Gasp! Who knew that the day would ever come when I am at a loss for words?
I have heard that the cure for blogger block is to just keep typing, so here I go:
It is 2:45 on a sunny Thursday afternoon and I just put both boys (yep, I said BOTH) down for a nap because they would not stop bickering. Now, if only I could remember where I hid the candybar I bought last week............
I just looked in on them and they are both asleep. Hallelujah! I'll let them sleep for an hour and then take them to the pool.
Soccer practice starts next week for Ben. I wonder if we can cram his feet into last years cleats? Nah, probably not, I guess I'm going to have to go buy new ones?
Cooper's soccer starts in a couple weeks. I hope I have cleats in the storage box that will fit him, since he just grew out of the smallest pair I had.
Ben wants to play football so bad, but I am very against kids his age playing tackle football. I do not think that it is good for their brain development or their growing bodies to be slammed around like that at such a young age. I can just picture his brain sloshing around in his skull with every tackle. There will come a day for that.
Where is that candy bar?
I wonder how many days that big pile of laundry can sit on the couch unfolded before we cycle through it again.
Ohhh, one of my favorite songs is on the radio right now.
Ahhh, Only Grace, isn't that so true.
I need to offer grace more often.
Clark County Fair starts tomorrow.
Dave and I have always referred to it as the "Clark County White Trash Festival" but for some reason we go EVERY year. What does that make us?
Dave will be home in a hour.
It will take me an hour to fold that huge pile of laundry.
I need to find a recipe for a marinade or rub for the brisket that is thawed in my fridge.
Where did I put that dang candy bar?
Why in the world did my eight year old think it was okay to say 'fricken' today? I have never said that.
I hope the pool is warm today.
Maybe Dave will get in the pool with the boys while I work out, then I'll be all hot and sweaty and the pool will feel great no matter what the temperature is.
Yay, Dave and I both have tomorrow off together.
We're going to the white tras.....I mean the fair.
I don't think that the new shoes I bought the boys yesterday are really sturdy enough to hold up to the playground.
I think I'll return them and look for different ones.
Why DID I try to shop with the boys yesterday?
Ben is a complete faker. He is in his room stretching and moaning, trying to pretend that he is waking up, which leads me to believe that he never was asleep in the first place.
I should do a blog giveaway for my blogiversary in August.
I wonder what I should giveaway? I am so not crafty. Maybe I'll give away a box of Otter Pops and a Sonic gift card.
I wonder if Dave found my candy bar and ate it?
How in the world is Lula going to get that book to me by tomorrow?
You know that I am going to read it this weekend and then will have to go buy the second one to take with me to the beach.
I hope it's not to crowded in Seaside next weekend.
Must go fold that laundry, three days on the couch is too long.
WHERE IS MY CANDYBAR?
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Gasp! Who knew that the day would ever come when I am at a loss for words?
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
However it is not for the weak:
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Ben and I are watching the Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds 3-D concert with special guests the Jonas Brothers.
Please allow me to tell you what I'd rather be doing.........
- getting my eyebrows waxed
- getting anything waxed
- cleaning up dog doo
- riding a cow
- eating a chocolate covered grasshopper
- having an ingrown toenail removed
- giving birth without an epidural
- painting a barn
- dissecting a frog
- changing the oil in my car
- shoveling snow
- watching phineas and ferb
- donating blood
- reading War & Peace
- playing rugby
Instead, I sit here, snuggled up to my eight year old.
Why? Because I love that eight year old!
I did like the last Jonas Bros. Song, called Year 3000. But don't tell anyone!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
He is, generally, a happy kid.
He eats vegetables like no other 4 year old
but he can also put down his body weight in pizza.
Simple things make him happy.
Like a long, steep slide
or a spin on the carousel.
He is a fabulous bumper boat driver.
He ADORES his big brother
and this week he misses his best friend something fierce.
Lately, however, he has become a world class WHINER
and it's drivin' me NUTS!
Monday, July 21, 2008
You can then freeze any amount for later enjoyment:
These are serious summer enjoyment.
Now go buy some!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
I have wanted one of these things FOREVER!
My boys are rowdy and rambunctious and this is the perfect place for that.
Yes, I do know that injuries happen on trampolines, but injuries can happen anywhere! We know a guy that recently shattered his elbow just by tripping and falling while he was walking. Not to mention numerous kids at Ben's school who have broken their arms falling off the monkey bars. So I'm okay with the risk of injury considering the amount of laughter and fun this has brought to our yard.
Besides that look what I found my kids doing out there today:
Thursday, July 17, 2008
So go ahead, guess what those are.
Here's a hint: When I asked Cooper why these were in his pockets (yes both pockets looked like this!) he replied:
"Tuz I want dem for my pantates tomowow mom"
The first person to guess correctly gets a Wendy's straw wrapper, fry box and kid's meal toy wrapper!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
** Edited 7/15**
Sorry Debbie! This did not post until 7/11. You are not crazy, a little iron-y freak-y yes, but crazy no. What happened is that I had started a post earlier in the week that I ended up editing over. Blogger keeps the date that the post was originally generated and I forgot to go in and change it.
So I'm back and my chest and face are about as red as this font color. Can you say LOBSTER? And I aint talkin about what I ate.........
My kids have been gone ALL week. Gone. As in not here, sleepin somewhere else, makin a mess at someone else's house, eatin out of a different fridge GONE. They went home with Gramma and Papa last Saturday for their annual week long summer visit. Get it? they were G-O-N-E.
So I spent the week painting the inside of my house...............
Today I made the 200 mile drive to pick up my kids and tomorrow morning the boys and I are heading to Northern Idaho for some camping and amusement park fun at Silverwood Theme Park with my sister and her family while my husband heads to Las vegas with his brother.
Yeah, I got the short end of this deal.
And yes, Lula, I made more of those yummy gooey cookies.
They are my currency.
How else could I get my nephews and brother in law to set up my tent for me?
Try not to miss me as much as I'll miss you all.
PS. I was going to try to have some blogs in the queue just waiting to auto post whilst I was off having some fun.
Yeah, that's not happenin. The painting took far longer than I expected and the fumes killed all my fun, whitty brain cells........
Saturday, July 5, 2008
(anyone notice that is his THIRD outfit for the day? He's high maintenance like that!)
The fireworks (known as one of the largest shows west of the Mississippi) lasted about 30 minutes, but Cooper only lasted 20. He fell asleep snuggled up with Papa.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
My mother has tagged me for a MeMe.
I have done one of these before.
However, my mom has told me that I must play along and since I have always been obedient to my mother there's no reason to stop now.
Aw c'mon now, we all know that the truth of the matter is that the rebel in me wants to change this up a bit. So instead of a MeMe (where I post all about none other than ME) I am going to do a DaveDave. Yep, folks it's six random facts about my husband (with his approval):
- Dave has lived in this very same county all his entire live long years, and the same town for all but the 3 years that we spent in the neighboring town, which is really one and the same as this town. As a matter of fact his parents still live in the house that they purchased when he was 2. That would be forty some odd years ago..........
- Dave went back to college a little more than two years ago and graduated with a business degree and a minor in marketing this past December. He is the first in his family to receive anything higher than a high school diploma!
- Dave worked for the same company full time for 19 years and when he graduated there was no opportunity or offer for advancement so he left for a different company. Too bad. They lost an excellent, hard working and very loyal employee and he lost 5 weeks of vacation a year!
- Dave once had his own TV show. It was called Big Dave's Sports Calvacade. Seriously. It was on the local cable access channel. He and some friends produced about six episodes in the late eighties. We have them all on VHS if anyone would like to borrow them!! They are quite humorous and when we first started dating and were married we would run into people all the time that recognized him from his show.
- Dave LOVES playing baseball. He played all through out his childhood into his first few years of college, then he took up softball for a while but it just wasn't the same. So back to baseball he went and up until this summer he has played real hardball, wooden bat baseball in a league over in Portland. I like to call his team the "has beens, used to be's and washed-ups" because nearly every one of those over forty year old men played at least college level baseball and some even spent time in the pros.
- Dave has been blessed with the "good hair" gene. His two younger brothers are both rapidly balding, but he has a full head of luciously thick hair with barely any gray. Yeah, I got the best looking of the bunch!
There you go.
That was fun now wasn't it.
You know you want to play along.
So I tag...........
whoever wants to play along!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
So this afternoon she delivered our prize to our doorstep!
She gave us a that large tote, embellished with the words 'beach bums' and our last name on the other side (done with her snazzy gift from day seven!) and filled with fun beach toys, a very large beach towel, that super cute beach ball, and a case of Thomas Kemper Root Beer!
Thank you Delores, we feel so blessed!
But wait, there is more to this story:
Just yesterday (Monday) the boys and I went to Costco to pick up a few necessities. As we were wandering the aisles scouting for yummy samples Benjamin spied the cases of Thomas Kemper Root Beer. He pulled one of the cases off the stack and asked if we could get it. I hesitated for a minute, because I do love good root beer, but then told him "no, it's not in the budget". He put it back without saying anything, but I could see disappointment on his face. So much so that I almost wavered on my response. But I stuck firm and we walked away.
So today when Delores delivered our gift and I spied that case of root beer I almost started crying. I pointed it out to Ben and he almost started crying and then he hugged Delores about three times! In that moment I was able to share with Ben how God honors our obedience with blessings and that root beer was a blessing!!
Thank you Delores!
We will enjoy our prize and each time I sip from one of those root beers I will be reminded of how God honors our obedience.