1. A phone call from my sister Christie with delightful news.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
It's not even snowy here, just rainy, but I think Blythe blood still runs through me.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
When we used to live on the other side of Charlotte, our favorite place to eat was Panda's Den. You can tell that it is a local favorite because it is always full when you walk in. BUT you never have to wait for a seat, and you never have to wait long for your food. The waiters speed walk through each of their tasks. Honestly. Also, when you order a soda, when you need a refill, they bring out a two liter bottle and fill your cup up. Have you ever seen that at a restaurant before? I haven't. I don't know why, but it kind of tickles me. Makes it our special, quirky local diner. Or made it. Before we moved across the city :o(
The kids and I were on our old stomping grounds last Friday so we treated ourselves to lunch there. I wouldn't normally take the three kids out to a sit-down restaurant by myself, but I knew it would be fast enough and the owners are very nice. We got two orders of their sesame chicken lunch special, (at $4.95 each) and had enough delicious food left over to take home to Chad. Oh, and I timed how long it took from when we ordered until when we got our food, and it was three minutes! I am sure they just continually make the sesame chicken because if you look around, that is what everyone there is eating! I really miss this place!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
B. Now let's say you are five years old. You are at home, not school, because you woke your parents up at 6 am and told them you felt like you needed to throw up. They took you very seriously because your little brother spent the night before last leaning over their big red bowl. You have not thrown up a single time today, but you have played Lego Star Wars on the Wii approximately 12 times. Four day weekend, woohoo!
Person B drops their Wii remote on their foot and screams in agony. That really can hurt, can't it? A hurt foot in addition to a "hurt" tummy. All this after missing out on the joys learning! Person B runs in to the computer room to cry to Person A about it.
Person B wakes up the baby being held by Person A. The baby is now wide awake and wants a change of scenery. He won't even go in his exersaucer! Person A hasn't even had a chance to blog yet! Poor Person A.
I say it's a tie. What a sad sad world we live in.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
"Is this Rilla-my-Rilla?" he asked in a low tone.
"Yeth," said Rilla, and immediately wished she could throw herself headlong down the lighthouse rock or otherwise vanish from a jeering world.
Rilla had lisped in early childhood; but she had grown out of it. Only on occasions of stress and strain did the tendency re-assert itself. She hadn't lisped for a year; and now at this very moment, when she was so especially desirous of appearing grown up and sophisticated, she must go and lisp like a baby! It was too mortifying; she felt as if tears were going to come into her eyes; the next minute she would be–blubbering–yes, just blubbering–she wished Kenneth would go away–she wished he had never come. The party was spoiled. Everything had turned to dust and ashes.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I babysat one of Colin's friends (she calls him her "boyfriend." He has no idea what that means)the other day. She is 5 like him, but her birthday was too late for her to start kindergarten this year. She got a little bored while at my house. I went up to the playroom to find this.........
And I thought "Oh, it's so sweet to have girls in the house!" No guns or swords, just a few animal friends breaking bread together.
Speaking of Colin's friends, since we moved into our house, Colin has slowly been making friends with the girl next door, who is also 5. They are finally to the "Can Colin come out to play?" stage. Both are oldest children, slightly bossy, and pretty good-natured, so it works out really well. They don't seem to ever grow tired of each other. I looked out my back window recently to see this....
Choppin' on clementines and marshmallows (provided by the young gentleman), lookin' like they are a young couple in love, when in actuality they are still innocently unaware of any such notions. I couldn't stop looking out that window and chuckling at them.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
As I said in my last post, my mom and dad came to town. You have probably noticed the posts have been scanty because of it. Pretty good excuse, right?
My mom left my house today to spend her last couple of days in Charlotte with Levi and Audra, so I pulled my memory card out of my camera to see what pictures I had taken of their visit, and found out that I was just as bad about taking pictures as I was about blogging. For some reason, I always forget to use my camera while my parents are here, when all other times it's strap is around my neck each and every day. Capturing happiness! Magnifying the beauty in my life! Every single moment!
In a way, it is probably a good sign - I was not so consumed with capturing moments on my camera that I forgot to truly enjoy them. However, I do want to document important moments, like say.....
Pictures fail here. Some moments just can't be captured or magnified.
It was a wonderful visit.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
My mom, dad, and brother Bryce flew in on New Years. Last Saturday I took my mom and dad around to look at a bunch of houses. They are going to move here after my dad retires (probably about 18 months) and wanted to see if there were any houses hot enough to buy right now. They are looking for one with a master bedroom downstairs so it is easy to cover everything that is out there. They found one they really like, but I don't know if it was a good enough deal for them to act on. It is ten minutes from my house, close to the lake, and in a neighborhood that we almost bought in, so obviously I am all for the house. I really like looking at houses, but it makes me covet other houses, even though I LOVE mine. That's how greedy I am.
I am potty training Gabe and it is not going well. I had no idea how easy Colin was. You know I don't have favorites, sweet boy, but sorry - Colin totally rocked you in this area. Do I sound mean? Well, that is probably because I just cleaned up a poo-poo-in-underwear mess.
Colin and Chad are back in school and work and I am surprised how much I already miss them.
And not just because Chad cleans a lot and helps with the potty-training.
Although I do admit that has something to do with it.
*Edited to add
I found out that mom and dad went and looked at the house again yesterday. Don't take my statements as any indication of where they stand on it. I really don't want to speak for them.