Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ah Motherhood

Well had you been in my house last night you surely would have heard me singing in my opera voice!!!

Motherhood is awesome it really is, there are day's I want to run to a deserted island & never return but at the end of the day I wouldn't change my choice to become a mom!! The kisses & hugs & funny things the kids do all make it worth it!

 But.. there is a lot of crap that comes with being a mom & by crap some days I literally mean crap!

Event 1:  As I as I'm playing with the kids my oldest runs off to the bathroom normal he's 5.
 So I'm playing with the little two & all of a sudden Aiden is screaming running into the room freaking I'm like what what & he's yelling I over flowed the toilet!
Ah CRAP! & that's just what it was! So I am hard core plunging the toilet and here come the other 2 I'm trying to gently nudge them back because who the heck wants their kid playing in poop! Get that crisis averted & back to playing or so I think...

Event 2: My 2 1/2 yr old comes yelling mommy I peed I peed! Well I was just plunging the toilet & my bathroom is closed due to Tuesday's toilet adventure so this can only mean one thing...

Oh boy yep pee all over the floor & on a puzzle of a tree. Well I suppose the fact that there was a tree he figured it was ok since he likes to pee on trees outside!

Brycen has actually been fully day time potty trained since 20 months. He did it all on his own he showed the interest & we kept up with it, but every once in a great while we have an accident it happens!
I  do give him an A for effort for peeing on a tree just wish it was outside not a puzzle on the inside!

So off to get my cleaning mixture I soak the spot up then sprinkle baking soda over it & then use a spray bottle of vinegar/ water & 2 essential oils lemon grass & tea tree & it takes care of the smell!!

Essential oils are pretty darn amazing they are like my New Best Friends!! So don't worry you will hear more about them :)

So back to playing when...

Event 3: The bloody nose! UGH! Now I say ugh because if my son would learn to leave his finger out of his nose we wouldn't have the bloody nose problem!! & the boy is a bleeder he takes after me poor kid! Seriously all over my bed he's covered so off to the recliner he goes with a wad of paper towels!

Of course my husband is at softball during all this! Lucky jerk! No seriously though, sometimes I think he thinks I make this crap up because it always happens when it's just me!

Oh the joy's of Motherhood!! It is never dull NEVER!!  When the day is done & I kiss them goodnight & we exchange the I love yous it makes me smile & chuckle & think you may deal with some crap but it's TOTALLY worth it!! 


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Strawberry Bread

As promised from yesterday here is the Strawberry Bread:
So I played around on pinterest looking for a recipe & I found a few & then decided to do what I wanted.
I do that a lot! So here is how I made my bread:
3- cups flour
1-cup sugar
3- Eggs beaten
1 Tbsp- Cinnamon
1 tsp- Salt
1 Tsp- Baking soda
1 1/4 cup apple sauce
*Fresh strawberries (you could use frozen & thaw) But I think fresh is better :)
Not really sure how many I used because we had went Strawberry picking I'd say probably about a pack & 1/2 from the store & slice them
Mix all dry ingredients & then add apple sauce & eggs & then fold in strawberries
*You could add nuts or chocolate chips
I have friends with allergies so I wanted to be careful with what I put in mine.
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes to 1 hr you want a toothpick to come out clean.
I used 3 smaller loaf pans you could do 2  9in pans make sure you butter them or at least spray with Pam
This was super yummy & a big hit!! It is very moist!! My kids ate it again this morning for breakfast!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sitcom City

I've said it before I need my own show!! Seriously I can't make up the stories of my life if I tried!! It's like a sitcom here and almost on a daily basis!!

I know it's been quite awhile since I've blogged & life has been anything but dull to say the least!! If I can recall some of the other craziness that has gone on around here I will share but right now I feel like I'm living in a blur!

Today I have a funny story well a couple actually!! Today started an easy chill morning I had a few of my closest girl friends over for some coffee & muffins & strawberry bread (it's delicious & I will share the recipe soon). Anyhow we had a lot of laughs the boys actually napped while the girls were here they were up early this am so then they crashed.

Well after they woke up & entertained everyone with their cuteness, it was time to say goodbye the girls left & my real life began... the life behind closed doors that not everyone sees! See.. everyone always says my kids are so cute & so well behaved boy do they have people fooled!!!

As I'm cleaning up from the get together I realize Brycen & Carsen (who is 1 now & walking & into everything ) have disappeared this is never a good thing!!! Where could they be you ask?? Whelp momma forgot to shut her bathroom door & in the bathroom were 2 toilet monsters! Yep folks splish splashing in the potty water SWEET!!! As I run in yelling Noooo I slip on all the water they splashed out do a split (haven't done one since eh.. Senior yr in high school about 11 yrs ago) & smash my knee it was awesome NOT! The boy's were laughing funny funny mommy fell!!

So get that mess cleaned up & lunch done & all that fun well now its time for Carsen's second nap so down he goes & what did mommy forget to do again yep close the bathroom door Dammit!

There sits Brycen covered in toothpaste & toilet paper! Why??? "look mommy lotion" -Um no son that's not lotion & you now smell like a peppermint candy & your sticky time to rinse your booty off!!!

So we get that taken care of. Play some super hero's, have a visit from the Bug man because mommy does not do Bugs it's about summer time & the creepy crawlers are coming out! He told me I had a village of children made me laugh!! Probably because they were coming out of every room one at a time.
 Scary I'm sure!! sometimes they scare me I feel taken over some days! Makes me kind of wish I was an octopus with 8 arms (imagine the things you could get done).

Well then its time to prep dinner & then play some more & then the dramatics set in Brycen decides to shove a ball in a toy that it does not belong in & guess what?? It's stuck & he is freaking! Daddy has a job when he gets home ;) Then Carsen decides Brycen's juice cup looks good & he's thirsty so why not take a drink & oh man it's on don't mess with the boy's juice.

At this point I found myself singing in an Opera voice! Yep sometimes when things get too crazy I sing high pitched maybe to block out the whining? Maybe because in some weird way it distresses' me? I dunno but it helps! So ya I do that & they all look at me like your crazy & hurting my ears hahah I suppose the day glass shatters that method will be over with but for now it works :)

What do you do when things get too crazy? Do you run? Hide? Sing?