Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Friends and Berries

I've really been missing our big city friends.

Sure, we see a few of them,


when we're there on Mondays

for co-op,

but it's just not the same.

I'm so delighted that some of them

were willing to toss aside their schedules

and meet us here:
 A swim in the corn,
 a pursuing of pumpkins,
 a picking of berries,
 and friends!

PS-While we were berry picking, a certain toddler was crazy

about berries.

I joked that we should have weighed him on the way in,

and out,

and paid for the pounds he ate!

 Alas, once we got home, he decided they were yucky

and refused to even consider one!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I Broke It

I broke my house!

I broke my house!

Not just a little broken,

but a lot!

I had the grill too close

and melted it!

My brand mew house!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Happy Birthday to my favorite

tree climbing boy!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Red Handed

I caught him right here,

sitting in the sink,

leisurely eating the potty training rewards.
No, he did not get punished.

I was too busy laughing and taking pictures!

Saturday, October 11, 2014


We're home!

Did 'ja miss us?

 We've kinda got a fall break tradition going.

This year was awesome for so many reasons.

There was hardly anyone there,

which makes it so much more fun.

 This year  Babycakes was tall enough,

and smart enoug,

to play in the little kid area without

attempting to drown himself every

10 minutes!
 Being here did remind me about what was happening exactly a year ago,
 when we were waiting to see if Mama E, Babycakes birthmom,

would be signing over baby brother.

This year was DEFINITELY a lot less stressful!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Can We Keep Him?

We had a little visitor this week!
 He hang out in the garage all weekend.
 I'm not sure if Milo the Wonder Cat brought him in

or if he came in on his own.
He disdained the strawberry, and when set outside,

he took his time, but eventually

hopped away.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Plus Side

There aren't many things about MS

that I can put into the "pro"

side of the pros & cons list,

but I am enjoying watching

all those shows I used to love

and have forgotten so much about

that it's like watching them for the first time!


We're watching a Gilmore Girls Marathon!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Mommy's Little Helper

Furniture shopping assistant:

The kid has good taste,

as these were the most expensive chairs

in the WHOLE store!

Saturday, September 27, 2014


"Mama, I please have

P-I-E punkin pie?"

My two year old can spell pie!

Should I be proud

or ashamed that we talk about P-I-E

so often he knows what it means??

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mom's Day Out

Once a month I head back to the city

for my MS infusion.

I try to make a lunch date with a friend,

and enjoy my day away.

It's truly a mom's day off for me.

A day with no kids

in a town with some good lunch choices,

and lunch with a friend!

Today did not work out so well.

After having lunch with a friend,

I decided to take a "short cut".

(I should not be allowed to take short cuts,

because I ALWAYS get lost along the way,

and end up taking more time than going

the long way!)

Today's short cut was no different than my usual,

and I arrived just a few minutes early.

But only after hitting a skunk and a dirt road

and knocking the plastic protection panel off the bottom of the car.

Which I had no time

or tools to fix.

So after my infusion,

instead of a calm, leisurely afternoon, 

I headed to the grocery store to buy enough

zip ties, which I installed

in the parking lot,

(the dirty parking lot)

to limp the hour and a half drive home.