Tuesday, February 8, 2011

R & R

Yesterday, the boys were in our unfinished basement for about 5 minutes before they came up.  As Bo came toward me every step across the wood floor I could hear "sqealch, sqealch, sqealch."  It was clear he was REALLY sticking to the floor & right behind him tagged Rocco picking at something on his hands.

"Mom...we found the bug trap,"
Bo beams proudly.

Translation:
They found a sticky pad (mouse trap) from years ago & it gets better...after my in-laws fire a month ago we kept their dog in our basement for 3 weeks, we didn't know how sick she was at the time but she wouldn't eat & lost A LOT of hair.  Even though I have spent some time trying to pick up the hair there is still a lot more down there.  So apparently, Bo got the trap stuck on his feet & Rocco pulled it off.  Then Bo walked through the hair.  He had as much dog hair on him as a dog would.  It was Soooooooooooo bad!  And that glue does NOT wash off with water.  It was so bad that I couldn't stop laughing (or wincing at the nastiness) for quite sometime.  So after LOTS of scrubbing with soap & wet wipes the boys spent a looooong time in here:

So even after 4 days of the kids battling the flu,
I don't mind that Rocco woke up with croup. 

It means a day of this:
R & R and lots of extra tv time...
did you know they show 4 episodes of Dora in a row?
Who knew!
Even as I type one handed Rocco is so
sweetly snoozing around my baby belly.
 I like thinking of him curled up next to the babe.
So even though he is asleep on me & I have to go to the bathroom like only a pregnant woman does, AND the remote seemed to dissappear an hour ago so even though the boys are both passed out I am still watching Dora , I can look at the bright side:  I get to hold my baby all day AND I am thinking of planning a trip to Spain to try out all the Spanish I am learning from Dora!

Life is Good :)


37 comments:

Can do mom said...

First of all, I'm sorry about the illness in your house. Flu and croup! :( I hope everyone mends up quickly and you don't catch the flu in the process.

What a sweet photo of Rocco laying around the baby belly! I'm glad in the midst of the turmoil of life you can see that life, truly, IS good.

Those sticky traps are the worst. We had them once and one of our dogs got stuck on it. I now use the disposables that snap shut on the critter and toss both the mouse and trap.

I've also got to tell you, I love your mother (Packer fan - Woo Hoo!) Way to go, Libbie's Mom! :)

A Serenade for Solitude said...

Oh my gosh! Can you believe the things they manage to get into?? Poor kiddos. It's a bummer that all this sickness is going around, but it sure is nice for cuddles and down time...and of course, when they feel better. :)

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Your children are the cutest ... Rocco looks so sweet curled up around your baby belly. You are very blessed my sweet friend.
Blessings,
Bren

April said...

I'll never understand why kids find the NASTIEST things interesting... Feel better soon Rocco!

Beth said...

Buenos diaz!

It's like he mopped up the excess hair AND had a fun time while doing it. Yay! :)

I hope the kids feel better soon.

-stephanie- said...

If I had a pretty bathroom like yours, I'd want to spend lots of time there too. I love your stories of the boy's "adventures".

No one likes that their children are sick, but when they are, they can be oh so sweet. Darling pictures.

Cat said...

Loved this!

A HILARIOUS story, a GORGEOUS bathtub (must be great bubble baths!), and a PRECIOUS picture (of him curled on your baby belly).

Hope y'all feel better fast.

LibbiesHome said...

I don't think your house knows a dull moment. I can't believe how creative your kids are!! :)
Sorry to hear some are under the weather, but glad it gave you a day of rest (sort of). Those pictures of Rocco sleeping on your baby belly are just too precious.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is quite a story. They look so cute snuggles up together on the sofa. Absolutely love the belly shot photo.

Rose said...

I hurt myself laughing at the mental image of the sticky trap and dog hair. Awwwww, bless their hearts when they don't feel good, but mom's lap is always best. Love the pics as usual. I sound like a broken record when I come to your page, but you always post the cutest photos. Hope all is well soon!

Two Shades of Pink said...

Oh, I am so excited we got to see your sweet belly and that sweet boy sleeping next to you! I just smiled at that precious photo. And it was a good thing it came after the dog hair sticky stuff story. I wish I had a better sense of humor in times like that. I would be so stressed out since I can freak out about that kind of stuff. You inspire me to lighten up and just laugh at life and the crazy things the kids do. They are not crazy kids for long! Due date fast approaching! WOW!

koralee said...

You my dear...should really write a book! REALLY! Your stories are the BEST!!! And the funny thing is that they are all true....hang in there my sweet friend..wish I lived just down the road ..I would come take the boys for awhile...Oh what fun we would have. xoxoxo Hugs.

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

Oh, my! Glad you were able to get off all the glue and hair...those little sweeties can explore and try out can't they? Sorry about all the sickness and I hope all are well very soon. Precious pictures. Hugs

Pen Pen said...

I just love your posts!!! I can imagine the sticky dog hair was a mess to clean. I hope everyone feels better soon and I, too, love the picture of your son cuddled up next to the new baby inside of mommy.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

how cute that you could put a fun spin on those events of the day! your kids are adorable

Victoria said...

I love you guys. I totally do! Your posts always make me smile. You've got the cutest kids (and stories) and I'm so excited about the new member on his or her way. You guys are awesome!

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Simply beautiful. My kids a grown now and I miss those adorable moments. Can I have one? ;-)

I haven't visited w/you in a while. Congrats on the almost new addition to the family. Will be praying for a safe delivery and a very healthy little bundle of joy!

Love and peace
Free Spirit Butterfly!

Emily said...

That's so sweet. :) Sorry about the flu though. Yuck. Hope ya'll are feeling better soon.
x

bunny said...

Ahhh, such a sweet pic of the baby and your baby bump. Hope everyone feels well soon...and take care of yourself.

tootles,
bunny

Theresa said...

Wow so much going on here... first of all, I sooooo wish you would have taken pictures of the little hairy beasts, that is hilarious!! Secondly, I hope everyone is feeling better and lastly I just loved those last pictures seeing Rocco all snuggled up on you, that is just so adorable! Thanks for the stories, now I just wish I could say all of this in spanish to test your Dora skills!! Theresa xoxo

YHOSIE said...

im so jealous looking at your last image ..
love it a lot!
hope u have save delivery and great time with ur family ;)

Shelley said...

Such a sweet and touching post. I love your outlook. I really cherish those snuggle times too, even when not under the best circumstances... because before we know it... it will be done. Give them hugs and kisses from us!

Nezzy said...

Awwwww, your pics are just darlin' especially the one of your baby curled up around your baby! Priceless!!!

God bless you and have a beautiful day sweetie!!!

Kristi said...

Can I just say that totally had me cracking up? I loved reading this post.

~Kristi

Karli said...

Oh wow...your kids are such cuties!! I think you're right...your middle guy would fit right in at our house - ha ha! What a story; oh my! He's going to love to look back one day and read this. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. Hope you're having a great weekend! :-)

christy rose said...

What an awesome picture story!! Love them all! I completely understand the feeling of a mom that wonders how her child can find so many things to get into when all along she thought that everything was put up and no messes could be made in the area that he was playing in. LOL
But your story tops them all I think! :)

Love the belly pictures too!! How cute!

Jessie Thompson said...

I have to tell you, Libbie, that you are the master of looking on the bright side! We will miss these snuggle times someday when they are grown. Actually, I think that I will try to go snuggle with mine now too (but they are not sick so I will probably not have much luck!)...

Marla said...

Libbie, Eres tan apestoso divertido!

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