Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Brooklyn's first field trip

Brooklyn had her first field trip on the 15th.  She got to ride the bus and loved every minute of it!  She wants to ride the bus in kindergarten.   I'm thinking car pool.  They went to the Walker post office and sang carols and mailed themselves Christmas cards.  They loaded up and went to a really nice retirement home and sang them the same three carols.  All of the children were very well behaved which was kind of a shocker because their was about 55, 3 to 5 year olds.  I have to admit I am really excited for the next field trip.  They are going to go to the strawberry patch!  I will be chaperoning that one too!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Mad enough to cry

Seriously last night I was mad enough to cry.  Wednesday afternoon around 2 I was asked by a frantic person to help with this thing THURSDAY night.  O.k. person calm down, what do y'all have, what do you  need?  I was asked to make baked beans, a cake, and some vases as thank yous.  I also said I can help but my kids will be with me.  The person said that was fine.  Easy peasy right?  So I come home with Brooklyn STILL not feeling well and get to work.  I baked and brown hamburger and etch glass not getting any kind of break from my already busy Wednesday.  Thursday I make frosting, finish cake, decide to make a pie and some cookies too.  When I go to Brooklyn's school to pick her  up her teacher tells me that shes not feeling good and during recess she LAID DOWN ON THE GROUND AND FELL ASLEEP. Um, why did no one CALL ME!  She hasn't been feeling well off and on since Saturday night.  I called her Dr, who wasn't in so we had to see a different dr.  It's 2, I get an appointment for 2:20.  After a short wait we see the Dr.  She had a 103 fever (and weighs 50lbs)!  Diagnosis is a sever throat infection.  Yay for antibiotics.  We then run to Wal-mart to get that filled, we are home by 4.  By 5:15 we are leaving to go to the thing I said I would help with, food and sick kid (and a healthy one) in tow.  I drive 30 minutes to get to this thing (did I mention Trent was supposed to be going to it too, it was a mens thing).  Get there, unload, start to settle in.  Someone comes to me and tells me when it starts I will have to make other arrangements for the kids because they have been telling the MEN they can't bring kids!  WTF.  I just busted my butt to get all this ready and be up here on time.  Oh by the way can you leave your camera?  Yeah sure but don't touch it till Trent gets there.  We don't like people using our camera really.  Trent can't find the place and is mad about that so he is saying he is just going to come home.  He finds it, goes in and instead of staying gets our camera, signs in and leaves.  He's home by 7:30.  I was so mad last night that, maybe because of very little sleep every night, I could have cried anytime I thought about it.  I am okay with it now.  I get wanting to be fair to everyone.  If they had said no kids I would have said no I can't help and would not have spent almost $40 bucks between supplies and gas!  It was just really frustrating for me and Trent both.   Lesson learned.

Monday, December 5, 2011

So far behind

I'm way past on blogging.  I have been super busy with the church Christmas projects.  Now that the r.s. party is over and went very very well, I can focus on the church party!  The r.s. one was the 3rd.  I didn't take any pictures and the ward one is on the 10th.  It's weird this year because there is no official committee I have not been able to get people to help.  A little frustrating but I think it will be nice all the same.  And a big thank you to all the people who are helping! On top of everything Brooklyn was really sick this past Saturday night and now Sophia won't sleep!  I am one tired momma.  Not to tired to go see my GREAT NIECE today!  She was born yesterday and with Brooklyn not feeling well we stayed home.  Boo!  See you soon Emery!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

While eating dessert yesterday Sophia fell asleep in the middle of the meal!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Rochelle's Baby Shower

A couple of hours after Brooklyn's birthday party we had Rochelle's baby shower.  I changed out some decorations and cleaned up real fast.  As I was going to put some things in the oven our power went out!  It stayed off till half way through the shower!  Luckily it was a nice breezy day and we could open the windows and stay cool.  We later heard there was a really bad wreck and one of the cars had hit a power line.  I think the shower went great.  We had a good number of people come and Rochelle got a TON of loot!  While she was opening her presents Sissy laid down in the middle of everything and fell asleep on the floor!
As baby shower people were leaving some friends were showing up to eat supper and watch the game.  I can't believe I stayed awake the whole game but I managed.  I did take all of Sunday off from cleaning house and have been super busy doing that all morning.  I have even straighten up the garage and gotten some things better organized in the attic!  Noe for lunch and finish vacuuming the girls bedrooms.

Brooklyn's Party

We celebrated Brooklyn's 5th birthday this past weekend.  She wanted a princess party, so she got one.  Complete with a very "royal" (her words) cake she designed herself.  She loved it.  She such a sweet kid.  She doesn't even mind when Sissy is right there helping her open presents.  She is the best big sister! I can't believe shes been in our lives for only five years!  It seems she has been with us forever.  (I guess she has when you look at if from a church point of view!)  Words can't describe how much I love her and sissy.  Happy birthday Brooklyn, I hope you had a blast!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mrs. Murls new dining room

A few weeks ago I was consumed with Mrs. Murl's dining room.  I love how everything came out!  I think I could have a home make over show! 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Doesn't apply here

Child labor laws don't bother us!

Nikki's cake

This is what I (and momma) did this weekend.  Thank you for "helping" and teaching me so much.  Hopefully I can execute it in the birthday and shower cake coming up!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

OnLine ordering

I hate shopping online.  Trent likes to.  I order some things today on walmart.com for in store pick up.  Then I got an email back saying they didn't have two of the things and those things were canceled.  I reordered them and am having them sent to the my MIL house.  Now hours later I get another email saying that the first doll house I ordered will be available for in store pick up next week again!!!!   WHAT!.  I tried to cancel my second order.  It's a no go.  So now I have two doll houses coming!  As soon as the in store one get in i guess It will just have to be returned.  I am super frustrated with this.  I think I'll just stick to going to the stores from now on.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Why is it that a barley three year old who wakes up at 6 a.m. and doesn't nap ALL day fights bed time?  Did I forget to mention she has had a dose of melatonin an hour ago? We aren't trying to put her to bed at five either.  It's usually between 7:30 and 8.  Tonight shes been in and out for 1.5 hours.  Lots of GO TO BED NOW, lights on, GET IN YOUR BED SIS!, things of that nature.  Even a spanking and locking the door.  I am tired. 

GNO apple pie

Our Anniversary

Last Saturday, October 15th, Trent and I celebrated 6 years!  It's amazing to think back and see how much we have grown and changed in that amount of time.  To celebrate we went to Ruth Chris's steak house.  I was not impressed with their food at all.  I'm so glad we had a gift card!  Trent liked what he got but my steak was WAY to salty.  I think if we are going to spend a small fortune on a meal we'll stick with Texas de Brazil.  We did enjoy just some us time.  Nice and quiet.  Happy Anniversary Trent!

Friday, October 14, 2011


Meet Diamond.  This is my mom's new puppy we got to help her pick out yesterday.  Brooklyn is calling her Diamond.  I'm thinking momma might change it!  She is a miniature Eskimo.  She's super sweet and didn't mind the girls holding her and bouncing her a few times!  She should stay a little lap dog perfect to cuddle with.  Maybe one day Trent will change his mind about animals and we'll get something as sweet and cute!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy Birthday TJC!!!


Thursday, October 6, 2011


We all have disappointments in life.  I get that.  But sometimes it really does stink when such a good idea doesn't work out.  The farmer market in denham springs is going to be a no go for me.  I was really excited and even did some sewing for it.  Good thing I didn't go crazy with that!  I just get a kind of bad feeling when ever I talk to the guy in charge so I'm going with my gut and not reapplying.  I guess it's on to the next keep me busy project/money making scheme.  Maybe I'll try to do cakes again.  I'm pretty decent at it, now to just get myself known......

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Tonight I was elected Parent Committee President and the Nutritional Rep for Brooklyn's school.  I was running against this girl who has been involved with the head start program for a few years now and was completely shocked when my named was announced as president!  I am really excited and think I will do a good job filling both positions.  I'll just throw that into the hat along with everything else going on.  Now that I have decided to start doing the farmers market I have been super busy sewing.  I need to pause on all of that so I can get baby Aubree's blessing gown made.  She'll be blessed in 1 week!  I have a time line written out on what t get finished on what day so I'll be able to get it all done and have my sanity.  I love my busy life.  I am sure Trent will be glad when I have some product to sell so we don;t have to push my sewing stuff out of the way on the table to eat supper!!!  I surely won't be complaining when I make some money!

The Omen

You know the scene from the movie the Omen when they take toddler Damien to church and the closer they get the louder and more freaked out he gets?  Sophia has been acting like that every time we shop at the Walker Walmart.  Now I have personal bad feeling twords that one but who knew it would rub off onto her?  She screams and kicks and throws punches and last time even bit me when we went there. Now Damien was evil and knew the church was good.  I think Sissy is good and knows that the Walker walmart is sub par compared to Denham.  They NEVER have enough registers open.  They are smaller with less selection, and their workers are mostly rude or ignore you (in my experience).  I have even reported them to 1-800-wal-mart before.  I was beginning to think day time grocery shopping wasn't going to be an option for me any more.  The only reason I have been shopping there is because Brooklyns school is on that same street.  This morning I needed to go into Denham so I decided to go to that Walmart.  Sissy was an Angel!  No crying or biting or anything,  I didn't even have to tell her to come to me once!  Coincidence?  I think not!  I have decided to shield my children from the evils that are in the walker walmart and drive the extra inconvenient miles to the good Denham one.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sissy's party

Can you believe in one week Sissy will be 3 years old!!!!!!!!!!  Time has just seemed to be in fast forward lately.  For her party it was a rainbow color theme.  It was also nice enough weather that the kiddos got to play in the pool.  She had a blast and loved all of her presents.  She can be such a sweet girl when she wants to be.  She is also very stubborn which drives me crazy now but I sure hope benefits her in the future.  I am looking forward to forever with her and the rest of my family!
 Last Wednesday I had a play date at the house and made these cupcakes.  I saw them on pinterest or somewhere and thought they were adorable.  They baked well and were super yummy.  I might make some for Brooklyn's birthday too!
 Can you believe Ben fell asleep like this!
Game day gear!  Geaux Tigers!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

magic springs

 figuring out where to go next

 most of the ntb kids and some of the parents.  Sissy was passed out during this picture.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Art Boards

So I have been wanting some cork boards to put in Brooklyn's room but haven't really wanted to spend the money.  The other day in Mrs Murl's garage I was being nosy and noticed a cork board and a dry erase board leaned against the wall.  I asked if she was getting rid of it and she was!  Now we have an art center and the girls love it.  I just have to decide how to decorate it!!!

birthday cake and brooklyns new art boards