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Pigeon Stew?

This afternoon I was able to get a little Mommy n Me Time with Lex and after lunch, we went to the park. After he explored the equipment, he started stalking the pigeons. I don’t mean chasing them…I mean stalking them! He was s-lo-w-l-y creeping up on them and got very close to one before [...]

Would You Like Some Chicken?

After work and 2 Dr. appointments, it was time to head for Costco. The cupboards were looking pathetically bare and I wanted to get things stocked up before I had to use up the weekend on grocery shopping. After more than an hour walking the isles of Costco and loading a cart to capacity, I [...]

Uh, Wait! I Didn’t Mean That!-A Moment of Mommy Brain

Wow, I sure didn’t mean to let so many days go by without blogging. But it seems that I don’t mean all sorts of things in the last few days… The other night we were having a family dinner with my dad, brother and my kiddos. There was much chit chat and sharing of school [...]

Allergic To Punishment

Oh this kid! He is such a sweet lil charmer! We all adore him and his magnetic smile. But as the end of the line in a large family, this lil kiddo can surely pack a punch. Tonight, he got angry at his 7 yr old brother and took the opportunity to kick him while [...]

Fired By a 4 yr Old

All these years I’ve heard my share of funny things come out of my kiddos mouths. When making the decision to go to work with a group of 4 yr olds, I hadn’t thought of the funny things I was going to hear from other people’s kiddos. I’m learning that even kids know that it’s [...]

So Frustrating, But I Had to Laugh

It’s been a really long and frustrating afternoon/evening of cranky kids and soccer practices. I really got worked up into a mess of tense anticipation over what the next unfocused antic was going to be. I thought I was going to snap, so I packed up my chair, the snacks, the toys and all the [...]

An Evening at Chuck E Cheese and some words from Daddy of Many

This evening we took the kids to an event, put on by the Family Readiness Group (FRG), that was at our local Chuck E. Cheese.  The kids had a great time and being a week night, the place was almost empty.  We used to take the older kids to Chuck E. Cheese every once in [...]

Mommy of Many Morning Short-A Gabi-ism

Oh the things that come out of this girly’s mouth! I caught her with a bunch of the older girl’s stuff and among it was a pouch of money. Me-Gabi!  You can not take the girl’s stuff and you CAN NOT take other people’s money!  Why do you do that?! Gabi-Because I’m 4 years old [...]

Uh Oh!

Yesterday, I took Gabi and Lex to run some errands.  We had finished the produce shopping at Henrys and headed to the check out.  They usually have balloons ready to be handed out at each check stand and the kids were excited to see them waiting.  They each picked their color, I paid for the [...]

Too Much Computer Going On?

This just might be an indication that we are on the computer too much- Yesterday I had the two little ones running errands with me. Luke-Xavier told me he was hungry. I told him I was going to take him to get him something to eat. His response- “Are we going to food.com?” I laughed [...]

And So Begins Another Day………….

My alarm went off at 4:15 today, just like every other day. I jumped out of bed, brushed my teeth etc. Then I headed over here, to the computer to check email and to write the blog. I got everything all set up and realized I didn’t hear the familiar sound of the coffee pot [...]

Mommy of Many Takes a Break

I know it’s been pretty quiet over here for a little while. Let me catch you up! Last Friday (Halloween) we had company come into town. My brother caught a ride, from Northern California, with 2 of Clay’s long-time friends who were each bringing one of their children down to spend the weekend and to [...]

Something Cute

My boys have always crept out of their beds and found interesting places to sleep. Too many times I’ve walked into a dark room and stumbled over a little boy who has drug his blankets off the bed to sleep on the floor, under the bed, in the closet, in the hallway or even, in [...]

A Funny, Yet Accurate Picture of My Life

I dance my way through each day and because of this I’ve become a pretty, darn-good dancer. There are those times, though, that I miss a step and even stumble. Take this story; As the end of last school year approached, we did a lot of talking about whether Kateri would return to school or [...]

Why is There a Hot Dog in Gabi’s Shoe?

And other reasonable questions from a day in my life with nine children. If you’re not sure what to do with the rest of your hot dog but you don’t want to throw it away, just tuck it, neatly, into your shoe for savoring later. Why is Gabi’s hair slicked to her head? Unruly hair? [...]