Saturday, February 27, 2010


We are going the Potato Patch tonight and Kaytlynn decided to get all dressed up...with GLITTER! Isn't she Dazzling?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Little House on the Prairie...

Most of you know that we watch a Little House on the Prairie almost every night. We own all of the seasons and it is a way for us to let down from the busy day together. We are on season 6 and Mary miscarried in one episode, in another episode a boy died of appendicitis because his Daddy wanted him to be "healed" without a doctor, a man's wife died in the next one, and the last one we watched, Ma was excited to see her parents after years of separation...and her mom died on the train ride.

It got so Delaney started crying on every episode, so we have switched for a while to Road to is a lot happier. I think it a cute show, but it doesn't compare to little house. Since we already call Delaney our little Emo child though (she LOVES sad songs, especially about death) we though it was time to take a breather.

I Miss My Family...

Ya know...I get to see my family WAYYY more often than the average person that is 35. I got to see them for a week at Christmas, and my parents have visited two times since then. I am grateful for getting to see them as often as I do, but sometimes I just want to whine. My sister has been sick for the past 3 months, with few reprieves, my nephew had his tonsils removed, and I couldn't be there...and I just plain flat out miss them...even the ones that aren't sick.

It is one of the things I hate about grow up, you move away, and you aren't there for each other and you don't see your family members grow up or grow old the way you did when you stayed near one another or even on the same land.

I know that its life. It is what it is. But sometimes, I just wish we could just press the pause button on life and just breath deeply.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Kaytlynn Thinks About my Age...

Todd and I were talking about something that happened with one of his customers. I told him that she must have been old...trying to excuse a computer mistake she had made.

Kaytlynn said "Mommy, you are not old are you? You have half of your life left."

I started laughing and she said what are you laughing about. I just told her that I was laughing about something that she would think was funny when she was 35.

She tried to smooth things over by saying "You aren't as old as Nana", "How old is she anyway".

I replied 65. "WOW...65...She was born 65 years ago...WOW!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Kaytlynn Wants to Be a Librarian...

So, it is 6:15 at night and Todd has brought the girls up to the school so that I can work late. I take a break and read Mo Willems pigeon books, Leonardo the Terrible Monster, and Elephant and Piggie's Today I Will Fly...If you don't know Mo Willems...go straight to your nearest library or bookstore and check him out. He is one of my most favorite children's book authors.

Anyway, I finish reading and go back to work. Kaytlynn says, I want to be a librarian one day. I said "Really?, Why?"

And Kaytlynn replied quite simply..."because you don't have to do anything".

I think she has been hanging out and listening to my co-workers too long.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

We Have New Pets...

Last week, I went to the mail box and saw a brown package inside. I couldn't imagine what was in there. After guessing, I got it inside and opened it, and there was a small test tube full of ants! I had forgotten all about the ants we sent off for SEVERAL weeks ago. They were crawling all over the place, which was kind of disturbing to watch, because there was no room they were having to crawl all over each other.

I placed the tube in the refrigerator so that the ants would go to sleep and set the timer for 10 minutes so that I wouldn't forget about them and freeze them. I got them out of the refrigerator and I'll be, if those ants weren't all curled up like balls looking deader than dead. I really thought that I had killed them all, but emptied them in the gel ant farm...30 minutes later, they were all moving and grooving.

The girls got home from AWANAS to see them and they thought that it was just too cool. Katlynn has especially enjoyed watching them. She has a favorite and she named him Fred.