Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A night with the cops

Around midnight Eric comes in the bedroom, wakes me up while grabbing the 30.30 and loading it says "there is someone in our backyard, stay down." HOLY CRAP!

Eric was in the hot tub about 10 minutes prior to coming into the bedroom, when he felt he needed to get out and go inside. He had barely gotten dressed when he then heard noises outside the family room. He looked out the front window to see red and blue flashing lights. That is when he came and got the 30.30. He called 911 and told them that someone was in our back yard. Apparently the guy had stolen a car, rolled into a ditch, hit another car, hit a pole, and sped into our cul-da-sac. The car was trashed... every window blown outm tires shredded, glass everywhere. They caught the guy two blocks away. Apparently he had hopped our fence.

The funny part... the bumper sticker of the stolen car said... "I am a princess, who the hell are you?"

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Anna Turns 7

Anna had a great 7th birthday. However, she is currently counting down the months until she gets baptized. It is really all she talks about. I am excited for her.

Anyway for her birthday, I was invited into her classroom for the morning. We got read and write and sing Happy Birthday. I brought cupcakes for the entire class. (One kid's cupcake fell on the cafetria floor - frosting side down, picked it up and ATE IT! - Gross!) I wonder what my kids do when I am not watching - although - I may not want to watch.

We had family come for cake and ice cream. We told her that part of her present was going to Seattle to see the Butterfly exhibit with Grandpa Paul and Grandma Sandi.

Happy Birthday Anna!

Taking Back the Garage!!!!!!!!!

Eric has finally had it. He couldn't even have the garage as his own space. So we built a shed. It is my shed for all my of craft stuff. Eric says that eventually we will put power and heat, but will wait until our house is clean. (Right!?!?!) We are grateful for Dave's and Curtis's help (Eric's dad). Eric DEFINITELY could not have done it without THEM!

Girls Attack Ethan

I feel so sorry for Ethan sometimes. We have so many girl cousins around and only Luke (Mark and Carissa's little handsome) to defend the cooties. Well, the girls did it one day and Ethan came out beautified. Cheeks, lipgloss, eyes, fingers and toes.

Trip to the Butterfly Exhibit in Seattle

Part of Anna's birthday present was going to the Butterfly Exhibit at the Pacific Science Center with Grandpa Paul and Grandma Sandi, Katie and Kimberly. Oh... I didn't expect to have this much fun. We arrived and Grandma and Grandpas house, picked them up on Saturday and headed up to Seattle. Grandma Sandi let the girls wear one of her pins for the day.

The girls didn't want to see anything until they saw the butterflies - not even all the disgusting bug exhibit (with live cocroches, snakes, and spiders) we saw to get there. Once we got inside, their eyes light up. They were incredible. After we were done Anna and Grandma Sandi put together a LARGE 3D grasshopper. (Apparently, grasshoppers are okay bugs).

We got to play 3D checks of which, I kicked everyone's butt. We got to learn about genetics, and play a type of plinko. We spent four and half hours there, before our hunger consumed us.

We ate very well, we played hard and we have memories forever.

Underwear Dust

This is too funny!

One evening a husband, thinking he was being funny, said to his wife 'Perhaps we should start washing your clothes in Slim Fast. Maybe it would take a few inches off of your butt!'

His wife was not amused, and decided that she simply couldn't let such a comment go unrewarded.

The next morning the husband took a pair of underwear out of his drawer. 'What the Hell is this??' he said to himself as a little 'dust' cloud appeared when he shook them out.

'April,' he hollered into the bathroom, 'why did you put talcum powder in my underwear?'

She replied ...'It's not talcum powder......It's 'Miracle Grow'

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Anna's Field Trip

I got to go with Anna on her field trip this year. We went to the Portland Zoo. There were so many chaperons that I only had three girls total. We found a tiger in the tree. We wondered how it got there, and how it was going to get down.