Thursday, February 25, 2010


The Boys... better dress them up and take pictures while we can. :)

Roo, Grunt, and Puppy

Puppy, Grunt, and Roo

Cone Head Fish

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My Mommy said.....

Irritating! Frustrating! Infuriating! Aggravating!

Pea's new thing... lying... It makes me want to reason with my almost 3 year old... right, like that'll help.

Scenario 1:

Pea to Daddy- My mommy said that I could have fruit snacks for breakfast!
Daddy to Pea- Really? Can I ask Mommy if she said that?
Pea to Daddy- No, she's busy. Can you get me fruit snacks? The Barbie ones, they're my favorite.
Daddy to Pea- I'm going to go check with Mommy and see if she said that you could have fruit snacks for breakfast.
Pea- begins sobbing uncontrollably, NOOO Don't check with Mommy!
Daddy to Pea- Did you lie to me?
Pea to Daddy- I don't know..... (crickets chirping)

Scenario 2:
Pea to Mrs L- I already took a nap today!
Mrs L- looks at watch, noon. No, Pea, I don't think you did.
Pea to Mrs L- Yes I did.

And I can keep going!!!

It's driving me crazy! How do you stop this, and how do you control the mommy guilt when you feel uncertain that Pea understands what she's saying and doing? Now, I know that most of the time she does know exactly what she's doing and saying, but the times that I can't catch her in the lie, I don't know what to do.

Scenario 3:
Pea screaming and throwing a huge fit with Fish in the background crying....

Pea- Mommy, Fish took my toy, I had it FIRST!!
Fish- smiles and jabbers

What do you do? Who had it first? Who really gives a crap?? Arg, what to do???

Life was easier....

before kids

before poopy diaper blowouts

before the laundry was piled as high as my head

before marriage

before responsibility

before they could talk

before the kitchen turned into a disaster zone

before I even had a kitchen

but was it better????? No, I don't think so.

Today has sucked! I've been sick constantly for the last year, and here I am again, sick... boo. The real problem is that I still had to get out of bed to nurse Bug this morning (trying not to passout from weakness), still had to feed Pea and make her "Bunny Milk", still had to switch the laundry, clean the kitchen, pick up the house, do the dishes, take out the trash, and the list goes on. Why is it that when Moms get sick, we still have to do the same exact thing that we do on days when we are well? It's irritating, unfair, and honestly, it pisses me off! But, I keep reminding myself that while life was easier before all this, it wasn't better.

I am so thankful and blessed that I have other mommy friends who will help on days like today and let me take a nap so that I can make it until the hubby gets home. I am so blessed that Pea snuggles with me, "checks my temperature", and tries to help me feel better, and Bug smiles and laughs at me when he wakes up from napping in my arms. I am so unworthy of the love that I get every day from my family and friends. So, when days like today come around, and I just think to myself, "yeah, life was easier, but it wasn't better... because nothing can beat this."

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Bed Head Mess

The mess I had to comb through this morning. She slept hard last night.

What a mess!!! Thank goodness for
detangler, I think we used the whole bottle!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Pea's New Dress #1

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Here's a pic of Pea's new dress. I finally had time to finish it up. On to the next one :).

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Trail Mix Family

For the last five days I've been picking my brain, completely bothered and comsumed by the need to devise a cool name for our new blog.

My thought process was something like this: We are a cool family, so we should have a cool name for our blog! All of my cool friends have cool names for their cool blogs; so, in the spirit of coolness, we decided to jump on the bandwagon and title it, "A Trail Mix Family".

Consider the spectrum of "greenness". There are people who would consider themselves a cereal bar. These people are mainstream, they do everything that is considered "normal". Then on the other end, there are those who consider themselves to be crunchy granola. We aren't at either extreme... I feel that we are close in the middle, perhaps a smidge closer to the crunchy granola- so I've titled us "Trail Mix". We have a little bit of the crunchy, but we like to keep the m&ms in there too.

Hope you enjoy our new blog!