Sunday, June 15, 2008

Yes, we're still here!

Indeed it's true, we're still here. It's been about 3 weeks since the last post. Here's yet another recap...

Sam entertained himself while I was taking a shower. Just as I was getting ready to open the shower door, Nate came running in saying, "Mom, hurry, come see what Sam did!" I went to the kitchen and saw Sam sitting at the table with his usual. [he thoroughly enjoys getting the egg carton, bbq sauce, ketchup, and salsa out of the fridge to line them all up on the table.] He threw his hands up into the air and gives a big smile. He was so proud of his accomplishment. Everything got put back into the fridge and this time I tie the fridge shut. I go and take a shower, get out to dry off and here comes Nate again, "uumm, Mom, there's a mess now." In to the kitchen I go to find this. In his defense, he did get the towel to clean up his mess. [I've taught them well and he knows it's in his best interest to at least attempt to clean up his mess before Mom comes.] But seriously, does he really not know how expensive 18 of these are nowadays? Why don't you choose something that doesn't cost a lot of money, like water, little boy?

I caught a glimpse of heaven; isn't this what it's like? Aaahhh, 3 sleeping boys!

Sam has learned how to redeem himself. I suppose we can't be too mad at him because he's still so darn cute! Why else would we keep ski boots in the closet for?

Better Batter Baseball is the new favorite at our house. Nate got it for his birthday and it is getting well used. [You step on the red circle at home plate and the little cage automatically lifts up the next ball for you to bat.]

Zeke isn't our little baby anymore. It's a sad fact of life. Our little boy is 7 1/2 months old now. He rolls around anywhere he needs to get and can slither backwards. I went to get him out of bed yesterday and caught him on his hands and knees rocking back and forth. Oh come, that's means trouble is right around the corner.

Sam is ready to be potty trained, even if that means he takes matters into his own hands. He obviously knows something that we don't. Shortly after his 2nd birthday, he decided that whenever he needed to pee, he would take off his diaper and run to the bathroom. He is now a proud member of the "let's pee on the rocks when we're outside" club. If Mommy would just get on the ball and encourage him a little more (i.e. be ready and willing to clean up accidents) he could possibly be potty trained in the next month or so. We'll see!

3 weeks down, 2 more to go. I am more than 1/2 way done with my first summer session. I currently have 100% in my English class. It's not nearly as bad as I predicted, but ask me when the next session starts and I have to be AT school at 7 am. [I'm NOT a morning person at all. The world couldn't possibly have a reason to be awake sooner than 8.... those of you who have seen me before 9 am know that I'm a grouchy, stinky mess and let's be honest, you know it wasn't because I wanted to be awake.]

(Perhaps only Becca will find this humorous) Our potato masher, memory card, and cellphone are all outback next to the couch. Wait, scratch that, the potato masher has been located. The memory card and cellphone are next to the couch outback. Any of you wondering, the couch is at the bottom of the pool. Still can't see it? Go back outside and check again and don't come in until you find it. hahaha [it's what we'd tell the kids when the adults were playing cards and wanted the kids to get lost] Are you lost or confused? Good, take 99 North and get off at Shaw, then make a left. Guarantee you'll find it on Shaw, everything is just off Shaw!

Call me Zebra Woman! I was babysitting for my friend and lost the cell phone. It was somewhere between her house and mine, but not quite sure exactly where. We went a few days and without much luck in finding it, we went and got a new one. The boys think it's the coolest thing (besides Braxton wearing a baseball hat and listening to an MP3 player- that's for you HB) that we have a "zebra" phone.

The Razr cellphone has been located. It was by the couch, just happened that it was a different couch at a different house. The memory card has yet to be found and is still next to our couch outback.

The car is fixed and has new tires. The tires hardly had any tread left and we're better safe than sorry. We bought them at Costco and love them. [E says that it feels like it's gliding because of them being filled with nitrogen.] Anybody wondering what happened with the car when it was broken a little while back, you'll need to ask E about that! That's his story to tell. Let's just say that whenever you need to take wheels off for anything, it's a good idea to make sure you put them back on and tighten all the lug nuts.

E's bike has a flat tire. Yah, that's right- you fix one thing and something else has to give. It just happened that the thing that gave happened to be his back tire on the ride home, 1/2 block from his work. I thought that him pushing his bike home was funny, have you seen him carry a bike home?


Wacky, Wild Wisor Style said...

Did you find Sierra's dress up shoe yet - you know the one from when she was three? The last time I saw it she was out back by the couch. I suppose it doesn't matter now, we threw the other one away. I AM missing a bunch of my spoons though. Take a look for me, would you?

I'm so happy that you guys are finally at least content in Arizona. We loved it there! Texas is awesome too though :)Congratulations on surviving school and on your that even how you spell it?? See, that's why I'm not in school.

I would pay five bucks to see Efren pushing a bike home. Way more funny than fish water!

Wacky, Wild Wisor Style said...

Hey, I forgot to add, if you love the zebra, there is the CUTEST chair on under accent chairs. I was comtemplating getting it, but, let's face it, I have too many already. Don't hold me to that though :)

Lisa said...

What is it with the eggs???!!! They are SO HARD to clean up, too! My 22 month old has a HEY DAY with them every chance he gets! Glad to see it's just not him. Sorry to see you have the same messes to clean up that I do. BTW, I have no idea who you are, I just got your link from my Sister in law's blog. I also have four boys.