Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Fun: A Princess Tea Party!

I  Do! I wish I was a princess with handmaids, servants, butlers, horseman, cooks and a royal designer. Maybe all I need is my mom! I am all those things for my kids. Kim and Sadie invited us over for a fabulous tea party today. Emree was so pumped to go and was not disappointed. It made me want to throw a grown up one... hmm maybe once I am in our new place.

Once upon a time there was a Princess named Emree.

 And she LOVED to have tea parties with her best friend Princess Sadie!

They would laugh and play and just loved being together.

But while they ate, there were two little monsters waiting close by!

Waiting until they weren't looking....

and then they would gobble it all up!

This made both of the Princesses sad.

They didn't know what to do!

They had such lovely tea parties.

They had such a lovely castle.

But the monsters were always one step behind them

Laughing at everything they did and said.

Then Princess Sadie and Princess Emree decided to shine their royal jewels...

Sometimes that would take awhile, but at least the monsters couldn't reach.

But they could take over the tea party table.

Deep down in their hearts they decided they could share!

Didn't that just mean more monsters to have fun with :).

And they all lived happily ever after... for today!
The End

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My Leprechauns...

I don't really celebrate St. Patty's Day. I am not Irish, we never celebrated it growing up, and really to me all it means is a few green things (Sorry to all you St. Patrick's Day Lovers). But recently I have had a few little Leprechauns granted my wishes here and there.

My house has been cleaned, desserts have been made, packages of goodies have come in the mail, dances have been danced, and chats have been had. These are all things I needed to make it through a week of pondering, and prioritizing, and enduring.

Some one told me this week that I was, " 'Overworked and Underpaid'  as a Mother" and I know it is SO true. But THANK YOU to all my Leprechauns who left me pots of gold all week! I have been PAID IN FULL!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Red Velvet!

Okay, here is the recipe! Delicious!!! Although, next time I may throw in a little more cocoa or heck maybe a truffle in the center - YUM! ( oh and you only need half of the red food coloring.)
Jen M. Did the hand out and it was so cute! Best addition to our 72 Hour Kit activity by far!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday Treats!

Emree went poopy in the potty! Maybe you don't care, maybe your kids potty trained themselves. Well, I care! She has been terrible at it and today she asked to go and went... Miracle! I believe any such achievement deserves the best ice cream on earth... Baskin Robbins! So, off we went to be Tuesday terrors and let both my young children have ice cream cones and eat and spill to their hearts content. Totally worth it!

Curious: what is your favorite flavor? Mine is one scoop diqauri ice and one scoop chocolate. I get it from my mom and it is amazing!!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday memories: some of my favorite people

I was looking through old pictures as I tried to pack a few things up today. I use to babysit for the Madrishin family when I was younger. I have some of the funniest memories of chasing the twins out of the potty water and trying to get them to stop taking their clothes off in the backyard, of Kyle asking me on a few dates to McDonalds, dancing and singing karaoke with Kourtni and Kayleigh and just holding sweet little Derek. Now they are all growing up and I am a mom. I think my time watching them is one of the reasons I want a big family. Thanks David and Melissa for letting me be a part of your family! Wish I lived closer to you :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Here are some pictures from Monterey! We had so much fun with our friends the Dent's and were just sad Tyler couldn't go. (STUDY STUDY!) If you have never been there it is definitely beautiful. My kids loved having playmates 24 hours a day and Emree loves a good "bacation!"

Here is Em stealing Conner's Train. He definitely didn't notice it was missing yet :)!
                                                                        Sweet Liv!
                         Emree loves to look at Nemo and all of his friends! Especially Dory.
                                                               My favorite little boy!

                                                                  The Dent Clan!


                                                                       THE BEACH!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wednesday weakness: I think I talk too much?!

I have always enjoyed talking... I think it drives my mother slightly crazy. My brother Quinn and I have this need to fill silence. Although he just fills it and I also talk over people. I just like to be included I guess. The biggest problem now is that: 1. I married a talker and 2. I am with toddlers all day... I talk even more when I finally get with some adults. However, the first step is recognizing the problem. Right?! I use to be a good listener and now I think I have lost that skill. Stop, think, listen and then speak. Got to keep saying that to myself.

Side note: we had a ton of fun today and I can not wait to load some pictures when I get home!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tuesday Terrors: riding in cars with boys

Okay! I should change that to riding in cars with babies!

The car can be a safe haven when you are a mother. Your kids are strapped in, taken care of, and stuck. They learn quickly, as small babies, that they can't go any where so they might as well learn to be happy. My kids are usually quiet in the car when we are zipping here and there. I am occasionally happy to be stuck in traffic or miss my exit because I find freedom in singing songs to the radio with out my beautiful children pulling on me or needing my immediate attention.

The peace ends when the ride is extended. When it changes from a ride to a trip ... It is no longer peaceful. My friend, Danalin and I took a 3 1/2 hour drive to Monterey with four little kids in the car. Tuesday terrors: there was a little screaming. We left at Jesse's nap time, but of course he refused to sleep... Stinker.

Do you have time to contemplate life while you drive... I can hardly remember days like that?! I use to. Hmmm life.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Friday fun: tucking everyone in...

And I mean everyone. I had to chuckle to myself tonight when I finally sat down on the couch. Emree went to bed first with her infamous two stories, song, prayer, and one minute of laying by her. Jesse went to bed second with his own little book and a bottle. Then when I knew they were asleep I sat down on the couch and found two stuffed puppies tucked in. Each had their own blanket and pillow. Nothing is cuter then an imagination. :)

Funny thoughts

1. Should I smell like b.o. or man?
( I had to make this choice Sunday morning when my deodorant went missing and i choose man)

2. Shave or pluck my eyebrows?
( who has time for both)

3. I wonder if it is bad to wish you were OCD about something... Really! Why can't I be a crazy organizer.

4. Where will I be 5 years from now... 29. Finishing Ty's residency. 2 more kiddos. Teaching? Chauffeuring... I don't know. Weird to think about.

5. I have almost been married 5 years. So, weird!!!!

What is the first thing you thought about today?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thursday therapy: laugh at my silly mistakes...

I was doing the dishes today and I thought I smelt birthday cake. I could picture a delicious cake in my head... Covered in creamy buttercream frosting and lit candles. Candles? Oh shoot! That is when I looked up and noticed my melting high chair tray. I guess I shouldn't have set it on the stove. Just another day in paradise :)