Thursday, March 29, 2012

Might as well be boys!

Here's some of the things I heard tonight after putting the girls to sleep.

Mom, Presley put her booty in my face.
Mom, Teagan wiped a booger on me.
Mom, Teagan tooted in my face.
Mom, my booty itches.

That's just the gross things.

It doesn't include the "I'm thirsty, I have to pee, she hit me, she spilled water on my side, no I didn't" etc, etc for thirty minutes.

Bedtime is a daunting task.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Teagan came in with a big wad of bubblegum in her mouth.

Me: Uh, how many gumballs do you have in your mouth?
Teagan: One!
Me, questioning: How many?
Teagan: Two...
Me, still questioning: How many?
Teagan: Two!
Me: {one eyebrow raised}
Teagan: Five....

Monday, March 5, 2012

Paralysis by Analysis

Have ya'll ever heard about this? Oh my gosh, there couldn't be a more perfect description of me! Literally, I over think things and then I short wire.

Yesterday I started looking at playroom inspiration on Pinterest, because I think we're finally ready to convert the man cave (sorry Price) to a playroom and make a room for Temple. We want to make the playroom fun and maybe make a stage for the girls to perform for us (their favorite pastime these days)! But I started thinking so big (shelves, lighting, paint, new floor, etc) that I seriously started becoming anxious....about everything...Price admiring his new guns out on the table(don't even get me started, don't EVEN get me started), the house being messy, the laundry piles, the Costco surplus I don't want to go to waste, the pictures I need to edit, "that damn stupid dog", the new (to us) dresser I wanted to go pick up and refinish, spring break planning, summer vacation planning, and I could go on and on. From the least of my worries to the biggest! It took me a minute or fifteen to snap out of it.

The "cure" to this analysis paralysis? To not think BIG! (According to google, anyway.) But in yesterday's case, that WAS it, and good to know what caused me to go into that tizzy (playroom overhaul and then shuffling of rooms). I can't think about too many things at once.

That explains why I have to pick up the house before I sit down to work on the computer and clean the kitchen before I can cook. It explains why I pick up a few articles of clothing at the store, carry them around and then decide against everything at the last minute and leave with nothing. It explains why I'm so "right now" (as Price calls me) when I get my mind on one thing and I must. do it. now. And it's all I can think of. Because, IT IS all I can think of!! (Drives him crazy!) (And me too!) It explains why I had to make three grocery store trips for Presley's school valentine's day party. It really explains why I'm a procrastinator. I have to have that added pressure to MAKE me make a decision!

Ya'll. I seriously feel like I know myself better right now!

Hello, me. Nice to meet you.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Parenting fails

Last Sunday, the weather was so nice the girls begged us to let them play in the sprinkler. For some reason, we agreed.

They took a hot bath afterwards to warm up. In their suits.


We traveled to west Texas last weekend to celebrate the life and lay to rest my sweet Grandmother. One day soon I'd like to write about all the great things about my Grandmother. (Speaking of, I heard a little girl in target calling, "Grandmother?" You don't hear that much anymore. It's so formal and old fashioned and I love it. I want to be called Grandmother myself. Anyway, it brought a smile to my face!)

Well I forgot to pack any play toys for the car seat. A water bottle worked for a while. But the last ten minutes, this worked better.

And then this.

Just kidding! Just Dad being silly while us big girls were in the ladies room on the way back home.


The girls started a drama class last week. Price and I spent the 45 minutes enjoying these and the gorgeous weather on a patio nearby.

Needless to say we were all looking forward to drama this week. And I'll be darn, I forgot about it! I don't know how because Presley's asked me every day since.


And then there's the girls favorite thing in life right now....

...holding temple standing up.

Please note they're blurring because I was trying to be quick about it!


Not to mention I've been terrible about not taking many pictures/using my phone camera. Something I said I was going to work on....

And there's plenty more (parenting fails) where those came from!