and kids

and kids

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

The ABC's of me

My blog has been suffering. Saw this today and thought I'd use it:

A - Age: 35

B - Bed: Queen

C - Chore you hate the most: moping

D - Dog: Nope

E - Essential start to your day: putting on my Chacos (can't go barefoot anymore *sniff*)

F - Favorite color: Green

G - Gold or Silver: White Gold

H - Height: 5'4"

I - Instruments: took piano lessons for many years, but I don't play much

J - Job Title: Wife, Mommy, Mary Kay Consultant, Jeweler, Bookkeeper, Real Estate Closing Coordinator

K - Kids: 5 energetic ones!

L - Live: Day to Day

M - Mother's Name: Linda, also my Mother-in-law's name

N - Nickname: Gretch, G, Jason calls me Greta, the JR Caines Family calls me Ganch, in high school I was called Gidgett because I went on a blind date and the guy thought he was told my name was Gidgett and that is what he called me, but I was too shy to tell him otherwise (yes, I was once shy)

O - Overnight hospital stays: with all five kids birth, slept in Mollee's bed for 5 nights at the hospital after she had her tonsils out, does that count?

P - Pet Peeves: Lying

Q - Quote from a movie: "Buzzards got to eat, same as worms" Outlaw Josie Wales

R - Right or Left Handed: Right, but I'm sure I am supposed to be Left - Jason took me to play pool a few times and couldn't believe how bad I was until he realized I aimed with the wrong eye. I blame my mom for making me right handed, after she had my brother as a left hander I think she forced me to be a right hander.

S - Siblings: Three brothers, two sisters

T - Time you wake up: around 7:00, can't usually sleep in

U - Underwear: as colorful as possible

V - Vegetable you hate: Brussel Sprouts, maybe? I love most veggies!!

W - What makes you run late: I don't usually run late??

X - X-Ray: dental, broken foot, shoulder injury, broken thumb, along with CT scans, MRI, HIDA scans, blah, blah, blah

Y- Yummy food you make: Pepperoncini Roast (that was Jason's first answer)

Z - Zoo animal: Giraffe - of course, not at our zoo

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Book Share = Navy Seal

Today Daegan had his first book report due. His was supposed to dress up like a character and give an oral presentation of the book.

So he found a book about a Navy Seal so he could wear this: Not sure if the Clone Blaster really goes with a Navy Seal, but.....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cell Project - Mollee

Today the big 5th grade Cell Project was due: Make a model of a cell, with all the different parts made out of different items. She had the idea what she wanted to do and did most of it by herself!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

30R Cherry Creme

Sometimes this is what happen when you get bored! :) Jason loves it, Tavis not so sure!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Haven't killed it yet!

Got this for Mother's Day! That has got to be a record for me!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I couldn't remember where I set my sandwhich down today

Then, at 3:00, I found out I hadn't even started eating it yet. One of those days!

Monday, September 12, 2011

"Do not exasperate your children, that they may not lose heart"

Colossians 3:21

This is a verse that I have to learn over and over and over again. I have a short fuse and children do dumb things. I sometimes take it to the extreme and won't let it go and frustrate the heck out of my kids. It is a terrible sin. One that I go to them for forgiveness often.

It has been a long stressful week for us. That is not an excuse, but just the facts. I may have snapped at my kids a little more than normal. After losing it with my Capps the other night, I took him back to my room, asked for forgiveness and we hugged for awhile. He looked up at me and said, "Now I know you are so overwhelmed, I'll try to be better!" It broke my heart.

That takes me to Tavis. I'm afraid he is going to be a politician someday because when it comes to answering, "Did you do your homework?", he can skirt around that answer like you wouldn't believe.

He has struggled to bring home appropriate materials for homework. And this is the year that he needs to learn. Jason worked this weekend, but I knew I was not in a state of mind to deal with yet another set of homework that wasn't going to be done.

Jason came home and handled it perfectly (he is so good in those situations). I asked him to help me not exasperate Tavis and he told me we need to help him and not just tell, "bring home your stuff!" So this is what we came up with - tapped in his Agenda (which is their schoolwork calendar): Thankfully, it is fairly standard in 4th grade. Vocab test Tuesday. Math homework Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. DOG (geography) and ADD (math) due every Thursday. DLR (grammar), spelling and bible verse on Friday. So.....

If he looks at his agenda and brings it home every night, this just might work!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Can also be used as a play area for the younger cousins to hide.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Who knew spoons could be so exciting?

I got these delivered this week. (A gift for my birthday from Daniel and Heather)

They hook on to the side of your bowl when you need a break from stirring. I LOVE THEM! They are part of the Rachel Ray Collection.

Monday, September 5, 2011

5 inches of rain in 13 hours =

Mommy announcing everyone can go outside and play in the rain.

Of course, Mollee was the first one out the door! Running laps around the house
and playing under the section where the gutter is clogged.
Daegan joined the laps around the house.
And he never met a puddle he didn't like!
Tavis couldn't believe all the nonsense, but wasn't sure he wanted to be left out?
He got his feet wet (a little)
Of course, Mollee found the mud!

Jason will probably be here all day (since it isn't too hot) - please ignore the puddles in the corners. If only I knew someone who built decks.....
Mac and Capps can never be convinced that getting messy or wet is a good idea, they will be playing in their pjs all day!
And, again, proof that I was outside, getting soaked, taking pictures.

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