I really should stop……..

These  random posts, but I am woefully unclever on a daily basis.

1. Sandra Boyton

2. I’m the map, I’m the map, I’m the MAAAAAP!

3.  Happy Birthday Joffy, love you♥♥.

4. My Rainbow Resource catalogue is falling apart;)

5. Caleb and Everett went skinny-dipping in the pool this morning.

6. The girls found out and insisted on emptying the pool and refilling it:D.

7.The last couple of weeks have been crazy man, crazy.

8. I love to sit on the porch and watch my ducks drill and quack like they are in the reserves or something.

9. There is standing water on my dining room floor.

10. I try ever so hard to convince my kids that I am a evil step-mother. I need new ideas, they are just not buying it!

11. Knock-Off Wood, seriously amazing site for those handy, do it yourselvers out there. I think even I could do some of these projects!

12. Hot? Why yes it is!


14. “You might be a redneck if you use a weed-eater in your living room”

15. Um is #14 really an option, because I have a weed-eater……….



The little things

1. We have a little outfit that we bought Natalie. Felicity got it out today and said “I bet Natalie would have looked so cute in this.”

2. There was a lady at the store today, she was a total stranger and very pregnant, she chatted at me for a bit all about her baby. She is due two days after my due date.

3. I went to a thrift store that I had not been in for a while and the girl who works there was very excited to let me know they had some new maternity clothes in.

4. Everett was wondering if Natalie’s favorite color would be yellow today.

5. There where like 20 new babies and 40 pregnant woman roaming around town today.

It wasn’t a bad day, but here at the end of the day I am feeling anxious, overwhelmed and sad.


Photography · Picture Post

MCP and The flamingo

MCP Actions is having an awesome contest. Awesome. I believe she did this last year, at least I remember seeing pics that people had submitted and thinking, wow, CLEVER! I am afraid that the creative side of my brain is on permanent vacation but I had a fun trying to come up with something anyway. Cheesy, but I love cheese. So.

You have to include the word (letters) MCP in your photo.  I first took the fan shot and photoshopped in MCP: keeping it cool but then my resident flamingo got all huffy and insisted he could do better, I snapped this while he was playing around:)

So. Cheese. E.


Kids · Picture Post

A thousand words……

Diving in….

We went to the library today. No pics of that although I should have taken a few, lol, pics of my kids reading and doing crafts at the library, maybe I am a bit obsessive?

Felicity is a clever artist:)

My growing collection of Agatha Christie books.

Sharyn and Gary treated us to lunch this afternoon and you will never guess where we ate:D

Caleb is a charmer, he know that all he has to do is flash his cute little smile and momma will give him the world. The whole baby is spoiled thing makes so much sense to me now.

Elli is clever, this look was quickly followed with the now I am going to be mischievous and you will never know look. Sadly I might not, she really is that clever.

Alice wondering why my camera is in her face.

Everett picking raspberries, Yum!

My tomato plants, don’t they look nice and healthy?!

The sky, I can take a shmillion pictures of the sky and never get a copy, I love the way it changes, the way even the blue isn’t always the same. Today’s looked kind of like an oil painting.

And now for a little self pity, mostly because I can and I want to cry a bit.

 I have been tortured with the most insane toothache for the past two days, fortunately I have seen a dentist and I have an appointment and even pain meds. But still. This was so totally out of the blue, shouldn’t your teeth give a little heads up, um little twinges of pain, something? No, this was full on holy Ducks and Chimichangas just pass me the cyanide pill pretty please pain. And even now with the pain meds the edge is just off. Thankfully. So I can sleep. Which I need to do soon. Ish.


Kids · Picture Post · Random · Youtube

Do you Waltz?

Do you sway and dip, do you glide and fall in line with the beat, rising up and down, in circles round the room?

We listen to a bit of everything here and when I found Andre Rieu I fell madly in love, such a divergence from what we have been listening to lately but reminds me of home.  I was raised on the classics, I didn’t know what rock and roll was until I left home.  I was also taught to waltz and I had forgotten what a workout it is for your calves and thighs:)

So today I downloaded some new music and I taught my children to waltz. I firmly believe that the waltz, the classic waltz is one of the most beautiful things on earth.

We also went to the library for a little lesson on butterflies, moths and dragonflies. I forgot my camera. Trust me when I say I was not happy with my naughty self. Bad Kristal. Bad. Fortunately I remembered in during the craft that I had my cell phone on me:)

Everyone receiving instructions.

My kids wearing there t shirts.

Last night we went to see Shrek The final chapter, it was okay. Joff is the Shrek lover in our family, although I do confess to a soft spot for Puss in Boots. An adorable kitty with Antonio Banderas voice, what is there not to love?:D

We are busy and that is good. Given a choice I would as soon stay home huddled in a corner with a box of chocolate ice cream and a good book, but my kids need to see the outside of there little world and come the fall we will be out way, way less and so this run around stuff we do in the summer  assuages my guilt.

Tomorrow I sit through three dentist appointments. Three. On Thursday I sit thru two more.

I am not entirely sure I was thinking clearly when I had kids, if I had known that dentist appointments where part of the package………

I love my children, repeat I love my children.

And as not to end on a somewhat serious note…..look what I found that made me laugh today.

(This last one was found on Ravenclan, the cats of shadows, go look if you want a good laugh)