Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Biter Biscuits - A Love/Hate Relationship
I picked these up yesterday while I was at the store. I remembered they were messy, but I forgot HOW messy! It buys me some serious "happy baby" time, but then I have to ask myself: "Are those few minutes worth a full bath and a load of laundry??"
Kate was diggin' it!! Her vote is "YES!"

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


"Together for Sanity Conference"
April 15-17, 2008
Becky's house, PA
3 girlfriends, coming together for the sake of sanity!
Side note: Sanity was the goal, not reached due to the 3 girlfriends neglecting to take into consideration that when combined, there would be 7 (yes, 7) children age 3 and under running amuck.
To sum up our 3 days of fun:
overstimulated, tired children, fevers, snot, LOTS of poopy diapers, the pitter-patter of Luke feet at 6 AM (to be followed by the 3 more pairs of running feet just minutes later), peanut butter sandwiches, 1/2 finished conversations, DUMPING of all the toy bins just for the sake of dumping (while the mommies sipped coffee while hiding for a few minutes -well worth it!), a Karis, a Krista, a Kayla, a Kara, a Kate, a Carissa, SCREAMING, laughing, chasing, nursing, nursing, nursing, napping (LOVE those naps!!!!), "time outs", crying, interrupted thoughts, playing, fighting, a noodle (one single noodle), meltdowns, sunshine, great memories. Would we do it again...
after careful thought and consideration...YES!
But we're thinking next year we leave the kiddies with the daddies and we go to, let's say, Jamaica! (Of course, we would have to be back within 24 hours!)
If you would like registration information, please call our crisis hot line:
1-800-T4S-what -were-we-thinkin'

Just a dirt hill? No, this is heaven to boys (Even Kayla enjoyed getting dirty!)
Kate and Krista drooling together

The "Wild Men"... and sweet Sam!
"Winding down" for bed time

Kate and Kara enjoying the park!


Driving at 2 and 3!!!

Sweet time with our children and good friends! I love you Becky and Karis!

Thanks for the adventure!

Monday, April 14, 2008

From one OPRAH fan to another...
if you enjoy an occasional Oprah show, then please take the time to check this out and let me know what you think!
Yes, I admit it. If I turn on the TV during the day, it is at 4pm (which, by the way is a horrible hour to enjoy a show - dinner prep, a hungry child clinging to each leg, etc). I have always enjoyed The Oprah Show: "Dr. Oz" on what a fatty liver looks like, "Nate" and his decor secrets, and of course "How to avoid buying "mom jeans" and "are you wearing the right bra size?" shows. She has USUALLY avoided the usual "talk show" topics (if you know what I mean). I don't really get into the celebrity interviews and occasionally she will have something really strange about "finding"peace or joy or something. On those days, I will just turn off the TV. She talks about God often, but I never really know what she means or where she is going with it. Sadly, I have never paid that much attention to that, I just want to know what size bra to buy! WELL,
Our Wednesday night bulletin listed the following web site along with our "pray for the nation". Ben called me right away when he got the bulletin early Wednesday and checked out this web site. He has always laughed at my "Oprah following". Anyway, this site has a few videos and a promo for a book "Don't Drink the Kool-Aid". Ben, as a pastor had a coupon code to access the book online, so I read all 80 pgs that day. My stomach dropped as I watched the videos and read the book. If you have a few minutes, please check it out and tell me what you think of this whole thing. Thanks!!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I wanna do it! Luke loves to wear shoes...anytime all the time! Especially Ethan's -
they slip on better!
"Can mommy help you?" "noooo!"

Friday, April 04, 2008

I was sitting on the couch nursing Kate yesterday when the boys disappeared for a few minutes and things got quiet (never a good thing). Pretty soon, I heard the two of them marching down the hallway chanting "kill the beast". A side note: This occurs on a regular basis at our house ever since we watched "Beauty and the Beast". My boys love this "princess" movie only for Gaston leading the townspeople in a quest to find and kill the beast. Anyway, here they came in their regular fashion marching in time and pumping their fists in the air chanting in a deep, funny voice, "KILL THE BEAST!" When they rounded the corner, I noticed they had weapons - tampons! Luke's still had the little string hanging off the end of his. I watched as these tampons morphed from spears for combating the beast, then into swords for a quick sword fight, and finally into guns. I was sitting in a war zone as the boys ran up and down the hallway "shooting" each other. Just imagine the sounds of combat:
pweeew, pweeew, pweeew!

I can't wait for the day I can go shopping with Kate!