Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Birthday Boy

3 Years old! How did that happen?

It's hard to believe he's been with us for 2 1/2 years.
Time flies. Although some days it crawls.
Days crawl by.
Years fly by.
So says the mother of a toddler & the mother of a 26 year old.
I remember clearly the day his oldest sister turned 3. We lived in Japan.
She was deliriously happy with a knock off Cabbage Patch doll. Just as he was
deliriously happy with a "real" Pirate Ship. When he opened it he said,"I sooo happy".
The two events seem like they were a couple of years apart, not 23 YEARS apart!
Time Is Not Fair.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Review and a promise

Please go visit my Baby Einstein, review on my new site

and the promise; Pictures of the Boy's 3rd Birthday happenings!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


We're talking Turkey here!

Monday, November 24, 2008


Got an emergency call on 2 kids tonight. 6 yr old boy & 2 1/2 yr old girl.
More details tomorrow, cause you know they didn't have ANY AT 7:00 tonight.

wOW! Why do I forget why I say no school age kids? I did write it down in a post to remind myself. MySelf is not so bright sometimes.
I dodged a bullet on this one. Seems the FP home was shut down kind of suddenly. I told them up front when the worker brought them over that I do not do school age kids. She said she understood, but you're never sure if they REALLY understand and you have a child for a year before you can get them moved. But she called today to say they found a foster placement for both of them. I'll take them into the SW tomorrow morning. YEAAAAA.
And this time I mean it....NO more school age kids...I mean it!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I'm not sure about you. But I've always thought Clorox 2 was a bleach. So I never really thought much about it...until I got some.
(keep reading, there's free stuff at the end :) )
Clorox 2 now has a New ultra stain fighting formula that is even more concentrated. It's Clorox 2 Stain Fighter & Color Booster
Living where the RED CLAY grows, is hard on kid's clothes and yours too if you garden or just walk outside. I've never found anything that would get the red clay completely out of the knees on a pair of pants and forget white socks. The clothes I tryed it on was from the summer so it was safe to say it was pretty ground in and had already been washed several times. But the tenacious red clay stayed, as it always does. Until I tryed the Corox 2. I pretreated the stains and threw them in with some more clothes, not really expecting too much. I didn't dare look until after they came out of the dryer. But when they did, WOW! I couldn't believe it really took the stains out and the rest of the load looked pretty good too.
I was sold. If all it did was take out red clay stains I'd be a happy camper, but it also took out some old coffee stains on a tshirt. So I was happy.
Go visit my new BFF at
Tell me what stain you would like to try it on and how it got there. Or are you more interested in the color booster part of it?
I've got coupons for a FREE 33 oz bottle for 2 of you with the best story and 1 will go to a random commenter. Comments close on 12/3/08.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Do You See What I See?

This is the Fall table the Boy and I set up in our entry hall.
He decided it wasn't really complete. So after I thought we were done, he went to his cow barn to add a little something. I guess he didn't think it looked just right. So he come and got me and said, Look Mommy, I get more". Everyone's a critic...I thought it looked fine.
Can you see the Boy's addition on the right?
you can click on the photo to make it larger.

Monday, November 17, 2008


My beautiful, lovely oldest daughter has started a blog of her very own.
She's witty and funny. Not to mention the "possessor" of my two beautiful "MeMe babies". I am not a grandmother. I am much too young for that.
But please, go visit her. Tell her, "your mama sent me"! She'll get a kick out of that.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Things NOT to do...

DO NOT, DO NOT get a "new" haircut on the same day you have Christmas pictures taken.
You will not be happy.
Please, Self, remember this. It's important!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mommy, Can you take a Picture of ......

Take a Picture Me sleeping Mommy!

Take a picture of my knee!

See My Teeeefff mommy?

Can you see me, Mommy?

Take a picture of my hand!

Take a picture of my EYEEEEE!

Take a picture of my nose!

The Boy comes into the room with the camera and out of the blue starts telling me what to take pictures of. After I would take each picture he had to see them in the view finder! Where this boy comes up with this stuff is beyond me. He is FUNNY!
There's about a million more, but I'll spare you.
Still no foster care calls. I wonder what's going on.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

What do you get when you put a girl, a paint brush & a pumpkin together?

NOTHING good can come of it! Except good blogging pictures. :)

Sunday, November 02, 2008


SEE! I told you.
A good time was had by all...except maybe daddy. Who was carrying a baby or two by the end of the night. Good thing our night only lasted about an hour. He forgot to say "tree o' tweet" a few times but he always said, "thank you".
I am a bad mommy. I misjudged the size of the costume a little. I bought a 12-18 months. Because he's soooo little. It fit... except for the 2 or 3 inches a the bottom of his pants! Not too bad. He didn't notice.
He didn't want to wear the big Captain Hook hat that came with it. So we opted for the old pirate's of the Caribbean kerchief from mcD's, that was at the bottom of a toy box. It matched perfectly, it stayed on & most of all he liked it.
**Just back from *wallymart & the halloween candy is sitting nicely beside the Christmas candy. AND they were playing Christmas music! No wonder it feels like time flys like a rocket.
And YEs, Min, I wiped off the buggie handles before I used it. ***