Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Nick bought a shock pen at a novelty store at the beach.
He layed it on the desk and I picked it up to write something.
I screamed, threw it down and then heard Chris and Nick laughing their heads off.
Yep, hubby was in on it too.
Of course then we all plotted to get the rest of the family.
Katy, Kai...it was hilarious.
But the best was Lauren.
Ben went to her with a piece of paper and a scribbled bunny drawn on it.
"Lauren, I am trying to draw a bunny...will you draw a better one for me?"
She went to sketch out her long eared creation and got the mess shocked out of her.
She screamed and hurled the pen across the room.
Then...just as you would think Lauren would do, she picked it back up and shocked herself over and over. Laughing and laughing.
What a maniac kid!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
If you are in the mood for a something sweet you need to go to Just Cupcakes in the Hill Top West shopping center. I took the kids on a field trip there this week and then we stopped and surprised Chris at work with a sweet treat on the way home.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Today Ben's bff is coming over to hang out till soccer practice tonight. Ben could play with Joe 24/7 and never get tired of it. But, he is not good a juggling more than one or two friends at a time. Last week a couple of school friends came knocking on the door wanting Ben to play. He hid beside the couch and begged us to tell them he wasn't home. He is so anti-social (I wonder where he gets that from). Did I let them in? Of course. I am a mean momma. He kept peeking his head in the door telling me to call him in in five minutes.
Lauren did a pretty good job of painting the upstairs bathroom. It's not totally finished...but pretty close. It looks sooo much better than it did before. She got the job of painting because of the paint pealing compulsion she had. For years, when she would go to the bathroom she would see a bit of pealing paint and rip it off. Sometimes leaving big strips from wall to wall. I love the color...summer field (a light apple-ish green). Chris sent me to the store to buy white paint...hahaha.
Nick is off restriction this morning. He was on lock down from friends and phone last week because he was giving me attitude about his chore calendar. I wonder how this week will be? Nothing like 168 straight hours with your mom to snap you into obey mode.
Friday, July 24, 2009
I got a personalized license plate this week.
I had one when I was sixteen (KRZY4C), one when I had Lauren (MNIACKID) and then I went to a DMV generated one after that.
Since I have a new car now I decided to scrap my old, dirty, dented one and get a new clean tag.
If you could pick a plate for me...what would it say?
I will post a pic. of my tag later today.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
First night of VBS was last night.
The preschool class was an adventure, as expected.
We had 18 kids, but with the hyperness it seemed like 36 kids.
Funny thing heard in the middle of the bible story...."do camels fart?"
Kids...gotta love 'em.
Nick was a praise team helper, so he was on the stage dancing and singing.
What a 180 this kid has had. From introvert to life of the party. I love it!
Ben played a character in a skit during the morning service and then another part in the pm service. I was teaching, but Chris said he looked so comfortable in front of all those people. He had lots of lines to memorize and performed them with lots of expression. I see an academy award in his future.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Tonight, after we all left for VBS, Chris said he heard a noise outside.
It was a wailing sound...like a siren.
It was faint and then grew louder and louder.
Then he heard his name in the wail. Just as he was getting up the front door burst open and someone cried out, "Chris....are you home?"
It was Kai.
We had all (me and the boys, Katy, mom and all Katy's kids....well almost all) left and headed to church without Kai.
Katy says Kai told her he wanted to leave early and ride with me. He walked out back and started playing in the backyard....and never came in to ask me. We left...a while later Katy left...a while later Kai tried to go into his house and was locked out. Chris said he was bawling so hard that he had to hold him for a long time to calm him down. Kai said in between sobs,"I banged on the door, but I only heard KiKi barking...no one would answer."
After Chris calmed him down he went over with him what he should do if Chris hadn't been home (thank God Chris was home). Who's house to go to and what not to do.
Kai called his mom and he made it to VBS on time.
The funny thing is...mom left him at church just about a month ago. She packed the kids in the car and left...without him.
I think he needs a cellphone or they should let him hold the car keys from now on.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
We had to leave the water park after 8 hours because of my penis.
Dad, I want to download a Michael Jackson song to my ipod.
Which one do you want?
It's Billy Jean you dork.
He fell asleep in the first 15 minutes. He has no stamina. He just sat there with his eyes closed and mouth hanging open through all the excitement and didn't wake up till it was just about over.
I'm sorry I was swerving officer. I've had a little too much syrup tonight.
Why do I have to clean the bushes? Lauren is the one who throws stuff in there!
Driving and eating a chili dog at the same time is not a good idea.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Maya's grandparents threw her an Ocean Breeze birthday yesterday.
It was a beautiful day and we all went and celebrated her. Some went swimming and others (me) just chilled under the big umbrellas and enjoyed the show.
I'm not referring to the high dive show....which was pretty good. I'm talking about the show of size (double digit) folks squeezing into size (single digit) bathing suits. And then taking that tightly twisted combo and shooting it down a water slide at 50 mpr.
We are going back again this week (thanks Eric) and this time I am going in.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
We had a total chill out day.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
I bet you guys are surprised I haven't blogged about this subject before now.
Everyone has their opinions.
I don't care to hear them.
When I think of him...I am twelve again.
I had an old tape recorder and a blank tape. I would have that thing paused until The Girl Is Mine or Billie Jean would come on the radio. I would leap for the record button. Eager to capture the song. I would play it over and over, singing and dancing until the sound was warbled and distorted. Don't even get me started on Thriller. The guy could DANCE! Oh my Lord if you could have been a fly on the wall of my bedroom back then. Trying to mimic the moves from the video to no avail. My friend Stacie and I would laugh until we peed our pants. The first posters I hung in my bedroom were of him (much to my father's disapproval). I actually got on restriction for stapling them to the walls and furniture in rebellion after my dad had pulled them from where I had them taped.
It didn't matter how his looks changed since then or the ugly rumors told about him....the music was good.
It was positive.
It made me feel good....smile.
My children could listen without me having to grab for the radio dial to keep them from hearing something profane or inappropriate.
Chris and I have had fun the past week, introducing the kids to the old songs. Filling up our ipods with "the oldies but goodies". Watching all the videos on tv (the stuff is on 24/7). Ben has some of the moves down pretty good. We have created some fond memories reminiscing our youth and peeking at Ben and his friends trying to do the dance moves I practiced so many years ago.
I am not ashamed to admit that I am sad.
Mostly in a selfish way, that I won't get to hear any new songs or see a new performance.
But, also for his family.
You can't help but tear up watching them in clips from the memorial service today.
For those of you from another generation...do you have someone who "takes you back"? Reminds you of good times past. A favorite performer...or song? Share it with me.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Nick comes home today after two weeks at church camp.
We have received a few texts from him and one call.
The call was regarding our 4th of July plans. I guess he was trying to secure a day where a grilled burger and some fun was on the agenda.
I am looking forward to his return...but not the laundry that he will bring for me. The smell of camp laundry is something special...isn't it? The union of B.O., skid marks and mud creates and interesting bouquet that only a mother can stomach.
Ben has spent the night out a few times too...so Chris and I have been childless many nights. *bow-chica-waw- waw * That also meant Chris and I had our own rooms for a couple of nights. Heaven. He likes the radio on all night and I like the tv on (muted w/closed caption) till the wee hours. oh the joys of marriage.