Sep 30, 2007
Sep 27, 2007
Sep 25, 2007
Sep 21, 2007
This one happened when I told him to sit down and he actually tried to obey,
PS: I also found the strap holding the infant headrest in my stroller annoying and cut the whole thing out too
Sep 19, 2007
I don't want to be a selfish blog hoarder with 2 blogs, but if you can find it in your heart to embrace two blogs from the Riley's, then there is a little blog called "Hot off the Garlic Press" waiting just for you.
Sep 17, 2007
Sep 14, 2007
Yesterday I took on the brave task of detailing and washing my car. It is not a chore I look forward to, but do find that I enjoy it once I've stopped dreading it and just get going. I do LOVE driving a clean car (no, Dad, that was not a joke) and have ususally done my best at maintaining a clean car (seriously Dad, stop laughing!)
After I cleaned and vacummed the car all out, I went home to wash it myself, as I recently invested in all of the things needed to wash and detail your own car (I already had the armour-all and tire wet OF COURSE, gotta love that shine!).
Laine was VERY excited about getting to help. I got out all of the stuff to wash it, my new brushes and soaps and a bucket and towels. Then something came up and I had to do some work inside. While I as occupied, Laine was making calls on her "cell phone". I heard her call Daddy, she was having this pretend conversation with him telling him all about how Mommy and Laine were going to wash the car together. She was so excited! Even today she still has not stopped talking about it and wants to wash the car again.
Here she is scrubbing, she really puts her back into it
I gave her a 15 minute (unpaid) lunchbreak
She buffed it to a nice sheen, thanks Laine!
Sep 12, 2007
Katie happened to have a 2nd pair of shoes! So Ben wore my flipflops (I know most men would not be trilled to be wearing women's flip-flops in public, but for those you who know Ben, you know he was especially not excited about it, which made it all the funnier for me!)
Here is Laine attempting ski-ball again. The girl was lethal! I am surprised we walked out of there without serious injuries and a lawsuit on our hands. She threw the ball a coupled of times and it sailed 5 lanes over each time before we could get her to stop and give her some ski-ball tutorials.
Cute Gabe loving the pizza. As for me, I could barely gag it down, but he sure seemed to like it.
Can't wait to go again (in a few months / years!)
Sep 11, 2007
Laine goes to Lisa's Learning Center Preschool and loves her teacher Miss Lisa. It is fun to think of her at school having fun with the kids and learning. Here she is going to preschool this morning.
The backpack worth the wait! It's the perfect little size and Laine already wants to take it with her everywhere she goes, and of course wear it around the house for fun. Since she can read her name and is obsessed with herself (she refers to herself in the 3rd person, or is it first person? She says, "Laine needs a drink, Laine is going to do it.") she LOVES that she can see her name on it and know it is "Laine's"
Sep 5, 2007
I put the kids in the big tub in our room so that I could get some organizing done in my bedroom and still see and hear the kids. They were having a great time, and playing so well, which is unusual as Laine usually tries to drown Gabe within the first few minutes. If not that, she at least hoards all the toys and takes away any toys that Gabe managed to grab so that he cries. Needless to say, they usually just bathe separately these days.
Anyway, a while later I hear Laine freaking out, which is hysterical. I am sorry, it makes me laugh so hard when my child is in such distress. The way she goes apey over the silliest things, anyone who knows her well knows what I am talking about. Anyway, she is screaming, "the toys, the toys! oh no, the toys! I ask what is happening as I am running in and, she said "Gabe went poopoo in the tub!" And, though she hasn't seen Caddyshack herself, continues, "Oh no, Gabe's chocolate poo poo is getting the toys!" It was so funny, it made cleaning it up not as bad.
Above are pics of the bath, post drainage and proper sanitation of the tub and toys.
So we went down to St. George for the weekend. Hit the shopping, hit the pool, hit the food, saw the grandparents... We stayed at the Riley's house while they were in Payson, which was so fun. It was especially fun for Ben and I since we spent the first part of our honeymoon there. Needless to say it would have been more fun to relive the memories sans the kids!
Sunday night we headed up to Payson for Onion days with the Riley's. I was feeling some serious rumblings, and Gabe was not feeling good either. I tried to shrug it off, but by the middle of the night Gabe and I were both throwing up. Morning came and I was only feeling worse. Everyone went to the parade. Ben stayed back to take care of me, which was so sweet of him. By this time I was feeling worse for Ben than for me. He had so looked forward to all the fun of Onion Days that he had missed since we had been gone the last 4 years!
I mustered up all of my strength to make it to the Ellsworth Family Party at GG's. I was doing pretty well for a while, even got some watermelon down. I was thinking in my mind how embarrassing it would be though, if I got sick again and had to make a run for it. There would be no where to go. It was a maze to get inside the house, and too many people would be in the way. I would have to puke in the front yard in front of everybody. I willed myself to keep the food down. But then the sun was kind of hot and my heart started racing. I looked over at Ben and told him I was not doing well. I said, "I'm going to pass out" and he ran over, caught me just as I did in fact pass out. He carried me to the grass where I woke up puking my guts out. So embarrassing! I hit a definite new low in my life, passing out and puking in the front yard at a family party.
When we came home later that afternoon, Ben was so, so great. He unloaded the car, unpacked everything, and took care of the kids while I continued to try to sleep it off. What a guy! His selflessness really turned the day around for me. I woke up and the kids had been fed and were asleep and so we got to relax and cap the day off with a movie. I am feeling much better now, thanks!