Tuesday, August 21, 2012

evening laughs

. Tuesday, August 21, 2012 .

I am a lucky mama in so many ways, but truth be told somedays bedtime is not high on my list of favorites.  
Why yes lovely kiddos, bedtime has arrived yet again and shock of all shocks, you actually have to get ready for it and go.to.sleep! As if it's a newsflash everytime that pjs and toothbrushes exist! Good times I tell ya...

Anywho, the other night was not quite so filled with the pulling and gnashing of teeth...bath was bubbly and jammies were going on well enough.  

I said to the ever irreverent LB--Bean, your jammies are on backwards...

Her response: I like both sides to get worn

back to me: well, there ya go, makes sense...

Ahh that kid cracks me up :)

tell me...do you have any bedtime secrets?!

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Day at the Beach

. Sunday, August 12, 2012 .


We went on vacation this summer.
  Two adults, two little ladies and three teenagers! Yup...I'm nutso...Gary took two friends on vacay with us.  I've actually done this before, about nine months ago with the same group of boys, but we only went to the happiest place on earth.

 This time we squeezed in more.  These pics are from our first day--we drove straight to the beach.

Lilly Bean loved the water

must have goggles aka Emster

the boys buried each other in the sand--complete with sand-kinis...

love these kiddos

what does it mean, that it took a long time to bury me?

our version of riding the waves...

makes me wish I lived by the water...even with pulling sand out of places for weeks and weeks and weeks...

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Thursday, August 9, 2012


. Thursday, August 9, 2012 .

Do you ever have one of those days where you can't turn your brain off? It happened to me this morning. at capital 4:45 in the AM! Yikes I'm sleepy! To top it off, after having most of the summer off from one of my j-o-b-s...I had to work today! It was a good summer though, all these pics are from adventures with three of my fav peeps...

what do you think of the fake glasses trend?

Em's face--heeeee-layer-ee-uz

insert movie quote here ;)

Bean's bff

dance class!

Emmy finally started letting me do fun tings with her hair...lurve!

My gangsta crew!
ahhh summer, it's so hot here right now.  I am both happy and sad that you are soon to be on your way out!  I'm thinking kewwwwwl thoughts! What's your favorite summer memory? I'm hoping to soon be remembering how to snoooooooze!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

cookie monster!

. Wednesday, August 8, 2012 .

Maybe I should say cake monster, not quite the same ring though right?
birthday cake!

 I actually made a Barbie/Belle cake for Em's birthday last year and it's been the cake camp of merriment ever since!
my first cake!

I took some classes at Michaels and away I went!
 Or maybe it was a wake-up call, for why I'll never remove an appendix...steady hands...not.my.forte...

fondant fun!
Grills that melted, but were oh so tasty...

such delish burgers!

cake for a surpise bridal shower :) Do you love surpises? I say I do, but really I may be more the read the end of the book first type...

love these easy yet sweet cupcakes!

  Tell me, are you a baker? Do you put in some extra work to make a delovely dessert? next up, the real cookie monster!

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

First day!

. Tuesday, August 7, 2012 .

Ahhhh, yes! The first day of school arrived yesterday.

   Em is officially a kindergartner and LB started her second year of preschool!
I started taking pics with this chalkboard when Gary was starting school. Lurve them!
  I have a lot on my plate this week, so I wasn't as emotional as I've been in the past (ie, I was glad to send them off on this year's adventure at Montessori school!)

last year!
this year!
  Emmy is one of 6 kindergartners, which is rawckin'-- dontcha think?! For the first day LB made a lovely necklace and Em had this to say when asked if her day was a good day? "Yes, except I didn't get to do exactly what I wanted...ALL DAY! Hilarious! She's certain that she will get to make a necklace tomorrow instead of working on 'packets'...well we shall see about that!
this year
last year!

I can't believe how they've grown!
 These ones really put it into perspective!

Have your wee ones started school? I love Montessori education!

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Friday, August 3, 2012

A resurgence!

. Friday, August 3, 2012 .

Ya. That's 3 syllables for me bebe.  I've been away.  I tried to blog somewhere else. not exactly what we call a success.
best kiss of the year? when I smooched this dolphin :)
Anywho, a lot has changed in the last two years. 'nuff said about that...

A lot has not changed--got them 3 yungins still, tho the teenager is like 6'3" and eating me into poverty

I read this blog post, written by one of those peeps that's really disciplined (lacking that one here) and someone commented how her kids were going to appreciate all those memories someday.  Sheesh! 
love him! more than any word my big brain can think of

 What am I giving those kids??? besides food, shelter, and clothing? puhleeze, I'm just trying to keep them on the therapy couch in moderation only and OFF the casting couch.  

epic.disney.trip and yes I realize every trip is up there in epicness

he likes basketball.a.lot

Ok, enough of that.  I'm here. so ya. I'm attempting to write twice maybeeeeee three times a week.  and--don't expect anything more than mild entertainment and borderline weak ramblings, but the kids will love it someday. someday...
there's a fab story behind this pic
Wish me luck ;)

hope you enjoyed the smattering of random pics from the last year or so

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