December 17, 2006

Will Christmas Stink For You?

This post is mostly to appease Lissa Loo, who would probably disown me as a cousin if I didn't post anything this weekend. I apologize for being so busy (and exhausted) lately, but my job is wearing me down. My kids bring me laughter and joy and so here is a video of them singing their favorite Christmas song, "I Farted On Santa's Lap". I hope you enjoy it, and Lissa, I hope it makes you happy to see something new this month!!!!

November 13, 2006

What IS That????

We went to Bubba and Windy's house on Saturday to hang out, and while we were there Ben helped Bubba with some remodeling. It is always fun for me and Windy to listen to the conversations between Bubba and Ben because we hear things like, "Fool, take that nail out of that beam before I put a nail in your eye." Or "I pity the fool who don't drink his milk before working." Anyway, they are very animated and Mr. T'ish while working. On Saturday their conversations were humorous, but at one point we just heard laughing and "You get it out!" "No, man! It's an alligator. I'm telling you it's an alligator." "It's not an alligator. Go look again." "Let's get Caci in here, she's the doctor type, nothing grosses her out." So at this point I was very interested in what the conversation was about. I walked into the front room where they were tearing the ceiling away. Ben said, "Climb up that ladder and see what's in the attic." Hmm....that doesn't sound good. Bubba shined his flashlight up there and all I saw was sharp teeth and the skull of some unknown animal staring at me! AHHHHHH! Bubba had pulled away the sheetrock and there it was staring him in the face! We couldn't figure out what animal was, although these are some theories we came up with:
1. Squirrel that got in the attic somehow and died on rat poison.
2. Really big rat that died on rat poison.
3. Cole says the teeth look like a dinosaur's teeth, so he wonders how a dinosaur got in their attic!
4. Pet lizard of some sort that the previous owners owned. It got out of its cage one day, and they never found it again! YIKES!
5. R.O.U.S---although I don't believe they really exist. Why? No one's ever seen one.
Although, very well could be the skeleton of the man that Wes says lives in the attic!
But, extra points go to anyone who can give this skeleton skin and hair or feathers or whatever you think it should have to make it look real and alive.

November 10, 2006

Flower Girl

A couple of weeks ago Brin and Aunt Renee took Annalisa shopping for her flower girl dress. I got to go along and watch, of course, so I took a few pics until my camera died. I didn't end up getting any pics of the dress that she will actually wear, but the one with the bow in the back and the long train was Annalisa's favorite. After she tried that one on, she actually said that Carter wouldn't "walk down the hall" with her if she wore another dress. She was trying her best to get that one! Brin did try to order that one, but it didn't come in the right color. Oh, well! The one she did get is very beautiful and we will take pics of her in it soon. Every time she would try on a dress she would go stand on the little platform in front of the mirrors and look at herself from EVERY angle!! She would hold up the front of her dress when she would was all very natural for her! It just gave me a glimpse of the future! Oh, and don't critique my photography skills! I know I don't have any...I just enjoy snapshots!

Saturday, October 7, 2006

October 17, 2006

This One's For Lissa!

Lissa Loo says I need to post something New! What's up with that??? Doesn't she know how hard I work every day of the week trying to get kids WANT to learn something?? Some days I think I would rather run over my own foot with a car than go back to work. Seriously, it is fun for me to come home and read everyone's else's blogs and see the pics and videos they have put up and just enjoy without having to put much effort forth, but since my cousin beckons me to do something more with my time than just relish everyone else's efforts I will post a short story for you.
The other day two cute girls went to Dairy Queen to get some supper for their families. When they arrived at Dairy Queen they thought it best to go inside and order since they were paying separately, and they didn't want to make the ordering too difficult for the employees. The girls walked in laughing and smiling and wondering what they would order. After they perused the menu board they decided on a few meals they thought would satisfy their families. The first girl ordered a couple of kids meals and 2 combo meals. It went something like this....
"I would like 2 kids steak finger meals, and..."
"whould yu lk sjsjhs wth tht?"
"I'm sorry, what did you say?"
"whould yu lk sjsjhs wth tht?"
"Um, I'm still not sure what you said. Could you repeat that one more time?"
"Whould you lk texs tst wth tht?"
"oh, texas toast. Yes. I thought you were going to ask me what I wanted to drink. I just didn't understand your question because I wasn't prepared for that."
"I also want a number one and "
"the combo meal?"
"yes, a number one and a number 7 --six piece."
"number 7 combo meal?"
"yes. 6 piece." the girl turned to look at her cute friend and said "what an idiot!"
Then she asked for her cups for her drinks. She was politely told that she needed to order a combo meal in order to get a drink. WoW! Was this a fun adventure!
Once the girl's orders were delivered to them there was no cream gravy in the kids' meals, so the girls asked for some and then took the meal home.
Once they arrived home they gave the kids their meals and then began to get out the meals for themselves and their spouses.
"Man, they gave me a 4 piece meal and I asked for a 6. That makes me so mad!"
"What is wrong with this gravy?" her husband asked.
"I don't know, let me see it. OH! GROSS!"
It looked like a loogey had been hocked into a cream gravy cup and put in the meal.
"Give me that!" she yelled. "I am taking it back."
Some time passed and the three adults that stayed at the house talked and laughed and wondered what would happen at (the) Dairy Queen when their friend showed up.
The cute girl came back holding a bag with 2 steak fingers and a cup of cream gravy.
"They gave me the 2 steak fingers that they shorted me and some new gravy." she told her friends. Then she let them know what happened at (the) Dairy Queen:
"When I got there I told the manager to look at the gravy. He said, 'OH GROSS! What IS that?' I told him it was the cream gravy that was in my 4 piece steak finger dinner that should have been a 6 piece. He said, 'Well, would you like some nacho cheese to replace that?' I said, 'Nacho cheese? I don't think my steak fingers will taste very good in nacho cheese! Don't you have any more cream gravy?' He said he didn't know, he would have to check. Man, they are idiots! How do you run out of cream gravy at Dairy Queen? Anyway, I got the food and maybe we can eat now."

Well, now you know that if you run out of cream gravy....nacho cheese should be a good alternate!

September 29, 2006

Random Thoughts

Last night I went into Target to get some medicine for Annalisa and I got sidetracked at the "Everything over here is $1.00" bin. I like to look in case there are neat things for stocking stuffers or stickers I can use in my classroom. I saw some eyshadow that looked kind of pretty and I thought it might be nice for Annalisa to play with (it was only $1), so I purchased it. When I got home I was taking it out of the package it came in and I happened to read the warning label. We've all heard that "Don't use the hair dryer while you are in the bathtub or sleeping" warning, but this one really got me too! There was only ONE warning on the package of eyeshadow. It didn't say anything about it being harmful if swallowed, so am I to assume that if Annalisa decides to eat it she will be ok? It didn't say that it isn't to be put in any mucous membranes whatsoever, so once again I guess she could stuff it up her nose and be fine. What it DID say was this "AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES". Now I know there is an Aggie somewhere still standing in front of the mirror wondering how to get the eyeshadow on while avoiding contact with the eyes!!! Go figure!

Scissors? What Scissors?

Well, we all know that children love scissors. They love to cut things! What is it about totally destroying something that makes kids happy? I never have (or should say "never had") a problem with any of my kids and scissors until a couple of weeks ago. You get three guesses as to which one of my kids it involved...and the first 2 guesses don't count! Well, Jacob came home from school with a nice hole in the front of one of his new uniform shirts. I asked him, "Jacob, what happened to your shirt?" The usual shoulder shrug, eyes averted from me and mumbled, "I don't know." I say, "You don't know? You went to school without a hole in your shirt, came home with one, and you have NO IDEA what happened?" No answer. Suspicious look on his face. I say, "You know it looks like your shirt got cut with scissors. Jacob, did you cut your shirt with scissors today?" Immediately he says, "It was an accident!" Me..."Oh, so you DO remember what happened to your shirt. Imagine that. Jacob, do you know what scissors are for? They are for cutting PAPER. If you can't use the scissors properly in class, I will tell your teacher you can't use them at all and you will just fail all of those assignments that require cutting. OR, better yet you could just get really good at tearing everything out." He said he promised not to do that anymore and life went on. So, last Saturday I asked Ben to cut the boys' hair because it was getting too long. He asked Jacob if he wanted it really short on top or left long enough to comb. Jacob loves to comb his hair, so he said he wanted it left long. About an hour later we were getting ready to go to the baseball game and Ben says, "Have you seen Jacob?" I tell him no. He says, "Jacob, come here!" And here comes Jacob with a huge gap in the front of his hair. I was trying not to laugh because it looked so ridiculous, and I asked him what happened. "I wanted my hair shorter," he says. This of course makes me mad because I go into the whole thing about how Daddy asked him if he wanted it shorter or long and he chose long. Then we tell him that we will have to fix it. In order to fix it and make it look even, Ben had to shave all of his hair off. Jacob came back in looking like a kid going through Chemo, but he hadn't seen his head yet. When he looked in the mirror he started BAWLING!!! He did NOT want to go to baseball or school. He was so worried people would make fun of him. HE'S 6 YEARS OLD!!! I couldn't believe how worried he was about other people....I tried to explain to him that they would have made MORE fun of him if he had gone to school looking the way he did after he trimmed it himself. He was so upset he hid under the comforter on my bed and cried for about 15 minutes!

September 10, 2006

Happy 20-something Lissa!!

Happy Birthday Lissa-Loo! You should be proud that I not only found a HUNK, I found a SMART one! This guy says he loves the way he feels "mentally before, during, and after a workout". Hey, this must mean he can think!!! Well, at least he used a word that contained more than 2 syllables! I hope you had a great day and you enjoy still being in your 20's!!!!

September 1, 2006

Six Flags---Denver

After we left Kansas City, we traveled for another 10 hours to Parker, Colorado to see Jimmy and Melissa. Parker is a beautiful city outside of Denver and we really enjoyed being there for the 4 days we were there. The weather was great, and I even had waffles being served to me when I walked in the door! Who could ask for more? On Sunday, after church, we hit up McDonald's and then took a trip to Six Flags Elitch Gardens. The first thing we did was the waterpark, but there were about 1 bazillion (that's a scrabble word) people there, and the water was a bit chilly, but we had a blast. After we were done playing in the water, we took the kids to ride the kiddie rides. I think they really had a blast. They rode every ride that they could ride, and some they rode twice. They hugged the Looney Toon's characters and they got to see a parade. Jacob and Peyton became fast friends and made each other sick on the teacups! It was really hilarious to watch. I wish I had made a video of it, but I didn't know it was going to be that funny! Emily doesn't care for the Looney Toon's characters, but we saw them performing a show and she didn't mind watching them from afar in her momma's arms. Ben enjoyed sitting on the sidelines waiting to move to the next ride, and he found the one ride that Melissa really enjoyed. I posted a video of her riding it in an earlier blog entry. As the sign says, "Not to see Denver...Elitch's is not to see"
Sunday, July 23, 2006