Monday, March 30, 2009

Sayonara sweet Saturn!


Oh I am so sad. I feel like little bits of my life get sold off like so much yard sale junk. Just before children, we sold Kirk's truck that we dated and fell in love in over the course of 3 months. Then we sold the replacement, a big white 70's suburban that could haul a horse on its bumper. NOW we are selling my only brand new car I've ever (or possibly will ever) have. I'm glad to be doing it but just a little nostaligic. I wish I were Iron Man, who is not the least bit nostalgic, even when changing out his own heart...Anyways, just wanted to give my friends a heads up about my cool little car.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Daisy-sitting



We had the oppurtunity to dog sit for Brian and Sue Anderson. It was so nice to have a pet in the house after a month without our Phebe. Daisy stayed with us for three days. After an initial morning of (I think) missing Sue, Daisy was as excited to be with the kids and the kids were to have her. We didn't have a stroller for her, so we did the next best (boy) thing: DUMPTRUCK!
The kids (and mom and dad) had a blast playing tug of war and fetch and giving her snacks after school. Hope to do it again soon.


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Monday, March 23, 2009

Maddie Science

My girls were outside with Maddie and Phelan. Lyssa poked her head in the door and said "we're teaching Maddie about science." As Kirk and I pondered the possibilities (Here Maddie, "plop" this is gravity, and drop a lemon on her head. Here Maddie, plop, this is velocity; Here Maddie, plop,this is a force in motion when it hits a solid object.) We peeked outside and sure enough they had lemons on the experiment table. But they were dissecting and teaching her about sections and sourness and pulp and seeds. So it was less science and more horticulture. They love playing together and Maddie learns so much!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Desitination Imagination


The girls had a great time at DI. No awards but they got great comments on the hard work done by just the two of them. Their pond was a hit and snakes were unique for the day. I'm proud they stuck it out and worked til the end. Go Naomi! Go Caitlyn!

Turning the BIG FOUR OH at Disneyland


Had a great time at Disneyland with my sister Halicia. We played Connect four in line and shopped and lounged by the lake at lunch. What a different place without knee-huggers and whiners (did I say that out loud?)!! I loved my birthday button and tons of people (not just cast members) wishing Happy Birthday. Everybody should do this at least once in their life.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Christmas spirits



Just a little late, still trying to figure out how to do picture posts. I'm so techno challenged, I'd go without rather than be irritated by the computer not doing the simplest commands to post pictures. Mostly I just want to see if I can do this.

I just watched Eagle Eye and it gives me pause, how much do I want on this computer network anyways...

Phelan's "boy" time



I love to watch this budding soldier find different ways to play with his little green men. He's gone from Pirates to Pokemon to sports. His latest is soldier bowling! His face is nearly camoflaged with dappled sunlight. April is Tball season, we'll see how that goes. The first time I pitched him a ball he hit it with his bat. Saturday, 7th and Wednesday the 18th he'll be all Dad's responsibility. Should be lots of fun. Updates and survival stats to be announced...