Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Super Cool

Daisy loves going to the dentist.  I'm not sure if it's because of the cool sunglasses, or the Frozen movie playing, or the princess toothbrush, or the joy of acting like a lil' adult.  But she likes it.  She did have a cavity and the dentist told her he was going to put something in there that feels a little like Play-Doh and now she goes around telling people she has Play-Doh in her mouth.  That's kind of a weird thing to stay to someone.

Clean That Up

I found this picture on my phone.  It was at that time when I realized I should probably find this spill and clean it up.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Guy is a 3rd Grader

 Yesterday was Guy's last day of 2nd grade.

And obligatory picture of the beginning of second grade.

I think it was a good year.  He excels in science and math.  He's a good reader too.  P.E. and spelling have been his tricky things this year but he's showing growth all the time.  Way to go, Guy!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Summer Begins!

Today is Guy's last day of school!  We have already starting thinking summer and so excited to begin.  The big event of the summer is Nels will be in a Kindergarten readiness class.  It's all summer long and I think he will benefit from it very much.  Guy really wants to get into Minecraft mods so we'll get him to help with building a computer and making a table for it.  Then he can get to work.  Little Daisy?  She might just be in for tagging along.  We'll see.

Last weekend was Bumper Boats!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

10 Things That Make Me Happy

1.  Blogging/Writing.  I enjoy looking at pictures I've taken and thinking about things I've done.  I agree memories are the most valuable thing you can carry with you.  Sadly I haven't been taking pictures lately.

2.  Reading.  I find it more rewarding than tv or video games as an escape.  I really wanted to put them both on the list but they have too much of an addictive component that can leave me feeling irritated.  So I would rather do those things instead of reading but it doesn't pay off in the long run.  Long-term happiness = reading.  I haven't been reading lately either.

3.  Painting.  Painting minis.  It's fun to do and I like looking at them when they are done.  And let's just say I haven't been doing any of this stuff.

4.  Planning Trips.  I like planning trips as much as I like taking them.  I really want to go to St. Louis.  I've planned multiple trips.  Looked at lots of maps and pictures.  When I finally go I bet I feel like I've already been there.  It might take a lot of surprise out of the trip but I feel like being overly prepared will make me more adaptable and less likely to get lost.  When I went to Berkeley I memorized the maps before I went.  Best decision ever.  Anyway, I guess this is a fun escape but it could provide to be useful someday.

5.  Decluttering/Organizing.  Once again, fun to do and I enjoy the results.  I hate actual cleaning though.

6. Thrift Shopping.  And this is why I need to declutter more.  I don't know the appeal.  I like to think I'm an anti-stuff person.  I guess it's like taking things out to borrow.  You pay a little, take some crap home, and bring it back when you are sick of it?  It's fun.

7.  Exploring.  Parks, trails, beaches.  I enjoy the change of scenery, the simplicity, the little surprises.

8.  Dining Out.  Not sure if there is anything to point out here besides the obvious.

9.  Festivals and Events.  I like that these things give me something to look forward to and they are usually all about art, education, and food.  Can't go wrong.  Until you mention parking situations and crowds....  I can handle it.  Sometimes.

10.  Vacations.  I enjoy adventures.  The bonus to vacations is after one I'm usually content to be home for awhile.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Bees in the Blackberries

I got our bees while the boss was in the hospital.  I just asked Nels about it because I thought he was there.  Nels said that I let him and Guy stay home by themselves and use the computer in the bathroom and I just took Daisy.  I want to tell him that's crazy and irresponsible of me.  But maybe he is right?  It was all a blur.  Except the part where the bee people asked if I wanted the "stragglers taken care of".  I replied "They're not bothering me."  Because I didn't know who the stragglers were.  It was the bees on the outside of the cages.  So I threw two little cages of bees covered in "stragglers" into our car and hoped Daisy, Rogue, and me (oh...I guess the boys weren't there) didn't accidentally eat one.

Nels, Daisy, and Rogue helped put the bees in.  Where is Guy?  He must have been hiding.

I asked Nels to take my picture.  I put bees into two hives.  This is the one picture I got. 

Plus I got two dozen of these pictures.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

You Need A Brother

Guy's school had a track & field day.  He did not want to participate because he thought it would make him feel bad about himself.  Then he found out little brother could participate with him.  Although I think competition is fine and dandy, it was nice to see Guy excited and proud to be in a supportive role.  

Daisy also participated.  She started out hard and pooped herself out.  Didn't matter because she was really just there for the candy.

Friday, May 13, 2016

10 Years

I've been married for 10 years!  And we went on our longest, most expensive vacation ever!  To the hospital for emergency open heart surgery!  The best part of this trip was that I was not the one getting cut open and it was my spouse.  I thoroughly enjoyed the cafeteria and enjoyed my anniversary meal from there.  And now he's home, showing much progress in recovery.  So all is well for now.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


I'm 33.  I'd say it will take awhile to get used to but I've said I was 33 while I was 32 so it would all be a lie.

Guy really wanted to make a birthday breakfast.  He made me a chocolate chip eggo waffle with sprinkles and cinnamon sugar on it.  Daisy tried to copy his super secret recipe.

I wanted to leave the house for my birthday because I don't like being home most the time because it's like being at work 24/7.  Not cool.  It was hard to get out of the house because of Daisy's super stellar hiding spot.  She was not pleased with her choice.

We went to the movies.  It was my birthday so I picked.  The kids kept trying to talk me into The Angry Birds Movie which isn't out yet.  Some days you can't please kids.  So we went to see Zootopia.  I liked it. Daisy had to use the potty twice.  Nels kept whisper during the previews "Is this the movie? No?  How about this one, is this the movie?"  Eventually I started ignoring him.  About 30 minutes into Zootopia he yelled "This is the movie, right?"  And after that he kept yelling "When's it going to be over?  Is it over yet?"  Guy generally did okay.  I think I only caught him in hiding in his shirt twice.  We are getting there.

Since it was my birthday I yelled at the kids a bit and then we went to some stores and I yelled at them a little more.  Then we went out for dinner and I yelled at the waitstaff a bit.  And then we went home and I watched some Stargate Atlantis which is really all that I had wanted for my birthday.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Them vs. Us

Spring Break has been going along smoothly although it's about to come to an abrupt end.  The one who will be most disappointed is Nels.   He doesn't get this kind of attention from big brother all that often and he loves it.  I'm so happy for him to have such a great big brother.


And that leaves us.  We are always stuck as buddies.  Some days we like it.  Some days we don't like our main buddy to be 30 years older/younger than us.  She starts dance classes soon soon she can meet some like-minded tots.  I bet all 3 year olds are "like-minded" but I thought it sounded funny.