There is NOTHING cuter than your 3 year old shuffling out of the bathroom, with his pants and underwear around his ankles saying, "mom, I just went poop and there is no toilet paper!".
Then, as I approach, he turns around and shuffles back into the bathroom and bends over with his head on the ground and his butt in the air, pointing right at me. He holds that position until I finish wiping his bottom.
The little boys and I had some free time this morning while Brandon was at his testing so we went to the Sports Complex to enjoy the park. It was only 45 degrees though so it got a bit chilly. Logon had to put on Austin's coat that was in the car and Austin had to put his spring coat over his sweatshirt...BUT they had LOTS of fun.
Afterwards we went to L& M Fleet Supply to check out the baby chicks....now only if I could get Dave to let me have some. The meat chicks are only .99 Cents each...of course there ain't much meat on them yet!
If you look closely, Austin is trying to "pop a wheelie" on his scooter...
And after spending all winter clearing the snow OFF the driveway, I just wanted to help it melt, so I started shoveling it back ON the driveway. Of course Austin thought he should help push it around a bit.
I often forget to take time for myself and then get crabby. (Just ask the kids!) Especially with Dave gone 95% of the time...and not knowing anyone close by that I can dump the kids with very often, it gets ugly around here. SOOOO....last weekend, my mom and John came to town to visit and help out John's dad, Alvin, after he had surgery. It was also Alvin's birthday so we went out for Alvin's birthday lunch and then I ditched the kids and high-tailed it for Duluth with my friend Abby.
We stopped at Outback steakhouse (where I ate too much food) and then headed down to Canal Park where I took these pictures. It was a beautiful day, but a little overcast. Lots of high schoolers showed up at Canal Park to snap pictures in their prom attire. Hopefully none had an unfortunate "run-in" with a seagall before their big night barely got started.
I just liked this one for some reason...the light house at Canal Park
I wonder if there is a 12 step program for this specific addiction? If not yet, probably soon since I know for sure I am NOT the only one enjoying suffering from it. I am addicted to reading blogs. I read blogs about being frugal, I read blogs about other peoples family and children, I read blogs written by single's, married couples rebuilding houses, families of 16 and people that have lost loved ones. Some are happy, some are really sad, some are eye-opening and some give me ideas or perk an interest in something new. Then I say to myself..."now if I could just make that and sell it, or now if I could only write and take pictures how she does it....". Its endless. And its fun. Plus it makes me grateful for what I have at times.
My random list of blogs that I am currently checking in on:
There are more...those are just the most frequently visted ones at this time. Some are a little bit new, some are old ones I have been following for a year or longer.
Probably a big fat waste of my time and energy, BUT its enjoyable to me and sometimes I do come away with different ideas for shooting pictures or for making something or cooking a new recipe or just mad as hell. And yes, sometimes I even cry while reading some. My mom says crying is good for us though....its helps keep cancer away.
If you have any blogs you read that you think I might be interested in, please, PLEASE leave me a comment so I can add it to my list.
These pictures were actually taken a week or so ago, but LOOK at the lawn without snow!! The driveway WITHOUT snow! Its even better now, even though its tried to snow a few times yet. SPRING! Lots to do and explore in Spring!
Austin says, "Mom, I am soooo strong!"
Logan will wander around all day, finding big sticks and rocks to collect.
And, of course, bringing the bikes out for some trick riding!