Thursday, July 14, 2011

would you like to visit the zoo?

this is what happens when 3 besties get together. 3 besties and 11 and 1/2 kids. i guess our families have grown quite a bit over the years. it's a zoo.
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(there are so many hilarious things going on in this picture. namely, a baby with a too-heavy helmet on)

what happened to those carefree college days when alls i worried about was feeding the stray cat under the porch in emporia (em and hannah told me to stop "feeding the ugly stray because emily can't stop sneezing". of course i'll stop. i don't want your allergies flaring up, i said with concern.

well a couple days later, em's class got out early and she walked in on me and the cat laying on the couch. kind of spooning. OK FINE, the cat was laying on my chest and we were watching TV. but that's as far as it went. i'm all, cat...this is awkward...i think you should go.) longest parenthetical sentence ever.
TANGENT. sorry.
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so now when we hang our conversations are like:

so how are y...oh hang on elsa needs yet another piece of pizza.(that girl can eat! and mosquitos love to eat her forehead. sorry, elsa. my backyard is a crazy mosquito festival.)
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so like i was saying, what's new with....
MOM! i need more dwinnnnnnk.
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so how's your mom...
well ...oh gosh, hadley has a rash. do you have poison ivy out there? do you have hydrocortizone cream?
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(this is funny because lila and elsa are checking eachother out. they didn't know quite what to think of one another! and also because hadley is such a little poser.)


so anyway, how are you feeli...
ewww layne has a bloody nose. it's on the pillow! grosssssss....


when are you heading ba...
(crying)blaaaaaaa....mom...hadley won't share the helmet....

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hannah had the brilliant idea of just getting together over breakfast so we could have uninterrupted conversations. just us. no kids. and ashley our other bestie, who has no kids (and no blog...for shame!) but i think she has a dog. we can look at pictures of her dog and tell her they look just like her. kidding ashley. this is my passive aggressive way of telling you to have a baby.

29 comments:

  1. ohhhh yes. i hear you. or i would if my kids weren't so loud. um and you and the cat? maybe one of my favorite jami stories to date. it is now you're faualt when at awkward moments throughout today i start laughing out loud for apparantly no reason. bravo.

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  2. so i recently (and by recently i mean, pretty much as soon as i got married) have developed this weird fear of having children, (i'm working on it...it's better than it has been..i mean, i don't think i would throw up and cry for days now if i found out i was pregnant) anyway. This post made being a mom look like a TON of FUN, although maybe it should have instilled fear...it didn't...fun....it instilled fun. So thanks. You guys make being moms look like fun. Now i just gotta find 2 of my best friends that want to have 3-12 children each so we can have our own zoo. i love zoos.

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  3. ha, ha...sounds like conversations between my hubby and i and we only have 2 kiddos. ahhh, those care free days with actual conversations...that's okay i like the zooey atmosphere better...that's what late nights are for, right?

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  4. im so jealous, i want to come hangout!

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  5. that's your backyard... i love it! when the kids were small my besties and i used to get together like that all the time. now everyones so busy. i miss those days. time keeps on tickin. BOO.

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  6. bahaha. i love the cat story. that's hilarious.

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  7. You're a cat snuggler?? Gross. I don't think we can be friends anymore.

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  8. ha! love the chaos. but i bet that breakfast with uninterrupted conversation will be priceless! funny story: i have been to emporia state university! my high school friend played football there and eventually coached the football team. chet pobolish. married a girl named holly. know em?

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  9. Oh my goodness I was SO honored to see you wrote on my blog post! I can't believe you found it! I have really enjoyed reading your blog- not only do I find myself cracking up alone by my computer when I'm reading it, but I've found it to be a great encouragement in my walk with the Lord as well. I'm not a mom yet, but I'm already taking notes from you :) Have a great day!

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  10. Wow. I bet that was quite the little get together! 11+ kids between the 3 of you? Whew. Ry wears me out all on her own. But the crazy in me wants like two or three more. It's fun right?

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  11. ha, didn't even notice "the baby with a too heavy helmet" :) & love the pics of lila/elsa checking each other out...

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  12. um, i cannot even relate to the interrupting of the conversations. i believe children should be seen and not heard. get your kids in line for goodness sake. okay just kidding, i've been interrupted 5 times during the writing of this comment. what was i talking about? oh yeah, what perfectly behaved children i have that never interrupt... so as i was saying. get your kids straightened up mkay?
    love, jenn

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  13. I seriously ready the title and thought "you took 11.5 kids to the zoo? And then kept thinking "where are the zoo pics?" Really. I am pathetic.

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  14. aha ha ha ha!
    that is so me and my friends.
    i loves it!
    really, can you get any good convos in with the kidlets around?
    nope... never.
    although randomly when my BFF and i get together, we sent the older 3 somewhere unsupervised (yup, we're great mamas like that... c'mon... they're 7,6 and 5) and we put the babies down to nap and then we get... AHHH... wait for it... a couple minutes of peace.
    but then we hear screaming b/c so and so wasn't sharing with so and so.
    well, you get the picture.
    but that's our stage of life...
    and i wouldn't change it for a thing!
    glad you had fun!
    love those pics!

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  15. in college, vic once thought there was a cat living in the wall of our house. she was wrong.

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  16. Okay, the poor kiddo with the heavy helmet made me snort-laugh. Hilarious. And that is exactly how the convos go when my friends and i get together to 'talk while the kids play'.

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  17. I'm so happy you've been blogging lots lately...you make me giggle! I know we'd totally be besties if I lived anywhere remotely near you. Ha! Kidding! But not really.

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  18. I love this! Partially because I feel connected to so many of people through the blogworld. Also, because my friends are all at the just-married or not-even-married-yet stage, and I can't wait for us to all have little munchkins running around interrupting us!

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  19. totally thought it was a baby that needed a helmet and felt so bad for laughing out a snot bubble...and then realized that the helmet showed up again on another kid in another pic and felt better...
    unless said 'other kids' stole the too heavy helmet from the baby that needs to wear it...and then that's also funny...

    and I have totally lived this out...what's better, you should totally video you trying to have a normal converstion on the phone and how you 'yell' at your kids when your on the phone and by 'yell' I mean mad crazy charades that happen usually with the slitting the throat gesture thrown in there a few times and your kids acting like if you don't talk to them they are actually going to die all to find out that they NEEDED to know that, "mom, tonight maybe, if I finish all my dinner, could I maybe have a little piece of candy."

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  20. You are cracking me up! This is for reallys the truth. Funnnny stuff!

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  21. Ok, I totally didn't notice the baby with the helmet until you mentioned it. Then I saw it and literally laughed out loud. So stinkin funny!

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  22. maybe i should be concerned about the helpless babe in the 1st picture, but in reality, I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING!!!

    as in literally OUT LOUD. ahhh...1st picture is all i needed in this post...but i mean the rest is A to the MAZING too!:)

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  23. I LOVE it!! You guys are so freakin cute!! SOOOO sad I didn't become your groupy in high school, hahaha. LOVES

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  24. Ha, so fab:) what a group!! Laughing about the helmet situation!

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  25. So I am sure this post was really cute and you were super funny through out, but I was in a state of sceevies with the mental image of you on a couch with a stray freakin cat, *GAG*, so I really did not get much after reading that part....

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  26. i know, it was gross and wrong. i have since repented. but seriously...stray cat...what was i thinking. i gross myself out.

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  27. my BIG question that keeps going through my head. where are Emily's sandals from?? i want them!

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  28. Seriously. This is EXACTLY how conversations go during playdates. And Jeff thinks I "see my friends all the time" and have "girl time" constantly and just "lounge at the pool all day long without a care in the world". :) Ha. WRONG. But the too-heavy-helmet on the baby, hilarious.

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