Friday, May 23, 2008

What's that?

Kids say the funniest things!
Yesterday, my wonderful friend and sister-in-law took care of my kids while I went to get a haircut. I love her kids and I absolutely love it that Thomas loves her kids just as much (or more :)) than I do :) Her kids said some pretty funny things that afternoon, but I must say Thomas cracked me up. As we were leaving, he walked up to Cody, (who happens to be 6 months pregnant) and touched her belly. He then proceeded to say, "what's that?" We laughed and she answered, "it's a baby." So he started to put his hand under her shirt! He wanted to see the baby. Then we really laughed!!!! I had to remind him about Alex being in mom's belly. She was a trooper and showed him a little part of her belly so he could see there was no baby. I know there are other stories like this, but it's so funny to see it in person :)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

crazy, fun, and aghhhh!

I don't have anything super exciting to post about. Life has just been a little bit of crazy, mixed with a little bit of fun, and always a bit of aghhhhhhh! I'll spare you the picture of arggh! but you if you can imagine a dark purple marker (PERMANENT) on TWO of my walls... yup, it's pretty arggggh!

Damond continues to study for his test. Say a little prayer for him on Friday morning. :)

I am trying to enjoy my time with my kids. It's not always easy...
but it does have it's very good moments. like when Alex crawls reals fast to come see me or Thomas says " I wov you, mommmy!" or just about anytime we are doing something fun!

But we did have a very GOOD time with friends this past weekend. Congrats to Rada and John. We wish you the best! And we loved spending time with Ethan, (Thomas especially) Alice and Aaron. We wish we lived closer to you guys! Can't wait to see you again!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My Best Friends!

Can I just say how much I love my husband and two kids! I used to think that I really missed going out with the girls to go shopping, but Thomas and Alex are quickly filling in. Damond is too, he just doesn't have as much time as them to fill in as they do.

I am in desperate need of some new basic clothes, because half of the shirts I wear are maternity and the other half are old shirts, some of which I’ve had since high school. I have been feeling very frumpy lately L So, after swim lesson I mustered up the courage to take the boys to the mall. This is something I don’t normally do unless I have backup. As some of you might know, Thomas is full of energy, usually making shopping a nightmare! But he did good, (for the most part) And there is nothing better than trying on a shirt and having your son say, ” oh, it’s beautiful Mommy!” I know he’s only three, but he really boosted my ego J Then we’d walk around and he’d point out more “bootiful” things for mommy to try. What a helper. Alex is great, cuz he just sits there in his stroller and enjoys the ride J Then when Damond got home and I modeled the things I bought, it was really nice to hear Thomas say, “Wow, Mommy” and Damond agreeing. (except for the balloon sleeve shirt that I need someone else’s opinion on. (they are, after all, just men) J

They fear IT! I love IT!

I am talking about my vacuum. And "they" are my children. Thomas was absolutely terrified of it for a really long time and Alex has now started the same phobia. But I love it! When we got married we bought a regular one at Target. It was ok, nothing special. I realized this when a Kirby guy came to practice on me and he showed me just how ineffective my vacuum really was :( Well, needless to say, that one only lasted about two years. Once I realized how much time Thomas spend on the floor, I really wanted a good vacuum. So after much debate, I did it! I bought the expensive vacuum I had been eying at Costco. I was a little worried about what Damond would say, but it was for the SAFETY and HEALTH of our child. (and it was pretty COOL and SHINY RED :) It is a Bisell and it comes with a removable canister. This really comes in handy when you are trying to vacuum out the car. It is also bagless, one of Damond's requirements. Then it has attachments, that for the most part all fit on it so you don't lose them. I think it was only a hundred dollars, which is really not that expensive, as far as vacuums go.
I am writing about this, because over the weekend we had a Farar get together. It was fun to attend the blessing and it is always fun to see everyone. I had a great time chatting with the sister-in-laws. They are a great group of women! I love them! As Damond and I got in the car, he asked, "So what all do you ladies talk about for so long?" I just had to smile, because we talk about so many things it's hard to re-cap. So can you guess what we talked about? Good luck on your vacuum search Linsey!