Crappy foto Friday

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Oh, you know, just another recap of our week in crappy cell phone photos!

Why yes, I took a picture of the remote by the tv.  I was too lazy to get up and get it and it was a sad day.

Why yes, I took a picture of the remote by the tv. I was too lazy to get up and get it and it was a sad day.

My four little loves in a rare moment of being enthralled by Curious George and looking innocent.

My four little loves in a rare moment of being enthralled by Curious George and looking innocent.

We finished (for the most part) the baby room/guest room.  I am happy with it and so are the kids.

We finished (for the most part) the baby room/guest room. I am happy with it and so are the kids.

On my morning off I tried on glasses and purchased a new pair.  Now I am going to leave you guessing if these are a keeper or not.  Side note: I look like I need a little help in the looking presentable department but this is life in all its real moments.

On my morning off I tried on glasses and purchased a new pair. Now I am going to leave you guessing if these are a keeper or not. Side note: I look like I need a little help in the looking presentable department but this is life in all its real moments and I did in fact leave the house looking like this.

Our Target trip today.  Probably our last with just a cart full of four of my loves!

Our Target trip today. Probably our last with just a cart full of four of my loves!

Crappy foto Friday

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I am still pregnant, so I thought I would catch you all up on the crappy photos I have on my phone.

We took the kids to the Sweet Corn Festival and let them ride questionable carny ride.

We took the kids to the Sweet Corn Festival and let them ride questionable carny rides.

I caught up on some light AARP reading.

I caught up on some light AARP reading.

Downtown farmers market - a chance to see a firetruck made this little boys day.

Downtown farmers market – a chance to see a firetruck made this little boys day.  And a chance for me to advertise Z102.9 and their free balloons.

We spent the better part of Tuesday and Wednesday fevering it out with this little guy.  So sad:(

We spent the better part of Tuesday and Wednesday fevering it out with this little guy. So sad:(

Eden's beautiful portrait of me.

Eden’s beautiful portrait of me.

Lest you believe I forgot

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My son had a birthday.  Three weeks ago.  I planned on writing him his honorary blog post that day but I wasn’t feeling that great and then we just got busy and my husband hogged the computer during the evening hours (I guess he actually does have good reasons).

It may be later than I had hoped but who cares.

Dear Cooper,

There was a day not too long ago, I was having just a hard time.  You could sense that I was upset (I don’t even remember the reason now) and you refused to leave my side until the tears stopped flowing.  You never stopped asking if I was okay or hugging my neck.  You are so compassionate and so in tune with people’s feeling and hate it when people are hurt.  That is truly a gift most people do not have.

I pray that you would use that gift for God’s glory and that you would never stop being your crazy, funny, fun-loving self.  You may drive us nuts when you come up with some dangerous stunts but we love you.  We love you so, so much!

Happy fourth birthday to my little Coop!

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Fly swattin’

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We tend to not be parents who buy random stuff at the store when our kids are being good.  Partly because it is a waste of money and mostly because good behavior is just expected.  We do thank them verbally for being well-behaved or patient or whatever when we are out in public but that is as far as it goes most of the time.  But there are times when I become the cool mom.  The mom that lets them pick something cheap cool just because we are at the hardware store waiting for our paint samples to get mixed.

The big kids picked out water shooters that they had seen many other kids at splash pads play with.  Garrison chose a fly swatter.  It is his beloved fly swatter.  He doesn’t hit anything with it but just walks around carrying it.  He loves it!  It’s the little things, right?

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REAL mom Wednesday

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You know you are a REAL mom when…

*You don’t answer the door because you are in your pjs and, therefore, do not want to be seen by whoever unexpectedly showed up at your house.

Sometimes I don’t get the chance to get dressed for the day for a looooong time.  It just does not happen and that is a-OK with me.  And I really like unexpected visits at my house.  But when I haven’t had a chance to get dressed and the unexpected visitor comes, I avoid the door and all windows until I can be sure that they have left.