The faces behind the stories!

The faces behind the stories!
My little Loves.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hamster Balls...

The Boys were in the back of the car watching "Bolt" and had a funny conversation:
Matthew: Hey Joe, don't you want to be a hamster so you can go in a ball like that?
Joe: No, I want a human sized ball.
Joe: (after a pause) But how would we go to the bathroom?
Matthew: Just Go.
Joe: But, if you pee'd in there your whole life it would fill up and you couldn't breath.
Both: Giggled.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

What is that STENCH???

I spent the day today, loathing being inside my own home because it STUNK so BAD! Now, my house is not a super clean masterpiece... it has it's piles and even some dirty dishes or laundry... but never left long enough or dirty enough for the kind of stench that was pouring into my nostrils every time I entered the door!

While we were home today, I was working past a migraine and trying to figure out the origin of the rank smell. I cleaned the gecko's cake, checked for hidden dirty clothes from my boys, did some cleaning... even checked the water in the Christmas Tree (Yes, it's 1/11 and the tree is not down yet... I already told you it isn't a masterpiece around here! lol). Nothing. WHAT ON EARTH!

As I was putting the boys to bed tonight, I remembered one spot that I have found hidden dirty clothes before. When I moved the container that was blocking that spot, I gasped. THIS is what I found:

It was on it's side, tucked under some dirty clothes. *sigh* I called for Joe, because it was his dirty laundry on top. Matthew spoke up, "Mama, I did it." WHAT? He proceeded to tell me, "I accidentally put a hole in the top of the milk with my nail and I thought I would be in trouble so I hid it." WHAT? Ugh... You can see the little tiny hole I circled at the top. Luckily, the hole was on the UP side of the milk as it sat on my carpet!

The milk had been in their room for about a WEEK! Yeah, a week. Joe has been into pouring cereal for them and even a glass of milk here or there for Matthew. So, I figured the missing milk container was from that. 

*Sigh again*

This week old milk stunk SO BADLY and enough that the WHOLE HOUSE reaked. 

Just one more adventure on my list with these boys. Goodness Gracious... On to the next fun!...

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Joe & The Newt...

Joe was so cute this morning. He went outside before school to bounce his Tennis ball against the wall "Wall Ball." (it's a great new joy, thump, thump, thump... lol)... I'm glad he's going outside to do something that uses energy though!

Anyway... THIS morning, he went out the back door, only to come RUNNING back in exclaiming, "MAMA, MAMA, You HAVE TO come outside NOW! There is one of those red belly lizard things!"

ha ha ha... A newt was walking around in the backyard. Joe was SO excited and looked to me for the "ok" to touch it. I told him it was safe, they don't bite, they walk really slow, but they are delicate and he needs to be gentle. He was more than happy to swoop it right up!

I love these photos. I love the joy he has in exploring, I love that his hands still say "little boy"... as I know that is a treasure that will soon be gone. I love that it's me he still runs to, to share his finds... I know that can also change as the "too cool" years come and friends take over that place.

I just loved this:

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Knives & Bloody Gums...

I just typed out my Facebook status... but decided it is something I want to have in the blog. This has been a doozy of a day around here......

Raising boys is... insane! Today, I have had to confiscate a knife they took from my drawer (which I found out because of the perfect slash holes in Matthew's shirt... which of course "came from falling on the rocks") [he even dramatized the fall for me and said, "Maybe that's what happened."]... Then, as the last hour of sunlight is upon us and they are playing outside... I hear a blood curdling scream from Joe. Wouldn't ya know it, Matthew smacked him in the mouth with a piece of wood that has rusty nails in it. Great. Fantastic. Bleeding Gums. [they thought it would be fun to sword fight, but it somehow got out of hand]

They used the knife to slash holes in Pop's hose... so, they will be giving all of their "savings" to go towards a new hose. Lucky for them, they just went and had a little shopping trip yesterday and each bought something they enjoy with their money. They were both given punishments that I tried to make memorable, but wont discuss here! LOL Not only did they take what was not theirs, they ruined my knife and Pop's hose and lied to me about it... You've heard of an angry "Mama Bear" when someone is messing with her cubs.... well, in my house, an angry Mama bear also shows up when she's been lied to! lol

It's 5:02pm, 2 hours and 28 minutes left until bedtime... on this day, I'm just praying they make it to bed before the hospital... goodness gracious!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Years at the Beach...

Aaron and I knew the boys needed to get out and burn off some energy. We thought Bodega would be a great place for it. Little did we know, a LOT of people thought the same thing! We found our favorite "hiking beach" and explored together. I wasn't going to bust out the camera, but when the boys held hands... that went right out the window! I loved capturing the adventure...