Thursday, June 26, 2014

While it is next to impossible to get two kids in a photo together... every now and then we get a couple cute ones of them alone.

See below.  Wedding photos a couple weekends ago. 

They clean up as well as toddlers can clean up.

Monday, June 23, 2014

The One with the Bandaid and the Hot Dog

You thought you were losing it when you cut the heck out of your finger on the condensed milk for the banana pudding (that you made HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM FOR??)...

Or when you, for the fourteenth day in a row, left your keys at home and had at swap off with your husband...

Or when you send an email to yourself about EVERY SINGLE THING... or schedule an Outlook meeting request about EVERY SINGLE THING...

"Switch laundry"

"Bring swim diapers"

"Ground turkey out of fridge to defrost for dinner"

"Pick up medical form"

"No really, pick up medical form"

"If you don't pick up medical form, your child will go educated forever, come on Susann."

Mom brain, no... tired parent brain, it's a thing ya'll.

We can't be the first to forget to put a diaper on the kid before he goes to bed, right?

Certainly aren't the first who haven't picked up a birth certificate... EIGHTEEN MONTHS LATER.

The one who goes to send an email at work, and within five seconds can't remember who you were going to send an email to...

Or goes to google something critical.  Gets as far as opening the window, sees an outlook email you need to attend to, takes a phone call, sees the google window open, and things, oh shit.

See your wallet on the floor right by the door, and can't remember why you put it there, and then remember you remembered to put it there so you wouldn't forget to switch it to the other bag in the morning.

Are you following me ya'll?

Do you believe I made a cocktail last night, and forgot the vodka?

Drank the whole thing.

No vodka.

Actually thought, "man, the vodka didn't melt the ice too much."

Later:  (it's because I forgot to put it in the drink)

And I win the best of all, when I am at a cookout, I hand the kid his hotdog in a bun.  I remembered the ketchup on the first trip and all, and four bites later, he says...

"Oh no mama..."

"This mama..."

And hands you the BANDAID out of his MOUTH where it had fallen off your finger from the aforementioned condensed milk can incident.

So yea.  That's the one with the bandaid and the hot dog.

May it go down in tired mama history.

At least there was watermelon.

And trampolines.

And tasty bandaids.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sticking to the schedule

We are doing pretty well lately with filling up the weekends with activities.

This is critical for everyone's sanity.

This past weekend is a excellent example:

We started with early drinks with friends right after work on Friday.  The meet up location was chosen because it had a great happy hour menu and was right across the street from church. 

Susann left to pickup R and AH.  I headed over to church to see how I can help set up for MVP's semi annual Jazz on the Steps concert.  I did some semi useful manual labor and Susann brought the kids from daycare.  We had a great evening of wonderful music and fellowship.

The next morning my amazing and wonderful wife took the kids off for a daycare play date with . . . wait for it . . . the kids from daycare.  I stayed home working with our handyman getting to all those projects that Susann has been very patiently waiting for me to get to - there are lots.  Susann spent most of the day out keeping the kids out from under foot and we made lots of progress on the projects - still not done though.

The big day was today with Susann helping to organize and set up for our church potluck for a visiting youth choir.  She made a salad, her classic (my Grandmother Edwards' recipe) cheese and macaroni and the pièce de résistance - her fabled banana pudding all of which were superb.  Not that anyone keeps score of course but her stuff was gone first.  Now the surprise of the day was when another 30 person youth group showed up unexpectedly for service.  Susann as always came through with a plan to make sure we have enough food and ordered pizza which showed up about 10 minutes before lunch started.

We finished the day at a birthday party with lots of other kids in the neighborhood.  There was lots of bouncing in the bouncy house and trampoline which allowed the parents to drink a cold beverage and watch.

We are all tired but in good way - ready (I hope) for the coming week.

I am feeling very blessed tonight.