Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cowgirl Up!!

Queen (in a frustrated tone): Princess #1, what's going on?

Princess #1 (in a brisk, disinterested tone): I don't know. (exasperated, exaggerated sigh)

Queen: Well, you need to get off your high horse and . . .

Princess #2 (interrupting! excitedly!): So I can get on it!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

What's Up With That?

So the castle mutts who can clean out two litter boxes in 30 seconds flat, won't eat non-toxic Elmer's school glue.

Really. I've tried all day to get them to clean up what I thought was sour cream.

C'mon guys, give the queen a break and do a little needed job around here. I've got the cat boxes covered boys, but the glue--you should have at least tried it. . . maybe it would have tasted like sour cream, because God only knows what you two find so tasty about cat refuse.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Future Career Perhaps?

"Sit here, dah-ling. When I'm through with you, you'll look fab-u-lous!"
"Trust me, gorgeous!
We're almost done."

"Just a minute, I need to touch up mine."

"Okay, you look perfect! Come again soon!"

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sometimes a Little Guy Just Needs . . .

. . . the cozy lap of a special big sister to lay on. I am constantly amazed at how patient and loving and tolerant Princess #3 can be with her little brother. She doesn't complain about being touched by him and will even encourage his hugs and kisses. Their love for one another is such a blessing.

"Hold me Lala (the Prince's name for Princess #3)."

"I'll give you kisses on your arm!"

"And get all cozy and think about a snooze."

Monday, April 12, 2010

Happiness Is . . .

. . . seeing your sister and brother become a family of three!!

Isn't my nephew the cutest EVER?!?!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Boy vs. Girl

His sisters used this for their baby dolls to take a nap.
The Prince however, has found an even more practical use.

"Got it into position, and gonna give it a test run."

"Hey, if I put my hands on the window, instead of the sill . . . "

"Yep, that did the trick. Now if I can get that second leg up and make the glass disappear, life will be sweet!!"

Thursday, April 01, 2010


I struggle to achieve balance in my life. Clean house vs. Educated Kids, Knitting vs. Exercise, Playing outside vs. Starting dinner, this list could go on for ages. The tightrope walking of my life is spent in the net or re-climbing the ladder most days. Which is a frustration, but also a blessing, if that makes any sense!

A clean floor, counter, family room, kitchen has a shelf life at max of 12 hours here at the castle--and that's on a weird, blue-moon kind of day. So to honor the chaos that is my life, I give you my counter top in all it's glory!!