Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Sweets {#31days}


These two...

Have you heard that song by Katy Perry, Hot N Cold?

Well that's like these two, in a way...

Only it's that one's hot, the other's cold. One says yes and the other no (louder and many times). He's wrong and he's right. One goes up and the next one goes down.

It's exhausting really.

But then most of the time, they are the sweetest boys in the world. The best 2 big brothers that a little brother could ask for. Austin wants to do EVERYTHING that his big brothers do.

And, they let him (sometimes). Though, only a little.

Like, the boys said that Austin was fussy because he didn't want to play in the stroller. He wanted to play on the playground. Only, they wanted him to be safe so he needed to be in the swing.


Then, the boys wanted to play in the Army Jeep (we were at the Veterens' Park) and they needed Austin to be the trailer.


Not exactly what he had in mind...

But there are times when the bigger ones are acting all wild and crazy:



These are the times that I see that look in his eyes... When he is watching closely and learning about these things:


Now that he is walking...he knows. He knows that  he will be leaping and running and joining this wild life soon enough.

He's just giving mommy a break.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday's Duties {#31days}

There isn't much going on today excited a whole lot of getting this house just right. We have such a long list to get our home prepped for the market this Spring (which is why we started so early).

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The boys raked the front yard, while I got the mailbox repainted (and realized that the replacement numbers I got are too small..grrr...).

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Aren't they adorable!? Those rakes are the real deal just in kid-size. And, yes, they raked most of that pile themselves just so they could do this:




Man, I love these guys. Austin was napping while this was going on. So, he will just have to come out and play in the piles they made in the backyard.

Good times!

Next up: Staining the front door...again. Anyone know of a good UV protection stain? Also, The bushes are getting a trim. And the yard, too. Also, some sort of edging situation to the beds. Any cheap ideas on that, guys?

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Friday's Funny {#31days}

So, I promised a funny story yesterday...and that didn't happen exactly as planned. But, I hear that this story of mine did get told at a certain Bunco Party last night.

Clearly, everyone is well aware of this Ebola scare.. And, while we don't (yet) have a bunch of cases (only 8 at the moment...and I didn't even know it was that many. I thought it was, like, 2 or something) here in the US, hearing the news is just NOT FUN.

But it is funny (afterwards) for those that freak out in Target.

I'm in the checkout line at Target the other night. By myself. And, free to think whatever without the interruption of little voices. Y'all. Do you EVEN know how wonderful that is? Mamas know. Others? Not so sure they quite get it. Maybe one day. But, it is awesome.

Only my thoughts were interrupted by the conversation in front of me...

The cashier was asking where this girl was from because of the 1) non-Alabama accent and 2) the non-American accent. She says, "Sweeden. I'm here for school." The guy with her said he was showing her around. Now, why he would bring her to a Target in a suburb NORTH of Birmingham, I haven't the slightest idea... But, that's not the point.

Remember I said, I was by myself and free to think whatever. Yeah... This is what I started thinking:


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Yep.

I'm sure the security camera guys were laughing because my eyes got really big really fast.

All of a sudden I just started thinking, "Oh my gosh, when did she get here?" "How long has she been here?" "Did she fly through Dallas?" "Probably Atlanta." "Dumb airpot...wait...what about the people on the airplane??" "Where were they from?" "Did she touch anything that I could have touched?" "Stupid Target!" "Stupid Ebola." "I'm never watching the news again!"

Yes, I went insane...for about an hour.

I sanitized my hands as soon as I got to the van. Because we all know that hand-sanitizer cures everything, dork.

I got home and washed my hands about 80x and ran to Jason, who was on the phone with his Dad. Sweet.

He took one look at me and my "I just saw death" face and as, "What's the matter with you? Are you ok?"

I say, "E. E. E. Ebola! How do you get it?!" He rolls his eyes and hands me the phone, "Here. Talk to my Dad."

Y'all. This was my greatest moment.

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Maybe this is why I need these little people in my life...to keep me from actually going completely insane.

Oh, dear.

Where's the wine? Is it 5 o'clock yet?

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Making Up Thursday - Zoo {#31days}

I was almost going to title this just Thursday until I realized that these pictures were from Wednesday. And, then that clued me into the fact that Tuesday's post actually had pictures from Wednesday, too. Oh, dear... So much for being uber-organized, right? Oh, well.

Also, so much for having my 2.5 hour time frame to work with. Austin is starting to wake up and I still have to get dinner started. Maybe we will just do leftovers or order pizza tonight. I don't know. But, there will be a post for Friday today. It will be later, but still today. And I think I may even share a rather hilarious story. It will show my insane side. Oh, wait, you've already seen that side. Well, it's pretty funny. You'll see.

Anyway, here are some pics of our zoo fun from Wednesday, not Thursday. I know the grandparents will enjoy these. Austin is looking more and more like a big boy!



You can totally see the two birds on the lower right hand corner saying, "Look at that guy. Poor, Fred, thinks he can fly." And the other one in the way back, "Simmer down, Fred. This is a no-fly zone." No? The boys thought it was funny. This is our new thing now at the zoo...to make the animals "talk." Haha - good times!
 




Love this guy. Alex is pretty awesome, too. Kidding... Alex has been the poster child for "Torrential Threes" lately...
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Tuesday - Like "Old Times" {#31days}

Y'all we have like the best friends. Ever since our sad decision of leaving our amazing school to homeschool preschool (to save some money for a new house...), we have had to work at keeping in touch with everyone. It has been great in some ways; chaotic in others. But, these friends have just been absolutely amazing and just so supportive of our decision. (And, yes, I know I can see some of y'all rolling your eyes.. it's just preschool, I know. But, it is what it is for us.)

Last year around this time, Andrew's class had a Community Helpers Assembly. Well, this year, I was planning on just doing a fire safety day or something here at home. Until I got a phone call...

After a few conversations and some emails, Amanda got us invited to join what would have been Andrew's class AND what would have been Alex's class for their Fire Safety Day! How cool is that?! See? We have some awesome people in our lives!

 


FYI - This guy? Not a fan of the fireman crawling on the ground... But, I am glad they do this to show kids to NOT be afraid of the ones who are coming to save us.  




Afterwards, we said our miss yous, thank yous and goodbyes to our friends (and, in my head, wondering why on earth we left such a great place...but knowing the answer just the same)

Such a great day!! Thanks for having us!!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mondays are for Playing {#31days}


Isn't that the prettiest morning view!? It is a gorgeous fall day that has hints of a storm headed this way.  Hopefully the storm will decide to do it's thing BEFORE dark. I don't do night time storms...

We have been doing quite a bit of playing today! We got all of school stuff out of the way, but ended it with some Halloween shows we found on YouTube. The rest of the day has been like this:






Do you see that little yellow object in Austin's hand above? He was so proud of himself for finding that little dragon. He walked over to show it to me. I asked, "Do you have a tiny dragon?" He said, "Ya!" with a big smile behind that binky. So cute!

While we were playing, we got on the subject of Halloween (their costumes are already purchased...).

Andrew: Mama, Party City said that they have millions of options in time for Halloween.
Me: I already bought your costumes. Remember?
Andrew: Oh, well...did you get them at Party City?
Me: No, I got them at Costco a few weeks ago. Why?
Andrew: They have Halloween for less. Maybe you should go there next time.

Seriously? Seriously.

Stupid channels with commercials. This is why we typically stick to PBS... I asked Andrew how he knew this and he said it was a commercial after Team Umizoomi. Then Alex chimes in with the, "Yeah, and I saw a toy that has a smasher truck and a swinger ball that crashed down buildings. I need that."

Thanks, marketing people. I'm sure you are most pleased. However, nope. Costco's costumes were $14.99 each - and they came with all the stuff and MUSCLES. Ohhh. Awesome. And, your dump truck smasher thing (also, why does it have to burp?)? It will be destroyed in a few days play because toy companies no longer make quality toys. So, sorry. You lose.

There's my marketing/consumerism rant for today. ;)

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