Josh stood up and said mom look! He was doing the twist, I have not idea where he learned that. Holly can really shake her booty, it doesn't help that her skirt was stuck in the up postion.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
( Look at the air Holly was getting)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Seeing all of us Mormons there at the theatre reminded me when I worked at a movies theatre in California. There were two buildings and each one had one screen. The main one had a balcony, which was cool. The church or a group of members got together and rented out one side to play some family movie. There were over 500 members packing that place. The ironic thing was that all of us working that day were LDS members (sounds like a lot of members in the area, but it really didn't seem like that many) including the guy that was manning the other theatre across the street that was getting held up at gun point and called us calmly after to tell us. Ahhh, the memories. Okay so maybe not all good.
The other thing about going to the movies today is, usually I don't care that I just walked two miles around the mall and I am wearing my sweats, with my hair slicked back in a pony tail. You get the picture! Now, I am not one of those moms who always looks nice, make-up is definitely optional. But I try to get out of the sweats and at least have my hair brushed. Seeing all those moms today I wanted to scream "I've just been pushing a double stroller around the mall trying to speed walk, I didn't just wake-up five minutes ago and throw something on!". Why this is such a big deal, I am not quite sure. But, my pride made me embarrassed. Now, will this stop me next summer from going in my sweats to the movie theatres, umm, NO! The show must go on.
Monday, July 27, 2009
I worry that this Dumbo may cause some problems. For instance, we were at a playgroup at the park and Josh kept running around saying "Come on Dumbo"! Many mothers were looking at Josh. I kept wondering if they were thinking, "What is that runt calling my child?" Or we were at church the other day and I guess Dumbo was with us. I told Josh he couldn't talk to him while he was at primary, with the other kids. I talked to his teacher later. It turned out that one of the kids thought that Josh was calling him a bad name and kept telling the teacher on Josh.
I am trying to tell Josh that Dumbo is not real, Josh says he knows and that he is using his imagination. I told him that the rest of us can't see Dumbo, but as long as he knows that, I am fine with his friend. Dumbo is no longer allowed to come to church with us. I never had an imaginary friend. I'm not quite sure what to do with this. But I am glad that he is using his imagination!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
The berry place gives you milk jugs with the tops cut off and a belt to hold it at your waist and a pickin'
you go. We went with the Gilday's and there girls were so sweet. Poor Tyler was in the stroller. Emily helped Holly find the good ones and throw out the not so ripe ones. Brianna (here with Holly) was eager to help too. We will definitely go again, we got 2 pounds of blueberry's for $2.50!
Friday, July 17, 2009
They have different bugs here than we were used to in the northeast. I took this video to try to catch the sound of some weird bugs, they get really loud, then it sounds like someone turns them off and there sound is winding down. I also tried to capture some lighting bugs. There just little blinks of light now and then, hopefully you can see them. My kids call the lighting bugs Tinkerbell bugs. Enjoy!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
ARRRRRGHH!! I'm a DINO!
Like I said I am a person of habit. After we go walking in the mall the kids get to play at the play structure. I think it is the only reason they are so good and stay in the stroller as I do my two miles. I used to try to jog some parts of it, but I got reprised by the mall cop. YOU LAY DOWN THE LAW! (Josh is totally posing.)
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
(P.S. this picture doesn't do it justice)
The first day we went Josh was so excited that he was very distracted and I don't think that he paid much attention. After we talked a bit about listening to the teacher and playing afterwards, he did much better. Here he is on the second day. Practicing floating on his back. He can now almost get his whole head in the water and blow out air out of his mouth. He is having a great time!
Holly has a different version of swim lessons. She is the watch and learn type. Her she is holding the handle to get in. She likes pools, but prefers the warmer ones. When she does get in she wants me to hold her the whole time. Which is fine. Her favorite part is when the playtime starts and she can wear the ducky floaty. All in due time, mom!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
They had some long cabinets that they put all their canned goods in. I would slide a stool over and stand or kneel on it and rearrange the canned goods. I would put all the fruit together peaches with peaches and pineapple with pineapple. Then move on to vegetables and organized them, soups etc. Yes, I know a weird thing to entertain a small child, but I loved it. I used to think that I was a grocer.
Now, it makes me happy after I do our monthly shopping and I am able to replenish our food storage (our church feels it is important to be prepared spiritual, physical, financially. So part of that, is having food in case of natural of financial disasters. And no, we don't get kicked out if we don't have it, Uncle Terry:D) So this may look like a mess in my kids bedroom closet, but to me it is a little bit of happiness. Not only do I feel a bit more prepared, but I feel like a kid again as I orderly put things away. I know pathetic and a little compulsive, but that's a bit of me!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I am a person of habit. I like doing things on certain days. I do all my household chores on assigned days. Certain things with the kids we do on certain days. Wednesday has been our library day. Today the library lady did alot more songs and tried a couple of new ones on the group. Josh picked this up a little faster than Holls. She was just excited to stand by the teacher. Earlier during the reading part. Holly decieded she was going to sit with the girls. She doesn't know any of them, but that didn't make a difference. She just picked out which one WAS going to be her best gal pal and kept trying to squeeze in to get a seat by her. (Holly is the one in jeans and white t-shirt with the messy pony tail. Josh is in the Hawaiian shirt. Sorry I can't figure out how to rotate the video).
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Now most of us think to do something fun with your kids you might have to fork out a little money. One of the brilliant moms brought old ice cream and yogurt containers. My kids used these in place of water guns (which I had left at home). They filled them up and dumped them on each other, the pavement and those around them ( not always a happy thing). But Josh and Holly didn't stop there. They decided to use them as hats. Then they turned them into seats and lastly they put them on their feet and started walking around with them as shoes. I wonder if they could be the next style of clogs or crocks. You know the world is always looking for some way to reuse things!
Josh got s Knight costume for his birthday and dresses up in it almost everyday. I think Holly is getting tired of being the princess. She wants to be the Knight too!
Well not only is it hard to get the helmet on right, but her little legs have the sheath is barely off the floor. So not only is it hard to see her sword to get it, but the sword isn't pulled out of the sheath very easily. Maybe she should stick to being the damsel in distress. (NEVER tell her that she thinks she can do everything, and anything all by herself, who am I to pop her bubble and confidence)