Monday, February 25, 2008


It was one of those days. The one that every mother has, but only complains about to her best friend. The stress was getting to me, I had 'lost' Lainy Ann at the store, and everyone was cranky. By mid-afternoon I started to cry because the toy vacuum was broken and hadn't been glued together, still.

I was so surprised to see my wonderful sweet boys try to fix mommy's tears. Connor stopped playing and ran off to the kid's craft drawer to get me Elmer's School glue. Then William gave me his blanket. Because when he is crying it helps him to feel better.

Immediately I did feel better. Both of my boys were trying their hardest to make my day easier. It brought a smile to my face. Just what I needed after a long day.

By the way, the vacuum is still broken.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lainy Ann for President

If I were president I would take care of the whole world. I will send bad people to jail. I love the people who are good to me. I will give good people presents. I will give the kids toys. Written by Lainy Ann on February 20th, 2008, nearly five years old.

Quite frankly I think her stance is pretty similar to most of the democrats running for president. Please don't let her be a democrat. Oh, and she has a love for lobbyists and her supporters. Those are all common traits to have in a president.

Funny that a 5-year old is competitive with our current choices.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


The current trend is to invest in home wares that do double-duty. A microwave that will also roast a chicken, a toaster oven you can bake cookies in, or a washer that also steams your clothes. Well, I just discovered a second use for my older-model washing machine. ROCK POLISHER. And it does a pretty good job as I picked out 12 shiny smooth tiny rocks from the bottom of the machine this morning.

Thanks, Connor, for teaching me so many ways to use my washing machine.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

At The Car Wash

We woke up to a dreary day here in Sunny California. Its not all that cold to most of the country, but for us southerners its freezing. Today is overcast, drizzly and a freezing 48 degrees. Yup, go ahead and laugh now my family to the north! :-)

On top of all that we slept badly last night. I have a cold and feel worn down and the kids got up almost an hour early. Since putting them outside to play isn't an option I had to find a way to fill most of the morning and wear them out before an early nap, the nap I will be taking too.

As a special treat we went through drive-thru at McDs and then on to the drive-thru car wash. Lainy Ann was already at school, so I thought this would be a special treat for the boys. The bonus is that my car would be less dirty and I wouldn't have to take them out of the car.

I ask the gas station attendant if the car wash is open today. He laughs at me. He can't imagine why I want to wash my car. I'm tempted to say, "Hey! Its my car and my $8. Are you open or not?!" Instead I politely smile and say, well, its really dirty.