Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Day!

Just a quiet little Thanksgiving at home this year.  We're not really used to being on our own, but here are a few things we were thankful for:

1.  We didn't have to get fancy!  Plastic plates, plastic bowls, and cheap paper napkins.  Who did we have to impress?

2.  Roasting a turkey breast takes half the time!  

3.  We got to sleep in this morning!  8:30 - it was a Thanksgiving miracle!  

4.  No need to primp, Kolby didn't even take a shower until he finished his meal!

5.  We don't have to watch endless football all day!  To be perfectly honest, Kolby hates it, and I can only stand watching so many games in a row.  Instead, we rented some movies and played some games, and even got to watch the entire Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade without checking scores!

6.  Our meal was served at 1:00, finished by 1:30 and cleaned up by 2:00!  Plenty of time for digestion and family fun!
7.  Who says you have to have pumpkin pie for dessert - we had a Jell-O cheesecake!

8.  We now have left-overs that will carry us through the upcoming week!

9.  Kolby didn't have to share his mashed potatoes with the masses!  You know how stingy he can be with taters!

10.  Okay, we're missing everyone pretty bad, but we are very thankful that we have such a wonderful little family here and can make some great memories with our girls!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Who's the mother here???

If you know June, you know that she is very intuitive and never misses a trick.  She is always aloof, but is always listening intently and absorbing like a sponge.  Anyways, Kolby and I had a few private convos (or so we thought) about an inevitable exam he had to perform on a female patient yesterday, you can probably guess what exam I'm talking about.  The girls and I were driving home yesterday afternoon when June asked, "Mom, what's Dad doing today?"  I said, "He's at school,"  not wanting to get into yet another discussion with her about our bodies and what they are for.
 
June:  "But is he just reading, or is he being a doctor?"
Me:  "He's meeting with a patient."
June:  "Is it a girl?"
Me:  "Yes . . ."
June  "Is it a little girl, or a big girl like you, like is she 60?"
Me:  "Well, she's a lady, but probably not sixty, and NEITHER AM I!"
June:  "Is he looking at her bum?  Because that is okay if she is at the doctors and her mom said it is okay." 
Me:  "Yes June, he's making sure her bum is healthy."  (What do you say to a 4 year old?)

Long pause . . .

June:  "Mom, I want you to tell me the truth."
Me:  "What?  Why would I lie?"
June:  "Well, I appreciate it if you're honest with me.  Remember the boy who cried wolf?"
Me:  "Junie, why don't you wait until Daddy gets home and then you can ask him what he was doing today."  

All I can say is, I think we're in over our heads with this child!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Miss Johnson's Class

video
Well, this month, just call us "Jess and Kolby plus 7."  That's how many kids we have been taking care of for the past two weeks, all under the age of 4.  June, Winnie, Amos, Lyra, Charlie, Ella and occasionally Sofie.  I wasn't sure if I could handle the crew, and although I am pretty much dead tired at the end of each day, we're hanging in there.  I have a whole new respect for mothers of large families!  We have stuck to a very strict playing, eating and napping schedule to preserve my sanity and the kids have been such troopers.  I happened to have a free arm to grab the camera when I saw what was going on outside today.  June created her own primary in the back yard and taught a sweet little lesson to her captivated audience.  I guess she's just a "born leader."  I almost teared up when I saw her teaching the kids "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes."  I wish I could have captured the sound, but I didn't dare open the door and disturb Miss Johnson's class.  I really LOVE this video!   

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Crazy 8's tag

I suppose I have to do these from time to time, even though I feel like my life is very boring!

8 TV shows I Love:
1.  The Office
2.  Law and Order C.I.
3.  Ugly Betty
4.  Charlie and Lola
5.  My Name is Earl
6.  Jon and Kate plus 8
7.  Project Runway
8.  The Hills (I know, I'm lame!)

8 Favorite Restaurants:

1.  The Outback
2.  P.F. Changs
3.  California Pizza Kitchen
4.  Cheesecake Factory
5.  Bajios
6.  Los Hermanos
7.  Louie's Pizza
8.  Mi Rancherito

8 Things that happened yesterday:

1.  Slept in until 7!  (Thanks Winnie!)
2.  Saw Kolby for more than 10 minutes!
3.  Went to the craft store with Tish.
4.  Went to the Library
5.  Ate at Applebees with the fam.
6.  Played at the park with the fam.
7.  Made a kick-butt primary singing time activity!
8.  Watched 1/2 a movie with Kolby before falling asleep.

8 things I'm looking forward to:

1.  Going home for Christmas!
2.  Going to Disneyland in a month with the girls!
3.  Our next installment of loans!
4.  Twilight at the cinema!
5.  Harry Potter at the cinema!
6.  Kolby finishing school.
7.  A good night's sleep.
8.  A tummy tuck after my next and final baby!

8 people I tag:

Tish 
Amy
Stephanie J
Stephanie C
Candace
Jenn
Misty
Tyree


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Trick or Treat!

Warning:  A plethora of spooky photos await you!  Scroll down if you dare . . .

Halloween week was just one ghoulish party after another!  How many costumes can we wear?  Lets start with the best least you get bored . . .

June got really into the Goonies this year, so she opted to trick or treat as Sloth.  Baby Ruth?

Poor Winnie got stuck with the Chunk costume.  So we taught her to do the Truffle Shuffle!  I also have to add that I have the most talented mother in the world.  We simply send her a picture of what we want and she whips up these amazing costumes!  Wish I could take credit for Winn's duds, but that's all Nana Deb.  Thanks mom!

Sloth love Chunk!

Here we are at Aunt Becky's Halloween party.  Mom and Dad were garbage men in our cover-alls with mullets and five o-clock shadows.  June and Winnie really got into the trick or treating this year.  Kolby kept asking Winnie if she was tired of walking, and she just kept saying, "No, I fine."  We could hardly keep up with June.  Candy is great motivation for exercise!

The Oklahoma City Zoo puts on this awesome Halloween celebration called "Haunt the Zoo."  The kids had a ball cruising around the zoo collecting candy and enjoying the haunted scenery.  Amos was Raggedy Andy and Winnie was a big fat chicken.

June and Ella held hands throughout the entire night.  

Thanks Nana Betty for this lovely ballerina skirt.  June made the cutest fairy princess!

And, last but not least, we had a wonderful time at Jenny's Halloween carnival.  She is so creative, she had games set up all over the yard, face painting, and even a fortune teller!  June is still talking about it.

Well, that's about it for Halloween.  We'll leave you to enjoy Winnie's pervert mustache!