. 😉
  • While eating dinner tonight, Leah said “can I have the recipe for this?”…we were eating pasta salad (another reminder it’s spring).
  • I forgot to mention last week that I made an apple cake (yum,yum, yum) at 9:30 at night because I had been craving it for a couple of days.  I ate probably 2/3 of the cake all by myself!  It only took 2 days to devour that thing. 

Have a great week!



Lipstick anyone? March 21, 2009

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Wonder who got into my make-up bag?  I guess it could have been worse…she managed to put the lipstick on her lips (kind-of)! 

BTW…she’s wearing her spring jacket with her pajamas and clogs.  Love it!  No matter how my day is going, these girls make me smile. 



Fun Bits for the Week… March 16, 2009

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Fun Bits for the week of March 9th…

  • Yeah! We spent some time outside this past week!  The girls were loving it!  Brooke refused to come inside…imagine that.
  • Brooke has discovered the word “no”.   I get the response “no” for EVERYTHING right now!  Ughhh!
  • We enjoyed our St. Patty’s Day parade on Saturday.  Our friends Tracy, Nickolas and Delaney joined in on the fun.  Here are a couple of pics…





  • You would think we were at the Macy’s Day parade with that frog balloon!  Ha!  I see some scrappin’ with the Jillibean Whitebean collection!
  • Leah has started recording everytime Kami is nice (yes) or not-so-nice (no) to her.  It looks pretty even right now.



  • Kami has an affinity for “chep-up” (ketchup).  She loves it with everything!
  • Brooke has figured out that she can push the chair over to the kitchen counter and get what she wants…


  • Yep, she has her jammies on and her favorite shoes.  If you don’t know the story of the Airwalk clogs, read here and here.

Have a great week everyone!