Friday, August 31, 2007

A boy accident

When I became the mother to a boy, I was a little worried about "boy accidents". Now, this has nothing to do with the different "parts" I had to learn to deal with. A boy accident is when a boy is just being a boy, and something breaks.

Well, I've had my first boy accident.

Micah love to play with balls. You can literally play fetch with my son! And there's nothing cuter than watching his chubby cheeks bounce as he runs after the ball. So adorable! He is also quite good at throwing balls (I think his father would even call him a natural!). We have a rule that you can't play catch with Mommy while she is nursing the baby. But of course, being a typical one year old, Micah often forgets this rule.

This past Wednesday, I was nursing Benjamin. Micah approaches with one of his bounciest, and of course hardest, balls and beginning to "wind up". Curtis quickly redirects Micah into the kitchen, where Micah throws the ball to Curtis, who deflects the ball right into a shelf full of cute little decorations. On of these decorations is a tall bottle of oil and different herbs, which falls onto our tile, breaking into tiny pieces as oil run all over the kitchen floor.

A boy accident. The boys weren't being bad, they were just being boys. But, as a result, Micah and Elizabeth had some "crib time", Benjamin screamed his head off in the bouncy seat, and Curtis and I cleaned up a big mess.

But I lived to tell about, what will probably be my first of many, boy accidents.


One could assume that because of a lack of posts, that very little has been happening the Krajca home. Quite the opposite! Things have been crazy here. Curtis and I think that parenting might have gotten the better of us. And of course we mean that in a good way. :-) But a tired way too.

Stay tuned for more details about the Krazy Krajcas!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A three year olds thought on Marriage

While watching Cinderella, we had the following exchange with Elizabeth.

Elizabeth: How did Cinderella's Daddy die?

Me: I don't know.

Elizabeth: Probably because he got married.

Curtis: That would do it.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Our Stick Family

We copied the Bollines! You can too, just go here.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Summer Smiles

Video of baptism

Check out Benjamin's blog!


This GIGANTIC, CREEPY, NASTY spider was on MY back porch yesterday. Time to call pest control!
UPDATE: We saw another spider, just like this one, outside our bedroom window. Curtis thinks it's another one because it was smaller. And now, the goose bumps are back!


My Mom has made silkies for all three of my kids. Benjamin's silky came in the mail today. Silkies are a big deal in the Krajca house. We have had panicked moments when it was bed/nap time and the silky could not be found. It's also really special that all my kids have something made by their Grandma, just for them. Elizabeth and her silky (she was about 4 month old)

Micah and his silky (he was also about 4 months)

Benjamin and his new silky!

Benjamin also got a taggy, which is the darker green on the right side of the picture.

Thanks Grandma!!

Here's some Total Momsense

I'm the mom, the mom, the mom, the mom, the MOM!

Friday, August 24, 2007

The Pantry

My children are in love with the pantry. You would think it was another door into Narnia! When they go into the pantry without my permission, and I remove them, there is screaming, crying and general discontent for several minutes. For those of you who haven't seen my pantry, here's an idea.

What is it about the pantry?! I find myself asking this question frequently. Here are a few of the answers I have come up with.
* Obviously, it has food. But not just any food. The pantry is where I keep the fruit snacks, the chips, the peanut butter, and all those other unhealthy snacks that are for rare occasions. And today, there are Starbursts on the floor. Why, I'm not sure.
* The pantry is where the playdough shelf is. That's right! The Krajcas have an entire shelf of playdough, and playdough accessories!
* Mops and brooms are stored in the pantry. And as any parents know, mops and brooms are more than that in the hands of an imaginative toddler.
* Not only do we have a playdough shelf, we also have an art supply shelf which contains coloring books, crayons, markers, paper, scissors and GLUE! Elizabeth's new favorite thing is scissors and glue. Mommy's new least favorite art supplies are scissors and glue.
* As you can see in the picture, I hang my apron in the pantry. I have one apron, which has been worn more by my Mom than myself. Elizabeth, has two apron, both of which are hung behind mine. When she gets to wear her apron, it means she is Mommy's official helper.
* Shelves. A climbing challenge.
* And of course, the trash can is in the pantry. Thankfully, Micah is just about out of the stage where he things the trash can is a toy and/or a place to get a little snack.

I've put a child lock on the door. But those of you who have children know how totally pointless those can be. Elizabeth not only knows how to open the child lock, but how to break it if she wants. So, I'm looking at investing in really big mouse traps.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


This is a special shout out to Amber. As hard as it is to believe, all the stories on this blog are based on actual people and events. Here's one for you!

Tonight, as I was putting on my comfy clothes, Micah walked into the bathroom, got a cotton ball out of the trash can, put it in the toilet and sucked the water out. All in about five seconds.

Only in my world.

Curtis' Quiz

Thank you for participating, your score is 43%!

Congratulations, you nudged above 33%. This shows you have interest in those thing immediately important to you, but are a little indifferent about periphery issues.

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Sweet sleeping boy

TX quiz

Thank you for participating, your score is 25%!

A score that shows you were awake for portions of your Texas history lessons during high school, but for the majority of the time was daydreaming of being somewhere else.

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Oh well, I tried. :-)

Monday, August 20, 2007


Rachel (I think Anderson?) left comments on my previous blogs, reminding me of how very blessed I am. It got me thinking. So often, as a mother, I get wrapped up in the daily "mothering" activities, that I forget what blessings my children are. If on a daily basis, I take the time to remind myself how amazing it is to be a mommy, and praise God for my children, then I imagine my entire outlook on mothering would change.

So, Mommies of the blogging world, care to join me in this little challenge?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

45 months

In the past 45 months (since I got pregnant with Elizabeth), I have
* Been pregnant for 27 months
* Been nursing for 17 months
* Been pregnant and nursing at the SAME TIME for two months
*Been pregnant or nursing for all but five months
* Been changing diapers for 38 months, with no break.

No wonder I'm so tired!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Benjamin's Baptism

When Pastor Jon first called us up to the front, to give us the vows, he made the comment, "This isn't the Krajca's first time up here." The congregation started laughing. It was pretty funny!
Jon talking to Curtis and I about the kind of parents we, as Christians, need to be to all of our children. This part of the vows is always a challenge to me as a mother. There's more to parenting than just raising the kids, keeping them fed and clean. Jon made the point that Curtis should be an example of a godly father and husband, so Benjamin would be able to emulate him. Jon told me that I should be an example of the kind of wife that Benjamin will some day look for. Not a small task!

Jon asking the congregation if they will support and encourage Curtis and I as we raise Benjamin. This part is always so encouraging to me!
The baptism.
You can't tell in this picture, but I was crying. Funny, because this was the first time I had ever cried at one of my children's baptisms.
One of my favorite pictures.
Our good friend Norval, prayed for Benjamin. The best part of the prayer was when he gave the blessing, "The Lord bless you, and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace." He gave the same blessing to Benjamin the day he was born. Very special!

Now, to the funny part. When Curtis and I went up there, he was holding Micah, I was holding Benjamin, and Elizabeth was walking. Very quickly, Elizabeth decided she would rather be held. So Curtis was holding BOTH kids, and getting rather hot. Micah started to get wiggly, and when Jon took Benjamin to be baptized, I took Micah. Micah decided that he would rather be running around the pulpit, and started screaming when I wouldn't let him. Benjamin in the mean time, was not too thrilled about the whole baptism thing. By the end of the baptism, Micah was screaming, and Benjamin was ticked. Several people have told me that it was the most exciting baptism that they have ever been to, and that they would be praying for us!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Rainy Day

Thanks to tropical storm Erin, we are having a rainy day. While my Mom was visiting this week, she found rain coats and boots for the kids. We put them away, since it was over 100 degrees. But today, when we woke up and it was raining, we broke out the rain gear, and headed out to play in the rain!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Tonight, Elizabeth disobeyed. Again. So Curtis, being the excellent parent he is, gave me the baby, and went to deal with her. As Curtis walked back towards Elizabeth, she began screaming, "Show me mercy!" I couldn't help myself, I laughed.... hard! All the way back to her room she was crying out, "Show me mercy, show me mercy!" Right at the end, she said, "Please show me mercy?"

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


This blog is a big shout out to Amber!! Amber, I promise all stories on this blog are true. And this one's just for you!

Tonight, while I was changing into my comfy clothes, Micah dug a cotton ball out of the bathroom trash can, stuck it in the toilet water, and sucked it.

Only in my world!

Some baptism pics

This past Sunday, Benjamin was baptized. This baptism was, by far, our most exciting baptism. More details to come about that. In the mean time, here are a few pics from before we went to church. Our party of five

Mommy and Benjamin

Grandma and Grand-Daddy (Johnston)

Papaw and Memaw (Krajca)

Aunt Megan and Aunt Shannon

Aunt Megan and Uncle Matt

Mr. Michael and Ms. Christi, the "godparents", and dear friends

Monday, August 13, 2007

Elizabeth pics

Elizabeth had her three year pictures taken today.... I know it's late, but better late than never! It was really hard to pick just one pose. I think we are actually going to go back and reorder a few more. She was pretty funny during the whole thing. Half the time she was acting like a mini model, posing and smiling. The other half of the time, she was crying, wanting to be done.

"That Boy Needs a to Find a Daddy"

My Mom took the kids and I to McDonalds today. We had a McWonderful time! After playing at the play place, Mom treated us to an assortment of desserts. While we were enjoying our treat, Micah suddenly started pointing to the scuzziest men in McDonalds and screaming, "Daddy!" Each time he screamed, "Daddy!" I replied, "No, your Daddy is at work." Each time I had to say that, I got a little louder, making sure everyone around me knew that I was married to a reputable man who was at work.

One such scuzzy man walked past, smiled, and said, "You need to find that boy a daddy!"

Hello!!!! I am pleased to announce that he has a Daddy, as do all my children, and they all have the same Daddy. Shocking I know.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Look a like

I've had several people tell me that with his faux hawk, Micah looks like...... So, here are a couple of his apparent look a likes. Care to add any?
McGee, from the Christian children's videos, McGee and Me. (Aunt Shannon)
Zach Morris from Saved by the Bell. (Lindsay N.)

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Faux Hawks and Fountains

While Curtis is in Ft. Worth, my sister, Shannon, came to visit. And I have been so thankful for all the extra help she has provided! Today, in an attempt to get the kids out of the house, and wear them out, we took the to the fountain here in town. The heat made it easy to tucker the older two out.
Aunt Shannon and Elizabeth, ready to go home and get cool!

Micah and Aunt Shannon, just finished eating ice cream.

All three kids, just before Elizabeth pokes Benjamin in the eye, and Micah runs off.

Showing Aunt Shannon the fountain.

Eating ice cream by the fountain.

Micah first faux hawk

Benjamin and Aunt Shannon