Monday, June 30, 2008


Me: What are these bumps on your forehead from?
Her: They're zits because I ate too much chicken.

Friday, June 27, 2008

More Summer Fun

Ahh, at last I am feeling a little bit better. These summertime colds are the WORST. Holy cow. I have barely been able to move from the couch all week. Thank goodness for The Daddy Person taking care of things around the house.

Yesterday was spent having some fun in the sun...the weather wasn't terrible (only 101, hah!) so we went swimming at grandma and papa's house.

And played at the sand table..this is what we do while we're drying off.

We also like to run around in the grass.

and feed the birds.

I've been doing some work in Buggles' room...we just got this super cute new coat rack that has been dubbed 'The Beautiful Costume Holder'

And, of course, 'the most beautiful fan in the world'

OH! Also, huge haul from the garden yesterday. Not pictured: our first watermelon!! It was tasty.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Lazy Day

I cannot kick this cold! I hate getting colds in the summer. I'm sure the shock to my system from going from air conditioning to 118 degree weather is not good at all.

Today was really mostly spent doing this:

And a lot of this:

Whose movies are whose? The world may never know....HINT: Dora's World Adventure's is not mama's!

Can you tell I'm on a Philippa Gregory kick? Jeez. Historical bodice rippers. Not something I'm usually into. But these are good!

I did spend some time in the kitchen today. We have such an abundance of eggplant in the garden, I am looking for new recipes every day (hint, hint) Today we had baba ghanoush and flat bread. Mmm.
We had tropical gazpacho for dinner. Cool, refreshing, and I didn't have to turn the oven on. My kind of meal.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


A little evening view from our porch. Love the green trim, don't you? I wish those clouds would bring us some rain.

I have a terrible sinus infection. Terrible! It was not helped in any way from all of the swimming I did today. Note to self: pools = pressure. No good for sinus infections! Barbeque at my parents' house today, it was fun. Except for when Squishy's diaper leaked on The Daddy Person. FunNY, but not fun.Also not fun: rearranging rooms. Can you spot the two children in that mess? Yikes.

Big girl bed day one for Squishy was an utter failure. Any tips? Buggles took to her big girl bed right from the start, no fusses or fights.

Fun: sneaking sprinkles with your sister by flashlight. Not fun: getting caught.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Welcome, Summer!

Happy first day of Summer! We're pretty much dying of heat exhaustion already but I guess that's nothing a little swimming and ice cream can't fix! Oh, and watermelon of course. Copious amounts of watermelon are definitely in order.

Perhaps another camping trip, to make up for the one we had in May. Pukefest 2008! Kids throwing up in a tent with a limited supply of water isn't something I'd wish on my worst enemy! The lake was beautiful, though.

Bug watching in the garden

Gardening, of course. Until the heat kills it, anyway!

What are your plans for summer?

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Beginning

Okay. I think I've finally customized this thing enough to satisfy me. For now.

I have decided that it is time for a new blog. And it is! Life with Squishy and Buggles, the good, the bad, the hilarious. Photos, craft projects, outings. All of the fun (and not-so-fun) minutiae of our lives!

Some deets: I am 27, married to The Daddy Person, SAHM to my two daughters, Squishy and Buggles. Buggles is 4, about to start her second year of preschool. She is mama's litle mini-me. Shy, very smart, and very funny. She loves to spend time playing in her room, drawing, making up stories, "taking your order" and having tea parties. Squishy is our little firecracker. She's 1 1/2 years old. She keeps us on our toes more than I could have ever imagined! She is fiercely independent, loves bananas, and beating up her big sister.

We love crafting, cooking, gardening, taking pictures, going on adventures and more! Stick around!