Friday, May 30, 2008

Why You Should Never....

Leave "Foo Foo in Targe" (That means Leave Matthew in Charge in Clara-ese) He may be cute...

But look what he did to poor Ruby Rose!!!

Clara was trying to tell us that she had it coming....

Either that, or she was trying to convince us that she had nothing to do with the merry dirt throwing. (We're not real sure what she was talking about...but she was excited...and covered in dirt...hmmmmmmm)

Thankfully, Ruby seems to be none the worse for the wear!

Noah and Ricky are counting down the days until school is out. Here's a pic of them this morning boy, and my grump. See if you can guess who is who!

Have I ever mentioned my husband being an ogre? Here's the proof....

Actually he has been quite sweet lately, but I can't let Missy be the only one who gets to post humiliating pictures of her husband online!

Like Father, Like Son....

It's late, and we've got baseball ALL day tomorrow. I wouldn't be crushed if the 9:30 game got cancelled.

God is good. All the time.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Cute pictures to make up for yesterday!

Today started out WORSE than yesterday, but is much better now. To celebrate, I'm posting a few recent pics.

This first one is called "Farmer John Came to Perry School, and Matthew Touched a Pig" (Sing it to the tune of Old McDonald....) Matthew was actually was holding the pig, but before I could snap the picture (I hate my camera...) it started squirming and he handed it back!

This collection is entitled... Why God Gave me a couple of Girls....

To help me make pancakes of course! Ruby was having so much stirring, that she got REALLY upset when I had to actually put the batter on the griddle!! Notice their pretty bracelets and pink fingernails! I can't take any credit for the fingernail polish though...kudos to Michelle for managing to get them to sit still long enough!

Speaking of kudos, my sister deserves some major ones...she took three of my kids today AND got the girls to take a nap. I am eternally grateful, although they slept so long, that as I type at 11:37, they are still up giggling in their room. I can always hope that they sleep in tomorrow.

Thanks to my sister I actually got a few moments to myself today, (which I needed DESPERATELY) and was able to enjoy Noah's and Ricky's baseball games. Both boys played well. I'm so proud of them.

Here is Matthew and his fiance "Baby".

I'm thinking of putting this picture in the paper to announce their engagement...but Matthew has his eye on a six year old! He actually blushes when he talks about her...which is almost constantly. He says he has a "trush" on her. :)

The girls are finally quiet, so they are either asleep, or drawing on the walls. I guess I better go check.

God is good. All the time.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Nobody Wants to see a Picture of a Crabby Mommy....

I have no cute pics to post today. Well, actually I might have cute pics, but I am not in a cute picture mood. Feeling a bit crabby today, so I'm looking forward to the weekend.

Here is a short list of things that may or may not have contributed to my foul mood...

1. Dog poop on the bottom of toddler sized Crocs.
2. Ice cream socials... with five kids and no husband.
3. Children who don't turn their assignments in and then try to play DS because it's Friday.
4. Whining. (From kids...not myself!)
5. Not winning any special post blog contests. I'm thinking they are RIGGED!
6. Accidentally killing chickens in utero (egg?) due to improper humidity.
7. And a few other things too, but I've complained enough about those....!

I think I need a bubble bath and a margarita...or at least a good night's sleep!

Now that I've vented, here is a list of NICE things that happened today....

1. My kids were GREAT at the spring sing today! (I'm so proud!)
2. Got an invite to a party! I know the date now...just have to figure out the theme. Hoping I don't have to come in costume. (Where can I get an alligator costume???)
3. My dad left me comments on my Myspace page.
4. Val had chocolate at work, and I know where she hides it!
5. Nice lady at the aforementioned ice cream social kept giving the girls free stuff.
6. (This one is awesome...) Getting Leslie in my room next year!!
7. Sharing the "poop" story with Debra
8. My nephew's adorable videos on my sissy's blog.

Maybe my day wasn't so bad after all. :)

Still looking forward to a margarita...

God is good. All the time.

Friday, May 9, 2008

The Lastest Trends in Boyerville....

It's a crazy busy time of year so I haven't been posting as often as I'd like, but I have been snapping pics left and right.

Here are a few of my favs....

I call this one "Why Everyone Needs a Doodle"

Here Puppy Cakes is supervising the night time bath. I told you all she was a great dog! We went to the vet yesterday. She weighs 23 pounds and is only 13 weeks old. I'm thinkin' we are going to have a great big Doodle!!

This next pic is called "What Happens If You Don't Give Clara Her Way"

Poor Ruby. Clara wanted the bike, and Ruby wouldn't get off of it, so if you know my Clara, you know why Ruby is crying. We've yet to break her of biting. Grrrr... just when I think we've nipped it in the bud (pardon my pun) she chomps down on her poor sister. I was outside snapping other pics when this happened. I documented it to make Clara feel guilty when she is older. :)

And here is my final pic of the night...I call it "We Don't Want to Go to Bed, So We'll Show You!"

Ruby and Clara never want to go to bed. Their new plot is to protest by refusing to sleep IN their actual beds. They've been found sleeping on the floor, in their closet, and as seen here, in the hallway! This is a battle I choose to ignore. If they want to sleep on the floor, so be it. I won't be the one with a sore back in the morning!

I hope everyone has a happy, restful, and relaxing Mother's Day.

God is good. All the time.