Sunday, March 29, 2009

Reasoning and Horses

Our children are not allowed to sit on the back of the couch - ok, I admit, it's tempting, it's right out in the open and oh so easy to hop up on, but we have told them that it will break the couch and it is not acceptable.

So when I see THIS - I am thinking - what in the world is she thinking - we don't sit on the back of the couch like that. So I do what any good mom would - I ask her, "Chloe, what are you doing?"IMG_2352

To which she replies, "I'm sitting on my horse. I'm not sitting on the couch back, I'm sitting on my horse." Wow - I am SO glad I asked.IMG_2356

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Recognizing Me

So it's 4:45 and I'm quickly fixing my hair and redoing makeup before Joe comes home - sounds dumb, but someone told me once - men see women that look nice all day at work - we need to look nice when they come home too. (So - I run in and fix things so I don't look like the mom who's been running, homeschooling, and playing all day!) Chloe sees me and says, "Mom, are you going to work?" I say, "No, just fixing my hair." To which she replies, "Oh, I know - so that Dad will recognize you, right mom?!?" That girl makes me laugh!

Monday, March 23, 2009


Look what I found outside today.
And this...
It will be SO SAD if it snows again - I just want to push their little selves back down into the ground so they are safe. Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


The boys are getting ready to head out of the van on this -1 degree day and Chloe says, "Boys, I hope you don't smoke while you are outside." Of course, we all asked her what she meant. To which she replied, "Well, when I'm outside, I don't mean to, but sometimes I smoke when I open my mouth. I try not to open my mouth but I have to breathe. I know smoking is bad for me, I'm sorry I do that." After we all tried DESPERATELY to hide our giggles, we explained to her the facts of Iowa winters and breathing!!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

I'm such a PUSHOVER!!

Chloe’s Blog
Here is what I have done today - helped each of the boys build a blog for a school writing class - so after 3 new complete blog designs, Chloe pipes up, "EXCUSE me, I need a blog too." I ask you - what 4 year old NEEDS a blog?? This is where the "pushover" comes in - yes, I caved, we built Chloe a blog. How often will we post?? I have no clue, it will probably blow over in a week, but hey, it was good one-on-one time. AND, truth be told, this blogger mama was proud!!!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Picasso's at it AGAIN!

Chloe's Artwork
No - my hair isn't that way because of a tornado above me, it's ALWAYS that way!!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Chloe's Words

As she's cleaning the table - "Mom, I didn't make a big mess today - aren't you impressive of me??" And I smile and answer - "I sure am!!!"

Now, a video to make you smile - we think she's destined for greatness on air hockey!

So here's my excitement for the day: I wake up during the night last night and can't feel one leg. Then I realize it's incredible back pain - I liken it to Back Labor - NOT KIDDING HERE!! I can barely get out of bed - going for the Ibuprofen - and then, when I am up - I can barely walk. So I did get the meds and basically crawled back to bed. Morning was the same story all over again - can hardly walk, but yet there is no comfort in standing or sitting either. I told Joe that I haven't been in this much pain for a LONG time. I gave in and went to the doctor - they did x-rays - no major problems they can see - just severe muscle strain. So they ask what I did yesterday - I have to admit nothing out of the ordinary - then they give me the line "Well, at OUR age, these sorts of things start to happen." Oh lovely - now I'm in "that age" bracket! So I go home with my muscle relaxers and my Ibuprofen limits and I am praying for my back to feel great tomorrow - not what the dr. promised but I can always hope! He said to hope for 6 MONTHS for the back to heal. I don't have that kind of time, now do I!?!?! :) Ok, that's all - just had to share my woes - guess I'll go put my feet up, or down, or sideways, or backwards since I know NONE of those will help at all!!!!! UGH!
When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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