Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Jen over at Denton Sanatorium put out a challenge to write a real life post….but since i won’t be able to carry my camera around today i decided to take a look back at our “real” pictures….only a blogger would be proud to capture some of these moments…i admit …they make me laugh.

but…in the day to day madness of raising these kiddos i tend to think crazy thoughts….let me share

on days like this i think cooper will never like long car rides.


or boat rides…

hapy2the bathroom will never be clean.uh oh!

i am never going to get a good family picture.

(we were going for a St. Patrick’s Day picture in case you are wondering about all the green :)

IMG_7010  i am never going to be able to keep clothes on this kid.crazycoop

Christmas will never be calm and relaxing.

cooper on present

and then i look at this one…and think…hubby is very proud of himself…..he figured out how to help coop with his teething.

(the can is really not open….really its not)

and it makes me laugh…cause ya have to be able to laugh…we are figuring out this thing called parenting….and sometimes we have no idea what we are doing….and sometimes we do……


and through the screaming, slamming doors, tantrums, and everyday craziness…i think to myself that i would not have it any other way….

and of course..i usually don’t post about all the craziness, or complain about the real life stuff….every now and then I'll vent but i try not to be a complainer…can’t stand being around other people who complain….blogging keeps me positive, capturing the little life moments that i don’t want to forget…helps we slow down time just a bit…lets me tell the stories of our crazy adventure.

so now back to the laundry, the dog whining at the door, dinner to plan, leaves to rake, the stink bug i vacuumed up yesterday…and maybe a few minutes to have a cup of coffee before i have to pick up the kiddos.


Nicolle said...

I needed to read this today. I posted a similar one a few days ago and today. I don't like to complain either, and I try hard to stay away from complainers. I try to make something good out of every situation. We're still trying to figure out this whole parenting thing as well. Some days are rough, but yes, you have to laugh. I LOVE your pictures. For some reason the screaming/crying pictures always make me smile. The beer one is cute too! :)

jen said...

Thanks for linking up today. I love your take on life. He's a funny kid!
And that beer picture is hilarious!

Is it just me, or do you love it when the word verification is a real word? It's quench. Just in case you care.
I'll be back!

Jen said...

Yay! Feels so good to be in such great company. Cracked up at that first pic. So glad you took a photo to have that memory forever!
We had so many of those days...of course...I wasn't blogging then, so I didn't always have my camera with me!
Love this! Have a great day!

Sue said...

Great post and fun pictures. What a cute little guy you have...

I love the TP pics. Brings back memories!


Kerri said...

Oh Jess, thanks for the laugh! Your husband looks too proud in that last picture! If there was a picture of the day would definately get my vote!! :)
I linked up with Jen too today!

Jenny said...

Those crying baby pics are too real. Love them, glad you are proud to be "real." I don't get it when everyone just has to be so perfect all the darn time. We have similar pics of our kids "drinking" beer, why do they always pick those cans?! They do make for some funny pictures. I also have pics of all my kids unrolling the toilet paper, so funny, great minds think alike I guess.

sloan said...

I love that you dug backwards to make a collection of "real" pictures, I should totally do the same - I didn't know about Jen's challenge until it was too late to do it today ... if google blogger's photo upload was working right now, I'd do it like you did- great idea! Loved it!

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

I love it. We totally have a hundred pictures that are the same :)

paige said...

That first photo alone would sum up some of my "real" days. :)

And the toilet paper? LOVE.