Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I Couldn't Resist...

Here's Ben at the Puyallup Spring Fair...He was deathly afraid of the Carousel last year, but seemed to really Enjoy himself this year on the Horsey.

It Boggles My Mind...

Nothing is more freightening than being woke up in the middle of the Nite by your 21/2 year old son crying his eyes out. Only to walk over to his bed, and try to comfort him, to find him burning up with a fever, and drenched in sweat.

Within 1 minute I already had the bath going and Ben out of Bed half undressed, ready to put him in the tub, while my hubby was still getting his wits about him, trying to focus on the situation. (That is why us ladies are mommies) reaction time may be a little quicker.

Tried to get him in the bath; he wasn't having it, so...a cool cloth around his neck, and on his head had to do..

Soon he had calmed down, and layed back in his bed quietly, while I tried to get tylenol liquid down him. He just layed there like a baby bird letting me put it in his mouth. ( I knew he was in bad shape, because it's usually a wrestling match only to get a few drops down his throat, and the rest of it all over him and I both, and any other thing or person close by.)

Rubbing his forhead for a short time, he was sound asleep, and slept for the next 3 hours. I on the other hand could not fall back to sleep, still worrying about his condition. He finally woke up around 8am stood up in bed, and was very chatty and all smiles. What the heck....I will never understand the illnesses children endure...it totally boggles my mind. (BIG YAWN...)

Thursday, April 20, 2006


So..here are 6 quirky or unique facts about our family; compliments of www.poopydigs.com that make our family, well make our family just us...here goes:

1. My husband is the cookiest man I know, and he really floors me sometimes, with the things that come out of his mouth.

2. Our cats still rule the roost even after Ben was born; now the cats have him scooting over in his bed to make room for them.

3. I can never let Ben go to bed with pajamas that don't match.(My husband just pulls the first thing out, top and bottom, they don't have to go togather, me I have to make it right, is that obsessive, Yep I know, can't help it.)

4. We all love to put peanutbutter on pieces of chocolate, instead of buying a reese's peanutbutter cup(just not the same.)

5. I now cannot fall asleep without my son snuggling with me at least for a little while. ( he gives me big hugs, and pats me on the back, ending with a huge kiss) it melts me. And is the greatest ending to the day....

6. My husband loves to shop more than me. (seriously)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Mommies been hit with the CRUD...

I'm laggin behind on my posts this week, due to a little thing calleda Sinus infection AND Broccitis due to my little man, whom just can't seem to get enough kisses right on my smacker, and along with all that lovin, comes the germs, that he is getting over finally, but has left mommy feeling like CRAP. I can't turn down the kisses, so I must do a little sacraficing...either that or try to find a bubble for us BOTH!!!

Will return when I'm feeling more chipper!!!

Friday, April 14, 2006

Happy Easter...with a Twist

I have got absoulutely nothin today in my head. So...I got this pic in an email from a good friend, and hope she doesn't mind, I just had to share it with ya. Hope you have a wonderful Easter with your families, friends, and loved ones!!! To all the Mommies, take a few moments, sit down ,relax and have a glass of wine with a chocolate bunny or two....ENJOY!!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

More Wine...with that Whining???

Well the homefront has been pretty quiet this week, except....for the CONSTANT whining rolling out my most adorable little boys mouth. I keep telling myself this will pass, this will pass, this will pass. WILL IT????? He is talking a little bit now, but whatever words he is saying has a whine to it.

I know that every parent has this problem with their little one's at one time or another, but dear god, by the end of the day, that one last word (along with the whine) goes thru me, and I want to hit the ceiling, and grab the closest alcoholic beverage, and consume it ALLLLL...because that will help right. Just drowning out the problem instead of resolving it.

I have tried the logic with him like.. Ben, if you whine it to me I cannot understand you. Or..Ben I will not listen to you when your whining. Ahh, logic and a 2 year old, nope not happpening as of yet. Oh how I do love my little guy, but I'm going Crazy.

They say the 3's are better, "Is that a nice way of saying just more challenging???

The Irony of all this....is that I could feel myself whining as I was telling you all my problems. Ugggg!!!

Such is life....Happy HUMP Day

Monday, April 10, 2006

Papa Bear has a New Job..

Well at least a part time one. My husband has now been crowned the New Grocery shopper of the household...We made a deal the other day. You see in the past few months Mama Bear has not been to keen on the whole idea of cooking. I don't know what it is I really am in a slump when it comes to the kitchen and what should be going on in there.(ahh...come on you all know how I feel)Well anyway, we have been eating out quite a bit, and both of us know that really needs to stop.

I guess after going to the grocery store, unloading the sacks, unpacking the contents of millions of plastic bags, the last thing I want to do is cook the stuff. So..hubby has said he will do the shopping and unload and unpack if I keep up the cooking duty. May seem like a trivial trade; but I actually have been quite into it, and am starting to come around on the cooking thing. Emeril would still be the ultimate trade, but I have to live within my means....

Tagged By You, Something Blue

I once again have been tagged, So here ya go!

4 Jobs I've Had In My Life:
Lifeguard (long,long ago)

Skippers (long,long ago)

Teacher's assistant in an Elementary School

Fred Meyer(Deli-girl)

4 Movies I Could Watch Over and Over:

sixteen candles

pretty Woman


Gone with the Wind

4 Websites I Visit Regularly:
Always am on Amazon




4 Favorite Foods:


any stirfry that's yummy

hot and spicccyyy...chicken stripes

4 Places I Would Rather Be Right Now:
Mexico (my favorite get away)

outlet Mall shopping for Ben (I love that)

On a picnic

Sleeeppping (ahhh..)

4 Most Wonderful Places I Have Been:




Victoria, Canada

4 Books I Could Read Over and Over:

It's been children's books for sooo...long I really can't name anything off the top of my head

4 Songs I Could Listen To Over and Over:
Any Sarah Mcglauthlin

Any Barenaked ladies

Josh Grobin

Neil Diamond (everyone has their thing)

4 Reasons Why I Blog:

To go on and on about my wonderful son

to write and express myself to others that really want to read it, if not they push the next button

to read funny things that happen to very interesting people

oh, it's just a great way to past the time, I enjoy it over a good book

Who to tag............okies Mommy needs a Martini,poopydigs,

. So here ya go!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Over the weekend...it was all about Ben

Here are a few pics we took while at the park over the weekend on Sunday Afternoon when the sun finally....came out. It was a horrible stormy day on Saturday. We were all a bit buuummmed...thought we'd be stuck inside the house all weekend. LOW and behold the sun came out on Sunday, and it was a beautiful day...Lucky US!!!(I also have to mention, those pics were from the picture phone. WOW not tooo..shabby)

Friday, April 07, 2006

Yeaahhh...Mariners WIN

So what a great day it was. Wednesday afternoon, sun is shining and we head out to the our First Seattle Mariner game of the Season. I must say for Ben only being 21/2, he sat through that entire game. He is totallly...in love with Baseball, and cannot get enough.

Not only is he a big fan at the game. Our TV has been tuned to the Fox Sports channel for the last 5 nites, and Ben won't let us turn it off....

Hmmm...future Player or future sports TV freak. Lets hope Player. I'm sure those front row seats won't be ours forever, we will need a new shoe in sooner or later, to watch our boy out on the FIELD!!!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

I totallly...can relate!!!

Something I received in an email.....which I'm sure can describe most of US to a tee!!!

Mom and Dad were watching TV when
Mom said, "I'm tired, and it's getting late.
I think I'll go to bed."

So she went to the kitchen to make
sandwiches for the next day's lunches,
Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took
meat out of the freezer for supper
the following evening,
She filled the sugar container, put
spoons and bowls on the table and
started the coffee pot for brewing
the next morning.

She then put some wet clothes in
the dryer, put a load of clothes into
the washer, ironed a shirt and
secured a loose button.
She picked up the game pieces left
on the table, put the phone back on
the charger and put the telephone
book into the drawer.
She watered the plants,
she yawned and stretched and
headed for the bedroom.
She stopped by the desk and
wrote a note to the teacher,
counted out some cash for the
field trip, and pulled a text book
out from hiding under the chair.
She signed a birthday card for a
friend, addressed and stamped the
envelope and wrote a quick note
for the grocery store
She put both near her purse.
Mom then washed her face with
3 in 1 cleanser, put on her night
solution & age fighting moisturizer,
brushed and flossed her teeth and
filed her nails.
Dad called out, "I thought you were going to
"I'm on my way," she said.
She put some water into the dog's
dish and put the cat outside, then
made sure the doors were locked
and the patio light was on.
She looked in on each of the kids and
turned out their bedside lamps and
TV's, hung up a shirt, threw some
dirty socks into the hamper, and
had a brief conversation with the
one up still doing homework.

She laid out clothing for the next day,
straightened up the shoe rack.
She added three things to her 6
most important things to do list.

She said her prayers, and visualized
the accomplishment of her goals.
About that time, Dad turned off the
TV and announced to no one in
particular. "I'm going to bed.">
And he did...without another thought.
Anything extraordinary here?

Wonder why women live longer...?
(and they can't die because they still have things to do)

Send this to five phenomenal women today...
they'll love you for it!


Monday, April 03, 2006

Spring Break

So...it's our children's Spring Break around here. How fun for them; with NO School, playin all day, Sleepin in, not a care in the world.

Remember when we couldn't wait for spring break BEFORE Husband, Children, jobs, and ALOT of responsiblity!!!!!

Awwww....take a little time for yourselves and just dream about it....

Sunday, April 02, 2006


I am starting to feel my way around another part of blogging, how to post pictures with flicker...these are old pics, but now that I have the hang of it...I should be up and running with new pics soon. Slowly but surely I'm coming out of feeling like a total computer idiot, and getting more things posted on my blog.