mom of four, wife to one, life is good

Monday, August 31, 2009

Ivy the Great





Since Ivy was born we have all enjoyed her sweet personality, she was calm and nice and just what I needed! Ivy is now 19 months old and is growing up so fast. Lately it seems that we are always laughing at Ivy and talking about how cute she is. This even from Andrew, who isn't all that generous with any compliment. I think Ivy and Andrew have something special going on... She will let him tackle her and wrestle her and even pick her up, normally she screams when others try to do this. Lately I have been thinking about how wonderful and fun she is and I am so glad she is mine. One of her new "tricks" is folding her arms at dinner and mumbling while someone says a prayer, it is so cute. This winter she will be 2, I can hardly believe it, but it is so fun to see her grow into such a fun little kid. I can't wait to experience more of life with her.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

keepin' it real

sometimes you read peoples blogs and they are all peaches and cream.... "oh, my kids are the best and we are always happy...." whatever. I would just like you to know that my kids can be toads, my laundry is not done, I just got a shower in (3:00pm), the dishwasher needs to be unloaded, my room is a disaster and I don't want to cook dinner tonight. Don't get me wrong, I am happy right now at this very moment, but there are times when I scream, yell and cuss like a sailor. My life is crazy with 3 kids and on some occasions 4 and sometimes I want to cry. And I have this hunch that there are many out there that feel the same way. Even little miss "my life is perfect" blogger. So here is a shout out to Keeepin' it Real!!!! Booya! I don't believe anyone that "seems" to be swimmin' in sugar and I don't expect you to think I do.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I forgot







I forgot to post some pics from our 4th of July BBQ. My awesome neighbors Jenny and Jared Allen host a bbq for the 4th and luckily invited us this year. I thought I should have a fun activity for the kids to do while we waited for night to come and fireworks to glow. So after much thought I settled on shaving cream. Here's what you do.

1. Buy lots of shaving cream.
2. Set up a large tarp on your lawn.
3. Get the hose ready.
4. Let the kids loose with a can.
5. Watch and laugh.