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I am beyond proud! She's only 3 years old and she can already spell her first and last name AND write it too! And she doesn't even attend a preschool or daycare!

Rilyn's 1st Snack Day!

Every month each child in Rilyn and Christopher's class is assigned a snack day.  Today was Rilyn's first time to take a snack for 'snack day'. She was SUPER excited to paint these clothes pins for her butterfly snacks. I asked her why she didn't paint them pink (because that is her favorite color) and she said "Boys don't like pink and green is not gender specific mom" Um.... where in the heck did my five year old go!?


This girl LOVES cooking. And is obsessed with watching Food Network so when I asked her what kind of party she wanted for her 6th birthday it didnt surprise me that she said a "Chef Party!" I have so many good ideas ready for this party, I cant wait!


They've only been in school 1 week and I'm already having issues.

Rilyn came home from school the other day limping because her new school shoes gave her blisters on her heels.

I asked her why she didn't ask her teacher for a band aid and she said "I did mom, she said she didn't have any."

Hmm.. my 5 year old has blisters and you don't have a band aid and you dont send her to the nurse for one.


I decided to give her teacher a break... its only the first week of school, therefore, its a little early for me to be labeled is "phsyco mom".

The next day I sent Rilyn to school with a box of band aids for her teacher.

I told my husband that, that was the only warning her teacher was getting and next time I wouldn't be so nice.

I also posted a rant on my face book page about it.

Annnnnnd in about 13.524 minutes later her teacher called me.

And no, we aren't 'facebook friends'.

Anyway, she told me Rilyn has brought her the b…


This year is bitter sweet.

I have 2 kindergartners and yes I am the over-protective-class-mom-wanna-be-walk-them-to-their-class-daily-mama.

They are growing up too fast and I'm just not ready.

They are in different classes, therefore, after school they constantly try to "one-up" each other on what they did that day.

"Guess what I did today??" CJ tells Rilyn. "I got to go to the computer lab!"

"Oh yeah, well, I got to go to music class!" She says matter-of-factly.

"Oh really, well, I got to go to recess!" Replies CJ, thinking he just toally got her good.

"Hmm... well I bet you didn't get to go to the nurse!" She says, then follows it with "Haha!"

"What! That's not fair, what did you get to go to the nurse for?" he asked, now  mad because she totally won.

"To get my hair checked." She replied casually.

Apparently its "cool" in kindergarten to get sent to the nurse to be ch…

First Day of Kindergarten. ~Rilyn & Christopher

I cannot believe my babies are in kindergarten! And going to school ALL day! Rilyn wanted to wear her hair curly so she slept in sponge rollers and she thought she was hott stuff this morning! And C.J., I mean "Christopher" (he told his teacher he'd prefer to be called "Christopher"... so I will try to get use to that, was just as handsome as ever! 

Embarrasing Their Mama: Episode #430,431 & 432.

I'm just not going to take them in public anymore. Seriously.

Because it never fails. Every.Single.Time. I take them in public they thoroughly embarrass me. And believe it or not, I'm not use to it yet.

And yes, I am keeping count, you know, for future use.

Like when I choose to crash their prom with some of my cool dance moves to pay them back.

Just an idea.

Anyways, if you know our family, then you know that we joke. A LOT. We kid around with them, which may or may not ALWAYS involve the words "Poop Head", which brings me to Episode #430.

While at gymnastics one evening Josh and Raigen were playing around. An elderly 70ish year old man was sitting next to them observing and thought he'd join in on some of the fun too. Big mistake.

"That's my Daddy!" The old man said kidding around with Raigen.

"No hes not!" She screamed.

"I will punch you in the face, you poop head!"

Shes 3. And she talks like that to strangers. I know, i…


When you become a mother there are a few things that competly change.

Your body.

Your ability to poop in private.

And the term "All-nighter".

Last thursday my cousin invited me to her house for a 'girls night'. She lives almost 2 hours away so I figured I'd just stay the night and head to work the next morning.We hadn't got to hang out in a while, so it was much needed.

When I got there and spotted the watermellon margaritas I knew it was probably going to be an all-nighter.

No big deal, right?

Hello! I have 3 kids, Ive had many all-nighters. The late night feedings with a fussy baby, the sick kid up all night puking....  all the while having to work the next day. Piece of cake.

No big deal.


I went to bed at 3:30, woke up late, so late that I didnt have time to change clothes, late. Um yeah...

Then I drove almost 2 hours to work, with a migrain, on an empty stomach.... and when I say empty, I mean e-m-p-t-y.

Yeah. THAT kind of empty. The kind of…

C.J.'s 5th Birthday! ~Pirate Party~

This year C.J. insisted on a pirate party, complete with a real pirate!


Rilyn has begged my since she could talk to do cheer leading. I have been hesitant for several reasons, one being that she is young and I didn't want to over load her. She is already in gymnastics and was on a traveling competitive gymnastics team too. Two, probably the main reason.... I just don't want to have to sit outside in the HEAT for all those darn practices and games.

Well... here we are. In cheer leading. In the heat. Boo.

I though Rilyn would be A LOT more excited about this cheer thing. Especially since she watches 'Bring it on' non-stop.

 The other day I asked her.... "So, how are you liking cheer?"

"Mom. Can I confess something?..."


"I hate cheer leading. This is NOTHING like 'Bring it on'!"

Apparently she hates the heat too...... and the fact that her cheer uniform doesn't show her stomach!

Oh dear.....

My Mom is turning 50!

Here is a rough draft of the invitations!

I've actually changed it and we are taking a cocktail cruise, not the dinner one. I like this one better because it has a comedy show, bar, dancefloor with a DJ, a bar, and a bar too. Its going to be fun! Its a huge surprise for my mom, one because she doesnt know.. and two, because she HATES the water.  I really want them to take a real cruise with us so Im trying to warm her up to the bigger boats. :) This should be a very interesting night. I mean, my little sisters are like 17 and 22 and my mom still FREAKS when they go swimming in the lake.


To say we have been busy is an understatement. 3 kids+sports+full time job= CHAOS. Here is where we are at now: Rilyn is now 5 and is currently in gymnatics and cheerleading. This is her first year to cheer and she was SO excited. Especially after watching Bring It On, like 50 times. Rilyn: "Hey mom, do I get like, a short cheerleading shirt, that like, shows my belly?" Me: "Aboslutely not." Where has my baby gone? C.J. is 4, and LOVES soccer. Now that soccer season is over he is playing football for the first time. Its really cute, Rilyn's cheer squad actually gets to cheer for his games, and I get a two-fer!:) Raigen, the baby, whos not a baby anymore is 3. I love this age. Hilarious doesnt even begin to describe her. She is in gymnatics and is A-MAZING. Seriously. I guess from watching big sis all these years at gymnastics. This 3 year old is a handstand, carwheel, roundoff machine! Here a recent picture of them:) And this is why I have no time for my blo…

Halloween 2012

Ive been slacking lately on my bloggy. Sorry.

I pinky-promise from here on out to keep it up, or somewhat up.

Or atleast to update it once a month. :)

So much has happened....I just dont even know where to start! So, I'll just start with Halloween, sounds like a good place, right?..

Here is our gang for Halloween....Princess, Spiderman, and Dora.
Yes, DORA. why my child picked darn Dora, I will never know!

And look at her! She was in heaven being Dora.. LOL 
That smile melts my heart!

Now, on to grown up parties....

Classic. A witch.
Josh, teased and said... "Well... you almost have it right!"
Isnt he just hilaaaarious? Not.

Here my boo is dressed up as a 'Retarded Stunt Man".
I just dont see it????

He looks completely normal to me. :)

And the winner of the annual bunkos halloween costume contest is..........

Ofcourse. Me. :)
Honey Boo-Boo!

Apparently I am not the only one who thought it was a great idea to dress up as Honey Boo Boo!
Heres Miranda Lambert. …