Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

"Not Me!" Monday

This week after his baseball game Bryson was eating his snack when he started spitting and gagging. When I turned around I did not see him pull a half chewed cricket from his mouth. I mean he was eating Cheese-its, not crickets. I also did not spend 5 minutes looking in the grass to see where he threw it just so I could take a picture of it to show his dad who was coaching his brother's game at the time. Nor was it 5 minutes later and he was still picking black pieces of cricket from his mouth. Nope, that would never happen in our family!

This weekend Brandt's cub scout troop had a Pinewood Derby. Our family is always prompt and on time with everything. So it wasn't us that got ready to put our weights on less than an hour before check-in only to realize they were the wrong weights for his design. This didn't result in Dustin making a mad-dash to Michael's and a 20 minute delay in the race starting just to get it finished, splintered wood and epoxy flying everywhere and all.

Brennan just had his 2 year check up this morning. I took him in between classes, so it was just him and me. It was not my child that walked himself to the door when they called his name and then proceed to turn and try to run when he realized what was about to happen. Nor did I have to get on the scale with him and then weight myself without him while he laid on the floor and cried since he refused to get on the scale. That would totally not be MY luck! Nor did these antics proceed while the evil nurse measured his length, took his temperature, and did his head circumference. So when the nurse came back to give him a shot I got in position to pin him down on the table, since of course this was going to be terrible since getting him to stand on a scale sent him over the edge earlier. Nope, it wouldn't be the same child that actually sat still for the shot, cried maybe 2 seconds after the shot, then proceeded to wave and blow kisses bye as he grabbed a sticker and sucker on the way out the door. Nope, no way was that the same child.

Our house is always so crazy and wild I would never run out of things to blog about and start a Q & A post on my blog. My friend Kierstyn did one a few weeks ago, and I would never steal borrow her idea just to see what followers and lurkers a like want to ask a very testosterone driven household. (So if you have any question, silly or serious I'd love for you to ask it...even if you are a lurker and don't normally comment)

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Q & A Time

I feel like blogging, but I am very time-strapped right now. So I figured this was a perfect time for a question and answer session. So readers and lurkers, feel free to ask me ANYTHING (from the silly to the serious). I'll be picking a few questions and answering them in the next few days.

If you're a lurker, and have never commented, here's your chance. Looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with!

P.S. I am stealing this idea from my friend Kierstyn.

Monday, April 19, 2010

"Not Me!" Monday

This week we started our insane 4 nights a week of baseball, and that is just between 3 boys on 2 teams. I can't imagine how insane it will be when we have 4 boys on 4 different teams. It wasn't me that loaded the diaper bag FULL of snacks and kept shoveling them down Brennan's gullet just to hopefully get a few minutes of peace to watch the games. Even if that was me I would have only fed him healthy snacks like fresh strawberries, pretzels, water, etc. So when I realized those weren't going to hold him off long I did not break out nerds and other candy just to buy me more time. I would never decide that a few moments sanity was worth a very messy child in dire need of a bath by the time we made it home. Nope, not me!

This week in class while watching their iMovie projects, I did not make my freshmen class watch the Mutton Bustin' video I made of the boys along with their projects. I mean true, I think the video is pretty stinking hilarious, but really who would make their students watch it too? I doubt freshmen would want to watch a bunch of little kids riding around on the back of sheep anyway. Since I didn't make them watch it, it wasn't them that was cracking up the entire time either.

This week we took Bluebonnet pictures. This has become a yearly tradition for our family. We have taken pictures of the boys in the Bluebonnets every year since Brandt was a baby. Since this is so important to us, we always rush out the second the Bluebonnets bloom. We never wait until the absolute last minute and have to drive all over the place searching for a semi-decent patch to take pictures in. That would be insane to sometimes drive over an hour just to take pictures of boys in flowers. So this year we heard there was still some nice patches left in town, and as we were driving over there it started pouring on us. Remember we had baseball the other 4 nights this week, and that left this one and only night to take pictures. By the weekend the chances of the Bluebonnets still being there were slim. So it wasn't me praying the entire way over there for there to be no rain. I mean who says prayers like that? Plus it was only 15 minutes from our house and it was pouring at our house and on the way over there, that is until we got 2 minutes from where we were taking pictures. Ah, success! Now getting 4 boys to look and smile at the camera at the same time, well that is a whole different ballgame.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010


We took our annual Bluebonnet pictures yesterday afternoon. You can see last years HERE or the year before HERE. We drove through rain to get there, but thankfully it wasn't raining on the other side of town.
Dustin took this picture, and I think it turned out awesome.

Of course there are always blooper pictures when you try to take pictures of 4 young boys, ah the joys of photographing children.

Brennan was done having his picture taken!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring time

There is something magical about Spring time as everything comes back to life after the lull of winter. The weather is warming up, ok it can be down right HOT in Texas in the Spring. The flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, new life abounds everywhere you look. It is hard to miss God's handiwork, especially in the Spring. We were fortunate enough to get to visit my uncle's farm on Easter while he still had several new babies.
These kittens were just a few days old
This foal was 4 weeks old
This foal was 5 weeks old
What a fun day we had! The boys are all huge animal lovers, and they were in complete heaven all day. So glad that the rain let up so were finally able to go...3rd time is a charm.

Monday, April 12, 2010

"Not Me!" Monday

I have not done a "Not Me!" Monday in over 2 months so I think today would be a good day to write one. Things are flying by in warp speed at our house right now. I hope to have several blog posts of some of the things we have been up to on here this week.

This week I did not get so desperate for my almost 2 year old to go bed one night that I actually climbed in the toddler bed with him. I certainly exceed the weight limit, and it would be super crowded on that crib sized mattress for a momma and a baby. Nor would I have loved the extra loving and the hugs and kisses and stayed there for over 20 minutes before finally pulling myself out. Nope, not me!

This week we did not drive over 2 1/2 hrs (with no traffic) to Galveston, Texas so the boys could do Mutton Bustin' (riding on the back of a sheep) at their fair. You see we had baseball opening ceremonies the next morning at 8 AM, and they weren't even going to start the Mutton Bustin' until 8:45 PM. Not to mention a 2 1/2 hr drive back home when they finished. Since we didn't go, it certainly wasn't my mother that ran out of gas on I-45 in downtown Houston in 5 o'clock traffic on a Friday afternoon. Nor would it take us over 1 1/2 hrs for everyone to pile into our van to go get gas and get back to her car only to find it hooked up to a tow truck when we arrived. Had that been us, it would have be great to know in Houston if you dial 311 they will send a tower to get you off the highway free of charge. Awesome to know, you know in case this doesn't happen again since my mother has never run out of gas before.

During Opening Ceremonies for baseball we were at the ball park from 8 AM to 2 PM. I am very diligent about sunscreen, so it wasn't me who forgot to put it on my back and is now the same shade as a lobster. In my defense, until last year I had long hair so I have never had to put sunscreen on my back, because my hair covered it. Ouch, I certainly won't be making that mistake again.

This week Brayden turned 6. We were not crazy enough to let him invite both Kindergarten classes to come to our house for a building party. We stopped having parties at our house when he turned 2, and for a reason. So we would not decide to be glutens for punishment now. The little kits you can get from Lowe's every other Saturday + 25 Kindergartners + hammers and nails + MY house = total insanity. We would never be that crazy. So it wasn't in the middle of the night that one of the 5 little boys who spent the night got up and started walking around the kitchen. I ran in there just in time to watch him walk over to my trash can, open it, pee in it, turn around and go lay back down as if nothing happened. You see the light in the kitchen was off, but the light in the hall and bathroom were on. Wouldn't it make logical sense to walk towards to light? I thought so!

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Monday, April 5, 2010

The Next Babe Ruth?

Brennan is 23 months old and in LOVE with baseball. He loves going to his brothers' practices. He however thinks he is just as big as they are. Since Dustin is the coach we get there a little early so Brennan can "practice" before everyone gets there. He does an incredible job of hitting the ball off the tee, switch hitting even. He can hit it further than several kids on the team who are 4-6 years old.