Welcome to the monster house, which is tended by me, mom of 4, student, baker, crafter, laundry queen, maid, taxi driver, referee, lego wrangler, glue keeper, master of the mop, fixer of all that is broken, and the list goes on......

Sunday, April 26, 2009

What will this be?

I am sure most of you know what his will become, but it will be totally different from what you think...stay tuned.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Wish you were there.....

A friend had a birthday and decided it would be good if we all went to Atlantic City and we all decided that would be a good idea...so away we went. I had never been before and it was crazy cold, but we had lots of fun.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Why we love school field trips.......

Sea Turtles

"Killer" Sharks

now that we've eaten, time for cleaning

Stingrays...we love them!

It was a great day!

Monday, February 23, 2009

I love SALES

So, a few weeks ago I got this email that one of Waldenbooks stores was closing in the area and they were having a sale. I thought about and decided to stop in briefly and boy was I glad that I did. Everything that was on clearance was being sold for $1.00 and everything else was 40%off. I racked up on some great books for the kids and a couple for myself as well...lets just say that I had to have 2 boxes carted to my car, but it was well worth it.....here are some of my finds.....
The sewing books were 40% off but can you believe the dangerous and daring set, they are hardback and there was the one for boys and girls and regular $45.00, but I got them for $1.00, some of the other favorites that were a dollar can be found here, here, and here...I got all 3, for a 1.00 each. The only bad thing is that they are so cool that I don't even let the boys look at them alone for fear they may come to harm.
I just love love love sales.

Friday, February 20, 2009

I'm Puzzled.....

My 6 year old loves puzzles, but once he makes them he has no interest in them any longer and so we end up with puzzle pieces all over the house. I used to try and keep them together, but it just go to be too much, so I'd just put them all in a plastic bag. The bag is overflowing, so we decided to make some puzzle crafts....

The first....necklaces of course...we painted the puzzle pieces and wrote words on them and then put a hole them and used some necklaces I had for a project that never materialized.

second...bookmarks. He's really into reading now and we needed bookmarks. We did the same thing for the bookmarks as for the necklaces, I don't have a laminating machine, but I did have some clear packing tape and voila....

Now what to do with the other 600 pieces?????

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


There is much going on today and I just want to share some pics of the people I love.

These are the kids, youngest to oldest and the last one is my daughter and mom. My husband is like big foot when the camera is out...running fast in the other direction, so you won't be seeing him anytime soon...lol.

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Comeback

So, its February and I have not kept my promise to keep up the blog, but really this time I am planning a comeback. I am going to catch up with some things that have been going on. Lets start with Christmas....

The two youngest, one giving himself away as a present and my mom. It was a small quiet Christmas and it was great.