By Moriah on August 31st, 2010

Arianna decided she can crawl. She didn’t even do that rocking thing babies often do – she just all of the sudden took off across my sisters’ living room Sunday, and that was that. (Same day she got another tooth — what does she think, she’s going off to college tomorrow?)

Madeline likewise took off riding her bike without the training wheels. And it was the same sort of way, as if she’d been doing it forever. (I guess we should have taken them off earlier.) Funny thing, Drew was the one that went to the shed and got Andy’s tools out and took her training wheels off all by himself.



By Moriah on August 30th, 2010

(Remember that goose in Charlotte’s Web?)

Yes, a weekend full o’ family – minus my dad, sadly. My mom has been helping get my sisters settled in their new apartment and it is super cute. We all had pizza over there last night and my kids ran wild. They discovered sliding down the carpeted steps on their bellies, head first. (We don’t have stairs, maybe that’s a good thing.)

It was also the second meal of the DAY we ate with my brother and SIL. Which is just crazy since we haven’t seen them in, literally, months. (And we live in the same town! Can you say busy?!) We had hosted everyone for lunch here, after church. My mom cooked, always a treat.

This is the last week of summer break for my kids, perfect that Grandmommy is here to help fill it with fun. And I hardly know what to do with myself now that the sale stuff is done! (Take a long nap??)

Here’s to Monday, friends.

If I seem a little crazy

By Moriah on August 28th, 2010

This was my living room this past week:

fall sale

And, you can’t tell, but behind the coffee table is a laundry basket – the clothes are stacked up all the way from the floor right there next to the couch.  I dropped off 295 items today, tagged and ready for the sale.





Fun Mom Friday!

By Moriah on August 27th, 2010

My kids have had a very fun week, but no thanks to me since I’ve been sick or working on this sale. It’s been fun because Grandmommy is here! They’ve gone shopping, out for ice cream, to the playground, gone on long bike rides and walks, played with the hose, got a new bike “pumper” and other small treats, and today she’s planning on making cookies with them. It’s like vacation!

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Ah, summer

By Moriah on August 26th, 2010


My kids call this playing “hosing.” I rarely let them do it but Andy was off yesterday and gave them the green light. (Yeah, as long as you’re still around to pick up the pieces, Mr. Daddy.)


(Alternate Title: Brothers.)

You Capture: Get Outside!


By Moriah on August 25th, 2010

So I’ve definitely been fighting something. It’s pretty miserable being the one responsible for a bunch of kids when you’re not feeling great. I couldn’t sleep, either, which just adds insult to injury. I’m much better today, though, since I did get more sleep last night. (Funny how those little things can add up to so much.)

Oh Tuesday, here you are again

By Moriah on August 24th, 2010

I went out with some girlfriends last night for pizza and Eat Pray Love. I knew nothing whatsoever about the movie or the book beforehand and… it was a little tedious. One of those movies that tries to be really philosophical but fails miserably. But, still fun to go out with the girls!

It was also the longest stretch I’d left Arianna but she did fine with the babyfood and my mom rubbing her back and singing to get her to drift off to sleep. So cute.

Alright. I spent the entire day yesterday laying low, feeling like I was fighting something off. My throat is a teensy bit raw but I have GOT to get moving on this sale, especially while my kids are playing quietly and nicely with the dollhouse. Cheers!

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By Moriah on August 23rd, 2010

Whoa nellie, we had quite the weekend. Our local playground was the location for a church-sponsored fundraiser kiddie fair on Saturday morning, which my kids obviously thought was the coolest thing ever. We had no idea – some friends just called to say they were there and (for us) it was a total surprise.

Although, the music should have clued us in. Anyway, Andy took the kids down, fresh out of bed. Only he can pull off wild bedhair, a wifebeater with basketball shorts, flip-flops and a cup of coffee in hand. At the park.

The kids “won” at several different games, prized with (gently used) stuffed animals. [Which may or may not disappear sometime in the near(ish) future.] All very exciting. And then we packed up, made a picnic lunch, and went swimming. Arianna and I haven’t been in a few weeks, so that was fun.

Yesterday after church we played the “lets-see-how-many-kids-we-can-cram-into-one-house” game and ate lunch with two other families. Good friends, good times. We made it home in time to clean up a little bit before GRANDMOMMY CAME! Always an Event around these parts.

She’ll be in town for a couple of weeks so there’s been much rejoicing. The fall children’s consignment sale drop-off starts Thursday, so you can guess what I’ll be doing this week. (Too bad my attic is about 1,000 degrees.)

And these are just because, taken this morning fresh out of the bath:



(Of course, she spit up five minutes later and had to be changed. Life.)

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