Sunday, November 27, 2011

Back to the grindstone

Ok I was almost done with this long post and then I clicked to define 'oblige' and the whole post was gone. So here's the gist.

We had a great thanksgiving and break.

Got our tree up.

Got one for the girls' room this year! They love it!

My littlest cutie pie is 6 weeks old. And happy!

Loves to be swaddled at night!

Presley said she is ready to go back to school.

Teagan wanted a bow in Temp's hair. And a picture.

Mav is getting shock therapy come Tuesday. Let's hope he picks it up quick!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Blogging from bed

So when it's been a while since I've posted, I look and see what pics I have taken on my phone. Not many since we got a new little camera, since my old one bit the dirt. But here's what i have.

Madden, Willa, Teagan and Dovie at Aunt Mac's playing that elephant game where you catch butterfly's that blow out the elephant's trunk. Kinda gross now that I think about it. One of them put the net on their head, so they all had to do it! Except Dovie's net wouldn't fit. Lol

Always a pleasure to find random inappropriate pictures from the games they play on my phone. Nice Santa, real nice.

Can you see what's glorious about this picture?

1. Clean windows! Price cleaned all the windows inside and out on Saturday! They looked so great I couldn't stop admiring them! I had lived with the dirt and grim for so long, I didn't realize how filthy they were! You can't really even tell from this picture. But I assure you, sparkly!
2. Christmas lights. Price tries to be *that* neighbor. (Yeah right! See number 1.). But he has been known to put up Christmas lights really early before. Christmas makes him so happy and he can't help himself! But he was really sad last night when he plugged them in and one string blew a fuse and it was drizzling outside. He opted to let it be.
3. Not those curtains that are driving me crazy. They're hung crooked and I think they should be hung all the way to the molding. Plus the rods don't fit in the rod holder on one side. So the rod is just resting on it. I hate to be a buzz kill after I just said how happy I was with number 1. and 2. But that's pretty much my middle name if you were to ask my children and husband.

Anywho, back to my photo gallery.

Presley made this today with her magnets. I thought it was super cool!

And finally. My child not only put this getup together, but wore it out in public. I have officially put on my 'I don't give a darn what you wear' hat.

Teagan, always one to take full advantage, wore her (actually Presley's) old Doodlebops shirt to her Thanksgiving feast at school. You know the one where all the other kids wore their cutest thanksgiving outfit, they sang a few precious songs about Jesus and all the parents had their video cameras and cameras out like the poparatzi.

On one hand it feels good (no, great!) not to fight that battle but on the other I would like my child to look better (dare I say cuter?) on a special day. And then I have an internal struggle with the fact that on the grand scheme of LIFE, it doesn't matter, there's way bigger issues in this world, and I must. fight. materialism. Sometimes I win that fight and sometimes I don't...

Where was I...

Oh yeah, so that's my bloggy M.O.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

To summarize

This is pretty much how Temple felt about today.

She's five weeks tomorrow. I'm thinking she may be going through a growth spurt. She's got baby acne. She had lots of gas tonight, probably because she's been eating every waking moment (that she wasn't crying) all. day. long.

Teagan's baby was a lot happier, less gassy and hardly made a peep all day!

Let's hope tomorrow there's less crying because Mama might have to join in if not!

Monday, November 14, 2011


My friend, Robyn, used to say her two girls would have a "lovefest" in the morning when her second was just a baby - smiling, talking, giving kisses and hugs.

Well Temple is so smiley and happy in the morning and is very generous with the smiles! Here's Dad getting some love!

Presley LOVES when Temple smiles at her! It does give you the warm and fuzzies!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

My Pirate Crew

Cash had a pirate party yesterday. Those parents of his are always down to dress up. So Shelly found these cute pirate costumes for the girls and Temple's skeleton onesie fit in perfectly!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


As a follow up to yesterday's post...

Today Presley was writing a grocery list of things we needed. We were spelling the words "together". Flour, milk, coke, medicine, etc.

So Teagan wanted in on the fun and started making her list. She asked, "Mom how do you spell beer?"

Here she is at preschool the day they celebrated her birthday. Her teachers are great and always make all the kids feel so special!

More birthday pics coming soon!

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Temple is so sweet. Here she is smiling again!

Last night Honey and Poppa (and Cash) came to watch all the girls while Price and I snuck off to go recharge our batteries over dinner (round two on a gift certificate we were given to Bin 303 - thanks, Al and Jay!). I had my first beer since Temp was born. And it. was. nice!! Oh how I love the hops!

Unfortunately Temp wasn't as sweet as that picture above for her Honey. So we scurried on back and got a handle on things.

It just reminds me of what a date night can do for your psyche. Thanks, Honey and Poppa!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Look who was happy to see her mama!

Nothing is more rewarding than to see your baby smile at you for the first time!

**This is laziness at its finest (taking a pic of my camera instead of downloading, getting on my computer, etc). Please forgive a sister!

I tried to get one on my phone, but this was about the best I got.

And this was just pure sweetness! Did anyone else start signing "Ebony and Ivory" in their head?!


He's a pic of lil Temp while she's sleeping right now!

And one awake from yesterday.

She's already three weeks old tomorrow. Can't believe how fast it goes! I'm trying to savor every second! So I don't even mind terribly when she stays awake from 4 to 5 each morning or her fussy time from about 4 to 5 each evening.

She's a sweetie! We're all enjoying her. The girls want to hold her every second. Which is sometimes convenient and sometimes not. Pres and Teag might be having a little hard time adjusting. Especially now that things have settled down and we don't have constant company (read: entertainment). I'm not worried, just need to be sure to give them both lots of individual attention. Easier said than done!

Speaking of which, better get to the lil big sister.

He's baaa-aaack!

Thank you, Mimi and Papa for keeping Mav for the last four weeks while we waited for Temple and then when things settle back down after she was born!

It's nice to have him back. I hope it stays that way!