Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I know we are wild people.
Anyhoo we had a lovely time choosing food without hands flailing from the cart and snack foods being thrown from the shelf into the cart. OK well maybe I did throw a few snack foods in while he wasn't looking, I did learn from the kids.
We made our way to the checkout with our mass quantities of family friendly foods and our half a cow worth of milk. I was a bit sad when the elderly lady did not card us for the beverages we purchased, but I shrugged it off. I figured she knew we must be over 21 what with all the gummy snacks and danimals yogurt we were buying.
Then we arrived home and I read my receipt. Imagine my EXTREME unhappiness when I read this:
"All customers appearing to be UNDER the age of 40 will be asked to provide proof of age by showing proper id. Customers under legal age or without proper id, will not be permitted to purchase alcohol or tobacco products. "
Thank you for your cooperation.
WHAT?! I looked 40. That is 4-0. As in FORTY. The number that comes after 39. The number that I am indeed 11 years away from. That is eleven LONG years. My oldest child will be driving when I am 40.
Seriously I don't know if that gal should be fired because she didn't follow policy, or because she grossly offended me.
I mean seriously what a bummer, especially on my hot date at the grocery store of all places.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Do you think if you have more than one fortune cookie that the second fortune voids the first? Or maybe that neither fortune is true?
I just couldn't resist a second cookie, they were so tasty!
Here are the fortunes:
Aaron's : There is beauty in simplicity.
My first one: The pleasure of what we enjoy is lost by wanting more.
My second one: Good luck bestows upon you. You will get what your heart desires.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
"Try not to go crazy today honey."
Did he look at the surroundings we currently call home before he left? How could I not go crazy?
The boy decided that since there was no school he would stay up all night.
First let me just say thank you to my mother for allowing a six year old to take a TWO HOUR nap. I do believe in naps, but only when they work to MY advantage. As JP said it was Grandma's fault because she did rock him. Oh great who am I to argue with a Grandma who wants to rock the baby boy who is growing so fast into a little man.
So, well rested the boy set out to stay up all night. His only rule was to turn the lights off when he finally went to bed.
Sometime in the middle of the night a foot appeared in my ear and a head in Aaron's back. The strength of the kicks could only be the boy. I opened one eye to see the figure that is quickly growing into a big boy.
THEN I hear wrappers. Not big dudes with chains kinda rappers, but foil food wrappers at the foot of my bed. I crawl to the end of the bed to peer upside down at AJ, who is surrounded by packaging. The highly coveted "berries", aka fruit roll-ups fruit stackerz.
So off I went to the kitchen to lock-up the rest of the "berries", although the extreme disappointment I expressed to that wide eyed 3 year old at 5 am was enough to make her never eat them again. I rounded the corner from my bedroom into the kitchen and living room and the only thought that came to mind was:
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I really think that is seriously ridiculous.
On a side note AJ did her best 3 year old interruption during the quiet moment between acts of Wizard of OZ, when she exclaimed with exuberance:
"The wicked witch is DEAD, daddy! Bub, the wicked witch is DEAD! She's REALLY dead."
Did ya'll hear that up front? It was soooo loud I was sure the whole auditorium heard, as laughter erupted around us.
Oh well, whattya gonna do?
I just smiled with pride.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Daddy arrived home today and we finally remembered to take a moment and PULL that silly tooth that has caused much hillbilly laughter in our house.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRAYERS! My sister made it through surgery wonderfully and is resting nicely in the hospital. She should come home tomorrow. Thank you all again, I am amazed how this "blog thing" is so much more than just a thing. Just knowing that there are people scattered about the country who are praying for each other is so comforting.
I read this scripture this morning and it has stuck with me throughout the day:
"We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
Happy Valentines Day!
Happy Valen-times Day, as AJ says.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tomorrow on Valentines Day, my lil' sister Becky will be having surgery.
On Valentines Day?
Well she never really thought much of a greeting card company initiated holiday anyhow. Plus she just wants to get the surgery over with and this was the soonest date.
She is having her thyroid removed. An incision will be made in her neck and then the thyroid will be removed. Recovery varys from person to person. Some people are back to normal in just days, others take weeks. We are praying for the days.
She is a great person. A fabulous Aunt to my kids even though she lives 8 hours away. She is a great student in grad school. She is a great wife, at least in my opinion. ;) She loves animals. She is athletic, fun, caring, gifted, funny, smart, and kind. She volunteers as a Big Sister and is a Den Leader for Cub Scouts. She runs a challenge course at her MAJOR university, which she just received a very prestigious national award for. She is fun.
I hope that you will pray with me for her. I pray for wisdom for the surgeon's and peace for my sister. I pray for a quick recovery. I pray for healing all around. I also pray for safe travels for my mom as she drives north in the icy, snowy weather.
Thank you for your prayers!
And now I will leave you with some pictures...
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
On a Monday that my boy was actually really looking forward too. You see today was his day to leave school excused for lunch at the local pizza buffet.
Doesn't sound that exciting does it?
Oh, I may have forgotten to mention that he gets to ride in a HUMMER LIMO over to the pizza place.
To say that he was excited might be an understatement, afterall he did wake ready for the day at 5am.
Thirty minutes later his excitement was squashed when I received the text on my cell saying school was cancelled.
Major bummer for all involved. JP sad about no school, mommy sad that daddy went to work, and AJ needing her mommy only time.
So not to disappoint my LARGE following, I scrounged through the computer and stumbled upon two of my favorite photos.
My Dad with each of my newborn babies.
My Dad is an awesome Dad. And an awesome Grandpa. Living just 2 doors down, my kids both love to go running down to play. Grandpa always has his goody jar full of rolos and he always has birdseed for AJ to feed her birdies. He loves watching JP play sports and even took time this year to make a pine wood derby car for the adult division. He builds forts, tents, and lincoln log cities. He makes pancakes with AJ and pizzas with JP. He can fix anything and build anything. He is patient, tolerant, kind, caring, loveable, honest, and hard working. He is a great guy.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Lately I have been taking note of my clocks.
Sitting in my bedroom I can see 5 clocks. Here is what they say:
7:23--clock on my side of bed
7:37--clock on Aaron's side of bed
10:11--wall clock that stopped who knows how long ago
Yesterday I noticed as I rushed to school thinking I was late for pick-up, that really I was early. Aaron's car is 7 minutes slow, my car is 5 minutes fast. I was in his car.
Aaron's alarm clock is 31 minutes fast. My alarm clock is 15 minutes fast.
I used to be able to say that I am a very punctual person. I still am a very punctual person when it comes to school, childrens activities, and appointments. I am not however punctual when it comes to meeting up with friends and family. This was a decision Aaron and I made when we decided it was better to show up a bit late to a full group of people, rather than show up on time and be by ourselves. This way we spend those extra waiting minutes at our house cleaning up or such.
Now let me tell you what my bedroom sounds like in the morning.
To quote my husband, "It's like being in the middle of a minefield."
First Aaron's clock goes off with a EH-EH-EH-EH-EH.
Seconds later my clock goes off with whatever crazy pop song is playing on the radio. And it is a gradual quiet to roaring LOUD.
As soon as I whack the radio, Aaron's cell phone starts vibrating in the bathroom, LOUDLY.
Then LABAMBA starts wailing from my cell phone.
Of course if you only hit snooze on each of those the whole orchestra of noise is repeated in 3 minutes or less.
Neurotic, you might think?
The thought of oversleeping literally FREAKS me out. Just the thought puts me into labored breathing.
Did I mention that my alarm and Aaron's alarm both go off 30 minutes and 45 minutes after we get up.
That is right there are 6 alarms in our room. As well as the tv. I sleep with the tv on.
My name is JP's MOM and I have a time problem.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
1. Had to tape JP's pinkie finger to his ring finger, as it was possible it was broken due to a basketball injury the previous evening.
2. Rushed the boy out the house because it was a bit icy and the finger taping took too long.
3. 2 fail safes failed and the boy got to school WITHOUT his library book, just 3 days after I claimed: HE NEVER FORGETS HIS BOOK! chaotic mornings are not my friend.
4. AJ throws minor temper at giftshop increases my stress level.
5. pick JP up from school only to see the finger has not gotten better.
6. call completely booked doctor begging to get son in so that I don't have to take him to urgent care for the second time in 7 days.
7. On the way to doctor, my fairly new car 'goes crazy'. I have no idea what is wrong, so I drive a mere 100 feet or so and park at doctors office.
8. Get out of car to see a TOTALLY FLAT TIRE. Called husband for a rescue while I took kids inside.
9. Sat an hour in waiting room filled with grossly sick people. Listening to their conversations about babies daddies not knowing their baby is alive because a week ago that baby daddy beat them up. What? Seriously.
10. AJ puts Macky the pig under her dress and announces to the whole waiting room that she is going to have a baby and THEN she says Mommy is having a baby. I AM NOT HAVING A BABY...SHE WAS JUST QUOTING DORA THE EXPLORER MOVIE. But since there were people in the room that know who I am, I am sure the rumors are flying.
11. Boy gets x-ray, hand looks good but we have to wait for the radiologist to clear him.
12. Car has donut tire on it, but is still running 'funny'. Aaron can't find the same tire ANYWHERE around us. And car now has appointment in the shop for Friday.
13. I made myself a spiked milkshake and poured a hot bath to rest from the CRAZY afternoon only to get in the tub to COLD water. The element in our hot water heater is going out. JOY.
Bonus: I woke this morning hoping for a beautiful stress free day only to see my laptop DIED during the night. DEAD. WON'T TURN ON.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
100 day of school project...100 marshmallows for a 'fence', 100 sugar cube igloo, 100 fishes in the ponds for the penguins to eat.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
First you may notice the boy is coming after me for taking more pictures. He has had enough of the MOMARAZZI this week.
Second you might notice that a mere 24 hours later, there is hardly any snow on the ground and my son is wearing a t-shirt and shorts.
They always say if you don't like the weather around here, just wait five minutes and it will change.
8 inches of snow and freezing temps yesterday, sunshine and 70 today!
Gotta love it!
Friday, February 1, 2008
Double Dipping...is it really dangerous?
A recent scientific study showed that double dipping 3-6 times in the same bowl leaves as many as 10,000 bacteria.
The worst culprit...Salsa!
oh the horror.
I just might have to rethink the next time I say, "oh sure go ahead have another dip."
Hmm...yea not so much.