Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ode to Bedtime Excuses

Reason for getting out of bed #1: "Mommy, I have to go pee-pee."

*Of course, I let him...but I am onto him. And really, how do you tell him no when you tell him all day long not to go in his big boy underwear? He knows we can't. One point for the little guy.

Reason for getting out of bed #2: "Mommy, I need sip yo water."

*Cliche as it is, he was so groggy and I heard him whimpering to himself over the baby monitor (yes, I am paranoid and still use the monitor--that kid is sneaky) for a couple minutes before he ventured out the the door, so suffice it to say, I was bewitched and allowed the requested sip of my water. Another point for the little guy.

Reason for getting out of bed #3: "Mommy, I need my Nemo pillow."

*The Nemo pillow referenced above is a Finding Nemo bed accent pillow that he has an on-again/off-again relationship with. I let him have the pillow, arranged it for him and tucked him in bed again. Add a point for the little guy.

Reason for getting out of bed #4: "Mommy, I need to tell you I love you."

*I have no words for this one. Definite point for the little guy on this one. Hell, give him two.

So far, its 5 points Boy, 0 points Mommy.

Bonus: the "cute" factor is off the charts.

So I think we just get to call it a draw.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Love Thursday

Memorial Day weekend we returned home from camping and took the kids down to our local beach. As we were walking, I noticed a heart shape made of shells and the two lovely ladies sitting just beyond it. They were gracious enough to allow me to take a photo of the shells as well as of them. I was in such a rush to keep up with my family (who didn't realize I had stopped) that I just snapped the photos quickly and moved on. It wasn't until I got home and uploaded the pictures that I realized what was inside the heart. In that moment, I wish I had taken the time to pause and chat with them, I am intrigued by this photo, and wish I had taken the opportunity to find out their story. I love that they shared their "love" with me - and now you.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Super Hero Photo Challenge

I am popping my Super Hero Photo Challenge cherry. Shutter Sisters hosts this challenge on a regular basis and I have yet to participate. I snapped the picture below at the lake about a couple weeks ago and it is perfect for this challenge.

Visit to see the rest of the entries and to read more about this challenge. I would love to see yours so feel free to leave the link in your comments here as well.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Love Thursday

When Love Starts here

And Expands Here:

Envelopes Here:

And Uplifts Here:

I am Happy and Honored to have been Here:

Miss Laryssa Ann, born June 18th, 2009 at 6:38am ~ weight: 8lbs, 6oz ~ length: 20in.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Multiple Uses, Apparently

Picture this little conversation with the Boy:

Boy (excitedly pointing at the wall in the living room): Woook! (3 year old for 'look') What's that???
Me (pretty disinterested): a bug
Boy (getting more and more excited): No! Its a spider.
Me (still not that interested - it was pretty far away): oh.
Boy (approaching manic): GET IT!!!!
Me: I can't reach it.
*Which was a total lie. I was just too lazy to get my bum up off the couch to get it at that very moment.
Boy (a light bulb suddenly appearing above his head): I help you.
*And then he disappeared down the hall toward the bathroom. I turned to the Girl and we conspired that he was going to get his potty stool for me to reach the spider. To our surprise he walked out of the bathroom with the plunger. To which the Girl broke into hysterical laughter, all the while explaining that is what the Beast used to get a spider out of his reach recently.


And now I know that plungers can be used for more things than merely making the poop go down the toilet on a bad day.

Good to know, right?

You're welcome.