Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sad Day for Trees Everywhere

So, a few nights ago - it was MUY MUY Windy outside.  There was thunder, there was lightening, there was wind that just wouldn't stop blowing.  The next day I was taking out some trash - I looked out the window, and behold - our tree in the backyard had been felled by the windy wind.
This was the tree with which firing squads (for the water fights) would take place.  The tree where pumpkin pictures were taken from - the tree that gave us a little bit of shady shade in the back yard area of our little hovel.
I had no chance!  The other day they brought in the chainsaw guys to haul it off piece by piece.  The tree is no longer there.  It is but a bare spot in our yard.  OOOOH ! How we will miss thee - oh tree!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Back to school - Back To school - To prove to dad that I'm not a fool...

Oh yeah, they look excited don't they?  The first day back to school was today.  The kids met their teachers last week and both were certain that they were going to have a miserable year.  However, at the end of the day today there was nothing but excitement regarding the classes that they both were in.  I think that the biggest complaint that I got was from D - and he told me that he looked like a "smore" - with the graham cracker pants, the chocolate shoes, and the marshmallow shirt - Leave it to him to think of something like that - though there were plenty of other kids wearing the same thing since their school is a "uniform" school.  

The homework started immediately - and day one is always the easiest - I'm just waiting to be tricked up - you know?  When they start sending home those math and science questions that I don't have the answers to anymore... it's going to kill me!  I wonder how many times I am going to have to "Learn" this stuff before I actually retain it.  Anyway - here's to the new school year!  Hoping it stays as smooth and soft as day one - CIAO

Just wanted to say -

Yesterday I went to Stake Conference -
Yeah, it was the wrong one...

Just wanted to share my blunder. :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

There's nothing quite like it...

WATER FIGHT!!! That's right - Bring it!
Well, We decided that we wanted to do a little something different - so, today - we pulled out the water works and let the kids have a water fight.  It started with just the three, but worked its way to 8 by the time that neighborhood kids got involved.
We did give the kids a few rules - for example- if you were refueling on the porch and someone shot you, that someone got the firing squad.  If you shot someone from the safety of the porch, then you got the firing squad.   Darrell got the firing squad a few times - actually... they all did... :)

My favorite pictures were the ones of Kennedy and Aspen - they were standing in the back waiting for some of the other kids to refuel and they started shooting each other.  My favorite is the one where Kennedy turned to shoot someone else, and Aspen shot her in the back. HAHAHAHAA!
It's beautiful! Isn't it! :) 
Anyway, the water fight is over - the kids have changed and are now dry once again and resting in front of the TV while I blog about the events of the day.  

I didn't say a word about yesterday - that was another "first" - well, it has just been a really long time.  We took the kids bowling - last week was bowling week, and the alleys were trying to set some sort of world record - so We printed out coupons to get free games, and off we went.
By the time we were done bowling 2 full games, we realized that the kids needed bumpers - and I rock at the bowling.  So does Rick - he has his own ball for it though.  It was a lot of fun - especially liked how the girls started to attempt a small hexing to make me bowl worse - unfortunately, that hocus pocus doesn't work on me! BWAHAHAA!!