Growing up too fast....

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sweat shop? Maybe!

Okay. So I'm a horrible rememberer and I forgot to get pics of the cousins from California and we forgot the camera for Englands 2nd Birthday Party. Maybe our next outing...which is the fair this weekend. Forget about learning your ABC's....we need to move on to more important things like ironing, foot massages, mommy hair combings and laundry folding. Now... if i could just get them to fix their own bowl of cereal in the morning I'd be set. I have to keep in mind that anything left out is always half gone. Here,you want to help mommy Windex the window? Good! 10 minutes later....Windex bottle half empty! Here, you want the Cheerio box on the table? Okay. Ran upstairs to change into gym clothes....Cheerio box half gone. Bowls overflowing, Rocky lapping up the O's as fast as he could go, a nice neat row lining the couch from corner to corner. So...bad idea about them doing things themselves but they are helping out a lot more. I just have to supervise! A few funny quick wit comebacks by Sadie: In the car on the way home I told Sadie to lick the sucker not bit it or it could break her teeth. She replied," Or I could crack my one teeth like Wawa(lara)" On the couch I was telling Trista to drink water because it is good for her and it will keep her well. Sadie quickly replied "because eating your boogers Trista will make you sick" I have told her that before. The summer is coming to an end. School is in session and the pool hours are less because we all know that SAHM have tons of other things to do to entertain their three and half ALMOST Four year olds. They did have two days of Gymnastics camp this summer which they loved. I scan the local Groupon and Living social deals to get discounts on family fun and I've found quite a few. They even had one for Cheese making in Gallatin. Who'da ever thought? We passed on that since they had to be 7 but next time I'd totally do that:) I have since remebered STARFALL. They know how to navigate the mouse for the computer really well and can go thru all the ABC's. They has been hours of entertainment and learning;) while I scrubbed the kitchen floor today!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Oni Johnny comes to visit.

What a treat! Uncle(oni') Johnny came to visit. He's actually working in Crossville but he stayed her 2 nights. Only people we were missing were Parks Tucker and Aunti Ang. So glad to have you here Jonathan. We love you! Lots of visitors this week. Tonight we'll see John Gilley, Jerica and baby John Wesley. They are visiting from California for the Teachers convention at Opryland hotel. Pics to follow. And Saturday is Englands 2nd Birthday. She is sucha cutie pie. Pictures to come.

Big girls....yes indeed! New BathroomD

We are trying to encourage them to use their bathroom so we can have ours back. So....I decided to make it more inticing. Probably a good idea I didnt give them the choice (we have years of that to come;) I think we would have ended up with 2 shower curtains....probably Cars and Hello Kitty. I wanted to change it but not have to paint the walls even though I'm considering that too. I already had the chocolate towels. They needed new stools so they can brush their teeth and reach the sink. So far this week they've been showering all by themselves. (I can see a high water bill in the near future) This really does show just how big they are getting!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

July Happenings

Some mornings I feel like the Waffle House waitress around here. Sadie wanted Oatmeal and Trista wanted Waffles. Comin right up! Homemade waffles of course cause that is the only way I make them. Although my life would be much easier, I've never bought bisquick. Dont get me wrong...there's a box of Mac N Cheese in the pantry as I type!!
Am I a Short Order Cook or what?!
Where did July go? I am looking ahead at the calendar and every weekend in August is comletely booked with plans or work closings and inspection follow ups. I'm not complaining but might as well save myself some time and just skip to September. I cant do that though, so much is happening in August. Chris and I will be celebrating our 12 year anniversary, the fair...I LOVE the fair, dads Bday and other happenings. This last weekend was a quick trip and last minute trip to Atlanta to see Brandi Carlile in concert at Chastain Park. What a neat place. Papa Tom hooked us up with picnic table, basket,candle and table cloth. We munched on hummus, susi and milano cookies(my favorite) while we wached Brandi Carlil jam it out. Love her voice. She's folky, raspy and has a passion for music. Only 30 years old and been singing since she was 20. She was amazing! Thanks Mimi and Papa Tom for watching the girls such late notice.
The toilet lid layering is compliments of us visiting our first Port O Jon. Chris must have done this to the toilet when he took the girls to the "potty" when we were at the car show two weekends ago. This is what I found the Monday after the weekend. Unfortunately those are not tiolet paper pieces. They are the moist wipes that are more expensive....needless to say, the chince that I am, they went back in the box.
Well there is one thing for sure. Our girls may not know how to work an IPAD completely but they'll know how to
sweat like a man, spit like a man
and change a tire by the time they are 8! They are outside all the time. And the heat doesnt bother them. Sometimes while I'm out there with them I'm begging after 20 minutes to go inside. I bribe them with popsicles, cookies... you name it. Chris got the girls up early this morning, 5:30am to be exact, to go on yet another road trip, to Jackson to see yet another man about yet another truck! Although I was not too crazy about them being stuck in the car most of the day I am not complaining as I sit here with my luke warm creamered(is that a word?) down coffee, Brandi Carlile blaring on Pandora, laundry done, house clean and a wonderful sound...no kids fighting over a toy they just cant seem to share.:) Some mornings I want to pull my hair out when they are here and yet I MISS them when they are gone.
Didnt get a picture while we were there but did get over to Jackson on Wednesday to see mom and dad. Thanks mom for lunch, loot,load of figs..Mmm and all the goodies. The girls love their Juju and Papa. And thanks Stephen for driving while I was non stop on the phone for two hours with Real Estate stuff. Muah!