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Wilderness at the Smokies Hotel & Waterpark Resort in Sevierville, TN
{Winter Stay & Play FAM at Wilderness at the Smokies}

I am glad tomorrow is November 1

Today has been a crap day. Well, most of it anyway. Lil O had a tantrum that lasted over an hour. I just know my neighbors think I am abusing her. I promise I haven't touched her. I did raise my voice and shout NO a couple of times. To calm down I went to my bedroom with Baby M and let her cry it out in the living room. Eventually she made her way back there and crawled in bed with me and went to sleep.

I think maybe I am an awful mommy. I try my best to be patient with her. She is sooooo trying my patience though. Nothing I say or do helps when she gets this way. It is very frustrating.

So we ended up not going trick-or-treating tonight. She wasn't having it. My two oldest kids went to a fall festival while me and the babies stayed home. My sis even came over to try to get Lil O out of the house but she wasn't falling for it.

I just put Baby M to bed and I have demanded about 5 Spongebob's on TV. I am ready to turn in myself but she is WIDE awake. Of cour…

Happy Halloween

Be sure that you don't eat tooo much candy tonight and over the weekend.

Things here are pretty calm. If you call a 3 year old messing with her baby sister calm. No one is screaming so it is considered calm in my book.

I have many things to do. I hope that you enjoy this candy filled holiday and I'll post pictures later of everyone in costume.

Without you, I'd just be talking to myself.

Tonight is Grey's Anatomy!

Which is what I need I suppose. This morning I got up pretty early and took Lil O and Baby M to a Halloween party at Growing Young Cafe. It is a very kid friendly place in the area and they are mentioned on Kid Friendly Asheville all the time. If you live local and have young kids go to Growing Young Cafe. :)

Sooo, tomorrow is Halloween and we are trying to come up with a plan. I really don't want to go trick-or-treating but Lil O wants to go now. I was hoping to get out of it. Lil O is going to be a cowgirl and Baby M is a fat pumpkin. I am going as Supermom. Really I am. I have a cape that came with my Superhero book.

I can wear that pretty red cape and be Supermom. Oh wait, I am Supermom every day. :)

I am not sure what B2 is going to be. I told him he could go through all the Halloween costumes and come up with something. I also told H that since she is in high school that she is toooooo old to trick-or-treat. At what age is it time to stop trick-or-treating? …

The Food Challenge Day 3 and 4

Day 3 was pretty easy. I know it will take a good week for it to get interesting.

Yesterday my grandmother treated us to lunch out after we left the nursing home. For dinner I finally got the Chicken Chipotle Burrito in my tummy. Thank you honey for bringing it home. Then Superdad and Lil O had leftover pancakes from Sunday. There were a bunch leftover in the fridge. YUMMY!

Day 4:

I just made egg salad for lunch. Superdad is stopping to pick up bread for the sandwiches.

For dinner tonight I am going to get creative. I will tell you all about it later!

Without you, I'd just be talking to myself.

This and That.

Good Morning. I actually feel rested this morning. Which is rare. I am enjoying a hot cup of coffee typing up this post like all the other mom bloggers. In a sense we are all enjoying coffee together.

We are still watching The Prisoner, I am half way through Superdad says. I doubt we will get the other half watched by the week. Maybe over the weekend.

I found a Honey To Do note yesterday on the computer monitor. Look what is says:

This confirms that my husband wants me to have a breakdown. I responded, more like begged, "don't make me take TWO babies to the Honda dealership for them to inspect, change the oil and rotate the tires." He will have to do it on his lunch one day. :) Won't you honey?

I know I am a bad ass blogging mom with a pretty decent blog. I call my blog "A blog about nothing, like Seinfeld". I just write about crazy things that happen in our house. This morning I got an email from Alltop. My blog is now in their mom section!!…

Tag I am IT!!! TWICE!!!!!!

I've been tagged TWICE!!!! This one is from Maggie:

Here are 7 Random Things About Me:

1- I have always hated having freckles.

2- I am a terrible speller. THANK goodness for spell check.

3- I like to watch old game shows.

4- My husband is 11 years older than me. I like it that way.

5- Talking under your breath, when you have something to say, ANNOYS the crap out of me.

6- People that think they know us and think my daughter has problems because she likes boys with darker skin than her.

7- Oh Oh people that give me dirty looks because my kids are enjoying themselves when we go out to eat, shopping or other things. Kids do make noises by laughing and talking.

Green Meme #1 From Mon

1) Name two motivations for being green?

I can name four. H, B2, Lil O and Baby M.

2) Name 2 eco-UNfriendly items you refuse to give up?

I am going to copy her answers. The family car and bottled water. We have to drive the mini van with four children. My husband adds minerals to our water so we buy it by t…

Getting Old SUCKS

Today I did something totally depressing. I took my grandmother to see her daddy in the nursing home. Yes, you did hear me correctly. My grandmother went to see her daddy. He is my great grandfather and my kids great great. Is that correct? There are 5 generations of us. Pretty amazing.

He is 98 years old. He got sick a few months ago and had to go to a nursing home so he could have round the clock care. The nursing home is a nice one but totally depressing. The smell of it just turned my stomach. I know it wasn't a bad smell just a ummm old smell. They were lined up today looking out the window at the rare occurrence of snow. It was cute yet sad.

I began to wonder if they had visitors or were left there to die sort of thing. Make sense?

I could tell my papaw didn't want to be there. He wanted to be home. His home with his things. Not sharing the room with a man that slept the whole time we were there even though he had the TV on watching the future president spe…

I have a signature.

I came up with it all by myself. It is very true.

Without you, I'd just be talking to myself. Supermom 2008

With the help of Maggie I was able to make Supermom all pretty!

Without you, I'd just be talking to myself.

Look what I found this morning:

Can you see the light dusting of snow?

The Food Challenge Day 2 (Yesterday)

Well, I am sure you know day 2 is pretty easy when it comes to food. I failed to mention yesterday that the last grocery store visit I made to shop for my "menu" planning was 8 days ago. So the meals I will be preparing are with what is in the house as I am typing this us. There will be a few exceptions. Like milk, cheese, bread and beer.... HA HA! I drank my last Corona Light last night while watching the season finale of Mad Men.

Breakfast- Cereal
Lunch- Leftover Shepherds Pie (Superdad and Lil O) and Leftover Artichoke/Spinach Dip(me)
Dinner- Homemade Veggie Soup that I made last week

The Prisoner

My husband again is showing me one of his FAVORITE TV shows.
The Prisoner (1967). It has been re-made but not shown yet. I admit it, I am hooked. I cannot wait to see the last episode to find out the big REVEAL! I know I could just pop in the last DVD while Superdad is at work and watch it already BUT my guilt would get the best of me.

So, I will have to wait until the time is right to watch the very last one.

He has toyed with the idea of being #6 for Halloween even. I told him I could put white around his black jacket for him.

I think he would look handsome playing #6.

Any Prisoner fans out there??? Care to comment??

I discovered something new last night. Not only is Baby M getting her 1st tooth she is also getting her 2nd tooth. I can feel them both coming in on the bottom. I also felt them very well this morning when she bit me while nursing. I think my scream scared her to death. I could tell by her crying. HA HA!

Lil O is walking around the house in her pj's and …

The Challenge Begins.

I am on a mission. Or a quest. Does it really matter what word I use for this? It has been something I have wanted to try before and never got around to it. How many times do we go through that? LOTS!!! Could of, would of and should of type thing.

Here goes my master plan!!!! I am going to see how long I can cook with the food I already have in the house. (Not including the bread, cheese and fruit that will be bought tomorrow. Oh, and the Chicken Chipotle Burrito from Urban that I have been craving for over a week and haven't had in my tummy yet.)

I will be going through the freezer, fridge and cabinet making up gourmet meals.
~insert amused look here~

Really, I am going to do this. I am not Julia Child but I am confident that I can do lots with what is already in the house. I know that I may have to purchase something along this test run and I will be brutally honest with you what is bought and the cost of it. I will type up every meal that I prepare so you can see how fa…

Apple Banana and something down your pants, huh?

Okay, Applesauce making was a stretch for the category "Household Chore that starts with an A". It wasn't as crazy as putting something down your pants though like Superdad tried to get on us. I think it was "Game that starts with F". I'll have to ask him again.

Last night was LOADS of fun. The adults were outnumbered by the kids I think. Let me do a head count. Adults: 6 Children under 10: 7 Girls that are 14: 2

Yes, we were outnumbered but I believe we were the loudest!!! We played Scatagories. If you haven't played this game you are missing out. I think I made myself feel yucky with all the sugar/junk food I consumed. I even grabbed a bucket of candy to munch on when I was watching SNL. Which was a huge disappointment I might add. We are HUGE Mad Men so we were hoping for a bit more.

Today I am going to veg and come off this sugar high. I'll leave you with a few pictures off the camera card:

Game Night is on!

I cannot wait to play games and munch on JUNK food! I even bought sugar cookies iced in sugar and sprinkled with more sugar!!!!!!! YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!

I am excited to play games as well! I love to play games!!!!! I am not sure who will actually show up tonight but that is okay. We will have fun no matter the size of the crowd.

About compacting. I am so proud of myself this morning. I was cleaning the hall bathroom. The shower is in need of makeover show. Superdad was all excited and said that he could get the bathroom finished in a month. To which he meant NEW EVERYTHING. Tile, shower, floor, vanity, mirror and everything else in the bathroom. Do you know what I said??? "We just need to have the shower "re-bathed" and a new toilet tank (ours has a crack that scares me, I just know one day I am going to come home to a flooded bathroom, hall and maybe more). Everything else is usable." That is TOTALLY something a compacting person would say. Now to talk Sup…


I thought today was never going to get here!

I have been on the Compacting Quest in our house. I told everyone my plan last night. More like my vision with it. My 14 year old wasn't happy and left the dinner table in a sour mood.

Again, I told them about everything going on and how there is LOTS of room for improvement in our house. I talked about the difference between WANTS and NEEDS. Yes, you need a new pair of jeans or socks--no problem. You see a neat top with 40 at home--no, you can do without. I know it's hard from them to understand. We all need to be in this together. My husband admitted he wouldn't be able to not buy magazines and books for a year. Maybe make a magazine book budget and stick to it. Which is okay I guess because there are things I wouldn't be able to do without as well. Like my Blackberry. It raised our cell phone bill an extra 30.00 a month but I am able to spend less time on the computer than before. However, I do have to updat…

I feel very motivated! I know we can do this! Can't we HONEY?

With the economy like it is, everyone is in a panic over money. Including us. My husband is the only one working while I stay at home and take care of the kids, house and him. :) I have ads on my blogs but they don't bring in any money at this time. HA HA!

Yesterday, I was reading though my favorite blogs and came across this from Mrs Furious. Then I went to the link at the bottom of her post. Let the Compacting Begin More about it here. We could TOTALLY do this! I think I could more than Superdad. I can give ANYTHING to Goodwill and have! I sent a request through Yahoo Groups to join Freecycle this morning. I already browse Craigslist. I am set. This is the list that Sara made herself to get started.

I will not buy any NEW items for one year.I will only buy items that I NEED.I will not buy any convenience foods when grocery shopping with the exception of bread and chips. I will strive to eat in season, buying as local as possible. I will bring cloth grocery bags to t…

Supermom, that's ME, is featured in a book!

My son B2 wrote a book at school. I AM IN IT!! HE EVEN DREW A PICTURE BY HIMSELF. ~snicker, I didn't say WHAT book I was featured in, now did I?~

His book was about time travel and meeting a pirate. As you know we are HUGE Doctor Who fans!!!! I took a picture of me in the book to show you.

Don't I look AWESOME!?!?!?!?!? He apologized that I had long hair but he had trouble drawing me with super short spikey hair! I LOVE IT!!! THANK YOU B2!!! You are my hero!! I love you.

Are there any Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy fans out there??? I never knew about the radio show until I met my husband. He has introduced me to some great things and he continues to do so. I have listened to the whole BBC version of Hitchhikers on many road trips!!! Then we went to see the movie. So now I am going to read this:

His brother brought the book by here today and I am snagging it to read.

Watch out!!!! I'm a NINJA!

WOOHOOOO!!!!!!! This is my 500th post!!!!!!

I am a NINJA!!!!!!! No, I haven't lost what is left of my MIND! Let me explain.

Yesterday I joined AdBrite. It's one of the online ads sites. You can place an ad or have ads placed on your site. This morning I get up and find Ninja Swords are running in the 3 ad spots I have on my page. What's up with that?

Does anyone else use AdBrite? I thought I could approve the ad FIRST before it was placed on my page. I don't mind the Ninja Swords. I just don't see how it fits into the whole "The Adventures of Supermom" theme?!?!? If you do, please fill me in!!!!

**UPDATE ON ADBRITE!!!! I didn't have the option checked to approve the ads. Be Patient please while I work on the ad spots on my page. Thank you.**

In lieu of flowers, gifts or candy for my 500th post please donate to The Breast Cancer Society.

It's that time of year...

...that I am NO longer a slave to fashion. Would it even be considered "fashion"? How about a slave to routine? You tell me.

About this time of year, every year, I retire my razor. The razor that shaves from my ankles to right above my knees. Since the weather is cooler and I will no longer be wearing shorts, there is no need to worry with that silly fashion statement. Now if I am forced to wear a dress, like for a special occasion, I will bring it out of hiding JUST for that occasion.

What about Superdad you ask?

He doesn't mind. Really he isn't just saying that. He doesn't care. He gets a kick out of it I believe.

So who else is with me??? RETIRE YOUR LEG SHAVING HABITS until the weather warms up a bit!!!!!! WOOHOOO!!!!!!!

You're Crazy Beautiful~Dedicated to my Crazy Beautiful Daughter H

I heard this song yesterday and thought of my Crazy Beautiful Daughter H.

Song by Chasen~ Crazy Beautiful

Everybody’s been there everyone’s the same
but mostly we don’t care isn’t that a shame
We bring us down face after face
the inside is beautiful but the outside we want to change.
We want to change.
Whoa you’re oh so beautiful, you don’t need anyone’s approval
You’ve got to believe in your self you know you are
You’re crazy beautiful
Well every new year you say your gonna change
From the way you live to how much you weigh,
we don’t want to change.
Whoa you’re oh so beautiful, you don’t need anyone’s approval
You’ve got to believe in your self you know you are
You’re crazy beautiful
Take a look it’s all around you
See the world from different views
The way you shine from the inside
I know with out a doubt
It’s more than what you’ll be
In the world’s eyes.
Whoa you’re oh so beautiful, you don’t need anyone’s a approval
You’ve got to believe in your self you know you are

You’re crazy beautiful


Yesterday Supermom received a great email.

There is a website called Sound Off South.

They were writing to inform me that they liked The Adventures of Supermom blog and were posting it on their blog listings. I looked and COOLNESS I am listed TWO TIMES.

Under Asheville and Family/Parenting.

I just wanted to share because I think it's cool that you think I am cool.

**Remember without you, I'd just be talking to myself!!!!!!!**

Thank you Sound Off South.


I think I am caught up on new comments. I always comment back on the post that you left a comment on.

I just wanted my readers to know that I do care what you have to say and I DO take the time to read and reply to them all!

Without you I'd just be talking to myself.

Supermom :)

Don't make ME spank YOU!

You know what I am talking about with the above statement, don't YOU?!! Come on now admit that you have actually said that as a parent to a terrible acting 3 year old!!!! I hate spanking. In all honesty it does nothing to Ollie. Like I have posted before, she laughs at the face of authority. MY FACE!!! I am going crazy with her and her tantrums. This morning while at the doctors office for Mads 6 month check-up I ran across an article in a magazine.

10 Things To Do When Your Child Throws a Fit

I asked our nurse to make me copy of it. Instead she stuffed the whole magazine in Mads diaper bag. See, I could have done that myself but the guilt would have eaten at me. Stealing a magazine from the doctors office. HA HA!! I am such a goober. Later when I get a chance to read the 10 things I will post them on here for your viewing pleasure. Cause I am nice like that. :)

We have had a crazy busy weekend. My niece turned 8. Which meant a cool birthday party with a YUMMY Sam&…

I know I know

I actually call myself a mommy blogger and I haven't posted a decent blog in days.

I promise to write all about the wild and crazy weekend as soon as I get back from Mads 6 month check-up tomorrow.

It was all about boobies, a birthday party, hub's work picnic, an out of town visitor and Ollie's multiple tantrums.
I think I may have arranged 2 of my daughters getting married on Saturday too...

Night Night.

More boobie talk.


Those are just for decoration. They don't do anything like mommy's.


O told Superdad, "The baby doesn't have hair and Daddy doesn't have hair."

Thankfully I think the hair gene comes from the mother because I have a headfull. Well, I would if I didn't keep it super short.

Sent from my Blackberry while still in bed. :)

Thank you Charter for On Demand!!!

With a temperamental 3 year old who is obsessed with Jon & Kate plus 8, I am so glad I can demand one to get 43 minutes to myself.

Let's see. I can make a cup of coffee, go to the bathroom ALONE and then catch the end of J & K + 8 with her.

So thank you Charter!! Today you are actually my hero.

All is right in the world.

Know what I mean?

As you know I am crazy OCD about NO shoes on in the house. Not for people that visit here BUT people that live here. Sooooooo, 2 days ago I vacuumed, mopped and waxed the floors. My aching back!

So as I walk around barefoot and feel the clean floor underneath them I think, "Ahhh, all is right in my world". Even if it's only for a moment, I will enjoy it!

Enough fooling around I have been busy doing other things as well. I made my menu and grocery list. It is something like this:

~Roast (the recipe I said was the best roast ever!!!)
~Fried Rice (I know I have posted this a few times but have never actually made it!! I still have the ingredients and hope to actually make it this time.)
~Veggie Night
~Salmon Loaf

I think I remembered them all. The menu is in the kitchen and I am to lazy to get up and actually get it at the moment.

Today I am meeting my new friend at Fun Depot so the kids can run…

Happy 6 Month Birthday Baby M.

Today my little itty bitty baby turns 6 months old. I was trying to come up with something perfect to show our love for this great present we received 6 months ago. So I made a slide show. Starting at one of our first pictures of Baby M, my beautiful growing belly, and leading up to today. The last picture is right after she sat up all by herself this week!

Happy 6 Months Birthday to YOU!!!

We love you Baby M.
Daddy, Mommy, Big Sister H, Big Brother B2 and Big Sister Lil O.

Down's Syndrome, something that tugs at my heart.

I just read this article on Babble.

Tears were/are streaming down my face. No one really understands this unless you have been told there is a chance your unborn child has Down Syndrome.

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was 19 weeks pregnant and we were getting our ultrasound. I was 33. Pregnant with my 4th baby. (Actually 5th if you count my miscarriage.) I had even picked up the 2 older kids from school early so that they could see the ultrasound as well. We were so excited.

Laying there on the table while the ultrasound tech was checking out our unborn baby, I knew instantly something was wrong. She got quiet and kept trying to measure something. Over and over again I watched her. It wasn't the happy ultrasounds we have had in the past. We weren't shown fingers, toes or really much anything. She was focused. I was near tears. Trying to be brave because my other children were in the room with us.

I knew. We knew.

We waited to see the doctor. I asked that th…

I Heart Richard Dawson.

Here recently my husband has been watching Hogan's Heroes on the weekends because it is on the HD channel. Sounds just like a man doesn't it?

Richard Dawson is such a cutie. Plus we all know how I feel about British men. HA HA!!!! I have been reading all sorts of things to learn more about him. But not stalker-ish I read that he met his wife on Family Feud. How cool is that?!?! They are still married and have a daughter I believe.

I remember watching him on the Family Feud thinking,

"That old perv kissing E V E R Y single woman on the show".

Now my opinion has changed.
Richard Dawson, how about a kiss my way???

Isn't he just adorable in this picture?? With his blue hat on....

So if you are reading this and know Richard Dawson, have a friend that knows him or your friend has a friend that knows him, please pass this along! I want a smooch!!! :)

I Heart Richard Dawson!


Sorry for the lack of updates. I have been doing this and that. My the…

A Stolen Meme from Mrs Furious.

The stuff that’s true for me is in BOLD.


- I am 5′4 or shorter.
- I think I’m ugly.
- I have many scars.
- I tan easily.
- I wish my hair was a different color.
- I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color.
- I have a tattoo.
- I am self-conscious about my appearance.
- I have/I’ve had braces.
- I wear glasses.
- I’d get/have gotten plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free, scar-free. Oh you better believe it... I probably will. DITTO!!!
- I’ve been told I’m attractive by a complete stranger. They just wanted in my
- I have had more than 2 piercings.3 in each ear. I only use 1 though.
- I have had piercings in places besides my ears.
- I have freckles.

Family/Home Life:
- I’ve sworn at my parents.
- I’ve run away from home.
- I’ve been kicked out of the house.
- My biological parents are together.
- I have a sibling less than one year old.
- I want to have kids someday.
- I have children.
- I’ve lost a child. I had a miscarriage between H & B2.


Yes, she did say that?

My mamaw called to ask me to make some address labels for her sister. The conversation went like this:

Mamaw- Can you make W some address labels?

Me- I am out of them. I used them all making you and K some yesterday.

Mamaw- I'll buy some. Where do you get them?

Me- The dollar store.

Mamaw- How much were they?

Me- Ummmm, a DOLLAR.

I am thankful it is FINALLY FRIDAY!

~dusting off my Supermom Cape and straightening myself up a bit~

Sorry about my rough day yesterday. Superdad got one of the computers running for me. He said the router died. I am sure I could talk the kids into putting it into a shoebox and burying it in the backyard. We could make it a mini tombstone to say "Our Dear Friend, who lets us connect to the outside world".

The roofers are finished thankfully! I seriously thought I was going to go postal if I heard anymore hammering. Not to mention the 3 year old that laughs in the face of authority which happens to be MY face.

I am having trouble making a decision. My oldest is 14, a freshman in high school. Tonight is homecoming. Even a dance that lasts until midnight. I am thinking "YEAH RIGHT" to that one. I know that homecoming if more for Seniors and such. Naming the King and Queen... Since hormonal teen is just a freshman, is it really necessary for her to be at a dance UNSUPERVISED with all those u…

I am in a very grouchy mood. This is a warning.

Our internet is not working and I really needed to work on my other blog, Kid Friendly Asheville.

The 2 sick kids are back at school today. Their strep tests came back negative.

To top things off the roofers just showed up to bang some more on the roof.

I am barely hanging on. Like I am slowly drowning with anxiety.

Sent from my Blackberry as I try to keep my happy face on.

~insert my favorite cuss word here~ TODAY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MY DAY!!!

I had HAD an appointment with my therapist today. IE: My hairdresser.

However, I am taking care of a sick 10 year old boy and a SICK 14 year old.

~insert lots of sobbing here~

Today I am making changes.

I can no longer be all, DO ALL, get it done Mommy.

It is too much and driving me back into a depression. I am going to sit down and write things that need to be done and delegate them out. You know like UNLOAD THE DISHWASHERevery time they are clean, CLEAN UP YOUR OWN ROOM, PICK UP after yourself (IE: YOUR clothes, YOUR stuff and anything else that is YOURS and not where it belongs, dust and other various chores. My kids used to very helpful when I had a chore chart for them. Now when I ask H to help her excuse is always homework. B2 will help but WHINE while doing it. Lil O is my biggest helper EXCEPT when it comes to picking up her OWN toys. She will set the table and even try to dust but you ask her to pick up her OWN toys and she ignores you. Superdad helps but mostly when he is asked.I know he works a job M-F BUT I can honestly say my job is more physical hand on wear you down work.

For moms it's about "how much can I multitask?'.

Well, no more!!

Usually in the m…

From The Camera Card: