Thursday, March 31, 2011

To Lib and Rachie...

As both my sisters are once again going to have babies, I just thought I would let them know we are available for babysitting...

We have a wide variety of positive attributes we can teach your kids.

I should warn you though...

Both the mom
and the dad...
tend to be a little nuts.

But we have creativity going for us. 
Take for instance, paper. 
We run out, no worries.

 We teach the kids to find alternative solutions...
Or maybe even this...
And then we stock up...

                        Comes in handy, especially since now we have indoor plumbing.
 I was starting to get a little worried...

We do tend to be very free spirits around here.
But then again, for some of us,
that might not be such a good thing...

But that does lead us to discipline.
We have that all figured out...
Naughty behavior deserves time in the penalty box.
(Ok, I still maintain that was a clean hit.  That ref needs a trip to the eye doctor)

And if that doesn't work out, we can send you to these guys

 Or maybe a trip here...
And we teach them right away,  you want to eat, you go to work.

Some of us need to work harder though...

We will teach your kids about different cultures.
Got the hill billy thing down pat.
Leprechaun culture.  Got that one too!

(I'm not exactly sure what this one is...)
(But these pics serve as a lesson.  Never leave your boys home alone!  One might never know what you will find upon returning...)

As we are also very fashionable, we will teach your kids about fashion...

Making sure everything matches.

We can even offer your kids free make-overs!

And I can guarantee, your kids will never get bored!

No sled?  No problem...

No inner tube?  Again, no problem...

No equipment?  No problem.
It's all about making do.

And one of the best lessons?  We never take no for an answer.

Just ask Boppa. 
He definitely didn't think he was swimming that night!

*I want to assure you, no children were physically injured in the making of the post.  Mentally?  That just might be another thing.  I may have to shell out a few buckaroo's for counseling!


  1. Girl, you have me in stitches! Y'all may laugh at my accent but I think I'd fit right in with the bunch of you! And I'm certain, I'd NEVER get bored.

    Have fun shopping for that prom dress. She's not wearing a camo dress, right? You really have to explain to me why Captain Awesome looks like he's a happy but mal-nurioushed prision of war.

    OOO's...Tracy :)

  2. Ha ha ha ha, a good laugh was just what I needed to brighted up this wet day, thanks, Lucey xx

  3. Is this an attempt to keep Bo away? Yes I wuold not want any of your kids corrupting my peaceful little ones :) Mine are so well behaved as you know ;)

    The sad truth one could cause them any more weirds damage than their Father...No not me...I am the normal one...even if I pretend I am in a musical & sing to you all day...It is you see the damage is already done...& Bo & Rocco need a sitter tonight :) & tomorrow & the next day & the next...

  4. You are so funny! I can tell your kids have a lot of fun. And you know what I am sure they will look back and remember those memories for years...

  5. I'll take the babysitting! Starting with the creativity of your oldest girl that's coming over tomorrow night :)
    & I'm glad you feed your son now~ holy cats, I didn't remember him ever being so skinny!!!!

  6. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This was SO funny!

  7. Sah-weeet! Yep, we're kinda hillbilly over here, too, but don't let the girls know that I said that...

    When they accuse me of being weird I puff up my chest with pride and tell them I'm glad they think so. I LIKE being a little weird! Who wants to be like everyone else? :)

    Happy Spring!

  8. Wow. I couldn't love this post any more! Thank you for a good deep belly laugh. What a great sister they have. :)

  9. ha Kate, what a cute post. We're going to get along marvelously! Love the photos! Have a good weekend...snows almost melted here, how is it south?

  10. Chuckled all the way down this post. Great photos-I love the silly ones. Yep, I know you'd be great baby-sitters! Love the chair-sled, too. :P

  11. Too funny! Just wanted to say thanks for the visit & comment. Hope everything works out!

  12. I love this post! These photos are exactly why hanging out with you is high on my bucket list! I would let you guys babysit my kids in a heartbeat... they would love it! I bet Annie, Bo and Rocco think your family are like rock stars or something! Happy Sunday, love, t. xoxo

  13. Oh, Kate,
    You are just hilarious. One of these days, I have to meet you in person! I am sure your sisters will be thrilled to have you babysit. Kat was always the most popular babysitters around. One friend told me that she and he husband went out for an anniversary, only to return and find out that Kat and the girls had done a full neighborhood showing of the Little House on the Prairie, and turned the house upside-down in the process. I was an embarrassed mom. But the kids had a lot of fun!!!

  14. one thing is for sure . . . those babies are going to
    have a ball growing up in your extended family!

  15. KATE!!! You ARE quite the storyteller!!! OMG YOU ARE A RIOT....and I get a feel of the Minnesota culture that I love so and know....YOU WERE AT THE GALLERIA? We almost went there yesterday, but ended up at IKEA and R & B antiques on Hennepin!!! I was on spring break all last week and go back to the classroom THIS MORNING!

    Thank you for coming to visit; it is wonderful to see you.


  16. i didn't know i started something with those chocolate covered oranges. they're delicious, aren't they? haha! ;] have you ever tried chocolate oranges? it's chocolate shaped like an orange, that's orange flavored. yum! they're usually out around the holidays. i got one in my stocking last year.


  17. OMGoodness you are just toooooo darn funny my dear sweet sis...hahahha
    I was just telling Libbie I am so jealous you living so close and me so far away.
    This has to be one of the funnest post I have ever seen. It would of taken me a week to put this together....great job. I know after this Roo will get to spend lots of time with you.
    Hope your doing good
    Love ya

  18. The chair sled! Will you invite me over next year when you get that thing out?


    Sweet dreams.

  19. Hey honey are your ears ringing. I talked about you on my post for today.
    Love ya

  20. Heeehehhee!!! Congratulations Auntie!!! This Ozark Farm Chick just popped over from Grandma Yellow Hair and your sis's to tell ya I think that new little nephew is just precious!!! I can see your gonna have a blast and a half with little Roo. 'sure hopes the little fella surivies!!! :o) (just kiddin' here)

    From the happy hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa, ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day and enjoy that new youngen!!!

  21. He sweetie, I just had to pop back in and thank you for visitin' with your sweet comment and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya enjoy the ride!!!

    God bless and in the words of that wild and crazy Granny Clampett, "ya'll come back now , ya hear!!!" :o)

  22. hysterical!!
    surely this brings both of them some comfort ;)

    congratulations auntie!

  23. You are such fun Kate! Congratulations on being an auntie (again?). Hope you & your's has a wonderful Easter!

  24. I would feel right at home in your FABULOUSLY CrAzY family...I am still SMILIN'. What a lot of LOVE abiding within. Have a BLESSED Easter my dear friend, enjoying much laughter with family and friends...HUGS and KISSES...Rosie

  25. It looks like you all have so much fun! I am sure your sisters love you to babysit!! Congratulations on the arrival of your adorable nephew!! What a sweet blessing he is...:)

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  26. H*A*P*P*Y M*A*Y my sweet friend...
    Hugs and Kisses....Rosie