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 _________”

May 10, 2013


Posted in Mmmmmmm fooooood tagged , , at 12:45 pm by mottoblasco


I am so excited to try these  I just got them in the mail.   I got 12 for $2.99(bought 2 packages though) and shipping was only 99c each package.  Each one is 1/3 c. according to the website and ‘invented’ by a kid…awesome in my book!  They shipped fast too!  I will let you know how well they work after we have used them.  Check them out for yourselves!

UPDATE: We have used these with good success.  I mostly put juice or leftover smoothies in them.  Relatively easy to clean but if not, cheap enough to throw away!  Worth the price paid!

website: Zipzicle

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 🙂

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 28, 2010

A Thomas Jefferson Education

Posted in Home-schooling tagged , at 1:25 pm by mottoblasco

So, John & I heard of a ‘Thomas Jefferson Education’  and so we looked it up.  It’s not so much a homeschooling program as it is a different way of educating.  Instead of having children learn all kinds of facts in various subjects you wait for the child to show interest in an area(s), say cars.  Then you give them every possible way for them to learn about it & since they are interested they’ll wanna learn.  You show them how all subjects apply to that 1 thing: math, science, history, etc.

But also, you as a parent need to learn too.  And since kids watch our every move, they’ll be excited about learning because they see us(parents) excited.  I’m very interested in learning more.  There is a website: www.tjedonline.com.  I encourage you to check it out, even if you are not homeschooling you can still apply this type of learning/education into you & your children’s lives.

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 25, 2010

To school or not to school…

Posted in Home-schooling tagged , , at 2:16 pm by mottoblasco

I know the debates of do I send them to school/ pre-school or do I keep them home & try this homeschooling thing.  My husband & I are pretty set on homeschooling, but realize that it might not be for everyone…such a shame.  I used to worry that homeschooling would lend itself to children who can’t socialize well with peers, but those days are long gone.  There are so many different homeschooling groups that plan activities on a regular basis that we can get involved with.  I also recently heard that since we will pay for school taxes, unless law says otherwise, they should be able to play school sports, which will be nice in about 6 years(if laws don’t get changed).

As we have begun to search out what it will take to homeschool we are finding so many more options out there than just school-at-home.  There is homeschooling, there is online based homeschooling, media based homeschooling, there is online based public schooling, charter schools, etc.  But we have strong values/ religious beliefs and the public schools will not teach our kids those things, so we will not send them to public schools or charter schools…that much we know.

We are at the beginning of the process so we have much to learn but are so excited with what an adventure we are embarking on!  If you are embarking on this road please let me know, we can’t wait to begin 🙂

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