Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Small Victories

I think as parents we need to be grateful for small victories, little moments when we see a glimpse of the fact that our children are growning into the people we want them to be. Sometimes these are serious heartwarming experiences and sometimes they are not. More often than not they come out of nowhere.

I just had a small victory.

So that you understand this victory, you must understand that I allow my children a certain amount of freedom with what they watch on TV. I don't always like what they pick, but because they are not necessarily offensive, I choose to pick my battles. That being said, Cricket loves Toddlers and Tiaras. For a long time she would always tell me she wanted to be on this show, which I was not really thrilled about. She has not be quite as into it as of the last year or so. Cake Boss has taken its place as her number one.

However, she stayed home sick today and was watching Toddlers and Tiaras. I was working on the computer and stopped to watch for a minute. The lady on the show was practicing with her two year old in their basement or something and it was pretty ghetto. I said, "Where do they live? In a warehouse or something?"
Cricket said, "I know. They always live in port-a-potties and then spend ten thousand dollars on a dress!"

Ah, small victories.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy Day!

Look what I got in the mail today!

On a side note, I would like to say that it is not proof that I am a bad mom that Dewy ate four pieces of Little Ceasar's Pizza for dinner. Yes my five year old consumed a half of a large pizza.

Dewy and I also had the following conversation this week.
Me: You need to brush your teeth. You're breath stinks!
Dewy: I can't that's my super power.
That's right ladies and gentlemen, Dewy's super-power is having bad breath.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Dewy came home from preschool today with a turkey that he made. It had four feathers on it. On each feather was listed the four things he was most thankful for. They are:
1) My Dad
2) My Leafblower
3) My Shovel
4) My Weed-wacker

When I asked him why I did not a get a feather, he told me, "Shovels are more important than moms."

Thanks. Thanks a lot.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ryan in the Sky

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lake Powell

We made a quick trip to Lake Powell this weekend before school started. We have been bribing the girls (Katie's too) to try to wakeboard. Cricket has finally overcome her fear and look at her go. This video was a lot longer, but I only got part of it off JP's phone. Keep in mind that last week was her first time getting up. Look for video of Tilly coming soon to a blog near you (if we can go out a few more time this year before it gets too cold, she is close to getting up). Katie's girls are popping right out of the water as well!

We had a great time on the Lake and hanging out with my Aunt Dana and Uncle Todd. Going to their house has now made the extensive list of possible locations for Dewy's birthday (something he talks about all the time).

Don't think that just because I posted this that I am going to be better about posting. I start my new job next week and my last semester of school on the 29th, but here is a quick update.

Cricket starts intermediate school tomorrow. She is super nervous, but I am looking forward to this new adventure in her life. She is really growing up. After much deliberation, we are supporting her on a competitive cheer team this year. Her first performance in this Friday at a High School football game.

Tilly has started sleepwalking this summer. She is going into third grade. She is very smart and loving. She will be doing dance and tumbling again this year and hopes to get her braces off sometime this year.

Dewy will be going to two preschools this year, at least for this semester. Who knows what my schedule will look like next semester. He loves super heroes. He just started taking gymnastics with Jack and he is constantly upside down and flipping all over the furniture. He has a ton of energy which allows him to eat like a pig whenever he is so inclined and still be a little buff four-year old.

Jon is still at DSC and is doing Fall Baseball this year. He told me last week he might want to move to Orderville. I hope he was joking.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Growing up Gross

Today I was in the car with Dewy and Ryan. Dewy said, "I just farted."
I said, "Congratulations."
He said, "Do you want to try to guess what my toots smell like?"
I said, "No thanks."
Not to be outdone, Ryan said, "Urrp (fake burping noise) Burp!"
Got to love those boys and their sense of humor.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I guess I need to be more careful with my Gender and Communication homework. Today Cricket said the Leprechaun that Dewy made at school freaked her out because it looked like it was transgendered. I am not sure she really understands what that means, but she sure hit the nail on the head.