Thursday, March 6, 2014

Life lesson 3-6-14

If you accidentally open the "pour" side of the italian seasoning instead of the "shake" side and proceed to dump it directly onto the pizza in the oven your house will smell like you've just "smudged" it and there is a small risk of fire when the dry herbs hit the hot coils.

Thursday, December 26, 2013


Its December 26th. It is cold out side but the sun has been shining all day.  Tucker had wrestling practice for two hours today so while he was there I wanted to get the other boys and Koda outside. We drove to Mt Saint Frances and made a 45 minute hike before we had to go back for Tuck. But the funny thing that happened was when I was trying to get the boys out the door.  "Fynn you might want to put on some socks" I said. He looked at me then back down at his feet, continued to put his shoes on anyway and said in a sweet carefree voice "I don't care". "Well your feet might get cold out there" I warned. He replied "I don't care, I'm a man!"

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Yesterday evening I was tucking the boys into bed. Fynn was last. When I finally climbed up to his top bunk for one last hug and kiss, I could see that he was not happy.  "What's wrong" I asked in my most sincere, mothering, good night voice. "I just cant stop thinking about when you and Daddy and Tucker and Rollin will die." He explained.  We talked for a couple minutes and then switching gears I said "one thing that helps is to make a list or count things in your head, happy things like all the places you would like to visit. Why don't you try to think of all the fun places you would like us all to visit together as a family." He looked at me a little confused. I said "you know, like Holiday World......." Without missing a beat he says "New Jersey..........". It was all I could do to keep a straight face but I am sure my face wasn't hiding my confusion completely. He looked at me and said "just kidding."  We laughed so hard and Tucker who had been on the bottom bunk the entire time began laughing with us.  So fast forward to the next morning, earlier today, I was combing Fynns hair as we waited for the school bus and I asked him if he had thought of anymore places he would like to visit. He said "mostly places you have to take an airplane to, like  Paris and Chinese".

Friday, August 9, 2013

Waitin' on a Bus

As the bus pulled up, 35 minutes late today, a little girl with french braid pigtails stuck her head out the back window of the bus. She was waving and shouted "Rollin!! Rollin we got a new bus!! "  I'm so glad they are making friends! Also while we were waiting Fynn said "good maybe we won't have to go to school today" and tucker responded "what? why I want to go.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


We got home from a late baseball game tonight so I immediately had the boys get ready for bed while I scrambled to get their beds remade from washing all the sheets today. While I was in Tuckers room I could hear Fynneus and Rollin in their room changing into pj's and I couldn't help but laugh to myself when I heard this.........

Rollin: "ah smell the glory!"
Fynn: "feast your eyes!"

Of course I couldn't see them as I was in the other room but I had a pretty good image in my mind of what was happening! I'm sure you do too now!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Today 3-28-2013

These things happened today:

Fynneus fell backwards into a creek.

Tucker helped pull him out.

Rollin threw a baseball that hit Tucker in the shin.

Tucker threw a baseball that hit Rollin in the face.

Fynneus kicked the wall. Hard.

Koda fell off a brick wall.

Sucralose sells

This morning I was making sandwiches to take with us to our homeschool co-op outing and I only had rye bread to use because one of the loaves of bread I brought home from the grocery yesterday was, on second look, full of Sucralose.  I told the boys we couldn't eat it because its was full of poison. "What why would anybody put poison in our food" Rollin asked. Tucker answered "Because it sells"