Monday, September 28, 2009

favorite day of the week



Back when I was working outside of the house Saturday and Sunday were generally my favorite days of the week. Now being at home, everyday is pretty much like the last, so they're all my favorite! However, I officially have a new favorite day of the week. Tuesday. 

Here's a conversation between Landon and I last week: 
"Mommy, do you love me?"

 "Yes, Landon, I love you very much!"

 "But, do you love me everyday?"

 "I love you every single day." 

"Well, I love you on Tuesdays." 

That officially makes Tuesdays my favorite day of the week! I'm hoping I get a few extra hugs tomorrow. 

Monday, September 21, 2009

e for effort?

On somber September 11, a post was wrote on one of my favorite blogs (Young House Love) about emergency preparedness. Have you thought about how you would fare in an emergency? I hadn't thought much about it...but I think it's time that I should.

1. First things first...water. At least three gallons per person in the household (don't forget pets!) We have one Bug Juice in the fridge that we could all fight over I guess. Better put some bottled jugs on my shopping list! 

2. At least three days worth of non-perishable food. I think we would be fine here, as long as no one was picky...which means we likely wouldn't be fine. Anyone know of a non-perishable brand of chicken nuggets? Then we'd be golden.

3. At least five days of pet food for your favorite, furry friend. I guess we get a point here because we do generally keep at least half a bag on hand for our dear Penelope. 

4. Battery-powered radio. Ummm....nope, guess I shouldn't rely on cell reception and iPods for too long!

5. Flashlights and candles. We're good on the flashlight front....new batteries and all. No back-ups on hand, minus one point. :-( Although we have plenty of candles and I know where the matches are! Yeah, plus one! 

6. First-Aid Kit. We don't necessarily have it all together in a kit, but our medicine cabinet is busting at the seams with various supplies. 

I'd say our score isn't so great...definitely room for improvement! I think this list is very bare bones when you think about it. Add babies to the household and a whole other list could be generated. Diapers, wipes, ready to pour formula, baby food, etc. 

How about you? Did you pass the test?

summer replay

Today was the first day it really felt like summer was over, which is bittersweet. I love fall because I don't love the heat all that much, but summer is fun because the boys love being outside getting down and dirty. So here is a replay of our summer fun...swimming, parades, carnivals and Reid's favorite...watermelon! Enjoy!








Tuesday, September 15, 2009

not me monday...on tuesday

As described my MckMama at "mycharmingkids.net". "Are you feeling guilty for eating all the M&M's that you said you bought for the kids? Hope that no one saw when you wiped your child's nose on their own shirt? Overcome with embarrassment when you lost your toddler in your own home while your neighbor was over? We'll don't be! Not Me! Monday was born out of my desire to admit some of my imperfections and reveal a few moments I'd rather forget. You may find it therapeutic to join in and do the same thing!"

Kids say the darndest things, but what about Moms? I'd say we rank right up there. These are a few of the "did I really just have to say that?" moments I've had here lately.

"We don't give purple nurples, especially not at Target. Well then I'll tell Daddy he shouldn't give purple nurples either."

"Get your finger out of your nose, it's ucky. No, I don't want your finger in my nose either."

"Stop chasing your brother with the tongs. I'm very sorry he hit you with the spatula, but hand over the tongs."

"Get your spoon out of your undies. No, now you need a clean one. And go wash your hands!"

"Do you want me to dump water on your head....then don't do it to your brother!"

"Hands do not belong in the toilet."

So there you have it....I never thought I would have to address giving purple nurples in Target, but having kids always brings surprises! Now it's your turn...what have you done or said this week that made you think "Did I really just have to say that?!" 


Saturday, September 12, 2009

let's get ready to rumble!


Our Cats head to Lafayette, Louisiana tonight to take on the Ragin' Cajuns and it's televised on ESPN 360, so clear your Saturday night schedule....it's game time! Throw on your purple, get out the nachos, wings, maybe even a beer or two, heck even get the Wabash going in your living room and cheer the Cats on to another victory! Go State!

On a much sadder note, we have enter the rebellious toddler years. I always thought it was the rebellious teen years, but Landon is proving me wrong. The boy refused to put on his KSU football jersey or any other purple shirt for that matter. Then said "When I'm big, I'm going to a KU game!" and ran around shouting "Go Jayhawks!" Who's kid is this? I'm thinking of painting his face purple and making him write "I love KSU" 100 times. It might work.

Friday, September 11, 2009

friday night football


We love fall around our house for several reasons. The summer heat is ending, soup on the table in the evenings, and high school football. Matt's team started their season up last week against a tough competitor. Tonight the Rams head to Frankfort to take on the Wildcats and we're hoping for a Ram victory! The game is the B104.7 game of the week, so check it out on radio or sport your blue and red and head on over to Frankfort to cheer on the Rams!

about me and the blog

This kind of feels like the first day of classes all over again. "Tell us your name and one interesting fact about yourself!" I always hated that, but here we go...I've been married to my hubby for five years and have been stay-at-home mom and online student for the past three years. Matt and I have been blessed with two healthy, beautiful, messy boys, Landon (3) and Reid (1). I love staying home with my boys to watch them learn and grow. Each day has it's challenges, but the rewards are much greater! 

I love reading other peoples' blogs, so I thought I would give it a try. After hearing "But, what do you DO all day at home?" countless times, I thought this might give you a glimpse into our lives. So here we go...enjoy!