Thursday, June 06, 2013


I went to Costco to pick up one picture and ended up spending about $200.00.  That always seems to be the case.  Anyway, one of the things that I picked up was a Baloball set.  It is also known as Blongoball but I guess there are variations.  It was $40 and usually when I buy these sort of things, I wonder if Gary will recommend that I return it.   Usually I need Gary as a more rational sounding board as I do tend to make some impulsive purchases (yay to Costco for amazing return policies!).   Well, it was a keeper and we played last night and then Koen played bright and early this morning!  We normally play outside but it was before 8 am and the grass was still wet (didn't want Nya crawling around in wet grass) so we played inside.   Totally safe as the balls are rubber so our home and Nya's head won't get hurt. I'm thinking it will be good in the basement this winter too!

{I always wonder what people use so all photos taken with the 85mm lens if curious}
{Nya's job is cheering!  As a side note, we got the Dora chair for free and I was going to get rid of it but Nya just loves climbing on it all the time.}
{Her big thing is pointing right now}

{Koen was playing against his stuffies}
{`You are letting him play it in the house?'}

PS It's good for teaching addition too!

PPS My mental/emotional state is so good right now.  I wish I could be like this always and forever.  I'm sad that I am so affected my hormones these days as I never had this after the boys.  For the past 4 days I have felt clear and calm and happy.  I love this feeling.  However, I know that next week, my hormones will shift again and then will come the stress/anxiety, anger, frustration, etc.  Poor Gary.  Right now I'm so nice and loving and then next week he'll get grumpy Louise again.  I'm going to get some  B complex vitamins today...we'll see what happens.  I've been taking fish oils too.   It's like I'm 14 all over again, and that my friends, is not cool.


  1. I can attest to your 14 year old state not being so great. lol. Oh memories of us beating the crap out of each other, oh and the verbal fighting - man. Shiver.

  2. Maria, you can actually thank me for that. It was all preparation for raising your own 4 girls! You are welcome!

  3. love that game! and oh man, she is so cute! Well, they all are, but she is in my super-favorite age, 12-18months :)

  4. Ali-I want 10 of her. Okay, maybe not. But she is so fun right now:)