About Me

Citrus Heights, CA, United States
Welcome a little place, I like to call The Crazy House, or my blog. :D Cast of Characters: The mom part is played by yours truly. My name is Molly. I am 37 years old and live in Northern California. I am a first & foremost a mom, on top of the many other jobs that I do. The 5 Boys- Sam is my almost an adult(sob)17 year old- lots of challenges with the teenager years. Michael, or Mikey as we call him, is my 9 year old. Brandon is 7, Andrew turns 7 at the end of August. And then there is Joshua, who had his third birthday in March; he has decided to extend his terrible twos. Our princess Emma joined us on April 7th in 2010. She has all of us wrapped around her fingers! Our lives have dramatically changed since the beginning of this year-I have dealt with domestic violence, started divorce proceedings, lost my job, and had to move myself & the 6 kids into my parent's house. Yeah, it's a crazy life!

Monday, April 20, 2009

A giveaway that we can swing about...

With the nice spring weather, my kids constantly want to go to the park. Now normally I'm all for taking them & letting them wear themselves out on the swings, slides & monkey bars. But unfortunately, time doesn't always allow us the luxury of the park. Dad Blogs has come up with a solution for us. They have partnered with Kid's Creations Swing Sets - Wooden Swing Sets Accessoriesto give away the wonderful Three Ring Adventure Swingset (ARV $4995.00). We're talking rock wall, tire swing, rope ladder, 3 swings, slides & lots more!!! As if this wasn't already a fantabulous giveaway, they are throwing in a Canon Powershot SD1100 Digital Elph too! So now you can send Grandma & Grandpa pics of your munchkins playing on their new playset. Want to check out this amazing giveaway, just go here-Dad Blogs - Directory and Social Network for Dads and Dad Bloggers - The Big Spring Contest at Dad Blogs
I want to say good luck to everyone, but I secretly am hoping our family wins this. With 5 boys, we really need a sturdy swingset like this. We used to have a Little Tykes 8 in 1 structure that my MIL had bought years ago. But had to sell it when times were tough last year. :( With me working fulltime, and the midshift, it's hard to find time to get to the park. It would be so nice to be able to sit on our backpatio, watching the kids & their friends playing on this amazing set. Please Please Please & Pretty Please, pick our family for this great set, that otherwise would be financially unattainable.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Baskets

The Finished product

Where the hell are the eggs?

Remind me never to go looking for eggs the night before Easter. I had my bases covered in that department, several days ago. Picked up 5 dozen eggs in anticipation of the coloring eggstavaganza we had planned with the kids. Got home from work tonight & Matt started the water to boil, setting the eggs on the kitchen counter. Not even 2 minutes later, a loud noise, and Joshua vocalizing to us in his very smart one year old language, that something had happened. Somehow ( yeah, we aren't exactly sure how) all 5 dozen eggs were on the ground! If I wasn't so damned shocked, I would have grabbed my camera. lol Fast forward to tonight, Saturday, night before Easter. Matt & I ran up to Walmart to go pick up some more eggs, drinks for the bbq tomorrow at Dave & Roxanne's, and some more candy for the baskets. Walmart was swamped! And NOTHING left that resembled Easter, bunnies,or even chocolate for that matter. :( So we pick up our drinks, wait in line for 30 minutes,and head to the next Walmart. They must have some Eastery Hershey Kisses left, right? Yeah, don't think so. Can you believe that they didn't have anything left either? Ugh. Thank god Raley's still had some candy left. Woohoo for the grocery store! :)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

So many things, so little time...

I really wish I had a few extra "days off". It is so hard to fit in everything I want to do. So far today, the only thing checked on my list is sleeping in. lol Oh wait, I did manage to get a few loads of laundry done, and started the dishwasher, that Sam was supposed to do. What I should have been doing today, is cleaning out the garage, getting my stuff together for the Just Between Friends sale in a few weeks, listing stuff on Ebay & Craigslist to clear out some of this crap sitting around the house, and getting our Easter stuff together. The rain outside definately is not helping. It's cold & rainy out- two days ago it was mid 70's and gorgeous. Ugh. We were going to color our egss tonight, but I might just wait until I get home from work tomorrow.Yeah, that sounds like a plan.lol I wanted something yumilicious for dinner that didn't come out of a box, or had to be microwaved, so even now as I type, I can smell my roast cooking......drool........... And for after dinner, I let Brandon pick out a Stawberry Cake thingy. I wonder how many calories I can burn by coloring Easter Eggs? ;)
We are taking the kids over to Dave & Roxanne's on Easter Sunday. They are bbqing & doing an egg hunt for the kids. I have the day off (insert happy dance). After giving birth last Easter, it will be nice to be able to spend it with the family.
I traditionally go waaay overboard on the kids' baskets. Buying too much candy,toys & other odds 'n' ends. This year, we are a bit financially challenged, so it will be something simple. I've picked up some superhero kites & air balloon rockets for cheap, and the requisite sidewalk egg chalk. Also picked up peeps for each of the kids. I still need to get some chocolate & a choc bunny for each of them. And maybe a gc to 7-11 for Sam.