"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Friday, December 16, 2011

extravaganza review! {april, may, & june}

alright folks,
it's week 2.
and just so there's no confusion,
here's a link to the rules.
for the nitty gritty,
if you want to win a prize.
8 prizes!
from 8 lovely ladies,
including yours truly;)
don't forget to include the button code above with your post,
as several people forgot last week.
my very first seed sprouted.
i was the proudest little mama there ever was.

it snowed a whole lot.
over night.
and shut the power off.
max decided to start walking.
like cromagnum man.
she grew some hair.
like overnight.
my plants grew some more.
i learned about pinching.
i left for hawaii.
to visit my mom.
and then i came home and showered my family with gifts
the popcorn was popping on my neighbor's trees.
we did easter stuff.
i ate the kid's easter candy.
before easter.
and had to buy more.
it was lovely.
pb eggs.
pb eggs:)
we celebrated 7 YEARS of marriage on easter.
i fired the groundhog.
b/c he's a man of LIES!
even though it was really pretty.
i had just had enough of being sick the entire winter.
this coming from a snow lover.
i was done with the snow.
and the winter.
and was convinced that if it became summer we would be healthy.
and we were:)
our trees blossomed.
breathtakingly beautiful.
and i wrote my all time favorite post.
it got warm.
we pulled out the sunscreen.
and then we were back in coats again.
we got the dirt ready.
all of my little seedlings.
and then it snowed.
but my plants lived.
even though spring just wouldn't spring.
i had a war with max's fire alarm.
which i still have not fixed.
swim lessons started.
we bought a whole lot of sand.
and had to go back and buy double more.
but ended up with an amazing sandbox.
my seeds really started growing.
brennan finally got potty trained.
summer decided to grace us with its presence.
our air conditioner broke.
i almost cried.
i did.
and then it got fixed.
and we finally started enjoying summer.
"man talk" began.
and we started living in the pool.
no really,
we did.
and when we weren't in the pool,
we were still in our bathing suits.
on vacation in our backyard.
my sister came to visit.
we got really lazy.
it was
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Thursday, December 15, 2011


we woke up and thought it was snowing.
and then realized it was frost.
everything frosted.
with a thick white icy layer.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

mr. postman {dizzy}

post office.
10 days before christmas.
line out the door.
two kids.
not pretty.
especially with the one awesome fellow behind me who kept informing me of how out of control my kids were b/c they were running back and forth on their "race track."
really, did he have a better idea of keeping them entertained?
b/c i sure didn't.
they were self contained.
not pulling anything off of the shelves.
and smiling, not screaming.
so i took a picture.
and smiled.
oh how i wish i would have invited him to give it a try for me b/c i was fresh out of good ideas.
and the race track worked great:)
thank you very much.
we still left with one crying max.
who at the postman register had been spinning herself in circles for entertainment and fell right into the iron mail cart.
head first.
at a left angle.
it was sad and funny all at once.
the kind of funny where you smile with complete agony for your child.
i didn't look to see what the man behind me thought.
b/c i knew i had the cutest little kids in the entire world.
spinning dizzy circles to keep themselves entertained.
there truly are worse things.
i do believe:)
 there are ACTUAL cookies under all of that frosting
and all of those sprinkles and candies.
max ate Hershey's kisses.
and entire bowl in fact.
and frosting.
no cookie.
brennan was so pleased with his yellow sprinkles and green m&m's.
see what i mean?
cutest kids on earth:)