Thursday, April 28, 2011

slithers and snips

my baby moses had a big day today. he had a field trip at school to see the reptile guy. for the most part he was totally FREAKED out. but then comes the 12 foot long snake and suddenly he's happy.

he wants one of his very own to take home now...

then it was time to trim the shaggy dog. he doesn't really like haircuts but it was getting harder and harder for me to comb in the morning. so it just had to go!

before (looking a little worried)

and after looks handsome (and OLD!)
i had a wonderful day with my [not so] little man. it's frightening how fast they grow

p.s. ashley- my spell check just told me i spelled everything right!! woohoo!

silly little game

alright i thought this would be fun since i actually have an ipod these days and my music selection is so bi-polar. so let's see how this goes.

1. Put your ipod, windows media player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each Question press the next button to get your answer.

ready, set, go....

1. IF SOMEONE SAYS ARE YOU OKAY YOU SAY? i'm gonna getcha good

2. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF? rolling in the deep


4. HOW DO YOU FEEL? don't!

5. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE PURPOSE? all i wanna do




9. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY? steve mcqueen

10. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? rescue is coming

11. WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE? that don't impress me much



15. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR? hoedown throwdown


17. WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW? i saw the light


19. WHAT WILL YOU TITLE THIS NOTE AS? forever and for always

ok, so i must say that numbers 6 & 11 made me giggle.
(and yes i have hannah montana, p!nk, shania twain & david crowder all on the same ipod...i'm pretty sure it might just implode because of that)
that was a fun little way to waste time.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


...i thought it was almost may! whats that? oh it IS almost may.

coulda fooled me...

Monday, April 25, 2011

sun, soda & squeaks

saturday was a beautiful day...but i had a lot of house cleaning to do to get ready for easter. so while i was busy in the kitchen my boys we're getting into BIG trouble in the garage. moses found pliers and an old case of root beer and squeezed 5 cans of pop until they burst and in the end there was a lake of root beer in my garage. (oh, this all happened while solomon was sitting RIGHT there) they were BOTH in HUGE trouble.
just part of the mess:

just one of the cans (with some mess in the background)

the only thing that kept me from losing it was the warm sun when we went out to vacuum the car the car thermometer told me it was SEVENTY DEGREES!!! yay for spring

then while finishing my cleaning i found a mini choclate bar behind a chair in the living room (it's pretty much where the boys build forts and hide when they're eating candy that they're not suppose to have) so upon closer inspection i noticed that there were VERY little teeth marks in super duper a MOUSE! gross! i must have some FAT mice in my house. time for some more traps!

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easter turned out to be rainy but we made the best of it. with church and lots of family time. i got the boys little baskets (and then my mom got them HUGE baskets) but i loved these pictures of the boys getting their baskets when the first woke up.
solly's face is so cute & i love their sleepy hair

i love, love, love moses hair. man, he NEEDS a haircut in a bad way!

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i'm getting out of my funk and starting to feel more human again. more like a mom. more like a wife. more like i can take on the world.

thank you for your prayer. God is working on me.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

a wise rabbit once said...

..."If you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all"

and that's been my philosophy this week. that's why i haven't blogged. my mind is just too full of frustration and i just don't have anything nice to say.

i need prayer.

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ok, so i have one (or two) nice things to say. the weather (for the most part...beside the few snow flurries) has been fabulous this week!
i know i have a million things to be thankful for and i am. it's just been a challenging week.

Monday, April 18, 2011


yesterday after service our church had an easter egg "hunt" (i think it should've been called an easter egg "dash" there was no need to hunt for these eggs they were just scattered on a field) there were about 3000 eggs for the kids. it was like a mini stampede.
moses running for some eggs:

here's one!:

both the boys finding eggs:

moses with his stash afterwards:

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after church we had our weekly lunch with part of my family and my brother, sister-in-law & baby came too!! so i got to see baby esther again. this time she was WIDE awake.

esther (5 days old):

Friday, April 15, 2011


moses has been one funny kid this week!! here is just a tiny window into the shenanigans that make up the life of mojo-potato
he loves to try on other peoples shoes and it's VERY funny when he puts on daddy's HUGE (size 13 4E!) shoes
tying shoe laces (more like knotting them!)

trying to walk!

a few days later he came up with this getup...that's right! shorts with rain boots. he's a true enumclaw boy!

showing off his favorite toys:

he says and does some of the funniest things these days. i really need to start writing them down more so that i don't ever forget. my baby is growing up too fast, it makes mama sad...

for my favorite bratface

my bratface (a.k.a. my little sister, rachel) informed me that she didn't like my blogger here is my new look. what do you think?

happy now bratface?!

love you rach

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

oh thank heaven...

...for little baby Esther Qubilee.

born today.

i love being an aunt.

Monday, April 11, 2011

back to the grind

spring break is over and now it's back to "normal" life plus the added chore of reclaiming my house from the disaster it has become.

so don't worry...i will blog just might take a few more days

Friday, April 8, 2011


today is a glorious sunny day! it feels like it's been MONTHS since the last time i saw the sun (it was like 2 weeks ago) so we made the most of it! i FINALLY got to take my new bike trailer out for a test drive. it's pretty much the best thing ever (and it matches my bike!)

here are some shots of our afternoon in the park:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

a couple days away

i just had a nice couple days away with just my little boys. we left my poor hubby spend a few days with HIS parents.
i was sicker than a dog the day we left. after all those parties and spreading myself too thin all week i woke up monday morning with a horrible sinus headache and a scratchy throat. but we had plans so off we went.

this car cheered me up while i was waiting for the ferry:
yes, that says:!!

it was such a gloomy day...such a gloomy couple of's been such a gloomy couple of weeks!!
but the weather was fine with me i spend most of my time napping and helping my mother in law with a puzzle.

solomon had packed along some of his birthday plunder. and he was very proud that he built his star wars lego set all BY HIMSELF (this is a big deal because i usually always help him)

very proud!:
since it was so gloomy my [wonderful] mother-in-law (a.k.a. "grandma") set up tables for the boys to play/eat at...and they were even pointed at the tv. one table for each of them!
so smart!:

the tables for the boys were also set up because my mother-in-law and i were working on a puzzle (why, yes! i do know that i live the life of an elderly woman with young children) but this puzzle was special because she bought it because it looks almost exactly like moses and her dog, daisy!! it is the worlds hardest puzzle. and i should know. i've done a LOT of puzzles.

we also went and had lunch at my most favorite chinese restaurant...i'm not sure why it's my favorite, it's kind of odd and has terrible service...but the food is all worth it i suppose

today i woke up feeling like myself again and missing my husband. thank goodness it was time to come home. after working on the puzzle some more and watching the snow fall (that's right! SNOW in april...during spring break!) we headed out on our long journey home. it would've taken only an hour if we didn't have to wait for the ferry.
but we made the most of it by picking our cars on the freeway that we thought might be transformers and then deciding which ones were autobots (good guys) and which ones where decepticons (bad guys). there was one black car that followed us most of the way on the freeway and we were sure it was after us

decepticon? i think YES!

it was a fun getaway. but i'm glad to be home. now, if that hubby of mine would get home everything would be perfect!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

i love lucy

i just realized that i never officially introduced you (my blog friends) to my beautiful niece, Lucy.

she was born the day before thanksgiving and i had the honor of being right there when she was born. she is the only baby i have witnessed being born (besides my own) and it was pretty much the greatest thing i've ever seen (besides the birth of my own)

she came out just perfect with a full head of hair and she continues to steal the heart of everyone she meets!

Lucy on her birthday:

my boys fell in love INSTANTLY! and then still adore her. she will be well protected by her big cousins when she gets older.

moses and his "baby woucy":
(about 12 hours old)

i think if my sister let him...he'd just keep her:

she is rarely fussy. a dream baby:
(about 3 weeks)

she is so funny!
(about a month & 1/2)

she is so cute
(and her auntie is awesome)
(just over 2 months)

she can pull of sleeping with her mouth hanging open!
(almost 4 months)

and she's even cute with spit-up/drool on her chin!
(4 & 1/2 months)

i get to watch her a few days a week and it's just enough to get my baby fix so that i'm not too tempted to have another one.

thank God for babies!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

birthday #3

we're finally done celebrating solomon's birthday. i guess i should enjoy it pretty soon he'll just want cash and for me to leave him alone on his birthday...but what an exhausting couple of days!

it's nice to see that solomon has a lot of people who love him so much! most of our family came over today and we partied till we [were] pooped!
opening presents:

WOAH! $10 for sweet necessities:
(guess who's taking mama out for some ice cream)

ice cream cake at solomon's request
(hey that's less work for mama)

moses thinks all these cool new thing are his too
luckily solomon is a good big brother & shares!

oh yes, and baby lucy made it to the party today too.
what a good little goose!

i am very ready to be done with birthdays for a while. (don't worry rachel, i'll be ready to party by your bday)

i would like to give a big shout out to everyone who came out to celebrate my baby boy today THANK YOU FOR THE LOVE!!

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this week is spring break for solomon. i am looking forward to sleeping in & we're going to whidbey island for a few days. the in-laws are wonderful and it's always such a relaxing time!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

birthday #2

two down, one to go.
that's right, i survived the swimming party. my mom made it all possible by making cupcakes for me and helping me out!! the only down side to a pool party is: for the parents who sit and's about 80 degrees in there and VERY humid! we were all sweating pretty good.
but the important part is that the kids had a BLAST!
not too crowded and not to empty:

goofballs enjoying some pizza:

"happy birthday deeaar SOLOmOn..."

i think he enjoyed himself:

and we can't forget the RAD gifts he got!!

all and all i think it was a HUGE success and my favorite part was that it lasted an hour and half and then i got to go home :) pool parties are where it's at!