I said, "Caleb, get down here now or you're gonna be on the naughty list."
Caleb said, "Well M-ahhhhh-m, Luke and me are already on the naughty list so..." (I'll come down when I want to come down.)
Friday, December 24, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
At the grocery store the other day I said to Caleb, "We just need to get some blue cheese and then we're done." In shock and with huge eyes he says, "There's BLUE cheese in the this REAL LIVE WORLD?!" Which reminds me...when we were moving so often during grad school Luke used to ask, "What's THIS world called?" Referring to Pennsylvania, or Utah, or Mexico. I guess Mexico does seem like a different world.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I've been teaching a few kids how to play the piano and the boys know that when I'm with a student they can play outside or watch TV upstairs. That's the rule. Luke usually comes home in the middle of a lesson so he comes in, drops his stuff, goes potty, and then runs outside.
One particular day Caleb and his friend forgot the rule (or ignored it) and kept coming in and out and ringing the door bell. To keep them out I finally locked the doors. About 5-10 minutes before my lesson was finished I began to hear Luke banging on the garage door and yelling, "M-ahhhhhh-m!" I ignored it until the lesson was done and then went to the back door. I opened it and found Luke with his pants and underwear to his ankles. He says, "I had to go to the bathroom." "Didn't you just go?" "Yea, but I had to poop and now I need some tissue." "You pooped? Where?" He then points with one hand out the garage and then quickly with the other hand toward the other side of the house while looking a little suspicious. He went in to clean up while I did a little poop search. The location...the bed of Grandpa's truck which we had borrowed for the week. He said no one would see him in there. Yea, sure. If you know the layout of our cul-de-sac and driveway this logic is even funnier.
So it seems he thought through what location would provide the most privacy (failed), but didn't quite run through what he'd do to clean himself up (double fail). Assuming no one saw him he wasn't at all embarrassed just sort of 'Gotta do what you gotta do.'
Ben made him hose out the back of the truck when he got home which, for Luke, turned out to be fun, hilarious, and not an effective punishment.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Our blog is not private so sometimes I worry about the thoughts of people who don't know us and our values. But whatever! Here's the story.
When we moved in I hung some curtains in the kitchen to cover the sliding glass door. I was worried the boys would get chasing each other around the table (or whatever riotous behavior) and yank the curtain rod out of the wall. Ben told them that if they touched the curtain he would cut their finger off. Then he showed them the detached thumb trick (ya know the one?) and told them when he was little he pulled on Grandma Rollins curtains.
Now every time they swish past the curtain they begin to whimper in a sort of "I don't think mom or dad would do that...or would they?" Yea, they're adequately confused and we're bad parents.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Luke came home from school the other day and told me he played a sixth grader at tetherball and lost. This amuses me for a couple of reasons. First, I laugh as I imagine the big kid challenging Luke to a match and Luke actually thinking, "yea, I could take him." Second, I giggle as I imagine this sixth grader whacking the ball with every turn and Luke helplessly jumping and swinging at air. Thirdly, I smile because he was absolutely not bothered that he got totally smoked only encouraged to practice more.
His request from Santa...a tetherball set. It's already on the way.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
If you look carefully you'll notice that she has already had her first pedicure...and she didn't even know it. My mom painted her toes while she slept.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Yesterday, at church, as we were all getting to Sacrament I was realizing that Luke was no where to be found. Ben took a few laps through the building and still we couldn't find him. Finally, he says to his dad, "Did you take Luke to church?" "No. Didn't you?" See, he took Caleb and so we assumed that he took Luke too.
The kicker...we have Sacrament last.
Yea, for 2 hours Luke was at home alone. Ben ran home to get him and I paced the building with Greta. 2 hours is a long time and I worried he might have felt abandoned. When I saw him coming up to the doors he was almost giddy with what he got away with. It seems he watched TV, ate candy and even changed his clothes because heck, why did he need to wear those anymore?
Friday, March 19, 2010
Gramma's funeral was last week. It was so unexpected which made it so much harder. Everyone is in agreement that Papa should be with her soon. He hasn't been the same Pop for years, he isn't aware of much, he forgets a lot. When Gramma was here she hadn't been able to enjoy the man that he really is for years. And so, when he passes not only will he be thrilled to see her and be rid of his breaking body but she will be reunited with the mentally alert Ray she married. I suspect his funeral will feel much different.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
I got my hair cut a few days ago. I've been excited and I'm trying to get used to it. I've felt and messed with it a lot. I've looked in the mirror a lot to try and remember how I look now. And then I learned that my Gramma Janice died suddenly and unexpectedly yesterday and I don't care about my hair anymore.
Monday, February 22, 2010
The other day I was sitting in a yarn shop waiting for my mom and I needed to feed Greta. So I got her out and was nursing her when a lady who worked at the shop started chit chatting with me. She said there is a girl who comes into the shop who had triplets recently. She's been pumping in order to feed them and has needed to keep track of how much went to each boy. She's kept up a nice log and calculated that she had pumped over 82 gallons of milk.
I don't know how old her boys are, but even if they are 1 that is some serious lactating.
This got me thinking, "I wonder how much milk my body has produced?" So with a little guessing and a little calculating it seems I've given about 9 to 10 gallons of milk to Greta who is only 13 weeks old. This just blows me away and kinda grosses me out.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Ben is still working away with his partner on their medical device company. Here is a link to what his company is all about - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdBhOOSGNBU
He heads to 3 more competitions in March to bring in some more money. With a potential deal for the eye bandage looming in the air, Ben and Brian (his partner in the lab) will begin to move their product to skin.
Luke turned 6 last month with a celebration at Chuck E Cheeses...always the best in fun and pizza...well, at least fun.
For those who liked the long hair, it will be back by summer. I didn't realize how much I liked it until I was looking through pictures from this last summer. It was so wavy and BLOND! I can't believe how much blonder it was.
Does this make anyone else as anxious for summer as me?? Watermelon at the park? I'm so ready!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Visiting Grandpa's Ranch and the race horses.
Cousins Greta (6 wks) and Henry (14 wks).