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Sunday, March 29, 2009

What?!?! SNOW!?!?

On March 29, 2009 we got 3 more inches of snow. Just when we thought spring was here to stay and we could start playing out in the yard without a coat (refer to earlier pictures of Isaac) it snows. Over the last two weeks we have had cold snaps that cause it to snow INCHES at a time. The next day it melts. This has happened a few times recently. We all love the snow but come on already pick one or the other not both.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

All About My Dad (by Cosette)

1. What is something dad always says to you? Wait.
2. What makes dad happy?
By doing stuff right…what’s right is something that’s helpful like obeying
3. What makes dad sad?
By doing stuff bad…like doing stuff that’s not right…like hitting and throwing a fit and hitting.
4. How does your dad make you laugh?
By doing stuff that’s funny like tickling me. And I tickle daddy, hee hee
5. What was your dad like as a child?
Letting kids be happy
6. How old is your dad? Is he 14 maybe?
7. How tall is your dad? Very tall, tall, tall, tall, tall
8. What is his favorite thing to watch on TV?Basketball!!
9. What does your dad do when you're not around?watch the boys
10. If your dad becomes famous, what will it be for?
doing stuff that’s right.
11. What is your dad really good at?
Making big airplanes and doing his own airplanes
12. What is your dad not very good at?
He’s not good at that…he is the famous dad in the whole wide world…
13. What does your dad do for his job?Go to work…(when he’s there, what does he do?) Work and get money
14. What is your dad's favorite food?soup
15. What makes you proud of your dad?by being happy that my dad is going to be happy that I like him I hug him and I give him kisses when he goes bye-bye
16. If your dad were a cartoon character, who would he be?Super Why because he’s a boy
17. What do you and your dad do together?Make my playhouse and paint it
18. How are you and your dad the same?By being 4
19. How are you and your dad different?Being tall and being a little bit taller
20. How do you know your dad loves you?By giving hugs and kisses
21. What does your dad like most about your mom?by hugging and kissing
22. Where is your dad's favorite place to go?To work.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

And the snow is back again...



Ethan was so worked up about getting outside, he put his shoes on backwards, literally.

What to do when the snow's gone...

The snow had been melting for a while, we'd been getting nice days at 55 - 65 degrees. We only had a small patch of snow left in the middle of our yard. The kids were having a great time digging in the mud and playing in the dead grass. This is the new past time Isaac took up Saturday, March 21:

video

The only sad thing was it snowed 4 inches overnight on Sunday, March 22...so all the grass is gone.

Monday, March 23, 2009

What do you know about me...

Typically I don't like doing the tag questions, but since this one involved an interview with Cosette, I thought it would be fun to write down. And I might even do it once or twice a year, if I remember, to see how her answers change...

Ask your child(ren) to answer the questions and type their answers in.Tag other moms with kids who might have fun with this. :)
( just type what the kids said...)

1. What is something mom always says to you?
Be nice.
2. What makes mom happy?
Being good.
3. What makes mom sad?
Doing bad things.
4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Be funny.
5. What was your mom like as a child?
Being nice and doing stuff for each other and for friends.
6. How old is your mom? 30
7. How tall is your mom? 9
8. What is her favorite thing to watch on TV?
Shows…that Cozie likes
9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Watch Owen
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Me coming home
11. What is your mom really good at?
doing Daddy’s planes and writing maps
12. What is your mom not very good at?
doing stuff that’s not right
13. What does your mom do for her job?
vaccum
14. What is your mom's favorite food?
noodles and chicken nuggets…giggle giggle
15. What makes you proud of your mom?
being nice to my brothers
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
a girl that’s named Mommy…WordGirl
17. What do you and your mom do together?
Show me how to play games that are hard
18. How are you and your mom the same?
I’m 4 and you’re 9…we’re not the same size… (how are we the same) by eating red ketchup
19. How are you and your mom different?
Having yellow hair and red hair.
20. How do you know your mom loves you?
By hugging each other
21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
kissing
22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Go to school.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spring Cleaning

Owen, Isaac, and Ethan playing Whack-a-Mole!
This is what 85 pounds of meat looks like...what can we say, it was a GREAT sale!

Saturday was a nice day, so once we got started straightening in the garage, it was hard to stop. The kids helped out with all the dust on the ground.




When we thought we were so close to Spring (thus the spring cleaning yesterday), we got about 3 inches dumped on us Sunday. The car sitting in our driveway had only been there about 1.5 hours, and the neighbors across the street had an entire yard of grass before the snow started to fall.






Sunday, March 8, 2009

Family Home Evening

After seeing our friend's pictures from bowling a couple of weeks ago and playing the bowling game on the Wii, we decided to hit the lanes for some good times of our own.

Although Cosette owns the game on the Wii, Isaac actually beat her at the real thing. We all had a great time and Ethan even bowled a couple times. It's too bad we missed that picture.











Sunday, March 1, 2009

Here is the Table

Here's what the table looks like. A very strong table. We had baby back ribs, potatos and veggies tonight on it and the strangest thing happened... absolutely no mess at all. This may be the worlds first "no mess" table. The seats feel like they have never been sat on. Like I said it has 6 chairs, but we only put 4 around the table.

New China Hutch and Table

After looking for over a year for a reasonably prices china hutch we finally found one. As a bonus it came with a matching table set with six chairs. Here is the picture of the hutch and one of the chairs to it's right. It is a medieval style chair set with 3 of the chairs in a putrid yellow and three in a beautiful brown. We like the table and chair set but we LOVE the china hutch. In the hutch is authentic Mexican china that was given to us as a wedding gift. Three doors on the bottom open up to shelves on the sides and drawers in the middle. We can now put all out table linens in it as well as out china setting for 12 people. It is very sturdy and will last the test of time. Kudos to Emma  for helping Rob lift the heaviest piece of furniture (besides the piano) up the stairs and into place. We have now entered the realm of matching furniture.

Kid Wisdom

  • 6.9.15 (Sitting in Emma's office writing a string of abc's) Mom: You have to put a tail on the "u". S: You doesn't have a tail, Reesy has a tail.
  • 6.8.15 Isaac: You know, the grass-watering hose thing? Ethan: You mean sprinkler? Isaac: Yes, the sprinkler.
  • 4.1.15 S: I not sleepy {yawn}. Emma: You just yawned. S: What's "yawn" mean? Emma: That you're sleepy. S: I not sleepy!