The Charming Tyrants

The Charming Tyrants

Good Words

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. - Anon

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Lately HT has been into painting, finger painting and doing other crafty things all of which are potential mess makers.  

(I am not a neat freak as anyone who has been to my house can testify to, but I have a hard enough time keeping up with the mess that is everyday so I am reluctant for anything to contribute to it.  And don't even talk to me about the paper monster that seems to breed and grow on every surface it touches.)

Anyway he has been having fun and here are a few pictures to prove it.

This post was inspired by "Frame It Friday" .

Also did you notice the "You know you're a parent when.." sidebar?  If you have anything you would like to add, leave me a comment.


Monday, February 22, 2010


I decided that if this is going to be a virtual scrapbook, that I would occasionally do a flashback on the missing years.  So here's the first one.

This was Summer 2008.  HT was playing quietly in his room while I was in the other room, when I heard "Mama, help me."  This is when I discovered he had climbed up onto his window sill and couldn't get back down.  When I asked him how he got up there, he told me he had climbed over from his bookshelf.

Crazy kid!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

Happy singles awareness day!

No really, Happy Valentines Day!

We made cookies the other day and I remembered why we don't make sugar cookies very often. a) they are messy and b) they are time consuming. But they turned out great and everybody appreciated the effort.

Let's see . . reflecting on the things I love.

I love God, love the life He has given me, both the trials and the triumphs, I love my husband, I love my boys, l love my family and I love my friends.

I said to HT, "Today is valentines day, do you know what that means?"

"Yes, it means Grandma's coming!" (Oops, sorry to disappoint, he loves his Grandma, they will talk on the phone and "play together".)

"No it means we honor those we love, who do you love?"

"Um . . . Tammy and Isabella, just those two girls, that's all"

Hum. I was hoping he would say he loved me, oh, well.

Friday, February 12, 2010

4 Months

Took EM for his 4 month checkup yesterday and he is doing good, except his head is crooked (plagiocephaly), too much time on his back and not enough on his tummy. The good news is he doesn't have to have a helmut (as long as it doesn't get worse). Doc said we could let him sleep on his tummy, that would help.

At every well check up the doctor gives us reading material. I don't know about you but my kids have never been at the place the paper says most (insert age) mo/yr olds are at.

For example:

"Most babies now take about 6 oz. every 4 to 5 hours." Please, try every three hours, rarely more and only if he is sleeping.

"Most babies are sleeping through the night by 4 months of age and will also nap 4 to 6 hours during the daytime." Ah, right, if only. I'm still waiting for HT to stay in bed all night, every night.

Speaking of HT, he got a flu shot yesterday and we are paying for it today, he is on his third pair of pajamas, the bedding is in the wash, and we are scrubbing the carpet. He was up twice last night saying that his belly hurt. My sweet poor baby. We may all stay in our pajamas today.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


It was a lovely day yesterday, despite being cold and brisk. HT insisted that he needed to go outside and he needed bubbles, so while little brother napped we went out.

Even the frogs were enjoying the sunshine!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Let me explain.

I suppose I should explain why I decided to start up this blog again.

Well, I asked a friend if she did any scrap booking, and she said no, that's why she kept a blog. She periodically will print it out and keeps it in notebooks. I thought that was a good idea. Lord knows I have spent way too much money on supplies for doing scrap books, and have very little to show for it. (I am still trying to put together an album on our wedding! And that was over 5 years ago.)

That being said . . . I may from time to time try to fill in gaps from the last two years or not. (Just don't expect them to be in any chronological order.)

This is HT at 4 months old.

This is EM at 4 months old.

Can you tell they are brothers?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Okay, Okay, alright, already, geez!

"Forgive me Father, for I have sinned, it has been several years since my last confession." Okay, so I'm not catholic but sometimes trying to keep a blog is like doing penance. And as you can tell it has been years. Auntie started this and had refused to blog any more until Mama and Papa contributed, after all we are the parents. So that's where is ended, but now where do I start. Do I ignore the time gap or do I try to pick up where we left off?

I will try to catch up, but will keep it brief.

2008 came and went, sorry no Christmas jig. The computer crashed and we lost a whole year of pictures.

Got pregnant again in January 2009, hated it. But love the result! Isn't he cute. This is Charming's brother! He was born on October 6, one day shy of being born on big brothers' birthday.

Christmas 2009 was really fun. Now that Charming is older he is much more "into" the spirit of Christmas! My favorite thing was when he told me he loved Santa, then after a contemplative moment asked "Mama, what do Santa do?"

(BTW, what do you think of the stockings, I made them myself!)

There, now you're almost caught up!