Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sleepy time...

Oh how I wish there was more sleepy time in a day...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

We Will Not Forget

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I am making my stand...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Oh My Gosh...

I am so behind on my blogging. I didn't realize it was close to a month since I last posted. And this one will have to be short due to non-listening kids. But I just wanted to post a few pictures of Kincaid's first day of Kindergarten...

Kincaid didn't want to go to bed at a normal-school time. He learned real quick just how tired he could be and just how annoying mom could be with her camera and flash.

Kincaid wanted a goofy school picture...this was the best one. So here is Kinciad's first day of school--goofy style!

And here is the picture I wanted--Kincaid's first day of school--normal style. And there is Corrine--wishing she could join her big brother at school.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cafe Mom Etsy

You have got to check out this post on how to make basic Bath Bombs...I can not wait to make these for my kids!!!

I found it on my Etsy team blog--Cafe Mom Etsy Mom...ya rock...ya know that!!! Click on the picture to check out other fantastic stuff!!!
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The Day I Get Alot Done...yea right...

So I was thinking to myself... is the day I get alot done...i will play outside with my alot of laundry...finally catch up on dishes...clean the whole house...vaccuum...clean the e-mail...
...yea right...what was I thinking...i have been on the computer for almost 2 hours now and all i have done is do this blog post, check 15 messages, write 1 e-mail...and now i have to go due to the non-stop screaming of my two oldest
man-o-man...the job of a mother is never if i can only find time to finish some die-cuts for my etsy store...dang it!!!

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Monday, July 21, 2008

This is why you HAVE to love your kids...

I was blog hopping and I found this and I was so glad I wasn't the only one...

Baby Mourning Doves...

I have been meaning to post these pictures for a couple of weeks now and here they are.

We had some mourning doves make a home on top of one of our gutters. The 2 baby doves became too big for the nest so they decided to hang out on the lattace right outside our kitchen window. They were there for about 5 days.

Kincaid and Corrine just loved it. The would stand there and watch these doves for hours. They also got to see the mommy dove feed the babies. Kind of yucky, but cool for them to learn. We bought worms and put them out for the mommy. It was just so cool I had to share it.

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Bubble day--Grandparent's Style

So my parents dropped on in last Sunday...almost like it was some important day (Happy Anniversery!) and they brought bubbles. So I thought I would share some of the bubble fun and madness...

Kincaid found the fun of blowing bubbles into the screen and making it all soapy...yea...thanks for the kiddo...

Corrine jus loved the bubble pipes...thankfully my parents brought about a million of them...I am still finding them all over the house...

Here is Liam enjoying all the bubble fun...yea...he is laid back like that...

Connor was hard to chase down with the camera so here is a slightly older picture of him but you get the idea...always busy and on the fun with this kid!

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Etsy, Baby, Etsy

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Friday, June 20, 2008

The Sickies Give Me Such Great Ideas...

So our little lady is sick with the pukies. We are going on the second day and she is finally able to keep down water and medicine. She is still running a fever but it is getting lower. It should really get better since I can finally get medicine in her.

One of our twins are sick also...with the poopies...his little butt is so red...i feel so bad. Between the puckies and the poopies I was pretty busy yesterday just trying to "catch" it all so it didn't get in my carpet. Needless to say I was also doing laundry all day trying to keep all my "catchers" clean as well. I was not able to keep up. All of our towels, wash clothes, blankets, some sheets are messed up know.

But, for some reason, during all this, I came up with funny idea for a journaling spot for a scrapbook. I am not sure where it came from but I was able to whip up some during the hour all the sickies slept.

But I hear the twins are up so I should check his bottom. Keep your fingers crossed for no poop.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My Kangaroo has some out of this world stuff...

I have become a big fan of the shopping/selling site Etsy. It is all homemade goods---it has everything you could ever want to buy. I found My Kangaroo ( or is it she found me) and she has the coolest thing...

I think these are SO cool looking! I am so buying some for my son's birthday in September. She has educational stuff also. Great stuff! You can even get some customized crayons or educational stuff too. That would be so cool to make custom flash cards for your kids.

Anyway, check her store and all of Etsy out. You will be hooked on homemade.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I hate poop...

so naptime was over for my twins and i walked into the room and my one son---lets call him connor---was COVERED with poop...and the crib...poop...and his blanket...poop...and the poop...on everything and the floor

but luckily his diaper was empty laying on the floor

i really hate poop.

i took pictures but they are gross...yea...full of poop

Monday, June 9, 2008

Grand Opening of my new Etsy shop

Welcome to the Grand Opening of my new Etsy shop. It can be found at It has all sorts of die cuts, scrapbooking embellishments, pretty paper goodies, and more. I hope you like what you see and come back often to see what is new!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Pre-school graduation and all that jazz...

I am always behind on posting updates about my family but better late than never.

Kincaid graduated pre-school last month. Here are some of the pictures for those few family members that love him to pieces...
The march---where is my mom?

Mom...where are you?!

Here is some tricky dancing...
More of that dancing and some singing... I love is already hanging up on my living room wall...
My teacher and me...

Pre-school room decor...

I don't know what this is but I love it!

Painting inside the room...

He is now driving me nuts...yea...I said it. He is so bored. I wish more kids lived closer to us. But most of the kids now-a-days go to daycare. I am the only stay at home mom I know. But I like it that way.

Friday, May 30, 2008

It wouldn't be called work if it wasn't work...

SSSSSSSSSSSSooooooooooo...I had to quit my job---some dumbass came to work drunk and decided it was a good idea to say some really yucky and bordering on harrassing things to me...yea...I didn't think it was a good idea either. So now I have to find another part time job.

So with no job, I have no scrapbooking-cricut-papercrafting budget---gosh dang him to heck...yea...I said it. So next week it is off to a local temp. agency to hopefully find something part time. But in the mean time there is something stuck in my head that I just can get out...

Cricut...well yes...but Cricut doesn't invade my dreams

Crafting...well yes again...but that is just a hobby.

Esty and the homemade revolution

OH MY GOD...I found out about Esty late last year but didn't really give it another thought because I was too caught up in blogging and writing for all my blogs. But now that I am kind of out of that and actually getting into my hobbies again (and have the money to fund them once I am working again)...holy cow. I am in love. People make the coolest things...

like this

and this

and this

check this out

love this

want to buy this

and this

and this

ok...this is the last thing more!

And I have an idea for a shop. And here in small town Iowa...I think they need something like this...well...small town Iowa needs all the help it can get. But I mustn't rush anything like I tend to do. I must research, and research some more, and get an inventory up so I actually have something to sell once I start selling. But I can't get it out of my head. My idea invaded my dreams. I don't remember exactly what happened but it involved Etsy and all her homemade goodness.

And besides, if you talk with my man, he will tell you I was to have a home business of my own but have more schemes than a business of my own. Hopefully this will happen and work out!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Stimulus Payment Update...


Mommy Monday Update

So I have been really bad on my blogging since the whole My-Gall-Bladder-and Liver-and Kidneys-Hate-Me health issue. But I have been trying to do better...and to narrow down the hobbies (addictions) I am going to have. And even that has been next to nothing since I got my evening (very very late evening) part time job.

But I am going to do my best to do updates on my family every monday. So here goes...

Kincaid and the horrible hair cut I gave him for picture day---yea---this haircut is saved forever.

Corrine for V-day---late I know but look how cute she is!

Connor lovin' the camera!

Liam lovin' the camera!

This is our volcano weekend project. We still have the volcano and use it alot!

This is short and sweet but I had to start somewhere. I hope to be back soon...maybe even visit some old bloggy friends!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

I just can't help it...I think it is an addiction...

I think I can't help but to go too much...

so i have the 4 kids and the hubby...

there is always never-ending housework...

now i have a part-time job (cause we are trying to buy the house we live in and need all the money we can get)

but don't for get the scrapbooking/papercrafting hobby I have wanted to get into for years and now have the little extra money to do so

but now with food prices ( and i think the older you get the more you just have to have one or more of these)...i am starting a veggie garden...kind of a big one. We have a double lot in the little town we live in and there is already a large patch of earth fenced off for just a veggie garden.

So let us review--me and my family




part-time job


scrapbooking hobbies


new veggie garden


yea...and have i even touched my blogging/lurking in blogs addiction...i don't know...what do you think? you have to stop talking/blogging with me so I can go and get some sleep...but before I go you just have to check out this gardening blog I have spent over 3 hours on tonite

Tiny Farm Blog
I am lovin' it!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Where are you, beloved stimulus package?

I don't mean to sound like a greedy lady, but George (who know which one) said me and my family would have our beloved one time payment today. So...where is it? I kinda need gas and food--even though that is not what is was meant for.

What about you? Have you gotten yours yet? Am I the only one wondering and waiting today?

Monday, April 21, 2008

I am so excited...

I am getting more into scrapbooking--it helps that we have extra money for my and garrett's hobbies-- but for our 8 year anniversery...i know...8 years...but anyway...he got me a cricut expression machine...and in case you don't know what a cricut machine is and the wonders it can do...

Click here to find out how awesome it is!!!

My job is going good. The late hours kind of suck...but what can ya do! At least I am getting out of the house!

One thing we all love is netflix. If any of you have not tried should. We finally gave into the netflix lifestyle and we love it. Right now we are getting 5 movies at a time for $30 a month. We mail our movies back on monday and have 5 new movies for the weekend...we love it...and it saves us so much money cause we were spending $100 or more a month to buy moves we only watched a few times. And this way we can see the movie first and then decide whether or not to buy it...we just HAD to buy the Ant Bully...our kids just loved it...but you have to go check it out!!! (and i am not getting paid for this plug...but i should...we just think it is just that awesome!)

The main network I frequent is Facebook. I hope to see ya there.

But I must go now and change some diapers.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Look What I Can Do

Well, I didn't do it...Goofy Girl did...and Goji Juice girl...GO GOJI JUICE! But check out my new look. Now I have to come and post regularly. But now that my new look is officially here, I think I must update those few people (thanks) who still check here sometimes:

So our computer is still possessed by some gremlin. Sometimes it is a virus...sometimes it is a bad hard drive...sometimes it is our twins wondering what that pretty POWER ON button is all about...but regardless...we need a new computer. So on to the next piece of news...

I got a part time job. Nothing too fancy...especially in small town Iowa...I am working at the Spencer Daily Reporter late evenings. I have a very important job...i put the inserts in the paper...Glam-or-ous! But the hours work so I can still get some sleep and have no daycare. And it is 20-25 hours so I can make extra money so we can buy stuff we want...not stuff we my new hobby I have been meaning to take up for a few years now...

SCRAPBOOKING--I have been wanting to do this for years. Now I have finally stopped the procrastination. I have the albums...have the glue...FINALLY developed my pictures of when my 5 year old was an infant...have the pretty paper...have the extra money to fund the I am off. Now if I could just figure out the digital scrapbooking--anybody got any suggestions on how/where to go to learn that?!

We got our Land Rover fixed. And we bought a fuel-awesome car over the winter. So now my hubby can start the hobby he has wanted to start for some time---Decking out his landrover to go off roading. is only alittle bit more than my hobby (GULP) but our Land Rover is 4X4 truck on the planet! Or so I have been told.

But there it is...The past few months in a nutshell. So what if the making money with blogging fell through so far. I have met some fantastic people/bloggers/mothers/fathers/shewhobloggers/fun mondayers/kids registry-ers/momisoders/ningers/lil mousers/and anyone inbetween-ers. Now that my health is better and I am at least making $$$ somehow with no daycare, I can just blog...for the sake (addiction) of blogging.

here is a funny picture
Dream Blanket

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

I am still here!

I am working on getting a new look for my blog so hold in there...well...and fitting my blogging and my kids and my hubby and my scrapbooking and my errands and my wonderful spring weather and all that jazz into my day...oh but it is just awesome here in small town iowa...50 and melty and awesome! So I must go and enjoy the day before it snows tomorrow...i know...whatever right?!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I am back, baby!

Hello again everyone! I am so sorry I just disappeared like that. I had some personal health problems I had to take care of. Then, our computer decided to do a slow death. So we had to start replacing parts and wiping hard drives.

Yes, I am in blog mourning for all of my blogging stuff I lost in the wiping of our computer.

But I am long as we can stay ahead of our breaking computer. I do, however, have to re-evaluate my problogging, my number of blogs, and all that jazz. The burning the candle at both ends probably didn't help my health any either. But I just wanted to let everyone (if there are any readers left) know I am back but some things are changing. But just keep coming back!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday is like Saturday and Saturday is like Sunday

Being a SAHM but WAHM too sometimes makes me feel like the days just roll into another.
When I was a working mom out of the house(FYI - I am working my tail off more now than ever). I use to count the hrs down until it was friday. I knew the weekends were going to be filled with my kids and I cherished the thought.

Two years later and one more child.....

I forget the day of the week I am in
I forget the date
I am just going, going, going and going. I am on the run. Chasing my little beauty and my little prince.

I am I need to do the laundry again?.
I am thinking....what's for dinner?
I am thinking....geez this place is a mess...AGAIN!
I am thinking....what did I come in the kitchen for?
I am thinking....does she have a ditry diaper again?
I am thinking....Is it time to pick up my son from preschool already?
I am thinking....GEEZ...I would love to go to go see two movies in a row.
I am thinking....GEEZ...I would love a vacation.
I am thinking....GEEZ...I wish I had a babysitter twice a week.
I am thinking....GEEZ...Get up and go to the gym!!
I am thinking....GEEZ..I am tired
I am have to be a little more like Cathi Collins and be a networking machine to get popping!!

I am thinking....WHY ARE YOU THINKING SO MUCH!!!
Lastly...I am thinking....GEEZ....I LOVE MY KIDS because they get me thinking...

Monday, January 21, 2008

Two years ago today

Today marks two years since my mother - in - law passed away.

Maybe this is a little bit of what blogging is all about. A little journal...except it is for everyone's eyes.

My mother -in- law was a very spiritual, unique, warm, loving and fearless person. She was 100% Native Amercian Indian. She was a strong woman. She raised my husband, her son all by herself. He is an only child. She did the best job she could. She raised a warm loving man.
We miss her tons and I am sure she misses us. She was a personal shopper for FAO Schwartz and Toys R Us in Manhattan. So for me, it sometimes amazes me that I am in the kid business. I enjoy making children smile. I always think "Dena would have loved Mykidsregistry". She would have been my biggest fan and my biggest recruiter. She was dynamic sales person. She was infectious. She use to shop for tons of celebrities. She loved that world. She was once a back up dancer for James Brown...back in the 60's.

Before my son was even born she was shopping for special momentos and some quite big momentos. When I was pregnant I had a little mini baby shower all to myself with my husband. At the time it was so overwhelming. I was always thinking about her and wanting her to save her money for later in life. She was a spender. She was buying boy things, girl things etc..
She was able to spend some time with her grandson but not enough. She just loved him so much. Her son the prince was replaced with a younger model. :)
We found out we were pregnant with our daughter the night we held funeral services.
It was a tragic passing. She was hit by a hit and run driver.
Today, I am so glad she was a spender. I am still pulling things out from the attic. My daughter's room is filled with memories from grandma in heaven. My son too - he is very aware of who grandma in heaven is....

I share this story with MKR members as a little reminder to appreciate the ones you love everyday and make the most out of creating memories


So we are at the first anniversery of fun monday and it comes back where it started.
Catching Light wants to see our front door and our first blog goes...
Here is my front door...snow, snow, and more snow...but sometimes we have ice.
And here is my very first blog post ever!
"I thought I would introduce myself. I am Kerith. I am 31...I think. I have 4 kids and a great hubby. I decided to start a blog because I think it is too hard to find kid friendly stuff on the internet or there is SSSOOO much you don't even know where to start. I was looking and searching and up late nites just looking for new stuff for my kids or new sites for them to check out or kid friendly stuff for me. As you know...when you are a mother...your interests seem to meld into your kids and what they can do or see or get at or get into. So bear with me as I post the stuff I find that I think is great for kids and families in general. I will hopefully organize it in a way that you like. I thought it would be great if it was all in one spot...then I got a great idea...why don't I just do that and then other will eventually find me and this family friendly blog...well...thanks for listening and come back ya'all.
As an update to this-I am going to be getting my own, official domains--2 of for mom and fun stuff ( and one concerning my becoming an aspiring problogger ( They are not up yet but I have come along way for not really knowing what to blog about but I just knew I had to be a part of it!
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Friday, January 18, 2008

fraud, ladder flying friday

Don't think I am crazy but every once in a while I check out I enjoy astrological readings and usually absorb it all in fun...

This morning I get a call from one of my credit cards saying that there has been some unusual spending. I am thinking to myself "Well...I know it's not me because I am on complete lockdown!" NO SPENDING! I was somehow in Baltimore yesterday and went crazy at Staples, then I bought some groceries, but not just some groceries but enough for a party. The charges went on. I was asked "Are you sure you these aren't your charges ?" OF COURSE!!!!! From the Bronx to Baltimore....UH NO!!! NOT ME!

Then, take my Prince to preschool. He has not been so excited to go to preschool lately. A little girl either has a crush or just a little angry. She hits him. On the way to school he mentions her name and says "I don't like girls". I say "that's fine but no one is allowed to hit you and I will speak to the teacher".

As we are standing in the door it seemed like MAYHEM in the class. Kids were play fighting and no one was paying attention. One kid is throwing a toy wooden ladder in class..BOOM....clocks my son in the head.

Me: B is not enjoying coming to school anymore

Teacher: Is he alright?

ME: I think he would be alright if he didn't worry about girl hitting him, and where is the supervision to these kids in the morning??? They are out of control.

Teacher: Yes, I have to get back in there

My son: BLAHHHHHH BLAHHHHH so and so just hit me.

Me: Come on let's go home....(I turn to the teacher) he should not be getting hit at all and he may be better at home today.

My son: No I wan to stay....BLAHHHHH BLAHHHHH

Me: O.K...

Teacher: He'll be fine...I will watch him closely and keep so and so away from him.

It's movie day today and we are going to have popcorn. Everyone in the school sits in the auditorium and we watch movie.

Me: Not a fan of watching movies in school, he could do that at home. He has a hunger for learning letters and numbers. He needs to be a little more challenged. (They were going to watch Dora). They do this once a year - so I am told.

I left the school with some discomfort....Picked him up and he seemed to be fine, no bruises and no tears. They changed the movie to a more educational one.

Will pick up the conversation with the teacher another day.

O.k. so back to my - it said I was going to experience fraud and that someone was going to try and steal my identity. Said a bunch of other stuff and drawing a blank. The Preshcool convo was just a venting side bar::))


Thursday, January 17, 2008


My guest poster runs the My Kids Registry network.

If you have not checked it out...go and check it out already...and join...and look me up--cathicollins!
Anyway--the Kids Registry hit 100 members this past week. Congrats to her and I hope more people get on this network. It is such a fantastic idea!