Sunday, August 31, 2008

So this is what relaxed feels like!

This is what I'm looking at right now. Gorgeous mountains, quiet bed and breakfast, and time to relax with my best friend. It's fabulous!


Friday, August 29, 2008

No, I don't want to talk about politics.

This is just cracking me up. This guy has way too much time on his hands and is an incredible video editor!


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Edward had scissor hands...

...but Emily has boot arms. Edward Scissorhands...Emily Bootarms? Get it? Ok, so maybe it wasn't the best joke. It is a really cute picture though!
Do you realize how incredibly awkward the word scissor looks? The more I type it the weirder it looks. Scissor. Scissor. Scissor!


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Starting Them Early

Yes, that's an iphone in Mara's hand....we like to teach them early to lay all expendable cash on the alter of Apple.

For more Wordless Wednesday, go here or here.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

In a blaze of glory!

Remember last October when Emily gave up her paci for about five days? Yeah, it only lasted five days because this mommy was really about to loose it. She got it back and I've had the "Whatever, dude" attitude about it ever since.

Well, a couple of weeks ago I was snuggling with Em at bedtime and she said, "Mom, I want to give my paci to the paci fairy."

I've not a clue where she got this idea of a paci fairy from but I decided to run with it and asked, "When do you want to give it to the paci fairy?"

"On Saturday."

Alrighty then! We geared up for a visit from the paci fairy in three days.

Saturday night came and Emily wrapped her pacis up...
...and put them on the front porch.
She was SO excited. The next morning she was just beside herself with all of the goodies the paci fairy left.

Sounds like a perfect solution for getting rid of the paci...right? That is until I tell you that she hasn't napped in ten days....and REALLY needs a nap. I am so close to loosing it again but trying to hold out.

She's going to be the end of me. We're going to go out a blaze of glory!


Monday, August 25, 2008

Overheard from the other room...

Mara: Emily, you have the best farts!

I am still laughing! Guess I'll be getting a note from her teacher at school about inappropriate 'potty' talk.


I NEED one!

Can't you see me riding around the neighborhood on a bike like this? Yep, I SO need one of these!


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Is she an 80's girl?

M.C. Hammer and Vanilla Ice have nothing on my baby girl's Running Man! Go Emmy, Go Emmy, Go, Go, Go Emmy!

Friday, August 22, 2008

They found another way.

Remember this post? I thought they had discovered every which way to sit in that chair, but they've found another way....
I love all their little elbows and feet!


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Are you sure it's August?

We went to the little local water park the other day and the girls were so cold that this is what they were happiest doing...
We really are enjoying the cooler weather though. Lots of good outside pictures coming this week.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sure, why not!

You know what? I am so tired of being the bad guy all of time in my girls' life.

Something our little 4 year old neighbor said the other day got me thinking. We were outside eating popsicles. I told him to go ask his mom if he could have one cause we had plenty. As he's running away to go ask her, I hear him say, "She'll probably say no."

I have to say no so many times in one day, so I'm doing a little protest this week.

This week is "Sure, why not!" week. Whenever the girls ask something this week...if it can't hurt someone or send someone to jail....I'm answering "Sure, why not!"

Mom, can we have brownies for breakfast? Sure, why not!
Mom, can we go to the park? Sure, why not!
Mom, can we finger paint? Sure, why not!
Mom, can we make mud pies? Sure, why not!

Wanna play this week too? It should be fun!


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Is it time for school to start yet?


Dear Mr. Olympics Location Picker-Outer,

For the next Olympics, please pick a location that is a little closer to my time zone. This tired mama needs some sleep and those darn amazing athletes keep sucking me in every night.
Thank you,
Tired in the US


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

It's just not a successful playtime....

...unless the dress-up trunk has vomited all of it's contents and every toy on the shelf is out!
I know, it's not so wordless (I'll work on that!) but for more Wordless Wednesday go here or here.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Survivor: Three Girl Circus Island

The last couple of weeks I feel like we've had our own reality tv show right here on Three-Girl Circus Island.

If anyone was voted off, I'd probably be the first to go.

We've made it through Daddy working really long hours, not being able to go the Nana and Popa's (because of an ice maker flood), lots and lots and LOTS of whining, and even more sibling fighting.

The endless singing is about to make my head explode....if they're not singing, they're humming and oh the endless talking.

This Momma is about to send herself to Exile Island aka Starbucks!

Just being real. Oh and if the Survivor execs are looking for the next location for their show....


Monday, August 4, 2008

Look, it's another pair!

It's funny how when I figured out that socks come in pairs, I got busy on all of my second socks that had become neglected. Phillip's feet are happy with these, and my knitting bag is happy to have them out!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Summer Fun? Oh Yes!

What says summer more that pigtails blowing in the breeze at the beach?! Oh, and a cute baby in a swim suit too!
This is my entry for the Summer Fun Photo Contest over here.