Tuesday, September 16, 2014


It all started when the girls decided to dump 4 different kinds of cereal in a mixing bowl. They poured some in milk and chowed down with giant serving spoons and I thought,

"Perfect. Now I don't have to cook dinner or clear the table so there is a place for them to eat."
(they were sitting pow-wow style on the floor)

Then they decided they needed to sit at the table and have more cereal in individual bowls this time and  Kaylee tipped hers and somehow spilled about a gallon of milk out of a quart sized bowl. It dribbled all over the (messy) table and onto the bench and finally onto the floor.

5 minutes later Riley dumped an entire cup of milk into my lap and all over the floor (my poor, poor floor)

 While I was cleaning up the newest mess I remembered that IT'S TUESDAY which means that the Stake Presidency is at the meetinghouse conducting temple recommend interviews and I needed to get there ASAP so I could get mine! So I threw a dress on (which wasn't a big deal since I was already pant-less, thank-you-Riley), rushed my barefooted, half-dressed children out the door and sped to the stake center. We ran into a favorite friend -Brian Atkinson- and then I had a nice visit with a lovely man named President Hayes while Brian watched my kids as they ran around the church gym. They also talked about really cool things like Maleficent and How to Train Your Dragon 2. 
I left the church building and for a few moments I felt very peaceful and very happy that my recommend is renewed.

We came home and I decided to conquer the fruit flies that are trying to take over my kitchen. So I looked on Pinterest and decided to make this really awesome concoction that called for apple cider vinegar. I carefully mixed my ingredients and left my trap in a very conspicuous place not realizing that I had left my opened brand new giant jug of apple cider vinegar in an even more conspicuous place.

Next was the bedtime routine and putting 5 kids to bed is never effortless but tonight was actually pretty easy. It just took a reeeeeally long time to get everyone potty-hands-teethed, prayed with, read to, tucked in, and sung to (I have the best job).  Anyways,  I came back to the kitchen several hours later and guess how many fruit flies my amazing trap didn't catch and guess how many my giant jug of apple cider vinegar did catch.

concoction trap - 0
brand new jug of apple cider vinegar- 1050

And I know it was that many because I counted them while they all flew in my face and up my nostrils and in my mouth and ears when I picked my jug up. 

"And then the clouds opened up and God said, 'I hate you, Alfalfa.'"

I'm just kidding. I know God loves me and that He also loves Alfalfa but I couldn't help it that my favorite line from that movie most definitely occurred to me as I recounted my evening to my sister a little while later.

and now it's 1:00am and I have precious children to wake and prepare for school in just a few short hours, so,
the end


  1. Hahahaha! Oh Katie, what a stressful/wonderful evening! You are the best mommy to that family. Keep up your great work! I love you so much!

  2. Oh my goodness! Haha, what a night. At least you know apple cider vinegar works to attract those dang bugs!

  3. Oh my goodness! Haha, what a night. At least you know apple cider vinegar works to attract those dang bugs!