The Chronicles of Mommyhood

Thursday, May 22, 2008

It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This!

Foundation pouring day....the concrete pumper truck pulled up before Dash was dressed.

The view from our learning room windows...very much a living education!

Pumper truck extends its arm:

Concrete trucks line the street waiting their turn:

An audience on the sidewalk:

I'm not sure what the girl equivalent of watching cement trucks for several hours is. But these boys loved every minute of truck action!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Help is on the Way!

Apparently there was some water or sewer issue down the block from our house necessitating a backhoe, half a dozen construction workers and plumbers and lots of mud.

But you won't hear any complaints from our house.

Just lots of offers to help the workers dig their hole and a Mommy trying desperately to keep two toddlers from going into said hole.

In other news, the foundation for a new house across the street was poured last week, perhaps the highlight of Dash's life to date. Pictures to come...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

It's a good thing I feed my kids organic...

To make up for when Mr. Incredible dumps this into the sandbox (the result of sending him to the store). The package assures me it is nontoxic, though I am unconvinced...

Monday, May 05, 2008

To the Makers of Child Locks...

We as mothers trust you.

Not blindly, mind you. We don't put knives in reach behind the locks.

But we may put a non-breakable bottle of syrup on a shelf in the pantry that a toddler could theoretically reach if he could open the door.

I realize that the locks are "not a substitute for parental supervision." However, and this may come as a shock, even us SuperMoms may need to go to the bathroom in the course of a day.

When a 15 month old can bypass a child lock in the blink of an eye, do you think the top of a syrup bottle will give him pause?

I think not.

**I deemed the syrup crisis too grave to pause to take a picture of the debacle. **

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Double Trouble

Two Towers = Two Kitchen Helpers = Two Mooches