I wanna soak up the sun

Summer is here!!! It finally feels like here in North Georgia!! Lets just get straight to it, here is what is going on in the Willis household this week:
Miss Mackenzie is 5 months old (and some change, I'm a little behind) Her nicknames are Kenzie Bear, Kenzie Benz (cause that's what she'll drive, jk), and Barefoot. I don't know why, these names just happen

Her and David have started screaming wars. She will do this really high pitched shrill.....David doesn't know what to do except scream back and she LOVES it. They go back and forth until I can't take it.... its cute to finally watch them play together. Speaking of the big man....
Well, whenever I have to "take care" of Mackenzie , David has gotten attached to his "Chef Puppet." My father-in-law, the chef, gave it to him. He has no name. He is just referred to as chef puppet. Anyway, I have to be clear that it isn't a doll (for fear of making my husband lose it), but he has started to carry the little chef around everywhere and take care of him when I am tending to Mackenzie.....it's so cute. So here is him and his little baby...haha.

As always, the not so cute 2 1/2 year old....
Last night at dinner, he brought me a bucket and it had some water in it....so I thought. I said:
Me-"David, where did you get that water?"
D- "I pee pee in this bucket, mama." And he handed it to me.
Me-"Thank you.....i think....let's put our pee pee in the potty next time, k?"
I also have this really bad habit of saying, Holy Crap (hey,sue me.....you would say it to if you see all the craziness that goes on over here!) I said it the other day when David dumped out Holly's dogfood or when there is a big mess. Anyway, now when David sees a big mess he says "Holy crap, look Jen!" I don't know why he randomly calls me Jen.
We are working on that one.
Lastly, we are having an issue with him all of the sudden having potty accidents with going #2. It's frustrating b/c he has been potty trained for 4 months and this just started. Its when I am cooking dinner, feeding Mackenzie, ect. I think he does it for attention. Anyway, it is way to human like, no baby terds anymore, and I can't handle it. The worst day was on Monday when he had an accident, I was trying to cook dinner, Mackenzie was crying for her food, and then Holly ran off with the dirty underwear (dogs are disgusting sometimes....don't even get me started).
Needless to say, we have been at the pool a lot. The first day was a nightmare. Mackenzie cried and David jumped in the deep end when we showed up. Tim dove in after him and I was a nervous wreck the rest of the time. The child has no fear. HOWEVER, we've had a big turn around and now I've been 3 times by myself and the children have calmed down and gotten used to it. Praise the Lord.
Nothing new with our house, however, it could be on the market tomorrow. We don't know what we are going to do and are just sitting on things...
I will close with this awesome recipe. I have been cooking out of Jessica Seinfields cookbook "Deceptively Delicious" like crazy (she hides all kinds of vegetables in everything) i love it. Here is her brownie recipe and no one can tell whats in them and they are so good...david loves them!

3 oz semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup carrot puree
1/2 spinach puree
1/2 c firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
2 T butter/marg
2 T vanilla
2 large egg whites
3/4 c oat or all purpose flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt

Preheat oven 350. Coat 8 x 8 pan
Melt chocolate (microwave)
Combine chocolate, veg. purees, sugar, cocoa, marg, vanilla and whisk for 2 min.
Whisk in egg whites, flour, baking powder, and salt.
Pour and bake for 35-40 min.

If you are afraid, I will make them for you and you will love them.


Sara said...

I was looking for you at the pool today! I love that cookbook too...used it alot and then had to put it away for a while. The brownies are very good!!!

Ashley said...

I can't even believe David gave you a bucket of pee! Where does he come up with stuff like this? Through all my laughter, I feel sorry for you! I love the "Holy crap, Jen!" Hilarious.

Your kiddos look innocent enough, though. Those big blue eyes...I could die!

The Mauntel's said...

Holy crap Jen, does he wash the car with that water?

Anonymous said...

Aaahhh...I read your blog and feel like I'm looking into my future!!! I would say we need to get together, but that might be BIG trouble with both of our boys!! I often tell Luke that it's a good thing he's so cute or he might be put up on Ebay that night!

The Partins said...

I would say "Oh God" when she had a VERY stinky poop & Daryl says "Oh Gosh" or "Oh Man" and now Jamie says all 3. Nice. :-)

At least the pee was in a bucket and not in the carpet, right?

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