Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"Got your penis!"

Yesterday my friend Erin watched the kids while I did an interview for Welcome Neighbor. (Trying to carry on a conversation let alone an intelligent conversation with three kids running around doesn't really work.) So last night Erin and I were out "Spaghetti Dinner" shopping and she told me of a Ryan funny. First the good news..... Apparently all the kids played very nicely together. Now for the funny..... Ryan was playing chase and at one point grabbed at Molly's diaper area proclaiming, "Got your penis!" "Got your penis!" Say what?!

Erin suggested maybe we should teach Ryan about the difference between boys and girls. I was laughing so hard I was crying. Everytime I even think "Got your penis!" I start to laugh.

Yes, we have taught Ryan the difference between boys and girls. Yes, we've talked about Molly and Kate having vaginas, "'ginas" as they call them. I also assured Erin that no, we do not play any strange games in our house.

Nothing like a night out with a good girl friend and laughing about penises. :) Thanks Erin!

Oh and by the way, I got the job. I start next week.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

My MOMS Club is famous!

The following article was in Sunday's newspaper.....

And there was an announcment today on the local radio station. Woo hoo!

Moms' group aiming to help kids' hospital
Benefit dinner will collect money, toys for A.I. duPont
By ROBIN BROWN, The News Journal

Posted Sunday, October 28, 2007
A mothers' organization is planning its annual benefit dinner Saturday to help cheer up kids in medical crises and their families during the upcoming holidays.

Guests can bring their choice of donation for admission to the event -- $5 per person or a new toy of at least that value.

The Pike Creek MOMS Club's Benefit Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday is the latest event being listed in The News Journal's Help Us Help public service feature that includes an online database, designed to match Delawareans' holiday generosity with events and programs that help others in need.

The dinner, with a silent auction of donated goods and services, will be held 5 to 9 p.m. at Limestone Presbyterian Church, off Limestone Road (Del. 7) in the Pike Creek area.

Adults and children are invited with tickets available -- and toy donations welcome -- at the door.

Both money and toys will be given to the Nemours Foundation of the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Rockland, where the toys will be distributed to young patients during the upcoming holidays, event spokeswoman Erin Lacey said. The money will help support other programs for the children.

Hospital officials ask that, because of potential allergies, all donated toys be new and latex-free. Also welcome are donations of new or gently used DVDs, music CDs, PlayStation games, Xbox and Sega Genesis games, Lacey said. Bath and body kits, youth books, makeup and other gifts suitable for teens also are needed, she said.

Delawareans are encouraged to drop off donations at the event even if they can't stay for dinner, Lacey said. Pick-up of donations also may be arranged, she said.

For more information, to reserve dinner tickets or get information about donation pick-up, call Lacey at 999-1985 or e-mail Donations for the auction also are welcomed.

In its first two years, the nonprofit Pike Creek MOMS Club benefit dinner collected nearly $2,000 that was given to the Mother-to-Mother organization to help survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

This year, the MOMS -- one of nearly a dozen such clubs in Delaware -- decided to keep the benefit closer to home.

"We chose Nemours as our charity for this dinner because we believe that children should have every chance to be happy and healthy," said Kristen Dunne, President of the Pike Creek MOMS Club. "We want the kids and families at Nemours to know our thoughts are with them and that hopefully, our donations will make a difference in their stay."

Donations of toys and games -- new in their packages, but not wrapped -- are needed for youngsters of all ages who are being treated at the renowned children's hospital, Lacey said.

For information on the MOMS Club, visit, where a link provides details on local groups statewide.

Contact robin brown at 324-2856 or


To be highlighted in The News Journal's Help Us Help features, nonprofit groups and community efforts may submit information for publication about benefits and donation drives -- at least two weeks before the event -- to Help Us Help, in care of The News Journal, Box 15505, Wilmington, DE 19809, or by fax to 324-5509. Required information includes the program name, sponsor, donations sought, who will be helped, drop-off sites/times, how to write/send checks, if donations are tax-deductible, event fees, donation deadline, how the needy can apply for help, the name and phone number of a contact for publication and a Web site for information/online donation if available.


The Pike Creek MOMS Club Third Annual Benefit Spaghetti Dinner and silent auction is 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Limestone Presbyterian Church in Pike Creek. Admission is $5 or a new unwrapped toy. Dinner attendance is not required to drop off donations, which will benefit Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Rockland.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Does this have me pegged or what????

Your Superpower Should Be Manipulating Fire

You are intense, internally driven, and passionate.

Your emotions are unpredictable - and they often get the better of you.

Both radiant and terrifying, people are drawn to you.

At your most powerful, you feel like the world belongs to you.

Why you would be a good superhero: You are obsessive enough to give it your all

Your biggest problem as a superhero: Your moodiness would make it difficult to control your powers

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Halloween Sneak Peek!

Life with multiples and a big brother

I found this video and this video and they both gave me a good chuckle....

Kinda like my life.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Ryan is five! Five! I have been a stay at home mom for five years. I know everyone says it, but where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday that I was pregnant with Ryan and now he is five! Ryan is the most handsome, sweet, loving, thoughtful little boy I know. He is the best big brother too! Ryan celebrated his birthday with a trip to Strasburg with lots of family. Mom, Dad, Molly, Kate, Gamma, Pop Pop, Aunt Gale, Aunt Hilary and Lou all went to the PA Train Museum and then took a train ride. We hit the Shady Maple for dinner and called it a day. On Sunday we had a joint party for all three kids at Moonbounce Adventures. It was a hit! The kids all had a blast and were totally pooped and asleep by 7pm.

I know I know, where are the pictures???? I am working on them. I took a ton and haven't had a chance to process them yet. I have been dealing with more medical BS. Just got my CPAP for sleep apnea and had a Thyroid Scan today. With all the goings on in my life I am waaaayyy behind on all things fun. Here's a sneak peak of "Firefighter Ryan"....