Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A potty training first.

This post is Rated G.. but not for general audiences.. Rated G as in Don't read this if you get Grossed out easily. Don't say I didn't warren you..

So your still reading..
I have been a mother for about 12 1/2 years. I have successfully potty trained 3 children and working on the 4th.. What I have found is that going pants less has seem to work best for all of my kids.. So that is how one would have found Little Man today. He was wearing his older brothers shirt so it sort of looked like a dress on him and he had nothing on the bottom.. This was working well.. He ran to his potty chair and peed 3 or 4 times though out the morning and he even told me when he had to flower(LOL I couldn't help but put that one of my blogging friends uses that for the word well lets use numbers, #2) So we were doing well today.. I headed off to a different room to do some stuff leaving him laying on the floor watching TV and drinking his sippy cup.
Next thing you know I hear him screaming and crying and spitting.. Yes spitting.. I went to see what was wrong but he had already made his way to me still screaming, yelling and spitting..
Here is what I saw.

Me... Oh no honey did you spill your pop all over your (he calls everything he drinks pop)

I was thinking he was laying on the floor and maybe the took the lid off his sippy cup.

Little Man.... NO me pee mommy.. yucky pee, on no pee.

PEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIKES... I don't even want to think about the fact that he kept spitting like something was in his mouth that shouldn't been... EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW..

He was soaked.. there was wet all over his cloths his face his hair... the very 1st thing I did was said come on baby lets get in the bathtub. then it hit me.. NO Wait we will want pictures to blog about this one LOL..

So there you have it.. A potty training first for me.

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Wordless Wednesday(Texting Toddler)

While at Grandma's house(my mom's) back on April 18,2008 Little Man got his hands on my brothers(also pictured) cell phone.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Weekend Recap April 25-27,08

The above picture I took Saturday while at the lake thought it would be perfect for my Weekend Recap photo for this week.
We had a relaxing weekend at home... AT HOME for us means we didn't have to travel for Princess's traveling tournament softball team.. or for any other activity for one of the other kids out of town. We did however have a few softball games for Princess's local Jr High team.. Local as in traveling to surrounding towns(with in an hour or so from home). It was also the big Webkinz weekend in which Mr Man and Sweet Pea were so excited about, as was grandma(my mom who got the kids started in the whole webkinz thing in the 1st place a year or so ago) and DH and I had plans this weekend here at the house.. His plans were to cut the grass and clean up the yard and my plans were to clear out the basement get it in order and scrub it down. So those were the plans.. Now onto the weekend.

Friday night after school and after DH got home from work, Mr Man, Sweet Pea and Little Man went with my mom to there 1st night of webkinz fun.. I'm not sure exactly what they did but they hit a few of the stores that were doing webkinz activities and having deals on webkinz. Like they need more webkinz.. Mr Man and Sweet Pea had 11 each going into this weekend and Princess had 10, but she is sort of over the whole webkinz thing these days. .

While my kids were off with grandma for webkinz fun and to spend the night, DH Princess and I drove 30 minutes east for her Friday night softball game.. Not a pretty game Princess only got to pitch the last two innings and sat the bench the rest of them.. OH I guess she was there DH(ummmm not Dear Husband but designated hitter) here is a picture from that.. We lost Friday nights game. After the games one of the girls on her team asked of Princess could spend the nights, we didn't have plans away from home on Saturday so we said yes.. and off she went.. DH and I had the house to our self.. BUT we are old LOL.. Plus DH had been up since 5am and it was pushing 9pm as it was.. So we came home ate a late dinner and DH fell asleep and I watched the shows I taped Thursday night. We are an exciting couple can't ya tell LOL.

Saturday morning rolled around and I was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO looking forward to sleeping in.. I mean NO kids at home at all and nothing pressing to do or be at.. wouldn't you look forward to just sleeping until your eyes opened with no alarm clock ringing or kids saying mommy can I wake up.
I stayed up way to late again it was close to 2am before I went to sleep but at 8am my cell phones ring.. It's Princess. "hey mom do we have plans for today or tonight?" me" what time is it? it's your day off from ball why are you awake so early??" Her "well mom do we?" Me "no why?" Her "well in that case can so and so and so and so and so and so and I do this and that tonight?" me "Princess it's 8am you don't want to do this till 7PM and you are calling me at 8am on a day I could have slept till my eyes opened????" her "well can I??" me "I don't know call me in and hour I'm going back to sleep" her "but mom we have to make plans" me " I'll tell ya in an hour I love you baby, good bye"
I close my eyes thinking I should wake up and get started on the basement but I'm sleepy I just dosed off just as the home phone rings.. I'm tempted to get up and answer but figured if it was one of the kids or family they would call my cell phone which is next to my bed and the home phone is not in my room.. So I let the answering machine get it. I hear "KC this is so and so,TM mom, we were wondering if Princess has plans for today we are going here and I told TM we could take Princess with us if she didn't have plans we will be leaving here at 9:30 AM but you can give me a call on my cell phone" I thought about getting up calling her back but then thought. NAH... it's my day to sleep a little bit longer and Princess is over at MT's house anyways right now. I close my eyes and my cell phone rings, It's Princess... "Hi mom" me "what's up?" her "Has TM mom called you yet. TM called my cell, so mom can I go" "honey aren't you at MT's house" yeah but her mom is leaving at 10:30 for work and I TM said if you wanted you could drop me off to where they are whenever I can get there" Me "fine ok, I'll pick you up around 10:30am and I'll drop you off, but I"m need to go call TM's mom back to get the details" her "your the best mom bye" At this point I knew there was no sleeping in for me and I looked at DH and told him we need to get this girl her own personal secretary, He LOL and agreed with me..
So I got up and spent from 8:30am and went to work at cleaning out and organizing the basement. at 10am I came out of the basement and got dressed to pick up Princess.. I bought her home and got her showered and dressed and then went and dropped her off at the women's retreat that was going on at our Rec center in which TM mom was working and wanted Princess to come and hang out with TM so she would have a friend there.. So that is what Princess did from 11:30am till 5pm She got the royal treatment there, facial, manicures pedicures, her hair styled and lunch was included.. she had a great time..

Meanwhile I went back to work on the basement and got it all scrubbed and looking great. Our basement is unfinished cement block walls and open rafters and cement floors.. so this was cleaning cob webs and using bleach water to scrub walls and floors.. While I was doing this.. DH was out working on the yard.. about 12:30pm my mom pulled in the drive way with the kids I wasn't yet finished with the basement but very close.. DH was cutting grass so mom came in and stayed with the kids.. They just got back from yet another outing of webkinz store activities.. they had there face painted and were NOW proud owners of 14 webkinz each..
Here are some of there Saturday face painting webkinz fun.

My mom ate lunch with us and even stayed while I took a shower so she could keep an eye on the kids while DH was still cleaning up the yard... around 2pm or so she was ready to head home and Mr Man went with her to spend the night but mostly to go play with M my mom's neighbors his webkinz buddy LOL.

Princess had been in touch with me and her plans fell though with her friends for the evening, but my grandma was at this women's retreat thing and had asked Princess if she wanted to spend the night with grandma(my grandma the kids great grandma) So Princess was going to spend the rest of the time in Grandma's care after the thing was over.

This left DH and myself with the younger two kids.. Little Man wanted to go ride bikes and Princess wanted to go to the park and play and DH wanted to go on a drive(Crazy man has he see the price of gas) I wanted to get ride of the garbage that I bagged up from the basement.. I had had a thought... I knew were a public dumpster was where we could not only take the trash, but it was a little bit of a drive, and there was a park and if we took the kids bikes we could let them ride bikes while we took a nice walk with them... where is such a place you ask.. My favorite camp grounds up at the lake..... So we popped the back seat out of the van loaded up the bikes and the trash and away we went to the lake.
1st stop was the dumpster and bye bye bags of trash.. (don't worry I did recycle what I could) Then it was to the state park campgrounds where the kids played at the playground for about an hour while DH sat in our camping chairs and watched them play.. then we took a nice hike though some of there hiking trails, then we took a bike ride for Little Man around the campground and to the camp store where the kids got ice cream. Then we loaded the bikes back into the van and went to the beach.

WOW what a mess the beach was, there was big huge trees and drift wood all over the place looked totally different then I'm use to seeing it.. This hug tree had drifted in and was really really inbeded into the sand.. you could tell it came from the lake and not a tree from the area above the beach.. yet was was a huge tree not just a branch from a tree.. It's going to take alot of work to have the beach ready for summer. I am interested to see if they leave this huge tree on the beach or if they will remove it. It made for some really cute pictures though.. After leaving the beach we visited one of the island, a tiny one you can just drive too. Then headed back home

Here is a slide show from our time at the lake.

Sunday we woke up got the kids dressed and headed off to Sunday school.. After church Mr Man, Sweet Pea and Little Man went with my mom and dad for more Webkinz stuff. Here are the picture mom took of the kids getting there face painted on Sunday afternoon.

While the kids and my mom were out having webkinz fun.. DH and I took Princess to her local Jr High softball games. They were not so local an hour away.. but it was a double header so it wasn't too bad. We won one and lost one. This team is not even close to being good, oopes did I say that LOL.. but they are just starting out in this world of fastpitch.. Princess has been playing fastpitch for the last 3 years and has done it year round for those 3 years this is like breathing to her she doesn't have to think about it, it all just comes to her.. These girls here in town last summer was there 1st year ever to play fastpitch and last year only did the summer league and lost all 12 of there games. This year they got together to play in the Jr High league ageist other schools and asked Princess to play with them.. She is not in Jr high yet and is the youngest on the team but the one who knows the most about it. So far after yesterdays game for this Jr High league the team is now 3-5... So they are getting better.. Last year going 0-12

Princess pitched 8 innings yesterday and only gave up one run.. the 4 other pitchers they pitched were not so lucky.. the 1st game we lost 11-7 8 of those run came in the 1st inning before they pulled the pitcher and put in Princess, then she gave up one, and the last inning they put another pitcher in and she gave up 2. The 2nd game we won 23-14.. When Princess came out in the 6th inning the score was 23-6. Our girls bats were really ON this game.

Here is a short clip of Princess up to bat.

here is an even shorter one of a very pretty change up pitch. She tricked me and the batter. She had been throwing in heat so I got the camera changed over to video thinking I would tape a clip of her heat then she threw the change up insteed.. so that is what I got on video. but it was a sweet chang up. :)

After the games I headed right over to church where my mom had taken the kids early to get them signed up for the awana's pinewood derby. Sunday night was the last night for awana's for the year, so there was no church Just the award night, awana's store, then the clubbers of the month for the whole year were recognized and then they did the pinewood derby.
My camera wasn't doing very well inside the church nothing was turning out right.. But Sweet Pea and Mr Man were the only ones who got there book ribbons for finishing there books This was Sweet Pea's 1st years in Sparks and she finished the 1st year book.. Mr Man started awana's late and didn't finish his book the 1st year, so the 2nd year he had to finish his 1st book, and this year had to to finish his 2nd book and Almost finished his 3rd book, but didn't make it.. but he got his ribbon for the 2nd book.
I'm not sure if he moves up to T and T next year or if he stays in sparks.. I better check on that huh??? Anyways both of them got called down for not only there ribbons but also with the clubbers of the month..
I took these pictures after church outside in front of the church so they would turn out better then the ones we took inside.

Here are a few pictures of them showing off there derby cars.. Mr Man made his a UT hummer, and Sweet Pea a pink Tinkerbell car. They both lost in the 1st round.. but Sweet Pea went on to race until the 4th round where she lost her 2nd time and Mr man I think it was the 6th or 7th round.

Here is another slide show.. to end my Weekend Recap for this week.. It is the indoor pictures from Awana's Sunday night.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Meme Monday 4/27/08

IF your looking for my Weekend Recap for the week, I'm sorry I'm a little behind.. check back after dinner tonight and I should have it up and posted.. IT was a super fun weekend can't wait to blog all about it.
Now onto my Meme Monday..

Saw this over at Annie's blog and decided to join in

I'm going to post this as part of my Meme Monday post but I'm typing in my answers on Tuesday 4/22/08 at 11:45 PM.

Where is your cell phone? in my bedroom on DH's end table as he uses it as his alarm in the morning.

Your significant other? In bed asleep.

Your hair? a mess with nothing in it.

Your mother? My guess on the Internet or watching TV in bed at her house.

Your father? My guess would be sleeping at his house

Your favorite thing? my family

Your dream last night? I don't remember last nights dream..

Your favorite drink? Sunkist

Your dream/goal? to get the house clean and keep it that way until after Little Man's birthday and if I'm dreaming big.. I would say until summer is over LOL

The room you’re in? the foyer which is opened to my living room, and has door ways into the bathroom, the boys bedroom and my bedroom.. and the front door is right behind me.

Your ex? Don’t have one.

Your fear? the price of gas.. it went up to $3.60 per gal today in our town.. YICKES...

Where do you want to be in 6 years? oh my goodness 6 years from now I'll have an 18 year old, a 14 year old, a 12 year old and an 8 year old.. I don't know where I want to be.. but a little bigger house wouldn't be bad.. and hopefully I'll be thinner by then.

Where were you last night? At home.

What you’re not? tall

Muffins? yes please

One of your wish list items? New carpet

Where you grew up? about 20 miles from here

Sad? Nah!

The last thing you did? Read Annie's blog

What are you wearing? Red with pink and white hearts sleep pants with my basketball t-shirt(from Princess's basketball team this year)

Your TV? 32″. Not flat screen. I figure we’ll upgrade when this one dies. But for now it’s great!(this was Annie's answer but I have to Ditto all of it)

Your pets? we have 4 kids so we have 4 cat's Sox, Tiger, Candy and Kit-kat

Your computer? some guy my dad works for built it from spare part of old computers so I have no idea what it is.. but it runs fast and was like brand new with nothing on it when I got it so I have tons and tons of memory for all my pictures.

Your life? Busy. Crazy. Happy. Full. (I'll 2nd that all also)

Your mood? Sleepy and wishing Little Man would fall asleep.. I put him in bed at 8pm but he keeps coming out and has yet to fall asleep and it is now Midnight

Missing someone? No

Your car? Old, 1996 grand caravan

Something you’re not wearing? socks and shoes works for me also

Favorite store? anyplace I can get a good deal on what I need

Your summer? hopefully warm and fun

Like someone? Yes.

Your favorite color? black and Pink

When is the last time you laughed? A few times tonight

Last time you cried? April 16, 2008 last Wednesday when I was reading comments from my WW post.

Who will repost this? Anyone looking for things to add to there blog..

Another meme I found for this weeks post is a photobucket meme..
Storyteller over at Small Reflections did this meme as part of her T13 post. It looked like fun and she invited us all to play along, so I am.

Here are Da rules.
1. Go to
2. Type in your answer to the question in the “search” box
3. Use only the first page
4. Insert the picture into your Blog.

1. What is your current relationship stat?

2. What is your current mood?

3. What is your favorite band/singer?
dont have one

4. What is your favorite Movie?
Star Wars or gone with the wind or
Pirates of the caribbean or Sweet Home Alabama

5. Where do you live?

Sorry dear MI. blogging buddies.. it was on the 1st page :)
Ohio Moms

6. Where do you work?
spoiled stay at home mom and wife

7. What do you look like?
Katherin Hepburn well according to THIS

8. What do you drive?
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan

9. What is your favorite TV show?
greys anatomy

10. Describe yourself?

Sing a Joyful Song

11. What are you doing today?
kids ball practice (today being Thursday 4/24/08)
Jordan's 1st Tee ball practice

12. What did you do last night?
watched super nanny

13. What is your name?


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Friday, April 25, 2008

Faith-Lift Friday (4/25/08)

Encourage others and yourself! Share a scripture, quote, devotional, lyrics, or anything that has blessed you and strengthened you in your faith.

Be of Good Cheer
John 16:33
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Isn't it wonderful to know that even in tribulation we can Be Of Good Cheer. Why, because God has overcome the world.. what peace we can rest in knowing this.

To read others who are writing Faith-Lift Friday post this week, head over to Taking The Challenge

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