Saturday, November 27, 2010

Time for an Update

So it's time. This disgrace has gone on long enough. Time to hand the kids a DS. Fill up the milk cup. Turn on the T.V.'s to something they like. Time to log onto Pandora Radio. Blast the Speakers. And time to log on to blogger and give ya'll out there an update. You want to hear my excuses for not updating sooner? Okay. Here they are:
NO CAMERA. My second camera went to crap. Blogging is kinda boring without pics. I try to take pics with my phone but that is a pain to get the tiny memory card out and put it into it's carrier then put it into my drive carrier thingy. Anyways that s the first excuse. NO CAMERA.
I'M BUSY. Ok maybe not as busy as you would think with the way I'm spending time doing a whole lotta nothing. But when you make a list of all the things that need to be done and cleaned and changed and driven to. You would think that I'M BUSY.
I'M LAZY. There it is. The truth comes out. I'm one lazy Biotch! I have a too many other games to play right now. Laundry is still piling up on the couch. (Though my dishes have been staying done pretty well.) And I just don't want to sit and type about my cute little family that I love so much. I am enjoying running away from them in my magical, mythical worlds of games, books, and wild daydreams.

But here is a bit of stuff:
Samantha turned 7! She has grown so fast. Her two front teeth are finally coming in which she is quite excited about. She requested a piano cake for her B-day. And she got the makeup and purse and pillowpet she wanted. Thanks to those that helped with that.

Samantha also took part in the Gig Harbor Music Olympics. This is a Saturday event where the kids wait in long lines to go to different rooms of skills they have been learning. In the morning events there were Novice, Primary A and B and Elementary A and B levels of students. Samantha was Novice since she has only been in lessons since September. The rooms were things like Performance, Rhythm, Scales, Arpeggios, Sight Reading, Speedy Notes and the Snack room. I am not quite sure how many students were in the Novice group. But I know there had to be at least 25. Samantha tied for 2nd place out of that lot. I'm so super proud of her. She was WAY WAY excited too. HERE is a link to a couple more cute pics.

Aquinna is so Weird. Can you guess what she is eating here?

Its a RAW potato. She started with the skin and worked all the way around it. She loved it. Weirdo!

And Ben E is addicted to the Nintendo DS. I know. I know. I'm a great mom. Getting my kid hooked to this crap at such an early age. Oh well. At least we will have something in common.

As for Garrett. Well, the only recent picture of him is when we were all sitting at the table and he was really tired. You can tell he is tired when his eyes get all cross eyed and you can't tell if he is looking at you or trying to relay a message to the aliens with the whites of his eyes. Ok it might not be that bad. But it is still something else we can make fun of him for later. :)

There is the update. Things are going good as you can see. Just enjoying life and and each other.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

Halloween lasted all weekend here as I'm sure it did at a lot of other houses. Thursday was the day for the Kindergartners to wear their costumes to school and have their Halloween parties. (No Kindergarten on Fridays.) Then Friday the other two kiddos got to celebrate in their school classes. Saturday we went to our wards Halloween Carnival/Chili Feed. I actually enjoyed myself. It was nice to be able to send the younger kids off with Garrett and have him escort them around while I sat and talked. Yea for older children getting older!!

Sunday of course was the official Halloween Trick or Treating Event. (In my best hick voice) "Back where I come from" they don't trick or treat on Sunday if it lands on one. It was widely known just to go out on the Saturday before. (ok, I'm not talking like a hick can stop visualizing me with buck teeth and pig tails in my best patched coveralls.) But seeing that didn't happen up here we went out with some good friends and their awesome kids. It was our first time Trick or Treating with another family. We weren't bored as parents and we weren't nagging at our kids to hurry up and go to the next house so we can get home. And it went so well we are all ready planning for next year :) Our friends have 5 kids. And we have the 4. So when we get together the on looker would think it was a day care field trip or something. But, it doesn't seem like too much to us. It is really easy to get along with them because they do have that many and they just 'get it'. There is no apologizing when messes are made or when it gets super loud and rough because its just a part of having a big family. Next year we are planning our kids costumes together. They are all going to be soldiers or a SWAT team or something like that. They will be storming the neighborhood with a battle plan!

It started with me when I was a young chick. My mom put me in the costume (which i believe she made) and I went around clucking like a chicken. "A Groovy Chicken" I know. I know...I'm adorable. Then I ended up having to put each of my kids in the same costume. I am so glad it has lasted all these years. maybe I didn't ever put Samantha in it. I can't seem to find a pic of her with it so I'm assuming I skipped her for some reason. Maybe I didn't have the costume in my possession. Sorry got screwed again! :( We will see if it fits your eight year old body next year...mmmkay?!?



Ben E