A Life full of fun, five wonderful kids,cute husband, amazing family,and a catering business as the cherry on top!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

She'll Git 'Er

My Grampa Smith came up with the phrase "She'll Git' 'Er " -it means yer kids (you can put in a They or He'll if ya need to ) will basically trash all yer' stuff and alot of theirs too. Well I found this doll ( who's headed for the Island of Misfit Toys ) and no one knows how she met her untimely demise. How convenient. I was raised to value people and relationships in infinitely higher esteem than things and I ( like Neil Diamond the Master Himself ) am a Believer. Yesterday that was put to the test when Remi was taking a pic' of the baby starting to walk (3 to 4 steps mind you!) and tripped over my bro -in -law's ( really just Bro) foot and wrecked our camera. Its a pretty nice camera and I am constantly taking pics so it was kind of a big bummer . Remi's big blue eyes instantly filled with tears and I know her tender heart was breaking. I just told her that I knew it was an accident and not to worry and that a little corporal punishment could pay off her debt to the family- no seriously I said we all have accidents and its ok -she did'nt need to worry. I am truly sad cuz we are goin on a vacay soon and excited about the photo op's - but que sera sera cameras and dolls come and go but we are stuck with our sweet little kids forever.
Ps . The little doll had a dignified and touching funeral-in lieu of flowers send checks to me for the camera fund.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

She sells Sea shells .....

I dig this crazy shell and coral mirror and my goal is to make one just like it someday! The stack of Buddahs , perfectly placed books , and koi statuary are also calling to my inner asian .I am also coveting a couch without 3 feet deep of laundry . A girl can dream..

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Have Chopsticks Will Travel

What is better than an animated Jack Black movie with the ancient art of Kung Fu, super awesome villain( the dad from Hot Rod), and my fave dance song of all time(Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting-built in karate dance moves!!!) as the theme song, and David Cross as a Crane ?Well my movie mavens throw in some chopsticks for popcorn grazing and you've got yourself a partay!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


We had a Fun Swim Luau Party at our O.g's yesterday (hot dogs , hamburgers, leis, decorations-the works!) Xander got to help pick the food and decor with O.G .Every single kid ate and swam and had a great time! Auntie Mel helped and Uncle Dave cooked(he makes a mean hot dog!). I am super lucky to have a wonderful Gramma OG and Auntie Mel who live nearby!I am apt to get a little teary when I think how awesome it is to have my family be such a big part of my life!My kids are lucky to have best buddies as cousins! It is truly a blessing for us to have so many people that love us!! Thankyou OG Auntie Mel and Uncle Dave!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Slip Slidin' Away

A lovely evening at the park that included balmy pre-eyescorching weather,5 kids who were happy to have the playground as their um, playground and I (free activity loving mother)was very content to leave with only 1 bloody nose ,a few scrapes , 2 desperate potty seakers and some cute pics of the lot of them. 'Aint Summer Grand!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Crazy Remi!

Check out my big girl Remi shes taking direction from our budding photog Nash-I guess he said open your mouth and mess up your hair!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Hazardous Haberdashery

Today just 25 minutes ago I heard a yell -not a little scream but a grown man freak out yell - it was brief then was followed by a baby cry -loud one.I was like 'Its not even 9:00 yet whats with all the yelping?' then (since I have super senses) I realized that Kevin was hurt.I ran down the hall to see a lonely hat in the hall way and Kev said a SCORPION bit him on the head -it was IN his hat! The baby was crawlin' around his feet while he was brushing his teeth and putting the finishing touches on his outfit (i.e. the hat). I scooped up the baby and put her in her jail(crib) and that was as bad as a scorpion bite to her. Kev' wants me to write that he was very brave and then took the 'baseball cap of danger' outside with the evil scorpion in it to meet its maker. Kevin is fine and so is baby Sloan and I doubt that this experience will deter him from head coverings but it may make him check inside before donning it.