Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Works for ME! Wednesday

With little time in the morning and no desire to pack Madison's lunch the night before I had to come up with a way to help me have more time in the morning to get 3 kids ready and out the door.

So this is what I do....

1. Make the

2. Pour into individual cups.....

3. Stack in fridge.

This allows me to just grab them and throw them in her sack lunch. It also helps the environment by not using a bunch of baggies. I use these reusable containers for everything in her lunch. You can also use them for pudding, applesauce, dividing a big bag of fruit snacks....the list goes on and on! Enjoy!

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Monday, August 25, 2008


Today I did it.....I bought my first cloth diaper. We are thinking about the change for L-Train.

I put it on him after I got home today. At first he squatted down and then looked at me like I was crazy that I put that thing on him.

Later in the evening I gave him a bath and put him back into a disposal diaper. I did not put any jammies on him since I was calling the others in for baths and I knew he would be in the bathroom getting wet.

Later in the evening (still unclothed) I hear grunting in the back of the house. Not such a big deal when Madison's door is closed but I saw it open so I thought he was in her room getting into something he should not be in. As I am walking down the hall I hear the sound and the word "potty" coming from our room.

Lincoln had pulled off his diaper and was sitting on the potty!!!

Now this would be a wonderful post IF I could also report that he did something in the potty....but it looked like this.....

So does pulling his diaper off and sitting on the potty mean that we can start training? Parker was just weeks over 2 when he was potty trained. Maybe the cloth diapers are a good choice for him right now :)

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Thursday, August 21, 2008


I do not support Obama. Over all this video is sad.....but he should not rely on someone else to feed him his speach.....

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Nine words I use.....definations do not apply to me :)


(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3)Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

(4)Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or Faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' ..... that will bring on a 'whatever').

(8)Whatever: Is a women's way of saying F*cK YOU!

(9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Are You Freakin' Kidding Me?

Read the story here....leave a comment with your thoughts.......

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Wordless Wednesday~Sums UP the FUN!

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Big Cedar Lodge

We went on a little family vacation before Madison had to head back to school.
I was at Bass Pro not too long ago and I was approached by an employee that wanted to sell me a weekend at Big Cedar Lodge for $49. WOW, a weekend in a hotel and access to BCL for a whole weekend. That was a deal :)
However, for this family of 5 to get all packed up and spend a weekend somewhere it has to be more than 2 days if we are driving over 4 hours.

So that being said he had a bigger offer (of course) 3 nights/4 days, sounds good right....it was a BLAST!

We paid $249 for this package. Oh and the catch.....we had to sit and go through a membership deal.....I was really surprised that there was not more pressure to buy. We said "NO" and we took the $200 in Big Cedar Bucks and we ran out the door!
So we ended up paying $49 for the extended time.
Below are some photos of what we did with our $$!

How Sweet is this?

Daddy and L-Train

Lincoln takin' a ride ;)

Momma and Parker

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Happy Birthday, Parker-Man

Our Little Parker-Man turns 3 today!! You have brought a smile to our faces everyday of your life! I hope you enjoy the soccer field your dad painted across the whole back yard today! Go play some soccer, that is all you have talked about doing when you turn 3!
Happy Birthday!
We love you, Mom, Dad, Madison and Lincoln

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