Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The weekend of his life!

Poor Odin... the dog used to be the "only one." But as time passed, three little loud talking humans came into his life. He not only does not get the attention he once received, but he is constantly chased, runover, hair pulled and growled at (by Anika).

To the point, Odin had the weekend of his life. Chris' buddies- The Fords-- came to visit. Not only did the come to pay attention to the "humans" but also gave Odin much attention- enough for Odin to sleep for the next two days straight. Ford took to Odin. The hound got more attention and treats with Ford here. I think Odin would have loved to go home with them--- until he reached their house and realized, wait, they have FOUR humans who would chase, runover, and pull his hair..... :)

Now if you can see closely, Odin has a gross disgusting bone in his mouth that the Fords gave him--- Chris (Ford) choose to put that thing in his mouth when he was rough housing with Odin... I know-- gross!

It was great to see you guys and hopefully we'll make it up north SOMEDAY.... Not sure how we can leave Odin here after this weekend he had with you Chris.. he needs someone who will share bones with him and more importantly, share the bed. :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Another week goes by and we wonder what happened??

Where do we start with this funny farm??

There was a news flash for Amanda-- You are not 20 anymore. I seemed to do a number to my knee, although I do not really want to admit to it. However, the doc said it might not have been due to running, but constantly getting up and down with the kids. For those of you doctors out there, I supposedly have a partial tear to the medial meniscus. I am starting with physical therapy and trying to aviod the "other" fix. So, yeah, I guess I need to act my age.

Chris-- He's still thinking its summer and wears shorts to work as often as possible. He thinks he can make it till November. I don't think so, but now Kylie thinks she can do the same. How am I supposed to say no when her Dad comes out wearing them?

Kylie-- she has a fancy new carseat and VERY proud of it. Don't faint all of your, its PINK. She LOVES it and thinks she is sooooo cool now. We'll see how long that lasts. She also was very proud when she made dinner for the family the other night. Yes, it was edible. Sunday she went to the Fall fest they had at her preschool's church. She got to play games, walk in a parade, see a firetruck, and go "trunk or treating."

Shay (on the right)-- Loves her blankets and snuggling up with them, saying DADA all the time (ALL THE TIME), singing, blowing raspberries, NOT wearing her Halloween costume, chasing the cat, laughing at Kylie (althought I think she secretly laughs at Anika when she gets into trouble, and that is a lot recently), and stealing toys from her sister, Anika. Lastly and the most important update on Shay, according to Kylie, is DORA-- Shay LOVES DORA. Shay gets all excited, stops what she is doing, even eating, to watch Dora. Backpack and Map are Shay's current favorite characters.
Anika (on your left)-- loves to do everything she should not do! Chasing the cat and dog, pulling herself up in her crib and using the bumpers as a way to get higher and escape her crib (she has not done this, but you can tell its on her agenda), stealing toys from Shay and Kylie, screaming at 4 AM, growling, the tripod stance ontop of any toy or person, hanging upside down and just being Anika.

A Halloween Story

I am sure you all have seen a Christmas story--- and the famous scene of when the mom makes Ralphie put on the bunny costume. Well, today I think Shay had that same face-- "Do I have to wear this?"

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Kylie and the twins at their best!

This one was too good to not share.... Atleast in our opinion.. it should make you laugh.

Have a good start to the week...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Punky Brewster

I am not sure where this new stage came from, but now Kylie has to accessorize her outfits. For the past three days, she has to put EVERY single bow, barrette, headband, and bracelet on. Today, she had to wear her striped tights under her shorts. The girl has gone crazy! I am blaming school, cause lord knows, she doesn't get it from her mom or dad! HA!! Check out the photo below. This does not do justice to the outfit, but it gives you a glimpse of her new fashion. (And for those of you who grew up in the 80s, it certainly reminds me of Punky Brewster-- esp. you Bey! I think it was your 4th grade costume or something!)

This photo was Wednesday's attire... (and yes, that is a DORA shirt)

This photo is Thursday's attire... This is before we got the hair stuff out, so its a little "dressed down" for the part.

Monday, October 6, 2008

5 Year Old's First Job

I received this email from a good friend today and made me laugh out loud. Maybe it's because we spend so much time at Home Depot or doing home improvement projects, but this was just so good. Hope you can enjoy it as much as I did..... I promise to update the site with more "Donovan" doings. (The camera battery is dead and my photo taking has been put on hold-- atleast that is my excuse I am using.)

A 5 year old's first job...
Here's a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little 5-year-old girl and some construction workers that will make you believe that we all can make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time.

A young family moved into a house, next to a vacant lot. One day, a construction crew began to build a house on the empty lot. The young family's 5-year-old daughter naturally took an interest in the goings-on and spent much of each day observing the workers.

Eventually the construction crew, all of them 'gems-in-the-rough,' more or less, adopted her as a kind of project mascot. They chatted with her during coffee and lunch breaks and gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important.

At the end of the first week, they even presented her with a pay envelope containing ten dollars. The little girl took this home to her mother who suggested that she take her ten dollars 'pay' she'd received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

When the girl and her mom got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay check at such a young age. The little girl proudly replied, 'I worked last week with a real construction crew building the new house next door to us.'

'Oh my goodness gracious,' said the teller, 'and will you be working on the house again this week, too?' The little girl replied, 'I will, if those assholes at Home Depot ever deliver the fuckin' sheet rock.'

Kind of brings a tear to the eye - doesn't it?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The corral, cage, jail..

Some requests for pictures of the corral... here it is. This was about two weeks ago (maybe) and now the pillows are stacked one pillow higher (3 total) to keep the rugrats from escaping. We are in the process of trying to find another section of the corral. (originally bought it a garage sale for 10 bucks.. looking on ebay to add on to the sections, been outbid twice for 75 bucks.... DAMN!)