Wednesday, August 26, 2009

first day of school

Ready for their first day - don't they just look thrilled?
waiting with the street gang
bus coming around the corner - look at Sophie's excitement

and, of course, one with zoey

and bear with the lulu and zoey:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

King's Island on $22

We made a quick trip to our favorite theme park, King's Island, outside of Cincinnati. This is such an easy trip for us, we can drive there is less than 1 1/2 hours. We hadn't planned on going, but a neighbor gave us a code to use where we were able to purchase tickets for $22 a person, instead of the usualy $45. That includes the theme park and the water park. If you want the code, post a comment on this post and I'll email you the directions.
If you've never been to King's Island and you have toddlers, this park is great. There is an area called Nickelodeon Universe. It is for young kids. There is Scooby-Doo, Backyardigans, LazyTown, Spongebob, Jimmy Neutron, Fairy Odd Parents, etc. When our kids were younger, we would spend the entire time just in this area alone. A perfect introduction to a theme park. My kids enjoy this park more than Disney World.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


they love without question

they trust with all their heart
they have no idea how much they melt our hearts

and how stinkin' cute they can be

she doesn't care we affectionately call her "chicken head"

she doesn't question why her little girl put her in this plastic bin to watch tv

she only sees it as a safe, snuggly place to take a nap
they still love us even when we bring another puppy home

unconditionally and without question

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Did anyone else watch the 2 hour special last night on this crazy lady? Is she nuts or what? Admitting that she screwed up big time and screwed up the lives of her initial 6 children. The thing that struck me as odd throughout the entire show was the fact that she never once mentioned how she pays for everything. Other than her mother saying Octomom never gave her a dime while living under her parents' roof with her 6 children. How does she pay for that house and who paid for all those renovations? My blood boiled when she was shown in the neonatal unit at the hospital with her fake acrylic nails. Who paid for those nails? That's right, the government. And for some reason, I cannot watch her and not stare at her botox lips.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

under kitchen sink make-over

My kids start school is 2 weeks and my project list is starting to grow. Oh, I dream of all the things I can get done with three off to school all day long.
Well, one thing that I couldn't stand one minute longer, the nasty, messy, unorganized mess under my kitchen sink. Does it get any more gross than this?

Any more unorganized than this? I don't even know what's in there.
Anything nastier than a dirty waste basket and cabinet floor? This is embarrassing.

Okay, everything out and clean, scour and scrap everything accumulated over the last several years. Oh, my better.

A little pretty contact paper. Presto - instant happy :-)

A quick trip to Target to get a couple new bins that fit perfectly for what I need. Alrighty, DONE.
check that one off my list ~ and this only took me 30 minutes (minus the 1 1/2 hour trip to Target because you know a girl just gets googlied eye in that store).
So much better don't you think? This makes me so happy.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sophie's size 6 on ebay now Gap Kids Mini Boden

If you know me, I love my Gap Kids. I have most of Sophie's wardrobe from last fall/winter up on ebay. She was a size 6 last winter. You can check it out here.

This is Gap Kids
More Gap Kids
Mini Boden
A little Gymboree (oh look, pants still have tags on them)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

our fairy garden

My two youngest wanted to create a fairy garden in "their" garden this summer. It is a work in progress. I was hoping to find some neat additions at garage and yard sales this summer instead of buying everything, so we're always on the look-out. Can you spy a boy fairy, a birdbath, a pebble path, a watering can and a wheelbarrow?