Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I am exhausted. It's that plain and simple. If you're a mom, recall that feeling you have those first few weeks of having baby home. That's how I feel now.

Over two weeks away from home, away from routines, away from your own comfy bed, co-sleeping when you'd rather not, on top of traveling for days and days will do that to a mama.

And instead of finding rest now that we're home, it's post-trip/cousin/over-stimulation detox time for the Royals. Time to do chores again. Time to get school going again. Time to follow up with consequences to actions that mama had to let slide while on the road. Time to obey the first time. Time to eat together as a family unit again (ruh-roh better eat all those veggies, mama's watchin'!).

Maybe next week I'll find time to rest.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mowing Men

Lawn mowers make my little guy so happy.
Especially when you get to take a ride on one.
No fear. Not too noisy.
I'll cry if you take me off!!

Friday, June 04, 2010

A Better Mess

When your brother leaves you a pile of cheerios,
you leave mama a note.
And mama cleans it up. sigh.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Desperate Times

You know you live in a big family when you find playthings tucked away in odd locations. A kind of staking your territory, if you will. Princess #2 stashed these toys behind my mixer during dinner so that she could have first dibs on them after eating. It is survival of the fittest, or, er, em, dare I say, the sneakiest .