Friday, May 29, 2015


This little man got a new balance bike.

I wasn't sure if this was going to be fun,

or a total waste of time and money.

He loves it!
So far, he's still in the straddle walk stage,

but after only a few days,

he's figuring it out!

He's much more eager to mess with

this than his tricycle,

so I guess it's a win!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Bored Braids

Someone's mom got bored while watching a movie.

One hour and 27 braids later....

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Babycakes: Can I have a treat?

Me: Nope.  You already had dessert.

B: Pleeeeeeeeeease Can I have a treat?!

Me: No!  You already had a treat today,  You can't have treats all day.  Please don't ask again.

B: Please can I have treats all day?

Monday, May 18, 2015

Big Boy

I finally managed to get

someone's picture taken,

and only two months after his birthday!

I was pretty torn about whether

to go with the locs in his hair,

which can make him look

a bit girly,

or hack it off.

I think he looks just like a little man!

Friday, May 15, 2015


And just like that,


Oh, how I wish that was true,

but Mother Nature isn't cooperating,

and it's still cool enough that

no one is wearing shorts yet.

But we're already planning

a trip to Colorado to visit

Nana and Papa,

hit the museum,

the mountains,

and our favorite zip line place.

I fully intend to nap




until then.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

No More Manic Monday!

School's Out!

Ok, just sorta.

The big kids are done with

their highschool co-op,

which officially ends Manic Monday

for the year!

I'm so excited!

We still have our at home schooling to do,

but with all the homework finished,

that feels like nothing!

We've already declared next Monday

as an official jammies day,

and you will find us all clad

in our favorite pajamas all day!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Just when I thought this week was finally over....

Hubs has strep!

and we have out last

day of homeschool PE.

This year I taught

three through seven year old kids

how to kick,





and play every kind of tag imaginable.

While I loved it,

I am looking forward to not doing it next year!

Next year, Babycakes will be in that class,

and I know both of us will appreciate

me not being his teacher for this level of chaos!

I am unimaginably glad this extra long week is over,

and now lets just pretend

my house doesn't look like it was bombed,

my kids didn't eat more then their

fair share of junk,

and my toddler's clothes are clean


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Still Keep Going.......

I loaded up my herd

and trekked back to the city today

for my monthly MS infusion,

Since the idea of taking them

to the infusion center with me

is rather nightmare-ish,

they stayed with friends.

Don't feel too sorry for them,

cuz I think they had fun without me:
 After that, we headed to the history fair.

This year I brought George Lucas,
 Ireana Sendler,
 and Ms. Jane Austin

I can't tell you how much my kids

love this event,

and it was worth the


fight with the printer to get here!