Sunday, October 17, 2010

Need a nickname?

Just ask Elijah for one!

This is baby Logan:

Isn't he a cutie?  He's the newest cousin in the family.  Elijah calls him Cosmo.  Don't know why, but he just does.

This is Micaiah

He's sweet and cuddly in all the right places.  Elijah calls him Little Meatball.

(To be honest, this one I kind of get because he is rather round and squishy.)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Perhaps a future as a personal trainer?

Genna and I have been doing Dance Dance Revolution together every night as I try to shake off this baby weight. (from the last TWO babies, no less)  Genna suggested we try one of the new songs we unlocked in the game.  I responded by laughing hysterically and telling her she was crazy.  When she asked why I thought she was crazy, I told her I had no intention of killing myself that night by trying one of those songs.  (seriously, some of the songs on there are so fast it's stupid)  She looked me right in the eye and very sweetly (but fully sincere) said, "Mom you're not going to kill yourself........ you're going to kill calories!"  I thanked her for her kind words, and then immediately switched the song to a nice easy one ;)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ice Man the Nice Man


For Genna's birthday, at her request, my parents took her to ride a horse.  Needless to say, she had a fantastic time!!!  She decided to ride a large pony (she felt a standard horse was a bit too big for her), and the one she got was named Ice Man the Nice Man! 

They ended up going on a 1 hour trail ride.  Seeing the pictures of her outing brings back fond memories from when I used to ride horses when I was a kid.  (I was very lucky as my parents had a friend that ran a horse stable and we could ride pretty much anytime we asked)  What a wonderful way to celebrate 9 wonderful years with a wonderful little girl.

Happy Birthday Genna!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Yes, my kids Google

This was Isaac's search today: isaacbellamom.

I love when I sit down to a computer and see what my kids are up to when left on their own!

Monday, October 4, 2010

uh.......... I don't even know what to say

Like Bella, Nahshon was a late talker.  However, once he did start talking, his vocabulary exploded overnight and sometimes the stuff that he says just leaves me there, blinking, not knowing what to think or say back.

Example 1: the other night I had a can of biscuits in the fridge, and decided to turn them into donuts as a little treat for the kids.  I have virtually no experience working with pans of hot oil, so I ordered the kids to stay out of the kitchen for everyone's safety.  When I gave this direction to Nahshon though, he crossed his arms, kicked his toes into the floor, pouted out his lip, and declared "You don't love me mommy!"  Say huh?  I don't know what brought your little brain to that conclusion, but it sure is a good thing you're not over dramatic or anything.

Example 2:  Last night Nahshon was being defiant, so I started tickling him to pull him out of his mood.  Then I pulled him down off the dining table and told him he was a stinky Pete.  His response? "I'm not a stinky Pete! You're a stinky Pete! I'm an ADULT!"   Psh!  I don't know where he heard that phrase, because it's not one that Jeremy and I use with the kids.

Is it possible that a child who is only 2 years old can already have a complex about being small?

She just can't win

When I was pregnant with baby #5, Bella hoped for a sister.  She got Nahshon.

When I was pregnant with baby #6, Bella hoped for a sister.  She got Micaiah.

When I was pregnant with baby #7, Bella hoped for a sister.  She got Noah.

Today I took Bella to Toys-for-Us (that's what she calls it), because she had saved up her allowance money.  She wanted to get a baby brother for her Cabbage Patch baby dolls. (these are her all time FAVORITE baby dolls)  We sifted through 8 or 10 different boxes of newborn Cabbage Patch babies, all of them "surprise" babies.  She found one that didn't have a bump on the top, indicating a tuft of hair which is certain to mean girl baby.  We got to the car and she eagerly pulled off the cabbage leaf to reveal a bald head! Hooray!  Then pulled it off all the way to reveal a pink diaper. Uh-oh?  She then opened the little present box to find out for sure, and pulled out a purple romper that said "It's a Girl!"  She ended up with a bald baby girl.  She said she was still happy, but next time, she was going to look for a boy baby doll from a different company that doesn't do "surprise" babies.  This poor girl just can't win!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


I can't believe how long it's been since I've put something up here!  These days on top of all the regular day to day chaos I try to keep under control, Jeremy is starting his own company.  Links will be posted soon to his online store, Facebook, and such- I'm just waiting for him to finish up the details.  I've kind of been in and out as far as my involvement in all of it goes, but there is no doubt it has sent everyone in this house on a roller coaster ride, and we haven't even reached the first peak yet........