Monday, July 18, 2011

Quiet Kids = Huge messes!

Starting the last week of June every Summer, I work at a performing arts summer camp. That means daddy gets to get up with the kids and do all of the fun day to day least until the first week of August. Then we are back on schedule. He is lucky this year though because Maddie is coming to summer camp. Which by the way she LOVES. She has always been a diva, and she really gets to show that here. It's a great outlet for her and she is doing such a great job. We are doing The Rockin' Tale of Snow White and Madison is Molly , a lady in waiting. She's adorable because she is the smallest on stage and she tries so hard to do everything the big kids are doing. But she loves it.

So anyway, Leo has been home with Caden and Alanna everyday and to say his hands are full is an understatement hahaha. The other day I get a phone call saying "Your son is is so much trouble, he punished forever"  Apparently Alanna spilled something in the kitchen, and while he was cleaning up her mess, Caden sneaked into the bathroom with a giant permanent marker and decided to decorate. While Caden was coloring in the bathroom, Alanna was upstairs playing in dog poo.  So Leo had to give Alanna a bath to get the poo out of her hair ,while trying to figure out how to get marker off of everything. Needless to say he was not a happy camper (no pun intended) when I got home from work hehe. And I ended up using straight bleach and magic eraser to remove the marker off of everything.

It just goes to show, you can't turn your back on the kids for a second. Otherwise you are in for a mess to clean up!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

An Addition

 The past few weeks have been pretty eventful. We bought a new home, and we added to our family in more ways then one! We had a new addition to the family this weekend. My sister in law had her baby on Saturday! (Hope you don't mind me talking about you in my blog Sis :) ) So we have a beautiful new niece and god daughter. She let me be in the room with her and it was the most amazing experience. Being that I had three c-sections and so has my sister I have never had the experience of seeing a birth. It was pretty exciting and I even cut the cord. Skyler Lynn made her appearance on July 9th at 3:38 pm weighing 8 lbs 7 oz.  and 21 1/2 inches long. She's quite the chunk too. :) And I just love the new baby smell hehe.

Mommy and Skyler

Me and Skyler...don't mind my roughness, I had been up since 4 am

In addition to Miss Skyler, we added an addition to our little family. Last weekend we went to the Heritage Fair.... and came home with a new puppy. I'm pretty sure I had a brief period of insanity when we decided to get him because looking back now...two weeks later, I have no idea what I was thinking. lol He's super sweet and adorable though.....but boy is he a pain in the butt. haha. And he likes to bite my toes, boy does it hurt too.  Leo decided he wanted to name him Cain. I have no idea why, just look at that face, nothing about him looks like a Cain. He is just too sweet to have such a tough name. They told us that he is a Chow and Border Collie mix, but I think he has lab in him. Either way we are guessing he's going to get big, although that's what we thought about Molly.

Speaking of Molly, she is having a ball with her new play mate. They wrestle non stop! At first I thought it was cute, now....not so much. They drive me crazy. Just imagine, three kids screaming and fighting and getting into things and top it off with two puppies constantly wrestling all over the house. That's just another normal day in my life. Not to mention we just finally got Molly house broken and now we have a puppy leaving spots all over our brand new carpet.

Thank goodness for Folex, it's  a life saver! I am telling you it is a miracle in a bottle, it has removed everything from pee stains to nail polish from my white carpet. I don't know what I would do with out it!  Here is our little pain in the behind...I mean puppy. He's 10 wks old.

So like I said it's been pretty eventful around here the past few weeks. Saturday we are having our house warming party and then hopefully life will calm down just a bit. Oh, I forgot to mention that I am doing camp during the day so not only are things crazy at home, I deal with crazy all day long. yay!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

What a Tragic Day For Our Country

My heart is heavy tonight. As I tucked in my babies tonight, I gave them an extra kiss and hug and thanked God for blessing me with 3 beautiful angels.

Earlier today I sat waiting with the rest of the country for the unbelievable verdict to be read for Casey Anthony. I am sure everyone else had the same reaction as I when they read NOT GUILTY, I was so sick to my stomach. I thought for sure the case was cut and dry, never in a million years did I suspect this outcome. What has our justice system become? WHO in their right minds would even think she is not guilty. What is wrong with those 12 jurors? What a complete failure! Justice was not served today! And this is just a message out there to people that you can get away with murder. I'm shocked and appalled and completely broken hearted for that beautiful baby.

The only thing I can think of is that poor little angel and what she must have gone through at the hands of her own mother.You know she was the same age of  Alanna? How could anyone do such a horrific thing? I  know she is resting with Jesus and safe in his arms. And I know it's not very Christian like  but I hope that Casey gets whats coming to her.

So tonight I am leaving my porch lights on for that beautiful baby and thanking God for my 3 blessings. Rest in Peace beautiful girl! The whole world is thinking about you!