Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween


Chuy only has one shoe on.

Why I Quit Major League Baseball

Just because something is a dream for some does not mean it is a dream for all.

Adrian Cardenas talks about retiring from baseball at 24.

It's good that he did.  He is a good writer.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

You have no idea what you would do if you were poor until you are poor.

This post I find interesting.  Because sometimes, I think people like to judge poor people because we all realize we are one bad health scare from it.

My Baby

She put this hat on herself.



They opened a Krispy Kreme near me.  Do you hear that sound?  It is my pancreas working overtime.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Before Bed


Vegetable Vandalism

Someone ran over a part of my squash patch.

Yes those squashes were being mouthy racist assholes AND THEY DESERVED TO BE RUN OVER..

Monday, October 28, 2013

Nightly Cuddle Fest


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Little Princess


Outside Play


Chuy gets so dirty being outside!

Saturday, October 26, 2013


We had dinner out with E and her son S.

No pictures but it has been chilly of late and tofu house hit the spot.

Friday, October 25, 2013


When I was driving kidlet home from school, I saw a vulture eating a squirrel carcass in the middle of the road.  When I stopped to look at it, it opened up its wings to scare me off.  Chuy thought it HILARIOUS.

I told yohboh of this Mutual of Omaha moment and he told me it was a turkey vulture.

I live a mile from a major expressway.

Kids at Play


Thursday, October 24, 2013

My Kids Favorite Video



These are my kids playing with placemats.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Yan Yan

I let the kids have Yan Yan for a snack.


It was very popular.


This is from the Departed.

Marriage is an important part of getting ahead. It lets people know you're not a homo. A married guy seems more stable. People see the ring, they think 'at least somebody can stand the son of a bitch.' Ladies see the ring, they know immediately that you must have some cash, and your cock must work.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Loose Teeth


Kidlet's top two teeth are loose.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

His Girls


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

My Girls Relaxing


The phone rang really late last night and we were all dragging.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dress up Time


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Be the Burro

I have the utmost respect for teachers.

This concept seems to be out of place in this day and age.

In other countries, being a teacher is considered a calling.  Teaching is treated with the same level of respect as doctors and engineers.   Teaching children to read, write and do arithmetic is a big deal.

Kidlet's school ranks very poorly on the Great Schools website and I do not care.  Her teachers for Kindergarten as well as first grade are enthusiastic and inventive.  I am frustrated by the fact that none of my neighbors send their children to the local school because of the crappy test scores and the low ratings of Great Schools.  Truthfully, they do not want their children associating with poor people.   Because being poor is a communicable state.  You might CATCH poor.

I realize that a lot of the kids there do not have the resources kidlet has.  So I send snacks and notebooks and erasers.  I think that donating to six year olds learning is the most effective use of my couponing/bargainista skills.  And if sending a snack helps then I will do it.

This article made me realize that children thrive when they are given a chance.  

And kudos to all the teachers out there.  You make a difference.  You change lives.

Messy Hair


Cookie Clicker

Has anyone played cookie clicker?

Why do I find it so enjoyable?

I am such a weirdo.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My Dog Has Fleas

My Dog has Fleas
And she slept on my side of the bed
And I have 70+ flea bites
I am in a twitchy itchy AGONY

Yohboh has NONE.


Bath Time


Monday, October 14, 2013

Drawing Pictures

Two year olds have a special power where they can make their hands and arms completely purple from her big sister's markers.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Enjoying Fall

Yohboh wanted to go do the apple picking thing.  I was against it, mainly because Chuy is at a difficult age which involves a lot of crying.

Two year olds can be tyrants.

I relented and agreed to go.  I am glad we did but Chuy had a major boo boo on her lip.


Walk Like an Egyptian


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013


No pictures today.

Kids wear mama out!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Bathrobe Crew


Big Girl

Chuy went to the doctor for her two year check up.  I think she will be smaller than kidlet.  She is 26 pounds and 2 feet 10 inches tall.


But you know what, she is tough!  She got two shots and did not even cry. Kidlet still cries thinking about shots.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Oriental Trading


Chuy loves the Oriental Trading catalog.   She will happily flip through it for half an hour.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Doing Homework and pretending to do homework.


Big Day

This little person slept until 10:00 AM!



Warm chocolate chip cookies all around.

Monday, October 07, 2013



Sunday, October 06, 2013


The other day, Chuy was taking a nap and Kidlet drew an elaborate, colorful picture.  When Chuy awoke, Kidlet showed it to her.

Chuy said, "Oooh!  Beautiful!"

Sisterly Devotion



Saturday, October 05, 2013



Kidlet tickles Chuy

Friday, October 04, 2013

Messy Face


TWO year old messy face

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Two Years Old

Chuy turns two today.  Here is kidlet at two.




She got two birthday balloons, which she will not share.


Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Helping with Homework


Chuy really does not help with homework.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Practicing Good Dental Hygiene


Flossing is no joke.  Only floss the teeth you want to keep.