Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Not Working

Sweet pea is such a little character.  She has started telling me things "aren't working" when they aren't doing what she thinks they should be doing.

For example, the other morning Sweet pea was eating a bowl of cheerios.  She was getting close to the bottom of the bowl.  She was having trouble getting the last few cheerios onto her spoon.  She was very exasperated! She looked over at me and said, "Mommy, cereal is not working!"

Hahaha!  She's a nut.  Gotta love the way their little minds work.

Have a great day!
Ms. T   




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Monday, July 28, 2014

Legoland

Firecracker has been begging to go to Legoland since his friend, O, 
 went for his birthday about 2 years ago.  Finally, last week My Mama and I took him.  Well, actually we took Firecracker, Sweet pea, Princess and Tank.  Oh the fun they had!

They got to visit the land of Chima, which I'm still not entirely sure what that is.  Obviously it's some kind of Lego thing, but since Firecracker isn't THAT into Legos yet I am happily out of the loop on that one.  They got to ride a real roller coaster.  They got to play in a splash park, and drive real(ish) cars and boats!  

The 4 kids had a fantastic time.  My Mama and I had fun watching them have so much fun.  The not great part was the heat.  Man was it hot.

Here are some pictures of our fun day:
One of the best parts was that most rides had a little area like this for the kids to play in while the adults waited in line for the ride.  The kids were MUCH happier playing for 20 minutes than standing in line for 20 minutes!

 Good times!

Have a great day!
Ms. T


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Friday, July 25, 2014

A Special Kind of Stupid

We've already talked about how I'm an idiot.
 Well, I have taken my stupidity one step further.  The other day I was multitasking like any good mommy does.  I was in a hurry and I needed to super glue something, and I needed to eat something so I was eating a sandwich.  

I had the sandwich in one hand and the super glue in the other.  The glue started to drip so I wiped it up.  Right about then my sandwich started to slip so I stuck it in my mouth.  I finished the gluing and went into the kitchen to put every thing away.

About that time I thought, "hmm why is the bread sticking to the back of my teeth?"  After further inspection it turns out that it wasn't bread stuck to the back of my teeth, but super glue!  I guess some how I managed to get some super glue on my sandwich!

This kind of stuff can only happen to me!! 

On the bright side, I now know that if you get super glue on your teeth you can get rid of it by letting butter sit on it and then scrub it with a cloth.  However, you have to repeat this LOTS of times.  Ugh, last night I ended up eating more butter than even Paul Dean would even want! 

Have a great day... And steer clear of sandwiches with super glue on them!
Ms. T



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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Bath Tub

The bath tub is a magical place.  The kids LOVE to take baths.  However, I'm not excited to deal with 30 minutes of bath time right before bed.  By the time it's 30 minutes til bed time I'm more than ready to get the kids showered and into bed.

The solution?  Bath time in the morning.  I know they are not squeaky clean at night time right before they get into their beds, however, they are happy because they get nice looooonnng bath times and I get close to an hour (each kid gets around 30 minutes of tub time, including the actual washing of themselves) of no fighting.  

"No fighting?  Ms. T, how do you manage that?" You may ask.  Well, if you think about it, there can be only 1 child in the tub at a time.  Therefore, one is bathing and playing and having a grand ol' time, while the other is playing with toys and such all by themselves.  Voila!  No fighting!!!  

At this point in the summer, the kids are sick of each other.  They are fine if we are busy going somewhere, or they are doing a craft.  However, it's just not feasible to be able to go somewhere every single day.  And there are some days I just plain don't want to deal with a craft or some other activity that I have to set up, over see and clean up.  I know I'm a terrible mother.  

Anyway, every once in a while a nice bath day is just what we all need!  =)

Have a great day!
Ms. T  

 




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Monday, July 21, 2014

867-5309

Firecracker has reached that age where he needs to start memorizing phone numbers and street addresses.  We started working on memorizing my phone number the other day and he wasn't getting it.  He would get the numbers mixed up or forget how to start.

After several tries I had an idea.  I remembered learning that if you learn something through song it sticks in your memory.  Using this theory, I decided to put MY phone number to the tune of 867-5309.  You know what?  Within 10 minutes Firecracker could sing my number to you!

Thank you, Tommy Tutone, for making a song with a phone number already in it so I didn't have to try and make one up on the fly!

Have a great day!
Ms. T  


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Friday, July 18, 2014

Little Kid Dictionary 3

Sadly, my kiddos are getting so grown up that they don't say as many messed up words in their little kid language.  However, there are still a few that are still around.  I will mark F after a word if Firecracker uses it or S after a word if Sweet pea uses it. Without further ado here they are!

*Wargin( pronounced war- gin)- Orange
Usage- "I like the color wargin" (F & S)

 *Pink my toes- Paint my toes. This is more of a phrase rather than a singular word, but it was too cute not to include. (S)

*Chop stick- Lip balm
Usage: "Mommy, may I have some chop stick?"  (S, F used to say it, but he says it right now =(

* Coconuts- scattered dots 
Usage: "I like those coconuts on your dress" (S)

*Asausted- tired
Usage: "I'm so ausausted!" (F)

*The Branch- A green, mean, Dr. Seuss character
Usage: "Can we please watch the Branch who stole Christmas today?"  (S)

*Mana- A yellow fruit
Usage: "Mommy, I'd like to eat a mana, please." (S) 

*Hambaid- A band worn on the head
Usage: "Mommy and I wear hambaids to church."(S)

*Lotion- A large body of water that has waves and a sandy shore
Usage: "When I put this shell to my ear I can hear the lotion." (S) 

Have a great day!
Ms. T 


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The "Branch"

Recently, Sweet pea has become addicted to "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".  We watch the movie, read the book (and when we get to the parts where they sing in the movie, we have to sing the songs... which doesn't go all that well considering we don't know all the words... Yet...)  

Anyway, Sweet pea can't pronounce Grinch right.  She calls him, the Branch.  And while we're watching the movie and the "branch" starts stealing things she tells me, "Mommy, the branch doesn't please Jesus!!"  Things like that make my heart sing.  I love my munchkins so much!

Have a great day!
Ms. T 




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