Me: Hyrum! I love you!
Hyrum: Mom, I love your light-saber.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
|Jacob was not happy we tried to make him stand still. Heaven forbid! But as you can see, he's roughly 32" tall. That equals free. Hooray!|
Tallest ride in the North Atlantic Western hemispherical side, South of the East coast! ....errr, something like that.
|Fried & chocolate-covered bacon & fried lemonade.|
|We got to see the big guy the day before he burned down.|
Rest in peace, Big Tex.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
In cruel irony, that was the moment Stripes chose to leap out of my arms and run into the street. Just as a car passed. And couldn't stop in time.
Sweet Stripes, we sure loved you. We will miss you dearly.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
6:40am: wake up girls, get them dressed & ready for school
7:10am: get girls out the door and to the neighbor's house for carpool
7:12am: wake up boys, get them dressed and fed
7:45am: load boys & stroller in car, head to Park
8:15am: meet w/ friends to walk 2-3 miles around the park, play/talk after
10:30am: get home, feed boys snack, jump in shower
11:15am: Jacob's speech therapy appointment
11:45am: Hyrum's speech therapy appointment, Jake goes down for a nap
12:15pm: speech appts over; lunch for Mom and Hyrum
12:40pm: wake up Jacob, load boys in car, drive to elementary school, pull Lacie out of class, race home
1:00pm: Lacie's occupational therapy appt; boys must be kept out of the room and quiet
1:35pm: Hyrum's occupational therapy appt; Jake and I take Lacie back to school then go back home
2:10pm: occupational therapy over, feed Jake lunch
2:40pm: load boys, drive to elementary school to pick up girls and neighbors
3:00pm: snacking, playing, fighting, screaming/yelling, tattling, running in/out, crying, and pouting commence
3:01pm: Mom locks herself in the bathroom for the next two hours...
Notice when you're driving in your car and coming upon a 4-way stop, and another car is coming up to this same intersection perpendicularly to you (so, on your right or your left), and suddenly you find yourself in a race to 'stop' first so that you can then 'go' first, but then the cheater other car stops waaaay before the white crosswalk lines just so that he can be first and, therefore, win?! Grrrr.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Wow. So my last post was August 23rd. Of this same year, but still. It's October 10th. We've had some excitement going on since then and I haven't even taken the time to blog about all our wonderful (and not-so-wonderful) exploits. Shame.
There is a reason, however. It's simple, too.
No, seriously. I have the pills to prove it. Although, I've had the pills for a while now, so I guess that's not much of an excuse for the last month or so. Hmm... I need better pills? Lol
Take today, for example. Well, more like right this second. Life turned to chaos at around 3pm today. Coincidentally, that's the time the girls get home from school. And so do their 2 next-door neighbor friends. With whom they have a love/hate relationship. So they argue and play and fight and run around and cry and boss and laugh and eat and all the while constantly going inside, then outside, then inside, then outside, then inside, then... you get the picture. And of course with all this exciting commotion the boys feel super sad (read: throw tantrums) if they don't get to join in -- inside, then outside, then inside, etc. Problem with that is, well, the boys are 1 and 3. I would need the Great Wall of China along the perimeter of my house to keep them from running off to the street, Taco Bell, or who know's where else. And no, I don't have the Great Wall of China outside. Last I heard from the consulate, they aren't willing to move it. Blast.
So. We're back to chaos and crazy. And did I mention a small, cramped house with WAY more stuff than space? Doesn't help. And being the problem-solver that I am, my first inclination is to go hide in my bed. But there is a smelly diaper afoot. I cannot in good conscience sleep, knowing that my kid is reddening up his cheeks with a healthy dose of diaper rash. Actually, maybe I could. But I wouldn't sleep well thinking about what would happen if the diaper leaked. Drat.
Plan B: blog.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
- The original was directed by Steven Spielberg and is actually quite decent.
- The rest of the movies are 80% screaming, 20% (cheesy) singing.
- There are 7 different actors over the course of the 13 movies who voice the main character, "Little Foot."
- The third (and final) "Ducky" actor should win an award for Most Obnoxious Voice. Ever.
- Keifer Sutherland (aka Jack Bauer) has a large role in movie #10.
- No one ever gets eaten. Weird.
- T-Rexes never seem to prevail against brontosauruses. Again, weird.
- Cera, the Triceratops, never learns. Seriously. She makes the same mistakes every. single. movie.