Saturday, April 18, 2009

1 Laundry Basket + 1 Dad = Loads of Fun!

It is amazing what kids find to be so much fun...Dads too!

Monday, April 13, 2009


I got this in an email and I thought it was so funny! Even though my husband is a great dad and husband, he will be the first to tell you how hard it is to take care of the kids by yourself. He often tells me "I don't know how you get anything done!" You just have to appreciate how much work it is to be a mom sometimes!


Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and
3 kids each for six weeks.

Each kid will play
two sports
and either take music
or dance classes.

There is no fast food.

Each man must
take care of his 3 kids;
keep his assigned house clean,
correct all homework,
and complete science projects,
cook, do laundry,
and pay a list of 'pretend' bills
with not enough money...

In addition, each man
will have to budget in money
for groceries each week.

Each man
must remember the birthdays
of all their friends and relatives,
and send cards out
on time--no emailing.

Each man must also
take each child to a doctor's appointment,
a dentist appointment
and a haircut appointment.

He must make
one unscheduled and inconvenient
visit per child
to the Urgent Care.

He must also
make cookies or cupcakes
for a social function.

Each man will be responsible for
decorating his own assigned house,
planting flowers outside
and keeping it presentable
at all times.

The men will only
have access to television
when the kids are asleep
and all chores are done.

The men must
shave their legs,
wear makeup daily,
adorn himself with jewelry,
wear uncomfortable yet stylish shoes,
keep fingernails polished
and eyebrows groomed.

During one of the six weeks,
the men will have to endure severeabdominal cramps, back aches,
and have extreme, unexplained mood swings but never once complain or
slow down from other duties.

They must attend
weekly school meetings,
church, and find time
at least once to spend the afternoon
at the park or a similar setting.

They will need to
read a book to the kids
each night and in the morning,
feed them, dress them,
brush their teeth and
comb their hair by 7:00 am .

A test will be given at the end of the six weeks, and each father will be required to know all of the following information:
each child's birthday,
height, weight,
shoe size, clothes size
and doctor's name.
Also the child's weight at birth,
length, time of birth,
and length of labor,
each child's favorite color,
middle name,
favorite snack,
favorite song,
favorite drink,
favorite toy,
biggest fear and
what they want to be when they grow up.

The kids vote them off the island
based on performance.
The last man wins only if...
he still has enough energy
to be intimate with his spouse
at a moment's notice.

If the last man does win,
he can play the game over and over
and over again for the next 18-25 years
eventually earning the right
To be called Mother!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Happy Birthday, Bros!

Happy Birthday to Shad and Brady today! Travis and I both have brothers born on this day in 1983. They are both 26 today!

Shad is such a great guy. He is working so hard to support himself and his beautiful wife Amanda. He goes to school full time and works at Walmart Distribution Center. He is always so much fun to be around and is always making us laugh with his funny whistling, stories and overall funny sense of humor. He has a really good heart and we love him so much!

Brady is working in Healthcare Administration and can't wait to be a new dad! We know that he will be awesome. He is busy taking care of his pregnant and nauseos wife! Brady and Travis have such a great sibling relationship. Brady is always up for a golf game or just to sit around and watch UNC win the national championship! He is a really great person and we feel lucky to have him in our family!

Happy Birthday, guys!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Easter fun!

For a cute post about my kids, click here.

Today I took my girls to the mall to get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Skylar wasn't having anything to do with him so I just had Sailyr sit on his lap. I think it turned out so cute! It realy surprised me that Sailyr wasn't scared and Skylar was. Kids, they are always keeping you on your toes!
Happy Easter!