Monday, March 29, 2010
It is Monday, so I am going to dust off the ol' blog and share some of my random thoughts about our broken spring. It was such a long, cold, snowy winter that I just can't believe that spring isn't cooperating. That is, until this week. At least that is what they are forecasting this week. Rumor has it that spring will finally arrive. But, honestly, what do they know anyway?
Time will tell.
In the meantime, I will share some randomness with you...
* Despite all of my protests, it can snow in spring. We got 9 inches on the first day of spring. How rude!
* Soccer season officially began 2 weeks ago. Our boys have yet to play a single game. Spring hates us and keeps raining or snowing on our fields.
* My flip flops still haven't seen the light of day.
* I LOVE to wear flip flops, but they are still collecting dust in my closet due to the cool weather. I miss them more than you know.
* My toes haven't seen the light of day since November.
* Must get a pedicure. SOON.
* I always know it is officially spring in my home when I spot muddy footprints starting at the front door and leading all the way up the stairs to the boys' room.
* We NEVER wear shoes in the house.
* Of course, the ONLY time the kids break that rule is when their shoes are COVERED with mud.
* You may think we have that rule because we have nice carpet in our home. Ya know, clean and well maintained. I wish. But, one time we were at the soccer fields when I witnessed a boy throwing up on the sidelines. During the next hour I must have watched 80 people (unknowingly) walk right through the vomit. Now I mean business when I tell my kids to take those bad boys off! They really have NO idea where those shoes have been. Yuck!
Happy Monday! Here's hoping I can dust off my flip flops this week!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Spring Break~ Day 5
Thursday, March 18, 2010
(Spring Break~ Day 4)
Something about new shoes just makes you want to dance and sing.
And, show your mother that these shoes can make you run sooooooo much faster.
Or, in Dimples's case, make you look sooooo much "cooler."
No matter what, new shoes put a smile on my face. By the looks of it, they put a smile on their faces too!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Spring Break~ Day 2
Today we planned a full day of surprises for the kiddos. Nurse Boy had the day off, which always makes everything more fun. We started the day at a local Fairy Tale Exhibit.
Oh, look! That must be the three bears... I am pretty sure Goldilocks just ran off to visit the three little pigs.
What is a Fairy Tale without a castle?!
That must be the Princess, I mean Prince, and the Pea.
Yikes! The Giant is climbing the Beanstalk!
We already know who is the fairest of them all, don't we?!
Next, we took in a little window shopping.
Which made us hungry.
Good thing Frozen Custard made it all better.
AND, they had a craft for the kids! Plus, the Craft Lady made my night and told us how polite and well behaved our kids were! She even offered to give each one of them a cone. The kids' eyes got big until I reminded them that they ALREADY had cones today. Sometimes the compliment is reward enough!
It was a great day!
Monday, March 15, 2010
The place was full of inflatables and tunnels. The kids had a ton of fun, ran off a lot of energy, and bonded with some wonderful new friends.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Today is the first day of our Spring Break. Let the whining and constant demands begin!
No, I am NOT referring to myself. OK, sometimes I do it too. I blame them.
Seriously, I have a fun week planned. I look forward to a relaxing week of quality time.
Since it's Spring Break, which seems to revolve around my kids and their friends, I am sharing a kid tested recipe. I like to make these and pop them in the freezer for quick school lunches. The boys like them both hot and cold. They even fit nice and snug in a thermos for a warm school lunch.
2 (6.5 oz.) packages cornbread muffin mix
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup milk
1 (8 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
5 hot dogs, chopped
1. Combine cornbread mix and brown sugar.
2. Stir in eggs and milk.
3. Stir in drained corn and hot dogs.
4. Fill grease muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 16 to 18 minutes.
These are a hit with the short people around here. Nurse Boy and I can take them or leave them.
Have a fabulous weekend!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I am not musically talented, but I did play the flute for 6 years. I loved band and found the flute to be challenging and enjoyable. My flute might be dusty now, but my memories aren't.
Now I get to watch my son find his love of music. Dimples started playing the violin this year. He has really enjoyed it. And, I think he is pretty talented, if I do say so myself.
Monday, March 8, 2010
It is Monday and I am finally recovering from The Head Cold of 2010. It was the head cold that I ignored and went about my daily tasks as if I felt fabulous. It was the very head cold that then placed me in bed for 1 and 1/2 days with the TV being Sweet Pea's babysitter. Yeah, I am paying for that one right about now. She is having some withdrawal from the TV and I am having some withdrawal from my bed. But, we are (mostly) better now. And, surprisingly, I have NOT been nominated for mother of the year.
Time for the Monday Random-mess:
**Fuzzy slippers make everything better. Seriously, they do.
**So does a box of tissues when you have The Head Cold of 2010.
**Spring, you'd better not just be teasing me with your sunny weather and warmer temperatures. No one likes a tease.
**And, let it be known that Spring and I will no longer be on speaking terms if it abandons the Midwest AFTER I finally shave my legs.
**The kids no longer own a matching pair of gloves, so spring really cannot come soon enough.
**I am pretty sure I will find the missing gloves after I finally give up and throw out all of the single, matchless gloves.
**Nurse Boy and I are proud to be law abiding citizens. We desire to set a good example for our children. That being said, Nurse Boy was awarded a speeding ticket after a very long 15 hour work day, when I was home sick with the kids.
**He was going 10 mph over the speed limit. Yes, he was speeding and shouldn't have been. He had just left the hospital, after walking several blocks to his car where he fell in the mud. It was 10 PM and he was covered in mud and other bodily fluids that I don't even want to think about from the GI Lab.
**Where was that police officer's compassion?
**Is it wrong that I hope he shows up for a colonoscopy this week?
**Don't answer that.
**Maybe he will come down with The Head Cold of 2010.
**OK, that wasn't nice either. I'll stop now.
Monday, March 1, 2010
It is Monday and I awoke with a head cold. Fun. Just what I need after dealing with the stomach bug of 2010 last week. The floors need to be vacuumed, the dishes need to be washed, and the laundry is laughing at me. Yep, a typical Monday. Except, I ignored all of that and joined Sweet Pea for a glorious nap today.
However, when I awoke, the Clean House Fairy had missed our home. Yep, a typical Monday, indeed.
And, while I usually have lots of willing helpers, this is where I found all of my men yesterday afternoon: