Saturday, October 27, 2007

Marshmallow Sculptures

We all made marshmallow sculptures today. Look at TB's m-mallow smile. I don't know which is bigger the real one or the fluffy one. On the left is TB's on the right is DB's. DB's is an alien ship with the appropriate alien family members. TB's is a garage with a gate. This was a great idea from a book I found on clearance at Border's.

Enter Baby Sally...

Doodlebug thinks Baby Sally needs to be introduced to the blogging world. I agree.

Baby Sally is Snugglebug's favorite thing in the whole wide world. You should see or hear SB get all kissy face on her-- even in her sleep. She goes almost everywhere SB goes until MB puts limits out. The only place SB doesn't take her is the bathroom- unless of course Sally has to go. She waits outside the door-- very patiently I might add.
She sits very quietly for her lunch of corn. Sally has the best manners and never asks for a thing-- so polite and unassuming.

Stay tuned for more blogging news... on the ADVENTURES OF BABY SALLY!

Baby Sally's Blog

Friday, October 26, 2007


I need to pace myself on this blogging thing according to Daddybug. He's right. It sure is fun trying to be creative. But, I am too pooped to mess with it now. I'm all about watching NUMB3RS and vegging out. The only thing better would be to have DB sitting on the couch beside me. He is OOT for Purdue's homecoming game. I just got the little buggers to bed a little bit ago. I think I need to pace my self on the 3 kids business more than blogging. I thought that's what we were doing when we had them one at a time. I can tell it is Friday.

Me and my Buddy

Flickbug on the right and his mom were helping me today with a few things around the house. I caught the kiddos in a rare moment of comraderie. They aren't related but they fight like a brother and sister. Frequently heard is *scream *uff *nooooo! *waaaaaa* that's mine *MOOOMMMEEEEE *. But despite all that they still ask to play at each other's house.

I did NOT pick out SB's clothes. That is one of her favorite shirts and she prefers to wear only pink. No matter what her pattern choices she looked like a fashionista compared to what I looked like. Be glad I didn't take a picture.

Like how I cropped the picture so you can't see the mess of the kitchen, I mean, so you can focus on the darling children more easily? You aren't missing a thing.

Fixin' and Flippin'

Here are Ticklebug and Doodlebug on Dress up day. TB is a builder and DB is "eggzactly" what she wanted to be. I couldn't talk TB into going as "bacon".

Get it? Bacon and Eggs?

Maybe next year we can do a Dr. Suess theme-- green eggs and ham.

Before you ask, I did NOT come up with the egg idea. It was in a recent issue of FamilyFun magazine. I did go all over creation trying to find the few supplies it called for. Just so you know, foam board doesn't come bigger than 20X30 and 1/4 in. thick. The magazine described a much larger and thicker piece of foam. If Joann's and Michael's don't have it, I don't really need it. I should've reached that conclusion before I went to Michael's! I wonder if there is anything else I can use the costume for????

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Mamabug and Doodlebug-- 2000 age 6mo

Mamabug and Snugglebug -2007 age 2

The girls look a lot alike to me. These were some of my favorite pictures.

I still look the same... at least I changed bandanas. Actually in the first picture, the bandanas are actually cloth napkins my mom made. So what, I wanted to match. The next time around I went for the real thing-- didn't care about matching much. : )

First Day of Second Grade and Kindergarten

Snugglebug is a pistol!

Snugglebug has been in rare form these last few days. She is acting like a teenager. The incongruity of a 2 y/o body with 13y/o attitude. She has gotten busted a few times for throwing herself on the floor in a fit so she aims for the couch or her bed now. All that was missing was an "you don't understand me". She gets in a snit and stomps off or dramatically throws herself on the couch. Ok, I can't help but snicker the first few times but every time her mouth opens is too much. Trying to figure out how to teach our little buggers to express themselves without being disrespectful or disobedient is a tough line to walk. You need the patience of Job and the wisdom of Solomon. I have NEITHER.

I was getting my exercise as I "assisted" her upstairs to her room for some 'chill out/time out' time. For some reason she didn't want to go. Hmmm? I could tell by the end of the day that we had done it a few times when I would ask "What did you do wrong?", she would reply in a singsong voice and huge grin " I was fussing" or "I threw a fit". I am going to need extra prayer to keep consistent with her.

This is the same child who felt free to tell Ticklebug to "Shut up" at the dinner table. Good thing Daddybug was there to call her on it. I was in shock! How is it that the 2y/o tried that one on for size before the 7 or 5y/o. I have NEVER (not exaggerating) heard the older two use that word or the adults. I am going to have to get over the shock fast before she eats me for lunch. My, are we going to have our hands full!!!!!!

Flickbug at Bueno

Another introduction is in order. Meet Flickbug age 4- neighbor and friend.

I can't help the fact that my best friend's 4y/o is hilarious and provides ample laughs. At Taco Bueno today he dumped the remaining ice from his drink onto a napkin. Huh?

I jokingly asked him if he was drying it off . His response with a look of DUH-isn't-it-obvious was "YES, It's too wet".

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

On the way to school...

On the drive to school yesterday we were talking about making friends at recess and having someone to play with. The 4 y/o friend with us who has an older brother in the 1st grade suggested that they all play together. I explained that the recesses don't overlap but that was a good idea. Not good enough...

My 5 y/o went on to say that "the little kids go first, then the big kids then the medium kids go". "Oh," said S the 4y/0, "Brother is a medium kid."

Makes perfect sense... Why didn't I think of that?

FYI: The recess order goes K-2nd-1st

If 2nd graders are BIG to Kindergarteners. Just wait until they see the 5th graders!

Overheard at the table...

A snippet of conversation at breakfast from a 4 y/o boy to a 2 y/o girl.

"Read the directions."

I have no idea what they were talking about. I thought that was what the girls say to the guys, not the other way around.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Doodlebug and Ticklebug-- SUPERHEROES at last!

Shall we dine on the creek tonight?

Where the dinner cruise started...

Where the cruise ended...
We received 4-5 inches of rain in just a couple of hours. Our creek was at an all-time high when it touched the bottom of the bridge and then some. The funniest thing we saw was our neighbors patio that just floated off it's foundation and got wedged between the bank, the bridge and a lot of crud!
FYI, it was all salvaged. The furniture was rescued later that day then after the water had receded the patio was pulled out. The city used an excavator and deposited it higher up on the bank. Our neighbor repaired it and now it is back in it's rightful place only a little worse for wear.