Saturday, August 28, 2010


I know this might not seem like a big deal to most of you (especially those of you without kids), but Annie has just recently reached a milestone height.  She is now tall enough to wash her hands in public restrooms by herself!   I can't tell you how freeing it is to not have to lift her up every time she needs to wash her hands.   She still can't reach the faucet, but if they have those motion censor faucets, I feel like a free woman.   I know some mom's get a little sad as there kids grow up, but I love it.   I love watching her become more independent.   Even if that means she picks out her own outfit and it gives me nightmares of the early 90's.  Or she "styles" her hair before I can get it brushed (imagine a rats nest with 20 or so multi colored hair clips in it).    I love every bit of it, and it gives me hope that I will be able to survive having two kids.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The scooby doo sort of parenting

Last night was one of my migraine nights.   Not fun for me, but I think Annie looks forward to them.  Strange...   Lately she has been asking me, "mama, does your head hurt?"   I thought she was just checking on me.   Then last night when my head did hurt,  she got super excited.  "Can it be a scooby doo night?"    Annie has connected that when I have a migraine, she gets to sleep in my room and watch movies all night.   Since watching TV is not a regular occurrence for her, an entire night of Movies is like hitting the jackpot.    At least this time I remembered to put a pull up on her.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Annie's desk

I recently cleaned out my mini desk (quite possibly the best use of $90 I ever spent).   It functions as  my gift wrap station, filing cabinet, bill organizer and stationary desk.   The best part is its on wheels.  I've had this mini desk for years, and I love that Annie has now claimed it as her little craft station.   She spent an hour working at the desk with her crayons, scissors, glue and an apple.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Annie. A self portrait.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Well after having the chickens for a little over a year, Annie still loves to collect the eggs and say hi to her girls.   Unlike the toads at my mothers who frequently aren't feed due to shear forgetfulness on my part. 

Annie took this picture of her new bunny lamp.  I got it from a job and as soon as I brought it into the house she got super excited and insisted on taking it's picture.  Right next to my $9 coffee pot.
Last but not least, the ground cherries are starting to fall.  This is my first year growing them, and I'm really excited about them.   Inside each husk is a small ground cherry (like a tiny tomato).  They taste like pineapple, and no Monsanto did not splice any fruit genes to make that happen.   These are 100% organic and super yummy.

Other than that:
24 days till the wedding
I have a migraine 
Annie got a new barbie
and yes I still feel sick all the time

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rest in Peace

 We lost our first chicken today.   I was really sad when I found her, but I'm getting over it.  The hard part will be telling Annie.   Gertrude was the one that always let Annie hold her, and she was also the mother hen out there with the girls.   I'm sure there will be some serious pecking order disputes now that she's gone. 

Annie with Gertrude June 2009

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Last nights mistake

So Last night I was so ridiculously tired, I forgot to put a pull up on Annie.   To make matters worse she asked if she could sleep in my bed with me.  I was so tired that I didn't have the energy to walk her back to her bed.  So...  I now have pee on all my bedding and as much as I love my eco egg it's just not going to cut it with this load.

Monday, August 2, 2010


Today is one of those really feeling sick days, so I thought I would share with you the cute things Annie said, instead of me complaining about feeling sick all day (really, really sick). 

"It takes a thousand years to make one piano a day.   I learned that on a mercial, momma."

"You have to feed the baby momma, or he won't be able to grow."

"That is inappropriate talk," annie said to her cousin Ruby who used the word poop on a joke.

"It's my responsibility to say who is mean and who is nice."

No Annie is not really pregnant

 It just looks that way.    Annie decided that she wanted to be pregnant too, so with the help of a semi-deflated beach ball she walked around all day Saturday with a baby in her tummy.   The best part is that she has a belly button from the valve on the ball right where it should be.

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