Friday, September 30, 2011

Sticky Sweet


When life gives you Lemons....


make a Coconut-Lemon Loaf

My man ♥'s coconut things.... I ♥ my man and try to do nice things to please him.


I'm a ripper of recipes. I get a magazine and 'rip' the recipe from it...then I shove it into a folder or binder. I just stumbled upon a folder I forgot about and discovered sweet goodness (think back to the cupcakes from Lily's party) recipes dating back to 07.

This recipe is from Family Fun...I'm sure from 07 too....

What I love about this recipe was you can mix everything by hand. Don't get me wrong...I love love love my stand mixers, but there is something about mixing by hand (makes me feel like I'm Laura Ingalls on the prairie....)

I doubled the glaze for this recipe...I'm a sucker for can never have too much sweetness. I also didn't have lemon extract on hand, but did have coconut extract (I keep it on hand b/c again...I ♥ my man) USING THE COCONUT EXTRACT WAS A MUST I alter it...

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract (or coconut extract like me)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) sweetened flaked coconut
  • Coconut-Lemon Glaze (optional)

  1. Line a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan with waxed or parchment paper (or grease and flour it), then set it aside. Heat the oven to 350ยบ.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, melted butter, oil, lemon zest, lemon extract, vanilla extract, and milk.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and the buttermilk until evenly blended. Set the bowl aside.

  4. In a medium-size bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt. With a wooden spoon, stir about a third of the flour mixture into the sugar mixture, then alternately add half of the remaining egg mixture and half of the flour mixture, stirring after each addition just enough to blend. Stir in the coconut.

  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spoon. Bake on the center oven rack until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean, about 45 to 50 minutes.

  6. Remove the pan from the oven and put it on a cooling rack for about 15 minutes, then remove the loaf and place it on the rack to finish cooling. When the loaf is completely cooled, in about two hours, apply the Coconut-Lemon Glaze, if using. Makes 10 servings. *note: I didn't wait 2 hrs...I waited about 10 mins


Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's Ok...Thursday

Its Ok Thursdays

It's ok..... have to say the words "Lily quit trying to ride your little brother...he's not a horse" on a daily basis pretend like you know all the capitals of the states when reviewing them with your 5th grader....she'll never know. (no judging) tell your husband you HAVE to be looking at Pinterest all the time...where does he think all the awesome meals have been coming from lately? (hello...made the Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps last night w/some minor additions and it was FAN TAS TIC) be EXCITED about Saturday being October 1st. You can officially decorate for Fall (says hubs) and Dude Friend turns 8 months. realize that even though you have 5 kids you still don't know everything about Potty Training or Parenting for that matter up all night thinking about the fact that you have a teenager that dates.....until then I just might not sleep until I'm 80. stand outside and point fingers at the cars speeding. I'm tired of having to 'remind' adults how to drive in the mornings while little kids are riding their bikes to school. I'm ok with being 'that crazy lady'. be excited that Pop Up Video is coming back after 9 yrs. I love that show. plan a play date at your house so you can whip up some Caramel Macchiato cream for the coffee. Cravings should be shared. plan a birthday party 4+ months away for your baby. He's gonna be 1 after all. secretly be tired of the dog (granted it's no secret) I'm sick of fur sticking to everything and finding it my baby's mouth. As much as I swiffer, vacuum, wipe, clean, and get on my hands and knees to get all the baseboards...I CAN'T GET IT ALL AND IT BUGS ME. I won't tell you the places I have found the dog hair. see a princess potty chair in my living room.

to call your mom and tell her to call you not txt you to talk. (shouldn't it be the other way around?)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Potty Training....With a Lily


First off...I'm grateful for no carpet....

Second...Thank goodness couches can be cleaned...

I swear I thought she would be the first of 5 to potty train. She's so different you know? (just agree)

The first kids were a problems...we started using the potty....and every time I asked them (which was like every 40 mins in the beginning stages) they got on the potty and went.

Before leaving...boom they went....out running errands (if goodness be they needed to go "gross") they went. No issues. IN fact they LOVED wearing new big boy/girl panties.


Enter in Lily.

She is always wanting to do what you are doing...mimics every single thing I tell ya.

Great I thought...we've got a winner....

I guess I forgot who I was talking about.

Nothing with Lily has been easy. You would think this was my first Rodeo at being a parent with this one. She has rewritten every book out there. I think God blessed me with her at the age I am now, b/c no telling what kind of parent I would have been to her when I was the age I was with the first 3.

I have learned from introduce it and see how things fly.

I first tried the potty around age 2 to Lily (not ready)

I tried all the tricks this past year of Potty Charts with stickers...rewards....special potty it I tried it....nope....

and so the introducing kept happening...after a while I gave up, but would occasionally ask her.

Her response was always the same "NOPE I looooooove my diapers...I'm happy"

Ok ...that's a sign she AIN'T ready.

Here we were embarking on her 3rd birthday and it's to the point now where she is just capital L


Lily is one of those that if you don't poke and prod she won't do it....she sets her own pace. I've told her father...she doesn't run us we run her and we need to force certain issues or she NEVER will do things.

I think of Lily as a cat...You know how You don't own a cat they own you? (giggles)

Lily's best bud next door is 3 weeks older (the family I mention often...we had our #4 and #5 babies at same time) Well Ollie is now wearing big boy pants so we made a show of how cool it was....she was happy for him.

I let her birthday come and go w/o forcing it...


the day after I was starting to force the issue...

Yesterday was a fun day (chokes)

You know the first week of potty training (or so I've only read about) how your basically asking the child at different intervals to go potty. The over excitement when 'things' actually happen.

So it looks like we'll be staying home for a few weeks wearing nothing but panties and t-shirts until we get this down.

I mopped the floor about 4 times...and she hit the potty 3 times.

The first time she screamed with fear....I screamed with joy. Hubs came to find us jumping up and down...(Lily looking like she saw a thinking 'omg I can finally use her diaper money for a pedi for myself)

I'm grateful that with all the accidents yesterday she didn't give up and ask for a diaper.

I've got a station set up downstairs w/a stack of towels....fresh panties and stash of Salt Water Taffy (don't judge...whatever works in my new Lily Book)

SO that is where you will find me if you need me....

Maybe I should make a potty cookie for a Congrats You're Using the Potty Like a Big Girl theme? I could get really creative with the decorations on it huh (grins)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I Can't Stop Thinking About It

Before I get to what "I can't stop thinking about...."

I had to post a few photos of the cookies I baked for Lily's 'actual' day yesterday.


I had so much fun decorating these. I can't say enough about the frosting I'm using.


It's the recipe I used when I decorated my first cookie....I used it for a few months and ppl kept saying how royal icing was the way to go and I switched. I tried about 3 recipes and was never happy with one. I went back to my favorite Butter Cream recipe for the caterpillar cookies and BAMMMMMMMMMMMMM. I don't care what ppl say about royal icing....I ♥♥♥♥♥ my old recipe and it totally makes the cookies. The colors stay so much more vibrant...not to mention the flavor is out of this world.


For the cookie recipe I always use and the Butter Cream here

Lily had a great started off with a cookie for breakfast (hello it's her birthday) and a few presents from mommy and daddy.


Then after Mr Reid went down for a nap Lily and I played 'baking'.


Her sweet friend Macy gave her an awesome little wooden cupcake set and she can't stop pretending to be mommy.

Then it was Tinkerbell Fairy time. Mommy and Daddy bought her the Ro fairy and her best friend next door (Ollie) bought her Tink her birthday.


Lily is obsessed with all things Tinkerbell and Hello Kitty lately. A quick addiction...(aren't they all?)

After Reid's nap we headed to Tar-jay for an Icee....(ok and some shopping for mom) and then off to Chick-fil-A for some birthday nuggets.

You can't complete the afternoon w/o a walk in the new wagon.


(Lily looks beaten down...but it's only b/c Mommy was taking too long to get her phone out for a photo)

Every time we went under a Weeping Willow, Lily would say we were in the jungle....We went through many jungles finding wild animals. (I kept finding just 2...wonder who they were?)

(it's not a blog post w/o our Dude)


on to the topic of this post.....what I can't stop thinking about "DINNER Last NIGHT"

I made Buffalo Chicken Pizza...thanks to Pinterest. (♥)


The recipe is quite simple.

For starters....I only use Naan bread to make my pizzas. I can't say enough about how they cook up.

I had to quadruple this recipe...but the basics were

buffalo sauce

shredded chicken

1 tb butter

1/4 cup franks hot sauce

1/2 tsp brown sugar

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Melt butter in pan...then stir in sauce, sugar, vinegar and heat through...add your shredded chicken

white sauce

1 tb greek plain yogurt

1 tb mayo

salt and garlic powder

stir all together and set aside

preheat oven to 400.

spread a layer of the white sauce on the naan bread

then top with buffalo chicken mixture

sprinkle with mozzerella cheese and chopped red onion

bake about 10-12 mins


Each bite I kept saying and hearing "OHHH MAN THIS IS GOOD...OHHHH MAN THIS IS GOOD"

The children have begged for this again next week....I have to's a good one

After dinner the kids got to dig into the Cupcake Cookies...The night before when they saw me decorating of the cookies had a bit more sprinkles than the others. Each of the kids started fighting over who got that one...Child #2 decided to pick up the cookie and lick it to claim it. Silence fell over the room.....Mommy was not amused. (but I have to admit it was a brilliant maneuver)

Needless to say child #2 got that cookie.

Here is a shot of Birthday Girl blowing a candle out on her Cupcake Cookie. (Notice Mini Me's face in the looks like she's trying to mimic Lily...haha)



I think the whole day was fantastic....I still can't believe my baby is already 3.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Lillian Brenna...Party Time


(hours old)

Friday September 26th, 2008 1:11 pm sweet angel baby enter our lives and changed them for the better. I can honestly say she has kept us on our toes...and I wouldn't trade her for all the calm babies in the world...(just wouldn't mind them rubbing off on her)


Hard to believe she is 3 yrs old today. Where has time gone?

(her birth) I started having contractions at 8pm the night before and ignored them. (isn't that what we all do?) around 4am my water ignoring that. I will never forget the calmness of hubs....I woke him to tell him...his reaction? "Get a towel...shove it between your legs and get back to bed....the kids will be up soon" A man of sweet sweet words.

I labored at home until I was having a difficult time to the birthing center around 11:45...had her at 1:11 and back home a few hrs later just in time for the kids to come home from school to see their sweet new sister.

Here they are holding her when they got home....

Lily's big brothers and big sister

This years birthday party theme was The Very Hungry Caterpillar...(thanks to Pottery Barn for the idea) and we had a small get together at the house.

3 party

Here's birthday girl riding her car toting her presents. She's a hot mess like her mother. Her hair is crazy. The child refuses to have you style it.


I made a template for all of the cookies (easier to make then buy it)



I made tissue paper balls for a caterpillar archway


Caterpillar drink markers


Food was based after the book....apples, cheese, pizza (well there should have been pizza in the book), lil smokies, strawberries...etc.



IMG_9815Lily enjoying her "caterpillar" fruit stick.

The cupcakes had a rainbow cream cheese frosting that was sinful (recipes for cupcakes and frosting below)




My Inlaws saved their present for after the party... She only wanted Sissy to ride in it....


Then Reid had a turn. He was so excited and talking up a storm....(notice Lily's expression..she's complaining "get him out get him out")


We ended up taking her and dude for a walk later that night...they had the best time and probably would have strolled for hours if daddy and I weren't worn out. I can't wait for fall.

Cupcakes and Cream Cheese Frosting

(note: I do so much blog stalking that I wish I could remember where I found the frosting recipe from and give credit where credit is due)

I tore this cupcake recipe out in the March 2007 Southern Living magazine and finally got around to baking them. It's my new favorite recipe. I should have baked these sooner...better late than never.


  • 1 (18.25-oz.) package white cake mix with pudding
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Vegetable cooking spray


  • 1. Beat first 6 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer just until dry ingredients are moistened. Increase speed to medium, and beat 2 minutes or until batter is smooth, stopping to scrape bowl as needed.
  • 2. Place paper baking cups in muffin pans, and coat with cooking spray; spoon batter evenly into baking cups, filling each two-thirds full.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove cupcakes from pans to wire racks, and cool 1 hour or until completely cool.
Note: We call for using a mixer, but you can stir these together by hand with great results. Because the mixer adds more air to the batter, you'll end up with 17 cakes rather than 24 when you stir them by hand. For testing purposes only, we used Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic White Cake Mix. (this is true)

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temp
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-4 tbs heavy cream
Cream butter and then add cream cheese and blend until combined.
Add vanilla and powdered sugar on low until combined.
Increase to med and beat until fluffy
Slowly add cream a little at a time until desired consistency is met
Beat until fluffy (about 1 min)

I doubled the recipe. I would probably triple it if I had 24 cupcakes. Notice I used a lot of icing...and my hips thank was well worth it.

Happy birthday Lillian
(and to everyone else out there that has a birthday today)

Friday, September 23, 2011

In a Panic..Motherhood at it's Finest

As a mother (parent) we worry over our kids. At least I do.

No one wants to see their child sick or hurt. The occasional skinned knee isn't fun either no matter how small they are.

I am a mom who knows the sadness of a hurt child. I never talk about it here (to protect child's privacy) but 1 of my 5 was born with some medical issues. The issues were corrected but they will have to do daily "routine's" for the rest of their life to keep things in working order. You would never tell by looking at the child...but they are there (inside)

I know the fears of a mother in the waiting room outside surgery. (the child had 4 in the first 20 months of life)

I know the anxiety of watching your child lay in a bed hurting and healing and so badly would trade places with that child.

I know of the hours spend going from dr visit after dr visit year after year making sure all is well..putting your full trust that they know what they are talking about.

I know the sadness of never knowing what the future holds, but so blessed how far technology has come.

I know that a mommy sometimes has to step back to let the child discover and do things on their own.....but it doesn't make me not want them to hurt any less.


(enter in Lily)

Yesterday Lily was playing just fine...happy giggling singing ol self.

I had put Reid down for a nap and was getting lunch ready. Lily came to me and was moaning...holding her stomach and hopping up and down telling me to scratch her belly. (odd I thought)

But I complied. Her belly though looked a little distended....(panic)

She kept moaning and crying and telling me to hold her...she even asked for her "boo boo" (hello she weaned 6 months she didn't want it...but knew she felt bad)

I held her in a cradle hold and was rocking her back and forth.

This is where "Panic Mom" happens. You know where you start thinking of all the reasons your child is acting like this....did she eat something...drink something....omg omg omg (insert more freaking out) I'm checking for fever...none....eyes look looks good....I grab my phone and google appendicitis thinking hers was about to blow at any minute.

I'm pushing on her belly asking if it hurts....She just keeps looking at me like I'm crazy.

Finally I lay her on the ground on her belly laying on her knees (you know the booty in the air position ) I lay next to her and we just stare at each other. I'm wiping her tears...wishing I knew what was wrong.

Then it happens.

She was constipated. Ok all that freaking out...for a poo. UGH.....gotta love motherhood.

But I realized in that moment how we as mommy's would do anything for our babies to not see them in pain. (and also how we need to settle and quit freaking out too)

As we are laying there Lily whispers.....

Lily: "I'm gonna tell you a story...once upon a time... far far away lived a beautiful Princess named Mommy. Mommy walked on double rainbows (she saw her first one outside last Sunday and now thinks they are all double) and slid down the other side to the pot of gold. The End"

Me: " ohhhh that was beautiful."

Lily: "Mommy, did you know I had a blue snake crawl in my nose (points to nostril) and a green one came out my toes?"

Me: "ummm (grins) ...No I didn' can I see?"

and so the conversation with my girl continues...

Point little girl was back to her normal self.....but in the one split second I was in Mommy Panic all for a poo.....

Just another day in the life of a Hot Mess Mother.

Happy kitchens a mess and my dishes are calling...I made the kids chocolate chip pancakes before school this morning (I may or may not have had one...or 2)

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Watch Your Mouth

I'm always telling the kids to watch what they say and do around the babies. That the small kids watch everything they do and want to be just like them....I'm thinking small stuff right now you

no climbing on the counters to get something..

no sitting on top of the counters...get a chair..

no jumping on the furniture...

no putting your hands on the wall...(which the kids don't understand...but I try to remind them even clean hands can leave a mark...deep sigh)

the list could really go on.

That list also applies to our language. There are certain words in the home that are not allowed...some being the obvious. But another one is SHUT UP. Not allowed. There are kinder ways of asking for someone to be quiet. The kids (meaning the oldest) tells the dog to Shut up often...and he's met with an evil eye. The other day he 'accidentally ' yelled for the dog to shut up....what did I then immediately hear from Lily? Yep, she's yelling at Moses to Shut up. I was pretty upset. Again I reminded the big kids they are little adults to Lily and she will watch and say what they do to be like them.

Enter in MOM (points to self)

I think I talk to myself a lot. No, I'm not crazy...just thinking out loud. Give me a break...I've got 5 kids and a house to run and I'm constantly making lists to keep on top of things (note to self...the laundry is calling you)

Scene with me and hubs

me: mumble mumble mumble

hubs: "what honey"

me: "nothing...I'm talking to myself"

hubs: "well what did you tell yourself?"

(now I can either tell him what is going on inside my brain...which usually scares him...or say never mind"

me: "Never mind"

hubs: "Well then don't get mad when I ignore you when you mumble b/c I can never tell if you are going crazy again or telling me something"

(I'm not going crazy...not yet)

I talk to Reid...often. The kids always ask why I do this since he can't talk back and I's how one learns to communicate. It's like if we went into a foreign country and didn't speak the language...the only way to learn is to listen and try to interact.

I forget that Lily hears me chatting with Dude from time to time...

In our house we use the correct name for body parts....If Lily asks...then of course I tell her. Her body hadn't been much of an issue until Reid was born. They take baths together and she still can't understand why he has different parts than her.

I was changing Dude's diaper and noticed his diaper had wood chips in it (probably from the playground) and so I'm talking to him saying something like "ohhh crazy boy...there's wood chips in your diaper.....that's so let me check and make sure none got on your penis (ohhhh gasp I said the word) b/c that would hurt if one poked you"

Lily starts shouting..."Penis Penis....I want a Penis...Penis Penis...I want a Penis" (deep sigh) I started it....Lily wants what she can't have.....(grins)

I choose to ignore her b/c drawing attention only makes little toddlers want to keep saying it.

I do notice how the big kids point at me and remind me in their fake mom voice...."mom be careful what you say...she repeats everything"

Thanks if I need reminding.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The View From A Child's Eyes

Have you ever just sat and stared at your babies? I do this often...I'll sit on the floor with them to play and find myself just being absorbed in watching their every move.



she is so inventive in her imaginary play. Some of the things she comes up with have me and B scratching our heads in wonder. I always say that she gets it b/c she's my child (we all know it's hubs with the brains in the family)

The other day she spread a blanket on the hard floor and pretended it was a boat. She wanted me and dude to get in the boat with her b/c the sharks were coming. Of course dude can't comply so he went "swimming for food" she said. Occasionally she would jump into the 'water' to cool off b/c the heat was so bad and our skins were burning....I MEAN HELLO...WHERE DOES SHE GET THIS STUFF? She swam off and found another blanket that became our tent to sleep in at night. I tell you...come to our house and play you will never be bored. NO seriously come to my house...I could use some helping organizing...extra hands would be nice...I'll bake you some cookies and we can chat too (wiggles eyebrows)

This morning while watching the big kids walk to the bus stop she hollered...."hey I need a closer look....where are my binoculars?" and grabbed her hands and made pretend ones to look out.

(look at dude's face in the background)


Watching Little Dude is just as fun as watching his big sis. His little 7.5 month old mind is so in that..."I've got to touch and eat and swat at everything in my line of vision". How else can they learn about their world.

This morning I watched him crawl to the toy bucket....stand up and proceed to pull everything out (just like he sees big sis doing) to find the right toy. He plops down and passes it from hand to hand staring at it like it's the first time he's ever seen it. Gives it a slobber....looks at it again...passes it to his other hand...turns it over....looks at it and eats it again. Tosses it down and goes back for more toys.

He now will wander from my sight to the next room to cruise around the furniture. I'll sneak in there and see him walking the furniture looking for anything to touch. I'll say in my "ah ha I caught you you little stinker" tone "what are you doooooooooooing little boy" and see him squeal with laughter (such a sweet sound) and take off crawling at the speed of light.

I wish we could put a little voice box on his throat (you know like the dog in the Disney move Up) to see what's going on inside that sweet mind of his.


I guess one day my house will be cleaner...and I might even be organized...but right now I'm a hot mess and so is my house.... but I'm not missing a minute of my 5 kids and all their play and learning...b/c in watching them I am learning a thing or two slow and enjoy the now...and to stop and look at things through the eyes of a child.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Under Attack

We're getting a new roof this morning...A great start to a Monday...(granted we were already up for school)

Nothing like a knock knock knock knock knock on the door before 7 to signal WE'RE HERE.

I tried to get a photo of all the guys on the roof ripping it off, but was afraid to cross the street and get hit with something.


The baby's room is upstairs and I can hear the pounding on the monitor as if it is in the room with him (no worries ...he's at my feet playing) question is ...where do you put the child to nap during the day? I've set up the pack n play with a loud floor fan to block out noise. (crossing fingers it works)

To make matters good and bad.......they are ripping up the decking on the roof (bad) which is totally loud.... to lay the new radiant barrier (totally awesomely good) ...can you say even louder than ripping shingles off? I'm just glad it is getting done. That hail storm smacked the fence/gate/gutters/roof/and shutters and I'm happy to finally have them fixed. Bring on the radiant barrier to lower our bills (hopefully) Looking forward to next summers energy bill.

In the meantime I am getting ready for Lily's 3rd birthday party this weekend. I can't believe my baby is going to be 3 soon. (a week from today) I am trying to make as much of the stuff as I can to save on $. I wanted to bake some caterpillar and fruit cookies, but don't have any cutters. I had seen women make templates and cut out the dough with this method. I printed pictures of a caterpillar, butterfly, and strawberry to give it a test run.

First I found a photo on the web I liked....printed it on regular paper. Next I found some sturdy material around the house (didn't want to waster my poster board....that's for kid projects) so I used some note cards.

I rolled out my dough and traced it with a knife. That didn't work out to I used a toothpick.


I think they turned out pretty good.


The possibilities are endless now. Probably best if you are cutting out tons of cookies to buy the cutter. Using a template can be time consuming.....but great if you need something quick.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

It's Ok Thursday....

Its Ok Thursdays

It's ok.....

...that you forgot to pull the pork loin from the freezer yesterday for tonight's dinner with the InLaws....dinner will just be late? (maybe I should have a plan B)

...that you want to be selfish and not show or share your Birchbox that came in the mail on Tuesday to your girlfriend's or family...(Thanks to winning Neely's Giveaway of a year free Birchbox...hello girly goodness)


...that you are bone tired and the dog is getting on your nerves. or that he has forgotten that for the last 5 yrs he isn't allowed upstairs and every night you find him roaming the halls up there.

...that some of the flags on the sailboats you baked for your MIL's party are missing. They smell yummy anyways.

sailboat's ok that your son's txt messages totaled 8400 last month...they're unlimited. (ok not entirely true about it being ok...I'm implementing more chores...obviously he's got more time on his hands than should be allowed)

...that you hid a Dr Pepper in the fridge from the deserve it

...that you rewound Letters to Juliet 4 times just to see the part where Sophie is on the balcony and thinks that Charlie is there with his gf when it's really his cousin and she says "is that even legal?" funny and romantic movie. You ♥ them

...that the baby has started waking up twice a night again...even though you're tired he's the sweetest thing in the world at 2am have made an entire pot of coffee yesterday only to forget you brewed it . your life is busy invent a trip to Tarjay b/c they have a Starbucks inside so you can get a Pumpkin Latte and walk around your favorite store even though you don't need anything, but always leave with a cart full's ok to have a run on sentence and have many of your bloggy friends read said Pumpkin Latte and all is forgiven pinch your husband's nose when he's snoring to wake him's only fair you're awake together.

...think bad thoughts about the check out lady at the store. I don't really care about all her 3 ex husbands and who she's dating now...can't she see I've got ice cream melting? have ordered a 7" spider web cookie cutter because you are excited about October.

1's ok to hold your baby all day long...IT DOESN'T SPOIL THEM. (tried and tested mother approved)

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