Tuesday, July 31, 2012

an embarrassing moment

Monday while we were at the pediatrician's office, she was quizzing the kids (but mostly Ty) about safety things.  She asked them about fire safety, bike/helmet safety, etc. and Ty decides to answer her with a loud "QUACK!!"  Oh my.  I was so embarrassed.  Luckily, the pediatrician just said "I'm not quite sure how quack fits into that question, but okay!" 


Monday, July 30, 2012

A few memories I don't want to forget

When everyone was leaving from Benham's Grove and mom told one of my kids to "Take special care of your light" in reference to the flashlights dad had handed out to everyone.  I commented that it had a double meaning.  The flashlight and the light within each of us.  :) 

Riding the Diamondback with Shanel and hearing her scream from the top of the first hill and almost all the way back up.  I never knew someone could scream that much!!  I don't know where she got the breath for all of that scream!  It was hilarious! 

Having Ryan baptized with most everyone there.  I sat down as the prelude music was being played and the emotion of having everyone there for Ryan and for us overwhelmed me.  There were no grumbles about doing this during the reunion (that I heard of), about taking an hour or two out of the afternoon to put on church clothes, only to take them off again.  It was fabulous.  Jay's talk, especially, was touching.  To see him tear up and become emotional about how great this family is and what great examples we have to follow is exactly how I feel about the Carter family too. 

I'm sure there will be more.  But those are just a few I thought of right now. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Memories made

Over the last three weeks, my kids and I were in Ohio, visiting the family and enjoying the Carter family reunion.  I hope to get pictures loaded soon, so I can look back and remember the fun.  :) 

Today we skipped church and just relaxed and stayed home to get ready to go full blast into this week.  Well, sorta relaxed.  Bon got the kids' computer up and working (yay!) and I unpacked about 10 boxes for the kitchen and re-organized what I had done so far.  It was nice.  I feel better about how the kitchen will be organized now.  I think before I was just chucking stuff willy nilly and hoping I would have room later.  Now that I have time, (as in, I'm not going out of town for three weeks anytime soon) it will be easier to unpack. 

Tomorrow Ty has his appt with the pediatrician and then Tuesday Ryan and Reagan.  Just to fill out GA forms for immunization, hearing and sight and maybe something else for school.  I was supposed to have them turned in the 27th, but tomorrow was the first available appt. for new patients.  Then Thursday, they get to meet their teachers and I am really excited about that!  School starts Monday the 6th!!!  Unbelievable!

Evan would NOT go to sleep last night and finally conked out at midnight.  Oh man.  Tonight though, it was around 8, so that's more normal. 

I looked up gardening information tonight and am really excited that I still get a chance at a garden this summer.  The extension office had a great list online of what to plant when and if I get these in by aug 1, I can have a harvest.  Beans, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, peas, peppers, squash.  Lettuce and spinach it says to plant in Sept.  So sometime this week I plan to till up some of our ground that already has no grass growing on it (and it gets morning sun until afternoon) and get going on the garden.  I also plan to rip out all the juniper growing in the front flower bed and most of the overgrown shrubs.  They are so overgrown that if I cut them down to normal height, they'll just be branches...no green.  lol  So out they come too.  I am hoping to have actual plants and flowers that bloom since it gets a fair amount of sun.  (ripping out the juniper because it smells like cat pee!) 

Reagan lost her other lose molar last night.  She almost had me pull it but then decided she might be able to push it out with her tongue.  And she did!  The tooth fairy brought her a dollar and this morning she wondered why Aspen got $2 for a molar.  I told her that the tooth fairy wrote Aspen and told her it was because she was on vacation.  She just nodded and said "oh."  Like it made perfect sense.  :)  Which it does.  ;)