Sunday, October 26, 2008


The joke about the baby tomato falling behind and the mommy/daddy tomato yelling at it to "ketchup!" keeps coming to mind. It seems like I am in a constant state of ketchup these days. My to-do list currently has 20 items on it and I think it is getting longer instead of shorter. Our freshly painted rooms are still not back to 'normal' and there is still boxes of miscellaneous stuff in rooms where there shouldn't be. Very tempting to just throw them in the garbage without even looking inside!! And we signed Evan up for swim lessons two nights a week and I am questioning if this was a good idea because it just seems like more time sucked out of the week, but he loves swimming and seems to be pretty good at it.

So ketchup it is.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I have no idea what my son is doing. Not. A. Clue. But I think it will make a great blackmail picture someday, don't you?

And yes, his legs bend in Gumby-like ways...the doctors say he'll grow out of it. Either that or I'm encouraging him to sign up for Cirque du Soleil.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Excuses, excuses

I haven't blogged in ages...AGES!! But I have excuses:
  • Our house is getting the finishing touches put on it (lighting, paint) and the guys doing the work are in our house up until and sometimes after the kids go to sleep. It's worth is though--the paint job is beautiful and we have more lights in our house than we even know what to do with.
  • I have discovered Facebook and become addicted to it. Seriously, it might even be an unhealthy addiction at this point. I think I'm better at short blurbs of conversation instead of big long emails/blogs sometimes.
  • We went to a pumpkin decorating party yesterday with some of the kids friends and had a great time. So great we stayed until 9:00. And then I slept straight through Eric coughing half the night and woke up thinking everyone had slept until 8 AM--oops!
  • And now I'm trying to watch TV and really not paying any attention to what I'm typing...maybe tomorrow will be a better blogging day!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Caffeinated Randomness

  • I have had more caffeine today than I have had in the last week, maybe even two weeks. We get free Coca-Cola products at work and I don't really like Coke, but have been very good about bringing my lunch and therefore have been drinking water or Sprite with my lunch. And I had a Coke and two Pepsi's today. Yikes.
  • Our house is back in a state of chaos. We found a company to put in recessed lighting and paint out house and there was a little mix-up of who was going to show up when and I had to quickly empty our living/dining room on Friday morning. By myself. While my husband played golf. That he conveniently forgot he was playing until 2 nights before, leaving me to take Evan to school, Eric to the doctor, and talk to the contractor about lights and paint colors.
  • Tomorrow (I think) we will have to empty our closets so the electrician can put lights in them. Yikes. The kids' closets are already packed with stuff we've had to move out of other places in the house so I have no idea where all these clothes are going to go.
  • Evan is becoming a master scooter rider. I would have fallen and seriously injured myself, but this kid is balancing, coasting, and even using the brake! It's awesome.
  • Tomato Basil soup is YUMMY.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Eyes tightly closed, waiting patiently...

A new scooter!!

Taking a test falls!

Mayday! Mayday!

Snapfish is down!! How will I get all of the adorable pictures from yesterday onto my Snapfish site???

Nobody's just maintenance and should be up later today. Whew.

Yesterday's was Evan's bowling birthday party. It was an absolute riot. I never knew a group of 5 year olds could be that much fun. The parents didn't look too miserable either!

The gang...

The birthday boy...

The picture that cracks me up the most...
don't worry, he was removed before a bowling bowl came out :-)