Thursday, May 31, 2012

What A Man!

Nearly every morning, hubby gets out of bed before I do, whether it be during the week or on the weekend. I think it is just his inner alarm clock that is set for a certain time since he usually has to be up early on work days.

Well, this morning was no different. When I woke up, hubby was already out of bed. I got up and went out to the living room, where I found hubby. He may have gotten out of bed before I did, but he hadn't ventured far, just to the couch where I found him lying down.

After a few minutes, hubby got up and made his way to the kitchen. I heard him get into the refrigerator and into the cabinets. Then I heard him mixing something and cooking something. I thought he was making his famous scrambled eggs with shredded cheese, bacon bits, salt, and pepper.

My thought was wrong! A little bit later, around the corner he came with a plate of French toast with butter, swimming in syrup! Oh so yummy! One of my favorite breakfast foods! This wonderful plate of French toast was for none other than me!

What a man I have, huh? What's that you ask? No, I won't trade him for anything and I don't lend him or rent him out either! He's mine, ALL MINE! :-)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Warmer Weather

Now that spring has arrived and summer is just around the corner, obviously the weather is quite a bit warmer, which I like. Winter is my least favorite season and I'm glad it is warmer now!

A little over a week ago, it was quite warm here. We were all inside the house just kind of lounging around. We had fans going to help cool us off. I'm not ready to turn on the air conditioner yet because well, quite frankly, I'm not ready for the electric bill that comes with using the air conditioner.

Hubby was sweating and I was pretty warm too. I'm actually usually the one who is cold in our family so it had to have been hot in our house for me to be warm too.

This particular day, even with our house being so hot, BOTH of my kids were acting like it was wintertime.

My son was walking around in his Winnie The Pooh bathrobe and my daughter was curled up under a quilt on the couch. Silly kids! Apparently they didn't get the memo that winter was over!

Monday, May 28, 2012


A couple of weeks ago, I went to tuck my daughter into bed in her room. Every night before I turn out the light, I do a quick look around her room.

On this particular night, after my quick look around the room, I called for my hubby to come in with a chair. My son, who was in HIS room, NOT my daughter's, knew exactly what was going on without even being in there or seeing anything.

From his room, me telling hubby to come with a chair was translated accurately by my 3 and a 1/2 year old little boy who hollered, "There's a spider!" He was absolutely correct! There was a spider. It was so funny! The translation part, NOT the spider! Ewww! I don't like spiders! Not one teeny tiny bit! That's why we do spider checks of the room at night, to make sure none of those 8 legged creatures are hanging around. :-)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Drop It Again

So my son has a hot wheel sized Lightning McQueen car that talks. One of MANY of the toys the child has. How do they end up with SO many? It's crazy how fast they accumulate!

Anyway, earlier today while playing with his talking Lightning McQueen car, my son dropped it. After dropping it, all it was doing was making this strange buzzing type sound. If you pushed the button, it didn't say any of the phrases it was suppose to. It just kept buzzing. Not really sure how to quite describe it but it was just this constant annoying type of noise. :-)

My hubby was trying to get it to stop making that noise but was having no luck. I told him to drop the car again. Next thing I know, I hear a thump. Hubby had dropped the car again. Lol. It was funny!

You know what though? Yep, you guessed it! Ta da! Lo and behold that actually worked! The annoying buzzing type sound stopped. Yay!

I told my son to push the button to see if it would talk again and now it works just fine. The thing that broke it was the thing that fixed it, in this case anyway. :-)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Dog Food Discussion

This afternoon while hubby was at work, my kids and I ran a few errands. Driving along my daughter and I were having a discussion about our dog and her food.

Our dog eats canned and dry dog food. For awhile my daughter and I were the ones who fed our dog her canned food but hubby has been doing it recently. He also feeds the dog her dry dog food as well.

During our conversation, my daughter mentioned that daddy doesn't put our dog's pill in her dry food so I told her he puts it in her canned dog food.

I then explained to her why you can't put the pill in the dry dog food because our dog might not eat it. She would probably lick around it. I told my daughter that we put it in the middle of the canned dog food because that is like a "treat" to the dog so she eats it up really fast and doesn't notice the pill.

Then of course, my daughter wanted to know what the dry dog food was if the canned dog food was a "treat". I told her the dry dog food was our dog's regular food.

Apparently my son decided he wanted to be a part of our dog food discussion because next thing we hear is this lil' 3 and 1/2 year old voice say, "Ewwww.....I don't like that. I'm not a dog!"

It was pretty cute and funny all at the same time! Hope this brought a smile to your face reading it like it did mine when it all happened!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Voice From The Other Room

With school now being out for the summer, YAY!, we are now able to stay up late and sleep in late if we want to. Of course yesterday was the last day of school so my kids and I took advantage of this new sleep schedule already.

My son and I outlasted my daughter though. Since my daughter and I had gotten up at basically the regular time yesterday morning and had a pretty regular type day besides the fact that school let out a few hours early and was just movie day (which my daughter LOVED), by the time normal school time bedtime came around my daughter was getting tired. She didn't want to go to bed at normal school time bedtime though but only lasted an hour or two past it.

My son, on the other hand, had been woken up yesterday morning to get our day started which is sometimes the case and other times not. His mornings vary depending on if hubby takes our daughter to school or if I have to go somewhere. So since my son had been woken up from his sleep yesterday morning, he was tired in the afternoon and got in a good nap.

This good nap made him ready to go! He didn't seem to be as tired when normal bedtime came so he stayed up watching a movie while I did some crocheting on an order. When mommy started to get sleepy, I went and curled up on the couch with him to watch the movie too.

That lil' booger could have probably stayed up for I don't know how much longer! I knew he was getting tired though because while lying there watching the movie with me, he kept fidgeting around, like he was doing everything he could to stay awake. He just didn't want to go to sleep yet!

I was finally ready to get some z's so I turned off the movie and both of us were asleep pretty quick.

My daughter was the first to wake up this morning, obviously because she went to sleep first, then I woke up next. My son was just snoozing away in his room.

My son apparently thought that he was the first one to wake up this morning because after I was up for a bit, I heard a little voice from the other room say, "Hello sleepy head!".

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

All You Can Eat Buffet

Hubby and I had a date night tonight. We took our kids over to my mom's house and then the two of us went out for all you can eat crab legs. Oh so yummy!

We both really enjoy getting out just the two of us, kid free. Doesn't seem to happen too often.

Only problem is we both always eat WAY too much when we go to an all you can eat buffet. It should really be called "all you can eat BEFORE you over do it". We definitely enjoyed our meal but we were both pretty miserable right afterward from being TOO full. We were stuffed like Thanksgiving turkeys and probably even more so than that if that's possible!

I joked with the waitress that I need to eat my dessert FIRST from now on. It is so good but I usually hardly ever have room for much dessert by the time I fill up on everything else. 

After we picked the kids up from my mom's house, hubby dropped my daughter and I off at home while he and my son went to get some ice cream at the grocery store.

I had told my daughter that we could get some more ice cream tonight if they behaved for my mom. Ice cream would be their reward. Mom said they were pretty good so ice cream they were getting.

Funny thing is, when hubby and son got back home from the grocery store with the ice cream, that silly man thought I'd want some! Ummm.....yeah right! I was still TOTALLY stuffed from the buffet. There was no way I had any room whatsoever for ice cream at that moment. No way!

I think he was too full still as well because I don't think he scooped any ice cream for himself either, just for the two kids. I'll have to have some tomorrow. Maybe a double scoop to make up for not having any tonight. :-)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Already Had Dessert

So a little bit ago, after we had supper, I asked hubby if he would dish me out some ice cream. Granted, I could have totally done it myself but sometimes it is kind of hard to scoop out especially if it is a new, full container so most times hubby usually dishes out the ice cream without complaining. He's just such a great hubby! Wouldn't trade him for anything!

His response to me tonight though when I asked him was, "You already had dessert." To which, at first I don't think I caught on then realized what he meant.

See, BEFORE supper we went out to Sheridan's Frozen Custard for ice cream so that was my dessert hubby was referring to. My son had a dish of vanilla, my daughter had a small chocolate cone, and hubby and I each had a strawberry banana smoothie. The smoothies were made with vanilla custard, strawberries, bananas, and ice all blended up together and drank through a straw. Oh so yummy!

My reply to hubby's, "You already had dessert."  was, "No, that was from a straw. Dessert is to be eaten with your fingers or a spoon." Our smoothies may have been made with custard but since we drank them through straws, they were more like a drink, not dessert. Who agrees with me? :-)

Btw, he did scoop me out some ice cream and it was yummy too! :-)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Quote For The Day- 5/17/2012

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
Golda Meir

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Shorts And Shirts

This morning, my daughter proved to me that although I don't always know it, she does in fact listen to me when I'm talking to her.

In the past, I had made her change her shorts before because the shirt she was wearing with them was so long that you could barely tell she had shorts on. Well, this morning she was all upset because this same dilemma was happening again. All of her shirts were too long to wear with the shorts she had picked out for today. All of her shirts except one that is, but she didn't want to wear it. You'll find out why later in this blog post.

After I finished my shower and got dressed, because of course, she didn't wait until I was OUT of the shower to ask for my help, I went and solved the problem. Mommy to the rescue! Bless daddy's heart though. He was trying!

Both she and daddy were searching for MORE shirt choices so she could still wear the shorts she had picked out. Mommy's solution to the problem was to just pick out a different pair of shorts. Pick out a pair that were a tad longer. Made more sense to me? Seemed easier too!

So my daughter reluctantly decided upon another pair of shorts and then ended up wearing the shirt that was the only shirt she thought was long enough to go with the first pair of shorts she had chosen for the day. The shirt that she DIDN'T want to wear. Too funny!

Now here's where that whole listening when I don't always know it thing comes in. Awhile ago, I had told her that just because articles of clothing are the SAME color but DIFFERENT shades of the SAME color, that doesn't mean they ALWAYS match.

The shorts she originally picked out to wear this morning were a tan color and the ONLY shirt according to her that would be short enough to wear with them was a dark brown color. So they would have matched just fine but she had remembered what I had told her about same color, different shades so she didn't think they would look alright together.

Yeah, that would be MY fault! Apparently I had better write down the exceptions to my same color, different shade thing huh? Browns are definitely an exception! Unfortunately it all will just depend on the actual pieces of clothing at each given time to know if there will ever be any other exceptions.

I'm so glad to know that she does listen to things I tell her though, even when I don't know it! That makes me feel good about how I'm doing as a mommy!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My Tenth Featured Etsian

Tonight I am going to shine a spotlight on a shop I don't think I had ever seen before until tonight. I had just finished making my daily treasury for my New Year's resolution this year and just moments afterward I noticed I already had a comment. That comment was posted by my tenth featured Etsian, Cheree from miasorellagifts. Her shop can be found here.

I just LOVE this shop so I had to add it to my favorites! One day maybe I'll get the chance to own one of these fabulous pieces! Obviously since my FAVORITE color is blue, I have featured just blue items in this blog post but don't let that fool you! There are other colors to be found at miasorellagifts!

Pictured in this post are just some of the awesome items she has for sale! The photos in this shop are FANTASTIC! Love them! Can you see why? I mean, they are AWESOME so I'm thinking so are the items pictured!

Don't think that a gravy boat, spoon rests, and kitchen trivets with cheese servers are the only things found in this shop! If you click that link above you'll also find serving platters, sponge holders, butter dishes, and SO much more! Go have a look already will ya?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Can You Say OUCH?

So the title of this blog post is "Can You Say OUCH?"

Well, I sure can and did, yesterday, today, and probably for the next few days as well. When a refrigerator door FULL of stuff falls on your foot, one tends to yell out the word OUCH! Now some might yell out other choice words as well but I didn't.

Now, you might be asking, "How on Earth did a refrigerator door fall on your foot?" Let me tell you how!

This past weekend, we traveled out of town to my hubby's parent's house to celebrate not only Mother's Day but also my mother-in-law's birthday. We went to their house on Friday right after my daughter got out of school.

They have a side by side refrigerator and Saturday the door on the refrigerator side was squeaking so my mother-in-law had my father-in-law oil it. That took care of the squeak. Seemed like all was fine. Now I'm not sure if the same door had already been opening too far thus bumping the cabinet next to it, or if this was something that had just started this weekend, but it was doing this on Saturday, so hubby and his dad took a look at it.

I'm not sure if they did anything to it or not? On Sunday the door was still opening too far and one of the times I went to close it back I heard a loud cracking noise. Next thing I know the whole refrigerator door came sliding down and landed on my foot. Boy howdy did that HURT!

Hubby was there in just a few seconds to grab the door but the damage had been done. I hobbled to the couch and my sister-in-law got me an ice pack. I sat with ice on it for a bit and then decided I should probably go get x-rays to make sure nothing was broken. I could wiggle my toes so I didn't think anything broke but my sister-in-law said I could have a hairline fracture so I wanted to get my foot checked out to be sure. Better safe than sorry! Didn't want to be thinking all was fine and then bam, bump my foot and a hairline fracture turn into a break. That would NOT have been good!

So my mother-in-law took me to the urgent care center to have x-rays. Hooray! Nothing was broken and no hairline fractures. I was just going to have a sore foot that would be a new color for awhile. I'm just glad the refrigerator door fell on MY foot and not on one of my kids. Although, obviously I wish it had missed me too!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies out there! Hope your day is a great one! Mine started out with hubby cooking breakfast. He made eggs, bacon, and toast. Oh so yummy! Not sure what the rest of my day has in store for me yet. It's still early!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Didn't Like The New Stroller

This morning after I woke my son up, I put him in our new stroller that my hubby had put together last night. Then we were off to walk my daughter to school.

Boy, my son didn't like it. He was obviously already crabby from being woke up but he was also crabby because he didn't want to use the new stroller.

After we got back from walking my daughter to school and he got out of the new stroller, I think he said something about it being for babies and he wanted the different one, meaning the old stroller.

Apparently he doesn't like change, huh? I think after awhile he'll be fine with it. Mommy likes the new stroller better. It's a tad bit smaller and has a few features that the old stroller doesn't have. I'm cool with using the new one already but he isn't. He'll come around in time though I'm sure!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Early To Bed Early To Rise

So my daughter has a bedtime that is earlier than the rest of the family during the week because she has school and needs to get enough rest.

Well, normally my hubby, son, and I stay up quite a bit longer than my daughter but last night I got my son to sleep much earlier than usual. Then hubby and I went to bed a tad earlier as well.

Ummm.....not sure it was such a good idea because since the little guy went to bed earlier, he also got up earlier. WAY too much earlier! The little booger was awake and ready to get out of bed before 7am!

Early to bed, early to rise must be his motto! Either that or he thinks he is a bird. You know they say, "Early bird gets the worm!" Guess he wanted a worm, huh?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What's That Noise?

About two weeks ago, we came home from being out and my daughter went into the bathroom. She told me the shower was making a funny noise so I went in there and yep, she was right. I heard this strange noise. I looked around, turned the water on and off, but still couldn't figure out what it was so I told hubby so he could check it out.

Hubby went into the bathroom, looked around, and didn't know what was causing the noise either. He pulled things out of my son's closet to get to where the water pipes were for the shower and still couldn't figure out the noise. He went downstairs but said he couldn't hear the noise down there.

Hubby then went back into the bathroom to have another look and listen. Ta da! He figured it out! You will probably NEVER guess what on Earth was making the strange noise that had us baffled for awhile.

Wanna know? Of course you do! That's why you're still reading this blog post!

The cause of the strange noise was my hubby's razor. Now you ask, "How does a razor make noise?" Well, when it is one that is battery operated so that it can vibrate while you shave, and it somehow is on while lying on the shower shelf, as it vibrates against the plastic it makes a strange noise. Crazy, huh?

Even crazier is that before I left the house that evening, I'm pretty sure that razor WASN'T on because I don't remember hearing anything. Even crazier is that AFTER hubby turned it off and put it back in the shower, a little bit later we heard that same strange noise. The razor was back on again and none of us turned it on!

We assume it was just a malfunction with it as it had been dropped a few times and where the battery goes in at, it didn't quite close properly anymore. Still, what a crazy evening that was! Guess it is time for hubby to buy a new razor, huh?

Monday, May 7, 2012

Quote For The Day-5/7/2012

Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
Erich Fromm

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Quote For The Day-5/6/2012

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
Lana Turner

Busy Saturday

Alas I knew the day would come when I would miss another day blogging. I feel like I'm doing a pretty good job keeping up with BOTH of my New Year's resolutions though, (a treasury a day and a blog post a day for the whole year of 2012), so I'm not going to fret over it too much.

Our Saturday yesterday was SO busy! We were up and out of bed between 6:15am-6:30am. Once up, we stayed up and go, go, going until we went back to bed around 11:30pm or so. Definitely a BUSY day so not much time to be online writing a blog post.

Sooooooo.........since I missed one yesterday, that means you get TWO of them today! This is the first one. Stay tuned for the second one later on. :-)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

"Ewwwww! Gross!"

The other night I was sitting on the couch and hubby was at his computer with the kids by his side. I had NO idea what they were watching on the computer but it sounded like it must have been something gross because they kept saying, "Ewwwww! Gross!"

I ended up asking hubby what they were watching and he said it was about bot flies. Apparently they are little flies that land on your skin and lay eggs then the larvae grow under your skin. They were watching videos of people picking them out. How disgusting!

Hubby and both my kids like to watch things that involve bugs and animals. In a way I guess at least some of it is educational but still some of it is gross too! Glad I missed this recent learning experience!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Breakfast Made For Me AGAIN

So on Saturday I blogged about how my daughter wanted to make me breakfast. If you missed it, you can read about it here. Well, Sunday morning she made breakfast for me again. Only this time I got breakfast in bed!

I was still snoozing away and next thing I know I feel something VERY cold touch my hand. It was the metal cookie sheet that she had put my breakfast on. She used the cookie sheet as a tray to carry everything from the kitchen to my room. On Saturday she had asked me to sleep in on Sunday morning so I had an idea that she wanted to make me breakfast in bed on Sunday, but I had forgotten about it until that cold cookie sheet on my hand woke me up. She said she used the Mother's Day tray. I think the cookie sheet she used is the same one daddy had used to make me breakfast in bed on Mother's Day before. Boy, I'm a tad spoiled at times, huh?

She prepared my breakfast ALL by herself. Daddy didn't help her at all. She said she wanted to make my morning happy. She made me the same breakfast of white toast with butter and a glass of milk. I think she was proud of herself for carrying the cookie sheet all by herself without spilling my milk.

She told me that she didn't put too much butter this time. If you missed my post from Saturday, the reason she made sure to tell me she didn't put too much butter was because on Saturday I had asked for a lot of butter (thinking she wouldn't use enough) and she used A LOT. So much that I could have probably buttered a few more pieces of toast with the extra I scraped off of Saturday morning's toast.

She informed me, "No breakfast in bed tomorrow. That's back to school." Darn! A girl could get use to this: having breakfast brought to her!

Daddy walked in from being in the garage and came in the bedroom. I told him I got breakfast in bed. My daughter was proudly pointing at herself to make sure he knew she was the one who made it for me, as if there was any doubt.

Such a SWEET daughter I have! Wouldn't trade her for anything!