May 30, 2008

School is almost out!

Takeing the boys to school this morning for some reason it hit me that the year is almost over. I know we have been talking about it already, but it really hit me. Summer. I love summer. I just remember all those summer days, playing out side, setting up the pools, you know the little plastic ones, that when you got in the sides would bend, or you could purposely bend them and watch the water fall! Anyway, our neighborhood growing up was so fun. There were really only 4 or 5 families with kids, but it always seemed like more. We would have so much fun, builing forts in the allies, playing on Heather's "dirt mountain". We would spend hours on end, on that dirt mountain. One day it was an actual mountain, that we were hiking and got lost in the "wilderness'. The next day we would trace lines in the lose dirt that would outline our homes. Complete with bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, etc... I can picture what our houses looked like in out minds. Our bedrooms would be exactly what we wanted, gigantic, and finger drawn big luxurious beds. I can see it. I can see it as a child, and the size and colors in my mind. I can also picture it as it must have really looked. Small ligns in the dirt, traced by small fingers. That was it. So simple and so amazing.
I am actually looking forward to this summer. We are busy with activities, but I hope that the kids can have some of those days, just out playing in the yard.

May 27, 2008

Stollen post from Jo!!

Michael: I told Dwight that there is honor in losing. Which, as we all know, is completely ridiculous. But there is however honor in making a loser feel better, which is what I just did for Dwight. Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.”
- Michael Scott
Is this how we parent?

Thoughts from me!

I haven't posted for a while, thought I would just puts some random thoughts down. Most the times that is what my thoughts are. :)
Joe is off to Germany now. He will be there until late June. We miss him when he is gone.
This weekend, we didn't do much for Memorial day. We cleaned mostly. Fun huh. We have had crazy rain, like so much the kids couldn't even play outside when it wasn't raining because it was so muddy. We did have an indoor BBQ at our friends house on Monday night, that was the highlight of the weekend. It was fun. Oh, Friday night we had a good time. Joe was leaving on Saturday morning so we just had a family fun night. We played some classic games we hadn't played with the kids before. We played the M&M game, where you sit in a circle and pass the bowl of M&M's around. Remember that one? We played it when I was young, but then you had those Tan M&M's so each person closes there eyes and picks two M&M's if neither is tan, then you have to store them in one cheek. Then you pass it on. The game keeps going, and your cheek keeps getting fuller, if you happen to draw a tan on, you get to eat all of them! It is just a silly, fun game, it gets silly, because usually there is at least a few, that never seem to get one, daddy, was the one this time, the entire game!! Poor guy. There really is no point, other then eating chocolate, which has its own value I suppose, but it gets alot of giggles and it was really fun. Since there are no more Tan ones anymore and you don't want to just use a regular color, because it needs to be alot less of the magic one then the others. So I bought a regular big bag, then bought two little ones of that were out for some new movie right now that had cream colored ones in it.
We also played the one where you wrap a candy bar up a few times in newspaper or whatever, and you have a set of gloves and a knife and fork, and dice. Everyone rolls and passes the dice, if you roll a one or six, then you get to go, you have to put the gloves on, and then try to open and eat the candy bar, but you can only use the knife and fork. Also, when someone else gets a one or six, they shout out and you have to put the knife and fork down and take the gloves off and pass them to them . It was hillarious. It took a long time too. Just as one person would get the gloves on and get a start on opening it someone would shout out. Even Sophi played, I helped her and she would just giggle and giggle. It was so fun! We then had pizza and watched a movie. It was a great send off party for daddy! Really we seem to find any reason to have a party though!! I love it!

Sophi is standing with her chapstick in one hand and bouncing to the beat of the music that Lightning just put on! (these names!!! I wonder what I was thinking, in letting them pick out there blog names!) Anyway, she is adorible!!

I have a ton of pictures I need to post, but I can't now, so more to come later!