Monday, March 19, 2012


Kid Catastrophe turned six. There I said it. It's a sad sad time for Tired Mom as her baby girl continues the nasty business of "growing up". Not that I won't enjoy six as much as five, but that just means we are one year more along in her sweet little life. I'll get over my little mope soon and get back to the enjoying every minute bit, but it just seems like there are less and less minutes. Some people consider sucking the marrow out of life to be making life one big party. I consider it to be watching my children grow up. There is no greater joy for me than this. I just wish they would grow up a little slower!

Highlights of the last year for Kid Catastrophe:

Losing her first tooth
Performing magic
Day at the park
Enjoying her Christmas present
About to go on a family trail hike
Dressed up as "Princess Lover" as her Indian name in Kindergarten
Another day at the park
One of my favorite kid pics EVER! This was right before the children's music program at church one Sunday.
During a visit from Grandpa Butch
Christmas dress
Kindergarten visit to the pumpkin farm
During a visit with Granny-Ma
Random silliness ;)
Taking a break during a trip to the Saint Louis Zoo
Halloween (dressed as Rapunzel from Tangled, after she got her hair cut)
At the library during the Summer Reading Program
Petting a pony in Minneapolis
On a big carousel at the Mall of America in Minneapolis
Mall of America in Minneapolis
July birthday party fun
Graduating from preschool last spring
Kid Catastrophe to the rescue!!!
Kid Catastrophe, SUPER STAR!
Cute pose
Another cute pose
Dressed up before the preschool transportation parade
In her "car" for the preschool transportation parade
Playing with Miss Mayhem during Danger Boy's first grade play
St. Patty's Day last year
Sticker face?
Who has the cutest just turned 6 year old ever?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Flu Sucks

What's up with us lately? The flu took over a week to make it all the way through our family. Fevers, vomiting, horrible headaches, body aches, etc. Super fun for the whole family! Kid Catastrophe mostly slept it off.

On the other hand, it did give us a chance to catch up on some reading. Danger Boy got it the worst with a fever, vomiting, waking up at night, etc.

In other news, Miss Mayhem has been exercising her mad toddler climbing skills to climb on various pieces of furniture. She seems to especially like climbing on the couch. I even caught her climbing out of her crib, so now we have to keep the crib gate up ;)
She can't push the heavy metal kitchen chairs, but she can climb on them. We just have to be careful where we leave those chairs now!
Should I have let Miss Mayhem watch Saturday Night Fever? (stayin alive, stayin alive, stayin alive, oh oh oh oh...). If you look closely you can see she is wearing Paranoid Dad's giant clod hoppers. She seems to like his shoes the best!

That's our life lately!