Sunday, August 17, 2008

take it or leave it.

We have been crazy busy between family in town for the blessing camping and the normal summer fun. I have fallen behind on my blogging and commenting... I have loads of pictures but no time to post them. My next post will be just pictures because I want to avoid the phone call from my mom asking why I haven't posted them yet. Until then Here are a few little moments of my life to get you through the rest of your weekend.


Rieken: Mom can I have a Jolly Rodger?
Me: You mean a Jolly Rancher?
Rieken:Yeah that's what I said a Jolly Rodger.

Me: Kip go change into dry pants so we can go to town.
Kippi: I only have my supremes (Capri's) left in my drawer so I'm never gonna be able to go because they aren't pants! ( Totally Dramatic)
Me: Capri's count just as long as they cover you up.
Kippi: Well why didn't you just say so!? (exasperated)


Kippi: Mom can I be done eating? (hardly touched her food)
Me: You need to eat five more bites of dinner.
Kippi: ( eating the very smallest five bites possible)
Me: those don't count because they were so small.
Kippi: Well you never said how big you just said five so take it or leave it.
Me: to slow to react before she cleared her plate.


Tonight we are doing this for dinner so no worries about a repeat performance from the dinner diva.

Monday, August 11, 2008

confessions & progress

Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

After a little reflection I have some confessions to make...

Confession #1
A few weeks ago I was exhausted (quick trip new baby nuf said) so I slept in. unfortunately for me my older kids didn't. They needed to be fed so I asked Kelten to handle it (meaning microwaveable oatmeal since we were out of cold cereal). A little later they came in and asked it they could have A as in 1 popsicle and I said yes if real food had been eaten. When I re- joined the land of the living I found a little surprise in the kitchen. Loads of Popsicle sticks and wrappers. I asked Kelten how many they ate. His reply, we each ONLY had 8 since we had to divide the box evenly. Yup 8 and I have 3 older kids that makes a whopping 24 popsicles downed for a post breakfast snack. Kippi's two cent on the matter... That’s what happens when you sleep in mom.

Progress?
I'm stocked up on cereal and milk for next time and we are officially out of popsicles.

Confession #2
Wifely duties...Currently uninterested.

Progress?
Willing to bargain

Confession #3
I have always nursed my kids in bed at night. I am too tired to get up. this however leads to baby in bed all night at the all you can eat buffet. I have been determined to sleep #4 in his crib with very little luck.

Progress?
Last night baby started in his crib and returned there after each feeding until 6 am when I awoke in a puddle and couldn't take it.

Confession#4
I hate doing dishes and laundry. In fact sometimes we end up eating off of picnic wear and wearing the cleanest of the dirty clothes.

Progress?
Last week two loads of laundry got done start to finish each day and we only ate with picnic wear because we wanted to.

Confession#5
I love the game Mozaki blocks. Time seems to fly while playing though. I find myself playing when I should be doing other things like cooking cleaning and the like.

Progress?
I got the new high score and see number 4


Do you have any confessions you want to make? I am all ears.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

A blessing and a name



Tiernen McKai Rimmasch was blessed on Sunday August 4, 2008. It was a wonderful spiritual moment that I will cherish always. He is lucky to have a Daddy who loves him so and does such an amazing job at being in tune with the spirits of each of our children. We are so blessed to have you in our lives Little Tiernen I can't even remeber what life was like with out you. Thank you for choosing us.
Love, Mommy

Friday, August 1, 2008

Lazy days of summer

Today has been one of those great relaxing days we are just hanging it at home. I didn't even make my bed and it’s a good thing because I think it's much more cozy with the blankets all waded up to burrow under and apparently so do my kids.