my thoughts on motherhood, kids, books and stuff

Flight Of The Bumblebee

After many attempts and two daughters on the verge of tears because they thought it was going to kill me…I finally caught this bee in flight. As I was prepping the picture to post I noticed there is an ant sitting on a leaf on the far left.  

Sorry For Trespassing. Must. Smell. Lilacs.

We went for a little ride tonight before the kids went to bed.  When we got home it was dark out and as we stepped out of the van we were hit with the smell of spring. So we grabbed the kids and snuck into the neighbors yard by the light of the full moon […]

Things I Shouldn’t Ever Bring Into the House Because I Can’t Say No…

Chicken flavored Rice-A-Roni Annie’s Homegrown Classic Macaroni and Cheese (the best boxed mac-n-cheese!) Whoppers Strawberry Milkshake Whoppers (I typically don’t like fruit flavored chocolate) Ooey gooey melted cheese on anything Baskin Robbins Peanut Butter & Chocolate Ice-Cream Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies Farm House Cookies with Buttercream Frosting (think: homemade Granny B’s) Haagen-Dazs Chocolate and Dark […]

I Am Blaming It On The Shockingly Warm Weather

What a day to find out that I locked my keys in the car last night. We had a play date, kindergarten roundup, soccer…and I will get to the last thing in a minute.  It’s a doozy. So I walked the kids to the play date, which wasn’t a big deal because it is just […]

Racko, An Old Favorite

Racko was one of my very favorite games as a kid so when I saw it at Uncle’s Games over the weekend I had to get it.  (total rip off at Amazon at $13.99, but with the almost $8 shipping on the Uncle’s website it is also a rip-off…maybe Target has it?) It says it […]

A Hannah Montana Themed Talent Show?

Luca had tryouts for her school talent show today.  I walked into the gym with her and she ran and sat down on the gym floor to wait for her name to be called.  Unfortunately, the sign up sheet never made it home and I thought it was just a "show up" kind of thing […]


I finally had it with hair in Anna’s eyes and so she now has bangs.  Why didn’t I do this sooner?! Because I refused to believe that I couldn’t make it work without bangs.  Until yesterday. Anna is happy with her new "do" as well.  She has been planning a big reveal for preschool tomorrow.  […]

If I Had A Quarter For Every Time Someone Kissed My Cheeks…

Pinching And Tickling The One You Love

As I was pondering why Brett likes to pinch and tickle my squishy post-pregnancy belly while we watch tv, I decided this is a good thing.  I like to pinch and tickle my baby’s squishy thighs and roly poly tummy because he is so cute and I adore him…so doesn’t it make sense that my […]

Missing My Mom On Mother’s Day

Lilacs make me think of my mom.  They are her favorite flower.  I couldn’t give her a paper cup with a bunch of lilacs from the yard like I use to do when I was a child…so this will have to do. I wish we could have spent Mother’s Day together sipping Diet Coke, eating […]