Saturday, February 28, 2009


I am forcing myself to post today. Yes, forcing. I spent all day yesterday reading an awesome book called Magyk and I soooo want to start the next book in the series. I checked out all three at the library. I haven't been this excited about a book since Fablehaven. I had to post because I actually had some cute stuff and I want everyone to know that I am not dead or really depressed because of my gray hair!
We got to dog sit my in-laws dog Cowboy while they went down to Utah for the last couple of days. My kids were in heaven. Cowboy is a great dog and so well behaved around kids. Here's some of their activities. They put him down for a nap because he was cold:
Last night they made crowns and put them on. Cowboy's wouldn't stay on his head so they made him a belt crown. I don't think he really liked it on, but he didn't complain. (Don't mind the dirty kitchen behind my kids-you're not supposed to be looking at that anyway).

Alivia's favorite part about having Cowboy here was all the extra food we just had lying around:

She ate more than her fair share. Gross I know, but my older sister once ate dog food and she was all right, right?

Friday, February 20, 2009

I found a gray hair today

If this is what happens when you're 30, I'm going back to 29. I have nothing more to say!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Do you have weeks where everything just flies by? That seems like this week. On top of it, I don't feel good and Alivia was puking last night. I long for the nights where I can sleep without being waken up 3 or 4 times!

Anyway, we got to spend the weekend in Island Park with our friends Spencer and Melanie. We got there on Saturday and left Monday. It was so nice to get away, but I didn't get to take a nap! That's the one thing on my list that didn't happen :( I only took one picture the whole time. I can't even believe it--only one! It's a good one though! We had a great time but wished that we could stay longer. Isn't that the way it always goes?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Strange..but true

I know that every one's kids say the darnest things, but mine are sooooo weird! My kids have been sick with cough and runny noses. Parker doesn't like to see boogers on anyone or he starts to gag. Zach had some on his nose and Parker started to gag. Here's our conversation:

Parker: Mom(gag), Zach(choke) has(gurgle) boogers!
Mom: Zach, blow your nose.
Zach: Why, you eat your boogers, Parker.
Parker: Yeah, but not your boogers.

Here's an example of what kids' minds really pick up. We were practicing Zach's spelling words:

Mom: 'We'...We are the Blads.
Zach: w-i-i (in all seriousness)
Mom: WHAT???!!

I hope all school children don't spell we like the video game! Help us all!