Tuesday, July 28, 2009


i hate toys. whew, i feel better now that that's out in the open. i think toys are ugly, and dumb. i love my toy room but i hate cleaning it. when i start to go through it i realize how spoiled my kids are and how much we have that we really don't need. if we just had pots and pans in the toy room...that's what they would play with. if we had cardboard boxes...that's what they would play with. but for now the room is filled with dolls, and castles, and puzzles, and a whole bunch of stuff we don't need. i don't feel like any of what we have inspires creativity!!

every three months or so i go through everything and get rid of stuff the kids don't play with. usually it is about 4 huge trash bags full that we pack in the back of the car and head to the mission with. sometimes i imagine how full our house would be if i NEVER got rid of anything we have. ugh....

i know this post is kind of boring but i happen to be sitting in a spot where i can see directly into the toyroom that needs desperately to be cleaned....here we go again....

Friday, July 17, 2009

missed moments

i tend to rush out of the house when i decide i need to do something. when i have a mission it's go go go until it's done. yesterday i was trying to get lucy dressed and rushing her along. finally it dawned on me, we had nowhere we HAD to be and nothing we HAD to do. i waited patiently for her to finish putting her jessie doll to bed. it had to be one of the cutest things i've ever witnessed. she was such a good mommy to her jessie doll, speaking softly and telling her she was a good girl. it was too cute for words.

it did make me wonder though. how many of these moments have passed me by because i was rushing to get to the next thing?

note to self: live life in the moment and don't worry about what's coming next.

Friday, July 10, 2009

fluffy the wonder pet

daisy could not have been more excited at her surprise birthday party when she received a hamster from our neighbors. it is the gift she wanted most of all and one that a parent just can't (in their right mind) pull the trigger on. daisy is actually at the perfect age for a pet like this. for the little attention that it requires she is happy to deliver it.

for a couple of weeks now daisy has been bugging us to create a maze that fluffy can find her way through. we've been putting it off and putting it off and finally yesterday we found the perfect box. actually, it landed on our doorstep (complete with my hot rollers i had ordered.) we went down to the basement and searched through our load of craft supplies and found just what we needed. with a little tape and some imagination we made a maze for this little creature.

i had the best time spending time with daisy imagining and creating together. what surprised me the most? how excited i was when fluffy made it to the end of the maze!!