Sunday, May 31, 2009

What Being a Mom Has Taught Me:

1. Red washcloths in the first aid kit keep the injured child calm while you asses whether or not to go to the ER.

2. Washing machines can and will beg for mercy.

3. Make them eat their veggies when the are small, and by the time they are 5 it will become 2nd nature.

4. A bad day can instantly be improved by ordering out Pizza.

5. 3, 219 washcloths will be used in 3 days.

6. If you send a child to bathe, make sure you state: "Use soap", or they will 'forget'.

7. Bowls of cereal for dinner is perfectly acceptable. As is feeding them left over lasnagna for breakfast. Just call it backwards day, and they will think you are clever instead of tired of cooking.

8. Cars eat sippy cups.

9. Naps are good for EVERYONE.

10. Nothing can make your foot hurt like stepping on a Lego in the middle of the night while sneaking in to play toothfairy.

11. Cats can choke on Polly Pocket shoes.

12. Kid + Tonka dump truck + hill = thrill ride and trip to Dr. Mom.

13. Spray on sun screen should have been invented 6 years ago.

14. The smell of cookies or cake will bring your husband and kids running faster than calling for them. Light a cookie scented candle and save your voice.

15. The wisest thing I've ever told my kids is that when the ice cream truck plays music, it means he's out of ice cream.

16. Neighbor's with empty nest syndrome make the best sitters. You can pay them in pie, too.

17. The day you hang your family's underware on the clothesline is the day you have unexpected company show up.

18. Play with your kids' toys while they are asleep and watch them try to figure out who built that Lego boat or rearranged the Barbie house. They think it's fairies!

19. Shut the dish/cable/ect. off. When the TV is associated with Friday nights and rainy days for movies, it becomes special and involves popcorn. Voila! Family memories!

20. Christmas morning is best spent in your own home.

21. Bake with your kids. The cookies taste better.

22. Smile. It makes you look less tired.

23. Have friends with kids. You can relax on the porch and visit while your kids fight. It's entertaining. You could make extra money by selling tickets.

24. Go ahead & beat your kids at Tic Tac Toe. They'll learn the tricks to the game and one day beat you!

25. Feed your kids chicken nuggets and french fries, put them to bed, and eat homemade fettuncini alfredo with your husband by candle light. Because once the kids grow up and move out, he'll still be there.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Give a Girl $5....

And she'll take it yard selling!
Here's my $5 score from last Saturday:

It's a 1928 Singer sewing machine! In it's own custom cabinet!
Machine details:

The top of the cabinet looked rough-ish, but I figured some stain for the finish & some glue to reattatch some loose veneer spots would be all it needed. Ummmm... It needed only a good would oiling & some glue! Woo Hoo!
The inside of the lid (the machine lays down inside the cabinet for storage):

The notions drawer on the side:

I am one very happy girly!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sew, I Was Sewing...

Whatcha think?

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I haven't posted lately. I feel bad, but have not been feeling the best. My BP is running low, and the dr says I'm suffering from exhaustion.

I'm feeling quite a bit better, but now have a mountain of laundry and a life to try to catch up with.


I will try to blog up a bunch of pics this week. Just give me a chance to catch up a few things first.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Saxton's First Birthday Party!

Sometime in the last year, my tiny baby grew into a tiny person!
I'm shocked!
We celebrated his first birthday in style. Although, what style we were shooting for is lost on me:
There were of course presents from his Mommy, Daddy, big brother & big sister, Memaw & Papaw, Grandma &, Grandpa, Great Granny, and Great Pa!
He was tired, so opening presents wasn't big on his list at all. Oh well. We took turns "helping" him open
Grandma got him his first case of beer...
(I promise, it was actually toy trucks. This is the box that they fit in best to wrap)
He took a belated interest in a couple toys when he thought no one was watching. Here he's pushing his Fropper and making a vroom sounds.
I made him a special birthday banner &, Xavian loaned Saxton the use of his own birthday balloons
I'm sure people without kids wonder why people strip babies to eat their cake. Let me explain to you childless people that babies do NOT like the idea of using a fork and taking dainty bites. They prefer to coat themselves in brightly colored stain inducing icing.
My example is as follows:
Baby looks at cakes and tries to decide if mom was really stoopid enough to give him this wonderful piece of sugary yumminess. He gingerly takes a pice of icing to taste while waiting for the delite to diappear:
Realizing that Mommy did indeed give him this and that it is all for him, baby decides to grab entire cake before she changes her crazy mind:
Baby finally relaxes into the cake destroying event while coating self in the confection. Pleasure is evident: