Wednesday, May 20, 2009

We need a dog

Man's best friend. This face describes it all.

We watched a puppy for a weekend and my boys are hooked. This is a fancy Australian labradoodle. One of the coolest dogs of all time. All the boys were devastated when the puppy had to go home. "Boys, we need to have a yard before we can have a dog".

Monday, May 18, 2009

Golden Strawberries

Have you ever had an experience when while doing the activity you think "hey, this is a lot of fun" then you get the bill and you think "are you kidding me?" This was one of those days. We went strawberry picking at a college agriculture department. We had a great time.

Cooper ate more strawberries then anyone yet his basket was always empty.
Did you know that strawberries can temporarily dye skin tone. Cooper's hands stayed red for two days.

This was our harvest. Pretty good huh. Then the bill came. $30 for pick your own strawberries. We did the manual labor, why on earth would the bill be more than strawberries I can buy at the store. Ridiculous. $30, the strawberries better be gold plaited or something. What are they smoking?

All in all we had a great day and the boys were asleep before we made it home. That almost made it worth the $30.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Simple things

Who new that Tupperware, colanders and buckets could provide an afternoon of fun. Why do I bother to buy toys if they like this stuff just as well? Its the simple things that are worth a lot.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Picture this... Steep Down Hill...

Loaded stroller with all sorts of beach stuff, and children

The stroller goes out of control, racing down the hill at death defying speeds. Mom charges after the wreckage, hoping to reach the stroller before it crashes and kills the precious cargo inside. Faster than a locomotive, mom reaches the stroller and changes the momentum, the stroller tips over, Carson lands on the curb and Cooper lands right on top of his brother.

The kids are safe, no broken bones but mom continued down the hill with the momentum of the stroller. She stops her fall with her teeth and other body parts.

Two dentists visits later, a root canal, and corrective tooth surgery, I now owe my third child to the dentist, but we are all OK and grateful nothing worse happened. Scott thinks I'm a hero and I think I am a bad mom for letting this happen. I'll be glad when this day is over.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Don't forget to smell the roses

I have a tradition, every time I pass a rosebush I stop and smell the roses. My mission companions either loved or hated the tradition. No I have passed the tradition onto my children. They haven't quite learned to inhale while smelling, but they have the put your nose in the flower part down.

Thanks Jesus

4 days ago Carson lost his shark. We couldn't find it anywhere. Scott suggested that we pray as a family for the shark. I rolled my eyes but agreed. Answers to prayers are funny things.

Today, Carson found his shark. He comes running into my room to show me. I was excited for him and said "good job Carson". He stoped, looked up at the ceiling and lifted his shark into the sky. "Thanks Jesus", he said. The faith of a little child is a precious thing. I had completely forgot we prayed, but he remembered. Thank you for teaching me to have more faith son.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Why boys need parents

I recieved this email the other day and it is just so appropriate to my life. So I thought I should share. This is for those mother's of boys, sisters of boys, and boys that have grown older. And anyone else who needs a laugh. Why boys need parents...

And you also find out interesting things when you have sons, like... 1.) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq ft. House 4 inches deep.
2! .) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.
3.) A 3-year old Boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.
4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20x20 ft. Room.
5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.
6.) The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn't stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan
7.) When you hear the toilet flush and the words 'uh oh', it's already too late.
8.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.
9.) A six-year old Boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36- year old Man says they can only do it in the movies.
10.) Certain Lego's will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old Boy.
11.) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.
12.) Super glue is forever.
13.) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can't walk on water.
14.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.
15.) VCR's do not eject 'PB & J' sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.
16.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.
17.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.
18.) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.
19.) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not like ovens.
20.) The fire department in Austin ! , TX has a 5-minute response time.
21.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.
22.) It will, however, make cats dizzy.
23.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.
24.) 80% of Women will pass this on to almost all of their friends, with or without kids.
25.) 80% of Men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.