Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

the laundry fairy

Mark: Have you done any laundry lately?

And although I was biting my tongue, this little thought bubble mysteriously popped into the air over my head:

{Nope....those clean clothes just magically appeared in your drawers...}

I wish.
Hee-Hee :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

[almost] wordless wednesday

I guess maybe I should start checking the boys' pants pockets
 more thoroughly before they go into the washing machine?!?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

it's great to be eight!

I cannot believe my first-born is eight years old today.....
well, not officially until 8:47 p.m., but still. 
Where does the time go?
It flies, that's for sure!

It's hard to believe this big second grader was once a 10 lb 5 oz (!!) newborn babe!

Evan celebrated being eight by taking Rice Krispie treats to school. 
Then, for dinner, he requested chicken pockets
followed by blueberry coffee cake with strawberry ice cream. 

Here are some facts about our BIG 8 year old...

Number of missing teeth: 7

Number of Happy Birthday calls received today: 4

And a list of favorites....
sport: baseball and football
book: Curious George
movie: Megamind
TV show: Phineas & Ferb
food: chicken nuggets & mac & cheese
color: blue
teams: Phillies & Eagles
outside activity: playing baseball
Wii game: Super Mario Brothers

Evan, mom and dad are very proud of the smart, thoughtful boy you have grown up to be. 
We pray that you continue to grow into the young man God imagined you'd be way before you were even born. 

We love you higher than the sky!
Happy Birthday, Monkeyhead!

Saturday, April 2, 2011


i like to twirl my hair.....always have and always will.

i am a picker.  there, i admitted it [mom].  i like to pick at things myself, especially zits, my dry cuticles, and occassionally my toe nails.  i think it's a trait i inherited from both sides of the family.

i must sleep on my back.

i prefer ice cream over cake any day.

i have to have my cereal in the morning.

i would drink homemade iced tea all day every day if i could.

i wish kids parents people saw the intrinsic value of reading.

i snort when i laugh.  it's hereditary.  my sisters do it, my mom does it, my grandmom did it.  i don't do it to be cute or to be annoying.  it just happens.  get over it.

i am somewhat of a perfectionist.  if i can't do something perfectly, i sometimes give up entirely.  i'm working on that.

i must have something sweet to eat after every meal except breakfast.

i stay up too late and always regret it in the morning.  yet, i continue to stay up late. 

i don't need a billion friends, just a couple of really great ones.

i like to get goofy with my friends.  you know, the make a fool of yourself kind of goofy.  only my really great friends see this side of me.

i rarely floss my teeth.  in fact, i only began flossing my teeth a few times a week in the last few years. 

i also only brush my teeth before bed.  i have always hated how the taste of toothpaste makes breakfast and juice and coffee taste weird.  and no, i do not have a mouthful of cavities.  just a few. 

i've never made a turkey, a meatloaf, or a ham. 

i like to make people laugh. 

i am hairy and i hate it.  i have more hair on my body than my husband.  that's just not fair.

i think i would consider home-schooling my boys if i didn't have to work.  thank goodness i have to work right now ;)

i am polite.  there's no reason not to be and it boggles my mind when people can't even be courteous and/or friendly.

i am blessed beyond measure and yet i still need to remind myself of that daily.
i'm working on that,too.