Saturday, May 30, 2009

Roses are red

Megan is too.

Field Day

It was nice and sunny out on the field. Adam didn't want to play any of the games. Kenny didn't want to be strapped into the stroller. Mary didn't feel well. Kelly was happy we came. We ate fudge bars and then walked home.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Can we keep him?

Can I keep him until the kids come home?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Some gems from the cell phone camera

Only one Fast Sunday until he can go to the nursery, Oh Sister Farnsworth, are you ready?

Monday, May 25, 2009

I love to read

Children's books and books for adults don't change that much.

Here are my favorite pages.
Don't run away from Daddy.
Don't eat the regular chicken sandwich.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Family

$8.12 for 9 medium slushes.

After pulling all the dandelions from the yard, we went to happy hour over at Sonic.

Friday, May 22, 2009

All seven children

Who wants to ride in Nana and Papa's motorhome?

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Mike was one of the chaperone's for Kelly's second grade field trip to the zoo. Even though the temperature plummeted into the 50's and it was overcast, they had a great time. Miss Carlson went easy on Mike and did not give him any children that ran away or whiners.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Forget about it!

Ken,Becky, Mike - The three sibling warriors (circa 1986)
Take a look at what I'm wearing, people. You think anybody wants a roundhouse kick to the face while I'm wearing these bad boys? Forget about it. Last off, my students will learn about self respect. You think anybody thinks I'm a failure because I go home to Starla at night?
Forget about it!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The big cheese

On Friday night, Jonathan had a friend sleep over. We had spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. His friend couldn't believe how big the Parmesan cheese container is. Then we told him we go through it in about 30 days, he said, "OK."

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Rock a bye baby

Kenny gets some air. Buddha babies can jump.
Megan told me she keeps hearing banging noises when she is in her room. Tonight she went into Kenny's room and he was rocking the crib so it was tilting over. That's a no no no.

Friday, May 15, 2009


He can't keep his hands off of electronics, well anything he can reach. He has already grabbed the 1 key off of the keyboard. Luckily it reattached just fine- and the computer is very well out of reach.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


The breakfast of brothers. Kenny believes all food that he wants should be shared with him. Food he does not want- can be discarded.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It's here!

Today was totally pink!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I think the kitchen can only be clean in the middle of the night. (Provided it is clean before I go to bed.)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mom's day

It's all about me, the Mom.
My mom's name is Beth.
My mom's favorite food is spaghetti.
My mom is as nice as cake.
My mom is as lovable as elephants.
My mom is like a cat.
I'd like to say for the record, that elephants are known for their lovability!
Thank you, Adam.

Where are the boys

during this important lug nut lesson? Inside playing video games.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The little ones go to the Dr.

It's warm enough for the water table!
I took Kenny and Mary to the doctor for their check
-ups. Ken weighed 27 pounds and Mary 32 pounds. Mary cried the whole time and was shaking in anticipation for her shots. Kenny just ran around the room and opened all the cupboards, drawers, and trash. The doctor tried to get Mary to show him she could throw him a tennis ball, she chucked it at him when he thought she wouldn't do it. Then Kenny picked up the ball and began bouncing it off everything. By the time the appointments (and shots) were over I was extremely exhausted and probably looked it as I carried them both, the diaper bag and my planner out of the office. I will call and make the next appointments- no way was I going to stand at the desk holding 59 pounds of crying and have the secretary scroll through the calendar!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Out of the cocoon

When Megan was little she said that she wanted to grow up and be a butterfly.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Kenny's a rocker

The chair broke.

Can Opener

When I was a child my mom decided to fix our can opener. She had it all taken apart and in a box. It was in the garage most of my childhood. It appears Mike now has an old laptop "can opener". The power thing in the back broke. He ordered the part on e-bay and replaced it today. Well, the power now works but the computer won't boot up. I think we'll have to find some garage space and a long running joke...right mom?

Happy Birthday Megan

Today, 2009 and 12 years old.








June 17, 1997: The night before I was induced and 15 days overdue.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Mary!





Mary turns 4 today!