What happened during my post-Thanksgiving nap

After cooking and cleaning up after our grand Thanksgiving feast (turkey plus FIVE kinds of starch), I took a nap. When I woke up, my husband was calling poison control. I guess the twins hadn’t had enough to eat and decided to drink their older sisters’ perfume. I wouldn’t have been too worried (After all,Continue reading “What happened during my post-Thanksgiving nap”

Graham Cracker Cake

This is a little but of a Pinterest Monday cheat, since I searched this recipe out on pinterest instead of finding it there originally. But my neighbor told me her grandma used to make graham cracker cakes and it sounded delicious and fun. Plus my five year old daughter loves graham crackers with icing. Well,Continue reading “Graham Cracker Cake”

Dodged that one! SCORE!

We went to the fall festival at the elementary school over the weekend. <<< Here’s Little Boy playing “product placement” at the fair. After this event last year, I got stuck with a couple of goldfish. (Read that story here if you’re interested.) I wasn’t about to let that happen again this year. The twinsContinue reading “Dodged that one! SCORE!”

This is why they won’t sleep

I put the twins to bed between seven-thirty and eight every night. Usually they fall asleep pretty quickly. But one night last week it was after nine and I realized they were still up. I heard running feet, slamming doors, and screaming laughter upstairs. I told them to lie down, but seconds later they wereContinue reading “This is why they won’t sleep”

How to liven up homework time

It’s quite a talent, but Little Girl actually managed to use her homework to insult her siblings.  <<< Here she is snickering to herself about it. The teacher wanted her to write and draw pictures about the beginning, middle, and end of her day. Since her day includes lots of siblings, she saw an opportunity.Continue reading “How to liven up homework time”

Why you don’t want to take me out to lunch

I went out to lunch with a friend recently. Unfortunately, the twins were out of school, so I had to drag them along. My friend was very gracious about this, and refrained from comment as Little Girl jumped all over the seat, exposed her underwear to a neighboring table, and wondered aloud why her gourmetContinue reading “Why you don’t want to take me out to lunch”