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Quote of the month...

"Standing tall is a very admirable thing. There are very few stories in history of heroes who slouched to the rescue. Likewise, most individuals don't look up to people who are drooped over."
from Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra by Obert Skye

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Friday, August 31, 2007

Butt Swirlies?!

What happens when mom is reading blogs.... well, she starts to think, "hum I wonder what the twins are doing? EmmaLece sure has been on the potty a LONG time. I should go check on them."
And what does mom find when she goes and checks on them.... I find two naked 3 yr olds taking turns flushing their butts in the toilet water... Butt Swirlies! One child puts their bum in the tiolet water and the other flushes! They were laughing their heads off like it was the best game ever! silly kids!

More discoveries

Today we have discovered a few more things....

First off, did you know that the cord to the portable dishwasher weaves nicely through the little square of the child gate? And that once woven it makes a great swing? Scott tried it out this afternoon.... until mom caught him 'just-a swing'!

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Second discovery today is dead birds..... The kids were suppose to be getting in the sub so we could go run errands, but they were exploring.

S= "Mom, come see the died bird."

M= "I'm Coming. I see the poor bird, now let's go."

While heading back to the sub, he says, "He needs new eyes so he can fly."

E= "I will get him new flying things and new feet."

S= "When I get older I will get him some new eyes, so he won't be died anymore."

We continued on in this line of thinking throughout the whole errand running trip about and hour. When we got back home we had to check on the dead bird ... so photo time....

Never leave your purse where a 3 or 4 yr old can reach it!

We play cards with friends nearly every weekend and this one night our friend, Heather, placed her purse on the stairs and we proceed to play. A little later EmmaLece ran to the top of the stairs and announced, "We have your purse, Heather!" Then she took off back to her room. Heather wisely went to investigate..... she came back laughing hysterically and requesting all of us to "come see and bring the camera". The following pictures are what we found upon entering the room.

Carpeting

Whoever thought it would be a good idea to put carpeting in a kitchen, dinning room or bathroom should have their head examined! The previous owner of our house was definitely one in need of having a thorough head examination! We have carpeting in the kitchen and the dinning room which results in the floor needing cleaning several times a day. (And who wants to pull out the carpet cleaner 2-3 times a day?) The past two mornings EmmaLece has thought it a good idea to wonder around the kitchen with her bowl of soggy Life cereal. The results of this wondering are a lovely milk and squishy cereal mess all over the carpeting! yuk! ugh!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

helping kids?!

So, I've spent the last few days reading the entries and comments on mom2my6pack's blog and she had a little post on her kids making her breakfast and another on how her one son is into everything. I can empathize with her and wanted to share a few pix of the twins helping me make something. You leave the room or just turn around and when you return you see things like this:


still learning and other stuff

So, I'm still learning how to do all this blogging stuff, like adding things, I just figured out how to add a picture to the post! (Ohhhhh I'm so good, like open your eyes and look around and guess what you see... an add image button!)





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I'd like to say a few things about laundry with a big family... I hate to fold would rather do almost anything other than fold all the clean clothes (by myself), so I gave up a few years ago and decided if people in this house want folded clothes, they could do it themselves! I wash and wash and wash the laundry, then it gets piled somewhere in baskets til it drives me or my husband NUTS, then we drag it to the family room and have a folding party. The first few times we did this it resulted in clean clothes strewn around the room looking like a tornado had just struck the inside of the house! Not a pretty sight! We have now got quite the system, I sort out the clean clothes to the rightful owners (well the girls get to fine-tune my sorting --- they are just too close in size for me to tell) and then the folding begins. I'm not too picky about HOW it's folded, just as long as it gets done and put away. I will fold clothes of children under 4 1/2 and I do the towels, sheets and stuff along those lines. Typically, the younger children find this is a good time for playing dress-up.






Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Funny things kids say...

Scott told me while crying: "My ice cream choked me! It is too cold!"
Did you know, "There is Stuff under the couch?" Scott told me that while looking for his cup.
Savanna said to Robby, "You're letting your horses out". I had NO idea what she was talking about .... his fly was down... in my day it was : "X Y Z ... P D Q"

Potty Training Discoveries

So my sweet Scott is learning how to stand to pee.... he stood three times yesterday, and discovered that the stool doesn't stay put if you lean in while aiming.... also, if you sit on the rim of the bowl facing the tank, if you're really good, you can put the seat down on your legs and fold your "part" up and over the seat the close the lid on it! sounds fun and comfy, huh? I have NO idea why he did this but it was entertaining!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A New Discovery



Today on the way into the the library for story time, the kids discovered a "little snake" actually is was a worm. I guess we had never been out in the rain and seen a worm before. When we got home there was another worm, so I grabbed the camera and got a shot of the kids taking a closer look at the worm and one of the poor worm. enjoy!

Monday, August 27, 2007

A Great Blog

You all have to check out this blog: http://mom2my6pack.blogspot.com/ this woman is a riot! You will enjoy what she writes.