Inspired Me Monday

26 Jul

Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ’till tomorrow,

but children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.

So quiet down cobwebs! Dust go to sleep!

 I’m rocking my baby. Babies don’t keep.

– Ruth Hamilton


*sigh* The day is done! The house isn’t as clean as it could be. Theres dishes in the sink, laundry to be folded and diapers to be cleaned. MrMan is still at work and the kids are fast asleep. Quiet, how I miss you! Naptimes are few and far between, these days. Little Missie occasionally takes her nap…but then I regret it when she is awake until 11pm and wakes up at 7am. Peanut is transitioning from two naps to one…and that is always hard. It’s a good month of just plain grumpiness. And poor peanut, he has had a really rough week.

First he opened the drawer underneath the oven and burnt his two little fingers. Boy, he didn’t like that. Then slipped and fell…three times during that days bath. Next day his sister pulled his toe(thanks MrMan for teaching her that!!) so hard that I really thought it was broken. But its not! Whew! Then he bit his lip, fell off the bed,  hit his head on the tv stand, got a diaper rash, found out he can’t drink cows milk and I’m pretty sure he’s cutting teeth. It is just a tough week for my little man. He’s definitely getting a little extra mommy time this week.!

Pictures have been slow lately. Time to start taking more! I guess it’s just be a lazy week. This is how we’ve all been feelin’ I guess…


Doesn’t she just look zonked?


Mama, why’d you have to say that?

16 Jul

Not even noon and I’ve had to wash the floors…twice. Give peanut a bath. Clean little girls room….twice. Spank a bottom. Pick up toys. Throw away make up. Pick up toys again.

Yeah, I know there are days like this. I get it. I do! But cooome on!

Started when little missie woke up at 5:45 this morning. She has been up and causing terror since then. Opened a box of small clothes and threw them around the room. Went potty on her floor. Bent and broke her window blinds. Flipped her mattress over. Toppled all her shelves. This was all before I woke up. Then got into my makeup…covered her and her brother in my last mascara. Went potty in the kitchen because she couldn’t find her stool for the potty. Filled up a dirty, old milk cup with water and poured it on her brothers head. Got back into the box of clothes I just picked up and emptied them all through her room while her brother was in the bath. Tore her newly made bed apart. Is currently in her room making loud noises. I’m almost afraid to see what is going on.

Why, oh why, doesn’t this kid take naps anymore?

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

wordless wednesday-one year ago today

14 Jul

Peanut Turns One!

10 Jul

     This past week went by like a whirlwind! Last Saturday, our in laws from Maine came. Celebrated America’s birthday on Sunday, then it was time for Little mans birthday on Monday! Some more family and friends came for our laid back swim party and bbq. It was a scorcher out there! Hot and muggy, for sure. At least in the high 90’s! Perfect day for swimming, to say the least.





After a couple hours in the sun…everyone was red and ready to eat! Enjoyed the air conditioning in the clubhouse…then headed back to our place down the hill for presents and cake. Yum!

That’s right. He ate the whole piece…and wanted more!

He’s such a big boy! So close to walking, we just have to build up that confidence! Soon, I’m sure. Loves to eat, probably as much as his sister. Lol, and she isn’t a bird either! I’d say his favorite things in life are the tv remote, his sippy cup and…his mom. Oh yeah, he loves me. And I have to say, I just love that little stinker, too.