Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ho Hum

Life's been pretty boring lately. That's a good thing...right?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sweetum-isms

1) We traveled a short distance this weekend to visit with some friends (Marci, Ashley, Rachel and their kids.) The first day we went to a great pool and the kids had a blast! However, as we were leaving, Sweetums got her foot caught under one of the doors–O.U.C.H. Blood and screams were all over the joint! Marci grabbed her towel and wrapped the gushing foot (what a sacrifice girl–THANK YOU) while I ran to get supplies to clean and bandage her up.

Today, while we were working on preparing the wounds for tennis/swimming. She says, “Mom, if Marci was my mom, she probably might not have let my foot get hurt.”

Apparently Marci is a much better “safe keeping” kind of mom! WAIT A MINUTE–on second thought...Marci what did you say to my kid when I, the germ-a-phobe, was sprinting barefoot down the dangerously wet, slippery, and disgusting linoleum floor seemingly three blocks to the front desk/check in area to grab the first aid kit?

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2) Rachel has three kids who are exactly the same ages as ours: Pony Girl and Eli / Sweetums and Sophie / Little Man and Simeon. It makes for GREAT play dates and has since our friendship began when PG and Eli were little babes. Sweetums and Sophie have an especially close friendship, the kind that makes my heart swell with tenderness whenever I see or think about them. Sweetums feels the same way and often wishes aloud that Sophie was her sister. This weekend she came up with what she thought was the ultimate of perfect plans: “Mom do you think Rachel would trade Little Man for Sophie? Then Simeon and Little Man could be brothers and Sophie could finally come live with us!”

“Hmmm, let’s see what his behavior is like today first okay girl:)”

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Trip costs

Large bag of junk food, 5 water bottles refilled multiple times, 2 Nintendo DS systems, one Leapster, 3 computers, one DVD player with 25 movies, two cell phones, 27 hours of driving spread out over three days, enough stops at McDonald's to make even the most adamant fans stomach hurl, 15 potty breaks, sleeping in two semi okay hotels and one night in a disgusting make my skin crawl to walk in let alone not sleep but lay awake all night trying not to touch or think about my kids touching anything cabin, 3 custom sized and handmade walking sticks, an entrance fee to the Grand Canyon, and a ginormous amount of money on souvenirs: 3 Bazillion Dollars

Taking the kids to the gift shop immediately upon arrival: two meltdowns and 1 bazillion more dollars.

Forcing the kids to take at least the 1/4 mile hike (one trip around the track) to actually see the GRAND CANYON and having them cry and say things like, "I am so tired, I am going to die, my legs hurt boohooobooobooo." The entire 15 minute walk causing EVERYONE to stare and three strangers to offer to carry them up the hill to the car: 2 embarrassed parents.

Getting back in the car to drive away after being there for literally 30 minutes, two VERY disgruntled parents and asking the oldest to say a prayer for our drive and hearing her say, "And thank you for this awesome vacation we are having....": PRICELESS