Monday, July 12, 2010


So, as being a mother of all boys, I have had MANY "memories" of various instances that have flooded my mind throughout the years.  Hayden with his "treasure hunting" incident, Landon with his random sayings at the most inopportune moment, and who can forget Carson's slippin' slidin' escapade in his own poop.  I know I say this everytime I have a new story about the boys but it's like every story seems to top the one before.

The following story should only be for fathers to handle, not mothers.

So the other night as I'm giving Landon his bath I go to the linen closet to get his towel and as I'm walking back into the bathroom I notice he is on the verge of tears.  As I get closer I notice that his "manhood" is saluting me and he's trying to hide it.  I of course NEVER bring that to attention unless they do and only then do I make a comment to try and distract away from the situation.  So I never said a word about it but couldn't help but ask him why he was so upset.  "It won't go back down" he says in a semi-scared little voice.  "Just leave it alone", I said as I was trying to dry him off.  "But it won't go down mama, I keep mashing it and it just keep standing up, is it gonna break?" 

EEEEEEEKKKKKKK! What do you say to that?

So instead of trying to figure out what to tell him I said the only thing I knew to say....."Go ask your father"

he he he he he : )

So it's then that I realize how VERY different men and women / fathers and mothers are.  Landon goes to ask his daddy what to do in this horrific situation and you know what he says?

"Stop playing with it and it'll go back down"

Really?  That's all you have to say?  And you know what?  Landon was perfectly fine with that answer and went on about his night like nothing ever happened.


I need an ALL GIRLS weekend getaway, anybody up for it?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Dear Disney Pixar/Writers of Toy Story 3:

What the crap?!!!!!!  Don't get me wrong I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED the movie.  There were many times where I was laughing out loud and the story line was perfect but could you please warn a sister that she was gonna need a kleenex! 

Thank You,
from a mom who's realized her children are growing up WAY too fast.

I just can't seem to keep up...

This blog is beginning to get the best of me.  I mean I would love to sit down everynight and post about the day's events but let's face it, with 3 boys running around like monkey's on speed, it ain't gonna happen.  A lot has happened since my last post, SEC Baseball tournament, Landon's 4th birthday, and your typical boy adventures.  Let's start off with the SEC baseball tournament shall we...

Several weeks ago the boys got to go watch Alabama play in the SEC tournament and they loved it! 

Former Cullman Bearcat Josh Rutledge, Eugene and Hayden are becoming somewhat of a stalker when it comes to this guy, seriously.

Gotta love 'em

A few shots from Landon's pool party birthday.  It was absolutely the most perfect day to hang out at the pool, grill some burgers and hotdogs, and eat cake : )

The birthday boy!  I promise that's not a booger hanging from his nose, it's a scab from being punched in the nose by a 7 year ol boy at the ball park (long story, don't get me started, let's just say "mama took care of business")


Carson and Aunt Ashley acting a fool

What's pool party without a dinosaur cake?

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful gifts!

These next photos leave me speechless, really.

I know what you're thinking "Why are you letting him play in his clothes?" Well to be honest I wasn't outside when all this started to occur, it was their daddy watching them, does that explaing things?  Mmm hmm I thought so.  It's amazing what a little spray and wash and oxyclean can do ; )

A face only a mother could love.

I cannot begin to explain the smell that reeked from their little bodies when they were through playing.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Boys are SO gross!!!

As I sit here typing this post there are many thoughts running through my head.  Thoughts about how disgusting little boys can be, all the future disgusting moments I am sure to face throughout the coming years and my poor daughters-in-law (please note I apologize YEARS in advance for what my sweet little boys will do as your husband).

We all know that boys stink, that's a given.  It doesn't matter if you've just given them a bath and got them to smelling the best that they can possibly smell.  Give them 5 minutes outside and they'll come in smelling like they haven't bathed in a week.  What's up with that?

I have had many "gross" stories over the past 6 1/2 years, poop running out the diaper of Carson while playing in his exersaucer and he's slippin' and slidin' across the bottom and got is squished between his toes, Landon throwing up in the bathtub, TWICE in one day, Hayden pulling severed worms from his pocket and asking me to kiss it.  The list goes on and on but this particular incident make have taken the cake...

Monday when I came home I did my usual routine of straightening up the house from the "tornado" that comes through everyday about 4:00.  I got to the boys bathroom and noticed the hand towels were just thrown on the towel rack and not neatly folded like they normally are.  At first I was pleased because they had obviously washed their dirty little hands and dried them off.  I grabbed one towel to fold it and started to hang it back up when I noticed there was something smeared all over it.  The closer I got to inspect it I noticed what it was, the smell hit me instantly as I leaned in for a closer look.  Yep, you guessed it, it was poop!

I immediately called in the suspects to interrogate and as soon as Landon saw me holding the towel in my hand he yelled "But mama I couldn't help it!"  Apparently what had happened was he went to use the restroom and ran out of tissue and decided to grab the closest thing he could find instead of asking Me-Maw to bring him some more tissue.  Whatever!  I just wished he would have put it in the hamper like he normally does with his dirty clothes.

Luckily I caught it in time because Eugene always shaves in the boys bathroom and grabs the hand towel to dry off his face.  I can just see him coming out of the bathroom with poop all over his face.  BLAH!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Wow! I've been MIA!

So I'm checking up on some favorite blogs and realize that it's been a while since I've posted anything and I see the last post I made and it's been over 2 months ago!  It will be impossible to catch up on everything that has happened in the last two months so I'm just gonna give you a quick run down....

I started a new job on March 22nd and I absolutely love it!!!  Seriously I can't say enough about it.  Just the fact that I go home in the afternoon and don't have to worry about every "T" being crossed or every "I" dotted makes all the difference in the world.  Hayden started baseball and he actually just finished his last regular season game last night and lost :( but overall he had an awesome year and I couldn't be more proud of him.  It's amazing to see the difference from year to year as far as how he plays the game and how he HATES to lose.  Yesterday was his last day of kindergarten and I don't know where the year went.  Before I can blink my eyes he will be graduating from high school (YIKES, I don't even want to think about that right now)  Landon will turn 4 next saturday and he is one funny kid.  He can say some of the funniest things sometimes and I just sit back and laugh at him.  He has become and awesome big brother and takes care of little Carson like a little mama hen.  Carson just turned a year old in April and I'll say it again "Where does the time go?"   He's walking all over the place and getting into more things than you could imagine.  His temperment has started to come out and I'm worried about the years to come when I have 3 "men" with attitudes.  As a friend of mine has always said "There is a special place in heaven for mothers of boys" and oh how I hope she's right about that :)