Thursday, September 29, 2011


So Squish got sent to the principal's office on Tuesday. He goes to a little church preschool for 3 hours every morning and evidently he had a rough couple of days at the beginning of the week. He was screaming during their little group learning time and they had to take him out of the room on Monday. Then when he continued the trend on Tuesday they took him to have a little chat with the preacher. I asked Squish what the preacher said to him.

"You better love this school. And we love you."

I asked Squish what he said back to the preacher


I didn't think this would happen so soon.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

He'll be here all week

So yesterday we went to Corn Dodgers Farm, more about that to come. But on the way there Squish had a couple of great one-liners.

S- "Mommy, what is this?"
M-"Well, baby...that's a booger."
S-"Whose booger is it?"
(I certainly hope it was his.)

M- (to Lou) "My tushy hurts"
S' "I'll scratch if for you mommy!"

also he has taken to just yelling out "poop!" at the most random times

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Nite Leftovers

- I've been doing the master cleanse. I've lost four pounds since Tuesday and I'm cheating. I eat dinner every night because I can't wrap my mind around not eating for several days straight even if I am drinking enough calories to get by.

-Tonight I'm making this. I hope after I cook it that it will take a little less like beans. Cause right now, in it's uncooked state, that's pretty much what I'm getting from it.

-We had to push the closing date back on our house (again) Now it's October 31st, although they say it won't really take that long, we're just pushing it that for to be "better safe than sorry." I have no faith that it won't take that long because "better safe than sorry" is what I heard about the August 25th closing date AND the September 30th closing date.

- The boys are watching Tangled right now. I've never seen it but I've heard it's really cute. Hoping, thought that Squish will identify with the brooding hero, not the princess. We've had some issues with that already, which I wouldn't mind as an occasional thing...but he almost always goes for the girls part.

-Maybe I will tell him that he can't be Rapunzel because Wibef is :)

-I went $100 over on my cell minutes this month, which is shocking because just the other day I was thinking "I really haven't been using my phone much lately. Maybe I should drop back my plan to save some money." Guess I was way wrong about that. I did call the nice folks at Verizon, though, and they changed my plan retroactively so now it's only a $30 mistake. Way better, and Lou probably won't kill me now.

-I wish that I had not discovered master cleanse and pinterest at the same time. Too many good recipes when I'm not eating.

For more leftovers go Here and wish Danifred congrats for the blue that's headed her way

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I win! I win!

While we were at my parents house Squish and I were playing frisbee in the back yard and having tons of fun. When Pop walked by and said "Throw it to me!" Squish replied "No, I'm playing with my mommy." He has NEVER chosen me. Never. It was awesome.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What's the price for that?

Today we went to Target and I told Squish if he was really good he could pick a present from the dollar spot. He chose a big foam ax, and since they were only a buck I got a few. When we were checking out instead of taking his ax, I just had the guy ring the other up twice. As we were leaving Squish yelled out to me "But we didn't pay for my ass, Mommy! We didn't pay for my ass!"

I love it when my boys do something that makes me hang my head and walk out of a public place.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Nite Leftover

- Awhile back at a playdate Jen mentioned to me that she thinks that we should tell our children "yes" more often. I didn't think too much of it at first and then one day I had a terrible time with Squish. Everything I told him was a HUGE battle. Then it occurred to me...what do I care if he holds his stuffed cat on the way to school instead of leaving it in his backpack? Is it really that big a deal if he wears his stinky cowboy boots for the 10 minutes between lunch and naptime? Is the world going to end if he has a peanutbutter and jelly sandwich AGAIN today?

- The other day he got up and said "I don't want breakfast, I want a snack" So I came back with "sure baby, how about a cereal and toast snack" Before Jen's comment I would have given him the old "No baby, it's not snack time. It's breakfast time and we're going to eat breakfast." But really, who cares if we call it a snack?

-This has made life much much easier. When I say no I mean no, but why say no to a bunch of things that don't matter much and have to fight all those extra battles??

-Also, has anyone else found that your child behaves much better if you pretend they aren't your child? I can't get Squish to clean up to save my life. But Kitty?? Kitty will clean the playroom in 10 minutes flat. And Squish doesn't want to eat anything new or heathy. But the giant monster? He will clear the poor city of chicken finger buildings and broccoli trees til his plate is clean....and then ask for more!

-I've been doing so well with not eating sweets except for this week. I started my period and you just can't fight that's chemical.

- The boys and I are leaving Tuesday to go stay with my parents for a week, which should be nice since that's where my husband lives:)

-While we're there my mommy is taking me to see Wicked!!! So psyched

-Levi should be walking in the door any minute now

for more leftovers head over to Danifred's place

Thursday, September 8, 2011


This will matter to noone but me. But that's ok because noone except Jen and Danifred read this, I think. So only 2 people will be bored.

When Squish was first learning to repeat words I taught him "Love you" but he always said "wuwee!" This is one of the childhood words that we have decided not to grow out of, we still say it to him, even though at 3 years old he can perfectly say "I love you." We like wuwee. Gaggi taught him several signs as he was growing up, one of them was the I love you sign. He couldn't do it and it always ended up as the peace sign, so he would put his two little fingers up and say "wuwee!"

Now little Bear has learned wuwee. He is so cute and so proud of himself when he says it. And he, too, can not do the I love you sign. His is more like the "ok" sign (I think that's what it is) He curls his little pointer finger down and tucks it at the base of his thumb with the other three fingers sticking straight up.

I think on their wedding day I will still be telling them wuwee.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Off the market

So evidently my three year old is no longer the most eligible bachelor on the playground. When I picked him up from preschool today a little girl walked past us and he said "Mommy, that's my favorite girlfriend." I thought it was pretty cute. Then as we were getting his backpack to leave, he pointed to a little pink bag and said "That's her backpack." I asked "who?" he said "My girlfriend."

On the plus side...she's totally the cutest girl in the class

Sunday, September 4, 2011


So just as we are waiting out the last few weeks on the new house and about to spend down our entire savings account on the down payment....Levis engine blows.  So now we've got to figure out how to get a new car without financing it because if we finance anything that big it will blow our chances on the loan, and we can't use our savings because that's the down payment. So we're about to have to do some crafty thinking.

On a positive note, I wanted a wood futon for the boys playroom so I checked on craigslist. I found one in the city we are moving to for about $40. So I e-mailed the lady and asked if she could send me pictures. She did (and I like it, it will need a little touching up, but hey...I love a project) and she also said "I only put a price on it so I wouldn't get tons of calls, but if you want it you can have it for free. Yay!!! Here's my little issue, I want to use fall colors in the room so everything will be dark-ish (maroons, navy, gold, hunter green....) but I want to paint an accent wall a robins egg blue to brighten everything up a bit. The cover on the futon is a navy corduroy and that won't match. I like the corduroy, though so should I rethink the accent wall (which I really love) or recover the futon (and then...what color??)

Hoping that maybe we will hear something next week, we will be entering week three of the case transfer so I think there is a small chance.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday Nite Leftovers

-We don't go out to eat often. As a one income family (and that income belonging to a school teacher) we are on a limited budget and when we take the boys to restaurants, by the time I've kept everyone happy and well behaved and cut up their food into bite sized pieces, my food is cold and I've eaten it between picking up sippy cups and running to the potty and I never even realize that I had dinner. So we just don't spend the money when we don't feel like we have gotten the experience that should come from it.

-Today my father-in-law and sister-in-law planned to go have the pizza hut buffet for lunch so I told them we might meet them there. The boys were so great. Squish used his inside voice and never even tried to get out of his chair. Bear ate like he hadn't seen food in three days. They both interacted with the people who walked past our table. I was pretty proud of them, especially considering that they haven't had much practice at this.

-Also, the pizza hut buffet is free for kids 3 and under. I didn't eat any thing so our grand total for lunch today $0. Take that limited budget!

-I've cut out sweets (I used to have dessert AT LEAST once a day...sometimes twice) and I've been working out twice a day. I feel great and I think I look better. But do you want to know how much I've lost ONE STINKING POUND!!! And I've been at this for 3 weeks. Oh well, at least I'm getting healthy.

-Still no word on the house, the wait continues. I'm still trying to trust God in this and know that His timing is better than mine. Last time we waited on His timing the price of the house dropped 30k so I'm willing to do that. But I sure do wish He would hurry up on his plan.

-Levi will be here in 5 hours :)

For more leftovers go see Danifred

Thursday, September 1, 2011

British invasion

Squish is learning his letters so I tried to teach him this little song that I heard on a leapster toy. "A says A(long a sound" and A says a (short a sound) every letter makes a sound and A says A and a" So I said "repeat me Squish

me: "A says A"
S: "A says A"
me: and A says a
S: and A says a
me: every letter makes a sound
S: yeah yeah yeah

I think I've been letting him listen to too many Beatles CDs.