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"Daddy, don't make a mess; I saw you!"

Daddy and Muffin are in the kitchen making pancakes for breakfast for the family.  As I'm doing some things in the living room I head Muffin yelling at Daddy.  "Daddy quit making a mess!"  No response from Daddy.  "Daddy, don't make a mess!  I saw you do it!"

As our boys have really started understanding the rules of the house, well, they've become the "police" of their own rules too!  Not only are they constantly telling each other what to do and tattling, they're sure to let both Hubby and I know when we've done something we shouldn't!  (Really it's mostly Daddy.  I mean really, mommy doesn't mess up right!?)

Along with policing has come helping!  They LOVE to help with things, as Muffin is now doing with Daddy and the Bisquick pancakes we're about to have for breakfast.  :)

Happy snowy Saturday all!

Do you let your kids see you cry?

I have thought about this question off and on at different times.  And I'm a full believer that some discretion is always required, but I also believe that there as some instances where you don't have to hide your real feelings from your children.  I've been caught a few times starting to cry in front of my boys.  They're 3 1/2 now, and they know when something is really upsetting you.  As I mentioned, I don't think you always have to censor yourself in front of your kids.  After all we want them to know we're human too don't we?  I comfort them when they cry and do my best to teach them to control their emotions when necessary, but not to hide them.

The point here is that I don't think my husband and I agree on this point.  Any time I'm close to tears and the boys are near, he quiets me to tell them not to let the boys see me cry.  It's not something we talk about or discuss, mainly because it doesn't happen often enough to become a big iss…

A Weekend of New Beginnings of Sorts & BAKING!

This past weekend was the first weekend in maybe a month it seems that life in our house may return to normal afterall!  After a rocky month of ups and downs, we finally got back to a more normal routine over the weekend.  As it is never ending we spent most of Saturday cleaning, doing laundry, and I started baking again!  Before kids I LOVED to bake, and did it quite frequently.  It happens much less often, but I still enjoy it! 

After the kids got up from their too short Saturday afternoon nap, we started baking!  Baking with our Kitchenaid mixer is WONDERFUL might I add!  (Thanks Mom!)  We started with a mayonaise cake, which at first hubby REFUSED to let me make saying it would be disgusting.  Well, I refuse to be told what I can and cannot bake!  So I baked it!  I also looked up a recipie for brown sugar frosting to top the cake.  Both of these items are things that 1: I never hear about, and 2: I've never made before!  It turns out the cake is AWESOME!  :) 

Hubby insisted …

Go watch a movie in the other room please Mommy.

Tater Tot & Muffin are curled up on the chair & couch in the small living room watching Shrek.  They started watching Hercules, but Muffin came running to me in the other room because there was a monster on the tv and it was scary!  So Shrek it became.  I walking in to see them and see how the movie was and Tater Tot looks at me and says "go watch a movie in the other room mommy."

It's a never ending adventure in our house with two three year old boys running around and using their wild imaginations!  I hope as they grow they maintain that sense of fun, creativity, and imagination!  Hopefully it leads to life of happiness and success for them!

You're going to turn into a monster!

Tonight at the dinner table, Muffin proudly told me "You're going to turn into a MONSTER Wednesday, and you'll have to go outside in a cage."  It was complete with hand motions and everything!  Then the two of them decided that they were going to talk about how I would be as a monster.  I was going to bite and make these faces with my arms above my head waving frantically.

Where do they get their imaginations!?

Mommy, thank you for showering.

This morning as hubby, kids, and I were leaving for work, Muffrin gives me his goodbye hug and kiss and says "Thank you for taking a shower."  Ummmm, "You're welcome?"  We try very hard to teach our children manners, but so far discretion about thoughts hasn't had any luck sticking.  I mean they are only three, and I am mom, but this isn't the first time this week that he's made a comment about my bathing habits.  Monday as hubby and kids were leaving and I was curled up on the couch for a sick day, Muffin hugs me goodbye and says "Mommy, please take a shower today."  Well, ok, thanks for the tip!  Now I shower daily, and I've always thought I take decent care of myself, but apparently my 3 year old doesn't approve.  It's not unusul and bedtime for hugs and goodnights to include a good "Mommy, you stink!" 

Now I realize things in our home haven't exactly been normal for the last month considering all the other ci…

Can you call it a loss if it never really was?

A month ago today I took my first pregnancy test ever, and surprise, positive!  Hubby's and my excitement rose and we starting thinking about what a new future might be like with a third little one running around, we were increasingly excited about our future.

I went to the first appointment where they gather all your family histories and medical histories etc. solo.  We got a tentative due date, September 7, and things started seeming even more real!  We couldn't have a definite due date since I didn't know the date of my last cycle.

The following week we went in for our 8 week appointment together with excitement and anxiousness to know everything was alright and to get a better idea how far along we might be.  It turned out to be something we never imagined.  At that first appointment, we were given a few possibilities.  1: Perhaps we're only at maybe 6 weeks instead of the predicted 8.  Option 2: Blighted Ovum.

Then started the seemingly endless blood tests and ult…