Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
1. Your daughter's suit looked a whole lot pinker the last time you came swimming
2. The baby tells you his Pee pee is hot and needs to be cold, then proceedes to get a bucket of water out of the baby pool and tries to pour it into his swim trunks.
3. The next oldest tells you that his Pee pee hurts too.
4. The oldest boy comes to you rubbing his very red eyes and says "when can we go home?"
5. They all proceed to start crying and telling you how much they hurt.
6. They have bright red bums and legs with a rash.
7. Crunchy hairspray like hair on the daughter.
Wish we could have stayed a little longer and visited with friends, but glad I got them a shower soon!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
The other day our good friends Scott and Jodi called and asked Emma what she was doing. She said she was "playing with her water babies." She then gave the phone to Rob and Scott asked what he was doing and Rob told him that he was "cutting the Monkey's." Scott had to admit that he was confused by this time and said, "I can't understand you guys."
So to help all confused parties, Here are the Water Babies:
Emma made these water balloons and then made them into a family and gave them names and everything. There used to be four, but she popped 'Sam' and then Max popped one of the others and one of her friends threw one of them today, so now there is only one baby left.
Rob was cutting the boys' hair that day that he was "cutting the monkey's." You can't really tell in this picture that their hair is cut, but it's a cute picture anyways.
And one other thing- if you ever hear us saying "stop Mooking me!" You have to know that Mooking is never a good thing. It means you are in my personal bubble way too much! Scott and Jodi have this phrase down and use it quite frequently with the dear little mooking king -Joseph.
Now you are prepared to understand us!
And by the way- I went and saw Mama Mia. Loved it! It was just light and fun. If you want serious, great singing or a great story this is not the movie for you, but if you want to be entertained and love a little Abba, go see it! I had to buy the CD, because I loved the singing- except Pierce Brosnan's which I still giggle at!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
When my husband rejoined the army and moved me from a place I loved to a place I absolutely detested, a bunch of my friends said, "just think of how strong you will become from this." It was their way of trying to look at the good side of what was for me a very upsetting and depressing situation. Unfortunately, this just made me angry. It made me feel like they were telling me "buck up little camper and look at all your blessings."- Something I was not inclined to do at the time. Therefore, I felt guilty for not taking the time to look at the many blessings the Lord had given me. No one likes to feel guilty when they feel that something terrible is happening to them, so instead I just felt angry at my friends for "making" me feel that way and not supporting me the way I wanted them to.
Now that my husband is leaving for Iraq, I don't want to hear it again. So, yes, I know that the deployment curse(whatever can go wrong, will) is about to begin. Already the TV has freaked out, one of the boys Chest of Drawers fell apart on meand the treadmill has a ghost that makes it totally non-functional. I know more is coming. And I know I will get stronger (fortius) as I learn to deal with all these things on my own. But I don't want to hear about it. It won't make me feel better. And it will make me mad at you- so no matter how much you want me to see the sunny side, Stop! before you speak- Would you want to hear the same thing if you were in the same situation?
P.S. since Rob is in Panama right now, some friends came over and helped me get the chest of drawers back together and I called and got the TV fixed. And although my Mom's not around, she knows not to say anything patronizing and immediately said she would come visit whenever I wanted. Thanks Mom.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Showing our Olympic style on the day of the Opening Ceremonies. We were going to have a party, but we all had colds, so we just celebrated by ourselves. This is the pattern of the rings- if you didn't get it. We hand seperated all the M&M's and added some other fun stuff in the respective colors. The hardest was the black, until I found Halloween M&M's already out and the black chips. I also remembered about olives. It was a fun, amazing and yummy opening ceremonies for us. How about you?
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
We are taking the olympic motto this month- Citius (faster), Altius (higher), Fortius(stronger).
Lately, my husband has stopped running with me in the mornings, I have started eating chocolate like there is no tomorrow and I have become lazy with the August heat. I definitely need a little inspiration.
Somehow this post was deleted, so I will try to recreate the things that are starting to inspire me, like the fact that my husband might be headed to Iraq in September. We still don't know for sure-love that about the army! I want to look smokin' hot for him when he comes back.
The Olympics and people like Dara Torres, the 41 year old swimmer who is just swimming faster than ever.
These shoes with all their holes that went through all the training for a marathon, the marathon and now almost a year later. It is definitely time for these:
And my new- OK, my very first ever- MP3 player. The song on it is what I call Our Marathon Song. It came on several times when we woke up to do training runs and it was the song that woke us up on the day of the marathon. I think the words fit- wanna make a memory?!
Here's to smokin' hot bods, being faster (Citius) and a little summer olympic dominance! PS this was the fastest time I have run since running this 5.25 mile course that has a ton of hills- with a couple really steep ones. but, shhh don't tell my husband or he'll think I need to run that fast always!