It's the last day of May. This year is going by so fast. I'm sure it will slow down in some ways with the kids being home but then again school will be starting before we know it. I would like to make the most of their time off. Anyone have any suggestions as to what we could do together? I'm planning to come up with a routine so we/they know what to expect every day but I'll need some fun activities to throw in too.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
This afternoon we had Mickey home. What a treat. (We were feeling better by this time.) Speaking of treats I frosted two cakes for the cook out we were going to have for my mom's birthday. I made carrot cake. Oh, it was good.
We went over to my parents' house and I totally forgot the camera. That worked out anyway. My mom does not like to have to picture taken.
We brought home our nieces and nephew to play until their dad could come pick them up. Their little sister is in the hospital fighting pneumonia. We put on a movie for all the kids since they had been fed and it was getting late. The big girls played a board game. The littler people played with the pretend food and the trains. I couldn't resist getting a picture of them playing with trains. No one really plays with them anymore but you can tell from the picture they have been loved for years.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Our subdivision has a little Memorial Day parade. The kids had a blast being in the parade. It stopped at the pool where there were all kinds of activities to do. They also had a Kona Ice truck there giving out FREE shaved ice. Gotta love that.
Afterwards we went to two graduation parties. For one we had to drive an hour there and back. That made for a long day but I got out of cooking dinner.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Her card is way cooler than my card. I think I'll have to loose mine so I can get a new one. It'll probably cost me a few dollars but it will be worth it.
After I'm done posting I will be signing myself and all the kids up for the program. I would love to win one of the prizes.
Two days ago Mattey's new glasses came in. I like them a lot better than the other pair she had. She must have had a growth spurt because her Rx changed quite a bit in just 7 months.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Notice his full left cheek. He has a BIG bite in there.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
This is what Kade took to his teachers this year. One pot per teacher. (My creativity and some of my brain are still packed in a box somewhere.) The teachers seemed to like this simple gift. What woman doesn't like getting flowers? Especially from a cute little boy. There was also a little thank you note tucked into every plant. No more pre-school. Man is that going to be weird.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
They like to use rocks and sticks to make rivers or streets. Usually they have some kind of imaginative play thing going on with all the dirt. They are really good at that.
Meg won both games. (I didn't post about it on Friday but she's been out of the boot since then. I need to go back and add a few things to that day.) She got to play a few different positions, first base, center field, and short stop. She also got a double.
When we got home Mickey wanted to try out the sprinkler system. He came in soaked. I think he had a little too much fun trying them out.
Monday, May 24, 2010
I don't know how well she did but now she'll have to keep doing it. The joys of being a girl.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
We had family over for Mattey's birthday this afternoon. I thought we'd hang out on the deck but I never made it out there until it was time to clean up. It had cooled down by that time. It was kind of muggy and warm today. The kids enjoyed the yard and ate on the deck but the adults stayed in for the most part. I think we need to get some comfy and inviting furniture. If you see a good deal on a set of table and chairs let us know. Maybe a swing or glider too.
Friday, May 21, 2010
She took blueberry muffins to school for her birthday treat. (They aren't allowed to bring in unhealthy foods anymore. That's not any fun.) After school Mat's friend came home with us. After picking up Meg we went shopping for a fun craft. We got flip flops from Old Navy and then got some trimmings to decorate them with. They turned out so cute. I might have to make myself a pair. We had pizza and watched a movie. Then we sang "Happy Birthday" to Mattey and had a cupcake. I heard her say a few times today that this is her "best birthday ever". I hope they don't go down hill from here.
Happy Birthday, Mat! We love you.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The refrigerator we "inherited" with the house is not my favorite. It's a side by side. (It's also cream while the other appliances are black.) Which means there's not much room for frozen things because it dispenses ice and water. (The kids love the crushed ice.) The door is not built to hold gallons of milk so I can only have about 2 in the fridge at a time to leave space for other necessities. Even though this is kind of a complaining post I will say one nice thing about our refrigerator. It has a snack drawer. Can you believe it? A drawer just for snacks! It's only about 4-5" tall. At first I was putting the lunch meat and cheeses in there until I noticed that's what the bottom drawer is for. Yes, I have to put my food where it's "supposed" to go. After moving out the meat and cheese I thought about what I could put in there. Then I had to do a little grocery shopping. I ended up buying something that fit perfectly in the drawer.
One of my favorite snacks. It's also one of Kade's. He'd eat 3 a day if I let him. Mattey will eat some if her favorite flavor is available, key lime pie. Meg and Mickey won't eat it. I've tried. They'll have to get their calcium from another source I guess.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This friend is going to help Mat celebrate her birthday on Friday.
To continue on with the music topic, Kade has his Music and Munchies program tomorrow. This is always a cute show. I think he told me they were doing new songs this year. That will be good since I've already seen the show a few times before. I've charged the batteries for both cameras so we should be ready to go. Last year I didn't think about it and got about half way through a song with video before it died.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Stools, that is. I picked these up at WalMart for $15 a piece. Not bad when the local "oak" store is charging $38 for one. The $45 is totally worth it. The kids love sitting at the island. (Before today they had been either standing or sitting on stacked up boxes.) Tonight Mickey and I enjoyed our dinner at the table, alone. Maybe tomorrow I'll put out some candles for us and play some Yiruma in the background.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Edited May, 17th. (It's me, Kelly) I just had to edit this post. Poor Mickey had typed out three paragraphs yesterday, and on his phone too, only to have this first draft posted.
Some time yesterday I saw Spiderman had made his way to my refrigerator. Later I noticed a lot of his friends had joined him. I guess Kade decided to do a little decorating of his own. I don't really think that's the look I was leaning towards for the kitchen but it will do for now until I know what I want to do.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
On another note, we had an AWESOME moving crew this morning. They had a load from Kelly's brother's house, a load from my parent's house, and two loads from the storage unit all unloaded within three hours. It was amazing. Special thanks to all those who helped.
Friday, May 14, 2010
It's a walking boot. Poor thing had to get a medium instead of a small because her feet are too big. Now the leg part of the boot looks huge on her. At least she can walk without pain. She's also supposed to take Advil three times a day and ice it. She goes back in next Friday for him to take a look. She might not have to wear the boot longer than a week. Like I said, totally doable. The podiatrist did give us some great news. He said her feet are almost done growing. Yay! Soon we won't have to buy her a new shoe size every six months.
In case you're wondering that is our new house in the background. Here's a better look.
Mickey and Chris went over at 9:00 and the house was empty and clean. They got the carpets cleaned and the locks changed. We got a moving van in the afternoon and got a load from the storage unit after picking up my mother's day present. A washer and dryer. They're pretty high tech (what do you expect when my husband picks them out?) and of course energy and water efficient. They'll do everything but fold the clothes. Now that would be my idea of high tech. We got the truck unloaded with the help of Mickey's parents and sister. I have about half of the kitchen put away. That makes me feel good. At least one room I'll use a lot is not in chaos. Tomorrow the rest will get moved in. Mickey's lined up quite a few people to help. It should go quickly. Hopefully I'll remember to take some pictures of all the action.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
He was so thrilled I had to make it be the potd.
He has his first game on Saturday. He's ready to play.
The little pink circles on him are stamps. He won one at the fun fair last week and loves to put the stamps all over himself. Cheap entertainment, I guess. I told Mickey I've really mellowed out because it would have embarrassed me to take the girls out looking like this but now I just don't care. That really makes life a little easier. I personally love that he stamps his cheeks. What goes through his five year old mind?
Mickey picked up the key to our new house this afternoon. He and Chris will be going over tomorrow morning to clean the carpets. I hope the lady doesn't mind being shoved out the door.
While they're having fun doing that I will be taking Meg to the doctor's office because she has injured herself again. She's been hopping around most of the week.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Mickey had been reading Kade a story, which he barely made it through the chapter, and then decided he had better catch a few winks before his pool game with Doc. It looks like Kade is putting Mickey to sleep by rubbing his head.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The POTD is nothing fabulous but it's part of our life today. And who documents getting gas? Probably no one. If you look through the window you can see where I got gas. And you can also tell we had rain, lots of rain.
Monday, May 10, 2010
The reds played outside for a LONG time this afternoon while I cleaned out Jan's pantry. Meg was at a talent show practice at school. I can't wait to send them out to our backyard. Only a few more days left to wait. I wonder what friends they'll make there.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
We had to get to church a little early because the woman's choir I'm in was performing today and we had to run through our song. That went well. At some point towards the end of Sacrament Meeting I look over and see Kade like this.
Thank goodness for Mickey's iPhone. I know it's not the best picture but when would I ever catch him doing this again? Probably never, since the compact is not mine. Mattey and Kade were both digging in Nana's purse finding things to keep them quiet. Maybe that's what I need to do, carry an extra purse full of all kinds of things for them to get in to.
What do your kids do to keep quiet during church?
Saturday, May 8, 2010
While we've been staying with Jan and Doc, Mickey and Doc have played a few games of pool. I think they both enjoy it. (They didn't play tonight but I was desperate for a picture and wanted to document this activity.) Mickey and I played one night. Let's just say I'm rather rusty. He was beating me 2-0 but I did manage to win the last game, only because Mickey scratched, but I did play a lot better that game.
Friday, May 7, 2010
This afternoon Mattey gave me her gift. She made me a beautiful card and told me how much she loves me and what a great mom I am. I was also presented with a little gift bag full of candies.
Megan came out of school carrying a box. Actually a lot of kids were exiting school with boxes or other gifts in hand. Meg made me a cake! Can you believe that? Her teacher took them to the home ec. room and helped them bake 26 cakes. They frosted them and topped the cakes with strawberries. It was pretty good too.
The kids were so happy to give me gifts. I turned to Mickey and asked what he got me, just so he felt included. He said he hadn't "acquired it yet". It will probably be a new washer and dryer. Every mom's dream, right? Seriously, we had discussed the fact that this year we wouldn't be buying each other gifts for any holiday/celebration since we were going to buy a house. So since it's for the "house"....I guess a washer and dryer will be great. I really don't want to wash clothes in the sink and hang them on a line to dry. I have much better things to do with my time.
On a side note: We closed on the new house today! We will get possession next Friday. We can't wait to get our things out of storage and move them in.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
This afternoon we finally took the kids through the new house for our final walk through. They seemed to like it. I'm sure they'll like it better with their own stuff in their rooms and without all the boxes everywhere. This is the other place I wanted to take the camera. Maybe next time.
So I'm making dinner with Mickey's help and Meg tells us there are goslings out in the yard. She goes out with a camera to take a picture for today's post. She comes back without one. I grab a camera (yes, we have multiple cameras) and go outside. The goose family starts to wander off keeping their distance. I get a few shots from the dock but they don't turn out well because the good lens is packed somewhere. Since they had moved to the water I thought I could get a little closer without them feeling threatened. Let me just say that that daddy goose was really on guard. He started hissing at me. Not loud but enough to tell me to stay away. He swam off to be closer to his family so then I inched a little closer to the shore. While I'm taking pictures he starts swimming toward me, hissing. He's not happy with me. Of course he doesn't understand that I won't hurt them. I just want a look. I'm still taking pictures and I notice through the view finder that he's still coming towards me. I'm thinking I still have time to take a few more. He's not very fast swimming or walking. Well, I forgot that he can fly. I still have the camera to my eye and I hear the sound of wings flapping. He took a flying leap at me. He landed about 3 feet away but I didn't know that since I couldn't see him. I let out a little scream and twisted my body around to start running. When I started to move my feet got tangled up with each other and I fell hard on my...wait for it...humerus, that's the upper arm for anyone that doesn't know. I got to my feet as fast as I could because I didn't want the goose to get me while I was down. I took off right behind Meg who had watched the whole thing. The goose only took a few more steps toward me since I was running away. I ran up the stairs to the deck and right into the house. I had grass stains on my arm and both knees. Mickey asked what happened. I told him and he's laughing and saying something about sorry he missed it. The "it" was getting my goose attach on video. What a nice husband he is.
Without further ado I present the picture I risked my life to get. Notice the goose's open mouth, hissing.
I hope this won't give me nightmares tonight.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Kade also had his first tee-ball practice today. He was pretty excited about that.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
At the park we were put into groups and taken on a nature hike after getting a shape to look for in nature. Let me just say, I really had to use my imagination, and I think I have a good one, on some of the things the guide pointed out. Luckily Kade had a circle and we found a few things without the imagination stretching.
I took a few pictures that turned out the way I wanted but I really liked this one. So it's the potd.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
If you want the recipe let me know. I don't feel like typing any more right now.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
I missed the next bit of action. I believe she tried to steal and got tagged out. Maybe next time. I guess summer has officially begun?