January 22, 2014

My last 30 minutes

Posted in The Blasco Kids tagged , , at 9:46 am by mottoblasco

  • Sit down to look at Pinterest (which lasts all of 20 seconds)
  • Andra tells me Jayna is poopy.  Go get her & see AJ’s butt cheeks, so he needs a diaper change too.
  • In a cheerful voice say “Diaper change!”  Jayna comes running signing ‘diaper’, AJ come running and just yells in my face.
  • Ignore him & walk her to the table, AJ follows yelling.  Remind him not to yell.  Change her, successfully.  Then while changing him, she climbs on the side of the changing table & he kicks her in the face.  Scold him & move on.
  • After done realize the diapers are still not put up from 2 days ago, put them away.  Decide to do the homemade wipes wash, grab it & go to the kitchen.
  • When in the kitchen grabbing stuff, I find a hand soap refill bottle I was looking for last week.  Decide to refill that too.  Get the soap out & I hear AJ hitting the vent w/ the big wooden whistle.  Go stop him so as not to wake my brother.
  • ~~Hang on ~~ insert “Mom, mom, mom, mom…” here
  • Hear Jayna on the table, turn to look…yup ON the table
  • Go get her down, notice there is spilled milk on the floor from AJ
  • Grab a napkin to wipe it up, in the background hear a stirring of my coffee cup
  • Turn to see Jayna ‘typing’ & stirring my coffee
  • Go get her down, clean up coffee all over desk(luckily it’s not on the computer)
  • Realize you never finished the soap & wipes wash…go try to finish.
  • While getting the soap you need from the bathroom, turn off 100 lights that the kids turned on and open curtains/blinds in 4 rooms.
  • While doing the soap & wipes wash I hear AJ banging on the floor when I investigate it he’s not just banging something on the floor, it’s a bowl…the contents of which are all over the floor around him.  His little sister is eating the smashed cereal he has dumped and is currently smashing.
  • Eventually I make it back to the kitchen to finish my 2 minute tasks that have now spanned 20 minutes easy.
  • Somewhere in the mix I changed clothes too…just not sure where, probably when I was opening the curtains
I feel like a character from Laura Numeroff’s books: “If you give a _________ a _________”

February 6, 2012

More fun kids stuff!

Posted in The Blasco Kids tagged , , , , at 11:30 am by mottoblasco

The kids just found our Fisher price Nativity set & have been playing w/ it.  Here’s part of the conversation:

A: “Wiseman! Husband!  Baby Jesus came out of my tummy!” (cheering)

M: “Grrr, ugh, oof” (wisemen are fighting)…sounds about right 🙂

A: : “Your not my daddy anymore.”

M: “Well, I better just eat the baby then”

I should remind them that’s not what scripture says happened 🙂

December 2, 2010

Anyone love scones as much as me?!

Posted in Mmmmmmm fooooood, The Blasco Kids tagged , , at 4:16 pm by mottoblasco

I was attempting a scone recipe to use at Christmas time w/ my side of the family.  Especially since I can make & freeze them.  When we’re ready to eat them just pop them in the oven…

THEY ARE GUUUD!!  Normally when I find a recipe I have to tweek it.  Only 3 times have I found a recipe that we didn’t need to tweek.  This is one of them.  AND I used 1/2 regular flour & 1/2 white whole wheat flour.  Normally, when using whole wheat flour you have to add things because otherwise it comes out dry.  This didn’t happen!  AWESOME 🙂  Check out Grandma Johnson’s Scones at AllRecipes.com.  I can’t wait to try different flavors: cranberry, choc chip, cinnamon chip(was great!), plain sugar(I bet good w/ coffee), blueberry, etc…

I will be making these again in the next week or two and will take pictures of the process I used.  It is different than what is described in Grandma Johnson’s Scones recipe online, but ingredients are the same.  My youngest, Logan, was snatching(I didn’t know he knew how to snatch yet) my scone away from me.

Grandma Johnson’s Scones…my way


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 egg
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips(have fun with the possiblities out there)


  1. In a small bowl, blend the sour cream and baking soda, and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
  3. In a food processor, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Add tabs of cold butter into mixing tube while the processor is on.  Blend until crumbly texture.
  4. Add the sour cream mixture and egg into the flour mixture.  Pulse processor until just moistened.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly adding in cinnamon chips. Break dough in half.  Roll or pat dough into 2 rounds. Cut into 12 wedges, and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown on the bottom.


November 11, 2010


Posted in The Blasco Kids tagged , , , at 1:03 pm by mottoblasco

Our oldest turned 4 this week.  In light of that she had 2 funny incidences:

Me: Grandma’s on the phone, wanna talk to her?

A: No, thanks (Grandma heard & started laughing)

Me: You can finish coloring after you talk to her.

A: Well, maybe later I can talk to her.

Me: (whispering) She wants to say Happy Birthday

A: Ok!

We’re definitely in the self-centered phase of life with this one!


Then today:

Me: What do you want for dinner tonight Grandma is bringing us something to eat.

A: I want chocolate, carrots, banana, tea & salt.  Cause that’s healthy right?

That convo didn’t go as planned 🙂


Then there’s Buzz (Lightyear as we’re told to call him):

Buzz: Mama I wanna be a Diaper.

Me: Diaper?  I don’t know what you mean

Buzz: I wanna be a Diaper, Like Andra (I now realize he means Viper from Kung Fu Panda, because his sister is pretending to be Viper)

Me: Oooo, Viper…can u say VVVVVViper?

Buzz: VVVVVVV-Diaper

Me: Close enough (he is 2 after all)

October 2, 2010


Posted in The Blasco Kids tagged , , , at 10:02 am by mottoblasco

Miles: It’s an ant.

Andra: Where?

Miles: It’s an ant.

Andra: Where??

Miles: It’s an ant.

Andra: WHERE?!

Miles: It’s an ant.

Andra: No, where? On your shoulder.

Miles: Noooo, on my shoulder!

Andra: Ugh(huffing)

September 26, 2010

“No not boder…”

Posted in The Blasco Kids tagged , , , at 1:25 pm by mottoblasco

Miles: Andra don’t boder me.

Andra: It’s not boDer it boVer!

Miles: Ohhhhh, boder.

Andra: Huh(huffing), NOooooo BOVER!

September 21, 2010

A few old posts

Posted in The Blasco Kids tagged , , , at 3:55 pm by mottoblasco

I continue to try and keep content from my old blog moved over on the new one.  That being said here’s a few oldies but goodies:


Once #3 came along, this became a fun past time of the kids. It always happens after a long night of getting up several times w/ various kids. Nap time rolls around & I can almost guarantee this convo happens:

“Alright, you go to bed now. Then I’ll fight her for awhile before I go to sleep. By the time she relaxes & gets tired for her nap & has just laid down, then you wake back up. And waking up screaming works best. It’s a thing of beauty.”

Originally posted July 26, 2010

A picture is worth a 1,000 words

” Must…see…mama…”

Something’s amis…





Originally posted June 24, 2010

Old Cartoons

I was just reminded of this story:
We were watching TV and a clip of Woody the Woodpecker came on. We got all reminiscent about it & were talking to Andra about it. So John looked up some old episodes online & they watched it together.

The next day Andra says to John “Daddy, I wanna see Woody the pecker!” We couldn’t stop laughing!

September 14, 2010

Princess Miles

Posted in The Blasco Kids tagged , , , at 3:16 pm by mottoblasco

I borrowed Enchanted the movie from my sister.  Towards the end there is a beautiful ball they go to.  Andra naturally has me pause the movie so she can go get her dress for dancing.  Miles say “I want printhethss” and goes to grab Andra’s other princess dress…this is what follows 🙂

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(Sorry, the video wouldn’t upload…I’ll keep trying!)

August 12, 2010

Listen to what I’m saying

Posted in The Blasco Kids tagged , , at 10:34 pm by mottoblasco

Andra: “Is that the candle?”

Me: “No, it’s the present for Kyndal”

Andra: “Oh, a candle?”

Me: “No, KYN-DAL…you know Kyla’s mama”

Andra: “Ooooo, candle.


Andra: “Look mama, Logan’s awake”

Me: “No, he’s trying to sleep. Leave him alone.”

Andra: “Wait mama, I think he said something!”

Me: “No, that was him farting…”


On Saturday I had a wedding shower to go to. I wrapped both the shower & wedding presents, with Andra’s help of course! She tried to take one and put it by the front door. I said “Wait that one is for the wedding another day. Take this one, this is for the shower today.” “Ok, mama!” And off she went.

A minute later I hear John say “ANDRA, wait! That present doesn’t go in the shower it goes by the door.” It was all right in her mind 🙂

Originally posted March 18, 2010


Posted in The Blasco Kids tagged , , at 10:24 pm by mottoblasco

So, for the first time EVER I left the children for a weekend. I was of course nervous, having never been away. All seemed it had gone well, no phone calls or emergency texts. Saturday morning I get a message from John: Andra wakes me up at 2 a.m. standing by the bed “Daddy, I don’t want to sleep” “No Andra, it’s the middle of the night, let’s go back to sleep” As I get up and walk her back Miles darts from the living room, running into the bedroom & back into bed. What in the world is going on? How long was he playing in the living room?

After getting home on Sunday & we get to talk I found out the kids woke up the 2nd night as well. I told him it was mutany! They knew I was gone and were testing the waters.

Originally posted May 2, 2010

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