Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This is the part of the day that I am usually at my worst. I'm tired from the constant picking up, the diaper changes, the running around and playing taxi, the shoveling of cold food into my mouth to give me some energy to keep going. And this so when it happens- starting at about 6/6:30 when dinner is served the giggles begin. And as much as children's laughter is supposed to provide one happiness, it does nothing but send me into a frustrating tizzy. They get to laughing so hard they can't eat, then I know that dinner will only take longer and I am starting longingly at the clock wishing their dad would walk in at any moment, so that I can retreat to the bathroom and lock myself in for a few quiet moments. 

And yes, we had Doritos with our dinner. Don't judge. 



My two year old, Penelope, holds her writing utensil better than a lot of kindergarteners. She writes little circles on all these little sticky notes and notepads that litter my house. As annoying as it is, it is also one of the things that makes me super happy! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


 This is actually pretty clean for my minivan. I just wanted to show pictures of all the bags that I pack to try and contain the clutter from piano books to diapers.
 I always have a thing a wipies right next o me so that I can pass them back to the kids to wipe messes and dirty hands.
And always a Mountain Dew in the cup holder and chapstick to the side of me.
 Beck can be a little bit OCD when he wants to be...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I've totally got this motherhood thing under control, as long as I don't take a second to pee...

Monday, March 31, 2014

 My little ball of sunshine, my constant crease of my smile. My little sweet angel. How could I have helped create this creature of awesomeness? I'm serious. She is amazing. She cares for others, she feels compassion for animals (and sticks money she earns in a jar to buy dog food for dogs that are hungry) and she is smart to boot!
She has enough sass to fuel an airplane and enough smart alec to cross an ocean.
 My little piece of me and I couldn't be more proud.
Paisley is turning 6 years old in 3 days and my little girl is growing up. The sweetest thing you will ever meet. She is excelling in school, practicing her piano. She enjoys her choir with her friend, Laurelyn, and attends gymnastics class where she is the friendliest one there! She still doesn't love the color orange, loves her color books and notebooks. She has a hard time letting stuff go (a few crying fits over her bed that got hauled away) yet she likes to make people happy by sharing her candies and toys. She loves strawberries and wearing dresses. My sweet Paisley Marion, a ray of sunshine and spunk wherever she goes!