Monday, April 27, 2009

My first ever Not Me Monday blog post

This is a fun blog post that I stumbled upon while reading my friend, Rachel's, blog. I'm also obsessed with the blog of the founder of "not me Monday's: named MckMama. Her blog is a testament of faith and perseverance. Check it out at While my friend, Rachel is sooo much better at this than I am, I will try to complete my first every "not me Monday" blog post.

  • I did not take the library books back the the library and return them through the drive thru only to tell Adam that the library was closed today to avoid paying my over $10 late fee. This is outright lying to my child, and I would never do that- even to avoid paying a late fee.
  • I did not wait until my children were in bed to gather some of their toys to clean and post in our MOPS consignment sale. This shows my children that it pays to be sneaky especially when money is involved. I would never put monetary gain over my children's need for excessive stuff laying around my house.
  • I did not "accidentally" ruin Adam's favorite shirt in the laundry because it was two sizes too small for him. That would be purposely taking away one of the things that brings him great joy thus making me a very selfish mom only being concerned with how my kids "look" in public.
  • I did not accidentally let one slip out in line for the register at Target and start to blame Colin's "dirty diaper" when I realized it wasn't a non-stinker. Colin did not work in my favor by replying "uh-huh" when I asked him if he was stinky.

Things I did not say this week (which are just as funny as things I did not do!):

  • No, Adam, it is NOT the United Stated of Barack Obama. It's the United States of America. Barack Obama is just the stupid president.
  • Colin, let go of your stuff. You will go blind.
  • Colin, it is not ok to ride Molly. It doesn't matter if you say giddy-up or not. You need to get off her. NOW!
  • No, Adam you cannot tow daddy's work van up the driveway with your bike and a tow strap. Nice ambition, though.
  • Good question, Adam. But daddy is not Bob the Builder. Do you see Scoop and Muck anywhere in the garage? Yes, it would be cool if they were.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The BIG spatula

When I was little, my grandma used to take us home with her after church so my mom could finish some obligations she had on Sunday mornings. We had a blast with her. She used to make us a snack of cinnammon toast (butter, powered sugar and cinnamon) and load us up with Tang. Then, we'd play Old Maid until my mom came to get us. By the time she arrived, the sugar was sinking in and we were bouncing off the walls for the next few hours. While my mother probably didn't appreciate the sugar loading, Dan and I loved it!

That's the preface to the video below. I'm assuming that this is one of those moments for Colin. While at my parent's yesterday, my mom was frosting a confirmation cake. Afterward, Colin won the lottery....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

T.E.A. Party 4-15-09

Ever heard of Where's Waldo? My inlaws are in here somewhere- play Where's Wanye-do!
If you want a closer view, just click on the pictures.

My cute little republicans!

Little patriot!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter!

This picture was taken on the front porch of our addition. The well-head sits at the perfect height to take the timer pic- so Dave and I decided that every year, this is our Easter family picture spot. Hopefully next year, you will see stone facing and cedar on the pillars. The year after, a step in front. Perhaps a sidewalk the next year...and the list goes on and on.

Here's more pictures of the week before. Adam was on spring break, so we filled his time with sleepovers at Grandma Connie's, a trip to Fredrick Meijer Gardens, and many play dates. Saturday we had a get together with the Hop family and the boys loved the Easter egg hunt. It was also a good opportunity to see Dave's sister and brother-in-law. This was the first time that all 5 Hop grandkids were together too!
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Best Investment EVER!

This is our crib tent. Out of every baby/toddler/child item we've every purchased...I'd have to say that this one is my best friend. Last December, Colin actually figured out how to get out of his crib and fell on his head. At 15 months old, he's not really old enough (and I'm not ready enough) for him to be in a big-boy bed. So, this was our investment. Colin loves it, I love it! I know that even if he's not actually sleeping, he's resting with some alone time. And he's safe. In addition, when he is napping and wakes up early in the afternoon, I can finish an audit without having to cut off an insured. To top it all off, everytime he wakes up, he greets me standing with his lips puckered against the mesh for a good morning kiss. I love that.