Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Whew!! What a weekend.  My intention is always to post every other day, or at the very least every third day.. but by the end of every day I am so tired I just don't.  

So this is my Nugget who loves to sit like this in the carpool line waiting to go into school.  She asked me to take her picture and here she is :)

Fridays are our Sweetness days.  Before Sugar Mama has tumbling we usually go and get Ice cream or frozen yogurt to celebrate the end of the week, what isn't great about Fridays? :)
Our frozen yogurt shop is the one where you build your own.. every topping imaginable is available and they love it!!

This weekend we had 2 birthday parties to go to.

First we spent 2 hours at Nugget girls classmate where they spent 1 of those hours on the
Tumblebus.. a school bus cleared out to make a traveling gymnastics gym.
We literally had enough time to go and change into our princess costumes to make it to the 2nd party where we spent 3 hours!!
We met Tiana, from the Princess and the Frog and she did some great face painting!!

My girls had the BEST time.  
And better yet, Sugar Mama went to and survived her very first sleepover.  The husband and I debated for 2 weeks over this.  But she insisted she ALWAYS wanted to go to a sleepover party.  Nugget girl on the other hand was HYSTERICAL when we left Sugar Mama.  I had not considered that they had never been separated, but boy was she upset.
Sugar Mama loved it and was exhausted the next day :)

Today I had to go and be drug tested for the Nursing Program.  What a weird process but I had this little partner in crime with me: 

She was so sociable, waving at everyone who came in and running and laughing in the waiting room.  The other patients loved her!!

The days are flying by and it's crazy how quickly I get behind, but here we are for the moment.

Today I am Thankful for: 

Mama J: I love my Mama and the Lord surely blessed me when he gave me her!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

15 Months...

Kj you are 15 months old!! How can this be?

You are wearing a size 4 diaper still, and still 18 months clothes.
You have 12 teeth.
No weight and Height yet, but we'll update. 

You are running.  Everywhere.  It's insane because your little arms pump back and forth like you're going somewhere and you just laugh.  Until you feet move faster than the rest of your body and you scrape your knees up... again.  You have permanent scraped knees right now.

You eat a lot of what you like, but you're becoming a picky eater.  If you don't want to eat what we give you, you simply toss it off your highchair for Dooley.  He usually lays at your feet during dinner. 

Your favorites: Bananas, Yogurt, Chicken Nuggets, Corn, Goldfish, Vanilla Wafers, Fruit Snacks... to name a few.
Not your favorite: mixed fruit, broccoli, chicken salad.

New words that you can say: 
Belly (elly is what it come out as, but you point to your belly, or mine and say it :)
You love to read and look at books.
You LOVE to push your shopping carts around.
And your new favorite obsession is the playroom.  We've just started allowing you to go up there as long as it's gated off and you love it so much you laugh with delight when you arrive. 

You are so much fun.  You smile constantly and give the best cuddles.  You never take naps, never, but you sleep 12 hours a night.  You wake up SCREAMING everyday, but when I pick you up you simply want to lie your head in my neck and love.  

You are the sweetest contradictions and I cannot remember what like was like before you showed up and changed the game. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

(Some) of My Day in Pictures...

We left the house at 7:40 this morning.. 3 minutes later than normal.  I knew that because as I was loading all 3 kids into the car, I heard the middle school bus beeping signaling it was backing up.. Well Shoot!!

So I worried myself silly saying to myself "Oh, how am I going to go to school full time, do clinicals, study, coach 2 cheerleading teams, and volunteer at the church nursery in the fall, if I can't even get out of the door on time?!?"

We are usually right on time, if not a little early on these mornings.. so that was just my crazy showing itself early :)

Then I came out of bible study and this was stuck in my steering wheel :)

I then went to pick up Sugar Mama from school and she came back one less tooth than I sent her with: 

She informed me that a "magical" first grade teacher pulled it out.  I had a feeling it was ready this morning because it "popped" (gag!!) during breakfast.  But Praise Jesus I did not have to pull this one out too :)

So we had "soft" things for dinner so as not to hurt her now toothless front.  Soft Tacos and pudding: 

Nugget girl: Not so bad, just a minor pudding goate. 

And then there was KJ:

Holy bath time batman.  I watched as she washed her hair with her dirty hands.  She was taken immediately to the bathtub where she was bathed thoroughly. 

Today I am Thankful for: 

The realization that being worried about my children and family in the fall doesn't make me weak.  I am who God made me to be, I cannot and will not change that, but I can be comforted knowing that he only gives us things when the time is right.  I will find help and the rest will get taken care of.  And the worrying I do between now and then does not make me un-faithful, it makes me a mother. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

My Day with Aunt Stina

This is my niece M & M... 
And most days, this is the face she wears.
Some things I found out about my niece this weekend: 
She is really funny
She is really stubborn
She speaks very softly for someone who is so stubborn
She fights on the smallest things and takes no notice to the big ones
She enjoys bubbles, but not baths
She does not like to wear dresses
Her body is fueled only by junk food
Her favorite place to be: on the "wing"- swing :)
She has hair, exactly, like the twin did when we were kids
She does not like to hold hands
And mostly importantly I learned that she can be such a big girl when it really counts.

She came to spend the night with us this weekend and she has never spent the night off, anywhere, before.
I was nervous. 
For the obvious: 4 (little) girls under one roof-yikes!!, and that she might cry endlessly and loudly when bed time rolled around.
And the not so obvious: what if she doesn't like church school?

But when we came back from picking her up her day rounded out like this: 
2 hours of outside play
a bubble bath
salon style
3 stories read before bed time
and then lights out.. like a champ she went right to sleep :)

This morning she woke up, got dressed, ate breakfast and survived our Sunday Morning Hurricane, and we were 5 minutes early for church.  The heavens surely opened up wide for that one :)

She did great during church school and loved the puppet show.

So Today I was so thankful for her day with Aunt Stina.... we all had a great time and I wouldn't trade the memories for being 10 minutes early for church ;)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Mom to All Girls..

It's true.  We, here at Lively Situation have only girls... three to be exact.  

Sugar Mama - 6.. almost 7.

Nugget Girl - 3.. about to turn 4.

And Kj - 14 months.

Every woman in my family has had a girl first and then a boy... I am the only one who hasn't.  I remember listening to the sonogroapher each time they scanned the bathroom business, wondering if we would see something different, but we were blessed with 3 healthy, beautiful baby girls. 

What does being the mom of Only Girls, mean?

Pink and Purple are the color pallets for everything that is shared with these 3 girls.  They love other colors, but mostly everything we have has some sort of pink in it.

3 kitchens.  As little girls they each have their own style of kitchen and our playroom houses 3 very different ones.. and yes ONE of them is pink :)

Tutus, dresses, princess dress up clothes, fake make up, fake press on nails, hair styling, all things that make having a girl so unique.  

Barbies, babies, princesses... 

Cheerleading and dance are the main staple sports in this house.

Any show on Disney Channel or Nickelodeon... Recently Sugar Mama said something about Ninjago and I had no idea what that meant :)

All of the colorful and beautiful aisles at department stores... I struggle so much when I have to buy a present for a boy in our circle.  I somehow do not think they would appreciate a tangled doll, or bath tub barbies.

All the clothes you can choose from.  There are so many cute styles for girls and so many varieties of outfits that finding something that fits the style of my 3 very different girls is easy.

Dates to share mani/pedis and all things girly with.  My girls love, love, love having their nails painted and I can help imagine days in the future where we will all 4 go and get our nails done and (hopefully) share everything.

I sometimes long for a boy only because as a mother to 3 girls I imagine I would feel a small sense of loss at not having my Mom/Daughter relationship but the Husband loves his girls so much and he's the perfect candidiate to help me raise 3 girls who will be girly, strong, independent women.

In a nutshell being the mom of all girls means drama, hormones, and all things pink.  As for this girl I wouldn't trade a thing! :)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Break 2012

This was me and my little Kj last year for Spring Break.
And this year is no different.  My 2 oldest girls begged and pleaded to spend the week with their Gigi and Pops (My Nanny and Pawpaw).
It makes me so happy that they get to spend time with them and to hear the excitement over the fun things they've done this week let's me know, that even though I am bored out of my mind it was totally worth it :)

Here are some pictures of those 2 traveling sisters that I took and some I found when going through (thank you Sugar Mama :)

I took these at Nugget Girl's Easter Egg Hunt at school. 

And this one I found.. for the record, you can check my facebook thoroughly and you will not find a picture of me like this.. where did she get this?!?
Although I do have to wonder what face she was making, the one right after this in my phone is a picture of up her nose :)

And lastly, this is what Kj I have been doing while on Spring Break, this year. 

Doing a little Easter Shopping

She was reading while I was cleaning their rooms :)

And lastly, trying to amuse ourselves because we miss those 2 girls something fierce.  

The sweet, awesome thing is those 2 sweet girls have asked to speak to her every time I've talked with them on the phone.  When I put them on speaker she looked all over the house for them, and when she couldn't find them she was not happy.  So we miss them and it confirms for me that I simply must find a life, and soon because I cannot do this everyday when they grow up and move out.

Today I am Thankful for: 
The opportunity to get things done while they are gone even though I miss them so.  I was able to visit the Easter Bunny today all by myself and that was a big deal.
Oh, and that tomorrow signifies the beginning of the end for the enemy.  
It was a good Friday, they beat, humiliated and hung him on the cross.  But the morning is coming, and evil has no place here.