Friday, November 20, 2015

Tess Free

I do have other children besides Tess...four, to be exact.  And since it's been a little Tess heavy around here, I figured it's about time to showcase the other 4.  

You're welcome.

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Post Where I Earn "Healthiest Mother of the Year"

I love a good before and after.  And in my line of work, I've come across some pretty dramatic ones.

Here is an example of a typical before and after from my day:



Any takers on a completely frosting-free cupcake?  I'll even throw in some free Tess germs, 'cause I'm nice like that.  Better hurry up, though.  You've got a three-year-old brother to contend with.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fashion Sense

I am of the opinion that a cute baby can make any ugly fashion trend look good.

Take the flat hat, for example.  I'm not much of a fan.  But maybe flat hat designers intended 1-year-olds as their target audience??? 

Skinny pants are another one of those styles I've had a hard time with.  I will admit to owning a few, but leggings on the other hand...or leg, are a whole nother story.  Once again, I'm afraid 1-year-olds are one of the only few demographics who can rock it.

Now please excuse me while I go get Tess some acid wash mom jeans.  Then she'll for sure be the envy of every toddler at the park.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Coincident Incident

I'm not convinced it's a coincidence that Tess rhymes with mess.

Why didn't we name her Eileen or even Colleen?  
Then Eileen might be clean...and she could start pulling her 
own weight (all 22 pounds) around here and clean up her mother's messes.

Monday, November 2, 2015

What Do You Get When You Cross

an elephant

with a Lego guy,

Daniel Tiger,
(NOT!!!! Winnie the Pooh, people!!!)


and a Super Mario Power-Up Block

Well, you mustache this guy.
But please don't disturb him for awhile.
I think he's passed out from exhaustion after accepting his "Master Costume Maker" award.

Happy Halloween from our Fish bowl to yours!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

First Impressions

I guess today's the day for the two youngest to make their blog debut. And what better way to do that, than to debut the day they each made their earthly debut (that's a great word, huh?).

So without further ado, I present to you Tess and Tate...making their blog debut (don't you wish your mom was such an amazing poet?  One more question, am I the only one who finds it ironic that nothing rhymes with poet???)

I'm glad we finally got those introductions out of the way.  And I thoroughly expect you to now be able to pick them out of a crowd when the need arises.   

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

4 Years, 6 Months, and 12 Days

But who's counting?

If you are counting, 2 more little fishes have been added to the fish bowl of this fairly fishy life of mine (that's a whole lot of fish in one sentence) since 4 years, 6 months, and 12 days ago.

I figured those two little fish needed their fair share of internet exposure, just like their older brothers did 4 years, 6 months, and 12 days ago.

What I'm trying to say is, I thought I'd try my hand at this blog thing again. Unfortunately, I don't have any recent pictures saved on my computer (I'm not sure if you caught this, but it's been a while since I've uploaded pictures to my computer for the blog...I'll spare you the time frame), so their moment to shine will have to wait another day.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with a picture of me and Carter, just to give you an idea of how the last 4 years, 6 months, 12 days have been treating me.