For Katie

July 19, 2011

This could also be titled Awkward Family Photos


I bought some all-natural fruit pops and they stain clothes like crazy.  So……….you’re welcome.


July 18, 2011

“You know, like Tomater, ‘cept without the Ta”  (One of the boys’ favorite lines from Cars).

A few days ago we happened to be WAY on the other side of town picking up our meat from the meat locker.  As usual, I had the crew with me and the lady there happened to ask me if we’d seen Mater yet.  I had no idea what she was talking about and she gave me directions.  Not knowing this part of town at all, and being horrible with directions, I didn’t say anything to the boys but told them I wanted to drive around a bit.

Here’s what we found:

Can you tell that Mater is Tate’s favorite character?

I have no idea who did this, it was just sitting in a parking lot of an abandoned gas station, but seriously, how cute?  I think it was an old grandpa who has lots of grandkids!

If you’re local and you have Cars fans in your family, Mater is at the corner of SE 6th and Scott Avenue.  I have no idea how long he’s been there or will be there.  Liam has already asked several times if we can go back and visit.  He’s SURE that it’s the REAL guy from the movie.  “I didn’t know he lived in Des Moines!”


July 8, 2011

It’s true!  The Hulling clan will be adding a GIRL to the mix in December!  Josh spotted her “lack of boy parts” on the monitor before the tech did.  Somehow I think he’s known all along……

Here’s proof:

I have 3 shots of her nether regions just to be sure. 

Here’s a more flattering angle:

We couldn’t be happier! (Yes, Josh is excited too). 

Make way for PINK!!!

Best $6 Ever Spent

July 1, 2011

My wonderful husband, after a HOT morning of helping friends move yesterday, offered to go grocery shopping.  This is a dreaded task for me.  We try to only stock up every 2 weeks, which usually results in an hour+ trip, 2 carts, and at least 1 crabby, screaming child (can you guess which one?).  I hate doing this job by myself, but usually we get to the end of the 2 week period and the cupboards are BARE and I have no choice but to drag everyone along with me.

I’m a stick-to-the-list, get-it-done girl, so it’s always fun when Josh goes to see what good things “fell” into his cart.

And yesterday he hit the jackpot.  Best $6 EVER spent.

A “Lightming Aqueen” Slip and Slide.  Oh man.

Yeah. Tate cried after that run.

Gavin, the boy who often has issues with getting his head wet, LOVED it.

(That scrape on the top of his head is NOT a result of this dangerous, yet TOTALLY awesome slide)

Geez. Who’s that (SCRAWNY) big kid?

After Tate’s unhappy first go round, he spent the rest of the time doing this.