Monday, August 31, 2009

I'll take "Baby Talk" for $200, Alex!

So as a Mom (or Dad) do you miss some of the cute little mispronunciations that your kiddos had when they were tiny? I sure do! Mine have outgrown most all of them, but I still remember a few of them quite well. And when I think of them, they still bring a huge smile to my face!

FYI: My kids are now 19, 17, 12, and 9.

Robert started the word "WAINT" in our house, and to this day, my boys all say "WAINT" instead of "WAIT". What's with that? But if I can put an R in WARSH, I guess they can put an N in WAINT. =0)

Mathew always loved him some "busgetti!" I'm sure lots of your kids have called it that, too.

Robert and Mathew both took a bath and used a "woth-cloth" (wash cloth). It took us YEARS to break that word. And "Wash-rag" was just easier! To this day sometimes Mathew will still slip and call it a woth-cloth.

Cameron was so cute when he was tiny. When someone would ask him his name, he would always say "Dambelin." He just couldn't master that "C" sound, and his R's came out as L's. Yea, people would give us some funny looks until we clarified "CAMERON!" Then they'd sigh a big, "Ohhhhhh! CAMERON!" Of course, he'd nod and grin like, "That's what I just said!"

Riley always wanted a "Hangabur & frih-fries" at McDonalds. I hated it when people corrected her, too. I wanted her to say "Hangabur" forever!

My hubby comes from a Polish family and always called their hineys a "Doopaosh" (pronounced DOO-PIE-OSH). It was so cute to hear Riley as a toddler tell people she landed on her doopayash.

Mathew had THE CUTEST giggle of the four kids. It was the most contagious laugh you ever heard. If he giggled, everyone laughed. You just couldn't help it! We knew even back then that someday we'd miss that giggle, and boy do we!

I sure do miss those younger years of pure innocence!

So what are your favorites
from YOUR little ones?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

When I Was A Kid...

Ya know, back when I was a kid....

• I would slide down our steps on an old cardboard box. ~Mimi

• Oooooh, Mimi, I did that too!!!! ~ Nan

• I loved eating the sugar kool-aid straight from the stained your hands so nice too.~Mimi

• I chewed Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum. You could blow huge bubbles, and it wouldn't stick to your face! GRAPE was my flavor of choice. Their commercials were pretty cool, too! ~Erica

• I would sneak into the medicine cabinet and drink Pepto right out of the bottle! It just looked so yummy and pretty N' pink. It's a good thing I never got caught. It's also a good thing it didn't kill me! But don't y'all worry. Recommended dosages are all this girl needs nowadays. ~ Miti

• I played for hours in rain puddles until the street lights came on.~Mimi

• I had short hair but I always wanted long hair. So I pretended I had two long braids by putting a pair of pantyhose over my hair (not my face). ~ Nan

• My mom would just about pull my brains out trying to put my hair in piggy tails. Ooooo I can still feel the pain. But, I took it like a WOman (and held on for dear life.) It's NOT easy being a girl! ~ Miti

• I was my dad's remote control. Whenever the TV needed to be changed he would call me in from another room to change it.~Mimi (Me too! ~Erica)

• I played touch football, soccer, and baseball with the neighborhood kids. ~ Nan

• I made a go-cart out of an old upright shopping cart... you know, the kind that the bag boys loaded all of the full brown-paper-bags onto when they toted them out to your car? Think way back! Anyway, we named our go-cart "Jumpin' Jupiter". We'd push it to the top of the hill, and riiiiiiide it all the way down. ~Erica

• We used to ring doorbells and run. ~ Nan

• I went out on my first date. Yup! That's right! When I was a kid, I had to go with my sisters on their dates. Awful for my sisters. GREAT for me!!! (That is until I got my own boyfriend.) ~ Miti

• When I was a kid, I loved my Fisher Price Baby Ann doll! In fact, I still have "Annie"! And when Riley was a year old, I found one for her on Ebay, so we have matching first dolls. ~Erica

• I loved a good game of Dodge Ball, Four Square, Freeze Tag & Red Rover.~Mimi

• I would dance the night away at family parties, never too shy to ask for a dance. The only problem was that the only ones available were old men. I was desperate, I guess. ~ Miti

• We didn't have a VCR. We had a total of 4 channels to watch, and that was good enough. Captain Kangaroo, Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch, and I Dream of Jeanie kept me entertained quite nicely! ~Erica

What did YOU ♥ as a Kid?


~ The 5 Moms

Friday, August 28, 2009

Cause You Were Wanting to Know...

I know that all of you are wondering just how it works around the 5 Moms Blog on Stressed out Saturdays Super Saturdays. You know the post where you get to read the best of all our thoughts in one stop.


I think I will share our BIG secret, but only if you promise not to tell. I know I can trust you.

OK, Here is the run down!

Every Friday one of us 5 Moms starts the "Oh NO it's Friday" email.

Then we send out Multiple emails that sound a little like "What do you want to do?" "Anyone got any great ideas?" "Someone just start something"! It is actually quite comical.

Then someone brilliantly comes up with an idea!

Then O Brilliant ONE emails the rest of us that they have started a post...We all REJOICE! Side note, this Mom has never been O Brilliant ONE yet.

Then we all go in & add our 2 cents.

Which is great unless we cancel someone else's thoughts out because we were all in the post at the same time.

Then we send out more emails letting each other know that we are going in to add to the post & everyone else better stay away. In a sweet email tone of course, because you know we love each other like that.

Then Erica goes in and puts the finishing touches on the post & makes it all cute.

After it is all set to go Erica is usually the Mom that clicks post options & schedules it to post on Saturday at 4 AM.

Blogger does it's job & the rest is history.


Just in case you were thinking it was hard or something!

Ya'll come back now ya hear...if you want, that is. No pressure, really.
Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is the day we unite to form one awesome post...Just sayin.
But again, NO PRESSURE!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Nice to be here. At my age it's nice to be anywhere. - George Burns


If I'm that fortunate, I request to live my golden years anywhere in paradise - Miti

If you ever feel like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, 'you know, we're alright. We are dang near royalty.' - Jeff Foxworthy

Glad my family and I could be of service to you all. - Miti

I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face. - Rodney Dangerfield

.............That's just GROSS!!!! - Miti

Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell, the name will carry.
-Bill Cosby


Good idea!!! I think I'll name my next child A.U. -Miti

I'm one of those people you hate because of genetics. It is the truth. - Brad Pitt

Don't hate him cause he's beautiful! - Miti


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

To The Under 30 Crowd.....

I received this letter in my email today and it seemed appropriate to share with all of you....again, I am skipping out on Word Verification Wednesdays! I have had a couple of DUD weeks!! LOL... Please take this with a light heart...obviously I LOVE my under 30 crowd!!! I actually think this could be more for the under 20 crowd but that is NOT how the email came I am just sharing as it is...;)

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking Twenty-five miles to school every morning....
Uphill... barefoot... BOTH ways Yadda, Yadda, Yadda
And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way I was going to lay that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they have it!

But now that... I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today.

You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a Utopia!

And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know how good you've got it!

I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen!

Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take, like, a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to spank our bottoms! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3's or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!
* I do not condone stealing...this was just part of the email*

Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and jack it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished and the tape would come undone. Cause - that's how we rolled, dig?

We didn't have fancy schmancy stuff like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it!

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either!
When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!!

You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We
had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen..... forever!
And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were messed up when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your tookus and walk over to the TV to change the channel! NO REMOTES!!!

There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait
ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little brats!

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980
or before!

The Over 30 Crowd

(Or Tarah)

Till Next Week!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Would you like to know how I met my next door neighbors long ago?

I met the neighbor across the street when my then-almost five year old son locked us out of the house. I had gone to get the paper off the porch and he followed me, closing the door which locked behind him. Unfortunately, he locked his baby brother in the house. Fortunately, baby brother was sleeping in his crib at the time.

I asked Mr. & Mrs. New Neighbor if I could used their phone. I called my hubby at his brand new job and asked him to please come home and bring me the key. Needless to say I was thisclose to panicking very calm. We I decided that it would be faster to just break into the house, considering the baby was in there. I didn't care about the cost or the broken glass, I just wanted in.

Mr. Neighbor graciously helped me break into my own home. He seemed quite eager to do it pretty good at it and seemed like he had lots of prior experience he didn't even seem surprised. He told me the previous owner had locked herself out several times.

I met another neighbor when she graciously invited us over to her home. As we walked through the door my adorable nearly five year old told her "You need to clean your house!" Fortunately she laughed about it, and told me she had actually cleaned it before inviting us over. It just wasn't up to my son's standards, apparently.

I met my other neighbor when the same son went next door, rang the doorbell and said "Can you help me find my mommy? I can't find her."

I had told him I was going to start the laundry. He forgot where I was so he called in the calvary instead of looking for me. I came right back out and found the front door was open and I ran outside, only to see him leading our neighbor to our house.

I wasn't even gone all that long, but it just didn't occur to him to look for me, I guess. Not to mention he forgot what I said.

So, moral of the story is, if you want to meet your neighbors let me know, I am sure my son will be happy to help you!

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Short Colorful Story

I once red a very short book
about a big green giant named Mr. Brown.
He lived white on top of a cloud
that was covered with lovely purple flowers.

When the bright yellow sun would shine,
he'd skip along and pink the lovely flowers.
Sometimes the strong winds blue,
and his cloud would turn gray.

Every night, he'd lie flat on his black
teal the golden sun rose again each new morning.

Now, orange you glad this was such a SHORT peachy story?
Cuz I was plum tired of writing it.

But hey, at least it was COLORFUL!

But I just wanted to BRIGHTEN YOUR MONDAY a bit!

*Now if you're interested in seeing me wearing WHITE whipped cream, check out my personal blog today.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Prayer

We Bloggers can PLAY together, so why not also PRAY together?!

We Five Moms are spending our Sundays with our families and will not be responding to all of your prayer requests, but just know that we can ALL view them and we can ALL take the time to pray for one another's requests.

Join us if you'd like by leaving your prayer request or praise as a comment!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Driving Makes Perfect... NOT~

What kind of driver are you?

What kind of driver should you be?

A few secrets from the cars or minivans of the 5 Moms!

• I'm the kind of driver who is always driving perfectly...except for when I am swerving to hand my kids something in the backseat ~ Tarah

• I'm the kind of driver that texts while driving even though I know I shouldn't. Shame on me!!!~Erica

• I'm the kind of driver who may go through a YED light
(that is yellow & red if you get my drift) ~ Tarah

• I'm the kind of driver who "talks" with my hands, which makes it difficult to talk and drive at the same time! ~ Nan

• I'm the kind of driver who rides around with my TPMS light on for MONTHS and does not check out what it means...until I blow a tire and realize that TPS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. ~ Tarah

• I'm the kind of driver who sits there and wonders what that annoying sound is, only to realize that the turn signal is still on! ~ Nan

• I'm the kind of driver that is a SUPER good backer-upper! This woman can back up at full speed just like I'm going forward. NO PROBLEM! ~Erica

• I'm the kind of driver that drives and drives around the whole stinkin' parking lot til I find the perfect spot (it's usually in the very front and preferably next to the buggies.) It not about being lazy, AT ALL! It's more about time management. *snicker*- Miti

• I'm the kind of driver that has a new do at each location because we have no A/C in our minivan...but I can sure rock the comb over! ~Mimi

• I'm the kind of driver that will accidentally push the wrong button and will turn the wipers on by mistake, turn the cd player on, or accidentally open the trunk while driving. ~ Nan

• I'm the kind of driver that drives with my eyes shut tight. JUST KIDDING PEOPLE! But I might as well be. I still can't believe I passed my eye exam at the DMV. It's a miracle! A miracle I tell ya! - Miti

• I'm the kind of driver that rides with my blinker on until it starts dinging at me to shut it off. I probably drive all the people behind me crazy. ~Mimi

• Crazy is under-rated, Mimi! ~Erica

• I'm the kind of driver that seems to get just a little too close to the parking lot medians. Every time I try to pull her on out of there to get to the next store, I end up going 4-wheelin' instead. - Miti

• I'm the kind of driver that hates to back out of parking spots & tries to drive forward whenever possible only to run over the parking blocks, get stuck & then back out anyways. ~Mimi

• I'm the kind of driver that will try to parallel park in a space that's too small, get almost all the way in, and then give up - which makes the people behind me waiting nice and mad - til they get the spot for themselves. ~Erica

• I'm the kind of driver that always forgets what side of the van my gas tank is on & has to drive around the gas station to get the pump on the right side. ~Mimi

• I'm the kind of driver that will adjust the rear view mirror about 50,000 times just so that I can get it "right." ~ Nan

• I'm the kind of driver that men like to refer to as a "WOMAN DRIVER." Whatever!!! - Miti

So you see, we're all PERFECT drivers.
So what kind of driver are YOU?

~ The 5 Moms

Friday, August 21, 2009


BACK IN THE DAY~I took care of baby dolls...NOW I TAKE CARE OF MY OWN BABIES.

BACK IN THE DAY~I wanted hair like Marsh Brady, silky & straight…YET I GOT A PERM

BACK IN THE DAY~I had natural black hair…NOW IT IS ANY COLOR I BUY IN A BOX!

BACK IN THE DAY~I ate White Castles gut busters…UNTIL THEY BUSTED MY GUT.

BACK IN THE DAY~I slept in a Canopy Bed like a princess…NOW I SLEEP IN A QUEEN SIZE BED.




BACK IN THE DAY~I had a crush on John Stamos, Tom Selleck & David Hasselhof…NOW I ONLY WATCH ONE SHOW…& I ♥ ME SOME JACK BAUER!




BACK IN THE DAY~I wanted to grow up so quickly…NOW I WANT TO FREEZE & SEIZE EACH MOMENT!

What happened to you BACK IN THE DAY?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Moving Story

Dearly Beloved Bloggers,

Last Thursday, the craziest thing happened to me.

If you came to visit me then you already know that I was MIA. You probably also know that my reason for being MIA was that I was in the midst of moving. BUT, what you DON'T know is how I arrived to my current residence.

All I remember is packing box after box after box of these and thats. Apparently, we had more storage than we thought, because I kept finding things in every nook and cranny. I thought it would NEVER end! I didn't realize I was living in a bottomless pit. AHHH...THE HORROR!!!

So, there I was packin' and stackin', movin' and grovin'; when all of a sudden,

I'm surrounded by total darkness!
It was the strangest thing. I tried to collect my thoughts.

Did I just blackout from exhaustion?


Hummmm... Is this just a crazy dream?
OUCH!! That's not it.


Wait a minute....
Where did everybody else go?


I sat and sat surrounded and confined by 4 walls for what seemed to be an eternity, but in reality, it was just a mere 30 minutes. One thing was for sure. There was a whole lotta shakin' going on.

Then all of a sudden, everything stopped.
The silence returned and
I didn't know what was to come.

I heard the squeaking sound of a door opening. Then, quickly, the sun's rays were shining down on me and I was blinded by the light of day.

What the.....?!!!
I was dumb founded.

"There you are! We were wondering where you went!"my sister said.
(so was I)

Come to find out, everybody was in such a moving frenzy that someone packed me into a box that read CAKE SUPPLIES (HANDLE WITH CARE!)

So, does this mean that they really DO care?!

I don't know, but I guess I can't blame them. After all, I DO supply cakes. Therefore, I guess you could say I was right where I belonged, right?! And to tell you the truth, I WAS feeling a little fragile. Too bad they didn't throw an Easy Bake into the box along with me. I could have gotten a head start on this week's cake. I CAN say one thing's for sure though. I managed to bake a JUMBO sized muffin top by the time it was all over. MOVING + FAST FOOD = LOTS OF EXTRA LUGGAGE

Was that a moving story or what?!!!

OK, OK! Don't believe EVERYTHING you read, but DO believe that this girl is totally beat. Honestly, I REALLY DID blackout exhausted and nauseated from it all by the time the cuckoo clock struck midnight Thursday night. But, thankfully we made it safe and sound to our temporary home. Now if I could just make these boxes disappear so that I can get back to my regular bloggy programing.....

Yours (TRULY),
No really
I mean that!

(One more thing before I go....Just want to wish my sister, Annette, a happy birthday today. Thanks for all the help! Love ya!)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

One Mom's Journal Entry - Star Date 8/19

I would like to interrupt my regularly scheduled blogging carnival.
Please visit me again next week for Word Verification Wednesdays!

A journal entry from Eyeglasses & Endzones.
(In your best James T. Kirk voice)

Saturday, storms in our area. All seemed fine after the storm blew over...or so I thought. I walked into my house to notice that my washer and dryer, stove, microwave and every single digital clock in my house needed to be re-programed.
A little strange yes, but nothing highly unusual.

Until I walked up stairs that is. COMPUTER...NO NO NO NOT THE COMPUTER!!!!
Are you kidding me? My life support, my job, my online shopping obsession..
What is a trekky to do?
I've been zapped right in the heart this is SOOO unfortunate.
Beem me up Scotty, I can't take this any longer.

Wait- I have a back up plan whew....I move swiftly down the stairs and swing the office door open sit down at the desk, YES, this is my back up # 2!
Ahhhh but WAIT, The power light is gone...nothing is turning on...ARE YOU KIDDING ME...
THIS IS A has to be smarter..Doesn't it?

Is it possible that BOTH of my computers are dead?
What did I do to deserve this?
Spock please help. I'm confused, I don't see anything but darkness.
Yes, I realize there may be more important issues such as health care and world hunger but for my world right now this...this right here is DEVASTATION.

Who do you call in a computer crisis?

911..nope thats not right.Ghost Busters..nope it is not 1984.Geek Squad?
(Well maybe if I wanted to take out a second mortgage on the house.)

I'm on my own for this one, I think maybe I need to call my insurance agent and let him know about this strange little incident. He says " James
Tarah, this sounds like it was a power surge."

Then, it happened. I hung up the phone and started the laundry.
I closed the door and began my normal household blogging chores.
Dirty Clothes - Check
Laundry Soap - Check
Dryer Fire - CheckWait...BACK UP...WHAT???
Yep. Smoke. Coming from my dryer...
Luckily, I was here to catch it.
Unplugged the dryer and made the next phone call to the insurance agent...what is going on?

Bottom Line. Power Surge...Big Big Power Surge 220 Volts.
Pretty much all through my house, did not hit all the electronics
but it did hit a lot of them plus my dryer.

Moral of the story...
Don't do laundry
I'm telling you this for your own good.
You could start a very LARGE power surge that could lead
to a global collapse a very large insurance claim on your house.

Take my advice...
Have Scotty Beam you up,
turn that dryer off and RELAX already!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday Already??????

Wow. Tuesday again already? Where is the time going???? Can you tell I'm stalling?

I hope that if I type long enough a brilliant thought will occur to me. Maybe I'll be able to come up with an entertaining post today. Wait for it....wait for it.....

(Cue sound of birds chirping)

Nope. Zilch. Nada. Not happening. Sorry.

Well, I could tell you that I am raising a juvenile delinquent. Oh yeah. Most definitely. Would you like to see a picture?

Now, does this look like somebody with a guilt complex or what?

Don't let that "Who, me?" expression fool you. She is very sneaky. That dog can hear a chip drop from a mile away and be there before it hits the floor.

She can hear you open the freezer, take out the ice cream, and dish yourself a bowl of it, even though she appears to be asleep. (Not that I ever do anything like that, of course.) She will then attempt to alert the media, your family, your pastor, and your third grade teacher. Tattletale.

How does she keep her girlish figure? Do you ever really think about the fact that you never see a dog on a self-imposed diet? You never see one on a treadmill, reading a diet cookbook, or doing the Shred either. They are never at the gym, or in the diet section at the supermarket. They also don't deny themselves food or say "No thanks, I'm on a diet." You ever notice that? What is their secret??????

You know how women never seem to go to the bathroom alone? Well, apparently my dog has the same need. She not only tries to follow me into the bathroom, she also expects me to go out with her as well. I guess it's a girl thing. A show of support. "We're all in this together....."

I think it's just that you never know when you might run out of toilet paper.

Monday, August 17, 2009


How do I figure? Well here ya go...

My Top 10 Reasons that
I am, indeed, a SUPERHERO

Well, okay.... actually my supervision comes in the form of supervising my kiddos all the time. Still, that's "supervision", right? Right!

2. I have the power to HEAL THINGS!
Well... I used to. I could "kiss" boo-boos and they were almost instantly, miraculously better. That's one cool POWER to have! Sadly, as my kids have gotten older, the boo-boos seem bigger and my power seems to be decreasing.

3. I am PERFECT!
Well, not actually. Just in Riley's young eyes. She finds me flawless still. The older three? Not so much anymore. Oh well, at least I'm still perfect in one person's eyes... for a bit longer.

4. I have the ability to FLY!
I can oversleep by 30 minutes, jump out of bed, rush around the house like a mad-man, get three kids up and out the door, and FLY to school and work and still get us all to the appropriate places at the appropriate times. Now that's FLYIN'!

5. I can makes things

That missing shoe? All four cordless phones that ALL go misplaced at the same time? That beach towel that just doesn't exist until MOM proves it's right where she said it was in the first place.

6. I take on many DIFFERENT LIFE FORMS at the SAME TIME!
I can be "Mom", "The Tooth Fairy", "Mrs. Claus", "Doctor", "Teacher", "Chauffeur", and "Human Encyclopedia" all at the same exact time!

I can tune-out a million sounds, noises, beeps, and annoying whines. Yet when a voice from 300 yards away says "Mom", I can hear it over the noise of a hundred other voices.

I can carry a baby on one hip, a basket of laundry on the other, have the phone on one shoulder/ear, while pushing a vacuum cleaner, and still pick up toys off the floor with my toes.

9. I'm faster than a SPEEDING BULLET!
Well, at least when my toddlers darted out into traffic, or when my their little plates started to fall from the table onto the carpet below, or when tiny hands dropped my favorite glass bell from 20 feet away.... Yep, lightning fast!

And last but not least...
10. I have the power to KNOW TRUTH & JUSTICE!
Yep, when those little ones point the finger at the other one, or the "I didn't do it", or the "Not mes" come out, this Super Hero can always tell who done it by simply looking deep into the eyes of the culprit. Well, not ALWAYS, but a lot of times I can. (I guess that blows #3 out of the water, huh?)

That's right People. I am SUPERMOM!

What's that? You have these powers too?? Oh well.
"SuperMoms of the world UNTIE!"
Oops.... "UNITE!"
(I never said I was a super-typist! Besides, typing one-handed while holding a baby in the other is hard work!)

*And you probably just thought it was because I'm Captain AmErica - Ridding the blogosphere of frowns... one cheery smile at a time, right? Nah - that's just my side-job! (You can read about that here!)

Happy Monday, Earthlings!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday Prayer

We Bloggers can PLAY together, so why not also PRAY together?!

We Five Moms are spending our Sundays with our families and will not be responding to all of your prayer requests, but just know that we can ALL view them and we can ALL take the time to pray for one another's requests.

Join us if you'd like by leaving your prayer request or praise as a comment!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I'm Like A What?

I'm like a Theater. I'm surrounded by Drama & Singing. Love you Actress & Model! ~Mimi

I'm like a frog. I keep hopping from one thing to another. ~Nan

I'm like an Ice Cream Shake. Cold, but I melt fast! ~Tarah

I'm like a present. Good things come in small packages. ~Miti (written by Mimi)

I'm like a quarter pounder except I'm totally more than a quarter pounder...What's up with that? ~Tarah

I'm like a toaster. You can't keep me down for long. Soon I pop right back up. ~Nan

I'm like a camel. I can go for HOURS without a bathroom break. ~Erica

I'm like a Snickers bar. I'm sweet, I think... but a little nutty. ~Mimi

I'm like a soda. I start out all bubbly but after sitting around for a few hours, I start to lose all my effervescence. ~Nan

I'm like an oven. I need to preheat before I cook something. ~ Tarah

I'm like a checkbook. Sometimes I have trouble staying balanced. ~Nan

I'm like a Nerd. No wait, I'm not LIKE one, I am one. Yea, that's it. ~Erica

I'm like a GPS system. Always screaming out directions. ~Tarah

I'm like a broken watch. I'm never on Time. ~Mimi

I'm like the sun. I'm always shining. ~Tarah

I'm like running water into soap. I'm usually BUBBLY! ~Erica

I'm like George Jefferson. Movin on UP! ~Miti (Wish we were there to help you with the move. We Love & Miss you! ~ ♥ The Other 4 Moms)

So what are YOU like?

We hope you're having a fabulous Saturday!!!
~ The 5 Moms

Friday, August 14, 2009

They Call Me...

I am spilling the Beans & telling my childhood Nickname this week for several reasons...
1. My Mom Brain is totally fried from listening to my kids complain of boredom all week...because we totally packed way too much fun into the first part of summer & have nothing left to do for the month of August. It is gonna be a long month.

2. Inquiring minds wanted to know...

3. I finally found a copy of the Jelly Bean Dress picture that I threatened Tarah I would post of her if she told my childhood nickname that her Mother so lovingly gave me.

4. I also found the picture which caused the nickname I earned as a child.

BTW, I really don't care for Hot Dogs at all anymore especially raw ones...GROSS!
My childhood nickname was...
Any Guesses from that picture???
Ding Ding Ding...
I mean winner...if you guessed Wiener.
Did you get all that?
Doesn't seem so bad until you are in the store at the ripe ole age of 13 & your Aunt is bellowing at the top of her lungs to find you..."WIENER!"
There you have it...the best kept secret in Blogland. Shhh!
Got any Nicknames that you would proudly wear on a name tag?
Do share, I can keep a secret!
Right Tarah...the Terror of the Town!

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Oh where oh where has our dear Miti gone?
Any Guesses?
Stay Tuned...she'll be back! *insert best Arnold Schwarzenegger voice*

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Word Verification Wednesday- RANDOM

Random Random so much fun, is word verification EVER done?

This is the most RANDOM week in a long time!

Oh how I wish I had CaliKids!!! I have Minnkids and it is just too cold here. All the CaliKids out there...make your mom give a shout out because word verification is loving you guys this week.
PS...what do the CALIKIDS have that the other states are lacking...answer me that one smarty pants!!!

I'm hoping that when someone from my family gets Windbut, they will just PASS right on by me...No thanks for the Windbut..I'm good!

OK, word verification is channeling Mr. T on this one!!! Yurafoo...No, Imafoo...I pity the foo!!! ;)

This is the definition of someone who is Plump & Clumsy.
Hmmm, I wonder who that could be? You be the judge...
*Hint - It is NOT the girl with her choppers showing!*