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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Not to bring politics into the mix....

But, I actually had people at work make these statements today:

1. Obama is a Muslim and that they are afraid that he will take away Christianity
2. Obama does not say the pledge
3. Obama takes the oath on the Qua ran
4. Obama was put through college by family friends in Iraq
5. Obama's grandmother was Black, but no one else in his family is

And then they continued on to say that they just wish people would educate themselves about him before deciding to vote for him and not McCain.

Seriously? Seriously.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Guess What...

I had a flat tire on Friday. Go figure!


We have a rule in our house that the girls are allowed to buy ice cream at school on Fridays and only Fridays. The girls know this rule and understand the rule. Well, I checked their lunch account on-line Thursday night after they went to bed. Chandler has apparently decided that everyday should be ice cream day and bought it every day for the past two weeks. The real kick in the pants is that she asks Chris every morning on the way to school which day of the week it is and on Fridays she cheers that it is ice cream day. What? Scamming us at six years old???

So, Friday after school I sat Chandler down and pulled up the account on the computer.

Me: Chan, do you know what this is that we're looking at?
Chan: No.
Me: It's your lunch account. Mama can look at it from home.
Chan: *complete look of shock, horror and fear* Oh. I think I know what this is about.
Me: You do? What is it then?
Chan: *monotone voice* I've been buying ice cream every day when I'm not supposed to.
Me: That's right. So now you can't get ice cream until after Thanksgiving break and we'll check your account together every week and if you don't follow directions, you will need to pay me for all of the extra ice creams that you've bought. Do you understand that?
Chan: Yes.
Me: Do you have anything that you would like to say for yourself?
Chan: I can't help it. I love the ice cream so much.

I hope that this is not the beginning of a serious addiction. :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Weekend Accomplishments

1. I was in bed at 9:15 Friday night! :)
2. I finally was able to visit my dear friend Melinda, her husband Patrick and their new baby James. He's not even 6lbs yet! It was wonderful to see them and a delight to hold such a tiny baby again.
3. I helped Christy Beth and Drew figure out which items are really just a racket on the Babies R Us registry list. Quite a few of them are, I must say! I mean, really, what is the difference between stroller toys, high chair toys and just regular toys??? The girls went with me and were fairly well behaved...which is always a bonus.
4. I took Quinn to the grocery store this morning. It was fantastic - he slept the WHOLE time!
5. I completed all of the insurance paperwork that I had to do.
6. I listed our treadmill on Craig's List...and have gotten a bigillion emails about it.
7. Chris made a terrific bratwurst meal tonight. I love bratwurst.
8. I am slowly but surely working on grad school assignments.
9. And, I have completed about 8 loads of laundry.

Woohoo! All in all, a successful weekend!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Chris: Did you know that salt is a rock?
Chandler: Yes, I did know that because I tasted a rock once and it tasted just like salt.
*adult laughter*
Chandler: What? I didn't bite it, I just sucked on it a little bit.

Need I say more?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Yay for the weekend!

While I was at class today my mom came and got the girls so that they can have several sleepover parties at her house for their fall break. They won't be back until Tuesday. Chris and I are hoping to get a lot accomplished in their room while they are desperately needs to be organized, organized, organized! I also have big plans of getting some of my grad school work done. Hopefully Quinn will be in the mood to be a good baby for us. :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Quinn's First Book

I'm not really sure if he enjoys reading or eating the book better!

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Pictures

Can't I Make it Through a Weekend Unscathed???

Last night, after dinner, Chris and I were talking about how the weekend wasn't nearly as productive as we had hoped, but that we were doing better than we had in the past couple of weeks. And then we went to bed and the bottom fell out. No sooner had we laid our heads down on the pillow, and Chan walked in complaining that her tummy hurt. So I said, "Well come climb in and I'll rub your back." She started walking over to the bed and moaned weakly, "I'm gonna frow up." And she started walking back to the door to run down to their bathroom. At this point I am trying to hop out of bed, Chris is throwing back the covers, and I'm telling her to just go in our bathroom, but she's disoriented, etc. so Chris picked her up to carry her into our bathroom and she didn't quite make it - vomit on the bedroom floor, the bathroom floor, and then all over the toilet area. So, I emailed in sick today, and slept with Chan in the spare bedroom - she threw up 11 times...all over her bathroom, all over the spare was not a fun night. I took her to the doctor this morning and she has a stomach virus. The doctor came in the room and said "Chan, I hear that you have been vomiting and that you have a fever." Chan said, "And frowing up, too." :) We slept the afternoon away.

Chris came home with Casey and Quinn. By 6pm Chris was throwing up and is now in bed with Chan while I am trying to maintain somewhat of a normal evening for Casey and Quinn. I really, really hope that it doesn't spread to the rest of us. Big sigh. It is never dull in our house.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The B word...

Chandler (very seriously) told us tonight that someone at school said a *VERY* bad word. It was the "B" word. She would not repeat it, but she could spell it. B-U-T-T