It's so very quiet. I'm almost not sure what to do with myself. I sit here trying to think of all of the things that we have done today that I could possibly be writing about, but all I can really think about is the peace and quiet at my house right now. For those of you living with boys you know what I'm talking about. Boys are generally loud and full of so much energy. We finished supper tonight and while I was cleaning everything up the boys asked if we could go to town to buy them this neat little toy that they have just been dying to have. I told them that if they do all of their chores and are good the rest of the week I would take them on Friday when we make our regular trip to town to pick up things at the store. Of course, they know just how to push Daddy's buttons though. They gave him their cute little pouty lip and mushy I love yous and they were out the door on their way to Wal-Mart! Daddy is such a sucker! I think since he isn't home with them all day long he has a harder … [Read more...]

Thanks Mail Lady!!!

My oldest came walking into the house with the mail today and he had his hands so full he couldn't open the door! The kids were excited to see what had arrived in the mail, but disappointed that it wasn't toys or anything really fun. However, I was pretty pleased! I am always happy to receive FREE products! I had taken the advice of some of my Mom Blogger friends and have gone to a few different sites and signed up for free samples. Today I received a free sample of Bodycology Hand and Body lotion from Wal-Mart. It was the cherry blossom scent. It was just a small sample, but enough for me to know that I LOVE this product!!! It smells so fresh and my legs are so smooth now! I am definitely going to look into purchasing some of this lotion the next time I am in need for some new lotion. We also received a FREE gift from Juicy Juice. I went online and joined the Growing Up Healthy community. They sent me a FREE gift just for signing up! It is a lime green Juicy Juice Refillable Bottle! … [Read more...]

Dentist…Pets and Swing sets…

Today was a very long day for me. I rolled out of bed this morning at 5:30am. I'm not sure how my hubby does that every day! At 5:30 in the morning I am not a very nice person! ha ha! Actually today I didn't mind it to much. I knew I had to get up or I was going to be late for our appt. I had to take my 6 year old to a pediadontist today. We had an hour drive to get there. He had a few cavities that needed taken care of, so our dentist sent us to a specialist. Everything went really well. It was just the two of us. Daddy took the day off and stayed home with the other 3 boys. On the way home we stopped at a gas station so I could get a coffee and my little guy could get a slushy (his choice.) His mouth was still swollen and numb and it was so funny to watch him try to drink the slushy! I really shouldn't laugh, but it was so cute! When I got home I called and ordered the small gravel for the play area. They delivered that and the boys and Daddy leveled it all out and prepped it for the … [Read more...]


I'm sure you can already guess by reading my title to this blog that the boys decided to get the slip and slide out today. They just love playing in the slip and slide! We bought a pool this year, but never got around to putting it up. Maybe next year! However, our slip and slide has gotten very good use! Today was a very hot and muggy day, so it was perfect weather to play in the water outdoors. We lathered all of the boys up in sunscreen and headed out for some fun! After slipping and sliding around for a while the boys decided they wanted to do something a little different. I was playing with the baby and helping my hubby (more talking and watching than helping, but I like to say I was helping..he he) while he was prepping an area that we leveled out and tilled up for the play set. We laid landscaping plastic down today and are planning to add small gravel to the area and then put the play set in the center. I didn't really pay a whole lot of attention to the boys putting the hose … [Read more...]

Can a Beanie fly???

This weekend there were a ton of yard sales going on in the surrounding areas. I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with it, but they had the World's Longest Yard sale. Here is the link if you would like to read about it. We decided to venture out a little and see what was out there. It was actually pretty fun! Ever since McDonald's started giving away Beanie Babies again in the kids meals the boys have been wanting Beanie Babies, so every sale we stopped at they had to look for Beanies. They found a TON of them too! We got home and the boys headed upstairs to put their beanies in their bedrooms. They were up there for quite some time, but I didn't really want to bother them because they were being so good playing and were being so quiet! Now I know that whenever they are quiet for too long I really should check on them, but I was tired from all of the walking we had done and I figured they couldn't be doing anything that awful bad. So I let them go for a bit. About 10 minutes … [Read more...]

I have been Picture Tagged!!!

Yonca at Yonca is Cooking has tagged me! It's a picture tag! I have never been tagged before, but I think this is going to be fun!So the rules of the picture tag:►Open your first photo folder►Scroll down to the 10th photo.►Post that photo and story on your blog.►Tag five others (or more) friends to do the sameOk, so I cheated a little! Since I don't show pics of the kids faces on my blog I scrolled past the 10th photo and used one a little bit further down (probably about the 15th photo...and I added my logo to the pic before posting it here.) I didn't figure you all would mind! :)This photo is of our littlest guy when he was about 10 months old. I was doing a photoshoot of him and he really wasn't into it. He turned away from me and I kept shooting photos. Sometimes ones from behind are just as cool as the ones from the front! :)Ok, on to the picture tagging...I'm tagging 5 of my wonderful Bloggy Friends. I can't wait to see all of your great photos! Here are my choices...*Stacie at … [Read more...]

It’s that time again…

It's almost back to school time for us. Since school is to start in just a couple of weeks the kids and I decided to load up and head to town to purchase all of our school supplies. This is the first year that we have bought school supplies for 2 children. We have one going into 4th grade, one in Kindergarten and one in a 2 day a week (2 & 1/2 hr) pre-school class. The day started off rather well. We all dressed and were out the door in record time today. We had arranged to meet up with my Mom in town. There were some sales going on in town and we were hoping to check out a few. We didn't have a whole lot of time to get ready as my Mom was already on her way to town to meet us. I think we did quite well getting ready and heading out the door. Everyone even looked pretty good! After going to the sales in town with my Mom we headed to Wal-Mart for school supplies (Just the boys and me.)Gotta love our Wal-Mart trips! I was so stressed by the time we left the store, and not because of the … [Read more...]

You all are GREAT!

We had a very busy day today. We went to Wal-Mart in hopes to get the kids school supplies. (I'll post all about that later!) When I got home to check my inbox I had another award! You all are great!!! I REALLY REALLY appreciate it!!! Thank you so very much Thanks Mail Carrier!!!!Here is the Award...Now I am going to pass it on. Here are the Rules:This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to six bloggers who must choose six more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award. I will pass this award to some of my bloggy friends that I find exceedingly charming… Here are my choices:*April @ Raising Normal Kids*Xenia @ A Party of 6*Natalee @ In The Mommy Trenches*Paula/Mommy24Cs @ … [Read more...]