Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
The second way Katie has impacted my life, again very profoundly, is her knowledge of towel hanging. I love the way she tied a ribbon around the towels at her home. So, I finally did my own and love the difference this little ribbon and hand towel on top makes. It is the little things that make a difference.
She puts her arms out wide, blocks doorways and says "say open season" to pass by (Ashtons password)
"I want a tookie" (cookie). I said- "No Tera, they will make you sick." She will make you sick. She comes back a few minutes later, looks longingly at the cookies and says "tookies will not make me sick mom."
She doesn't just say no- she says no way!!
That she asks to listen to "daddys song" in the car "When you say nothing at all"
When I tuck her in she grabs on to my arm and says "Don't weave yet Mom." It works everytime!
We were listening to Little Mermaid in the car and I started singing along. Tera looked at me and said "You don't sing mom- Ariel sings okay?" Apparently I wasn't doing too good!!
Friday, March 14, 2008
Acura MDX Thompson
Purchased: March 6th, 2008 at 1:10 pm
Curb weight: 4420 lbs.
Welcome with love by: Matt, Kyra, Ashton and Tera
I am loving our new car! It has been a long wait! She had her first bath yesterday. We just think she is the cutest little car ever. Unfortunately, she does take the expensive gas and the MPG isn't what we expected, but such is parenthood!
Is it common for people to be very opinionated about how the dishwasher should be loaded? In our family it is. It stems from my Grandpa Scrimsher. He has firm beliefs that the bowls should all be facing the center of the dishwasher. My mom acquired some interesting techniques herself. She feels that the glasses should be alternated from plastic to glass so that the glass doesn't bump against another breakable glass and cause it to break. She also thinks that anything over the size of a plate should be washed by hand. Pots and pans in the dishwasher is a sin in her home. My dad feels strongly that all silverware should be pointed up. I have no opinions on dishwasher loading techniques because I decided this was one area I could be laid back in and not take on the anal dishwasher tactics. I put the plates and bowls haphazardly in the dishwasher, my silverware is scattered everywhere and I even throw in pots and pans whenever there is sufficient space.(I know, I live on the wild side) However, I married Matt who also has strong opinions on dishwasher loading- I do not know why because he never unloads the dishwasher. But, often times I will catch him taking out dishes I have put in the dishwasher and reloading them in just the right way. It seems that Ashton, at the young age of four, has already been influenced by the dishwasher gene. Yesterday I had him load his silverware in the dishwasher for the first time, because I felt he was old enough. He took his spoon and looked at the rows of silverware in the dishwasher and said "why are there forks in the spoon aisle?" Then he proceeded to take the forks out and place them in their "proper place" and put his spoon amongst the other ones in the now declared "spoon aisle." What have we done!
Monday, March 10, 2008
B- Best Friend - Matt, Ashley and Hannah- friends since childhood
C- Cake or Pie - Pie
D- Day of Choice - Friday
E- Essential Item - vacuum
F- Favorite Color - Purple and sage green
G- Gummi Worms or Bears - Bears
H- Hometown - Redding, Ca
I- Indulgences - doughnuts, baths and good books
J- January or July - July
K- Kids - Ashton and Tera
L- Life is incomplete without - family and friends
M- Marriage Date - September 28, 2002
N- Number of siblings- 2 sisters and a brother
O- Oranges or Apples - Clementine oranges
P- Phobias or fears - Spiders, jumping creatures, scary people
Q- Quote - "A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your successes."
Thats just my favorite for the moment- it changes by the hour...
R- Reason to Smile - Sleeping in, clean house, Matt doing his "honey-do list": kids laughing together.
S- Season - Spring
T- Tags - Whoever wants to :)
U- Unknown fact about me - I love washing dishes with a new sponge.
W- Worst Habit - Burping when I yawn- I know gross, but I cannot help it!
X- X-ray or Ultrasound- Ultra sound
Y- Your favorite food - Chinese, Italian, Mexican- maybe everything!
Z- Zodiac - Gemini
Happy Birthday Trevor!! Mylittle brother is not so little anymore. A big 22~ and is engaged as of a few days ago to a girl I have never met- Sandra, I am sure she is wonderful!! I think she is beautiful!
Just wanted to post some pictures of him growing up. Part of me will always picture him as the chubby little white haired smiley boy that we would talk into playing dress up with us (by telling him that lip gloss gave him super powers.) I think my sister Tera and I also got him to eat dirt and a stink bug at one point in time. I am a very good sister!!
Last random comment- We just saw the movie "Jumper" it wasn't that great- but I thought the actor looked like my brother. Not the black male, the other one--- don't you see the similarities?