Growing up too fast....

Monday, February 21, 2011

Another Manic Sunday

See....I wasn't lie'n about the laundry!


Around here everyday is a bit manic. What is up with February? This has been a crazy month. Birthday, Valentines, Wedding, Lacrosse, Real Estate, Consignment Sorting, oh and taking care of two very active toddlers!
I don't usually leave things till the last minute but this weekend has been busy and I waited till the night before to tag over 100 items for a consignment sale today. I think of myself a pretty good multi-tasker but then again what MOTHER isn't. Sometimes I feel like I can't catch up on things. Laundry was piled up from Friday, dishes in the sink from Saturday night, two snot nosed kids running around half naked and a rec. room that looks like a tornado hit it made it one manic Sunday.

NOTE TO SELF: Never tag again during the middle of the day when the girls are awake. They had my hangers, postcards, baggies and safety pins strung everywhere. Not to mention all the outfits from last summer that they wanted to try on. All this selling and one would think that we are done having kids.......that's another blog for another time:)

Consigning is something I got into last year. I don't necessarily buy from consignments but I do sell and last summer seemed to be a profitable year for the girls savings account.

Anyway- this is what I walked up on when it had been quiet for a bit too long. At least Sadie didn't shut the door on Trista and push the START button!

Thanks Erin for the hangers at 9:00 lastnight so I could complete my task.

After this one I get to re-tag everything that doesn't sell to be ready for the next one in a month.
A lot of work for a little money but I'm not complaining.

HAPPY MONDAY EVERYBODY.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Not one, not two but THREE.....

TRISTA
SADIE
Packed our bags for the zoo two weeks ago and had the camera in the bag. Never took the camera out, never took a picture, never left the stroller unattended and came home with NO camera. UGH!!
Thanks sister for letting us use your camera this past week.

That will be three camera's in two years.
Can't talk much more about it or my blood will start to boil again.

AN UPDATE:
This week just feels different for me. Sadie and Trista are becoming little girls and I love it! They understand almost everything I say or ask them to do.

"Mommy will spank. One, two, three" are too familiar of a phrase in our household.
It works for us and most the time I don't get past one.

They are active little girls who love their dolls, their pink cash register, chapstick, mommy's makeup, brushing my hair, dressing up in their tutu's and green rain boots, putting on their socks, shoes and pants. They are happy little girls and are into everything!

They take one nap in the afternoon and I love how they walk up and get in the bed themselves. Ahhhh!
Life is getting easier. I still feel in survival mode sometimes but I can see a little light at the end of the tunnel.

These pictures were taken today and I all I said was "smile" and they did. I hadn't tried that one before:) For two years I've been making funny faces and jumping up and down. Awe....they are growing up so fast.

Monday, February 14, 2011

February's Festivities





Sometimes I have to think of how old I'm going to be. Thirty-three still seems young so I'm gonna leave it at that. I only had one request for my birthday and that was ice cream cake. Thanks Erin for my ice cream cake!
Celebrated the weekend before with the Carlson/Carter clan. We indulged on fajitas', ice cream cake and a movie.
Went to mom and dads for my birthday where Lara made my favorite- Carrot Cake and we celebrated with Mom and dad, Krugers and Grandmom & Grandad. The rest of my day was spent traveling back in the Tennessee blizzard which was very interesting but we made it home safe and sound. Thank you everyone for a great 33rd birthday.

Sixteen years ago, Valentines night, was when Chris and I had our first date. It was our first Valentines Banquet and that was 1995!. Chris was 15 at the time so I was the one that picked him up and met HIS dad at the door with a shot gun. Well, not really but I did have to meet his dad first. I remember letting him drive home from the stop sign when he lived in the Gallatin house. We did a little bit of bucking with the manual car I drove but he caught on pretty quick.
Time has really flown. So many good memories and now with two little munchkins running around I cant even keep up with the days!