Monday, May 23, 2011


I swear that my kids have cellular have the time they talk to eachother. These are 2 hilarious conversations we had in the car this afternoon!
After picking up a $5 hot and ready pizza with breadsticks (I know...heart attack, but the fridge is empty folks).
Madelyn: "Mommy, can I have a chapstick?"
Me: "A what? You want chapstick?"
Madelyn: "Can I have a chapstick in the car?"
Me: "Oh, Madelyn! Those aren't chapsticks, they're breadsticks!"
Benjamin: "Mommy, are chapsticks from China?"
Me: "No, you can get chapsticks anywhere, honey."
Benjamin: "I still don't really know how to eat with chapsticks."

HA! Then about a minute and a half later....
Benjamin: "Some houses have garages in them and some houses have garages nextdoor."
Me: "Yes, that's right honey. We have a garage in our house and we can drive right in it."
Madelyn: "I don't want to drive in it! I don't want to drive in it!" (crying)
Me: "You don't want to drive in what?"
Madelyn: "I don't want to drive in the carwash, Mommy!!" (Madelyn is TERRIFIED of the carwash! Talks and thinks about it all the time!)

I just have to record some of these conversations otherwise I will forget and too often I do forget the good ones!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

God's Blessings

Spring has SPRUNG!! We've had a wonderful spring so far....trip to Floriday (including a day at Magic Kingdom), an amazing Easter with family, Mothers and Grandmothers to be thankful for on Mother's Day, Benjamin's first try at soccer lessons, plenty of playtime outside and even a walk to the beach already. Excited for summer, excited for school to be done, so I can enjoy being just a mom! Here's a snippit of the great times we've had this spring!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I think I'm in love....

with my new Honda Odyssey mini-van!!!!!! I have never been as happy as I am about a vehicle! Okay...maybe I was more excited when I got my brand new Ford Escort at age 18...the blue devil. But this is right up there with it.

The convenience of having a mini-van is unbelievable. I love everything about it....heated seats, automatic sliding doors and hatch, 6 CD changer, DVD player, navigation system, stow and go seating. Here's the best part and I think God did this especially for me because Brent may have killed me if I backed into anything else. I have a rear view camera, so I can see what I'm backing up against or into!

Watch out because Megan is H-O-T-T hot in her new wheels!!!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Madelyn Mae has a way

Oh, how I adore this little girl. Now that she's almost 2 1/2 I really can't say baby anymore (sniff)... Here are some of my most favorite things about her.

- She is the MOST polite child you have ever met. She says "God Bess you", "scuse me", "scuse you (mommy, daddy, Benjamin)", "thank you", "you're welcome" constantly! I think she says "I sorry" at least 20 times a day! She apologizes when someone hurts her. She apologizes for everything! People comment all the time on how polite Madelyn is!

- She LOVES to snuggle and cuddle and curl up and read. She loves to be held and always has. I pray she will always like to snuggle up with me!

- She can really shake her groove thing and enjoys dancing and music. She copies all my favorite dance moves, so you know she's really good!

- She's a girlie girl. She carries around 2 baskets and 2 purses through the house. One basket is filled with little babies and the other is filled with jewelry. Her purses have little goodies such as her chapstick and keys. She loves her barbies, tutus, and dress up high heels.

- She is really great at cleaning up! She likes her room organized (wonder where she gets this) and always picks up everything at the end of the day.

- She snacks her way through the day.

God has blessed us with this wonderful little spirit. You have brought so much to our lives, Madelyn! We love you so. Now STOP growing up!

I haven't forgotten about the other.....Benjamin post coming soon

Friday, January 14, 2011

through the holidays

Here are a few of my faves from the holidays. I continue to thank God everyday for the blessings that we have. We had a wonderful Christmas and hope you did too!

Monday, October 25, 2010

You know you're old when....

You meet your friend at the grocery store and grocery shop together for a girls night out! Sounds dorky, but it was really nice! We shared tips, meal ideas, and bagged eachother's groceries! Thanks Becky for a fun night!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Is it a choo choo or a tutu?

It was about 6:50am and Benjamin was playing with a Thomas train in our bedroom as Brent and I were getting dressed. He was yelling, "Chugga Chugga Choo Choo....Choo, Choo...Choo, Choo!"

Madelyn must have heard this from her crib and began yelling and crying, "I want choo, choo! I want choo, choo!" I go into her room and she is pointing at her hooks in her room with the tutus hanging on them. "I want choo choo (tutu)!" Apparently, she must have thought Benjamin was playing with her tutus vs. his choo choo train!

So...I proceed to give her a tutu and put it on her. Benjamin then says, "Madelyn you are so beautiful. You are as beautiful as a principal! Madelyn the principal!"

What a crack up! Had to share this story with Mr. Cwayna :)