Tuesday, July 25, 2006

I got a fever, and the prescription is...


Actually, the kids had the fevers these past couple of days. Spud had it Sunday & Monday, and Noodle had it Monday & today. Poor kids. Luckily it only seems to be a fever. No vomitting or other problems. And I must say that I greatly prefer a sick 4 year old to a sick 19 month old. Noodle has probably slept or "rested" 80% of the time she's been ill, whereas Spud just stayed awake and whined and fussed.

As soon as I feel justified in spending money on unnecessary t-shirts, I'm going to order from these websites:
http://www.bustedtees.com/ and http://www.threadless.com/catalog

Here are a couple of my favorites from BustedTees

So, other than sick kids and house stuff, not too much has been going on. We have been shopping for furniture, which is quite fun when the kids are happy. I really am looking forward to having so much space to live in. The thought of all that room makes me giddy. We will be ready to close next week sometime, but I think the actual move-in date will be pushed back. The house M & S (the sellers of our future house) are buying won't be available until mid-August, so those people will be "renting" the house back for a couple of weeks after they close. I'm dying to get out of here, but a couple of extra weeks won't kill us.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Five Years

David & I have been married five years today! Though I am thinking that we have some sort of anniversary curse--last year we stayed home with two sick kids, and this year we both had uneasy stomachs, so we had to forego our dinner plans. We did end up going to see the new "Pirates of the Carribbean" movie, and that was a lot of fun. We'd originally thought to go have a little getaway without the kids, but it fell through for a variety of reasons.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Family Reunion

We had a family reunion for my mom's side last weekend at Bear Lake in Idaho. It was a lot of fun. We spent a whole day at the "beach" (okay, shore) and the kids had a blast. You had to go out a long ways before it was even waist deep, so all of the kids enjoyed the freedom that afforded. Noodle was too busy gallavanting around with cousins or on her own to be bothered posing for pictures, but here she is wandering about in the lake (she has the hat on).

And Spud had a great time splashing and mucking around in the shallows. He couldn't have been happier.

More house photos

Here are a few more pictures of the house--entryway, office & living room. We got the contract all signed, so now we just have to get the loan finalized. WHOO HOO!!!

Monday, July 17, 2006


We are buying this house!! I'm so excited! Close date is August 8th.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

busy busy

Well, I know I have a couple of readers, so I just wanted to let you know what I've been up to. They asked me to be a guest blogger over at Feminist Mormon Housewives (http://www.feministmormonhousewives.org), so that has taken up most of my blog time & energy this past week.

But here is what happens when you give a kid a cupcake:

And this is what happens when you can't lock that same kid out of the bathroom when his sister is in the tub:

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Jeremiah was a bullfrog...

Or rather, Spot (that's his nickname, his real name is Kermit) is an African Dwarf Frog. The newest species to join our family. Noodle's Pop-pop won him at the carnival for her today. So of course we had to go buy a little habitat & accesories for the "free" frog. And because I excessively worry about taking good care of all our animal companions, I'll probably have to go out and buy a little aerator for his habitat, too so he has abundant oxygen. But we didn't get that today, and I think he'll be fine. I might put Admiral Chubbs' aerator in there for a bit tomorrow.

In other news, while the kids were at the carnival, David and I went rollerblading for the first time in two years. It was a blast! The only injury was a large blister on David's no-arch foot. Poor guy. I'd forgotten how fun rollerblading is. And the river trail we went on was recently repaved and so it is just perfect for rollerblading. Very fun.

Then we went to the mall to continue our quest for the perfect bike trailer and ended up buying $$$ worth of Dead Sea salt nail/skin care products from this really cool Jewish guy named Eli. It's nice stuff, though, and isn't it always more fun to buy from people who are really cool? We think so.

AND David's best friend from high school and his wife welcomed a baby girl into their family this morning, which is really exciting. She was about 13 days early, 6 lb 7 oz and mother and baby are both doing great.

What more can you ask of a Saturday?