Thursday, January 28, 2010


Why is it sooooo cold ??

Thank goodness for my slanket . Now I just need a cup of hot cocoa and Hugh Jackman and I'll be nice and toasty.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Growing Up (Facebook Edition)

The kids have tons of pictures on their facebook pages, so I thought I'd borrow a few of my favorites.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Kip's Great Adventure

Last weekend we met Cole's new "boyfriend", "Kip". He came by last Saturday and then came back around on Monday.

Cole, Kip and Pinky walked to a nearby park. Pinky didn't take her coat, so they decided to come back to the house to get it for her. Cole and Pinky came in the house and Kip stood in our front yard messing around with his bike.

Cole was standing in the door waiting for Pinky and watching Kip when she realized that Rowdy was in the house.
Mommy: "Don't let the dog out."
Cole (in her best annoyed teen-girl voice): " I'm not gonna let the dog out."

It was at that exact moment that she opened the storm door and allowed it to shut. But in our lovely home you have to PULL the door shut to get it to latch. She didn't do that. Rowdy, hearing the door open, sprang to his feet and shot out into the front yard.

Rowdy circled Kip twice and proceeded to shall I say this nicely....
ummmm....he proceeded to make happy with Kip's leg.

Rowdy can be a bit intense when he is "making happy" with a leg. He was humping like crazy. Had a good grip. He was really enjoying that leg. Really. enjoying. it.a lot.
Kip was screaming "Help ! Help ! I'm being violated !" and " You're the mom, you're not supposed to laugh."

Yes, I'll admit it. I laughed. I laughed hard. I almost wet myself.

Meanwhile, Cole is now in the front yard posing like Miss America, checking her nails...fixing her hair.
Mommy: Aren't you going to help your boyfriend ?!?"
Cole: " Ewww...I don't want to get dirty."

Pickles is the house watching the scene from the window laughing his head off.
Pinky finally dislodged the dog from Kip's leg and poor, poor Kip made a beeline for the house.

It took us about 5 minutes to round up the dog,(he gets really excited after he's had him some leg) and Kip finally went back outside after we put Rowdy in the house.

I told Cole in passing if he still talks to you after all that, he must really like you a lot.

He's still talking to her.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Self sabotage (or Why things don't always go as planned)

It almost always happens. I usually see it coming.
I try not to mention exciting activities, because I know it causes their behavior to spiral out of control.

I was supposed to take the kids roller skating today....
I sent 'Cole a text message telling her of our plans. She's usually pretty good about not telling anyone anything because she knows what usually happens.

She told Daisy. Daisy told Pinky.
Trouble brewed all day yesterday. Brewed like a carafe of Starbucks coffee.
I tried warnings and probably even some threats.
I even allowed Pinky to invite a friend over to play hoping it would cause them (the twins) not to fixate so much on each other.

It worked until the friend went home.

It wasn't a knock-down-drag-out fight as usual.... but it did involve hitting and crying.
And of course no skating today.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Still Present and Accounted For

Well, we are 16 days into a new year. Everyone is just plugging along. The children dropped the new computer on the floor, luckily it didn't break.

Pickles is grounded and has been because of his terrible grades.
'Cole is in L.O.V.E with a boy. It'd be cute if it weren't so sickening.
Pinky has major pre-teen attitude.
Daisy is just Daisy.

I've recovered from Christmas and I feel pretty good about the new year. This is the year of fixing up our home. We've lived here 10 years and the house is starting to look like we've been here 10 years.

My first home-improvement project for this year will be the main bathroom. New paint, new flooring and new bath accessories.

I feel pretty positive so far this year. Everyone gets a fresh start and a chance to make things better.