Man, kids can sometimes suck the life right out of you.
You wake up each morning all ready to conquer the world.
You look in the mirror and tell yourself, you are awesome. You are a good mommy. You love your kids. They are going to behave today. You will not get frustrated. You will not yell.
And then they just slowly drain the sanity right from you as the day goes on.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Thank. God. For. Tomorrows.
They’ll thank me one day. I just know it. They’ll love having so many siblings so close together and they will give me my best-mom-in-the-entire-universe award and every last eyeball gouging second will have all been worth it.
I just know it.
Life has just been cruising right along in the Ruda household. Yard sale and flea market season is here and thrifting feeds my soul.
This is an awesome Salvation Army find after I stole Reese’s dresser from her room to put in our kitchen and eating area. It was $30 and she chose a color called Strawberry Shortcake to paint it with…
Reese continues to impress me with her fashion forward ways…
We got 2 of these awesome wagons from our local wholesale club that fold up into a 9″ wide square. It holds up to 120 pounds and we’re hoping it makes the upcoming beach trip a little bit easier. So far we’ve hauled kids around in it many places and it’s been great.
Chase is slowing exiting the cute baby stage and entering into the independent stage where he insists on doing everything himself. Like eat ice cream…
We had wonderful family time with another crazy kid-packing family.
It was loud.
And so fun.
Dinner time. I make everyone raise their hands before they may speak.
That would be awesome though.
I got busted setting the timer on my phone camera and this is a 6-year-olds idea of a joke. Very funny…
Summertime always means the best meals around here. The garden is flourishing. I guess plants love horse poop. This isn’t a pepper from our garden, but that’s what it makes me think of.
Josiah is a bomb waiting to go off most days. He’s 3 and very moody. There are times when just looking at him irritates him.
You know what irritates me? When my 3-year-old scowls at me and tell me not to talk to him.
Just two more to potty train and then we are in the clear. Why is it that someone can wear underwear successfully all day, but choose to crap their diaper every single day at nap time?
My goal of creating an eclectic mix of dining room seating is finally being realized. I have a slight addiction to chairs. Good thing that I don’t get too attached because as soon as I have too many, I just let some go. All these beauties are being painted white.
The magnet board in the eating area is filling up with rotating works of art. Sheet metal and 2 X 4s are all you need to make a very stylish display area.
This is Chase’s I want a bite face. It’s really fun to put something in his mouth that he doesn’t care for.
I went to the flea market with a friend over the weekend and while we were rooting through boxes, a man shouted, “Everything in the yellow area is $1!”
Turns out we were in the roped off yellow area and I got this great frame for $1. I gutted out the artwork and I’m trying to incorporate it into a summer mantle display.
I love summer. It’s almost here.