Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
... you walk into the bathroom where your children are supposed to be brushing their teeth, to find them instead brushing their hair - with toothpaste covered toothbrushes.
Friday, April 24, 2009
We're so busy! We're doing lots of fun things, even getting to see some fun people! And right now I've already got at least two posts I should be writing. But I only have a minute, so instead I'm gonna tell you that the other night we had a very special dinner guest...
Monday, April 20, 2009
Well, since you asked... Let me just tell you!
This morning started out all nice and normal. Yeah, we're back to real life (aka school) after a fantastic Spring Break. So we got Jake off to school and Camden enjoyed his gymnastics class. It's a crazy-rainy day and I don't like going to Costco on crazy-rainy days, so we skipped that errand. I mean, who wants to load all that junk into the car – one box at a time – in the rain. Not me, that's who. So, instead of continuing on south after gymnastics, Cam and I headed back North. We decided on the way to stop and pick up some ice cream for our FHE treat tonight. Oh yummy!
And that was where my nice, normal (although way too rainy for my delicate tastes) morning came to an end. As Camden and I discussed just which flavor of ice cream we should get, I noticed that the bus we were following was awfully close to the double yellow line. “Hmmm... I thought. Glad I'm behind that guy.” And then I saw the speeding SUV. Coming the other direction. That was probably about the same time she saw the bus. And she swerved to avoid hitting that bus. But you know I already mentioned it was crazy-rainy, right? So she lost control. And Camden and I got to witness a pretty crazy accident. We almost got to be part of said accident when the SUV – now minus two wheels and quite a few other important-looking parts – came swerving at us. But we missed out on that part of the excitement. Bummer. Instead, once all the cars were stopped, I whipped out my trusty cell-phone (Dan will be so proud that I actually used it) to call for help and went to check on the drivers. So, long story short, both drivers were okay – though the SUV lady was stuck in her car and pretty shaken up – and Camden and I got to hang out in the rain for a LONG time. We talked to firefighters, paramedics, and police officers. The end.
We headed home. But since we still wanted that ice cream, we decided to go to the grocery store in all our cold, wet glory anyway. So we went, and we rushed, because have you ever been wet in a grocery store? Cold! And then, there we were in line, behind a nice pregnant lady. Who was in labor. Now I understand all those panicked looks I used to get when people thought I might pop in the grocery store or the gym. I love babies and all, and the process of bringing a child into the world is a beautiful (albeit kinda yucky) thing, but I really didn't want to be involved. And Camden? Yeah, not so interested in having that conversation today. You know what I mean? So you can imagine my relief when she headed home on her own power. I'm excited for her, though! I wonder how she's doing...
So, to recap. I watched an accident. I got wet. I watched a laboring mom buy a mop. I came home. That's what I did today. How about you?
Sunday, April 19, 2009
My boys have, without a doubt, the coolest uncles and aunts. It's true. And I can prove it.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Our sweet niece Mary came out to visit! Granny and Poppy kept her pretty busy, but we were able to sneak in a few days while she was here. We loved having her around - and introducing her to the Egg Toss! Thanks for sharing her with us, Debbie!
Easter is always a lot of fun when you hang with us. First, we hide eggs around the yard and find most of them. Matt-Matt gets to mow over the ones we don't find later. Then, we throw eggs at each other. And then, since that's just not enough, we throw eggs at each other... OVER THE HOUSE. Yes, it's a highlight of the year.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
On Saturday we went to Toby's to see "High School Musical - On Stage" with the fam. We had tons of fun! Jake ate a whole basket of rolls, a piece of chocolate cake, a bowl of ice cream, and drank a huge glass of chocolate milk. Camden ate two bites of cantaloupe and drank a little chocolate milk. I ate altogether too much good food. Yummy! We enjoyed good company (yeah, we really like our family). And then the show began. It was great, and the best part was watching the boys faces. Let's just say they were very involved...