Monday, November 30, 2009

Martin Quote

Calvin: Willa's hands taste gross!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Mommy Fashion 101

I am sorry for this post, I had not intended to post it as you see it. Then I had intended to delete it, but felt that I should leave it up for a day to let the people who commented get my return comments. Then I never did get around to actually deleting it, just like I never got around to cleaning out the basement, or responding to the PTA emails.

So now, I feel like it should be a permanent part of my blog. There is nothing wrong with the post, except that it doesn't make sense because I'm no where close to a fashionable person. I get excited when I find a brand name shirt at the thrift store that fits. The original idea behind the post was to express the irony of a mother of five trying to look good for others before 9am when her mornings are devoted to preparing others for their day. I had to get out that early and look better than the standard sweatshirt and jammie bottoms because I was visiting teaching.

In other words, I just felt like I didn't convey myself truthfully. And besides, I try to make this blog more about my family, than about me, which is of course what I'm all about. That said, enjoy...

What to wear when you have to get out.

1. Headband to cover the unwashed hair.

2. Chunky, funky red glasses to hide the tired eyes.

3. Jacket to make jeans and a tee-shirt look like more than jeans and a tee-shirt.

4. Black tee-shirt. Slimming.

5. A pony tail keeps unwashed hair gathered and hidden.

6. Jewelry draws the eye upward, away from the flubby tummy.

7. Cute children--the best accessory!
Nobody will be looking at your tired, unwashed, flubby self if your children are this adorable.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Martin Quote

[While playing a family question game...]

Mommy [to Calvin]: What does daddy like to do at work?

Calvin: Play mech-a-warrior (a computer game usually pronounced Mech Warrior).

Mommy: What doesn't daddy like about work?

Calvin: Not playing mech-a-warrior.

Note: Just to set the record straight, while David does play Mech Warrior at home he does not have it on his computer at work.

Martin Quote

David [to Lisa, just home after work]: I saw the coolest thing today [pause for dramatic effect] an Automatic Chicken Coop Opener.

Note: Oh yes, he did continue to explain the amazing workings of said contraption.
I need to install Mech Warrior on his work computer.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Good News, Bad News

Willa has reached 9 months old. Because it is the point where she has been outside of me as long as she had been inside of me I like to use the 9 month mark to do a self inventory of my body and over all state of being.

So at this point I am...

Good News:
Loosing weight.

Bad News:
Loosing hair.

I wonder how much the two are related.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Curled up with a good book.

Peeking in on my boy at night. I found his BioChemistry Book opened up to this page.

Dreaming of the Standard Genetic Code.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Truth, Justice, and Bedtime

Oh, he is so cute, I can barely breath!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

O Pioneers

On a cold and snowy day, Emma gathered her siblings and circled the wagons.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Our Dirty Little Church Secret

We look good above the pew, but below...

Our shoes have holes...

They are a bit tattered...

The dingy white socks don't match the dark pants...

Niether do the red ones...

It's a Dance

One step forward: Dishes done.

Two steps back.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Orange you glad?

We painted our front entry orange. Bright, happy "Lucky Chance" orange. It makes for a great Halloween pictures backdrop.

Carving the Jack o'Lantern.

After the church Halloween Party.

With Me too.

Halloween Night

Outside before setting off.
Our neighbor Haily joined us, as did our friend Reed and his aodrabe boy, Calvin's friend, Jensen (he would not hold still for a picture).
It was a cold night.

Willa went out dressed as a pink marshmallow.

After trick or treating we go down to the basement, dump out all the candy and eat and eat until the movie, Monster House is over.

It's so scary that my kids can't concentrate on eating the candy.

Halloween Make Out

I was trying to take a picture of my crazy Halloween hair when David got in the way.