Saturday, March 29, 2014

10 Things I Learned During Spring Break

It is Spring Break in these parts.  I took the week off of work to spend some quality time with my kids, perhaps get few much needed house projects completed, a little spring cleaning and a little fun thrown in there at times.  Ha!  Wow, what was I thinking?  I obviously wasn't.

Here are my Lessons Learned in no particular order, as they are all equally important life lessons that I am willing to share with you.  You're welcome!

1.  If you live in the PacNW, it WILL rain during Spring Break.  EVERY.SINGLE.DAY

2.  If you live in the PacNW, you BETTER have indoor activities in mind.

3.  If you don't have indoor activities in mind, planned, about 10am, cooped up in the house, you will lose your marbles.  EVERY.SINGLE.DAY

4.  You really can say "Get out of the refridgerator" a thousand times, along with "Go play in your room", "No, you can't ride your bike in the house" amoung many other things that due to my losing my marbles (on day 2), I have forgotten the rest at this point.

5.  No matter the choices you give your children for breakfast and lunch, after having made their chosen breakfast or lunch, they WILL want what you are having instead.

6.  Riding a skateboard in the house WILL inevitably put a hole in a wall.  And sliding down the stairs on your belly will give you a rug burn.  Don't try this at home kids.

7.  No matter how many times you sweep the floor, pick up the toys, wipe down the counters, two minutes later, crackers will be stepped on, more toys will be brought thrown down the stairs, milk will be spilled.  NEVER.ENDING.

8.  When kids eat lots of strawberries.  They have to go poop A LOT.  (Thank goodness I stocked up on toilet paper).

9.  SpongeBob is ANNOYING.  I used to like him but after watching essentially a SpongeBob marathon one of the said rainy afternoons, not so much.

10.  You will NEVER be able to get both kids to sleep/rest at the same time.  Stop spinning your wheels.   Nap time.  If they only knew what they will be missing.  If I could take a nap everyday, I would.

I love my kids. I do. I do.  And I love spending time with them.  I do. I do. But a little to much of a good thing, can be a buzz kill.  Just sayin.

I like LOVE my sanity and look forward to getting back to routine this next week as I am sure the kids are as well.  Kids like routine. Moms who are used to working outside of the house like routine too. 

As a bonus, #11 Stay At Home Moms Rock!

And by the way, the house projects, spring cleaning and fun, not much of that happened around these parts.  LOL.

Photo: Love this pic from earlier today. Miss Kay just a tad bit animated. Lol.

2 of my 4 Munchkins.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Love This Woman!


I stole this off of one of my friends page on Facebook who stole it off of Anita Renfro's page.

Who's that?  Really?

She is the lady who does the Mom Song and is H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S

If you ever get a chance to see her live, jump.  You will be peeing your pants by the end of the show. 

Have a great rest of the week!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Menu Plan Monday 3/24

Yup...hit or miss these days.

But I am off work on a *staycation* this week so I figured I would put fingers to keyboard and actually type out the plan for this weeks dinners.  In hopes it will keep me on track.  Ha!  I know wishful thinking.


(We headed down south for the day to visit with some family so by the time we got back into town, it was eat WhatEver You Want or whatever doesn't take to long because momma ain't cookin).

My bad, Kaylyn ate a bowl of cereal and toast.  Hayden ate... not sure what he ate now that I think about it.  I had some chips and salsa. Husband not sure. Tyler wasn't home.


Crockpot Veggie Chili (3 different kinds of beans, zuchinni, squash, tomotoes...)
Over Tortilla Chips w/Cheese and Sour Cream


Beef Stroganoff (kids favorite these days)


Chicken Stir Fry
Yakisoba Noodles


Baked Mac N Cheese
Green Beans


Mini Muffin Pizzas
Carrots & Ranch


Not sure.  Maybe out to dinner. We'll see.

What do you have on your menu this week?

I am linking up with I'm An Organized Junkie MPM.  Need some more dinner ideas?  Check it out.  Lots to choose from.

Have a great week!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Six Word Saturday

My kids get up too early.
It does not matter what time they go to bed,
they never sleep past 6am or so on the weekend.
Yet, they sleep in later, typically, during the week.
I can't sleep in to save my life.
Even if I could, I probably wouldn't since
I wake up around 5:30am all week and
my body clock just wakes me up.
Eyes wide open staring at the ceiling.
Thoughts of the day before, the day ahead,
racing through my mind.
But the point is, it would be nice to have some
quiet alone time in the morning
to do my thing, to get rallied up
for what lies ahead.
Nope, doesn't work that way in this house.
It is on like Donkey Kong
from the moment
their eyes open.
It is 8am and we have already been
 up for almost two hours.
Laundry started.
Showers taken.
Dish washer going.
Floor slept.
Crock pot dinner started.
Breakfast (Egg & Cheese Muffin sandwiches) made.
And eaten.
Cartoons loudly playing in the background.
I'm pooped already yet we probably have
another 12-13 hours to go.
Hopefully at some point, Kaylyn and I
can sneek a nap while the
boys do something out of the house.
Do you have any tricks to get your
kids to sleep in on the weekends?
Do tell.
I'm linking up with
Cate at Show My Face
for her 6WS party!
Join us. 
You are all invited.
Just post what is going on in
your life in 6 words
and then link up.
Easy, peasy.

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