Monday, April 20, 2009


My alarm goes off each morning at 5:37 a.m. after I fit snooze a few times I roll out of bed and try to get ready before the kids wake up. I try to have the big kids at the table by 6:30 ready for breakfast. However, I never know what to feed them! So, I rely on the good ol' sugary pop tarts and sugary cereals.

I am at the point where I am reaching out to my friends for breakfast suggestions. What do you feed your kids for breakfast?

Thursday, April 2, 2009


I went shopping at the Plaza way back in 1995 or 96 with my friend Mandy (at least I think it was her, it was a long time ago. Mandy let me know if you don’t remember this.) Anyway, we thought we were big shots because we were shopping at the Plaza. We went to Saks Fifth Avenue just for the fun of it. Well, I found this black wool blazer that I thought I just HAD to have. However, it cost a whopping $99 and I just didn’t have the money. The sales lady saw me looking at it and offered to open a credit card account for me. Who couldn’t pass up that deal!! So, I opened the account and the blazer is still in my closet 13-14 years later. What an investment.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What a Day/Night

I put the kids to bed about 20 minuets ago. Claire just came into the living room, for the second time, saying (she even had her fingers up in quotes) "can Truman and I play in bed for about 20 minutes? You know, he really needs to get his energy out!" This cracked me up!!!

In all honesty I have to give them a little break. Since we have been living in this house they have had to share not only a room but also a bed. They have been great sports through the last four months. And NO I did NOT let them "get their energy out."

Kind of on the same note... Jason and Jamie had a couple look at their house for a second time on Sunday. This couple has Jason's house in their "top two." By the end of the week this couple is too make their final decision. If Jason ends up selling his house that means we would have to move before our house is done. Where would we move??? Good question.

Way off the subject, I had a horrible day at work today. Why do adults have to act like children? I could go on and on but I really don't want to waist my energy on something like this. I would rather use my energy too pick chicken out of my teeth. Can you tell I just really need to be around my real friends. I can't wait to see Abby and Mandy next week!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Look At Me, I'm Klein P

Can you believe it, I’m six months now! I sit up really good on my own and boy do I love that baby food - and my mommy’s milk of course. Claire and Truman are so much fun to play with however, Mr. Lion is my favorite toy to play with. I just love to eat him up!!

Mom and dad are signing papers for our lot today so we can start building our new house. Who would have thought they would build a new house just because I came into the world. I must be royalty. Anyway, dad says they are going to knock down some trees on the lot today and start digging a hole in the ground on Monday. I wonder what the hole is for?

Have a great weekend you all. I am going to help my dad cut up the trees and take them to grandma and grandpa’s house so we can build a fire in the barn next winter.


Monday, March 9, 2009

Klein Met Truman!

Klein met Truman the Tiger for the first time at the MU Cat Classic gymnastics tournament. There was so much action that the entire gang stayed focused on the activities. After the tournament we stayed the night at the Stoney Creek Inn hotel in Columbia. The big kids had a blast in the indoor/outdoor pool. Klein and I stayed in our room by the fireplace while Patrick swam with the big kids.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Klein had cereal for the first time last night. He LOVED it! He was helping me put the spoon in his mouth. If you didn’t know any better you would think that he had been eating that stuff for months!

My picture won't download. I will keep working on it.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Our Weekend in Columbia

We spent Saturday at the Columbia Mall looking for some good end of the season bargains. Wow, we saw a lot of people there we know. It’s funny because I go to the Jefferson City Mall all the time and never see anyone I know. I guess JC is not the popular place to hang out.

After our adventure at the mall we stayed the night at a new hotel by the college campus. The kids were so excited! All they wanted to do was swim in the indoor pool. Why spend thousands of dollars at Disney World when they are just as happy in a hotel swimming pool 30 miles up the road???

Monday, January 12, 2009

My Baby

He is such a good little guy!!

16 weeks.