Tuesday, November 30, 2010

not me monday

a few things me and the fam DID NOT do this last week...

i DID NOT return the bb flip hubs got and and replace it with a super fab samsung galaxy android phone...hubs is NOT super jealous of all it does and i am NOT, for the very first time, the leader in phone technology in the fam!

while on potty break with finn, rowan and sofia, sofia DID NOT discover that boys {or at least finn} are made a little different.  she DID NOT yell at him for standing up and trying to pee, saying "you will make a big mess.  sit down!!!"  finn DID NOT stare at her like she was crazy and take his time.

my life is NOT more complete with a "find a starbucks" app on my phone...where the locators are grande starbucks cups.

i DID NOT decide to take 4 children {2-2 year olds, a 12 month old and a 7 year old} to the OT office on monday.  we DID NOT clear the waiting room playing legos and police.  i was NOT exhausted after just keeping tabs on who was where and who was eating what.  i DID NOT love every single second, though, of having awesome time with my nephews, finn and rowan.

brooke DID NOT barf when her birth brother, jordan, spit up on her.  she was NOT gagging for minutes...we were NOT all laughing at her.

i DID NOT find a completely buff sofia in the kitchen saying, "i put my poopy in the potty mommy"...from that, i DID NOT go searching for the lost pull up and poo.  i DID NOT find a pile 'o poo next to the toilet, in the hallway and in the toilet...with the pull up sitting closeby.  when i asked, sofia DID NOT say, "mommy, you said to put the poopy in the toilet, not in my diaper.  i did that. {insert greasy grin}".  my potty training skills are NOT being taxed by one, little miss sofia.

my hubs DID NOT randomly send me a fab love letter declaring his love for me and our family.  i DID NOT get all giggly thinking about how happy i am that he's so hot and thoughtful all wrapped into one package.  i am NOT the luckiest girl in the world...

i DID NOT take out of the house at 930pm on thanksgiving to head to toys r us for a killer deal on pillow pets {with hubs, meaghan and jon} to find a line about 200 yards long in the freezing weather with a wind like 25 mph.  we DID NOT drive around giggling at the people who would stand in line to save $30 then head to a warm mc d's for diet cokes and sweet teas.

we DID NOT try very , very hard to do a large ehaus fam portrait.  we DID NOT have a very hard time getting 6 little ones under 7 to do what was needed...and it was NOT worse getting the adults to do their thing.  brooke and/or jack DID NOT have their tongue out in every single picture we took...i am NOT frustrated that my own fam {as a photographer} can't seem to get a decent picture!

my student impact girls bible study was NOT flipping amazing...we DID NOT stand in the kitchen at the rock, chat, drink coffee and hot chocolate and laugh and just "BE" together.  it is NOT amazing to see the work of God in the very small things in life.

i DID NOT design a new and improved dhaus photography logo...i am NOT hoping it's fun and amazing...and NOT eye catching or memorable, of course.

i DID NOT have to pay $50 {as a photographer} for mildly crappy and corny preschool pics bc jada DID NOT lose her picture package.  it was NOT discovered 3 days after the last due date to be located in her friends backpack.  why you ask...well, simple...because "mia is my best friend and i wanted her to have all my pictures."  well, mia, hope you enjoyed them...and jada, thanks for sharing, but seriously!  $50!!!

the pharmacist DID NOT say, "oh my, you are back again today?" i am NOT sick of all the ickys and sickies!  i DO NOT want a de-germinator in this house and county!

my nephew, finn, DID NOT call me mommy...and i DID NOT say, "finn, i'm auntie d, not mommy."  he DID NOT reply with "i know that, but for now, i think i will just call you mommy.  it's easier."  he is NOT 2 years old!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

all here...no, really!

we're at hubs fam's house and like for the first time in years, we are all together...so we tried pics.  it kinda worked...

there's a whole bunch of others that are hilarious...some are just plain annoying, but honestly, we're all still together!

happy post thanksgiving weekend...and gear up for that christmas holiday season.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


when i asked b what happened to her face, she said...
"i was just sitting there, reading a book and BAM!!  i notice jada is coloring my face."

when i asked about her legs...
"well, i guess she's sneakier than i thought.  wow, mom...jada should really be in trouble."

i know i look tired, but do i also look like a total idiot?
{{and yes, that is permanent marker...i'm so glad you asked}}

Monday, November 15, 2010

not me monday...month

a few things me and the fam DID NOT do the last, well sadly, month...

sofia DID NOT have a snotty nose, start blowing a snot bubble and notice all the adults around were utterly grossed out.  the snot bubble DID NOT get larger and then smaller...and when the "oooouuuuueeewwww" got loud, she DID NOT turn around, smile a huge smile and lick it with her tongue on the bottom of the bubble and giggle as loud as she could.  she is NOT a handful!

i have NOT been super busy with photography and have NOT been uber happy with all the awesome fams i've met.  it has NOT been so much fun to add to the family with income again after soooo long!

while working out with my trainer, dawn, sofia was NOT playing fetch with her dog, muffin...when muffin returned the ball, sofia DID NOT put her foot on top of the ball, look right in muffin's eyes and say, "what do you think about that one now, mr. wagster?"  i DID NOT proceed to spit my entire mouth of water across the room.

brooke DID NOT master all of her sight words with a new process the special ed teacher has been using, along with us and her tutor...it adds tactile cues and sign language.  i DID NOT do a happy dance for b when she got them all...and we DID NOT celebrate huge!

jada DID NOT pray outloud that God would forgive our sins and for us "making the worst choices ever that land us in our rooms."

paige DID NOT have a few weeks softball free...she DID NOT sleep all the flipping time and prep up for a big season that is yet to come.

we DID NOT eat at yogi's at IU's campus this last weekend...i was NOT served my diet coke in a pitcher with a straw.  i DID NOT almost tear up with joy and admiration of an establishment that understood the need for diet coke served properly!

sof DID NOT say to her pretend bf on the broken cell phone, "boyfriend was being nasty to me mommy."  She DID NOT get back on her princess cell and tell him 'hey boyfriend, you respect me or I punch you.'

sofia DID NOT pee and poop on the froggy potty...and hubs DID NOT leave it there whilst i was at a photo shoot.  when i returned home, i DID NOT ask why zeus was scouring in the potty...i was NOT told "no worries, zeus has cleaned it all up...but oh, man, sick, gross! {insert gag} zeus ate the turd!  he ate the turd!!"
paige DID NOT ask all day "do you think zeus has pooped the poop yet?"

while we were reading "lazarus get up", sofia DID NOT ask why he died and then came back to life.  i DID NOT explain that it was a miracle that jesus performed.  brooke DID NOT say "well, i guess he learned his lesson.  he should have gotten a flu shot."

sof DID NOT ask to call nana and ask her a question..."nana, can you please buy me all the toys i see on tv that are fun?"

when i sent sofia to her room for a nap, for the 3rd time, she DID NOT slam the door and say, "mommy, you are a big, fat meany head."  re-open the door, slam door. re-open the door. slam door.  i DO NOT have my hand full with a 2 1/2 year old, strong willed child.

jada DID NOT say to sofia, 'if you don't eat your chicken or share, then santa puts you on the naughty list. and that is REAL LIFE sofia."

Friday, November 05, 2010

face first

sofia has a few major loves in her life.
mommy and daddy {i mean, like we are SOOOO cool}
mickey mouse
and donuts...
{i also add screaming and calling her sister's names, but we're focusing on the good stuff for now}

you have to love a girl who just goes all out on what she likes...

sofia lives for donuts...i mean, like i'm pretty sure she dreams about eating them at starbucks...the old fashion donuts, that is.  no stinking little baby cake donut for her!

...and i mean, the girl knows how to enjoy the flipping donut!
i'm gonna go face first into the icing {or cup} on my coffee...i'll def not be posting that picture, btw.