Friday, October 19, 2012

Sticky situations........

Well Kelsey and Wyatt are at it again as always.  They sure do keep me on my toes.  Today was more peanut butter as in they had gotten a jar each and were chowing down as fast as they could.  These kids just don't know when to stop even though they keep getting in trouble for it.  They are peanut butter addicts.
I really try to be in the right mind frame when I write these so that I am happy and silly about all the chaos that happens but today just isn't the day.  It's nothing the kids have done it's just the mood I'm in.  You know when things don't go the way you want them to and then you wonder why you can't succeed and why things have to be so hard sometimes.  We're not rich (that's not a secret).  We have struggled so much the last 2 years.  I continue to pray and just trust that God has a greater plan for us in the long run we just have to trust him and be patient.  As you know patience isn't my forte, but I'm trying.  Somedays just are harder than others.  Don't get me wrong.  The kids are well provided for and we are doing okay.  The kids are happy and that's what matters most.  I just get discouraged sometimes but I keep on keeping on and just hold my head up as high as I can.  Enough unloading on you guys.
Next time I write I will be in the silly mood I always am just hang in there and thanks for reading.

Till next time...........

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sometimes PB&J isn't a good thing........

Lots of things have changed in the Crowder House lately......
Hope had to go back to the rescue.  Not because I didn't get along with her but the kiddos and even Josh were getting snapped at by her.  She wasn't at all what the rescue said she would be.  They said that she liked her kiddy pool she didn't.  They said she could be around other animals.  Turns out she can't and she was supposed to be lovable and sweet.  She wasn't.....She seemed happy to be back at the rescue and that's all I can ask for.  It's sad because I got along with her well but it isn't just about me.
One a bright note...we got a dog from the Flower Mound Animal Shelter.  He is older and named Sparky (like the dog in Frankenweenie).  He goes to the vet today to get checked out.  He is calm and very patient with the kiddos.  He is lovable and doesn't chew on anything and he is potty trained and everybody loves him already.  He is a chow mix.  We think he is the perfect addition to our family.

On with the reason for the title....
I went to the bathroom (are we seeing a pattern in the children's behavior) and I come out and they are in the kitchen sink.  They had gotten the peanut butter jar and the jelly jar.  Opened it smeared it everywhere and they were trying to clean up the evidence poorly.  Why oh why?  They had plates full of lunch untouched.  Who decided this would be a good idea?  Well I will leave you with this....after changing clothes cleaning their entire bodies I don't think we will be eating PB&J for a long time.

Till next time...........

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


I know this may make me seem old but sometimes I get concerned.  Should a 2 year old and a 3 year old know how to pull up Netflix and watch a show all by themselves.  Now before you judge and say, "They could pull up something bad how dare you let them do this!" I don't LET them do anything.  I am sitting right here watching them do this because it astounds me that they have so much knowledge of a computer.  I didn't even know what a computer was at their age.  Is technology sucking the creativity and lively hood right out of our children?  Are we looking at a future with no conversations and neck problems from children looking down at the closest phone, iPad or other hand held devices?

The pediatrician looks down on me because I let Wyatt use my phone during a doctors visit but come on guys you would too if you were at the doctor with 3 children trying to listen to the doctor and trying to keep them from destroying the littlest room in the world.  I let Kelsey and Rachel use my phone too.

Don't worry though folks because Kelsey and Wyatt always have enough time to find something to get into like the ink pen Kelsey found.  You know how I know she found it?  Ink on her mouth and hands.
Wyatt still has time to sneak into my study and find the jellybeans.  Want to know how I know?  Jellybean juice running down his (and Kelsey's his sidekick) chin and their chipmunk cheeks.  They still have time to climb the DVD rack like a ladder and try to imitate King Kong (it's hilarious and dangerous all at the same time).

Josh and I still read to our children at night and give them lots of love.  I still spend time each day doing flash cards with ALL the kids (various subjects for each) and teach Wyatt how to write his name.  I'm not perfect and I think you should all know by now that my children aren't either.  We yell and cry and throw fits with the best of them out there in the world but we love each other.

I really don't have any point to this post just various thoughts coming out and a little amusement mixed in.  Thanks for reading.

Till next time...........

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Smells like a clean baby's butt.......

So today just a few minutes ago I was upstairs going potty and Wyatt and Kelsey went downstairs.  I didn't think much of it except that they were awful quiet.  So I decided to go check on them.  They had found a bottle of baby you see where this is going????
They emptied the bottle out all over the downstairs floors but Kelsey always leaves a little on HER FACE so I know which one did the most work.

Not such an angel now is she?  I love them anyways and hey the house smells good......even if it does smell like a baby's butt at least it's a clean one right!?!?
Now to go clean up the mess.  

Till next time.............

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Be a member....Drink the Koolaid.....

Okay that was a weird title for this post but whatever my kids get their weirdness from their DAD.....maybe a little from me haha.  So if you want to automatically get an email when I update you should be a member of my blog.  That would make me feel special.....

Also feel free to comment on these posts.  Or not or do.........whatever floats your boat......

So can you tell I have discovered how to put pictures in my blog posts.  I know it's lame but I find it fun.  So drink the koolaid and join this blog or comment or lurk as usual.  I appreciate it all.

This is just a side post.  There is a post after this that is the update on the kiddos.  Till next time......

It's Been Awhile.........AGAIN!!!

I swear as soon as I say I am going to keep this thing updated life happens and I forget it even exists.  The kids are crazy as usual but that's life and I wouldn't have it any other way.  Let's see if I can do a quick catch up so we can go on and forget that I haven't updated in forever.

Wyatt fell on the concrete during the Great Pig Escape!  Oh wait we have a pig now and her name is Hope.  She acts like a spoiled 3 year old girl and has the attitude of a teenager but she is sweet and I love her.  Anyways Wyatt opened the front door trying to following Dad outside and Hope escaped.  Dad while trying to chase the pig told Wyatt to get back inside.  Wyatt ran and tripped over the threshold of the door and smacked his mouth on the concrete floor.  (I wasn't home at the time)  When I got home I took one look at Wyatt and said, "WHAT HAPPENED TO MY BABY?"  A fat lip, bloody front teeth that were loose and I called the emergency after-hours line for the dentist.  They said don't worry and to go to the doctor on Monday.  Well Monday came and they did x-rays and said that everything looked okay and he would get to keep his teeth unless they died or got infected.  i brushed and flossed and kept those puppies EXTRA clean but alas three weeks later at our regular 6 month visit the teeth were dead.  So now Wyatt is sans two front teeth and now I call him the Hillbilly. (It's a joke so don't tell me what to call or not call MY child)

Here is my little Hillbilly!  So cute!
Rachel turned 9 years old on August 4.  She is beautiful and full of attitude and my angel.  She is a 4th grader now and she makes me feel old.  She definitely loves to dress up and has her own sense of style which I love and am concerned by sometimes as I am sure my mom was when I was younger.  She doesn't get into a lot of trouble and is an awesome big sister.  Here is a picture of her.

1st day of 4th grade
Okay and Kelsey is crazy like her brother and loves to dress up like her sister.  She has recently learned to open doors and loves to open the pantry door and eat things.....weird things like tea bags and dry pudding mix and uncooked rice.  It's weird and I have found her on several occasions eating these things under the table.  She is still tiny and loves to climb on top of her dresser and jump off.  This is a heart stopping moment.  I have caught her mid air several times.  She is in love with Curious George and can't get enough of it.  She hasn't done anything too crazy lately but I know it's coming or I forgot what she did.  So I will end this with a picture of all three of the kiddos being silly and sweet.  Till next time.........

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Happy Birthday

Today 2 years ago Kelsey was born!  She literally jumped out of my belly!  She is the feistiest little girl I have ever known but also one of the sweetest!  I can't believe that it's already been 2 years!  Happy Birthday baby girl!  You made the decision for no more children a no brainer lol!!  Seriously though she is such a blessing from God!  I couldn't have made it through some of the hard times I've had if not for her coming along!
Till next time........

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Long Time No Post............

So I know that I haven't been posting on here but the kids really haven't done anything worthy of writing down.  One of Rachel's best friends passed away so we have been dealing with that.  Some days are better than others but she is working through it in her own way.  She just got back from church camp on Sunday and she misses that a lot.  She bonded with her counselors and loved all of the new friends she made.
Wyatt was doing so well with potty training but alas I jinxed it and he has regressed.  Things are starting to get better but I have to follow him around like an untrained puppy because I find little piles of poo in every room.  God bless this little boy!  He has recently figured out that if he can start to cry and look at me with wide eyes brimmed with tears that he can rule the world.  I can't help it he is adorable.  He loves dinosaurs and runs around the house telling me he is a t-rex! 
Kelsey is well still a bubble full of fury most of the time but she has even been happier most days recently.  She is still mischievous and has discovered that she can climb on top of her dresser and jump down.  She knows how to make my heart skip a beat!  She is about to turn two next week and I am so blessed to have her in my life.
Soon we will become new a pot belly pig.  Her name is Hope (everyone thinks that we are going to change her name...I like it though).  She is a 1 1/2 year, 60lb ball of cuddle according to the rescue.  I thought that a pig would be an amazing and very fitting addition to our family.   I mean when have we all been normal??? I am excited to be making this a family of 6!  I may even start a blog or twitter page for her lol!
So not too much to get you caught up on other than my children are the best in the world (i'm biased) and I thank God EVERYDAY for them! 
Till next time.............

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend.....Quite Memorable

I have so much to write but just haven't got the energy to do it yet just know there is something going on here soon.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

What do you do......What do you say?????

Well this week has been quiet for the kids.  Nothing major happening except my back has been hurt so they have been pretty tame this week Thank God!!!!  On Tuesday I went to go to the restroom and Kelsey had taken her waffles and put them in the toilet......umm......what do you do about that?  Luckily nothing got clogged so it wasn't a big deal.  Then yesterday Wyatt comes running in from the backyard telling me he went poop.  I said okay you went peepee (he gets confused sometimes) and he said no I went poop in the dirt and he dragged me out there and sure enough he pooped in the dirt.  I was speechless!  He didn't have an accident in his pants though so I was excited and speechless and confused as to why he would do that.  Apparently though this will be a new occurrence because he just got finished running inside again yelling that he pooped.  I followed him out there and sure enough he did it again!  What do you do........what do you say to that?  I am proud but this could prove a problem out in public if he just drops his pants and poops on the ground.........any ideas folks???  Till next time............

Monday, May 14, 2012

Road Trip to No Where

So I volunteered to take my brother to Sherman for a Doctor's appointment today.......with Kelsey and Wyatt in tow.  1 1/2 hours each way.  Wyatt is potty training and Kelsey doesn't really like the car that much.  The trip to Sherman wasn't that bad.  Wyatt did great and didn't have an accident.  We went potty and then we're on our way.  This is where things started to go down hill.  I knew better than to think that they would be fine in the car for over 3 hours but do I EVER listen to my instincts?????  Well the ride back was full of Whines and cries and craziness where Kelsey was throwing snacks and Wyatt was trying to fling his body out of the window.  They were so unhappy but WE MADE IT!  I have a hurt back going on 3 days now and can barely walk let alone lift a child but we did it and now they are asleep resting their precious heads and I think goodness they are adorable when they are alseep like angels.  HAHAHA!!!!  This is why we don't go on extended road trips especially without a movie. Today was long but in the end all is well.  Tomorrow is a NEW day though so till next time.......

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Rachel...the First.....My Angel

Rachel is 8 1/2 years old.  She is growing so fast and getting such an attitude I have whiplash.  I remember everything about her growing up the good and the bad and I have always called her my angel.  She was always so happy and friendly and well mannered.  I know that God gave me Rachel to help me through the toughest times and the greatest times.  She has helped me grow and become a mother that she can hopefully be proud of.  She loves Monster High and Fairies.  She loves her computer and XBOX and you can find her there most of the time.  I TRY to get her outside for friends and sunshine but she likes the vampire pale look.  She is silly and smart and has started the teenage attitude and I don't know if we will survive this time in her life.  She loves to shop and be girly and wants to do gymnastics, which we will start soon.  She hates to comb her hair or do anything with it but LOVES to put on makeup.  She doesn't really share a lot of her emotions sometimes and that worries me but she always assures me that everything is okay and that she loves me.  She hates blood, needles and any kind of liquid medicine.  Oh man and she is strong so holding her down to get this stuff takes more than one person but I love her as I love all my kids.  I can't wait to watch her grow and become even more beautiful than she already is.  Till next time..........

Happy Mother's Day

I am waking up with a backache from hell and I wonder......isn't Mother's Day supposed to be great!?  So I roll over and try to get up to remember that Wyatt MUST have wanted to spend Mother's Day early with me and decided that he needed to sleep with me last night which would explain the back pain.  That's okay because he wakes up and says Happy Moder's Day I wuv you! (It's like he's from Jersey lol)  So sweet!  Then Kelsey is awake and she is just so happy to be awake that you wonder if she knows it's a special day as well.  That maybe her normal evilness is taking a day off.........but no I see the mischievous glint in her eye and Rachel is..........................she's asleep.  So even though I don't wake up with breakfast in bed or children that sing my praises and act perfectly I KNOW that I am an awesome mom and that this is as good as it gets and sometimes you gotta take the moments that are given to you..........because THEY WON'T LAST LONG....................Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Defiant Wyatt

As I finish helping him take a bead out of his nose I realize now is a good time to talk about the middle child and my only son Wyatt!  He was so quiet when he was born that we often referred to him as "Quiet Wyatt."  I am so blessed to have a son and that he is the ONLY boy I will ever have!  He hated his car seat growing up until we finally were able to turn the car seat around!  At the young age of 6 months he was crawling and had learned to climb up and throw himself over any baby gate!  At 9 months he learned that he could body surf down the stairs much to my almost stroke!  Once he started walking he loved to run away from you!  He was breastfed until 8 1/2 months so he naturally LOVES his mommy the best although daddy is running a close race lately!  He has colored on almost every surface and has certainly climbed on everything!  He has always been such a cute happy sweet boy who has that hint of mischievousness in his eye!  He has fallen off every surface and is clumsy in his own right (must be a Crowder thing...........ok really they all get it from me.......ooops)!
As he has gotten older he has gone from "Quiet Wyatt" to "Defiant Wyatt"  very quickly.  He loves dinosaurs and spaghetti and his favorite color is green according to tonight's discussions!  He also loves AC/DC!  Many times cereal, chips, gatorade mix and dog food has been found thrown throughout the house and an occasional knocked over Christmas tree!
Currently we are potty training and he has found a love of peeing outside.....maybe one day he will go poop in the potty.  He's 3 and smart and crazy.
His favorite past time as of late is teaming up with Kelsey and waiting until I am in the bathroom before causing havoc.  Just know that I love him and all of my kiddos but sometimes............Till next time!

Kelsey aka El Diablo

I always love to tell people about my kids craziness!  They always tell me I should write a blog about them and what they do so this is what is happening.    I figured I would post on each child first and then go to daily occurrences after that so you are familiar with each child.  I am starting with the smallest member of the family.  KESLEY!!!!

So where do I begin??  Let's see Kesley was born on June 28, 2010.  During the c-section she kicked her way out of me and the doctor barely had time to catch her!  What an introduction into this world!  She was sooo tiny and adorable and so quiet!  She loved to lay her head on my chest and sleep there for long periods of time.  I think she planned it this way!  I got so used to her being so sweet and quiet I was NOT prepared for what happened after her one month milestone!  She woke up with a vengeance!  She cried so much and wouldn't breastfeed and didn't want to be held anymore when she slept or otherwise.  When she laughed she sounded like she was in pain.  This should have been my first clue.
As time has progressed she has definitely shown us that she is in charge!  Her cuteness only grew and everyone who met her was always instantly in love with this tiny little person.  She is so sweet in public no wonder.  No one believes us when we say that she is a spit fire and we started lovingly calling her El Diablo.  Some people didn't agree that we should call her that but we are her parents and we LOVE her unconditionally!
  She is almost 2 now and let me tell you she may be the size of a 12 month old but she is sure to let you know that she WILL get her way.  She is sneaky and always looking for something to get her mouth on.  She loves to suck on my laptops power cables and her daddy's iPod charging cables.  5 power cables and 6 charging cables later I think we are doing better at keeping her away from them but not for her lack of trying.  Her attitude could rival any teenagers and I only fear how it's going to be once she reaches puberty.  Oh My!!!!  She loves her daddy so much that she will only sleep if he is home.  If he's not it's always a long night!  She is always getting into something and climbing on something.  The only problem......she is clumsy.  This poor child has had more bruises all over than can be imagined.  The neighbors are probably scared of us because they can hear her when she gets mad!
  Even as I tell you guys about all of my children just remember I LOVE ALL MY CHILDREN with ALL my heart and they are the greatest gifts I have ever or will ever be given.  But it is funny to look back on their craziness and laugh.  It what helps me to keep going sometimes.  I am not perfect and I know there are tons of parents out there that will suggest things to me but REALLY guys I have tried tons of stuff and what works for you doesn't mean it will work for me.  Thanks for reading till next time!  Up next is WYATT.......