Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day

In an earlier post I was telling everyone about the memories of my mom in the kitchen. This year I made us a pitcher of Strawberry Sangria's, got out the albums ( yes I still have a record player ) cranked the music up and we finished the last of the food for Thanksgiving. We laughed ourselves silly. My daughter Ashley came over with her ham, I showed her how to make an Apricot Brandy glaze, fixed her a drink and laughed and danced WOW what a good time. Thanksgiving Day -
All the family came over what a wonderful time. Ashley's ham turned out great she surprised me with a green bean casserole yummy.Extra guest arrived,ate, helped clean up. I got to bed around 11:30PM had to be at work at 4:30 AM ( Black Friday ) got home at 4:30 PM man was I tired. I'm just now catching up on my blog. I hope everyone had a holiday wonderful holiday. I did!!

Making Tim his pumpkin pie's

This year in our garden my husband Tim and I decided to try our hand at pumpkins. I promised him that if they grew i would make him pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving.And so the story begins the pumpkin vines took over our back yard. We got about 15 large pumpkins. The beginning of his pride and joy
You should really use pie pumpkins their about 8" round, with a sweeter taste, and not as stringy as Jack O Lantern pumpkins which is what we grew.

The first cut

the scooping

sectioned and bake for 1 hour

scoop out the baked pulp

Puree ( I used a blender instead of a food processor, the blender is now DEAD )I got 6 pies out of the white bowl, the rest I froze it'll last for a year.

Oh yeah I got LAZY, I used pre-made shells. it took 4 hours just to get from the cutting to the scooping.

The finished product. I let him eat one fresh from the oven he was a very happy boy!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Not Sure what to title this...

Growing up I remember my Mom running around like crazy, getting ready for the onslaught of family and friends coming for the holidays. Pies, cakes, cookies,breads, turkey's, ham my oh my. I remember standing on a stool next to mom crumbling toasted bread and corn bread for stuffing when I was a little and I have to smile she would put Mace,Gladys Knight and the Pips, and The Temptations on the record player and sing the whole time she was whipping up all the goodies. I am the youngest of 4 so while my brother and sisters where out hanging with their friends I was HAPPY for Mom and Me time. I thought of it as fun but all the while she was patiently teaching me how to cook. A hand full of this, a pinch of that, a pat of butter. Now that I am older and have taken over all the cooking for holidays, special occasions, grill outs I find my youngest daughter ( Karma 13 ) coming in the kitchen and hanging out with me. I try to measure by cups and teaspoons I still slip back into the habit of hand, pinch, and pat measuring. I was telling my mom that I want to make sure my girls have all of her recipes to take to their kitchens, so with her help I have begun writing them down. Mom and I still chuckle over the fact that she still gets all the praise for cooking. She should. Every year since my husband Tim and I have been together he's told me the same thing turn some of the cooking over to someone else, well he got his wish I turned over 2 items the Ham my oldest Ashley (23) will be making it, at our house of course ( she made need some help ) and the Deviled Eggs Mercedes (18) will be making them, that leaves Turkey, Potato salad, Baked Mac and Cheese, Stuffing,Mashed Sweet Potatos, Collard Greens, Candied Yams, Gravy, 8 Sweet Potato Pies( 2 for Tim before Thanksgiving ), 2 Apple, 4 Pumpkins ( made with pumpkins from our garden ) Corn Bread, Rolls, and 2 Chocolate Boston Cream Pies. This weekend is when the madness begins. Am I insane YESSSSSSSSSS, I'll complain the whole time, Tim will throw his hands in the air, Mom will sit in the chair and chuckle the whole time. But I LOVE IT !!! And Guess who gets to clean up as I NAP after dinner ? I'm not sure I'll be sleeping.

Friday, November 13, 2009


This beautiful little girl is my 9 year old niece Sarah. Last Saturday ( Nov. 7th ) she had a very serious ATV accident. She went to stay all night with her friend on Friday, Saturday early afternoon the mom of the child took both Sarah and her daughter over to her mom's house. This woman ( I see red every time I think about it ) let her 7 year old daughter and my 9 year old niece ride an adult size ATV WITHOUT any protective gear or ADULT SUPERVISION while she sat on her butt visiting her mother. Of course being 9 and 7 this is way to cool. The girls had a wreck Sarah was thrown from the ATV which hit a wall and flipped onto the 7 year old Thank God the 7 year old did not get hurt worse than she did. ( She had a concussion ) When Sarah got thrown she landed in a nurses back yard. The nurse had her splinted and lying still by the time the life squad got their ,the mother of the child did not know they had been in an accident until she heard sirens and went to be nosy.Sarah on the other hand broke her leg in 3 places one of which is her growth plate, 3 bones in her foot they thought her hip was broke ( we found out later it was just bruised real bad ) fractures through out the leg, a five inch gash down her knee. After a 5 1/2 hour surgery 5 screws in her leg to hold the bones together she is finally in good spirits. The doctor will not know if her growth will be effected for another year since they had to take out a piece of her growth plate. She is now recuperating at her grandparents house with her mom. She goes on Thursday to get a hard cast at the moment they have it splinted. She'll need additional surgeries on her leg.
She was trying to be brave when I went to see her.

This cast goes up to the hip. Being as active as she is, it's hard for her to sit still.

The Hospital has pressed charges against the lady for child endangerment.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

If Season's had a flavor, what would it be ?

I was relaxing after work the other day, talking to the kids and finding out how there day went when we got on the subject of seasons. I think I commented on how beautiful the trees looked outside. My 13 year old Karma said she loved fall it tasted like apples I said ummm okay, she replied no mom really if seasons had a flavor fall would taste like an apple it's crisp. My 7 year old Robert said he liked summer it tasted like the water in Grandma's swimming pool, so I said well honey if you didn't drink half the pool water I'm sure summer would taste different, his response was no I think your wrong mom of course I had to tell him MOMS ARE ALWAYS RIGHT ( I can't believe I said that ) the smile on my mom's face was blinding. My 4 year old niece Sierra was over and not to be left out she said When the white stuff falls ohhh winter you mean she replied that's what I said Aunt Lissa so I asked her what flavor she thought she said hot chocolate cause Uncle Tim always makes us hot chocolate.So I asked what about spring it has to taste like something. My husband had walked in at that moment and he said FRIED CHICKEN of course ( I'm surprised he didn't say coffee ) okay honey where did that come from his reply I'm hungry and that's what I would like for dinner....
So for everyone who didn't know

Spring taste like - Fried Chicken
Summer- Pool water
Fall - Crisp apples
Winter - Hot chocolate
straight from the mouths of babes and 1 insane man.

What do you think the season's taste like?

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Birthday Weekend

Friday night - Oct. 2nd
Girls Night Out.
I had never been out clubbing with my 22 year old daughter Ashley before even though she has invited me countless times I've always said No I would stay at home and watch the grand kids. My oldest niece Tabetha and I would go out clubbing at least once a month. So Ash and Tab found out Chippendale's would be at a local nightclub and bought tickets to surprise me,knowing I would not say NO because they already bought the tickets.So I rush home from work, the girls are waiting so we can all get ready together.They had already been in my room picking out the clothes I would wear. Now it has been 10 years since I went to a nightclub and closed it down, 12 years since I've worn 4 inch heels, and believe me I paid for it the next day!!! OMG my feet hurt sooooooooo bad I could just kick myself for not wearing my Reebok's everywhere I looked I saw flip flops or sneakers and these girls were dressed really nice ( some in Vicky's Secret to my amazement ) but in the end I had allot of fun dancing and laughing.

Saturday Oct. 3rd-
My husband had to work today because oh yes he did not look at the calendar to see that my birthday was on Saturday and Oh yes I gave him grief ( but not much I'm still in Heaven over the ring he gave me for our Anniversary )
I decided to take it easy today, and since my girlfriends birthday is on the 4th we went to our favorite spot to celebrate BINGO. She will be 65 years young and me 38 ( Oh yes Becky 38 even though I will tell every one 25 hehehehe ) even though we didn't win anything it was still fun to be sitting ( my poor feet ) and sharing gifts, and laughing ( I hear laughing keeps you young I do it often ).

Sunday Oct. 4th
The End of the weekend.

My wonderful husband is cooking for me tonight. He kept the kids quiet so I could sleep in, planned dinner, and went grocery shopping.When I finally opened my eyes he had coffee for. We spent the day clearing out the gardens, laughing, and just enjoying each other. In case your wondering I had steak, baked potato ( with the works ), buttered carrots, and baked apples. My mom made me a DreamSicle cake.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Changing Of the Seasons.

I'm having trouble letting go of SUMMER !!!! I love to see the changing of the Seasons I didn't get any pictures of Spring when Mother Earth starts waking up the flowers and trees because at that time we had ice all over. ( But i like this picture ) Summer. My Rose bushes didn't die on me.

Fall watching the trees change, building leaf piles ( my niece Mercedes )

Winter. Snow covering my bamboo. I only have a small patch hopefully it will spread next year.

Big # 3

When I asked her how old she was she told me 7 or 8, she finally told me 3. Sweet pea turned 3. It was fun to watch the kids running and playing, the only downfall was her dad was 2 hours late, some of her guest didn't even get cake ( SORRY GUYS ).
Her favorite Tink was on the cake.

The only 2 people she said she wanted at her party her favorite 2 cousins Sierra ( pink ) Summer ( Lil Blondie ) LeiAnna ( Birthday girl in the middle )

after LeiAnna opened Summer's gift it was time for a cousin hug.

Summer's gift. She will not let anyone touch it!!

the LOOT

more LOOT

after partying all day she was wiped out.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Old Wives Tales and other Sayings

Some of the best memories I have growing up was sitting around listening to some of the old wives tales and saying that have been passed down from generation to generation. You can probably guess what the first one is. Step on a crack break your mothers back. ( as a kid this scared the daylights out of me, I remember running home crying because I thought I really hurt my mom ).

Bad luck to step over a broom.
I'm not sure if anyone knows this one. Still to this day my mom makes me step backward over a broom if i have crossed it.

Playing with fire makes you wet the bed. As a kid you couldn't get me to go near fire even a camp fire was out for me.

Step on a cricket you have bad luck. Okay how many of you out there had a vivid imagination, this was chicken in our play house. along with juniper berries, grass, dirt (for mud pies ).
Those are my favorites. Here's a few more to get you thinking of some you've heard over the years.
5.When a bell rings, An Angel gets their wings.
6. Honey and Whiskey takes a cough away
7. When you shiver, it means someone has stepped on your grave.
8.If a Lady bug lands on you it means good luck
9. If your ear itches someones talking about you.
10. If you sweep someones feet with a broom it's bad luck.
11. Bad luck for two people to mess in one persons head.
12. Bad luck for a Man to lay a hat on the bed.
13. Bad luck for two people to sweep in the same room.
14. If your palm itches, moneys coming your way.
15. Second person off the match gets pregnant

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back to School YIPEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

I am now counting down 5 days til summer break ends. YIPEEEEE, I know I shouldn't be happy about this but I need a VACATION. This weekend will be dedicated to last minute pick up items. Wednesday will be so so sad:<. The mom's of the neighborhood have band together. Breakfast after the last bus pick up.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mother's Empty Chair

One of my friends emailed this to me, I liked it so much I wanted to share it with everyone, the picture's are ones that I have taken in various places, I added them because it felt right. I hope you enjoy both. Missy

A woman's daughter had asked the local minister to come and pray with her mother. When the minister arrived, he found the woman lying in bed with her head propped up on two pillows. An empty chair sat beside her bed. The minister assumed that the woman had been informed of his visit. 'I guess you were expecting me, he said .' No, who are you ? ' said the mother. The minister told her his name then remarked, ' I saw the empty chair and I figured you knew I was going to show up. '

' Oh yeah, the chair, ' said the bedridden woman, ' would you mind closing the door ? ' Puzzled, the minister shut the door. 'I never told anyone this, not even my daughter', said the woman.' But all my life I never new how to pray, at church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it went right over my head', I abandoned any attempt at prayer,' the woman continued, 'until one day four years ago; my best friend said to me,' Betty, prayer is a simple matter of having a conversation with Jesus. Hear is what I suggest, sit down in a chair, place an empty chair in front of you, and in faith see Jesus in the chair.It's not spooky because he promised,' I will be with you always.' Then just speak to him in the same way you're doing with me right now' So, I tried it and liked it so much I do it for a couple of hours each day. I'm careful though. If my daughter saw me talking to a chair, she would have a nervous breakdown, or put me in a funny farm.' The minister was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the woman to continue on the journey. Then he prayed with her, anointed her with oil, and returned to the church.
Two nights later the daughter called to tell the minister that her mother had died that afternoon. Did she die in peace?' he asked. Yes, when I left the house about two o'clock, she called me over to her bedside,told me she loved me and kissed me on the cheek.. When I got back from the store an hour later, I found her.But there was something strange about her death. Apparently, just before she died, She leaned over and rested her head on the chair beside the bed. What do you make of that?' The minister wiped a tear from his eye and said, ' I wish we could all go like that.'

I asked God for water, he gave me an ocean.

I asked God for a flower, He gave me a garden
I asked God for a friend, He gave me all of YOU...
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Happy moments, praise God
Difficult moments, seek God
Quiet moment, worship God
Painful moments, trust God
Every moment, thank God
I do all of them!!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Bedside Manners

Do you know how sometimes you luck out and find a really good doctor, and you think wow this is to good to be true. I am a wimp when it comes to dentist, I would rather go Thur childbirth than to go to a dentist ( it's the whole needle in the mouth thing ) they have to give me Happy Gas to even clean my teeth and a root canal I turn into a 2 year old un-ruly child. I had a tooth extracted today. Dr. James Morrison ( yeah Jim Morrison ) was great he put me at ease even before he gave me the Happy Juice. This happened at 12:20 pm at 5:00 pm I get a call from him not his nurse or other staff member but from him explaining to me the whole procedure again, why it took so long, telling me to make sure I beat the pain by taking my pain med. and icing it because of all the swelling and he would call tomorrow to check on me again. WOW!!And here I thought that kind of bedside manner was gone with house calls.

A visit to old friends ( The E.R. Staff )

Well he's done it again, every summer since James was 2 we have made Oh about a million trips to the E.R. with him.
Age 2 - James please don't climb the China Hutch, something will fall down on you. 5 stitches to the head. ( I got rid of the hutch 2 days later )
Age 5 - James I know you just learned how to roller blade but do you think it's a good idea to do what the bigger boys are doing. fractured growth plate.
Age 10 -James stop opening and shutting the patio door, your gonna get hurt. Slammed fingers in door, 3 inch gash, lost finger nail, and 10 stitches.
Age 13 - James you can go to Mid Meadows at the park with your friends PLEASE DO NOT GET HURT !! rampimg skate boards at skate board area 2 broken fingers and wrist.
Age 17 - James went to his friends Graduation party on the 4th of July. Met a girl, showing off, look at me I can back flip. 2 fractured vertebrates in upper neck. 10 more gray hairs for me, blood pressure went through the roof.
Age 17 - 1 week later can I please go to my girlfriends family picnic I promise I'll sit there and won't do anything, I'll keep my brace on and her mom said she'll have me lay down at regular intervals. My answer NO. I was at work he asked his grandma her answer. Yes. Girl friends mom called I'm bringing James home he's not looking well. E.R. here we come. James and the girl snuck off and went horse back riding!!!! I was let's say angry for a nice word. He was very, very lucky he didn't re injure himself. So we went back to the doctors on Tuesday everything is healing up nicely, he can't wrestle, play basketball, or football this year ( yay !!! ) Don't get me wrong i like that he's into sports, but wrestling and football I can never watch my hands are over my face the entire time.
He's been to the E.R. so much the Xray techs nurses and doctors know him by name , I could go on forever about him and his trips to the E.R. . Girls are Sooooooooo much easier, I have a 7 year old Rob that well thinks James is cool. Lord Help me. It's true your kids drive a perfectly normal person INSANE !!
PS. I love all my kids and wouldn't trade them for the world, they are life's TRUE HAPPINESS

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Day

All I can do is LAUGH !! My day started out at 4:00 AM this morning to a very grumpy hubby, he didn't sleep well because well I turned my heating blanket on ( yes heating blanket in the summer ) my house felt like Siberia !! I guess I got paid back good. I forgot my umbrella at home so by the time I went into the building I was one soaked puppy. Ok I can handle this the store doesn't open for another 2 hours I'll be dry.Lunch time rolls around and a Sweet Tea from Mickey D's sounds really tasty so I get in my car drive over to MD's walk out happily sipping my tea ( I love their fries so I got those 2 ) and feel for my car keys O GAWD there they are laughing at me in the ignition, I had to walk back to work because well that's where I left my cell phone at ( did I tell you I only have 1/2 hour for lunch ) even though it only took me 10 minutes to get back and the walk did me good, I thought all the way back should I or shouldn't I call the HUBBY. I came up with some really good stories like I went to the ladies room and my key's fell out of my pocket and went down the toilet, you wouldn't believe the power these toilets have. hmmmm no he wouldn't believe that , or We have a mouse here and well he stole my keys. Ok so here goes my phone call " Hi honey, I love you sorry about this morning, can you bring me the extra set of key's ? " He growls at me " WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR KEYS ?" " Well I kinda locked them in the car" silence..... " This is the 10th time you've locked them in the car " " Do you know what I'm dealing with at home ?" I laugh "No but it sounds like fun " wrong thing to do. " The drain backed up into the basement, the plumber is on his way and you don't even want to know what I'm walking in " " Gee, I'm sorry " I'm feeling really bad for laughing now " So is that a yes or no on the keys " CLICK..... He did bring me my key's but I'll have a heck of a MESS to clean - up . It's 7:55 PM and the plumbers are still here, they've been at the house since noon today. Boy my day is fun.

Monday, July 27, 2009

My Best Gal Pal and I are 27 years and 1 day apart. I know what your thinking what can a 37 year old and a 64 year old have in common ? Bonnie and I started hanging out at bingo 8 years ago, then coffee, then just coming over to each other houses. We talk about everything from our kids to our grandkids and everything in between. Bonnie recently widowed has had her up days and her down days, which I understand through the eyes of my mother both whom lost the Love of their lives early. I would ask my mom how do I comfort her ? Mom's answer was just be there for her, listen to her, be a shoulder for her to cry on. Thursday night I get a call from Bonnie she didn't sound as if she were having a good day I instantly told her I would be right their. When I got to Bonnie's house she was sitting on her couch with a box of tissues and the portable phone. I asked Bonnie " What's up Chic "? It took a minute before a realized weeping, Ever so quietly she asked me if I Believed in God. My answer was yes, i then asked her what brought that on since we have discussed religion from time to time. She asked me if I thought she was a bad Christian, my answer was NO why would you think that. She had gotten a phone call from the Minister of her husbands church asking her if she was ready to give tithes ( I hope I spelled that right ) to the church, she responded to him I gave on Sunday. That's not what I mean he said your husband always gave big to the church and I was thinking that you would give half the insurance money he left. ( By that time I was seeing RED). It's your Christian duty he said, this is what God and Gary would want. I explained to Bonnie that Gary ( her husband ) left that money to insure that she would be taking care of, he would have put it in his will if money was to go to the church, and if she wanted to give money she could give to orphanages, animal shelters,the local food bank, if she wanted to give to the church it should be an amount that she was comfortable with that wouldn't leave her short.Giving should be from the heart God does not ask you for monetary things, being a good Christian doesn't mean you have to give money . Give of heart, be kind to your fellow man, and believe in God. Do you think I'm wrong for wanting to protect my friend from this Shady Man in the things I told her ?, When did Church become all about money?, Your comments and thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I started out in photography working for a WELL known school portrait studio ( no experience required they would train )about 13 years ago little did I know I would fall in love with taking and making memories for people. The first camera besides a Polaroid I worked with was a Micro Z this was great for taking school pictures what could you mess up, the film was easy to load, and the backgrounds we had to set up were amazing this one weighed about 10 - 15 pounds. The second camera I worked with was a Camera Z,( these are the kinds you would see traveling around to different stores ) this camera weighed about 15 - 20 pounds to load the film you had to put the cartridge in a black bag ( so you wouldn't expose the film ) and work blind eventually I could do this in my sleep. I would eventually work with 35 mm and 120mm formats doing sport and dance pictures. My oldest girl Ashley ( if I could just nail her down to take pictures of her) bought me a Canon Rebel XSI in January just because( I was relly surprised and flattered )I've had my eye.Yeah great kid we haven't always seen eye to eye. Any who on Tuesday since I was off work my youngest girl wanted to hang out so I said great lets go to the park and grab a dress while your at it ( I was stashing my camera and tri-pod in the car ) of course she was like O kayyyyy your weird MOM( my kids made me that way ) when we get to the park I instantly start clicking .
Karma got bored pretty quick or should I say distracted... BOYS,BOYS, BOYS everywhere OMG this is the child that rarely paid attention to Satan Spawns ( also known as BOYS ) my baby has been sucked in to Oh he's cute blah, blah, blah I can't think on this to long my horns start to come out. You would think I would be use to this by now having raised 5 girls previously. I was hoping she wouldn't notice them until she was ummmm 100 or older
I have this one in color to, you can see the water shimmering on her are. yes I was standing in a creek while she was nice and dry on a fallen tree.

She loves to read so I thought why not take a picture with a book.

With this little guy, you have to snap the picture fast. He probably thinks the camera is part of my face. AJ 3 mo. old

It's hard getting the kids not to fight. I had to threaten to hog tie them. I'll do it I swear I will. the boys have a knack for turning picture day into a " Mom he's touching me, make him stop burping, gross who did that" ! Left to Right ( Mercedes ( head band ) 18 2008' graduate, Robert 7, Cassie 19, Karma 13, James 17

Karma and Robert my youngest it was a royal pain for Karma to take this picture, it's so funny to see those 2 together. He follows Karma around as much as she would follow the older girls around ( payback ).
Needless to say I had a lot of fun spending the day with mostly all of my kids taking pictures and just HANGIN OUT, now if I can get the other 3 to come over so I can get their pictures I can finally complete my wall.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tim's Garden

I have been putting in 40 plus hours, and haven't really had time to spend in our garden ( not to mention the mother of all toothaches ) I noticed that all of my gardens ( flower, herb, veggie, pepper, strawberry, and potato ) were in need of a major weed pulling. I couldn't even begin to do that without my ice tea, so I grab a few sprigs of mint out of the herb garden and begin to pull weeds until I notice we not only have 2 pumpkins that are big but 5 with loads of female plants with bees all over them getting pollinated.So of course I grab the camera and my husband to show him. And of course he instantly starts naming all the wonderful things I can make with fresh pumpkin ( cookies, pies, bread, etc....) cold pumpkin soup he then looks at me with the worst face I've ever seen and screams " Have you lost your mind, why would you do that ! " My husband vegetable list consist of..... Can't think of one thing he likes. ( him and his sister used to hide vegetables under the table when they were younger)Part of the pumpkin patch. We put this at the back of the garden so the vines could trail down the hill ( NOT ) it's gone wild the vines are every where.
the first one to start turning orange

little baby one it weighs about a pound.

Peppers from the pepper garden. I used to grow about 10 different kinds, this year I only grew the 2 kinds ( jalapeno and hot banana ). Our tomato plants are loaded. I thought about canning but quickly dismissed the idea I'm feeling kinda lazy. So I've decided to start featuring recipes I've made with everything . So if anyone has any good ones pass them along.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Thank You !!!

My first Thank You goes to my Favorite SISTER !!! Thank you so much Bec for mentioning my blog in your post today.It's Your Day Girl CONGRATS it looks wonderful ( I'm SOOOOOOOOOO jealous ) My second Thank You goes to everyone who stopped by to welcome me to the community, I promise to come by all of your sites and Thank You !! So tomorrow when I get home from work I made my list already make a Strawberry Sangria and start blogging ( ok not when I first get home ). Thank you, Thank you, Thank you I can't wait to see all of your sites. Missy

2nd day of Camp McKenney pontoon boat. Hey Bec, SNAKE !!!!!!hehe. I'll tell everyone more on that story later. Have a great Day

My Sweet Peas

LeiAnna 2 going on 22, has just discovered the joys of flushing. This morning I made a list of the things I needed to after work. Cash check, slide in a nap,cook dinner, go to sister in laws blog. I don't remember putting fishing My Little Pony out of the toilet. She's being potty trained refuses to use the lil peoples toilet so from start to finish use potty, flush toilet wash hands okay this is going smoothly until.......I turned my back and I quote " look gee ma horsey swim "she had the look of an ANGEL on her face how could I be mad her horse just wanted a swim. So with a smile (grimace ) on my face and the precision of a surgeon I extracted the offending object before poppa got home.

AJ 2 - 1/2 months old. His favorite game to play with grandma is..... Wait til she changes my diaper I know I can hit her if I wiggle just right. I'm just wondering what my daughter tells them that makes it big fun to torture me. After all I am the one with the goodie bag.