Thursday, February 25, 2010

Quinn came home from school this afternoon and said,
"My eyes are sweaty.  I've had these glasses on all day."

I hate it when my eyes get sweaty!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Anybody want to buy a Minivan?

Here's the delimma.
Our Honda Odyssey is almost 4 years old.
Should we stay or should we go?
I mean
Do we keep it or do we sell it?
This car is fully loaded with a
DVD player, a
navigation system,
leather seats,
a moon roof,
the works.
(I'm trying to sell it here.)
Not quite 70,000 miles.
Not too bad.
It's been an A W E S O M E vehicle!!
I'm just done with the "mom car" thing.
But then I think of how comfy it is.
I think of how many bodies we can transport at one time.
I think of how would we ge to Newport this summer in a smaller vehicle.
Also, I just got the back windshield wiper fixed.
It hasn't worked since our trip back from Newport last June.
It's so nice to have a back wiper when your window is dirty!
Our mechanic who fixed it said he'd never use the wiper.
"I'm old school.  We didn't have back wipers on cars when I grew up."
He didn't understand why I paid to have the wiper's motor replaced.
Somehow it makes me love the car more.
Maybe I'm not done with the whole minivan thing?

What to do?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Peter and the Wolf

Quinn's 3rd grade class went to see
"Peter and the Wolf" last week.
It was performed at the
Mesa Arts Center.
I had 7 of the cutest kids!
My group had the cutest kids.
It's a good thing the performance was
35 minutes long
'cause the kids only lasted 10!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine's Day/Anniversary

Rick & I made the kids breakfast on Valentine's.
We had
Valentine's Day heart chocolate chip pancakes
with homemade raspberry sauce to go on top.
Also, bacon, sausage and O.J.
The kids got little treat boxes too.
For dinner we had ribs, roasted potatoes and oriental salad.
Then for dessert, we ate a double chocolate cake with
white chocolate frosting.

It was yummy.
It also was my 23rd wedding anniversary.
Wired how fast time goes by!

Monday, February 8, 2010

8-year-old sons and flowers.

I wish every mom had an 8-year-old son.
That way you too could recieve a
beautiful hand-picked flower.

How lucky can I get?
Quinn asked, "Where's the flower I picked for you last week?"
"Well," I said "It didn't live very long.. . ."
"If we put this one in dirt, will it live longer?"
Ah, the irony.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The dog ate it.

Ted (our dog) likes books.
He doesn't like to read them.
He likes to eat them.
He's done this to other books before,
just not to Quinn's library books.
Guess we just purchased a couple of
gently used
He does this during the night
when not a creature is stirring.
These were left on Quinn's beside table,
which was next to a chair
where Ted was able to reach the books
by jumping on.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


We only own one Ripsitck.
It's Truman's.
Why then do we have 5 in our garage?
No one seems to know who they belong to.
Did the one have Ripstick babies?