Thursday, January 21, 2010

I think I may be in trouble

It could get ugly and fast. I am almost 11 weeks preggers. Crazy to think I will entering into my 2nd trimester already. BUT, cravings are taking over.I have a long ways to go if I start having cravings like this! I have been wanting a fountain pop for days, but didn't give into the temptation. I had to take Kyle to pre-school this afternoon, so the idea popped into my head of going thru a drive-thru. My mouth began to salvate at the just the mere thought of drinking the ice cold satisfaction, also known as Dr. Pepper.

Then the craving want some greasy french fries to go with it. NO! French fries. I need to eat better than that! I will just have some toast or a clemintine. Who am I kidding? Fruit, really? Not even fanthomable at this point. My mind was made up....or should I say, my stomach had won. I bought a med pop and med. fry. And I savored every last greasy delight. I even tried to hide them from Hailey, but she is no fool. She can smell the yummy goodness! It's just begun. And like I said. I may be in trouble.

Monday, January 11, 2010

On the Horizon

There is a lot on the Greve horizon. 2010 is going be a BIG year. August will be a busy and exciting month. We will be having baby #3 and Kyle may be starting kindergarten. I can't wrap my mind around the fact that Kyle is old enough to even be having the discussion about school! He is so ready to be in school, I as his mother just want to be FOR SURE. All day is lloooonnnggg. Will he do ok? Will the others be kind to him and vice versa? All the things a mother worries about, but there is a time that I need to let him be him and do what he needs to do. He loves going to pre-school and always wants to stay..."just a little bit longer!" We are super excited about the baby on the way! We are going to be surprised, much to the parents dismay. HA! HA! I been feeling relatively well. Evenings are my worst. It hits me hard at night. I am worn out and just feel nauseous. It's almost easier that way, so my days seem to be better for the kids' sake. Mom isn't out of commission during the days. The kids are excited. Kyle wants to name the baby "Toady" because it sounds like his cousins name, which is Brodie. :)
Kyle and Hailey are in room time right now, so Mommy has just a few minutes to herself. Kyle is playing "guys" which are G.I. Joe's and Hailey is playing dress up and with her doll house. It cracks me up how different they are, but can play so well together too.
My moment has passed, Hailey wants me to be Cinderella and go to her ball. So I better get on my party dress and head over to the ball!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Out of the mouths of....moms!

I saw this on a blog that I have been reading for some time and it made me laugh out loud! So I had the idea....since I haven't blogged in....well, MONTHS, that maybe I would share.

Please don't put your butt in my face.
No, when I get bigger I will not grow a pee-pee. And no, your sister won't either.
EWWWW! Hailey, we don't eat bugs!
I do not want your booger. Yes, it is nice to share, but just not your boogers.
We do not play in the toilet! GROSS!
Do you want me to shoot you in the face with the water gun? Then don't do it to her!
Put your underwear on! No one is coming over, you just need to put them on please.
Hailey, why are you licking me? Oh, you're a puppy?! That's nice.
In Target bathroom: Yes, Mommy is a big girl to go potty. No, I'm not going poopy.
I am sure you would be really careful with it, but a mouse trap is NOT a toy.
Put the markers down and STOP coloring each other!
What are you eating and where did you get it?
Yes that is a baby Hailey. No, we can't take him home.
Now your turn......what have you said lately. Please do tell!

Monday, May 18, 2009


Okay, so I kinda have been slacking..........well, alright, have totally forgotten about my blog & haven't written in MONTHS! What's my excuse? Oh, I don't know......2 kids, laundry, a husband, cooking, cleaning, being a taxi, paying bills...and the evil cycle continues. Good enough? :)


Life for the Greve's has changed dramatically. NO, I am not having a baby. Dan, my amazing talented husband, started his new job @ Bozell! This is an answer of many years of praying. Not necessarily for THIS specific job, but that the Lord would provide the perfect one, in HIS perfect timing. Presto, prayer answered. Isn't HE amazing! Dan is thrilled to be there. Bozell is HUGE here & it's huge for Dan. He is loving it and I am loving seeing him this way.

Kids are great. We went to Florida for a week with my parents. What a great trip. Kids were fantastic on the plane (both ways), angels at the parks (only one melt down the whole time) and loved loungin' by the pool and hittin' a few golf balls in between. Another perk? This time around Dan was not self-employed which = Dan relaxing and being able to enjoy our vacation! Added bonus, we got a paycheck WHILE we were on vacation. Heck yeah!

I will try to keep up with this...I know I AM supermom and all, but I can only do so much.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


There is a link off to the right for this sweet baby boy,Stellan. I don't know him or his family. I have followed her blog because of what God has done.What I do know, is we serve an amazing God that will do what HE has planned. He is in serious need for us to get down on our knees and pray. He is in V-tach, extremely deadly state for his heart. Let's all storm the gates together for this sweet boy.

Visit her site and read more about Stellan. Thank you all.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Say that again?

All kids are different. Some do things earlier, some do things later. Boys are very different than girls. I am learning that fact as we speak.

Kyle is a bright little boy. You tell him something/show him ONCE, he will remember. For example: when he was about 18- 19 months old, I was holding him because we were about to walk out the door. I had the cd playing and needed to shut it off before we left. Well, the slacker part of me took over and I shut it off with my toe instead of bending over and doing it the proper way, with my finger. Cutting corners, you know how it is!
The next morning, I turn on the music and a few minutes later, what do I see? Kyle trying so hard to get his foot on the top of the cd player! Brilliant!

Kyle was never a talker. What I mean by that is, he didn't say words that anyone could understand. A LOT of babble. Cute, funny babble. He would stand in the middle of the room and be so serious about whatever it was and was convinced we understood him. Hailey~ she is a different story. The girl can talk.

Words Kyle could say at 16 months:
Bapa (Grandpa)
Mamos (Grandma)
Mo ( more)
Me-me (excuse me)
na-na (banana)

and then his own giberish: but Kyle did sign a lot more words too.

Words Hailey can say at 16 months:
Mo ( more)
Peas (please)
Ba-pa ( Grandpa~ funny it's the same way as Kyle said it)
Mama ( grandma)
Tasha ( my parents dog & she says it perfectly)
Oye (Roy, my in-laws dog)
JJ (cousin)
A-yex (Alex..cousin)
dow (for sit down)
Tyol ( Kyle~ she says it so cute! sounds like tile)
Soos (shoes)
Baf ( Bath)
Badul (bottle)
muck (milk)
chee (cheese)

Seriously? I don't know if it is a girl thing or just having an older sibling around too?! I am floored with some of the things she does. Dan and Kyle went to a hockey game the other night, so it was just me and peanut. I gave her a bath, which she loved not having to share it with brother. I got her out and she made a break for it~ in her birthday suit out to the living room. Me standing in the hall way in plain sight of her, was trying to coax her into her bedroom to get lotioned up and jammies on. She looked at me, patted her tummy and said..."otty, otty" then looked down and proceeded to pee on the carpet! WHAT?? Did she just say potty and then do it?! NO way, not at 16 months? I was baffled. I called the grandparents to tell of her shear genius! ;) Hey, that's another word to add to her ever growing list.

Kids are great~ now if they would only be little genius' when I need them to be......oh say, out in public instead of throwing tantrums, that would be great. But where's the fun in that?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


**UPDATED** Photo of Kyle enjoying his animals. He even divided them so I could have some too!

I went to Toy-r-us today....which for us, never happens. Two kids in a toy store, yikes. I was in search of a doll for Hailey that she has been drooling over for the past month. Went in, found the doll, success.

I let the kids "play"...roam the isles and touch all the toys they could possibly get their chubby little fingers on. We are proceeding to make our way to the check out and Kyle spots a tube of "Safari" animals. He asks me if he can take them home. I look at the tube and take it to a scanner and look to see how much they are. $4.99. Geez....for some plastic animals. I agreed and he was thrilled! I never just up and buy something and he knows that. I almost always tell him "not today." We left the store, kids on cloud nine with their new friends and me feeling all good because I did something out of the ordinary for them.

Oh and we left at about 5:15.

He did not stop playing with his new found friends until lights went out at 8:30. He did put them down to eat dinner, but he ate about two bites of his taco and went right back to it. They even took a bath with him. I was so wishy-washy on even buying them, but now after seeing how much love and affection they are getting; I feel like Super Mom!

This picture is not the actual ones I bought. They look very similar. I may just have to post a picture of Kyle playing with them himself!

What is your best splurge? On yourself or the little ones.