Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Shut the front door

I'm not sure where kids learn it but after the age of 2 they all freak out when anyone says "shut up". Someone is teaching them this and it certainly wasn't me. Not that I condone it, but come on, it's the least insulting S word I can't think of.

I never told my girls it was a bad word, and I have never used it towards them, but that doesn't stop them from verbally reprimanding me when I bust out a Cali girl-esque "shut up!!". I immediately have to apologize and pinky promise to never say it again. I always say it again. And they never miss a slip up.

It's getting old.

Dang kids watch me like a hawk.

Yesterday, the girls were watching some cartoon while I zoned out on the couch in a magical world of werewolves courtesy of some smut novel I am currently reading.

Mother-of-the-year I know.

One character shouted for someone to "shut up" and of course the girls freaked out.

B: "Mom!!! She said shut up!"

A: "Momma!!! She's a bad girl! She said shut up!"

Me: "Ok girls. She's bad. Life will go on."

B: "Yeah Alex, it's ok."

A: "No! It's a BAD word!"

B: "But it's only bad sometimes."

A: "Yeah, like, Mommys can say it. But you can't Beau. And I can't say it eiber (either).

B: (giggling) "Yeah cause Mom says it all the time."

A: (giggling) "Yeah. She's a stinker. Daddy should spank her."

B: "Yeah. Daddy saids mom likes spankings"

Me: "Ok! Who wants a Popsicle?!"

I really should stop saying "shut up".

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


If I had any idea how to read music I would be able to explain this but I can't so I will just have to take my 5 year olds word for it...

After spending just 1 minute at the chalkboard writing two lines of music she clapped her hands. With a ruler in hand as her pointer she announced,

"Alright class, this is easy. Just repeat after me. Run, run, walk, walk, rest, real long note. Got it?"


"One more time. Run, run, walk, walk, rest, real long note."


When Sam got home she did the same routine. His reaction was pure astonishment.

"Our kid is a genius."

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Perp-Alex-ing moments

This kid is so stubborn.

I had a 10 minute argument with her about her panties being on backwards. It was filled with absurdities.

-She is convinced since there is no tag on the front that they are fine.

I explained I cut the tag out.

She said she still can't see a tag.


- I tried to show her that there is WAY MORE room in the front than the back by showing pictures of herself.

She responded with "I can see my tummy! I'm so silly"



-I showed her there isn't enough material to cover all her trunk junk.

She said her panties aren't junk.


- I tried again to tell her there wasn't enough material to cover her booty.

She said "I fink it cobers enough mom"


- I eventually gave up and told her she couldn't complain even once about having a wedgie.

She then went on to complain about her wedgie for the rest of the day.

It's a good thing she's so cute.

Friday, April 19, 2013

So, this is what's been happening lately...

Have you ever been working on a post for your blog and after 600 words or so the app for your phone crashes and you lose all the work you just did?  So then you suck it up and try again, and its ok because it turns out the post was better the second time?  So you are about to post it and the app crashes again, losing everything? Again?  So you decide to try ONE LAST TIME, but quick and easy, just pictures, no words?  And it crashes again?  So then you decide maybe a little break from the blog is warranted?  No?  Well that happened to me, so yes a little break was warranted :)

But I should now post what I missed, from the iMac of course.... So, this is what's been happening lately...

Spring break with Mark and Kathy was a blast!

I love those guys :)  The week was filled with garlic shrimp from Macky's, Whale watching, beach days, sweet potato fries from Wahoo's, Flying Dragon sushi roll from Roy's, getting lost in the world's largest maze (several times actually), moonlit walks on the beach, laughing at drunk idiots at the beach bar on St Patty's day, heated arguments over iPhones vs anything else, inebriated CrossFit tutorials, 4 little girls giggling together, 4 little girls crying together, and 4 adults laughing almost nonstop together for the first time in over 2 years.

2 little girls. Passed. Out.

Alex started swim lessons.  And finished them.

A rare photo of Alex getting her whole body wet.  
She has a remarkable ability to constantly maintain 
enough torque in her body to never fully submerge, its uncanny.

Fact: You must wear goggles in the pool, 
even if you never allow your head to go anywhere
 near the water.

No staged pictures this year.  
No smile for the camera.  
Just, "have fun, its Easter" :)

Me: "Dont you guys want to find eggs?"
Them: *silence
Me: "Ooook"

Playing with silly spray

"Mom, my spway is pink!"

Best family ever :)

posing with the creepy easter bunny that made 2 kids scream in terror

Beau is determined to get that egg.

This kid is still goofier than ever :)

Beau had a party at school.  I brought the mini terror along.  Because I thought the most likely result would be that Alex would throw a fit, kick or hit a kindergartener resulting in the kindergartener having to visit the nurse and then the other moms would never ask me to help out again.

Instead, they were both angels and everyone was asking my secrets for raising siblings who get along so well.  

We were given an open invitation back anytime.

Thanks Alex. Thanks for nothing.

Aww, but they are precious.

We still live in paradise and have friends who can see this sunset everyday.

Beau watched The Hobbit for the first time.
She jumped up and down and shouted "Shoot him in the wolf!" throughout the entirety of the final fight scene between Azog and Thorin.

Alex was less than impressed.

I think thats about all.

Oh. And of course this happened :)

I love that man of mine :)