Thursday, November 29, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
asher wanted something to complain about on sunday, so he complained that it hurt when I was putting product in his hair. He normally loves to have his hair styled, so I tried to cheer him up by showing him the results in the mirror. He just stuck his lip out and said "I look like a meerkat.". I tried forcing it into a bit of a mohawk shape and he cheered up enough to pose for this photo.
Ryan had a birthday last week and we squeezed in a quick birthday celebration after soccer practice. The best part, aside from our happiness that ryan made it to 36, was that Ryan and I ate peach-raspberry pie for the next 4 days and the kids never asked for any after that first night.
I went to an assembly at Ava's school today because she was named the Terrific Kid for her class in October. they called each kid up and read all the nice things their teachers wrote about them. When it was Ava's turn I could see that she was sucking in her cheeks and biting them to keep herself from smiling. I wish I had gotten a picture of it. She is such a funny girl! She is definitely terrific and she tries her hardest to have perfect behavior at school. Ava is kind and helpful and she is a great listener. As much as she tried not to show it, Ava was thrilled to be the first Terrific Kid of the year!
Here she is with her bumper sticker and finally, an excuse to smile!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
We have been caring for our neighbors chickens for the past week. The kids, especially Betty, have been loving the it. almost every time we go Betty calls out to the chickens with a loud "Hi-lo chishens!" at the beginning and she usually refuses to leave at the end.
chickens are shifty little critters, with their beady little eyes and jerky movements. we watched one find a worm yesterday, and then she trotted frantically around this tiny pen while the others chased her. then another chicken nabbed the worm from chicken #1 and tried to eat and run away from the others at the same time. the only chicken who did not get the worm was sweet, fluffy, tiny Suzie. suzie is a bantam and her ggs are so cute the kids forbid me from eating them.
Here is asher feeding them peices of grass. yesterday a chicken pecked his finger and Asher said "that is how they show their yuv!" (We are hanging onto ashers speech impediment until it stops being adorable)
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Ryan m is destroyong our bathroom. Though we will miss some of our old bathroom, I am hoping I can replicate the previous owner's eye for detail. Let's take a look. First up, the vanity for ants. It really coordinated with our extra slim and short shower door opening, which I did not get a pic of.
Next, the lighting fixture picture, in which you can also see part of the wallpapered medicine cabinet (or can you? They are so cleverly camoflauged).
I can't say the last item was intended by the original owners, exactly, the process was probably more organic than that. This is a photo of the slimy festering cracks that surround our sink drain. Also note the wallpaper border attached to the mirror, because one should never miss a wallpaper border opportunity.
The first day Ava was apprehensive but excited and when our neighbor came to pick her up she bounced right into the car. The second day it took me 90 mins to get her ready because all she would do was lay around and moan "I don't want to go to school" and fight me if I tried to put clothes on her. I was sad that the drama started so early in the year, but today she went with only a few protests. At least she has her glittery shoes to keep her happy.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Friday, August 03, 2012
Ava showed me her loose tooth one day in May. Later that day, she fell on some gravel and hit her face and one loose tooth became two very loose teeth. I have seen her baby a loose tooth before, never wiggling it and barely allowing it to be brushed but I still thought she would end up losing at least one of the teeth before school was out for summer. Here are the teeth today.
The teeth are practically floating and they now change shape on a daily basis. at one point she had a huge gap on one side which caused people to ask her if she lost a tooth. Now one is wonky forward and downward and one is wonky back. My question now is will se still have them when she starts school again in 3 weeks?
Friday, July 20, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I can't believe it's already July! Here are some pics from the last couple of days...Ryan mowing with the kids (this is the part where he ran out of gas) and the peaches I canned with our dear neighbor, Melanie. It was our first foray into canning and it was a success. Did it save us money? No. Time? We spent a lot of it. But we had fun and these are tasty peaches. wish I had the beach pics ready to share-maybe next time!