Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Lately me and Lex have been spending a lot of time together. With Hay's now on some sort of schedule, me and Lex hang out a lot while she is sleeping. And it seems that my daughter thinks a lot about life, maybe even a little too much. Things that come out of her mouth either make me laugh, make me mad, or disgust me.

Lex didn't eat her dinner one night so she didn't get a treat after. An hour after dinner she asked why she couldn't have a treat. I told her that she didn't eat her dinner so she didn't get anything else the rest of the night. She looked at me and said, "Well if you would start making something good for dinner maybe I would eat it!" She then walked out of my room and into hers and slammed the door shut. My feelings should have been hurt, but laughing was the only thing I could do.

The next day we were playing Candy Land. She started getting mad that I was winning so she slyly took her foot and pushed the board over so that we all lost. I asked her why she did this and she shrugged her shoulders and said, "I didn't it was my foot."

Then to top of the week of Lex-isms yesterday she was picking her nose. (Yes, I know disgusting), and she asked me if all boogers have hair in them. I told her I didn't think any boogers had hair in them why? She said, "well mine do! Well that's great! I never thought I would have a child that had hairy boogers, but I guess I am lucky enough to get one! I can't wait to see what her teenage years bring.

Friday, February 4, 2011


One day I thought that I would be really frugal and buy my childrens vitamins at Costco. They only kind they had were the Flintstone kind so I thought that we would give them a try.

Every single one of my kids hates them. They think they are sour and most mornings I catch the kids dry heaving when they start to chew them. But I never saw Lex do that. I thought she was my only angel quietly putting them in her mouth and eating them like a good little girl should do.

Wrong!! I was cleaning her room today and noticed a piece of paper behind her dresser. I went to pick it up and what did I see? About 8 or 9 un-eaten vitamins hiding behind her dresser! I tried not to laugh as I called her into the room. I asked her what those were and she immediately burst into tears. I told her that she wasn't in trouble but that made her cry worse. So I knew she felt guilty. I made her pick them up and put them in the trash and she thought she would never have to eat them again.

Wrong again! This morning I made her sit down at the table while she cried and cried and dry heaved. You may think that I am mean, but I bought those things at Costco. So you know the size of that bottle and I am not wasting those! So until they are gone, my kids are going to have to dry heave every morning!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Family Night

So in the Christensen household playing games is quite a chore. We start with good intentions and by the end of the game at least one is in tears and two are so angry that no amount of teasing can change the mood. Here is one example.

We decided that we were going to play this game that the kids got for Christmas. It's pictionary for the Wii. We had never played it before so we thought that this would be a great time to test it out. Started out fine but here was my first mistake: Putting Chad and Pk on the same team. I got Tan and Lex, thinking that I was at a disadvantage because I got a 4 yr old on my team. Not so!!

First clue Pk starts drawing. The answer was treasure chest. He draws it and waits for Chad to answer. Chad guesses everything you can think of and starts to get a little mad. "Come on Pk draw something else! What the crap! I have no idea what that is. KEEP DRAWING! Oh whatever, I give up!" All the while me and Tan are looking at each other and laughing while Pk is now totally mad at Chad. (Which in my opinion he had every right to be).

Our turn, Tan gets a mailbox. 5 seconds into it Lex yells mailbox!! Score!! This is how the rest of the game goes. PK yelling at Chad, Chad yelling at Pk, me and Tan getting clues like square, Chad getting mad that we got a clue like square, Chad telling us the game was rigged, Pk crying everytime we get another point, Pk crying everytime they lose another point, me laughing at how ridiculous Chad and Pk are, me secretly cheering that we are kicking their butts because of the way they are behaving, Chad and Pk threatening to quit the game, Tan rocking every clue he draws, me laughing some more, Lex getting bored, Chad telling Pk to draw better, Pk telling Chad to draw better, me laughing, Pk telling Chad he never wants to play on Chad's team again, Chad telling Pk he never wants to be on his team again, me calling both of them babies, Tan laughing, and finally Pk crying, Chad pissed, me laughing, Tan gloating, and Lex oblivious to what went on.

Needless to say we probably won't be playing pictionary in our near future. But if we do I am totally putting Tan and Lex on my team!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Medical Emergency

Before you get all concerned thinking that we had a very serious problem let me explain:
The day after I had my baby the Dr. came in to feel my belly. He was touching my belly button and told me that I now have a hernia from being pregnant with her. My thought was, "Oh goody just another thing to add to the ever growing list of things I am going to have to fix to put myself back together!" Then I didn't give it another thought.

A couple of days ago I noticed that my belly button was kind of hurting every time I would bend a certain way, or touch it. So I casually asked my mother what it could be. I then let her feel my belly button to see if it felt funny. Well the look on her face said it all. I thought that I was in for some serious trouble and that I was going to have to be rushed to the emergency room! She slowly looked up at me and said, "Oh honey I wouldn't worry about your belly button. It's the size of your stomach that has me concerned! You should ask your Dr. about that!"

Huh? Well I knew that my belly was big but I didn't think it was so big that it required medical attention. And I know that the only thing my Dr. would say is, "Well Michelle you could lose a couple of pounds and that might get rid of it." I think that my mom must have forgotten that I gave birth four months ago, or the fact that this is my 4th c-section!

So for now there is no reason to be concerned about my hernia. Instead I think I will stay awake at night worrying that the size of my belly is causing my mom some serious stress! I guess I should be grateful that she brought this medical emergency to my attention. After all, it is the size of your belly that matters most of all!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

Haven't done this in awhile so my pictures are a little backwards. The picture above is Chad's finished project, after three hours of carving! He is too much of a perfectionist to do it any faster. It was really cool when it was done, I promise!

The kids dressed up. I was so bummed they wouldn't let me do a theme this year. But that's all right I'll get them next year.
My little rabbit
She is 12 weeks old now and getting BIG! You should see the triple chin she is sporting around. Awesome!
Me helping Chad poke holes in his pumpkin. He had been working on it for about an hour and all the kids were done. I stepped in to help because I felt sorry for the guy.
Pk carving so hard that he broke my poor knife. Just imagine how the pumpkin must have looked.
Chad carefully taping
The boys carving.
Lex is all done painting her beautiful pumpkin. (What she said)
Before the festivities began
All smiles because the knew they got to use knives

Monday, July 26, 2010

What I want to be when I grow up

The other night at dinner we were asking the kids what they wanted to be when they grew up. We turned to Tan who said, "I don't know but Pk wants to be a football or basketball player." Apparently the kid can't come up with what he wants to be, but I am glad he has Pk's career figured out. We then asked Pk who said, "I don't really care." Glad that one has a lot of ambition. We then turned to Lex who goes, "Umm what I want to do is sit on my butt and watch TV." Tan quickly burst out laughing and said, "Ya you could be just like mom!"

Now wait a second. I know that the last few weeks my energy has depleted, I no longer have patience, and thinking of walking up the 4 different flights of stairs we have makes me want to cry. But I did not think that I watched TV ALL day. And I don't sit on my butt all day because with the size that my butt has grown too, its actually quite uncomfortable to do that.

But I guess its time for me to set a better example to my children. Instead of sitting on my butt all day watching TV, I am going to lay down in my bed reading. Lets see how they like that one!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cotton Candy

We took the kids to a baseball game and invited their aunt Amber to come with us. Little did we know the trouble she would cause. She decided that she wanted to buy our kids cotton candy because every time the lady would come around my kids would look longingly at her. Chad and I are not big fans of cotton candy or what it does to their teeth but their aunt bought it for them anyway. And this is what happened:

Now I am going to add HYPER, CRAZY and RIDICULOUS to the list of why we won't be eating cotton candy again anytime soon! Thanks Amber.