Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Shenanigans etcetera

Goodness knows we've had our share of shenanigans lately. It's like whatever I say not to do, they do, for crying out loud! In an attempt to stay positive in this moment I'll chalk their disobedience up to curiosity and in that case, my what bright children I have! My nerves are shot today, I'll save the endearing "I love being a stay at home mom" post for another time.

What part of "Don't play in the water" and "Don't play on top of the sandbox" isn't clear?

Don't let that adorable quivering lip fool you.

I don't mind the kiddos getting dirty, it's fun to get cruddy in the mud. I get that. HOWEVER, this scene took place right behind the pool and what you don't see is Hannah playing in the pool pump hence all the mud.
Note: the pool pump is not dangerous, just not a fitting play place

Notice that orangey splotch around the hairline... Carolina red dirt. If there's mud that close to the hairline you better believe there's dirt IN the hair, too. Dirt and sand in those curly locks do not fare well together...seriously, atleast a week later we were still scrubbing out a gritty head. It's definitely not boring figuring out how to manage her glorious hair.

Who cares if it's low 50's outside? If you're covered in dirt from head to toe,
sounds to me like you need a good hosing off.

Anybody out there recognize this? Whoopsies. I'd like to blame this on the kids, but it seems I'm the one changing diapers around here. So yes, that is what happens when the item below gets thrown into the wash cycle. Perfect illustration for the term "Swoll up".

Onto a more cheerful side of my psyche, here's Zeke the Wonder, donned in cowboy attire, cape, and skullcap and below an adorable fire fighter.

And lastly, here's Zeke in the toilet. Pure to the tee Tomfoolery.


  1. thanks katie! you're an awesome mom!

  2. Thanks for sharing these stories and your overall journey -- you are an incredible mother and so inspiring! It sounds like you've had an interesting and hectic few days, but I'd say you handled everything GREAT!! :)

  3. Aww, Katie!! I just loved this--completely made my day! (you know, one of those "I am seriously not in the mood for this day" kinda days!!) Thanks for sharing!! And btw: we all have these days, and somehow the Lord keeps us going and equipps us when we are desparatley needing His help!! Love you and your family!! You are doing an amazing job!!