Friday, March 26, 2010

Favorite things

Rachel's Favorite things...

Kate and Tom Laughing
And Dishwasher running
No little sickies
And Me outside running
New laundered bed sheets
*and clean shaven legs
Kate eating breakfast with
* juice, toast, and eggs.

Reading a good book
and updated blog posts
wide open schedules to fill with
*People I love most
Ryan and I on the floor
*watching shows
We call it sharkies but not
*everyone knows.

Ryans famous smoothies
with warm kettle corn
Fun family outings
With Tommy in the Bjorn
yucky cold winters that
*melt into spring
This one right now is my FAVORITE thing.

(ironically I don't care for poetry, but for some reason I can't seem to post without a rhyme coming to mind)

Julie Andrews favorite things (not so much mine)

Raindrops on Roses
And Whiskers on Kittens
Bright copper kettles
And Warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages
*tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies
And Crisp apple strudles
Doorbells?? (really??)
And Sleighbells
And Shnitzle with noodles??
Wild geese that fly with the moon
*on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses
*with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my
*nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters
*that melt into spring (i'd have to agree)
These are a few of my favorite things.

To each their own I guess...

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Enjoying the sunshine

Trying on moms glasses

cute little sickie

Bread anyone?

Thinking about opening a bakery... what do you think?

Monday, March 15, 2010

My hoover steamvac

Monday March 15th a day to remember...

Sunday night I sang a song for Monday as a fresh start
the song expressed my deepest hopes and came straight from my heart,
the phrase I'd like to share with you, came from Michael Buble himself,
but after today I'd have to say the phrase goes back on the shelf.

"It's a new dawn, it's a new, day it's a new life.... And I'm feelin good."

The day began with pee in a bed so laundry was in store
if I'd only known how much that meant I'd slept a little more.
the sorting began, and sure enough another little surprise,
not just the bed but the carpet too, more pee before my eyes.

My trusty friend came out again to clean up the pesky mess
You'd think that once a day was great, and for most a whole lot less.
I cleaned up the room, the carpet the sheets, so now we're back on track
I have to say that I bless the day we got our hoover steamvac.

I'm on a role so what the heck lets clean the front room too,
and while I do, I see the windows with prints and sticky goo
the carpet is clean, also the window inside but still needs help no doubt
So I clean outside after shutting the door and see that I'm locked out.

No problem except my helper inside who has had a cough for a while
starts to open the door but is coughing so hard so she turns and yep leaves a pile
she pukes in her bowl that I have nearby, but starts to move to the side,
I'm looking in at my spotted floor and stand with eyes open wide....

I get inside, we clean up the mess and Tommy wakes up from his nap
He's sick too, my poor little kids, they just want to sit down on my lap.
I love the snuggles, cuz life is so busy we haven't held each other for a while
but sure enough his cough starts up and it's his turn projectile.

I'm covered in milk down my shirt, on the floor, and don't know where to begin
when I notice the bathroom water is running and Kate's standing there with a grin.
Her hands and her mouth all covered in blue and I feel my stomach drop
She's been in my closet and found her paints, all I can say is "STOP!"

My temperature is rising my patience worn thin lucky all I said was "Crap"
Out it comes for a third time today my trusty hoover steamvac.
The paint came out but my temper did not I'm glad it was 4:15
In walked Ryan and out I went on a run so I wasn't so mean

I felt so refreshed and back to myself when I got home today.
It's a good thing too cuz there's still more to do the laundry is still at bay
We finished it up put the kids in bed and thought we were done for the night
But when I went to check on my girl there was more to my delight.

More coughing in bed yes her clean new sheets were covered in more puke
I'm feeling so bad that she just can't sleep I wish the cough I could rebuke.
So we clean up the mess and change the bed and much to both our surprise
Ryan was leaving while I was coming and wham I took an elbow to the eyes.

At this point I laugh and laugh and then I laugh some more
for real is this really happening? 3 p's all over the floor
The Pee, the Paint and Now the Puke, and hopefully not a black eye
there is opposition in all things I'm learning just not to ask why.

So off the shelf we will take the song and hope for something great
Tomorrow is another day for Ryan, me, Tommy, and Kate
I love my life the joys the pain, but you need a good strong back
to carry the load and deal with it all, (but it helps to have a hoover steamvac).

Tuesday March 16th a day to remember

"It's a new dawn... it's a new day.... it's a new life.... and I'm feelin good!"

Friday, March 12, 2010


Poor little guy has his first nasty cold... and he is just miserable but still adorable!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Crusty Jam

Kate has been sick a lot lately and so I've been using essential oils to try and help build her immune system. So this morning I put some on her feet, and she smelled it and said it smells like crusty jam.


Monday, March 8, 2010


Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy!!!!

John Denver really got it right when he sang this song. I went for a run today and I can't tell you how refreshed and happy I feel that I could get outside and be in the nice sunshiny weather oh and breathe again without worrying what sorts of toxins I'm sucking in. This may sound crazy but you probably read how February is our least favorite month of the year and so on March 1st I was watching the news and saw the 7 day forecast and there was little suns on some of the days with 50 degree weather and no joke I started to cry for joy. Sad huh, I'm just a sucker for sunshine, I need a good dose of it frequently.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I realize I'm so trendy, it seems this is the latest fad read but yes I just finished this book and really liked it. Moving on to book two now.