Sunday, September 30, 2007

Do you have white or red with smores?

Caroline worked very hard to achieve the perfect level of "hot dog doneness." Looks YUMM-O!
What do you get with 6 kids in a sandbox? Six VERY dirty kids! I also gotta say I love our sandbox. People always ask why it's so big~this is why!
Greta Boo L-O-V-E-S smores!
Shiny happy Wesley! Or is that an old picture of Christian?
Christine already mentioned how much she loved the new smore/peanut butter cup combo. Here is a picture of her, um, having a moment of glee.

We did have a great time. Lots 'o wine which I very much enjoyed since my nine month hiatus! See here for a detailed description of all the wine drank. Or is it drunk? Tim bought my absolute favorite wine ever for me too! Cakebread Chardonnay is just awesome. I usually prefer red zinfandels but Cakebread rocks my world. I did have a hard time keeping up with the rest of 'em since Mr Cranky Pants demanded most of my attention. Bummer. I will now go finish my wine and drown my sorrows from the pathetic Bears game. (Shut it Jer.) 5-11. I said it in July and I stand by it. 5-11.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

When is it ACTUALLY due?

You know what drives me crazy? Fake due dates. If something is due on Oct. 1 please don't start sending "late notices" til October 2. I do not care if I am the only one who has not returned something or done something. I will do so by October 1. I do not go through paperwork or emails every single day. I flip though to see if something needs immediate attention, if not, I complete things on Thursdays. Otherwise I would sit at my desk all day long. So if you need something on September 25, put "Due Sept 25" on it. Not Oct 1.

Stepping off my soapbox. For now.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Breaking the 10th Comandment

So does anyone want to invite my girls to a fancy Christmas party? Or maybe we'll just switch churches for the holiday season? These are Gymboree's dressy Christmas dresses this year. I. LOVE. THEM. They are preppy/snobby and awesome. I am trying to find a reason to buy them for the girls but I can not. Anyone having a party? Anyone? Please?

Monday, September 24, 2007

Ode to Naptime

Oh how I love naptime. I honestly can't say it enough. Greta still naps about 2 hours every afternoon and Wyatt is starting to take a longer afternoon nap too. They both slept today for about 1 hour AT THE SAME TIME. I watched a bit of Days and sorted through Ebay stuff for Christmas/winter listings. Oh the joy. I didn't have to stop every 4 minutes to change a diaper, wipe a bottom, dress a Polly Pocket, pop a paci in a crying mouth, ect, ect, ect. A full 67 minutes of uninterrupted work time. Then when I went to wake up Greta to go pick up the big kids, she ordered me out. Pointed at the door and said "Go 'way Mommy. I sweepy."

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New and Not So New Blogger Folks

Awhile back I had removed anyone from my blog roll who wasn't posting more than once or twice a month. I did not discriminate~I even deleted my BFF! Since then many have picked up the pen so to speak again. I have also added a bunch.

Shawnie~She has finally joined the Blogosphere.

Aimee~Got into the habit of posting one picture of one kid per month. Now she has lots to read!

Melaine~Aimee's sis. Mel had some super-annoying music on her blog so I had to remove her. (Sorry, Mel! It was creepy. :-) No more music and lots of boy pics.

Caroline's 4th Grade Class
~They have their own blog. How cool it that?

My Small Group Girlfriends~We are all trying to get skinny. Sort of.

So check everyone out and spread the love. But please not the stomach flu germs. Amelia had it Friday and barfed on the sidewalk in front of the consignment shop. Ick.

Meal Plan Monday, Er, Well, Tuesday

I had my meal plan done on Sunday but Grandma came for a visit yesterday so I really didn't get any puter time or did I actually cook! So here's this week~complete with points.

Monday~GEMS for Caroline so it was leftover night.

Tuesday~Cheeseburger Hoagies 6 and "Fried" Zucchini 4

Wednesday~California Wraps 5 and WW Zero Point Veggie Soup 0

Thursday~Margherita Pizzas 6 and Salads 2

Friday~Out probably Wendys again! Hey, our whole family can eat there for under $20 and it's low points.

Saturday~Chicken Tenders 5 and Sweet Potato Fries 2

Sunday~Small Group and the Bears game. Oodles of points! :-)

For more great meal ideas, go see Laura! She'll also help you organize your underwear drawer.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Update on Mr Moo Cow

So, yeah. I've got a boy. Still getting used to that idea. He is the cutest thing in baby jeans! Oh and the football sweaters. I could cry they are so cute!

Wyatt is 10 weeks old now. NOT sleeping through the night yet. Please little boy. Sleep. Other than that he's a peach. Well, if you don't include the projectile barfing. Or the screaming when no one holds him. OK, I guess newborn is harder than I remember! He's still the cutest thing in little red outfits with firetrucks on them. Who said I couldn't become obsessed with boy clothes. Oh my cuteness. Though after the preemie sizes if I see another baby blue outfit with a puppy dog or teddy bear, I might projectile barf.

Weight~11 lbs 3 oz
Length~21 inches

Yep, he's a short and wide child. Hope he'll make the offensive line for the Bears. He had his first round of shots. Ended up with a panicked call to Uncle Doug asking "Why has my baby been sleeping for 7 hours?" Uncle Doug says, "Hhhmmm. . .interesting." Did you know they now have a vaccine for Rotovirus. Brilliant.

Sorry I don't have any more pictures of the boy. He is the fourth baby so this will be his last picture til the mug shots of kindergarten.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


1. I've had the blues, the reds and the pinks
2. You ask direction from a genie in a bottle of Jim Beam and she lies to you
3. I want a bathroom I can play baseball in
4. Leonard Bernstein
5. Act your age not your shoe size

1. McDonald's French Fries
2. Pizza~or at least the good kind
3. Onion rings
4. Oreos
5. Sausage gravy on french fries

1. Applebees~they were very accomodating
2. Olive Garden~NO breadsticks
3. Outback Steakhouse
4. Wendys
5. Schoops (only for breakfast~they have awesome egg beater omelets)

Monday, September 10, 2007

Meal Plan Monday

Well, folks, it's after Labor Day which means it is time to stop eating like I'm preggers. We are changing the way our family eats forever this time!

Monday~Lean Green Chili 5pts., Southwestern Corn Muffins 3 pts

Tuesday~Chicken Pot Pie 6 pts

Wednesday~Scalloped Potatoes and Ham 4 pts.

Thursday~Mommy is going OUT! They'll eat whatever they can find. :-)

Friday~Out, probably Wendy's since it's cheap and low points options abound.

Saturday~Chicken Tenders 5 pts., Sweet Potato Fries 2 pts

Sunday~Roast beef 3 pts, Roasted Potatoes and Carrots 2 pts, Green Beans 0 pts, Cheese Biscuits 3 pts.

So let's hope there's less Jen next week! For lots more recipe ideas, go to Laura's blog.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Access Hollywood

Candi and I participated in the weekly ritual of all SAHMs who have reached their limit yesterday. We went to the McDonald's playland. While Amelia, Greta, and Sam ran around like loons, Candi and I fielded the question "Are they twins?" about 700 hundred times. We had inadvertantly dressed Wyatt and Camden almost exactly alike.

Did you ever notice that McDonald's playland is a little like Hollywood? All those kids with minimal supervision and you have all your big players.

Donald Trump~This is the little boy in khakis and a polo yelling "NO! This is MY part of the slide!" When any child comes to play, Donald yells "You're fired!" and sends the poor soul scurrying back to Mommy.

Angelina Jolie~This is the Mommy soul of the group. This little girl shows up with 3 dolls and spends all her time checking out the babies who are in carriers. She then proceeds to tell you that she is the MOMMY and begs to hold the baby.

Paris Hilton~This is the girl who comes to play in a pink tutu, tube top, glitter heels, and a tiara. Often that is all she is wearing. We are not talking a kid who just wanted to wear sparkles and mom didn't feel like arguing. This is the 3 yr old who thinks she is 18 and mom thinks it's cute. She spends most of her time disdaining every girl who is not dressed as she is.

Lindsey Lohan~This is the child who can not walk a straight line and Mommy is the pusher. This little one spends half the time over by mom taking a hit off her inhaler while Mom regales the latest tale of how she spent time in the ER for "exhaustion"

Chris Farley~Little Chris shows up to play in shorts that are a Men's Size 42 and a T shirt down to the floor. He eats his Happy Meal, his brother's Happy Meal, and then scans the floor for stray french fries. He is peering over the edge of every booth asking, "Y'all gonna finish that?"

Rosie O'Donnell~This girl is just pi$$ed. She complains about everything. Loudly. And no one is quite sure if she is a she or a he. When in doubt ask mom what the tyke's name is. Hope it's not Jordan.

K-Fed~This is the kid with a tatoo and you are not sure if it's real or not. He's also got an earring. He's not yet potty trained but he can kick your a$$ for sure.

Pay attention next time you visit the playland and you might see something new!