The Quote-

"Parenthood is why some animals eat their young"

-by Someone Really Smart

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sweet Kicks

When we went to the Monster Jam (see previous post), Kent and I forgot our camera in the car. So our friend, Charlotte, got all the pictures. She had sent me the previous pictures through email, but I just got all of the rest of the pictures from her the other day. So I had to post this picture, because Kent's bottom half was the best part of his outfit.
The best part about it was when we bought the shoes from Goodwill. We saw the shoes, and through sheer destiny, they were Kent's size. When we took them up to the cashier, she looked at them, and said in all seriousness, "Aren't these shoes great? If they were in my size, they would have already been gone." I tried not to offend her by laughing and asking if she was serious.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Okay, so this post is a little over-due.

About a month ago we went to the Monster Jam with our friends Charlotte and Jason and their boys, and we brought Braden along with us since we knew he'd love it as well. And yes, they loved it. I've never been to one of them, and I didn't realize how loud it was. Before intermission, all 4 boys just sat there quietly and watched. After, however, they were all dancing around yelling. Maybe it was the 10 oreos that all the boys ate (thanks, Carlie!).

But we didn't JUST go. That would be boring. We had to go in style. So Kent and I decided to hit up Goodwill- where all the hip people shop. And we picked out each other's outfit. So we look like awesome white trash. We actually had some people come up to us and ask to take our picture.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Love Story

So I downloaded Taylor Swift's "Love Story" song off of iTunes, and ever since Taylor has first heard it he's loved it. He calls it the "Juliet" song and always asks for it. Here he is rockin' out to it. Check out those sweet moves.

And I actually got Erik taking a few steps, too!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wanted: "Thunder Mug" Synonyms

I need to know some synonyms for "bathroom" and/or "toilet." I had been trying to think of a way to decorate our half bath downstairs (the one that everyone actually sees, but the last to get any hint of decoration), and one day it hit me: I'll use those vinyl words and do "toilet" and "bathroom" synonyms! Hopefully the finished product turns out like I see it in my head. Now I just need the words. Let me know what words you think I should include. And before anyone posts it in a comment, no, I'm not sure I have wit enough to do "crapper," though I haven't decided how uncouth I'll be. What do you think?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Fired Up

I'm a very attentive mother, I swear. I was at my friend Charlotte's house and she has one of those rockin' front-loading washers. Erik was playing quietly in the front room at the time. So while I'm standing there drooling over her washer and dryer, we hear Erik start screaming. I run over to see what happened, and he's sitting in front of the fireplace flapping his hand. Yes, you guessed it. He stuck his hand flat against the glass on the fireplace. Erik was obviously not too happy. So now he has fun blisters on his poor little hand. Second-degree burns, but nothing to worry about unless it gets infected. This picture is before the blisters looked too nasty.

So while I'm on the topic of washers, last week our washer started leaking. Unfortunately it was repairable. But I've decided that I want a new one. Kent doesn't understand why I want a new one when we have a perfectly good working one. However, I'm sure that if he was responsible for the laundry for a couple weeks he would understand. So even though our washer is working I'm still drooling over those front-loaders. My favorite? The GE Profile washer and dryer. It's ridiculously awesome and rocks my world. You can get the pedestals that give it a lift, but that's not the best part. The best part? You can get containers that go in the pedestals, fill them up with your detergent and fabric softener, and it dispenses it for you. Now I just have to convince Kent that the strain of pouring the detergent into the washer is detrimental to my health.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Solo Point

There's a secluded little piece of waterfront that is right next to some train tracks not too far from our house. Since the weather was nice today I took the boys over there to play around and try to get some pictures. Here are some of my favorites:

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