Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What do you get?

What do you get when your son decides to wear the training toilet seat as a necklace, but then gets it stuck on his head instead?

You get the camera of course! And a good laugh. Then you send him to show his Daddy/get his father to take it off because hey, that's disgusting!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

big kids who say it like it is

The other day I told Quinn that I felt like he was growing up too fast and I asked if he'd just stop it already. He looked at me matter of factly, shrugged his shoulders, threw his hands in the air and proclaimed, "But Mom, we're humans, and humans grow!"

This girl likes to call to my attention my girth, my wrinkles, and my stretchmarks, but says that otherwise we look just alike. Backhanded as it is, I'll take it...the girl is pretty cute!
Are my kids as blunt and to the point as I am? I think so. But man, I sure love these little humans!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Packrat's Nightstand

The other day I was considering what type of nightstand I might like if I were to have Brett build me one. I would definately want one with a drawer that locks as my daughter LOVES to unload everything I have on there and I find myself repeatedly shoving everything lying around back in the cupboard space. I think if I were to request a new one however, it would need to have very limited space because I just took inventory of what I have in my current nightstand and not only is it a tiny chest of random treasures, but it's a free standing small town library...

Here is what my tiny little nightstand is housing:

A thin layer of dust
a lamp, alarm clock, 1/2 pack of breath mints, phone and charger
Unaccustomed Earth- Jhumpa Lahiri- just started it, and probably the only book which will move off the shelf as it does have a due date at the city library
The Tipping Point-Malcolm Gladwell, interesting book on economics, a lender from Brett's bookshelf
The Good Earth- Pearl Buck, a good reminder that my life REALLY isn't as sucky as it sometimes feels, it could always be much worse.
Blackbird House-Alice Hoffman- a favorite fall read which leaves me craving red pears
Replay- Ken Grimwood-about a guy who relived his life repeatedly-really makes you think about it for a while after reading
The Universe in a Single Atom-Dalai Lama-curious guy, I've only just started this one
The Last Lecture-by what's his butt who was on Oprah. Just watch the video clip and you'll get the gist-trust me.
Me Talk Pretty One Day-David Sedaris-He's very gay and very very funny, I love his writing.
The Screwtape Letters- C.S. Lewis-clever, clever devil.
The March '08 Ensign- An Easter issue from last year
elementary school book of brain teasers- I sometimes like to quiz Brett on U.S. presidents-the guy remembers ALL of them!
a daily pregnancy calendar
The Book of Mormon- legally blind sized
pot of mango body butter
bag of colored pencils
my journal
a plastic play cookie
one newborn diaper
2 Barbie shoes, one peach, one turqoise
a savings bond,
a bassinet crib sheet

You get the point and I would really consider moving some of this, but then...you never know what you're in the mood to read each night. Maybe what I do need though is not a new nightstand, but a lockbox full of candy and cookies and a small fridge holding necessary refreshments and a few pints of ice cream. Oh, and some spoons.

So, what's on your nightstand?