Why do the kids ask me for something as soon I sit down? 

Why do I bother cleaning up the puppy’s toys when I know she’s going to drag them right back out again? 

Why do I put away the kids toys when I know Bubby is going to drag them all over the playroom (At least I can shut the door!)?

Why does it rain on days where I want to get out of the house?

Why did the garbageman pick up the trash on Labor Day? Now I have a trash can full of trash because I thought they would come Tuesday.

Why is Sweet Pea obsessed with having cheese for a snack, EVERY DAY?

Why aren’t moms paid, in something besides awesome hugs, kisses, and laughs?

Why are my kids so cute when they play together?

Why can I never be caught up on laundry?

Why does my house get so dusty?

Why does Bubby’s hair grow in faster in the back than it does everywhere else?

Why won’t my yard grow grass instead of thousands of prickly weeds? I know why, but it still irritates me that we can’t enjoy our back yard. 

Why are the sniffles not going away for Sweet Pea?

Why does Sweet Pea ask me ten thousand questions, every day? Why does she repeat herself over and over till I want to scream?! (Oh that’s right, she is FOUR)

Why does Bubby squeal like a pig when he doesn’t get his way? (oh, yeah, he’s 2)

Why haven’t I blogged more?



The Crazy Things that my children say..

I haven’t done this in forever. I’ve been trying to note my favorite sayings on my phone, because I want to keep it somewhere I can read when they are older. 🙂

A few weeks ago we were at a party where Sweet Pea informed me that “Doritos taste like fire.”

All righty then.

When we had Spartacus, we had Sweet Pea help us with his poop. Most of the time she would do it without saying anything, but one time she told me.. “But MOM, that’s not my favorite!!” And cleaning up poop is my favorite past time. Silly girl.

The kids and I went to Starbucks. I got them a water or juice, but Bubby wanted my coffee. I told him no, and then he says. “That’s mommy’s juice!” 🙂 Yes it is baby, mama needs her caffeine. haha

Sweet Pea informed Jason and I that she doesn’t like boys, “boys are gross, I only like dads”.

Can we keep it that way? We told her she can’t date till she is 35.

A couple of weeks ago we were preparing to go to the beach. I was taking my time cutting up strawberries and a pineapple to make a fruit bowl for the kids. Sweet Pea was not impressed. She told me I wasn’t doing it right, because my friend T, made her kids fruit kabobs. She informed me that I needed to buy sticks for the next time we went to the beach.

She is bossy, and I swear she gets that from her father.





HA! (She’s cursed, she gets it from both of us)

We were driving with the dog last week and Sweet Pea told us that the dog would like to listen to “Call Me Maybe”. This has been one of Sweet Pea’s favorite songs and asks for us to play it all the time. lol

Finally, this morning as I was getting them some cereal Sweet Pea asks me who makes the stove and refrigerator. Before I could answer her she said “I know! Elves make them, you know, the ones who make presents for kids. They make appliances then they put them in people’s homes while they are sleeping”. I have no idea where she gets her ideas. But they are super cute.

Like I’ve said before, things are rarely dull in our house. I’m sure Bubby will be coming up with his own soon. He’s is starting to talk our ears off, in a language we can understand.

Mommy bribed the kids with ice cream so she could get her grocery shopping done!

Let me tell you a spooky story..

Sweet Pea keeps us entertained, and her latest thing is to tell us spooky stories while we are eating dinner. I took a video of it the other night. This one was about a big dog and cake. 🙂 She gets really into it.

And now that I have figured out to embed videos (WordPress and photobucket don’t mix), here is Bubby’s Be-bot video. 🙂

We have some cute kids, if I say so myself.

Why staying home is worth it. (Things my kid’s say and do #??)

I am incredibly fortunate that we can afford for me to stay at home with our children. Before giving birth to Sweet Pea I thought I would okay with possibly getting a job. Haha After she was born, it almost physically hurt to leave her. (Of course, now that they are both a little older, some grown-up time would be nice haha)

Anyway, I would miss so much stuff if I wasn’t home to enjoy it.

For example, an hour ago, Bubby grabbed a bowl from the cabinet, opened the pantry and grabbed some cereal. Then he proceeded to open up the cereal and pour it into his bowl (mostly successful in not spilling). He is a very determined little boy.

A couple of weeks ago we went to a local museum and walked through a cool tunnel lit up with neon stuff and black light. Sweet Pea grabs me hand and says “I am freaking.out!” She is 4 going on 15.

Sweet Pea also told me one day that she would like Santa to bring her a Pony. I’m sure that would be great for our yard that is not much bigger than a postage stamp. 😉

Bubby came up to me the other morning, grabbed my hair brush and started brushing my hair. After he was done he told me I looked pretty. (or pr-ee-y) Then said “hair out of eyes” and brushed my hair away from my face. He also tells me I look cute everytime I wear a skirt. ❤

We had to take the kids to the doctor a couple of weeks ago. They both had high fevers and were complaining that their throats hurt. So I told Sweet Pea where we were going, and she got upset, and said, “NO! I don’t want my belly cut!!” She was a little worried after my surgery and we had a long talk about it. Which ended up with her asking me where babies come from… that conversation will have to wait a few years. haha

Finally, here is a link to a video of Bubby’s versions of robot and motorcycle. (I don’t know how to embed videos without having to pay) It is worth it to click the link. He says “I’m done” when he realizes I am recording him.

Bubby’s version of Robot.

I have to get myself ready to take the kids to the movies… it should be interesting with Bubby.

An update post.

I am going to be honest, I haven’t felt like blogging. I haven’t felt like doing much of anything lately.

Just a quick post to update everyone.

Bubby – is talking our ears off. He will not let his big sister talk for him. He wants to tell us thing. It is so cute, yet hard to understand. He doesn’t speak the clearest, but it is adorable. The other day, he came up to tell me “Are you going to dance, or not?” His little hand signals were so cute. Then he told me to “come on” dragged me to the garage and we danced to the music Jason was playing in the garage.


He started a tumbling class, and LOVES it. It is totally up his alley. I’ll share some pictures in the next post.

Sweet Pea – So talkative as usual. She had a doctor’s appointment this past week. The doctor told me she always forgets how old Sweet Pea is because she is SO talkative and speaks so clearly. Anyway, she is perfectly healthy. Still 50% in height and weight. (36lbs and 40 inches). She has the longest legs though, I feel like I am always buying her clothes because she outgrows all her skirts and dresses so quickly. Luckily she doesn’t need to wear pants here. 😉

She still loves ballet class and is getting better at it every week.

Jason – He went on a 2 week deployments to some islands near Australia. I think he enjoyed it for the most part, even though he didn’t really want to go at first. He did get a sinus infection while there, so that was miserable having to fly in a plane with pressurization problems. He is very stressed with work. He has some qualifications he needs to get and a test he needs to pass. So if you could please say a prayer or two from him? He doesn’t care much for his duty station, and the extra stress on him makes it more difficult for him. Thank you.

Me – I don’t know if I posted this before, I got accepted into Franklin University in Ohio. I will be taking an online degree program to become a certified personal financial planner. I will help people get out of debt, plan for retirement, etc. I am excited to get started. Unfortunately I won’t be taking any summer classes because I had some things to deal with (such as Jason being gone for 2 weeks) And on another “interesting” tidbit, I had to have an emergency laparoscopic surgery performed. I’ll post more details on that later, but let’s just say. my ovaries SUCK. lol It is a long story and I don’t want to type it all right now.

Other than that, things have been chugging along.


My Puddin’ Face

Bubby is still quite a messy little toddler. As you can see by this picture.

He’s lucky he is so cute and so sweet. His messes can be frustrating.

Playing dress up with Sissy.

But those baby blues and blonde curls melt me.

Those curls!!

Although I would love for him to get to the stage where I am not having to clean up after him, seemingly, 24/7, I am going to miss his sweet little baby hugs. Time, please slow down.

Things my kids say…

I haven’t done one of these in a long time.

Stuck in the walker that Baby S was supposed to use... haha

And I have sucked at blogging lately. I just started a new semester in school, I am in the process of switching to a new school to a program that better suits my career choice (I’ve FINALLY decided I want to be a certified personal financial planner, I love budgets!). Sweet Pea and Jason went to a father daughter dance, pictures coming soon. And we got a DOG. Recently, I’ve also come down with a slight tummy bug which is kicking my butt. So I’ve been just a tiny bit busy.

Anyway, here we go.

Sweet Pea told us that she had to turn the ceiling fan on, I asked her why, she said “Because I tooted and it stinks!!”

Sweet Pea recently got a Melissa and Doug wooden pizza maker, its really cute. So she was pretending to call me on her phone from her play kitchen asking what kind of pizza I wanted. She stopped me mid-sentence and said “Hold on, the pizza maker has to poop!”

I was cleaning the floors a couple of weeks ago. Something I do 3-4 times a day, thanks to my lovely son who is one of the messiest kids on the planet. She told me, “Don’t worry about it Mommy, we are human vacuum cleaners.” Then proceeds to pick up cheerios off the floor and try to eat them. The thought was sweet, but no, we don’t eat food off the floor.

We were at the dinner table a week or so ago, and we were joking around. Sweet Pea raises up her little fist, and goes “Want a piece of this?!”. Thank you, Aunt M, for teaching her that. haha 🙂

Finally, today we were walking out to get Burger King. I know, I am a bad mommy, but I cannot fix them dinner while I am in the bathroom half the day.. so I let her hold the money. She said, “what number is this? 20? I don’t like 20’s! I like 100’s!”.  Good girl, aim high.

I do have to add a couple of cute tid bits with Bubby. He is talking more clearly every day. We tell him I love you, and he says – “love you too” Even when he is the one who says it first – it is always – love you too. Never, I love you. It is cute though.

And when he kisses you, he grabs you face with both his hands and goes MMMMMMMMMUUUUAAAHHHHHHHH! Seriously, the cutest thing ever.

I will add one more sweet thing Sweet Pea told me today. She came up to me after nap time and told me she had “drips” in her eyes. I asked her why, she told me “Because I miss all my family and friends in North Carolina. That’s where I belong.” Talk about breaking my heart. Most days I am thankful for Jason’s career in the Coast Guard, but moments like that make me wish we had a private jet and lots of money.

Things my kids say.. #7

I haven’t done this in a while, and I am keeping track of them again… although I don’t have anything really cute that Bubby has said.

Well, he does try to sing the Veggietales song, Cebu. We sing it to him and he goes sa boooooooooooooooooo. It’s super cute,  I will have to video tape him for family to see.

Anyway Sweet Pea and I were on the way to downtown and she was talking about Jesus. She informed me that Jesus died to save us for our sins…. and so we could go to the zoo.

One day we went out to eat and she informed me that the man at the other table was eating his french fries because he ate his dinner first.

I usually wear sweatpants and shirt to bed instead of PJ’s. Mainly because most of the PJ’s I owned were very warm, which does not work in Hawaii. So, I’ve been trying to work out more, and  came downstairs after getting ready.. Sweet Pea asks me “Why are you wearing your pajamas to exercise? Those are for sleeping.”

The other day I bought a scarf and wore it in my hair. When I got home, I took it off and Sweet Pea took it and put it around her neck. She then informed me that she was going to get ready and go out with her girlfriends. Then she went into her toy kitchen, pretended to make a food dish, and acted like she was leaving. TOO CUTE.

Finally, she is trying to understand the concept of the past/present/future. Instead of saying today, she asks me what are we going to do “this day”? And what happened on “that day, what’s the word again? Yesterday” when she is talking about something that she did the day before.