Monday, October 22, 2007

"It stings when I drink my spit!!!"

finally... highlights (and lowlights) of the past couple weeks:

***Ty lost his first tooth on October 9th!

*** Andrew celebrated his 35th (not his 341st ... didn't have a "5" candle) birthday on October 18th!

*** Grandma celebrated her 80th birthday on October 20th *wish we could have been there for the festivities!*

*** Andrew and Tyler BOTH have staph infections on their fingers. OUCH... and SCARY! (no photos; be grateful)

*** Hailey's exact words last week: "It stings when I drink my spit." YES -- she had a sore throat and a fever. So now guess what? It stings when I drink MY spit! Here's to a LONG week.........


straight from the mouth of Ty this morning. so much more to come... sometime soon... I hope.

Friday, October 12, 2007


*** Today Tyler told me he has been learning about "George Columbus" this week in school.

*** Tonight Hailey and I were having a "churchy" conversation. She told me "I don't like that one guy." I said (quite surprised) "Jesus?" (Because we had been talking about Jesus.) She said "No! I LOVE Jesus! I don't like the OTHER guy!" Smart mommy SHOULD have said "the devil?", but instead I said "Heavenly Father?" ...and what did she say? "YES! HIM!" Um.... oh dear.

*** On a recent trip to Wal-Mart, Hailey and I passed by the girls bra section. Hailey whispered this to me: "Can I buy a little boob?" (I laughed out loud on that one)

*** Hailey proudly displayed on the refrigerator for a week the picture that she colored of "Adam and Steve" (got it? Adam and EVE...)

OK, I just realized most of these are Hailey. I guess she is kind of hilarious right now. Pictures to come of Ty who lost his first tooth this week -- woo-hoo!!!


Saturday, October 6, 2007

house for sale.

exterior: blue; bright red front door; large deck
interior: fresh paint throughout; tri-level; 4 bedrooms; 2 bath; finished basement

If ANY of you think for one second that I am kidding... let me tell you. I... am... so... not... kidding.

Another SNAKE sighting today. Only this snake was 8 million times bigger than yesterday's. And the squirmy little devil was just hanging out right there next to our house!!! ARE... YOU... KIDDING... ME? Today's reaction: tears. Lots and lots of tears. Mostly because I don't want to move but WE HAVE TO... because, you see...

The snakes: They will come in. Through the toilets. Through the sump-pumps. Through the washing maching. Through the door that was left open a little too long. AND I will NOT be the one living here when they do...

SO... spread the word. HOUSE FOR SALE!!! YOU WILL GET A ***SCREAM*** OF A DEAL! (literally).

And I thought I said "The End." yesterday... I guess this is just the beginning...

Friday, October 5, 2007

so paranoid. and so violated.

what is the worst thing that could happen to me today? this is the question I asked my mom, my sister, and kari. because the worst thing that COULD have happened DID happen to me today. now granted their answers -- your house burned down, you wrecked your car, your new puppy died -- were horrible, horrible things -- but this is worse. so way worse.

the kids and I took our little fur-ball pictured below out for a potty break. I sat on the porch stairs... just like I always do. so... right after sitting down, Hailey points and says "mom there's a BIG worm!" I look down. HOLY FREAKING *@#$(*!@#()$*!@)#(%*!)(@*#$()@#*!!!!!!!! It was a snake. Right there. Less than one inch from my left foot. I have never NEVER EVER EVER EVER reacted so irrationally in my life. I said things that shouldn't be said. I screamed. I pulled my hair. I ran to the middle of the drive-way which is the only place I thought I might be safe. (I couldn't get back inside -- the snake was right there by the porch by the door.) I seriously had full body convulsions. There is nothing in this world that I am more TERRIFIED of. Seriously. I can't believe this happened.

Andrew arrived home moments later. Of course, he was curious as to WHAT in the HECK could be going on. I told him. His reaction -- to go find the ?*!@)#(*$!)@(#*% thing (which had slithered into a tiny crack between the sidewalk and garden box) -- carry it to the large field next to our home -- and let it free. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! Kill that sucker. Snakes die!

So now I am rethinking this house. I am willing to put it on the market tomorrow. And I am equally willing to tell every potential buyer that the reason that we are selling is SNAKES. Because no one should be tormented in this way.

The end.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


meet our newest addition... our little ball of fur... Scooba!

we had a fun... crazy... but mostly fun weekend. here's how it went down...

our weekend started out like most... Friday night pizza party and movie... the movie happened to be "Scooby-Doo"....

with our favorite treats, of course...

we put the kids to bed and then at about 11:00pm, Grandma, Grandpa Scott, Beetle and Bella (Beetle's dog) arrived at our house. The kids had NO IDEA that they were coming... and that they were bringing us a NEW PUPPY that we bought for the kids (it happens to be Bella's little sister :) We woke the kids up... Ty was so excited and happy to play with the puppies (my mom bought a puppy-sister too and brought it as well). Hai wanted nothing to do with any of this and wanted to go back to bed. She didn't remember any of it the next morning... but then was SO THRILLED with our guests and the puppy!

Saturday's festivities...

The Homecoming Parade (fact: there were OVER 16 marching bands in our parade. it was AWESOME!!!)

Grandma and Grandpa Scott at the parade...

Tyler at the Homecoming game! we won!

Tyler and Grandma at the game...

Swimming and sliding at the hotel that grandma and grandpa were staying... FUN!

at Applebees Sat. night (had to include this one because it is the only picture of Beetle... what happened? :( Notice Ty... he was so tired and hungry ... kept saying "I'm gonna DIE!!!"

Sunday afternoon make-overs....

Ty and Hai with Scoobs and Zoe (my mom's new pup... sister to Scoobs)

Hai with the pups

Hailey with Scooba

It was indeed a FUN, CRAZY WEEKEND!!! :)