Thursday, April 24, 2014

It was bound to happen.....

....sooner or later.   Quite frankly, I am amazed that it took 6 and a half years.  I am quite proud to say that I stayed VERY calm through the whole thing.  Oh, I haven't mentioned what it is yet?  Well.

Abigail came into our room tonight with her finger up her nose telling me that she couldn't get the round thing out of her nose.  I assumed that it was a stubborn booger that didn't want to move out of her cute nose.  So, I asked her what round thing.  She said "The pink thing."  That was my first indication that just maybe it was not a naturally occurring phenomenon taking up residence in her nostril.  I, very calmly, said "Did you put something in your nose?"  Internally, I was screaming my head off and running around in circles.  I am quite proud of the fact that after 3 kids, I no longer freak out (at least outwardly) by some of the things my kids do.

I took Abigail to the couch with my trusty tweezers, mentally thinking about how I was going to get her to let me put them up her nose, and once I had them up there, how I was going to extract this pink thing.  Then inspiration hit.  I plugged my one nostril, and showed her how to blow out the other one. We practiced mom doing that for awhile (the results were less than pretty), and then Abigail tried it.  The pink bead stuck in her nose came out after two tries.  I like to think that we were practicing for labour.

Well, I am going to take off my super hero mom cape for the night!

Thursday, April 03, 2014


The memories of my childhood are better left in the past.  Do you ever have that happen?  I have been watching some of my favorite old movies with my kids the past couple of weeks.  A short list is as follows:

1.  That Darn Cat
2.  The Happiest Millionaire
3.  The Gnome-mobile
4.  Condor man

And then today, we watched Darby O'Gill and the Little People.  I remember that when we were little, my sister did not like that movie, but I did.  I think I have changed my mind.  I'm not quite sure what I ever saw about the movie in the first place.  The only thing remotely interesting about the movie is that the leading man who is the love interest for Darby O'Gill's daughter is a VERY young and rather handsome Sean Connery. 

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Cute things Annika says - part seventeen

We were driving home tonight when Annika asked me how many days it was until next week.  I asked her why, and she said:

Because we are going to watch a video at school about the cycles of frogs.
Me:  oh!  Like tadpoles!
Annika:  And horses and chickens.
Me:  Are those part of the cycles of frogs too?
Annika:  Yep.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Tyler's room - organization

I bought the CUTEST little bowl the other day for Tyler's the store that shall not be named....

It fits his color scheme perfectly, and I love how it's woven and circular and I could go on and on.....

I put all of Tyler's cars in the bowl, so he would always know where they were when he wants to play with them.  EXCEPT.....I found the cars on his bed the very next day.  The bowl?  Well, it was being used for better things.

It fits his head perfectly, don't you think?  What a cutie.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Cute Things Abigail said - Part Ten

I posted yesterday about how Annika was enjoying her new book.  Abigail also liked her book, I think mostly because it was pink!  While she was coloring in it, Tyler walked into the room and so she invited him to color with her.  After a little while, Abigail got tired of sharing and told Tyler to go away.  She explained it to him this way.

"Tyler, I'm a fashion sister, and that's what we do.  We tell boys to go away."

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Cute Things Annika Says (Part Sixteen)

I bought the girls little books today.  Annika was so excited to see hers.  She's been busy writing words down in it and drawing pictures.  Tonight, she grabbed it and sat on the couch and told me she was busy reading a story.

"Walnelia walked across the ocean.  She didn't fall into the water.  She doesn't poop in her pants."  All of a sudden Annika stopped reading and said "Doesn't poop in her pants?  Who wrote this book?"

What a kid.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

When they're sweet without prompting.....

Do you ever have parenting days where you're out with your monsters children and everything they do makes you cringe on the inside, because you know that EVERYONE is judging your parenting?  Yeah.  I have those days.  Quite often.

Then there are the days where your little angels do something that you want them to do with prompting and people think they are so sweet, and you just wish that they would remember to say "thank you" to the Wal-Mart greeter when they get stickers from them, since they get stickers EVERY TIME we go there, but can never seem to remember their manners until I remind them.

Then there are days like today.  We went for Slurpees this afternoon and as we were walking in, we passed a girl waiting outside the 7-11.  I'm not quite sure how old she was.  Probably late teens, early twenties.  I can't seem to tell how old people are the older I get....everyone looks young to me.  Anyway, she was standing outside looking a little bit miserable when my dear sweet Abigail walked by her, noticed the huge tattoo on the side of her arm of Snow White, stopped walking and said to her, "I really like your picture.  Snow White is one of my favourites."  The look on the girls face....her face transformed into a smile and she told Abigail, "Nobody so little has talked to me about my tattoo before." 

When we left the store she was still standing there, but as soon as she saw Abigail, she broke into another smile.  I like to think that Abigail maybe made her day a little bit brighter, and I'm quite proud of her, since she did it without any prompting.