What will they come up with next?

We spent all day indoors today. After such a busy weekend we needed a day at home to just sit and relax. Well, relaxing is what I had planned, but I should have known there wasn't going to be a whole lot of relaxing happening on my end. This morning I snuck out of bed at 7am. I was really quiet and crept down the steps so I didn't wake anyone up. I actually got to drink 2 cups of coffee before anyone came running down the steps! I really don't know how they can wake up with so much energy! It's like their little eyes open and they just JUMP out of bed and RUN down the stairs! The boys decided to get creative in the kitchen today. They had asked for chocolate milk after lunch, so I poured them each a glass of chocolate milk. I went into the other room to pick up some things that were laying around. I hear one of the boys giggling, which usually is a sign of something going on that I'm not going to think is so funny. So, I sneak into the kitchen (I want to see what is going on before … [Read more...]

Birthday Party and Chuck E Cheese all in one weekend!

What a fun weekend it was for all of us! We started with a birthday party on Saturday, which seemed to be a big hit! I think everyone had a lot of fun! We had a cake with a fishing theme on the front. Our birthday boy loves to go fishing with Daddy and Pap pa and he was excited when we saw this cake at the store! Yes, I bought the cake! With all that we had going on this past week I decided that it would be easier for me to just pick a cake up while I was in town. Of course, I could have saved myself a LOT of money had I made it. I guess sometimes convenience is worth it though! There were a total of 14 kids at the party! They all had a lot of fun with the pinata! Our birthday boy picked out a Transformers pinata. Here are pics of a few of the boys taking the bat to the pinata. Our birthday boy received a lot of great gifts! He had a lot of fun opening them all up and then playing with them with all of his cousins afterwards! He is especially fond of his new frog!!! Thanks Jess and … [Read more...]

Finally Friday!

It's funny how a quick trip to town with 4 boys can end up taking up the whole day. We woke up around 8am this morning, which is actually sleeping in around here. I was so happy that they let me sleep in a little because the baby had me up pretty late last night. I think his teeth were bothering him because once I used the orajel swabs on him and gave him a little bit of Tylenol he was fine. Thank goodness! Anyways, back to what I was saying...I prepared breakfast for all of the boys and after cleaning up all of our breakfast dishes I sat down behind my computer to pay some bills while the boys watched some morning cartoons. (At this point they are still a little mellow because they haven't been up long, but after about the first cartoon they are off and playing!)My oldest decided to make everyone subs for lunch today (which consisted of a hotdog bun with ham and cheese and mustard or ketchup, and he put banana peppers on mine...yummy!) The boys love to help out in the kitchen! After … [Read more...]

Oh my…Oh my!!!!

Where do I even begin tonight? Ok, here goes...We are all sitting in the living room watching television. Our oldest had turned the tv to a Nickelodeon show, Malcolm in the Middle. I'm not sure I have ever actually seen this show, and I'm trying to get the baby to sleep, so I'm not actually watching a whole lot of it. The boys are just sitting here watching the tv, and I must say they are very into it. And then all of a sudden our 6 year old says, "What is sex?" My oldest, who is almost 9 is giggling, and our almost 4 year old is just sitting there. My jaw is about to drop to the floor as I'm yelling for my hubby to get in the room to help me out! How do you answer this sort of question when you are speaking to 3 little boys all under 9!? So, I'm still thinking and still have not answered the question, and my darling 6 year old says, "What Mom, just tell us." Our almost 9 year old says I know what it means as he is giggling a little more. I ask him to whisper in my ear just exactly … [Read more...]

Happy 6th Birthday!

We had a birthday boy today! This morning he came creeping down the steps and into the living room. I wished him a Happy Birthday, probably a little louder than I should have given he had just woke up, but it was means to celebrate! He looked at me sort of with one eye completely opened and the other half open/half shut. There was this real look of confusion on his sweet little half asleep face. I don't think it had quite hit him that today actually was his birthday. We had been talking about his birthday coming for so long that I don't think he really ever thought it was going to get here. Of course, once he was fully awake (which didn't take long at all)he made it a point to let everyone know all day long that it was his birthday! I believe birthdays last about a week or so around here. At least that is how it seems. It's a lot of fun, but once they are over I feel whooped! We are having his big birthday party on Saturday and on Sunday we are off to Chuck E Cheese! I'm hoping we can … [Read more...]

Time to relax…

I feel like it is finally time to sit back and relax. It was such a busy weekend and we had an appraisal done on the house today. Thank goodness that is over! The kids were so cute helping out today! They actually asked if they could help! My Mom and her friend came over and helped me get things ready as I was a little overwhelmed by everything. I was following the boys around picking things up as they dropped them. I felt a ton better when they came and offered to take the boys outside. The boys had so much fun! They made a ramp for their bikes and were riding up and down the ramp! My mom's friend has boys, so she knows exactly what little boys like! They even trimmed the bushes out back for me! How sweet! :) I received the Children's Place order today that I had told you all about. I was really excited! I believe I got 18 shirts and 2 pairs of shorts all for around $106 (shipping, tax and everything!) Not bad! Here is a pic of everything I ordered. Sorry for the glare, I had the … [Read more...]

Wow, what a crazy weekend!

I always hate to see the weekend come to an end, but I must admit that I'm a little happy to see this weekend end. We had such a busy, hard working weekend, and I am ready to just sit back and relax for a change! I'll start off by telling you that we are officially DONE, yes I said it, DONE siding the house! Woohoo!!! It was a process and took up several weekends, but we did it and we saved ourselves so much money doing it ourselves. I must say though that without the help of my father in law and our wonderful neighbor it would have taken us a little longer. So thanks to you guys! (Although, I'm sure they are not reading my blog.) We were invited to attend a wedding reception of a girl that I was best friends with in high school. We had lost touch for a while, as she moved to a nearby state and I guess we both started our families and were concentrating on that. I was SO excited the day that we reconnected on facebook! It really is a wonderful place to find old friends! I … [Read more...]

Wow! Another Award!

Wow, I am SO grateful to those of you who have chosen me for these wonderful awards! I really do feel honored! I have been chosen for the Meme Award! Thank you so much Hot Cross Mum!!!! The rules are as follows: *Acknowledge the person who gave you the award *List 7 Personality Traits about yourself *Pass the award on to 7 other blogs that deserve recognition for the personalities that they share with the blogging world So here are my 7 Personality traits: Caring~I believe myself tobe a very caring person. I have a hard time passing someone on the street when I feel they may be in need. As a mother I feel this is a great trait to posses. Motherly~A lot of people have told me that I have a very motherly instinct. I have had several friends and family call me on numerous occassion to ask for parenting advice. I love dishing out the advice and love that they are asking for my help! Bossy~I will admit that I am the oldest child in my family and I may be a bit bossy from … [Read more...]