Friday, October 17, 2014

Last Comparison

Daisy is the same age as Lucy when Lucy died.  I have a hard time believing it.  I think it all stems from the hair.  Lucy had some.  Daisy was called a boy (again) yesterday.  I bought her a little headband to wear but she always takes it off and wear it as a super stylish bracelet that looks nothing like a bracelet.

After Lucy died I met someone whose daughter also passed, that daughter was 13 years old and her mom she had "barely knew her".  Lucy was 1 and I knew her so well so the idea of getting 12 more years and not knowing your daughter sounded slightly offensive.  But I get it now.  Lucy would be 5 now and in Kindergarten.  And that is sad and it does make me feel like I don't know her.  But I do, because she's not 5 and never will be.  Lucy is 20 months old.

Daisy is going to be older than Lucy soon.  She can stop being compared to little Saint-like Lucy which I'm sure she'll appreciate a lot when she is old enough to understand it.  I look forward to those new adventures.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Tired Test

This is a deviation off of my Sick Test. I actually think we just eat a lot of ice cream.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Sick Test

Little folks have been a little sick around here.  I know how to tell.  See who would rather take a nap than eat an ice cream cone.  Daisy passed the sick test!  Congrats to her.  She recovered quickly thanks to her napping diligence.

Nels was happy to get his ice cream but insisted I take this picture.  Kids are kind of bossy and they have sticky faces. I guess they are alright.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Little Sibling Approved

 Guy turned 7 years old last month.  His grandma gave him a chair for his room but because of his stuff collection he decided to put it in front of the TV.  Little brother and sister approve!  Guy yells at them frequently to "get outta my chair!"  He's already training for fatherhood.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ready for Rain

I just finished buying everybody rain gear.  I even bought them all new.  I thought about looking in the thrift shops but every time I went in I ended up buying some toys and a broken lamp instead.  I really should give myself more time and take more lollipops.  Lollipops are okay at thrift stores, I think.  Once at the mall Daisy had a lollipop and she stuck it to an undergarment on display.  I don't think that was okay.  Anyway, I think Daisy looks pretty swell in her new rain gear.  She has yet to see any rain but someday...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Life in Oregon

While living with my very kind, generous in-laws we had a chance to rediscover Oregon.  Posting all of the pictures just seems excessive, but I can show 4 pictures in 1 because I just found out about  I'm getting old and technologically unsavvy.
Oregon is as nice as I remember it.  I remember having trouble seeing through fog which makes for unpleasant driving but I haven't had to encounter that yet.  You know I think my car has fog light holes?  I might know what I want for Christmas.

So, we moved to our own place!  It's a rental but I feel like that's kind of what we need now.  I am so happy to unpack and get rid of all the boxes. 
I've never seen people so excited to recycle cardboard.  The boys were seriously pouting when they found out there was no more cardboard to throw in.

So, we are all settled into our lazy, maybe slightly dangerous, habits.  (She didn't actually fall but I was picturing it while I took her picture and then since I'm technologically unsavvy I add pictures where they don't need to be.  I need to see if I can still buy some CDs full of ClipArt?  I could put them into my PowerPoint presentation on "The Pros and Cons of Misbehaving".)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It's Been Emotional

Back in March I took the kids on a spectacular Bay Area vacation.  Our trip highlights were Berkeley's Adventure Park and San Jose's Happy Hollow.  Adventure Park is a playground that is constantly being changed by kids wielding hammers and paintbrushes.  There really is nothing like this park unless you have a super cool backyard junkyard playground.  I'd love to go back someday.  Happy Hollow is a zoo with a ride section.  It would have just been an okay stop but since it was a raining school day it was totally empty and that really made the place stand out.  We stuck to the ride section for the most part and the kids just yelled "Again!  Again!"  They also made some comments about how weird it is that water was falling from the sky.

So we got back from our totally awesome trip and THAT NIGHT my husband lost his job.  We have been wanting to move back to Oregon so we called a real estate agent the next day, we listed our house the next week, and accepted an offer 12 days after that trip.  Our 8+ year stint in Nevada was coming to an end. 

Let that water fall from the sky.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I'll Take Them!

Nels accompanied me shoe shopping tonight.  We were both looking and he had more luck than me.  He said "I'll buy these shoes.  They fit!"  I learned an important lesson today: If you can fit your foot inside a shoe, it's the shoe for you!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

We Moved

We moved closer to the ocean to become pirates.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Las Vegas

 My mom got married in Las Vegas and I was the witness.  I was surprised how little sleuthing was required.  I left the kids and husband at home so I could...

..ride a roller coaster 

..stay up late

...and go to a show

Guy said he wanted to do all of that stuff.  He probably could have handled it.  I kept seeing things I thought he would like.  I even rode on the roller coaster thinking I'll take him to ride one soon.  Nope.  The scariest part of the roller coaster for me was imagining him on it.  He said he'd go to a show but once he realized you had to sit in the same seat for over an hour he said it sounded very boring.  I think I can find a better place for him to hang out than Vegas.  He talks fondly of two story homes.  We could go to one of those.