Thursday, March 26, 2009

Andrew's Potty Time

andrew won his prize! he's gone potty just enough times to win a ferris wheel for his train track! yea!!!

The Bedrooms, Finally

well, my sister's kids came over and helped me get the kids' rooms in order. technically i didn't hire them because i didn't pay them. i did, however, feed them a spaghetti dinner, and chocolate cake. we also played games and watched videos. then they spent the night. they're on spring break so there's no school to worry about.

anyway, here is andrew's room.

here's emmy's room.

i hate blinds of all kinds, but since i live in an apartment there's nothing i can do about that.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sorry I Didn't Come to Your TupperWare Party, Emilyjuice.

so i came home tonight and andrew was asleep. i put him in bed and then emmy started watching charlie and the chocolate factory. she got up behind me in my chair. she's doing the head bob. that's right ladies and gentlemen! both kids asleep and it's 8:15 pm!


so, yesterday my sil reminded me that i had not taken pictures of the kids' rooms since i'd changed 'em all around. well, the rooms are messy. i think i'll hire my nieces and nephew to help me clean them and get them all ready for pictures. i could do it myself, but the kids like to help and undo everything i've done. with a couple of us we could distract them and get stuff done. when everything is clean i'll take pictures and put them up. can't guarantee it'll be anytime soon. i've got things to do this week.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Not One, Not Two...

Not three...

Not four...

Not five...

But six eggs! that's the most i've ever gotten to stand at once!

Spring Time‼

♫ spring is here, spring is here, life is skittles, life is cheer. i think the loveliest time of the year is the spring, i do, don't you? 'course you do. but there's one thing that makes spring complete for me. makes ev'ry sunday a treat for me. all the world seems in tune on a spring afternoon when we're poisoning pigeons in the park. ev'ry sunday you'll see my sweetheart and me as we poison the pigeons in the park. we'll murder them all amid laughter and merriment, except for the few we take home to experiment... ♫

ever here that song? it just cracks me up. i heard it years ago on a tape that my mom has. i don't even have a tape deck anymore so i can't listen to it at my house. i wonder if i could find it on the internet. i don't even know who sings it. i think it's a dr demento song. it's right up his alley anyway.

so, today is the first day of spring. time to balance your eggs to stand on end. now, according to, this is not because the equality of the day and night makes it easier to do. in fact, they say you can balance eggs to stand any day of the year. they say that standing eggs is all old tradition thought to have originated with the chinese a long time ago. the egg is a symbol of spring (hello, easter!) and so we really should only balance eggs on the vernal equinox and not the autumnal equinox. my guess is people didn't know why they were balancing eggs and just made up a reason. like so many things we do. so, i'm off to hard boil some eggs and stand them on end.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Kids are Way Funny

so, i'm at church, right, and andrew wanted a drink. so we went out of sacrament meeting and got him one. i don't like to go back in the chapel during a talk, so we were in the hallway. we saw the ward membership clerk and i told him that i needed the new rolls for the next few months. i'm the relief society secretary for the ward. side note-i told him the wrong months. anyway, we were waiting at the office door and i asked the guy how old his son was and then i said something about emmy turning three soon. andrew asked about that and i told him that emmy turns three after he turns four. so he's all, "four? here's a four" (shows his hand with five finger) "no, that's a five. i have a four in my pocket." then he pulls his hand out of his pocket with four fingers up. i laughed so hard. i told him he was really funny. he seemed to get a kick out of giving me a laugh.
yeah, i told the guy the wrong months. i told him to put april, may, and june on the roll, but it really should have been may, june, july, and august. i guess i just wasn't thinking straight.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


i am a huge crybaby. i cry at every little thing. i could be watching a kids' show and just well up with tears. or a hallmark comercial could come on and i lose it. last night i went to the temple for (derek's sister) heather's endowment session. for you non-mormons out there, this is a pretty big deal. anyway, afterwards a bunch of us went to chili's to eat. when we were all getting ready to leave i gave heather a hug and she said that it meant a lot to her that i was there. this did not make me tear up. no, it wasn't until i told her that derek wanted to be there that i teared up. she's getting married this saturday. i won't see her again until next week. she's going all the way to illinois to get married. i can't afford that trip, plus i have to leave my kids with someone while i was at the wedding, so the next time i see her she will be married. i get teary-eyed just thinking about it. i'm so happy for her and her fiancé. i'll probably cry at the reception, too.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Good Skills

andrew is getting to be such a big kid. i have locks on my refrigerator and freezer. andrew has learned how to unlock them, get something out of the fridger, and then lock it up again. the other night he poured himself a cup of root beer. i saw him putting the lid back on the bottle and asked derek if he poured the cup and he said he didn't. i don't know where andrew learned to do that. i'm still keeping locks on the fridger so that emmy can't get in there. it's nice to have a child who is a little more independant. not that i would let him do all the things that he wants to do. there is no way i would have let him pour the root beer if i'd seen him starting to do that. it could make too big of a mess. it's really neat to watch them grow and develop their skills

Monday, March 2, 2009

My New Glasses

well, here they are. these are my new glasses. just imagine them on my face.

they are dark purple on the outside and light purple on the inside. i really like purple and the glasses will match most things that i wear.

can you imagine it?

I Need an Attitude Adjustment

why are kids so particular? they need a certain cup, or a certain bath towel. if their cheese is broken then it's the end of the world. if something isn't working then andrew thinks it needs batteries. even if it doesn't use batteries at all. i guess i was like that, too, when i was a kid. i just don't know why things like that mattered.

okay, now that that is out of the way...
yesterday we went to my niece molly's blessing. she's about ten weeks old. she was blessed in her ward in Reno. for those of you who don't know what i'm talking about, a baby blessing is kinda like a christening. anyway, afterwards we all went to an aunt's house in Sparks. she has a big house with a big back yard. yesterday was cold and windy, but people kept telling me to take the kids outside to play. i was fending off their verbal "suggestions" pretty good, until derek told me to take them out. i'm wearing a gauze dress, sandals, don't have a coat, and don't like being outside anyway. while we were out there a bunch of other kids came out to play, too. no other adults came out. finally derek and another aunt come out. she puts a blanket on me and says that she's cold just looking at me. i just wanted to yell at her. she was one of the ones who was really pushing me to take the kids outside. just after this andrew hits his head on something and starts to bleed. derek took him inside and kept him there. luckily, he didn't need stitches. last time we were at this house emmy got hurt in the back yard. i just don't think that it's a safe yard for little kids. anyway, i finally got emmy inside and kept her there. this was after i'd been hit by three rain drops. it hadn't quite started raining. it actually took a few hours before it started raining, but i didn't want to be out there when it did. basically, i just had a bad attitude until i was inside for a while. i wouldn't mind if i never went there again. i guess i still have a bad attitude about it all.

p.s. i got my glasses on friday.