Friday, July 30, 2010

wish us LUCK, we'll need it!

We're hitting the road AGAIN.

Are you surprised?

We're taking Kid3 A.K.A. MY baby to NMMI for high school.

We are stuffing in the car and I bet we'll look like the Clampett's moving to Cali!
We are bringing our beloved Weezy, Kid 1's girl, of course Mr. B and I, and Kids 1-4.
We are bringing ALL of kid3's stuff because well, he's moving (I don't want to talk about it)
We are bringing entertainment for Kid4 because she has the great ability to talk for well.... probably the whole drive, but who are we kidding, I'll slip her some dramamine at some point.
We're bringing at least 2 computers, probably more like 4 because thats who we are, we're a technologically advanced family... John Tesh would caution us against it Im quite sure, I just don't care. I love my computer (and cell phone and I-pod).
We never travel without blankets, because after all it's hot at H-E double hockey sticks and we wouldn't want to be without blankets.... right?
Mr. B. has told the girls "only ONE SMALL bag each" so I'm sure they will hide shoes under their seats because it's foreign to girls to travel with "ONE SMALL bag".

Wish us luck we'll need it to get the kids in the car with only "one small bag" each, for the long long drive, for the never ending chatting that will certainly happen, for the grouchy kids one hour into this million hour drive and for Mr. B.'s sanity (Im going to sleep)

Love you all,

a mothers love, a 5 am explanation

I haven't been able to sleep well lately, and tonight was no exception because I can't stop thinking about saying goodbye to my kid3. I watched him sleeping for a little while earlier this morning and I just keep thinking that this little boy, MY little boy will no longer be a little boy when he comes home at Christmas. I keep thinking of how I will miss the transition ... him growing up, becoming who he is destined to be. Im going to miss it...

I think this is probably why Im not sleeping lately.

My dear dear baby boy, you will never understand a mother's love and thats okay. You may never be able to wrap to your mind around the fact that you are my true baby and I have loved honestly just about every single moment with you. You are truly not the annoying pre-teen that so many kids your age are. You have been an absolute joy and I will hold my breath until I get to see you again, and wrap my arms around your broad shoulders and run my hands over your bald head, I'll miss you every single second, we all will. Baby boy, I love you, I love you so much more than I ever thought possible.

I can't wait to see you in a few weeks!

I love you, I love you, I love you!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

just us girls


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Its HOT and Im wishing for a good rain!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


This is what summer should look like for everyone!

Monday, July 26, 2010

drama, drama, drama!

I was talking to Mr. B. tonight about drama, low drama, high drama, no drama…. Just drama.

After talking we have come to the conclusion that drama is not all bad. To ask a girl to have no drama is like telling a kid that they can’t have any candy in the candy store- it’s not gonna happen. As humans we really do thrive off of a certain amount of drama and that’s okay. Life would be boring without it.

I think these are key survival tips for drama-

1. learning not to need drama to survive

2.learning not to create drama to survive

This delicate balance is a tricky one and teaching it to a teenage girl is darn near impossible…. But I’m trying.

I want my girls to have a certain amount of drama; I mean what’s a girl without that little squeal of delight, the six-year-old girl scream when they see a spider and the huffing and puffing when things don’t go quite right? I love it about girls, Mr. B. loves it about girls, but there is a line and that line gets crossed in our house too much.

We’re all learning.

We’re all human.

But thank goodness,

we’re not ALL girls!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Kid3 had a FABULOUS surprise party!
His friends are so much fun.
We will miss hanging out with them while he's gone.

P.S. he WAS surprised!

Friday, July 23, 2010

my boys

We had a GREAT going away/birthday party for Kid3 tonight. We are preparing for him to go away for the school year. As I was sitting here editing pictures of the party this picture of my boys together made me cry.

Having a brother is a special gift and my boys have barely known life without each other. They have always shared a room, they have always shared toys which turned into video games and then clothes and friends. They have made a million memories together, some Im just positive I don't want to be know about and some I have loved watching. One thing is for certain, these brothers are going to miss each other, and I am going to miss seeing them together.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

my military baby!

don't worry, they are going to promptly shave his head as soon as he arrives and don't worry, I'll post a picture.... :)

Believe it or not…. I’m about to drop my baby off at military school for his high school years. I keep saying it out loud, I keep telling people- I may be convincing myself, I’m not sure. I just keep saying it…. Military school, military school, military school…..

My baby Kid3 will be joining the elite at New Mexico Military Institute as of August 5th. He is so excited, and so are we. It’s a different kind of goodbye when you are telling your child goodbye for school, it’s sad but knowing he’ll be happy and it’s the best education around gives Mr. B. and I a peace of mind.

Kid3 IS and will always be my baby, he was thought to be our last baby and we cherished every moment with him. He was the cuddliest, softest, easiest going most loving little person I had ever met. He is still so kind and just exactly what I want my little boy to be. He’s always amazed me with his ability to quietly understand people; it’s a rare quality in a young boy.

My sweet sweet kid3, you cannot know how I adore you, you cannot know how I'll miss you and you could never wrap your mind around how proud you make me. You take my breath away, you always have, I'll love you forever and I can't wait to see you in November! (I'll let you drink ALL the monsters and eat ALL the twix you want............. maybe)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

im a busy girl.

I’ve been so busy lately. I started school a few weeks ago and am taking 3 night classes. I’m learning a lot and enjoying having a break from home. Mr. B. is taking good care of the evening chores around the house; in fact it’s probably never been cleaner!

I promise I’ll blog soon… about summer, about life and about my baby boy going off to military school in TWO weeks!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


This is me at school.
Do I look smarter?

Friday, July 9, 2010


Today has been quite a day!

Bat Girl and I spent our morning at the Atlanta airport waiting for her sister to arrive from Texas and while we were there we saw this guy-

(and a few other things I probably shouldn't mention)

Monday, July 5, 2010


If you've never been to Roswell NM, you really should go. I know, I know, it's not a glamourous vacation but it is an interesting one! Do you like Aliens? Do you believe in them? I can't say if I do or don't... I think if they're real it's okay with me, I just would rather not meet one, I feel the same about Big Foot!

Kid4 begged and begged to go to the "Alien Museum" and on the last day of our busy trip we went and she was scared! They even added a jump house and she was too scared! long story short, Bat Girl and I wasted 8 dollars, but got some cute pics!

GO to Roswell someday my friends, experience the desert, the aliens and eat at Martin's Capital Cafe on second street, you won't forget any of it!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy July 4th

Happy FOURTH of July my friends.

One look at the Colorado Mountains behind Kid4 reminds me....
... Im proud to be an American!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Toy Story 3!

We had a great trip to Texas and as always we felt welcome at my fun friend Linda's!
I love to visit her. Our kids have such a great time together! (and so do we by the way)
One of our fun summer activities was seeing Toy Story 3 with our buddies!

Friday, July 2, 2010


We are summering.
Are you?
What has your summer been like?
Are you picnicking, camping, blowing bubbles, laying on the beach?
We have a list.
We aren't following it very well.
We have been vacationing, eating, balooning, making bears, and having lunch with Aliens....
It's been a productive summer.
Tomorrow we're visiting Monkey Joe's for a day of jumping with a friend.
I hope your having a lovely summer!