Monday, August 4, 2014

Twins start school!



Big Day Here Friends! 

The twins started school today! There were tears. Mine, theirs and Miss Campbell's. Miss C cried and said they are just growing up so fast. She is 6 going on 40, such an old soul! I cried because they cried but my overall feeling was one of joy. Education is my passion and I'm a huge believer in early childhood education (I'll save that soapbox for another post). They went to two trial days last week for two hours each day. That went well, today drop off was a little ruff. The twins especially need to get out of the house and make new friends. Of course part of me is selfishly thinking about how much I can get done in a few alone hours! Miss C is still home till late August but just having Miss C is a cake walk after having all 3 home for the last 3 months! 
I keep getting the question "what will you do with all your free time?" To which I respond watch soaps, eat Bon bons & take bubble baths. After that most people realize that their question comes off rather rude and I then say that I'm going to catch up on everything iv fell behind on over the last two years. I'm maybe not going to live in "survival mode" and I might get back to enjoying being a full time mom. Being honest it has really been wearing me out the last 6 weeks. Two toddlers & a 6 year old that need to be fed 3 meals, 4 snacks,constant entertainment and 5000 other things on my to-do list is a lot for this gal. 




We are excited about having a few weeks of just mommy & Campbell time!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Happy Fathers day 2014

Happy Father's Day Mr T! 

2008

2011

Some things never change! 


2014
Thanks for being the leader of our wolf pack! Your look of sheer panic is subsiding! Sort of

cheap and easy keep'um busy



It's summer time and the "I'm board" is already starting! I thought if share one of our favorite, and cheapest, activities that's good for mixed age groups. 

Supplies: 
1 old school can of shave cream
1 set of food coloring
inflatable pool
water hose

While at the store I picked up the cheapest shaving cream I could find. The old fashioned cream not the gel. $1.35 woop woop so I got three! This activity is easy to bust out in a pinch so I keep spare shaving cream on hand.

I got out our trusty inflatable pool that stays blown up in my garage and boy has it been worth every penny. 

Then I did a little refresher lesson on primary colors and mixing colors with Miss C. Then I let her fill a muffin pan with shaving cream and begin to expirment with food coloring drops to make different colors. 

That's about as long as I could hold the twins off from getting involved so I made them their own pans of colored cream and stripped them down to diapers 

After mixing I let all three kids just go crazy in the inflatable pool! 






I have seen this as a DIY for bath tub paints on interest. I can not advise this one bit! The food coloring does stain the skin a little so I can only imagine what it would do to grout, towels, shower curtains, ect. The best part of this is the water hose bath everyone gets at the end! And they all smell really nice! 

For around $5 we will do this 3 different times, maybe invite the neighbor kids over!
Sorry in advance neighbors for the blue naked babies in my yard!!  

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Not So Fancy

I was already Girl Crushing on the ladies over at The Girls with Glasses but now I am officially 
IN LOVE! 
Last week in Vegas I went from club, to bar, to pool in search of hearing  Fancy by Iggy Azalea as many times as humanly possible. Just when I thought I got my fill Girls With Glass did this parody. The mother of all funnies! And every lyric is the story of my life! 

Enjoy! 


Friday, May 30, 2014

Graduation!

Sniff Sniff ...

Miss C graduated from Kindergarden last Friday! 




1st day of school

Last day of school
She has matured so much over this school year! She made the leap to being a kid with no baby left! 
here are your Stats baby girl! 

Reading 
Fall level A/ spring level D
Knows 75 sight words 

Math
mastered addition and subtraction and started working word problems 
skip counts to 100 by 2s & 10s

took a sample 1st grade level STAR test and passed with flying colors! 

Lost 2 bottom teeth
wears a size 6 cloths
wears a 11 1/2 shoe 





We are going to miss Lupine Lane dearly. We all had a wonderful experience there and have no retreats about choosing private kindergarden. Now to enjoy the summer before this mommie has to deal with public school ! Attendance police, tardy police…uhhhh

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Social media hiatus




From time to time I take a social media hiatus. Iv been "off" Facebook for two weeks! I just get burned out of all the "BS " people write on FB. Uhhhh people take everything so stink'n personal then take to FB to vent about it. People knew where I was, who I was with & felt the need to let me know that they know!
So the first few days were strange. You dont relize how 2 min here & 16 min there really add up! I also noticed how irritated I was when the people around me were paying more attention to their phones & iPads than me! (Only child speaking here!) this included my 6 year old on her iPad. I really thought I was strict about her usage but I learned how the time we were both playing on devices could have been 30 min of quality face time. The REAL face to face stuff, not the Apple version! 
Now everyone has to put away all tech devices during dinner and before bed they go to a charging station in the kitchen. This did not make me very popular this last week. My hope is that like I have learned, they too will learn to focus on the people in the room. Not your high school boyfriends 3rd wife's new puppy, temple run or bad piggy! 
Raise up from your device and see what's most important is the people right there in the room with you! 

And blogging totally does not count in my book! Love a double standard! Hopefully I will get some updates on the kiddos written this week! 

Stories only a MoM can tell: potty training twins the outtakes

There are some moments that only happen with twins! 

Amongst all the fighting over, well everything, just when I'm at my wits end, I find them sharing the potty! How sweet! 

Ok really more of a mess than sweet! 
Guess I'll be buying a 2nd potty this weekend


Since I'm posting naked baby pics, here is what's going on as I type this post! 

Our ball pit got a whole and deflated so I turned tubby time I to a ball pit!