Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

Last year we let you off the hook, and did not bring the kids to see you. This year, you're not so lucky. Now before we get there, there are some things that you need to know, just in case some questions arise. If you stray from the plan, you and I are going to have a small problem.

1. We do not have a chimney, so they all think that you come in the house through the vent in the stove hood. Got it?-good.
2. If I forget to leave cookies and milk, sorry, but you may have to suck it up and grab a granola bar from the pantry.
3. Elves. I dressed Dominic up as one last year, so if he freaks out when he sees them, just let him be- it's my fault and I'll take care of the therapy.
4. Ryan has learned how to umm, how shall I say this, ...fart on demand. Should this occur, I will look at you as if you did it, so play along. Do not laugh, this will only encourage more tooting.
5. Aspen like to try and rip noses off. Make sure to have band-aids on hand as I have had some minor difficulties trying to trim her nails so they may be as long as Elvira's, thus inflicting some pain on your nostril regions.

Ok, I think that covers it.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow- I think the kids ate more pumpkin pie than Drew. In fact, I don't think there was anything that they DIDN'T eat. Well, except cranberry sauce, which for some reason got forgotten about in the pantry. Which is fine, because no one eats it here anyway. It kinda just sits on a plate like a wobbly blob of burgandy glop.

Corn Mountain- In honor of Kelli who is currently freezing in Minnesota.

So Ryan- let me tell you about Pilgrims...

I bet Mommy is very thankful for bibs.

How much turkey can I shove in my mouth at one time?

I am very thankful for the sweet potatoes all over my face.

WHAT? I have NO idea how Aspen's bow got in my hand!
I will just play with the dancing reindeer while Dominic gets in trouble.

Monday, November 19, 2007

18 month pics!

The trio turned 18 months old on the 8th! I can't believe how fast time has flown by. We had their pics taken last week.
A very clear signal that picture time is OVER.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Who needs a Q-tip?

When you can just shove STRING CHEESE in your ear! That's the new game Ryan and Dominic are now playing. I had to sit and watch their every move to make sure chicken nor green beans ended up in ear canals. Apparently I missed the string cheese incident. Luckily I caught it in Dominic's ear in the playroom. Good thing it wasn't a green bean. That's all I need is a germentated bean seed in someone's ear and me waking up to the Jolly Green Giant in a crib.

"I can't believe Daddy finally talked Mommy into buying us cartoon pj's!"
(strange butt sniffing chihuahua was not included)

"Let me start practicing for my singing career"

"Nope- I'll read instead"

"What do you mean no more string cheese?"

"Now Mother- you can't possibly believe I put the cheese in my own ear"

Monday, November 05, 2007

Can I get the 100 pound bag of flour please?

I got this email from my mom with a GIANT list of cookie recipes. I think it is her way of dropping a not-so-subtle hint that I should bake for the holidays. Apparantly I should consider baking for an army by the looks of this list. I have triplets, not an NFL team. So I am spreading the wealth, and unlike the Monkey Ball cake that Lesley almost set fire to her house with- these should be pretty safe. And if not- oh well, you can race me to the grocery store for the Toll House pre-portioned chocolate chip cookies. Just be careful- I will be armed with the ready made sugar cookies in a tube.

1-2-3 Cookies 7 Layer Cookies Allie Nelson's Famous Snickerdoodle Cookies Almond Crescent Shortbread Amish Sugar Cookies Andies Candies Cookies Angel Crisps Angenets Applesauce Cookies Apricot Fold-Overs Aunt Edy's Molasses Crinkles Auntie Linda's Ginger Gems Bakeless Dream Cookies Banana Drop Cookies Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World Biscotti Biscotti Blueberry Cookies Boiled Chocolate Oatmeal Drop Cookies Bronwnies Brown Sugar Shortbread Brownie Cookies Brownie Delight Brownies Buccaneer Snowballs Buried Cherry Cookies Butter Cookies Butter Nut Balls Butterballs Butterscotch Haystacks C.O.P. Cookies Candy Cane Cookies Candy Cookies Caramel Shortbread Cheesecake Brownies Cherry Buns Cherry Crowns Cherry Winks Chewies Chewy Noels Chinese Chews/Haystacks Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Chip Meltaways Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies Chocolate Christmas Trees Chocolate Cream Cheese Squares Chocolate Crinkles Chocolate Mint Snow-Top Cookies Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (no bake) Chocolate Snowball Cookies Chocolate Streusel Bars Chocolate Sundae Cookies Chocolate Walnut Crumb Bars Choco-Scotch Crunchies Choose A Cookie Dough Recipe Christmas Crackers Christmas Crunch Bars Christmas Ginger Snaps Christmas Macaroons Christmas Mice Cookies Christmas Shaped Cookies Church Window Cookies Coconut Cookies Congo Squares Cookie in a Jar Corn Flakes Cookies Cornflake Christmas Wreaths Cowboy Cookies (oatmeal) Cream Cheese Cookies with Apricot Filling Crème De Menthe Chocolate Squares Crème Wafers Crescent Cookies Crispy Crunchies Date Nut Balls Date-nut Pinwheel Cookies Diabetic Peanut Butter Cookies Disgustingly Rich Brownies Doodles Double chocolate chip cookies Double-Chocolate Crinkles Eatmore Cookies Eggnog Cookies Elizabeth's Sugar Cookies Elves Quick Fudge Brownies Emily Dickinson's Gingerbread Cookie Recipe Emily's Best Brownies Famous Oatmeal Cookies Firemen Cookies Fluffy Shortbread Cookies Forgotten Cookies Frosted Peanut Butter Brownies Fruit Cake Cookies Fruitcake Squares Fry Pan Cookies Gems Ginger Cookies Ginger Crinkles Gingerbread Baby Gingerbread Cookies with Butter Cream Icing Gingerbread Men Gingerbread Men Ginny's Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Glory's Golden Graham Squares Glory's Sugar Cookies Gramma Chapman's chocolate coconut drops Grandma Elsie's Zimt (cinnamon) Cookies Grandma J's Butter Cookies Grandma Olson's Parkay Cookies Great Grandmothers Sugar Cookies Gum Drop Cookies Gumdrop Gems Haystack Cookies Ho-Ho Bars Holiday Cereal Snaps Holiday Chocolate Butter Cookies Holiday Raisin Walnut Bars Holly Cookies Hungarian Cookies (Little Nut Rolls) Ice Box Cookies Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies Italian Cookies Jacob's Peppermint Snowballs Jam Bars Jessica's Famous Brownies Jessie's Chocolate Chip Cookies Jubilee Jumbles Juliet's Peanut Butter Blossoms Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies Kentucky Colonels Kiefle (cream cheese cookies with jam filling) Kifflings Kiss Cookies Lacy Swedish Almond Wafers Lemon Angel Bar Cookies Lemon Bars Lemon Cake Cookies Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies Lemon Squares Linzer Tarts Log Cabin Cookies Luscious Lemon Squares M&M Cookies Magic Cookie Bars Melt in Your Mouth Cutout Sugar Cookies Melting Shortbread Meme's Cream Cheese Cookies Milk Chocolate Florentine Cookies Mincemeat Cookies Mincemeat Goodies Molasses Cookies Molasses Forest Cookies Molasses Sugar Cookies Mom Mom's Crescent Cookies Mom-Mom's Ginger Cookies Mom's Nutmeg Sugar Cookies Mom's Old Fashion "Puffy" Sugar Cookies Monster Cookies Moravian Christmas Cookies Nana's Famous Soft Southern Cookies Nitey Nite Cookies No Bake Chocolate Cookies No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies No Bake Cookies No Bake Cookies No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies No-Bake Cookies Norwegian Sugar Cookies Nut Balls Oatmeal Bars Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Nut Cookies Oatmeal Coconut Crisps Oatmeal Cookies Oatmeal Scotchies Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies Ooey Gooey Caramel Chocolate Dunk Ooey Gooey Squares Orange Slice Cookies Parking Lot Cookies Peanut Blossoms Peanut Butter Bars Peanut Butter Blossoms Peanut Butter Cereal Cookies Peanut Butter Chewies Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars Peanut Butter Cookies Peanut Butter Cookies Peanut butter fingers Peanut Butter Reindeer Peanut Butter Surprises Peanut Marshmallow Cookies Pecan Puff Cookies Peppermint Snowballs Peppernuts Persimmon Cookies Persimmon Cookies Petey's Yummy Spicy Almond Thins Pfeffernuesse Pffefferneuse Cookies Pineapple Filled Cookies Pizzelles Potato Chip Cookies Potato Flake Cookies Praline Cookies Praline Strips Pterodactyl Nests Pumpkin Bars Pumpkin Bars Pumpkin Chip Cookies Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Pumpkin Cookies Queen Biscuits Quick Cookies Raised Sugar Cookies Raisin Filled Oatmeal Bars Raspberry Meringue Bars Really Peanutty Butter Cookies Reese`s Brownies Reese's Peanut Butter Bars Rich Flavor Christmas Cookies Rich Lemon Bars Ricotta Cheese Cookies Royal Almond Christmas Bars Rudolph Cinnamon Cookies Russian Tea Cookies Russian Teacakes Samantha & Kelsey's Chocolate Chip Cookies Sand Art Brownies Santa Claus Cookie Pops Santa Claus Cookies Santa's Butterscotch Melts Santa's Shorts Santa's Special Squares Scotch Cakes Scotch Shortbread Scotcharoos Scotcheroos Seven Layer Cookies Short Bread Cookies Shortbread Skor Squares Snicker Doodle Cookies Snickerdoodles Snickerdoodles Snow Balls Sour Cream Apple Squares Sour Cream Christmas Cookies Special K Cookies Spice Cookies Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Spritz Cookies Stained Glass Window Cookies Stir & Drop Sugar Cookies Sugar Cookies Sugar Cookies Sugar Cookies Swedish Pepparkakor (Pepper Cake) Cookies Swedish Sugar Cookies Sweet Marie's Swiss Treats Taralle (Italian Cookies) Tea Time Tassies Texas Brownies The Best Shortbread in The World Thumbprint Cookies Thumbprint Cookies Toffee Squares Traditional Christmas Sugar Cookies Traditional Gingerbread Men Cookies Triple-Chocolate Chip Cookies Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies Vanilla Waffer Balls Walnut Butter Cookies Walnut Crumb Bars White Chip Chocolate Cookies Wild Oatmeal Cookies Will's Famous Apple Jack Cookies Yummy Yummy Peanut Butter Blossoms

Sunday, November 04, 2007

The Week in Review...

Otherwise known as.."Could there be anymore drama?"

1. Halloween. Literally a damned holiday. I got home from work to find out that some billing issue from my first RE ( who sucks and should be slapped for malpractice but for fears of slander I can't go into- but would love nothing more than to smear his "paid for" reputation all across town) flared up. From 2004! Oh- and the fact my insurance company at that time is out of business did not help, not able to get EOB copies 3 F'ing years later. So $1000.00 later I got to give them the big F -off. THEN, we sat in traffic for an hour to get to the District to take the kids Trick or Treating. Aptly named since the Trick was to find parking, and the only Treat I got was when I walked my rumpus over to the Cheesecake Factory for some chocolate cookie dough cheesecake because I was not waiting in 15 mile long lines for candy the kids can't eat anyway.

2. Early holiday shopping gone bad. I NEVER EVER EVER should have tried to start shopping early! Liz and I take the kids to Toys R Us. I totally do not calculate the toy to stroller space ratio and Liz ends up with a stuffed pony rocking horse on her lap and the back of my SUV looked like Santa's Sleigh. But I needed to make 1 more quick run into Baby Depot to see if they had sippy cups with straws. So Liz stays in the car with the kids and off I dash. I come back out, get in the truck, and find out the BLASTED battery is dead. I'm pretty sure that if I had been by myself I would have thrown my body on the asphalt and kicked and screamed like a lunatic. But I remained somewhat human, called Drew for a jump, and Liz walked to Arby's to hunt down some milk and mozz sticks to keep a riot from starting in the car seats. Word of advice- don't leave the radio and GPS running if the car is not fully turned on.

3. Haircuts for the kids. By a professional. With little caffeine in my system. Early in the morning. As a walk-in because their hair was starting to resemble a Chia-pet. Enough said.