Archive for July, 2009
I am not sure how or when the Girls started using the word sassy when referring to people’s fashionable clothing, but they have been doing it consistently for a while now. When I began asking them what they meant by sassy they would tell me that I already knew and basically blow me off, even [...]
While summer in Phoenix will be going on and on for a couple more months the time is dwindling fast until the lazy days of summer are over and the kids start school. Yesterday I captured some photos of our lazy day. Annie watching Curious George with serious bed head! Kimberly playing My Little Pony [...]
I got up this morning ready to quilt and try out my sketch. I was anxious to see how it would turn out. I love it! I love this pattern and I love how it came together. Several hours after I finished the first one I wondered how it would look if the blocks were [...]
“Mom I love you 1,000.” ~ Annie “Oh that is sweet, I love you too.” ~ Mommy “I love Dad 3,000″ ~ Annie “You love Dad more than Mom?” ~ Mommy “Yeah.” ~ Annie Guess we know where I rank.
I have long followed online quilt swaps, admiring them from afar. In a moment of pure insanity I decided to join the dqs7. I am so excited and nervous to be making something for someone. I got the info on the swap partner and saw some quilts they like. I was floored at the amount [...]
Let me just say this . . . I HATE getting up early, but I have resigned myself to the idea that I will have to in order to get this entire family out the door in time to make it to school on time. I did a dry run today and my worst fears [...]
On Wednesday of this week we drove up to Silver Creek, Arizona. It is about a 3.5 hour drive from our home. My cousin was up there with her kids and she asked if we wanted to come along for a day. I thought that sounded like fun so we packed up and went. The [...]
This past Thursday was our last day of swim lessons for 2009. The kids were sad to be done with it but I was very happy. I look forward to next year when I can cheer them all on from the sidelines rather than having to get in the pool each day with Paul. (Mind [...]
I cannot believe that I haven’t blogged in an entire week! My loyal readers must have thought I had fallen off the face of the Earth! Fear not, I am still here, just busy. Remember when I was aghast at the idea that we were a big family? Of course that post was written the [...]
In one short month from today Kimberly and Annie will be full fledge Kindergarteners. They will have walked through the doors of the school and been taught by another teacher. It is amazing to think how much they have matured in the 5.5 years I have known them and yet I cannot fathom the amount [...]
“Paul, could you stop talking? My back hurts.” — Annie Annie scolded Paul, who was sitting in the car seat next to her, for being too loud. We have no idea why these two situations were related and she was quite cute saying this while reclining and reading Pinkalicious.
You may remember the cooling issue we were recently having. They finally came today to install the new unit. The one perk to having your parents spend a fortune on a new air conditioner is that for a couple of minutes the crane operator allows you to hang from the hook!
Often I hear comments about how wonderful it is that Obama is our President, how this little tiny factor, in and of itself, proves somehow that racism is dead. It couldn’t be more wrong. The sheer fact that anyone mentions his race when they mention that he is President proves the point that it isn’t. [...]
Bitty Mimi in her big bed. So cute!
Tonight while the children were performing a circus for Grammy for her birthday (Happy Birthday Mom, I love you!), the kids started doing cartwheels. My mother and everyone was urging me to try it out. I was reluctant to do so but I did and was prepared for the worst. It was PERFECT! Everyone clapped [...]
As Bill previously mentioned I had my anual scrapping weekend with my cousin recently. I was able to get a total of 145 pages completed! I was very happy with the progress and after a couple more late nights at home working on my pages I will be caught up. I got the Disneyland vacation [...]
“Mom, did you have cherries when you were a little girl?” ~ Kimberly “Yes, but maybe once a year. Cherries are expensive and we couldn’t afford them often.” ~ Mommy “How sad.” ~ Kimberly I of course went on to tell her that it wasn’t sad. That you can only have what you can afford [...]
Madeline has been urging us lately that she is far too large for her toddler bed. We have been resisting listening too intently to her because of the air conditioning issue (there just aren’t enough funds to go around at this moment in time). Finally the other day I had the brilliant idea of switching [...]
Let’s say that you are playing a competitive game of Scrabble. The word fezes comes up and is played. Do you feel this word is another language or valid? When looked up in the online dictionary it is a valid spelling. However in the same online dictionary nu, the 13th Greek letter, comes up as [...]
Today I was exhausted so while Paul was napping I decided I would rest on the couch. I told the girls to quietly work on their art projects and to be respectful of each other and I laid down. Annie rushed over to me and grabbed my head in her hands. She sang me the [...]