Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Today took kids out of school early to visit dentist uncle Nathan. And on way there gave kids music education. Little van Morrison, vanilla ice, imagine dragons, queen, barenaked ladies and of course Lego song, happy song by pharrell and Luke's favorite owl city. 

Other memorables that I shouldn't share on a public blog but am anyway hehehe... Luke got pants by a sixth grader in the boys bathroom yesterday... Kid had to see principal. I always think anytime an older kid is mean it's a good reminder of what not to act like when you are that age. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014


If you have not seen this yet it is worth your 2 minutes 45 seconds of time.  #Because of Him

I already talked about it on facebook, but really touched me.  I love My Savior and my testimony of Him is priceless to me.  It has saved me from despair and I know will again and again.


Now, on a lighter note, Whats up?

Was your Easter morning as awesome (sarcastic as mine was) with girls who didn't want to curl their hair and Luke apparently only has one ratty tie and a too tight shirt and I freaked out cause I so wish we were that family with cute, new matching outfits (Ivy had no bow and wouldn't even wear flip flops), and some years we have been but NOT THIS YEAR.  this year is about survival (crap, I think all my years are melding into just survival) and then Jason and I were sharp with each other and Luke said something to Darby (if future Luke is reading this go find your sister and give her a hug for many verbal abuses!!!) and I woke up too early and have been fighting sickness and still hadn't finished my music and ....on and on bla bla and  my quiche never was done so we ate cereal inside.  Felt like a big failure.

There was some good parts.  Easter basket and easter egg hunt and my hair looked really good  and love my new Paparazzi necklace I gifted myself ;) and so did the girls hair once it was curled and nobody got burned with the curling iron.

and then we went to church and it all magically changed us.  The music, the talks, the lessons, the people.  and we came home happier and loving and all worked out.  Love what my church does for me.

and then we ate the quiche for lunch and it was delicious :)

on other noteables...Ivy escaped from nursery, they were looking for her and while I was doing singing time, she came in the primary room very sheepishly.  But no accidents!!! wahoo!

and last night Luke told me (wow Luke, you are getting a lot of spotlight on this post, I should point out that you gave a great talk on obeying your parents...thank you sister Lauricella for assigning that one!!! that you wrote yourself!)  that he wished he didn't have such a weird mom.  Which I feigned being offended and I asked what mom does he want?  Just less weird.  Sorry kid, you are stuck.  but i'm sure weird moms build character.

we did 11th hour easter egg dying at 8 p.m. last night...with sparkles.  luke is officially over that part...

Hopefully you all eat something good and take a nap. Happy Easter.  The Happiest Reminder Day of the Year. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Potty Training update

Okay, so this is just for my poor memory and that I'm guessing my daughters will be asking me one day and I for sure know I won't remember.

Ivy - I didn't want to potty train you.  I was gonna wait til you were 3.  We had dabbled here and there and you weren't interested in peeing on the potty.

But then dang it you changed your mind even though it was me who wasn't ready and here we are.  You just kept taking off your diaper and crawling up there yourself despite my wierdo discouragement!

Good news is you didn't have one accident yesterday, although you did pee 3 times outside!!!  What the what?  Maybe watching the dog too much? What my neighbors must think?  So many times I wish we had more privacy in our yard!  Paisley had to try it once too cause it looked so fun.

This morning I spied you out the window at like 8:15 a.m stripping down and ran out and said, Hey, how about we pee on the potty, not outside anymore.

More good news is you have been dry in the night for a while and now including wearing panties.  Yes you can all hate me that this is always easy part for my kids, even naps.  I think its just dang genes and  if you have a bed wetter there isn't a whole lot you can do but thankfully God decided I must have had my fill and blessed me with kids with good bladders…which I find so ironic considering the state of my own bladder…

anyway, I've about run out of diapers and in shock a bit about it.

Still have some bad days, like that one day during spring break where you peed on the play structure, at the restaurant and pooped on the floor, was it twice?

Thank you princess undies for being so fun for Ivy to wear.  and I love those padded ones which a first for me to buy.

Here's to cute 2 3/4 tushies wearing undies with their backwards inside out clothes that they put on themselves!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sibling play

I love love love when my kids play together. It feels like yes this is why I did this. Being pregnant so often and all that encompasses. And after having Marschell come visit just reminds me. Siblings are your friends for life. 

This is what ivy decided to drag outside after school and the other girls caught on quick. And mom brag here but Darby mowed that whole back yard and so proud of her.

Luke does the front and he said last week, mom I'm so proud, it looks so good... At least three times. Finally!!! Only took a year of moaning and groaning to enjoy his hard work. 

This last picture I'm just posting cause it touched my heart so. Darby colored a picture to look like one I painted years ago. Just thought that was so cute. I'm sure she will be creating her own art much more than me!