Monday, April 8th, 2013 at
We went to the USO for dinner tonight because it’s free and I have a lot of kids and you don’t just turn down a free meatloaf and potatoes Au Gratin dinner WITH DESSERT.
We just walked on in and stood there because we didn’t really know what to do and then a volunteer lady told us we should grab a salad so we did and then I sat the kids down and then went to get everybody dinner where a woman told me that I looked very young for having an adult daughter. I like that sweet person.
After we were finished eating we went to get our dessert and the sweet little 10 year old girl behind the table said we could only get one if we had a ticket so Joe went and asked somebody where to get tickets and nobody knew until finally somebody said that you get them at the front desk when you sign in only we didn’t sign in. Turns out that we weren’t supposed to get any food at all without a ticket and a lot of sweet volunteers got into some trouble for not asking for our tickets. It was odd that so many of them had no idea what the tickets even were.
It feels like we cause trouble everywhere we go. And as a bonus we left a giant mess under the table for those sweet heavily scolded volunteers because we hadn’t done enough to skew their evening.
It’s what we do I guess.
Friends & Family
Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at
I was all set to blog about something probably awesome and hilarious and had the blog post partially written in my head but then my new printer started acting like a spoiled teenager and I got frustrated and actually brain dumped my blog post somehow.
This is how my life has been working lately. I get a good idea and promptly forget about it.
Today without even trying I remembered 7 digits of a 9 digit number/letter code after seeing it once, but I didn’t remember to take a picture of Joe with his lizard even though I was RIGHT THERE when he was cleaning the cage out.
I dislike the term pregnant brain because in my backwards mind I see it as a brain being pregnant which creates an odd picture in my head and makes no sense. But the truth is, it’s the baby hogging all of my brain juice that is likely causing me to flake out so frequently.
Maybe I’ll remember my amazing post idea and type it out later. If not you’ll just have to be content with my rantings about whatever is on the top of my head when I log in to create a new blog post. Aren’t you lucky.
A Baby In There
Friday, April 5th, 2013 at
Boys can be kind of gross. They tend to lean towards things like mud and spiders and they forget to brush their teeth and don’t fully understand how the toilet functions. I like having six boys though because there are a ton of benefits. Like I never have to take out the trash or clean up doggy doo from the backyard and there is always somebody to open my door for me and do the heavy lifting. Having many sons does have its perks.
Today my oldest son turned 15. He’s driving age now and I don’t know how that happened but he’s still into creeping things only his interest has grown from small buggy critters to a 3 foot long lizard he keeps in his room.
I don’t have a picture of Joe with his lizard on this computer but I’ll get one tomorrow and post it here.
Joe applied for his first job today now that he’s 15 and old enough to work. I had nothing to do with this. One of his friends told him of the opening and Joe jumped at the opportunity. Who knows if he’ll get the summer job but I’m so proud of him for making the effort to get working and earning a paycheck.
It’s late and I have been trying to write this post in between taking care of a very tired Lucy and going through all the videos we’ve been taking that I haven’t been posting on YouTube because I have been a morning sickness mess so I’m going to have to cut this short and put her to bed. But first I just want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my baby boy who’s seriously not a baby anymore.
I love you, Joe, and I’m so proud of you, of who you are, and of who you are becoming.
Friends & Family
Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at
I was writing everyday for a week or two during the beginning of my morning sickness, and I was putting up a video a day and I was determined to keep that up until suddenly it dawned on me that I was sick and exhausted and trying to juggle sleeping, eating, vomiting, and blogging was stupid. I would have been happy to have just dropped the vomiting but that wasn’t going to happen so I have basically spent the last 5 weeks nauseous, hungry, lethargic, and pretty much feeling sorry for myself. But now that the magic of the 2nd trimester has just about arrived and I’m in the very end stages of morning sickness and Florida has finally remembered that it’s suppose to be one of the warm states, things are finally looking up.
I have stuff to write but I need to get some little people in bed so I won’t be blogging about much tonight. I just wanted to update you guys with what’s up with whatever.
Tomorrow I’ll write about other stuff maybe. Unless I forget that I’m feeling better.
A Baby In There
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at
This morning has been crazy. For some reason my kids are filled with an abundant amount of energy and are running in circles, chasing each other around and being very loud and obnoxious.
There is some kind of game they are playing where they crawl around on the floor like army men but they aren’t pretending to be army men.
They are pretending to be invisible sleeping bags.
Also, they keep hollering, NO MOM! PLEASE DON’T COOK US!… AHHH!!! SHE’S GOING TO COOK US! Because apparently part of the game is me being a wicked witch of a mother. A wicked witch who cannot see sleeping bags.
Makes sense, right?
And just for the record, I have never threatened to cook my children. I can’t even stand the smell of hamburger cooking.
Monday, March 4th, 2013 at
I’m in the throws of morning sickness, people. That and I’m super crazy tired like I’ve never been ever in all of my life.
That’s pretty much all I have to say about that right now.
I have no baby bump yet, which is unusual for me. I usually have a belly pretty much as soon as I find out I’m pregnant.
I cut 12 inches off my hair, as I always do at the beginning of a pregnancy, and now it’s just below my chin. I cannot stand long hair while I’m pregnant. It makes my morning sickness worse. I don’t know why but it does.
I’m still taking daily videos and putting them up on our YouTube channel. I have 3 subscribers now so we’re pretty much almost a big deal and you should probably subscribe so you can say you were a fan before we were famous. Just a suggestion.
I have to go nibble on something now.
I really don’t feel good.
Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at
We went to see the Harlem Globetrotters last night and it was totally worth the money. The kids had a great time, even the ones who really didn’t want to go, and there was much laughter and a lot of smiles.
But, since I’m fairly exhausted by a night of very little sleep because apparently my body can’t figure out how to be pregnant and sleep at the same time, I’m not going to write much more about the game right now. I’ll post pictures and probably stick a video up on YouTube after I’ve had a chance to take a nap, or tomorrow or something.
So have a cup of coffee and talk amongst yourselves and I’ll be back later.
Friday, March 1st, 2013 at
I surprised the kids by buying them last-minute tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters. Nothing is happening yet but the pre-show is pretty funny all on its own. I’ll write more later.
Friday, March 1st, 2013 at
I have one child who appears to enjoy fishing. The rest of them would rather be digging or staring at the sky or eating. Still, when Rabbit mentioned maybe taking some of them fishing they were initially excited. So, he packed some snacks and took some of the boys to a popular lake the weekend before he left on deployment and it was pretty humorous. Joe opted to stay home. He’s not much for that kind of stuff, preferring his telescope to a rod and reel.
So Ryan got them out to this nice lake near our home that I’m sure was filled with very hungry, giant alligators that were surly going to eat my babies. For real. This is Florida.
Matthew loved it. Everybody else just wanted to throw rocks or get a snack or come home. It was a somewhat chilly day for Florida. We’re not really accustom to too much cold weather around here so maybe that played a part in their opinion of the trip.
Jesse was just happy to have a little fishing pole. He really didn’t have much interest in using it, but he very much enjoyed holding it for a few minutes. Then he just wanted to eat something.
Ben: I don’t really get this? Can I just have a snack from the Van?
Matthew enjoyed himself, but didn’t catch anything. Sam just wanted to go home. Fishing was very boring to him.
Gabe thought it was okay. He liked it for about 10 minutes and then his boredom-reflex kicked in and he was ready to do something else. So they had a casting competition. That was pretty much the highlight of the day for them.
The boys did have a great time with their dad and that’s what’s important, even if it didn’t turn out to be something they’d choose to do again. And that’s just fine with me because I like my babies without alligator teeth marks.
Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at
I just wanted to let all you peoples out there know that I’ve been putting videos up on our YouTube channel quite regularly. My goal is to put 4 or 5 up a week while Rabbit is gone so when he has access to WIFI he catch up on what we’ve been up to. So far I’ve been pretty consistent at it. We’ll see how that goes.
You can check them out here and subscribe and like and leave awesome comments and all that.
I can’t promise you that they’ll all be super interesting, some are just random bits of our day pasted together, but some of them are really cute. At least I think they’re really cute. And if you’ve never seen the one from more than a year ago of Lucy eating ice cream, you’ll want to check that one out here because it. is. hilarious.
And now I will leave you with a picture of myself sitting in a giant chair, trying not to puke because I was super nauseated, because what the heck else am I going to do with this picture?
Now I must go grocery shopping. My stomach is already turning because of this.