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This post was originally titled “lately”, but then my picture uploader stopped working and I wasn’t able to post it until just now. So here’s a little recap of things that happened a while ago in pictures.. because pictures are more fun.

I played my last lacrosse game as a Seminole. We beat UCF for the first time in the 4 years I have been here.

That felt good.

A lot of this happened…

…eating that is.

And they smile sometimes between bites.

Using my food baby as a table top for maximum food intake happened.

Balanced with a glass of red wine of course.

Work has happened a lot.

Thats Paulette. She’s the black grandma we never had.

Stephen’s birthday party at the barn happened.

Doesn’t he look thrilled?

An insect (and reptile?) attack happened during the party. Madness ensued.

We survived… barely.

While all my teachers were at an Archaeology conference (what?!) I had a week off and went home!

Lunch in Melbourne with the hottest Gramie and some other hunk happened.

She’s where I get all my good looks from 😉

These guys aren’t so bad either.

In our family… matching usually happens coincidentally.

Domination of this happened too. All by myself.


Yes, that was gluten free, amazingly.

While home, a little walk around Lake PeePee happened. That is actually the name of the retention pond in our neighborhood, according to our neighborhood directory. No lie.

And I saw one fatty of a catfish.

I love Oviedo.

Then a stroll down to Pappy’s Patch for some strawberry pickin’ happened!

All my strawberries received 10’s from the judges (Doc and I).

Also, just because they’re funny…

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Does that remind you of this movie?

Miss me? I know. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

A lot has been going on, no I still don’t know anything from the Peace Corps. They said “probably the end of the month”. They have 3 days. I’m not holding my breath.

I will update about the recent goings-on, I promise… but first. Please watch these. They might make you pee your pants, especially the last one. (I’m sorry they’re all sideways, I always forget that you can’t rotate videos like you can pictures when you upload them. Turn your head, it will be worth it. Promise.)

This is Peter’s rendition of “Scurvy Pirate”. He likes to change the “pirate” to a “seashell”. Interesting choice considering Peter has a lisp. Enjoy.

An interview with Peter about his race car. Again, note the lisp. Do they come any cuter?

Here’s Rowan’s interview (Peters twin brother). He’s my favorite. I know your not supposed to pick favorites with children, but they’re not mine or anything so I think its allowed.

And last, but certainly not least. There are just no words.

He wore his underwear like that all night until I made him fix it before getting dressed for school. I love him.

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Are two of the most adorable little girls you ever did meet.

Sam is 6, in Kindergarten and Josie is 3.

Sam is super smart and absolutely beautiful.

Josie is a little love muffin and cuddles so hard its like shes trying to burrow inside your skin.

This is the conversation they had in the  car on the way to Chick-fil-A for dinner.

As we are passing Toys-R-Us…

Sam: “Look Toys Arrest!”

Josie: “No, its Toys For Us.”

Sam: “No, Josie, its Toys Arrest. Like you arrest a toy and then you get to take it home.”

Josie: “Oh yeah, you’re right. That makes more sense.”

They are also convinced that the actual name of Moe’s is “Welcome to Moes”, which kind of reminds me of how I used to be certain that McDonalds was actually “Old MacDonalds”.

I love them.


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I know I haven’t updated about anything in a long time. And boy is there a lot to update about, including: Ryan Cabrera, Hanson, Kermit and Miss Piggie, and April’s now infamous face-plant into a couch on a stage at a local night club. Priceless. I apologize to my 3 loyal readers for being a bad blogger, but I will elaborate on the previously mentioned subjects as soon as possible. But now for a little mid-week humor.

Babysitting again tonight. While we were eating dinner at Moe’s the boys thought it would be an appropriate time to tell me all their jokes. I agreed. The following jokes are part Gray boy’s original material… part nonsense.

Stephen’s joke was first-

Stephen: What’s your name?

Me: Meghan.

Stephen: What color is the sky?

Me: Right now? Black.

Stephen: No, in the daytime.

Me: Oh. Blue.

Stephen: Whats the opposite of down?

Me: Up?

Stephen: Meghan blew up!!!!

Me: hahahahahah (yeah that actually made me laugh)

Tommy was next-

Tommy: Knock knock.

Me: Who’s there?

Tommy: Banana.

Me: Banana who?

Tommy: Knock knock.

Me: Who’s there?

Tommy: Banana.

Me: Banana who?

Tommy: Knock knock.

Me: Who’s there?

Tommy: Banana.

Me: Banana who?

Tommy: Knock Knock.

Me: Who’s there?

Tommy: Orange.

Me: Orange who?

Tommy: Orange you glad I didn’t say pineapple?

Me: Thrilled.

Then Peter-

Pete: Knock, knock.

Me: Who’s there?

Pete: Cowboy.

Me: (curious as to where he’s going with this) Cowboy who?

Pete: Cowboy how he fell off the side of the road!

Hmm. Didn’t see that coming.

Stephen heard this one at school.

Stephen: What do you get when you put a parrot and a centipede together?

Me: Bird brains.

Stephen: A walkie talkie!!

Then Peter modified it.

Peter: Knock, knock.

Me: Who’s there?

Pete: Parrot.

Me: Parrot who?

Pete: Walkie Talkie!!

Quite the punchline Pete.

Hopefully there will be more where this came from in the near future.

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For those of you who aren’t aware; I have two jobs. I work as a server at the Capital City Country Club… and I’m a part time Mom. My sister and I both babysit for a doctor in town who is the divorced father of four boys (Tommy, Stephen and the twins Peter and Rowan). During the times when he has his boys and his usual nanny is out of town we jump into the mother role to take care of the boys full time. Yes, that includes picking up the twins from school, feeding them lunch, putting them down for naps, picking up the older boys, helping with dinner, baths and putting them to bed, then getting them up, fed, dressed and ready for school the next day. And the cycle repeats. Its not uncommon for me to wake up in the middle of the night to find one or more 4-year-olds in my bed calling me “mommy” and crying because they had a bad dream. Like I said.. part time Mom.

And since I am so utterly entertained by the things these kids do and say, I thought I’d share some of the highlights of this week with you.

Yesterday I had Pete and Row in the car on the way to pick up Stephen and Tommy and as we are singing “Old McDonald had a farm… oink oink here…” you get the idea, Peter stops me to ask, “Is Jesus a girl?” When I told him no, Jesus was a boy he was sincerely disappointed. Priceless.

Later the boys were playing soccer downstairs when I sneaked away for a minute to go to the bathroom. As murphy’s law would have it, as soon as I got upstairs I heard crying. I headed back towards the commotion and Rowan met me halfway to state his case: “Stephen is crying because I didn’t do anything!” Likely case. Stephen was crying because Rowan had farted on his pokemon cards. The nerve.

PC Update: I got my medical package in the mail this week! Now all I have to do is have every square centimeter of my body checked by doctors and dentists. Yay. Honestly, the worst part of all this will be going to the dentist. I hate, despise, deplore, and absolutely detest going to the dentist. Get your hands out of my mouth. I have big teeth and I will bite you with them.

As soon as the PC office in DC gets my medical clearance from the docs I will be up for review and eligible to receive a formal invitation. Thats what I’m talkin about! They also sent me a Peace Corps coaster. Balllllerrrrr.

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